Women's World Cup 2011 Final: I Choose You, Japan!

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Players of Japan celebrates after winning the FIFA Womens's World Cup Final between the United States of America and Japan at FIFA Word Cup stadium on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Thorsten Wagner/Getty Images)

The United States and Japan women's national soccer teams competed in the 2011 World Cup Final for the right to be crowned world champions. We break down this battle Pokemon-style in tribute to the victors.

Japan has faced many foes to get to this battle arena, and this is perhaps the most challenging battle of them all. The winner will be crowned World's Greatest. Do they have the necessary spirit and battle power to win this? Let us see the action unfold.

USA: So you think you can beat me at my own game? We will prove there can be only one master of this arena. Prepare for the challenge to become World's Greatest!!!

[loud noises, awesome music plays]

USA wants to fight!

USA sends out Lauren Cheney!

Lauren Cheney uses Quick Attack!

It has little effect!

Japan uses Splash Attack!

But nothing happened!

USA withdraws Lauren Cheney!

USA sends out Abby Wambach!

Abby Wambach uses Fury Attack!

It has little effect!

Japan uses Splash Attack!

But nothing happened!

USA withdraws Abby Wambach!

USA sends out Carli Lloyd!

Carli Lloyd uses Double Team!

It is super effective! Lloyd draws double team!

Japan uses Splash Attack!

But nothing happened!

Lloyd uses Jump Kick!

It's not very effective.

Japan uses Splash Attack!

But nothing happened!

USA withdraws Carli Lloyd!

USA sends out Megan Rapinoe!

Megan Rapinoe uses Sky Attack!

It is very effective!

Japan uses Splash Attack!

But nothing happened!

USA withdraws Megan Rapinoe.

USA sends out Alex Morgan!

Alex Morgan uses Mega Kick!

It's super-effective!!! A critical hit!

Japan is seriously damaged!

Alex Morgan gains serious experience points and several endorsement deals!

Japan uses Splash Attack!

But nothing happened!

USA sends out Carli Lloyd!

Carli Lloyd uses Double Team!

It is super effective! Lloyd draws double team!

Japan uses Splash Attack!

But nothing happened!

Lloyd uses Jump Kick!

It's not very effective.

Wait, what's this? Japan has reached level 50!!!

JAPAN HAS EVOLVED INTO TEAM OF DESTINY!

Team of Destiny uses Counter!

It its super effective!

USA withdraws Carli Lloyd!

USA sends out Rachel Buehler!

Buehler uses Meditate!

It's very effective! Buehler is meditating!

Team of Destiny uses Confusion!

It is super effective!

Rachel Buehler is confused!

USA withdraws Rachel Beuhler!

USA sends out Ally Krieger!

Ally Krieger uses Rest!

Krieger is now asleep! She will be out for a few turns!

Team of Destiny uses Dream Eater!

It's super-effective! A critical hit!

USA withdraws Ally Krieger!

USA sends out Alex Morgan!

Morgan uses Thunderbolt!

Team of Destiny is paralyzed! She cannot move!

USA withdraws Alex Morgan!

USA sends out Abby Wambach!

Abby Wambach uses Headbutt!

It's super-effective! A critical hit! Team of Destiny is badly damaged!

Team of Destiny is paralyzed! She cannot move!

USA sends out Carli Lloyd!

Carli Lloyd uses Double Team!

It is super effective! Lloyd draws double team!

Team of Destiny is paralyzed! She cannot move!

Lloyd uses Jump Kick!

It's not very effective.

Team of Destiny is free! She can move!

Team of Destiny uses Close Combat! It is super effective!

USA withdraws Carli Lloyd.

USA sends out Hope Solo!

Hope Solo uses Dream Eater!

It is not effective! Team of Destiny is wide awake!

Team of Destiny uses Blaze Kick! It is super-effective! Critical hit!

Hope Solo is badly damaged and burned!

USA withdraws Hope Solo.

USA inserts Shannon Boxx.

Shannon Boxx uses Low Kick!

Team of Destiny is not affected!

Team of Destiny uses Double Kick!

It is super-effective! Critical hit!

USA withdraws Shannon Boxx.

USA inserts Carli Lloyd.

Carli Lloyd uses Jump Kick!

But nothing happened!

Team of Destiny uses Kick of Destiny!

It is super-effective! Critical hit!

USA faints! Team of Destiny is victorious!

USA: You are a formidable competitor, Team of Destiny. Perhaps you are worthy of the title of World's Best. We shall meet again and I hope for another equally competitive fight.

Team of Destiny receives the Gold Ball and infinite experience points! Team of Destiny is upgraded to level 100!

Team of Destiny now continues on its epic journey. Like all great journeys, this prize isn't a reflection of the end. For Team of Destiny, new paths await.

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