Saturday, July 2, 2011

USA vs. Columbia, WWC

The USA women's team plays Columbia today at noon on ESPN. The USA is a big favorite in this game but it is important that they take advantage of it to assure that they not only lock up a spot in the quarter finals but can rest some of their starters in their final game of group play.

You can ask my family after watching the last game and hearing me yell the entire game that the US team had to have someone better than Boxx to play the central midfield role about how happy I am to see Lori Lindsey be put into the starting lineup. I am not sure if it will pay off long term as I have not seen much of Lindsey and do not know how she will handle her defensive responsibilities but something needed to be done. Boxx looked lost for most of the last game on defense and she had very few positives on offense. Even if Lindsey simply posses the ball better than Boxx did it should provide for a much smoother USA attack.

Prediction USA victory and look for it to be big, something in the 4-0, 5-1 range.

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