By, Kyle Gibson
Time for revenge for the United States Women’s National Team.
After blowing two leads in 2011, the U.S. has a chance to win its first World Cup in 16 years by defeating Japan, who handed the team it’s loss just four years ago.
Heck, I’ve never done this, but I can’t even finish this blog. I wanted to post a really thoughtful preview, but my fingers are shaking as I type this. I’m so nervous and I just watched a documentary about the 1999 winning team, so now I’m crying.
Here’s what this boils down to. The United States can’t afford to make too many mistakes a very tactical Japan team. It will punish them.
You also need to leave some firepower on the bench, just in case. Leave Abby Wambach, unless you want to honor her, then introduce Alex Morgan later. We also need to see very strong games from Carli Lloyd and Julie Johnston, who have truly led the team along with Becky Sauerbrunn.
I think that the United States will win. It has become the best team in the tournament before our very eyes. Give Jill Ellis the credit she deserves here.
The U.S. Will win 2-1. When we win, pause and remember as you celebrate.
And never be afraid to cry.