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Late goal lifts U.S. women into soccer semifinals

August 15, 2008

SHANGHAI, China (AP) -- Natasha Kai headed in an extra time goal, giving the defending champion United States a spot in the Olympic women's soccer semifinal with a 2-1 victory over Canada.

Angela Hucles gave the Americans a 12th-minute lead with a goal from in close at Shanghai's Olympic Stadium on Friday.

But Christine Sinclair countered in the 30th for Canada with a powerful 22-meter shot.

The game was suspended for one hour and 40 minutes during the first half because of lightning.

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