So who's been following the ladies this year? So with 3 down and now the quarters tomorrow, I hope you will join me in rooting them all on!
btw....we really should talk about the last game too!
I also really enjoyed watching Japan beat Germany in front of the Germans. Japan is due to have something to cheer about. They've had a tough time of it lately with disasters and all. Love to see USA win the cup again but would like to see Japan almost as much.
Japan wanted it more. No doubt about it. They never gave up and hung around waiting for the US to make a dumb play... then another one.. then another one. All the while the US wasn't capitalizing on the numerous opportunities they had all day long. Well done Japan ladies. I'd rather have lost to them than anyone else. At least we didn't lose to France LOL!
It seemed like divine intervention when the US could not get numerous quality opportunities to score a goal or six. It was definitely the best the US played during the tourney, for most the game, until some sloppy passing and mistakes opened the door a crack for the Japanese players to take advantage off. I'm bummed for the US women, but happy for the Japanese. All in all a great match and tournament to watch. Megan Rupinoe was my favorite on the US team. Rxcellent spark and set ups. Great job US women and congratulations to Japan.
The Japan women played the most beautiful soccer of the tournament. Hopefully, the US will get a clue all the way down to youth soccer, that individual ball skills, sharp passing and creativity is where it's at. Spain's men are number one for the same reason.