5 things you might not know about USA vs. Germany

Becky Sauerbrunn, Julie Johnston and teammates celebrate after Carli Lloyd's header broke a 0-0 tie vs. China, June 26, 2015. ( Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images)

U.S. players celebrate after Carli Lloyd’s header broke a 0-0 tie against China on June 26, 2015. ( Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images)


On Tuesday, the United States plays Germany, with the winner advancing to the World Cup championship. The game is at 6 p.m. CT on Fox.

Here are five oddities, curiosities or (possibly) interesting facts about the game and its participants:



This is the fourth time the United States and Germany have met in a World Cup. Each time previously, the winner of the match went on to win the tournament.

• In 1991, in the first Women’s World Cup, the United States crushed Germany 5-2 in the semifinals, then beat Norway for the title.

• In 1999, the Americans beat Germany 3-2 in the quarterfinal en route to their second (and most recent) World Cup title.

• In 2003, the Germans beat Team USA 3-0 in the semis and went on to win their first World Cup.



Germany has scored 20 goals in this World Cup, more than twice as many as any other team.

The United States has seven. The other two semifinalists, Japan and England, have eight and seven, respectively.

Celia Sasic of Germany. (Lars Baron/FIFA/Getty Images)

Celia Sasic of Germany is the leading scorer in the World Cup with six goals. (Lars Baron/FIFA/Getty Images)


Hope Solo and the rest of the U.S. women have held opponents scoreless for 423 straight minutes, the longest streak by the United States in World Cup history.



Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images

Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images

The last U.S. win, a 1-0 shutout against China, was the 134th of Hope Solo’s career, moving her past Briana Scurry for the U.S. record.




The United States is the only country to reach the semifinals in all seven Women’s World Cups.


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