USWNT not so much
PS I can't believe I stayed up til 2:15am for that dreck.That's putting it lightly. If they make it through the weekend I'll be shocked. Need a new coach. No creativity or connection. There's a reason no USWNT u18 or u20 has made any noise in recent history, the world is catching up. And (hyperbole alert) everyone passes better than the US, has better positioning than the US, just looks more connected and motivated than the US, and is more physical than the US. Or at least that's how it seems.
I still believe that Rapinoe has too much sway. Not healthy for moving forward. The program will be better off when she is gone.Agree about Rapinoe on the field, not in the locker room. She, O'Hara, Horan, Dunn and Ertz need to be coaches in the locker room on sideline and on the field.
But yeah all the injuries you mentioned have hurt, Mal is a huge loss, Sauerbrun too. If Sauerbrun is there then Ertz can play mid and help with play plus on field coaching on spacing and strategy more. I know she's not the player she was four years ago, I watch her every week, but she's still an upgrade over Sullivan. And Mal Has been the best player on the team the past two years.
With cousin rose out I would start cook and move Julie to mid with Horan and demelo. Not sure what to do up front they all look ineffective, all direct runs, never more than one pass. Williams looked the best of them last night.