It’s win or go home Sunday night (July 5) as the U.S. takes on the defending champions, Japan, in the finals of The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup!
The game will take place at BC Place, in Vancouver, British Columbia and is a rematch of the 2011 finals, which Japan won on penalty kicks.
For those who want to watch, here is everything you need to know, including game time, free live streaming options, a match-up preview and predictions.
Time: 7 P.M. (EST) on Fox.
The service is free, but you will need to sign in using a participating cable provider.
You can also stream for free using the BBC iPlayer.
Preview & Predictions: This will be the third meeting between the U.S. and Japan, with each team having one win: following their 2011 loss the U.S. beat Japan in the 2012 Olympics.
For the U.S., this is all about redemption after that ’11 loss, where they fell short on penalty kicks- and they just might get it thanks to the nearly flawless play of goalie Hope Solo.
Solo helped the U.S. beat Germany in the semis, 2-0, which means she has not allowed a goal in a staggering 513 minutes and has 13 saves.
However, Japan is a formidable team that knows what it takes to win, so the U.S. needs to take them seriously.
Japan held on to beat England 2-1 to get to these finals and will attack early, so the U.S. must counter to avoid a penalty kick situation.
I think Solo will have another remarkable performance and the U.S will win for the first time since ’99: U.S. 3-0
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