SportsPulse: the USA UU They will face the Netherlands in the final of the World Cup and, as Nancy Armor explains, Americans should have no problem crushing this Cinderella story.
The party you've been waiting for all week is finally here. The USWNT is a game away from being crowned World Cup champion.
Everything is reduced on Sunday morning, when the United States will face the Netherlands in the final of the World Cup. The USWNT defeated England 2-1 on Tuesday, thanks to goals from Alex Morgan and Christen Press, as well as the stellar game in Alyssa Naeher's goal, for his third consecutive appearance in the finals. The team is looking to win its second consecutive title in the World Cup and fourth overall.
Holland enters the game after a 1-0 overtime victory against Sweden on Wednesday. On their way to their first appearance in the finals, the Dutch also defeated Japan and Italy in the elimination rounds. Before the European championship of 2009, the Dutch had never qualified for a major tournament and are only playing in their second World Cup.
Here you have everything you need to know for the historical match.
Alex Morgan celebrated after scoring a goal against England. (Photo: Richard Martin, Presse Sports-USA Today Sports)
How to look
WHEN: 11am. ET Sunday, July 7
WHERE: Stade de Lyon in Lyon, France
TV: Fox. The pre-match transmission begins at 10 a.m. ET.
LIVE STREAM:Fox Sports Go
PREDICTIONS:Who are the experts choosing?
The United States and the Netherlands have played each other only eight times, with their last showdown in 2016. UU They have all but one of those games, the first one in 1991.
USWNT star Megan Rapinoe, who has scored five goals in this World Cup, did not play on Tuesday due to a sprained thigh but is expected to play on Sunday. Rose Lavelle said she will also be ready to play.
The United States has an advantage in scoring, adding 24 goals in tournaments so far, while the Netherlands has 11. Both teams have allowed only three goals.
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