The United States is 90 minutes away from the World Cup. They are 90 minutes away from a record third title. They are 90 minutes away from revenge for their heartbreaking penalty kicks loss to Japan in the final four years ago.
This is arguably the biggest match the U.S. has ever played. Their claim to be the best team in the world is on the line, while a win makes them the greatest team in the history of women's soccer.
There is also the matter of the Americans' rivalry with Japan. The two teams met in the 2011 World Cup final, but Japan came back from two deficits to win in penalty kicks and leave the U.S. heartbroken. The following year, the U.S. beat Japan in the Olympics Gold Medal Match, good for a bit of revenge, but the World Cup is the holy grail. The Americans want to get back at the Japanese on the biggest stage, and now they have that chance.
Fox is going all-in on this one. As has been the case all tournament, J.P. Dellacamera, Tony DiCicco and Cat Whitehill will call the match, but it is the pre-game that stands out as they go with two hours of coverage leading into the match. There is also a 30-minute post-game sow. That is two hours of pre-game, followed by two hours for the match and then the post-game show for four hours of World Cup final coverage, all on the Fox broadcast network.
In addition to the TV coverage, the match will also be available to stream on Fox Sports Go. There will also be a Spanish-language broadcast on Telemundo.
Match date/time: Sunday, July 5; 7 p.m. ET
Venue: BC Place, Vancouver, Canada
TV: Fox (English), Telemundo (Spanish)
Streaming: Fox Sports Go