USWNT clinches spot in knockout rounds with 3-0 win over Chile

PARIS, FRANCE: Julie Ertz celebrates with teammates after scoring her team's second goal during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group F match between USA and Chile at Parc des Princes on June 16, 2019 (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

The U.S. Women's National Team has advanced to the knockout rounds of the 2019 Women's World Cup following their 3-0 win over Chile.

The U.S. will play Sweden on Thursday to determine who will top Group F. Both teams currently have six points after two games, but the U.S. sits atop the group on goal difference.

Sunday's scoreline wasn't as lopsided for the Americans as their first group game against Thailand, but they controlled the game and never relinquished the lead after Carli Lloyd put them up 1-0 in the 11th minute.

With that goal, Lloyd became the first player to score in six straight Women's World Cup games.

Julie Ertz then doubled the team's lead with a near post header from a corner, and Lloyd scored her second of the game later in the first half.

Lloyd had a chance to complete her hat trick in the second half when a VAR review led to the Americans being awarded a spot kick, but she put her penalty kick wide.

The U.S. had a number of good chances to extend their lead in the second half, but Chile goalkeeper Christiane Endler made a number of good saves to keep the American's from adding more goals.