I don’t at all try to hide my fandom of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team, especially Hope Solo and Alex Morgan, and it was a thrilling win over Canada in the semifinals of the 2012 London Olympics. The win was reminiscent of the victory over Brazil in the 2011 Women’s World Cup. Of course, the bad news there was that the USA would go on later to lose to Japan in the WWC final. Can the American squad get a measure of revenge against Japan?
Just a few thoughts. First, it is really tough to get a six second call on the goaltender of Canada in such an important game. But on the other hand, it did seem she was trying to slow down and shorten the game. Also, Canada could have helped themselves by not giving up leads multiple times. Christine Sinclair was awesome for Canada, but the defense and goalkeeping for Team USA can’t let Japan score 3 times. They might not have the same success trying to comeback against Homare Sawa and company. Yes, Team USA is resilient and never gives up. However, the mojo can run out. Just like at the Women’s World Cup last year. It’s tough to pick a winner here. I expect a tight game, maybe even a repeat of the Women’s World Cup penalty kick finale.
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