2011 Women's World Cup: USA vs. France Quick Preview

Neri SteinFeatured ColumnistJuly 12, 2011

DRESDEN, GERMANY - JULY 10:  The USA team celebrate during the penalty shoot out during the Women's World Cup Quarter Final match between Brazil and USA at Rudolf-Harbig Stadium on July 10, 2011 in Dresden, Germany.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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The thrill from the USA come-from-behind, undermanned victory over Brazil in the quarterfinals is behind us, and it's now time to turn to the semifinal matchup vs. France.

Team USA takes on France Wednesday, July 13 at 11:30 a.m. EST. 

The US has never lost to France in women's soccer, but this French team is in its best form ever.

This is their second appearance in the FIFA Women's World Cup, their first semifinal in any major tournament, and they're young stars are surprising everyone.

But the US is still riding on the emotion and heart that sent them past Brazil in penalties after Abby Wambach's late, late goal knotted the score at two.

Hope Solo has been fantastic in goal and will look to continue that against France's front two, Gaetane Thiney and Marie-Laure Delie, both of whom have two goals.

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