Ellis again showed her willingness to adapt as she paired Alex Morgan and Amy Rodriguez up top.
In truth, the French were missing key components in their defense as Captain Renard and Georges were both out injured. Still, as the French make a case for being the team to beat in the World Cup they played poorly in the first half.
However the Americans still needed the brilliance that is Hop Solo to stop a penalty as U.S Meghan Klingenberg made a rash move in defense. This squashed all hopes of a french come back.
The American showed control, patience and maintained steady possession throughout the match as they improve their match play going forth towards the Worlds.
Germany exacted revenge on the Swedes as the secured 3rd place beating the Swedes 2-1. The Germans scored in the 3rd (Mittag) and 52nd (Popp) minute before Sweden's Sofia Jakobsson scored her 4th of the tournament. She ended the Tournament as leading scorer.
5th place: Japan 2-0 Iceland
7th place: Brazil 4-1 Switzerland
9th place: Norway 5-2 Denmark
11th place: Portugal 3-3 [pen] China PR
2015 Cyprus Women's Cup Final Standings