FIFA Women’s World Cup Semifinal between USA and Germany is third most-watched soccer game ever

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Watched by 8.4 million television viewers, only the USA-China 1999 Women’s World Cup Final (17.9 million) and the Japan-USA 2011 Women’s World Cup final (13.5 million) were seen by more in the U.S.

From the Fox Soccer press release:

The six USA matches on FOX and FOX Sports 1 have averaged 5.3 million viewers, +121% better than the 2011 tournament average through the semifinals (2.4 million) on ESPN.

Makes you wonder just how many people in this country will watch Sunday’s final, which features the U.S. against either Japan or England and kicks off at 4 p.m.

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LA Galaxy reportedly close to signing Mexico star Giovani Dos Santos

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Staff Writer Jaime Cardenas has more on the possible signing of Giovani Dos Santos with MLS and the Galaxy. (And Dos Santos is apparently buddies with Robbie Keane).

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Wednesday Soccer Preview: FIFA Women’s World Cup, Mexico-Honduras and Galaxy face Earthquakes in San Jose in U.S. Open Cup

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Kickoff is at 4 p.m. PT. A game preview is here.

Alan Gordon reflects on his trade back to the Galaxy from San Jose in this story from our sister newspaper The San Jose Mercury News.

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Video highlights and analysis from Fox Soccer: U.S. defeats Germany to reach FIFA Women’s World Cup final Sunday against either England or Japan

The U.S. team celebrates after defeating Germany 2-0 in a semifinal in the Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

The U.S. team celebrates after defeating Germany 2-0 in a semifinal in the Women’s World Cup soccer tournament, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

Game story.

Check out the impressive second goal on YouTube here.

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Video: Steven Gerrard’s journey from Liverpool to LA (Part deux), but will he put butts in seats for the Galaxy?

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Discount tix already? Maybe fans are awaiting this:

Good thing the Daily Mail has the toilet angle covered:

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World Cup Video Preview: Where to watch the USA-Germany semifinal live at 4 p.m. today on Fox Sports 1

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Here’s some of the best places in Los Angeles to watch today’s USA-Germany game.

Anyone got any other tips?

Finally, here’s a game preview.

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LA Galaxy to begin CONCACAF Champions League campaign Aug. 6 against Trinidad & Tobago club Central FC

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A rare Thursday game kicks off the Galaxy’s CONCACAF Champions League campaign Aug. 6.

From the Galaxy press release:

The Galaxy will host Central FC, who are the runners up of the 2013-14 FA Trophy of Trinidad and Tobago, at StubHub Center on Thursday, August 6 at 7 p.m. PT to open their group stage schedule. Following that game, the Galaxy return to Champions League play when they host Comunicaciones FC at StubHub Center on Tuesday, August 18 at 7 p.m. PT. It marks the first time the Galaxy will face either side in the CONCACAF Champions League.

On September 23, the Galaxy will travel to Trinidad and Tobago to face Central FC for the second and final time in Group D action. Central FC was founded in 2012 and play their home matches in Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva. The team won the First Citizens Cup in 2013. Central FC also captured the Locuzade Sport Goal Shield in 2014.

The Galaxy will close out the group stage on Wednesday, October 21 when they travel to Guatemala City to face Comunicaciones FC. Comunicaciones is one of the most successful clubs in Guatemalan football history. Based in Estadio La Pedrera in Guatemala City, Comunicaciones has won a record 30 Liga Nacional de Guatemala titles, eight Copa de Guatemala titles and one CONCACAF Champions’ Cup.

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The Soccer Week Ahead: FIFA Women’s World Cup, Copa America, MLS, Galaxy, Steven Gerrard, USMNT

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Weekend TV Soccer Preview: MLS, Mexico, Copa America and FIFA Women’s World Cup

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Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m. on BeIn Sports


Kickoff is 1 p.m. Pacific on Fox Sports 1


Kickoff is at 4:30 p.m. on Fox Sports 1

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FIFA Women’s World Cup Fox Soccer Video Highlights & Analysis: USA-China Quarterfinal

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Watch game highlights here.

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