The U.S. Women's national team seek their fifth berth in a World Cup final when they face England on Tuesday at Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon, France. 

Megan Rapinoe's second straight brace was the difference in the Yanks' quarterfinal win over the host nation, as Jill Ellis' squad held off France, 2-1. The victory also meant that the U.S. has successfully reached the semifinal in all eight FIFA Women's World Cups.

While France was considered the biggest obstacle in the defending champs' quest for a fourth title, England presents a considerable challenge. In the knockout stage, the Three Lionesses have 3-0 wins over Cameroon and Norway. Phil Neville's squad was just about as dominant in group play, outscoring three opponents 5-1. Only Scotland has scored against England in the World Cup.

England is led by forward Ellen White. The 30-year-old has five goals in the tournament and has scored in all but one match. 

After drubbing Thailand and Chile, the U.S. has failed to dominate the competition. After a 2-0 win over Sweden, the U.S. defeated Spain, 2-1, and then France, relying on winger Rapinoe to deliver with a pair of penalties against Spain and a free kick that was botched by the French defense. 

The U.S. could use some extra pressure on England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley. Striker Alex Morgan, who may not be playing at full strength, has not scored since the Thailand match. Attacking midfielder Tobin Heath, who has 30 goals in 154 caps, has not scored in the tournament.

There is some drama and controversy entering the match, as Neville expressed disapproval after discovering U.S. team staffers reportedly scoping out England's hotel this week.

"We were training, I hope they enjoyed the hotel but it's not something we would do -- sending someone round to another team's hotel," Neville said. "But it's their problem."

The U.S. enter the match as favorites. According to betting site Oddschecker, the U.S. have 17/20 odds of winning, while England are 16/5 underdogs. A draw has 5/2 odds.

Forward Christen Press responded to questions about the U.S. being arrogant.

"I don't think our team is arrogant at all," Press told reporters. "I think that our team is confident. We're respectful of our opponents and I think the way that we respect them is by preparing for each game as if the opponent that we are going to play is the best in the world.

"I think that, on top of the level of intensity and preparation and effort that goes into each game, is the best way that you respect who you are playing."

In their last five meetings, the U.S. has a 3-1-1 record against England but has outscored England by just a 5-3 margin.

Prediction: U.S. over England, 2-1

Start Time: Tuesday, at 3 p.m. ET

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