U.S. advances to quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup

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Stade Auguste-Delaune, France (WMTV) -- The U.S. Women's National Soccer team is marching on in the FIFA World Cup.

Forward Megan Rapinoe scored two goals from the penalty spot to beat Spain 2-1 in the Round of 16 match on Monday.

Rapinoe opened the scoring in the 7th minute after Tobin Heath was fouled in the penalty box. Rapinoe blasted home the American's first goal.

Just minutes later, a defensive mistake by Becky Sauerbrunn lead to Spain's lone goal. Jenni Hermoso capitalized on the blunder in the 9th minute, tying the game at 1-1.

The Yanks broke the deadlock in the second half. Former UW Badger Rose Lavelle was fouled in the box. The referee took a long, hard look at the play and VAR confirmed it was indeed a foul.

Rapinoe stepped up again and confidently put the ball in the back of the net, putting the U.S. up 2-1 in the 76th minute.

The U.S. will now play against host nation France on Friday. The game is at 2 p.m. on Fox.