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

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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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FIFA Women’s World Cup Quarterfinals Preview: Where are you going to watch the USA play China at 4:30 p.m. on Fox?

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Click here for a preview of all the quarterfinal match-ups.

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FIFA Women’s World Cup Video Preview: U.S. plays China live at 4:30 p.m. Friday on Fox

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Scoring goals has become a problem for the U.S. in Canada and with that has come criticism that you don’t often see directed at the USWNT.

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Weekly Soccer Column: Bad boys Neymar, Clint Dempsey and Arturo Vidal bid to upstage Hope Solo in worst way

NemarcopaWho Me: Neymar protests his innocence at this year’s Copa America (Associated Press Photo).

Like it or not, athletes are role models. It’s why they get the big bucks on the field and often big bucks off it, as sponsors seek famous pitchmen to hawk their products.

But when sports stars go off the rails — the substance abuse issues of George Best and Paul Gascoigne come to mind — the results can be tragic if no one is willing to tell prodigiously talented stars with egos to match to straighten up fast for the good of their careers and lives.

This week one notable sports site suggested that the recent actions of Neymar, for example, at Copa America were merely about boys being boys.

That’s a dumb, small-minded attitude that portends trouble ahead.

Accountability has sadly been missing of late in the corrupt world of soccer off and on the field.

For more, read this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column.

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By coincidence, U.S. Soccer issued a ruling on the Dempsey red card this morning:

The U.S. Open Cup Adjudication and Discipline Panel has suspended Seattle Sounders FC forward Clint Dempsey a total of six U.S. Open Cup matches or the next two years of U.S. Open Cup competition, whichever is greater. The suspension is due to his actions during the U.S. Open Cup match between Seattle Sounders FC and Portland Timbers on June 16, 2015.

In addition, Dempsey has been fined an undisclosed amount.

The panel convened Tuesday, June 23, 2015 to review the evidence gathered in regards to the incident. Mr. Dempsey waived his right to an appeal.

Due to the suspension, Dempsey cannot play in any U.S. Open Cup matches in 2016 or 2017, and possibly longer depending on the number of tournament games in which Dempsey’s team participates in those years.

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FIFA Women’s World Cup Video preview: U.S. can clinch group with win over Nigeria live at 5 p.m. on Fox

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Game preview.

Mia Hamm appears at 1 p.m. as a guest on Fox Women’s World Cup today on Fox Sports 1.

Finally, here are the locations of Southern California viewing parties.

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Weekend Video Rewind: MLS, Copa America and World Cup highlights

Too much soccer and not enough time this weekend? Get caught up here.

*Weather delayed the LA Galaxy-Columbus Crew MLS game two hours and this one didn’t age well:

*Kaka and Orlando City put on a better show Sunday against D.C. United. Here’s the goal that was the difference in the game:

*Perhaps the most compelling performance of the weekend was offered by the U.S. Under-20 World Cup team against Serbia in the quarterfinals:
Check out the highlights here.

*The biggest upset of the weekend came at the Women’s World Cup.

*The most entertaining game of the weekend (or should that be the worst defending of the weekend)? Brazil-Peru gets my vote:

*Finally, this was the most-viewed game of the weekend.
Highlights are here.

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