USA VS. JAPAN
So, tomorrow Japan plays the U.S. in the finals of the Women’s World Cup. Despite the fact that they’re playing the match here in Vancouver, Akemi refuses to go watch it live – not because she doesn’t care but because she cares too damn much! I fear that, if we do go and Japan loses, […]
Nothing about Japan’s game, in theory, is about the individual. Their whole philosophy is about passing, controlling and even scoring by committee. That’s what makes the brilliance of Aya Miyama so hard to notice. She is not a outspoken leader or a media magnet like Abby Wambach or as internationally recognized as Alex Morgan. Show More Summary
The United States go into Sunday's World Cup final as hot favourites to beat Japan, with Jill Ellis' side considered in pole position after beating the best team in the world, Germany, in the semi-finals. The Americans are currentlyShow More Summary
A quick look at who has the edge in Sunday's Women's World Cup final:
England were back in action at the Women’s World Cup on Saturday night, when the Lionesses took on Germany in the third placed playoff. England lost their semifinal to Japan in dramatic and painful circumstances, via a 93rd minute own goal. Show More Summary
The 24-team tournament in Canada also demonstrated the stark contrast between soccer’s haves, like Germany, and its have-nots, like Ivory Coast.
Although there are some who would deny both United States and Japan have been the best two teams at this World Cup—supporters of France, Germany and England may argue that—there’s no doubt that since these two illustrious women’s football...Show More Summary
The very definition of anticlimax. Will England rise above its heartbreaking loss and clinch a medal? Happening simultaneously is the Copa America Final. No offense to any Argentineans reading this, but Chi-Chi-Chi, le-le-le!
The England-born Ellis, while enduring widespread criticism, has constructed a stubborn defense and has been unafraid to bench established players or shift the alignment of the Women’s World Cup finalist.
How do you explain scoring a 92nd minute own goal that knocks your own team out of the World Cup at the semi-final stage? England defender Laura Bassett has talked about the own goal that saw Japan beat England in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday night. Show More Summary
After suffering a pair of rough losses in the semi-final round of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, Germany and England will square off in the third-place game at 4 p.m. ET (9 p.m. BST). Germany, which entered the tournament as the No. Show More Summary
If there was any doubt over the appetite for soccer and the Women’s World Cup this summer, the ratings for Wednesday’s Japan-England match should settle the matter. Despite the United States not being involved and the game being on Fox...Show More Summary
The final of the 2015 Copa America is set to be played in Santiago on Saturday evening, with hosts Chile playing World Cup finalists Argentina. Chile finished top of their group with two wins and a draw, before progressing past holders...Show More Summary
The United States and Japan have been the two dominant forces in women's football in the last four years, with an Olympic title and World Cup win to their names, respectively. But the latest and most significant chapter in their burgeoning...Show More Summary
Sometimes the narrative plays out better than even the most fanciful Hollywood scriptwriter could dream up. Such is the case for the U.S. national team's road to the Women's World Cup final against Japan on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET We had a quest. Show More Summary
The Women’s World Cup final takes centre stage on Sunday, as the United States and Japan battle it out in Vancouver in a repeat of 2011’s epic final. Four years ago, Japan emerged victorious on penalties following a 2-2 stalemate after...Show More Summary
Mario Gotze scored the winning goal for Germany in the 2014 World Cup final, so he is unlikely to ever top that career highlight. Still, throwing out the first pitch at a Dodgers game is pretty cool. Gotze had that honour before Friday's...Show More Summary
England defender Laura Bassett talks at length to the BBC about coming to terms with her own goal which knocked the Lionesses out of the World Cup.
The U.S. women's soccer team heads into World Cup finals showdown with long-term rival Japan