A soft penalty and questionable selection: the US got lucky against Spain | Hope Solo

Questions remain over the US defense and goalkeeping. When they face France in the quarter-final they may need to rely on their talented attack The United States like the one they played against Brazil so I hope they havent given us all they have. As the host nation, they have the weight of their country on their shoulders. We dont yet know if that expectation is going to be an extra player for France or the US.

USA edge past gritty Spain to set up mouthwatering quarter-final with France

The hype around the US womens national team finally appears to be waning, even as the Americans beat a resilient Spain side 2-1 The hype around the US at this World Cup finally appears to be waning, even as the Americans beat a resilient Spain side 2-1 on Monday with the help of two penalties. Both spot kicks were scored by Megan Rapinoe to put the Americans through and negate a mistake in the American back line that gifted Spain …