Goalkeepers key in US-Germany semi

Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer (1) celebrates with teammates after making a save on France's Claire Lavogez during the penalty-kick shootout in a quarterfinal match in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

MONTREAL (AP) The Women's World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo.

The two women will be the last line of defense Tuesday night for their teams, with is each seeking a spot in the final match. Historically, when the Germans have met the Americans in the World Cup, the winner has gone on to win the title.

Both teams have won it all twice: The United States in 1991 and `99, and the Germans in 2003 and `07.


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