The winner will move on to Sunday's championship game to take on either the Netherlands or Sweden. The loser will play in the third-place game on Saturday. No team has ever reached the Women's World Cup final three straight times. After losing the final in penalty kicks and winning the final both games against Japan , the United States can become the first team to reach that mark with a win over the Lionesses on Tuesday.
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USA money line you need to be all over Tuesday, all from an expert who created a model that's returned a 2, percent profit on bookmakers' closing odds. Here's USA's starting lineup After scoring four goals in the past two games, Megan Rapinoe is on the bench for the semifinal against England.
Soccer has not provided an explanation for her benching.
But what we do know is that before the match, every player whether they were starting or on the bench was seen warming up -- except Rapinoe.
The first conceded goal came against Spain on a boneheaded play in the round of 16 and the second came against France in the quarterfinals when the team was already up in the final 10 minutes. The goal allowed against Spain was the only time the U.
Thanks to some weak competition in the first games and some versatility that has led to a mixture of different lineups, every position player has seen playing time. The U. No win was more important and impressive than the one that came against France in the quarters. After jumping out to a lead, the U.
The Americans showed discipline to hold on, limit mistakes and earn their most impressive win of the tournament.
It edged an over-matched Scottish team, barely defeated a below-average Argentine side and beat Japan despite getting outplayed by the Nadeshiko.
Fast-forward to the knockout stage and it's been a different story for the Lionesses.
A win over Cameroon in the round of 16 saw England lead at the break to all but end the game, and then it dominated an underrated Norwegian team in the quarterfinal with precise passing and countless chances.
England hasn't conceded in minutes -- not since the opening match of the Women's World Cup.
Here's how they looked in the win over Norway. Three top scorers will take center stage Four players at the Women's World Cup have a tournament-high five goals here's the full Golden Boot leaderboard , and three of those players will be featured in this clash.
Morgan had five goals in the first game against Thailand. Rapinoe is the hottest scorer in the tournament with four goals in her last two games. White has scored in the last three games, with four of her five goals coming over that span.
It's a battle of top attacking talent, and while nothing is more important than getting the win, it also could be a huge turning point in the Golden Boot race. England seems to think it has the world's best player Who is the world's best player?
Could it be Rapinoe? The year-old Lyon defender, who played at college soccer at North Carolina and also has played professionally for Everton, Liverpool and Manchester City, is one of the most complete defenders in the world. Strong in the air and terrific at timing her tackles, she is also quite the scorer, all things considered.
She's got eight goals for the national team and 21 more in her young career on the club level. Neville spoke about Bronze after England's win over Norway, giving her the highest of praise. I've said it once, I've said it three times.
There's no player like her in the world. There's no player that's got her athleticism, her quality. I'm very lucky.
I played full-back, but never, never, ever to that level she plays at. She's the best player in the world. Tobin Heath found the equalizer in the 67th, and though the score was even, the game was far from it.
Here's a look at the game: Spygate scandal in the Women's World Cup? This means that the winner of the Tuesday's match won't need to travel anywhere for Sunday -- but the winning team may need to move into a different hotel.
The United States is two wins away from a repeat and we're talking about hotels.