No subs for the US. Pia’s half time remarks consisted of “getting wide.” Not sure that’s all they need to do. NK seemed very comfortable and consistent in the first half. The #1 team in the world needed to show the same. Loved Brandi’s halftime remark, “Pressure is a privilege, embrace the pressure.” She said Billie Jean King told her that.
46 – Lauren Cheney had another great opportunity, but she shot at the goalie. Lauren Cheny is an amazing story, she had open heart surgery at 3 years old. 48 – Ali Krieger free kick. Shannon Boxx gets a shot but it goes wide just over the goalie. 49 – Cheney gets a nice ball in from HAO, and she gets a shot, but again at the goalie. 50 – Wambach gets a nice ball from Amy Rodriguez and it goes just wide. 54 – Lauren Cheney headed in a beautiful ball from Wambach!!!!!!!! About time! 72 – Rodriguez had a great shot and goalie fumbles it out for a corner. Great work by Rodriguez to turn around turn goal and get that shot off. 75 – Defender Rachel Buehler gets a goal off a Cheney corner.
Subs Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan finally came on and both did will to provide fresh legs. And the US finally got control of the game. 21,000 in attendance. Final score 2 to 0.