Was it the deciding moment of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer tournament? Many U.S. fans would argue it was. Seated here at Ketchum’s Lefty’s Bar & Grill on Tuesday, July 2 and cheering the crucial blocked penalty shot by U.S. women’s national team goalie Alyssa Naeher are local U.S. fans, from left, Josh Johnson, Laura Barnhardt and Janis Blaugher. Action took place during the 2-1 U.S. semi-final victory over England—the 49th game of the 52-game, 24-team, month-long tournament in France. Alex Morgan’s go-ahead goal in the 31st minute of the tightly-played semi-final was the game-winning tally. The favored Americans went on to capture their fourth World Cup championship, and second straight, by a 2-0 margin over the Netherlands on Sunday, July 7.
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