The leading ladies of American athletics right now are cruising through the world stages to take the crown soccer jewel home. The reigning champions are carrying our country as the most successful nation in Women's World Cup history and are storming to the top once again.
Both England and the USA finished first in their groupings (D and F, respectively), but England is running on the momentum of two consecutive shootouts. They beat Cameroon in the Round of 16 and Norway in the Quarterfinals each 3-0. The USWNT has allowed a single goal each against Spain in the Round of 16 and France in the Quarterfinals, both victories 2-1.
The U.S. Women's National Team faces England on Tuesday, July 2 at 3 p.m. ET on FOX.
HOW TO WATCH THE 2019 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: USA vs. ENGLAND
Who: USA vs. England
When: Tuesday, July 2
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Where: Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu, Lyon, France
TV Channel: FOX
Stream Online: Watch the World Cup on fuboTV
- Looking ahead: The winner of this semifinal will play the victor of the Netherlands vs Sweden. The Netherlands beat Italy 2-0 while Sweden beat Germany 2-1 in the Quarterfinals.
- One step away: England has never reached the World Cup final. Phil Neville could possibly become royalty with at least one more victory — definitely two.
USA vs England, Tues. 7/2, 3 p.m. ET (FOX)
The Netherlands vs Chile, Wed. 7/3, 3 p.m. ET (FS1)
MORE SOCCER NEWS:
As teams around the world prepare for the start of Champions League play, the Premier League continues to ramp up play.
Here are the latest updates from the Premier League:
Everton: Marco Silva said midfielder André Gomes was unable to practice due to a rib injury he sustained in week four. Gomes' status is uncertain for the near future.
Chelsea: 21-year-old forward Tammy Abraham scores a hat trick in Chelsea's 5-2 win over Wolves. Abraham has established himself as Chelsea's top forward, as he has now scored 7 goals on 11 shots over the past three games.
Norwich City: An extensive injury report could not stop the Canaries against Manchester City, as striker Teemu Pukki tallied a goal and an assist. Norwich City now finds itself with two wins and three losses after the historic 3-2 victory over the reigning Premier League champions.
Tottenham Hotspur: Forward Son Heung-min scored twice as the Spurs scorched Crystal Palace for four goals in the first half, blanking Crystal Palace the rest of the way. The well-balanced offensive attack saw six different Tottenham players contribute at least one point.
Liverpool: Midfielder Roberto Firmino impresses off the bench with a late assist to forward Mohamed Salah as Liverpool pulls off the comeback win against Newcastle United.
Coming out of an international break for World Cup qualifying, there is plenty of news and notes coming out of the Premier League.
Here's the latest news coming from across the pond:
Tottenham Hotspur: Midfielder Giovani Lo Celso has been ruled out for at least six weeks with a groin injury he sustained during the international break while playing for Argentina. He originally played down the incident, insisting it was just a precautionary measure. The Real Betis midfielder, who's on a season-long loan to Spurs will now be out until at least the end of October, according to a team statement
Tottenham Hotspur: A bit of good news from Hotspur Way as 17-year-old striker Troy Parrott has been making waves all summer on the Republic of Ireland's U-23 side. He provided a last-minute assist in a preseason win over Juventus. With Lo Celso's injury, Parrott could soon emerge as a substitute option for Spurs.
Newcastle United: F Andy Carroll was involved with first-team training as he prepares to return from ankle surgery. Barring any setbacks, it shouldn't be more than a month before he's able to return to the pitch. "Andy, we'll have to still be patient," said manager Steve Bruce. "However, for the first time, he joined in with the group to a degree. He only took part in half of the session, non-contact, but it's good to see him out kicking a ball again. I always knew that it would be towards the end of this month, and halfway through the next month."
Source: NBC Sports Rotoworld