Was at Friday's game~ Great atmosphere!
Also, the best performance for USA. The score did not reflect the run of play. The passing was much more crisp than it had been in previous outings. For the first time in the tournament, USA looked like a potential champion. Tuesday's match versus Germany looks to be the big hurdle!
Germany is formidable, but many would argue France is the team that should have advanced. The USA will have to play their best game to hope to go through.
I was encouraged by Friday. They looked many, many times better. Still worry that there is no killer touch in front of goal. Amy Rodriguez put in a heck of a shift, but she couldn't put shots anywhere near frame. Instead of Wambach coming in, I would have rather seen Leroux and let the U.S. continue to run and press.
I'm not holding out a lot of hope against Germany. I just don't think the U.S. has the offense. But Julie Johnson gives me hope that the defense will continue to thrive after Christie Rampone's long and wonderful career closes out.