Post by Johnny RSFCootball
After an embarrassing loss to the Swedes, the ladies in the red, white, and blue were able to bounce back with a convincing 6-1 victory over an outpersoned New Zealand side. Captain America Megan Rapinoe and her fellow patriots face Australia on Tuesday in the final group stage match. A win or draw against the Aussies will clinch a spot in the quarterfinals for Team USA.
A 1-0 loss to the Canadians when the USWNT dominated possession and shots stings a bit, but that's soccer. They play Australia for the bronze.
no dishonor in that. The best soccer game I ever played in (high school) my team lost 1-0. We (Englewood) played Hackensack which was 14-0 at the time. We were in 2nd and facing a team we'd lost to at their place, 4-2. On our home field it was really a pretty fantastic experience. I hit the #@$%ing crossbar! One of my biggest regrets from my HS days. After beating all the other teams by 9-0 or whatever they knew they were in an actual game and, tell me if this is crazy, seeing how happy and relieved they were at the end of the game was very satisfying for me.
I suppose this Olympics game would be the equivalent of Englewood *beating* Hackensack so more power to Canada.