The Women's World Cup between the US and Japan is still scoreless at the end of the first half. The US was the more aggressive team and had more shots at the goal.
ESPN (which is broadcasting the match on TV) tallied that the US outshot Japan 12-5. US forward Mary Abigail Wambach's had a shot that hit the goal post 18 minutes into the game.
The US are favorites to win the game. However, Japan was impressive in its defeat of Sweden in the semi-finals and possess sound technical skills and play impressive defense.