29 June 2015
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup: Semifinal Predictions
Tuesday, June 30th
Germany vs. United States - Fox, 7:00
There is no question in my mind that the best team in this tournament has been that of Germany. They looked tremendous prior to the quarterfinals and then they won an absolute classic against France in a shootout. Meanwhile, the US has looked good this tournament but I have yet to see a truly impressive performance to this point. They would have to play at their absolute best to take out the Germans and I am, unfortunately, not that optimistic. Germany will advance.
Wednesday, July 1st
Japan vs. England - FS1, 7:00
The defending champion Japanese are poised to get back to the championship game once again. Their defense has been very stout thus far and it was against the Matildas on Saturday. Australia struggled to get offensive chances and when push came to shove, Japan was able to score off a late corner to get the win. England put together a nice win over the host Canada but it was not the kind of performance that I think can propel them against a superior club like here.