Carli Lloyd came up big again. Three times. And with it came the Americans’ elusive third Women’s World Cup title.
Midfielders Lauren Holiday and Megan Rapinoe won’t be able to play because of accumulated yellow cards.
With five days to prepare and two opponents that should cause minimal resistance on the path to the semifinals, the USWNT has adequate time and a strong need to change the structure of its system.
Megan Rapinoe is the crafty midfielder that is sparking hope that the United States will leave Canada having ended 16-year Women’s World Cup championship drought.
Call them whatever you like, but the U.S. Women’s Olympic soccer team backed-up their perceived boastfulness by living up to expectations.
For a stadium that had seen so many epic clashes, yesterday’s Olympic semifinal encounter between the United States’ Women’s National Team and Canada was befitting of stadium nicknamed the “Theatre of Dreams.”
Now the Americans will be out to avenge one of the most gut-wrenching losses in the program’s history.