The U.S. cruises into the WWC quarters

Updated: July 11, 2011, 1:47 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

SINSHEIM, Germany -- With the U.S. forwards misfiring, it was left to the American midfield to show them how to finish.

The Americans cruised to a 3-0 victory over Colombia courtesy of three goals from midfielders, and in the process clinched their passage to the knockout stages of the 2011 Women's World Cup. Heather O'Reilly staked the U.S. to an early lead, and substitute Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd added goals in the second half.

As for forwards Abby Wambach ...

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