Sunday, September 23, 2007

Back to Shanghai

The U.S. team returns to Shanghai tomorrow (today, actually). It’s sort of a home-away-from home now. The team will get a deserved day off on Monday before starting preparations for the semifinal on Thursday. No one is giving the plucky Australians much of a chance against Marta and the Brazilians, but we know Tom Sermmani’s ladies will leave it all on the field. After all, it’s Australia’s first trip to the knockout stage of a Women’s World Cup. They came into the tournament having never even won a Women’s World Cup match. A win over Brazil? It would be one of the great upsets in Women’s World Cup history, but if anyone has a “can-do” attitude, it’s the Matlidas.

2 comments:

Roland said...

I believe the Matildas can do it. Alagich, Peters, Salisbury...all solid.

valekendall said...

Wow! That Brazil v. Australia game was intense! I know most people held Australia as the underdogs but they gave as good as they got and then some. What a come back! We'll be playing Brazil this week as predicted but ya gotta give them Aussie's props!