The United States women's national soccer team is back where it was in 1999 — the finals of the Women's World Cup.
Seems like everyone is catching the fever. And why not? The World Cup has Jersey appeal: five members of the team are Garden State born and bred.
The American team came into World Cup Germany ranked first in the world after winning an Olympic Gold Medal in 2008, as well as Algarve Cups in 2008 and 2010. USA secured a spot in the finals Wednesday after defeating the France 3-1 in a semi-final game.
A win against Japan on Sunday in the final would be the third for the U.S. team, which won in 1991 and 1999. Meanwhile this will be the first final appearance for the Japanese team, which defeated Sweden 3-1 Wednesday.
So where will you watch?
Kick Back at Home
Throw a World Cup Party or simply watch from the comfort of home. ESPN will air the game being played in Frankfurt starting at 2 p.m. Sunday. You can also watch from anywhere you have an Internet connection: ESPN3 will stream the game live.
U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!
Share the moment with fellow futball fans at a favorite watering hole. Patch recommends:
- The Landmark, the former 1882 stagecoach stop and Livingston's 'Cheers' is a great place cheer.
- Margaritas Restaurant, the Mexican franchise that opened just down the road on the Route 10 circle, will feature all eight TVs in the bar and lounge.
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