Thursday, July 14, 2011
USA, USA, USA
The United States Women's Soccer team has advanced to the World Cup Final! Though I can't imagine a game ever topping their amazing victory over Brazil on Sunday, yesterday they beat a French team who at times completely dominated play. The US looked brilliant and other times fatigued, but they played through it. After 90 minutes they pulled it out to earn the chance to beat Japan.
Lauren Cheney (best player on the field) scored early and then the French tied it up on a bizarre little cross that completely froze Hope Solo (my girl crush). But the Americans didn't give up and made some key personnel adjustments to take back the lead on Abby Wambach's (soccer machine) header late in the second half.
Why any goalie, defender, woman on the field would let her anywhere near the ball I can't fathom! She gets to every ball and wills it into the net. She is amazing.
22 year old Alex Morgan solidified the game with a third goal late in which she took a pass from Megan Rapino (can we give the girl a start please?), beat the defender and lobbed it over the goalie's head. Amazing!
Join us as we witness the US return to the top of the world on Sunday at Wolff's Biergarten in Albany. Kickoff is 2 p.m. Peanuts and Spaten begin anytime after noon.
USA!!, USA!!, USA!!...