Tuesday, June 30, 2015

If you are not hella-nervous right now, please see a doctor.

Just over five hours from now, the USWNT will take on top-ranked Germany for a place in the World Cup 2015 final. As usual, the team website has all the pertinent match facts ahead of this monster showdown. Except this one: while the US ladies trail Ze Germince 2-1 in World Cup clashes, they are also unbeaten in the last seven meetings between the two sides dating back to 2004. And yet... ooh, I dunno. This will be very tough if we cannot open up a bit more. The less defense played against Germany, the better, I say. Thus, the return of Rapinoe gives hope...














- Greg Seltzer

2 comments:

justinwkoehn said...

The defense has been solid this WC, only giving up 1 goal. How much do you want to open it up and leave them exposed? Can they handle the German attack when the field is stretched? It's enticing after watching France take it to them in a wide open game, but do you think that same strategy is US's best chance?

Greg Seltzer said...

Well, let me put it to you the other way around... how long do you think the defense can keep that shutout streak going against Germany? I am not saying they need to go Lakers fast break, but I would rather not sign up for being pinned back 90 to 120 minutes, either. I can only assume they are going to need to score goals, plural.