Hope Solo
Hope Solo looks to lead the US by France on Wednesday. Reuters

The semifinals begin on Wednesday, as the United States faces France in the 2011 Women's World Cup in Borussia-Park, Germany.

The game starts at 12:00 pm eastern time. ESPN will cover the match on television, and online the game can be seen on ESPN3.com.

France is led by Marie-Laure Delie, a 23-year-old forward. The U.S. is led by gutsy goalkeeper Hope Solo, who came up big in the quarterfinals match against Brazil.

The U.S. defeated Brazil, despite some controversial officiating, off penalty kicks. France also advanced on penalty kicks, when they defeated England in the quarterfinals.

The winner of the match will face the winner of Japan-Sweden, who will play at 2:45 EST. The World Cup Final will be played on Sunday, at 2:45 EST, in Frankfurt.

The U.S. has not won the World Cup since 1999.