US Enters As Rare Underdog In World Cup Semifinal
The U.S. Women's National Team faces a tough test against Germany, the top ranked team in the world.By Matt Moreno | June 30, 2015
The U.S. Women's National Team is guaranteed at least two more games this World Cup — but the team will be playing for either the elusive World Cup trophy or third place.
It's been 16 long years since the U.S. Women have brought home the trophy, and Germany on Tuesday night could be the biggest opponent in their way. The U.S. goes into the game as rare underdogs.
Tuesday's matchup pits FIFA's first and second ranked teams against each other, one with the best offense and the other with the best defense. The high-flying, high-scoring German offense owns 20 goals in this tournament while the U.S.'s stingy defense has given up just one.