The U.S. team is on its way to the Women's World Cup Final, attempting to win its first title since 1999.

One of the big reasons for the Americans' success has been their goalkeeper, Hope Solo.

The U.S. defeated France despite 27 shots by France. Solo had seven saves.

The Yanks did a better job of converting on their opportunities, and received goals from Lauren Cheney, Amy Wambach, and Alex Morgan, in the 3-1 victory on Wednesday.

Here's a look at Solo, and the U.S. team in pictures, as they defeated Brazil and France to advance to the Final in Frankfurt.