The US women fell to Japan after blowing late leads in regular and extra time. Japanese captain Homare Sawa was the hero. PSP’s Allison Frank has all the details.
Womens World Cup
On the heels of their amazing win over Brazil, the US face another tough test in the high-octane French offense. Meanwhile, Japan will take their tough midfield play to a showdown with the in-form Swedes, who are riding high after trouncing Australia. PSP’s Allison Frank tells you what to expect on Wednesday.
The group stage showed off the very best the women’s game has to offer. Some superstars hit the ground running (Marta) while others need to step it up in the knockout rounds. Here is the best eleven players from the group stage, along with some of the low points thus far.
The Philadelphia Independence’s Amy Rodriguez scored the lone goal in the USWNT’s win over Italy to qualify for the 2011 Women’s World Cup. Despite being the last team to qualify, the US was seeded at the top of Group C. The draw for the tournament will happen on Monday, November 29, at 1:30pm.