Canada vs USA at 2:45 Monday. Luckily, I’ll have my ipad streaming live at my desk …
I am nervous for the Americans and I’m sure the players haven’t written Canada off. USA’s depth and defense are the keys to the game.
Pia’s substitutions have been on the mark. Watch for some possible changes in the midfield against Canada. I watched the USWNT play a friendly against Canada right before the Olympics and Canada looks tough. To be such a heavy underdog is such a big match can be a huge mental advantage if the Canadians strike first.
Several news items, including a very sad one for the soccer world, published today on the eve of the soccer semifinals. Julie Foudy on ESPN.com: For Canada, it is now one win from earning a team medal in a traditional sport at a Summer Olympics for the first time since 1936.
Yes, 1936. And this is essentially the same Canadian team that finished last out of 16 teams at last summer’s Women’s World Cup. To those who have written this game off, beware: The Canadians have a new coach, John Herdman, and a new approach. They look confident and free. Any team that has those attributes shoots to the top of my “Danger: Underdog” list. AP: The Columbus Crew say midfielder Kirk Urso has died. @CarliLloyd Sad day for soccer RIP Kirk. @alexmorgan13 4 years ago I watched this team on TV. Now I’m playing with them. bit.ly/QtE7ap Go #TeamUSA. #myjourney