More Pre-Game Analysis

It sounds like Lindsey Dolich likes the USWNT’s chances – but is NOT taking Canada lightly (nor are we).

There were major doubts that Swede Pia Sundhage would pull the strings for a team left reeling after the loss of superlative striker Abby Wambach. But, somehow, Sundhage delicately guided a vulnerable U.S. team, inspiring what seemed like a miraculous comeback.

“You look at the first 15 minutes of that game [against Norway] to the last 15 minutes of this game and many things have happened,” said Sundhage in a U.S. Soccer press release.”The whole team, and myself, has gained confidence every minute we’ve been together. The good part of this road is that we have experienced both sides. Losing and winning, and that’s good going into the quarterfinals where it’s now or never.”

Meanwhile, did you know that Erica Walsh, an assistant to Pia, is the Penn State Head Coach (and sometimes soccer commentator)? And did you know that Erin McLeod, Canadian goalkeeper extraordinaire, was an All-American at Penn State? Neither did I!

Here in JordanCornblog land we’re heading to bed early to rest up for the morning’s exertions!

I hope the weather clears up in Shanghai (or at the very least, the lightning doesn’t return)!

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