For the first time since 1999, all eyes in the soccer watching world are on the USA women's soccer team, as they have advanced to the final of the World Cup for the first time since they hosted the tournament 12 years ago. They finished in third place in both the 2003 and 2007 World Cups, but their gutty performances have guided them to the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup final against Japan. The pressure is on, as the United States have never finished a World Cup with a loss, finishing in first or third place in every Women's World Cup. Here's the schedule, time, and venue information for the game.
United States vs. Japan, 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup Final
Time: 2:45 P.M. ET, 8:45 P.M. local
Venue: Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany
We'll have information on where you can watch this game online and on television in a bit. During the game, we'll be updating this StoryStream frequently as well as tweeting @SBNationLIVE, so give that account a follow on twitter.
For all of our coverage of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup semifinals and how the two teams got to the final, give our Sweden vs. Japan and USA vs. France StoryStreams a read. For all of our previous coverage of the tournament, check out our 2011 Women's World Cup section. For more on the final, bookmark this StoryStream. We'll have updates in the build-up to the game. You can catch the game on Sunday at 2:45 P.M. ET on ESPN. We'll have more information on the schedule of events and where to watch as the game approaches.