Carli Lloyd scored twice to help the United States defeat Chile 3-0 at Parc de Princes in Paris on Sunday to advance to the knockout round of the Women's World Cup.
The U.S. will play Sweden (2-0-0, six points) at Le Havre, France, on Thursday to decide the Group F winner.
With the U.S. up 3-0 in the 81st minute, Lloyd put a penalty kick left of the goal that would have made her the first woman with two World Cup hat tricks.
The U.S. had seven lineup changes from its 13-0 rout of Thailand in the tournament opener on Tuesday, including the insertion of Lloyd to a starting role, and didn't miss a beat. Alex Morgan, who scored five goals vs. Thailand, did not play.
It was 3-0 at the half on Lloyd's goals and another by Julie Ertz.
Lloyd gave the U.S. the 1-0 lead in the 11th minute to set a record by scoring in her sixth straight World Cup match. She had an 18-yard half-volley after Becky Sauerbrunn sent a deep service that was poorly cleared by Chile's Su Helen Galaz.
Ertz's first career World Cup goal made it 2-0 in the 26th minute thanks to a corner kick by Tierna Davidson, 20, the youngest U.S. World Cup starter since Tiffany Roberts in 1995.
The headed ball went off the hands off Christiane Endler, the former University of South Florida goalkeeper who plays for Paris St. Germain.
Lloyd tripled the advantage in the 35th minute on a headed ball from Davidson's corner.
Lloyd has 113 goals, 10 of them coming in World Cup matches to rank third on the all-time U.S. list behind Abby Wambach (14) and Michelle Akers (12).
Endler kept Chile (0-2-0, zero points) close with several outstanding saves, including two on Christen Press, in the first 20 minutes off the second half. Endler also made a kick save on Press in the 74th among her six saves.
Chile did not have a shot on Alyssa Naeher.
--Field Level Media