PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Women’s World Cup final was a back and forth affair, but the U.S. team couldn’t keep it together to take the win.

When the U.S. team scored, the crowd erupted, but the two teams ended up tying, played overtime, and then penalty kicks.

It was a lively crowd at the Plough and Stars in Old City that watched the game.

Frank from Wilmington has been following the team for over a year.

“It was a disappointment and it’s too bad that they couldn’t finish their chances in the regular run of play, and going down to penalty kicks, it’s always a random event.”

Brent from Old City couldn’t agree more.

“It’s sad when you see the U.S. lose. You know, obviously you make it that far and then it gets to this point, and then sudden death decides the entire game, so it’s sort of a sad ending.”

Chris, who just started watching the women’s team in the World Cup, said he wished the outcome had been different.

“We’re a little disappointed, I think, I wish we made a couple penalty shots there but we didn’t so we lost the game.”

The Americans blew three penalty shots to lose the Cup. Japan won, becoming the first Asian nation to win the World Cup.

Reported by Kim Glovas, KYW Newsradio

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