Women’s soccer World Cup final live score: USA 5- 2 Japan
GOOOOOOOOOAL! USA 5-2 Japan (great goal by Heath 53 min)
It is one of the best goals of the tournament indeed.
Did the US just concede from an aerial ball against the much smaller Japanese team, who are weak on set-pieces? Yup, they did. Did they just run up the pitch and score straight away? Yup, they did. Itâ€™s a wicked, inswinging corner that Japan fail to clear. Brian gets it at the far post, pops the ball back to Heath, who slides the ball home from eight yards out. wonderful performance from USA eves indeed.
GOOOOOAL! USA 4-2 Japan (surprize gift, Johnston og 52 min)
Being a great friend USA is gifting a few goals to its long time ally.
Which idiot said Japan had no chance? Johnston, who has been slack in the air this game, goes up to defend a free-kick and flicks the ball past her own keeper.
Half time update and score: USA 4-1Japan. miserable performance by Japan thus far
GOOOOOOOOAL! USA 4-1 Japan (Ogimi)
Finally one goal for Japan. They have made three attempts at goal till now. USA are now playing the ball out of the area with crisp, short passes. They can afford too. Or maybe not. Ogimi gets the ball around 10 yards out, and has plenty of time to turn and shoot past Solo. Told you the comeback started here.
GOOOOOOOAL! 4-0 Japan (Lloyd)
It is nothing short of carnage. Why Japan are playing like an incohrent side. USA has clearly stolen a powerful initiative.
What a goal! Kaihori is way out of her goal, and Lloyd roughly located in Wyoming, sees her off her line and shoots from inside her own half. Kaihori slips as she runs back and the ball sails into the set. Me oh my!
GOOOOOOAL! USA 3-0 Japan (Holiday 13 min)
TThis seems to be disgustin. A club level performance by Japan
Hope Solo looks visibly shocked as she is asked to touch the ball. Itâ€™s an easy one too, which she takes with ease. USA havenâ€™t conceded two goals all tournament, theyâ€™d need to have a horrible game to do so in the next 75 minutes Make that three goals they need to concede! The ball deflects up on the edge of the area and Holiday thrashes a volley past Kaihori.
GOOOOOOOOAL! USA 2-0 Japan (Lloyd again 5 minutes)
Hey guys what Japan
is doing. USA having it so easy here. Lloyd again! Rubbish defending again! Holiday plays the ball in short from a free-kick into the near post. Johnston flicks it on, it deflects off a Japanses defender and Lloys is there to snaffle it up.
GOOOOOOAL! USA 1-0 Japan (Lloyd 3min)
USA seems to be on an offensive from word go.
Rapinoe takes their first of the final and THEY SCORE! No wonder Ellis looked so relaxed. Itâ€™s a simple goal: Rapinoe plays it short into the area and Lloyd runs in to finish. Simple.
When USA and Japan soccer teams faced each other in the final of the FIFA Womenâ€™s World Cup 20121, no one thought that Japan will beat the US in finals. While the US was among the best soccer sides in the world, Japan was not and team US was favorite to win the title.
Peopleâ€™s expectations were not misplaced. Both the teams had faced each other as many as 31 times. But out of so many matches, women from Japan could win merely two matches. So the team and the fans were actually justified in believing that the team will win the tournament final rather easily.
But things seem to have changed a lot since then. Japanâ€™s women soccer team seems to have come on its own. It is now among the biggest forces in women soccer world and its wins are no longer surprises. The team seems to have done the best thus far as it has won all the six matches in the tournament without much of trouble.
Despite being sure of her teamâ€™s win in the final match, the US defensive midfielder Rumi Utsugi did says, â€œOne thing that’s different from 2011 is that Japan now has the experience and the sorrow of losing in the Olympic final against USAâ€¦I’m so excited to face them in the final. All 11 [USA] players on the pitch have the mood, aura and awareness that they can make something happen. They know in their heart that they are special, and at this kind of tournament that can lead them to a good result.”
Now their rivalry is pretty old and their encounter is going to bring many more spectators than even US vs Germany match. Both the teams will try to avenge huge losses. While US will try to avenge 2011 World Cup final loss, Japan will try to take revenge for the loss in 2012 Olympic Games in London. Team USA won gold when they defeated Japan 2-1 in the final.
Japan defender Saki Kumagai while talking about the match says, â€œIt’s a revenge match for both sidesâ€¦Compared to four years ago or even two years ago all our team members have grown. It will be a game where all of us will show how we have developed our skills.â€
USA vs Japan FIFA Womens World Cup 2015 final is the biggest test for the US women’s soccer team years, will USWNT show its mettle tonight?
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When:Â July 5, 2015
Where:Â BC Palace Stadium, Vancouver, CA
Kick-off:Â 7 p.m. EST
TV:Â FOX, Telemundo