The 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup championship match between the United States and Japan has a start time of 2:45 p.m. ET from Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt, Germany. Television coverage will come from ESPN as their broadcast of Japan vs. USA begins at 2:00 p.m. ET. You also watch the live online stream from ESPN 3 or follow the US Women on TWITTER via ESPN US SOCCER (@ESPN_US_Soccer). Soccer fans can also catch the World Cup Final on Univision and Eurosport. The United States is looking to capture their third World Cup to go along with titles won in 1991 and 1999. The US also finished third in the World Cup three times (1995, 2003, and 2007). A victory by the United States would make them the first three-time World Cup champions, while a win from Japan would mark the first time the title is won by a team from Asia.
Prior to the game against France, Abby Wambach from the American side said, "Losing is not an option. We want to win this thing, and France is standing in our way right now." After dominating the French the United States is now one victory away from winning a third World Cup and breaking their two-title tie with Germany. Besides being put in the underdog role by the oddsmakers, Japan is 0-3 against the United States in 2011 and 0-22-3 against the Americans lifetime. The US will have to stay focused on Japan's Homare Sawa who is tied for the 2011 World Cup scoring lead with 4 goals. On the flip side, the Japanese will need to stop US F Amy Rodriguez who has scored against them in all three meetings this year.
Free Women's World Cup Pick: USA: +100
Women's Soccer - FIFA Women's World Cup Final Odds
Total: Over 2.5 -164
Discussion: Who is your pick to win the 2011 Women's World Cup match between the United States and Japan? For Japan to get their first win ever against the American Squad, what must happen?
How to Bet on Women's Soccer
Betting on soccer events has three
options: Team A wins, Team B wins, or a Draw. Unlike betting on the
major American sports (football, baseball, basketball and hockey) where a side and total are the only options, when
wagering on soccer three-way betting factors in the draw. Since so many
soccer games end up in a draw, picking a draw would count as an
individual wager just like betting The United State of America or Japan would. For example, if
you bet on either the USA or Japan and the game ends in a draw you
would lose. At the same time, if you bet on the draw and either USA or Japan win, you would lose. When wagering with the three options, you
must have the selected option be correct for your wager to be a winner.
Essentially, selections on a specific team in three-option wagering
would be the same as having that team -½ a goal.
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