Thursday, July 7, 2011
USA loss to Sweden WWC
The USA lost to Sweden 1-2 in a game the USA needed to tie in order to win the group and avoid Brazil in the next round. The biggest weaknesses were LePeilet at left back and the inability of Boxx to create anything for the team. I think that against Brazil the USA team must have much more productive possession in order to keep the skillful Brazilians from getting into a flow offensively. Inserting Lori Lindsey into the lineup for Boxx would accomplish this. The good news is that if the USA can get by Brazil on Sunday (at 11am est) they don't have to face Germany (the host team and tournament favorites) until the finals.