The USA has been everywhere in the Women's World Cup Final, dominating the run of play over the first hour as Japan struggles to find an opening. Despite the numerous excellent chances the US Women's National Team has created, nothing has found the back of the net as the battle for the Women's World Cup remains scoreless. The first half began with a wave of US attackers pouring balls toward the Japan goal, but to no avail. And the second half started much like the first: Plenty of attacks, nothing to show for it.
Alex Morgan mad an impact right away after coming on at the half for Lauren Cheney. Morgan has been somewhat of a super-substitute, providing energy and a life for the USA. In the semifinals, it was her goal that ensured victory over France and she nearly got another against Japan in the finals.
Morgan broke free at the near post, redirecting a cross towards the near post. She had the goalkeeper beat, but was denied by the post. Her shot came off the inside, hit the keeper and barely stayed out as the USA was denied yet another chance.
Midway through the second half, the USA and Japan are tied at zeroes, with the US looking ever dangerous but having nothing to show for it.