Not much to talk about at half as there is no score for either side, but the United States missed several chances in the first half to capitalize and take the lead. The U.S. and Japan each have just one shot on goal, however the Americans have taken 14 shots in the first half compared to just six for Japan.
It's been a clean match thus far, with no cards on either side and just two corner kicks a piece. The United States will want to come out aggressive like at the beginning of the match and try to take the lead, meanwhile as Japan continues to stick around they certainly are raising the level of their own confidence.
Among the many scoring chances for the United States in the first half, the best may have been Abby Wambach's shot from the right side in the 28th minute which hit off the woodwork. It looked like a sure goal, but the woodwork can often be cruel to a player.
The United States will be bringing in Alex Morgan at halftime to replace forward Lauren Cheney.