USA Soccer Looks For Gold In Two Games As Women’s Team Goes For World Cup Title, Men’s Team Go For Gold Cup
By USSoccer.com // July 7, 2019
fifth appearance in a FIFA Women’s World Cup Final for the USA
WATCH: The U.S. Women’s National Team will compete for the biggest prize in women’s soccer when it takes on the Netherlands in the championship game of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Sunday, July 7 at Stade de Lyon in the French capital of women’s soccer.
(USSoccer.com) – The U.S. Women’s National Team will compete for the biggest prize in women’s soccer when it takes on the Netherlands in the championship game of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Sunday, July 7 at Stade de Lyon in the French capital of women’s soccer.
This will be the fifth appearance in a FIFA Women’s World Cup Final for the USA, which is the first and only nation to win it on three occasions: 1991, 1999 and 2015.
It will also mark a record third straight finals appearance for the U.S. after the team defeated Japan in an epic finals rematch in Canada 2015, four years after falling short in a shootout against Japan at the 2011 edition.
The USA earned its way into the 2019 final by blazing through its group in record fashion beating Thailand (13-0), Chile (3-0) and semifinalists Sweden (2-0) before combining tremendous skill, savvy and will to meet increasingly tough challenges from rising power Spain (2-1) in the Round of 16, World Cup host France (2-1) in the Quarterfinal and No. 3 ranked England (2-1) in an epic Semifinal showdown.
The Netherlands meanwhile also won its group going 3-0-0 against New Zealand (1-0), Cameroon (3-1) and Canada (2-1) before knocking off 2015 finalists Japan (2-1) in the Round of 16, Italy (2-0) in the Quarterfinal and Sweden (1-0 AET) in the Semifinal.
The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup final against the 2017 European champions Netherlands will be broadcast live on FOX and Telemundo at 11 a.m. ET.
In Chicago, the U.S. Men’s National Team enters a tournament-record 11th Gold Cup Final when they face regional rival Mexico on Sunday, July 7 at sold-out Soldier Field in Chicago.
Coverage of USA-Mexico begins at 9 p.m. ET on FS1, Univision, UDN and the Futbol de Primera Radio Networks.
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