Hope Solo delivers more magic for U.S.

Updated: July 13, 2011, 4:30 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | ESPN.com

MONCHENGLADBACH, Germany -- By Hope Solo's standards, it was a mixed night. Most other keepers would have considered it a good one.

Solo has unquestionably been the best stopper at the Women's World Cup, and that was once again evidenced -- mostly -- Wednesday when the U.S. beat an impressive France 3-1 in a chilly, misty semifinal in Monchengladbach.

There were no penalty saves, and Solo, like her teammates, saw her performance dip a little following Sunday's dramatic, ...

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