Klingenberg saves Team USA with amazing goal-line header

BY foxsports • June 12, 2015

Meghan Klingenberg played the hero for the U.S. women’s national team Friday night in Winnipeg.

Team USA and Sweden were locked in a scoreless tie in their group-stage match at the Women’s World Cup when Caroline Seger sent a strike toward the U.S. net. The shot beat keeper Hope Solo, but it couldn’t get past Klingenberg, who headed the ball off the crossbar and out of harm’s way.

[click here to see one angle of Klingenberg's amazing header, and click here for another]

Even more impressive: At 5-foot-2, Klingenberg is the shortest player on the U.S. roster.

The match ended in a 0-0 draw, bringing the USWNT’s World Cup record to 1-0-1. It closes out its group-stage slate Tuesday against Nigeria.

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