Saturday, September 22, 2007

Great Win

The team played its most complete game yet, Abby scored in her 100th cap, it was an absolutely gorgeous evening in Tianjin and the USA is through to the semifinals. Yes, tonight was a good night. When the team returned to the hotel, it got a standing ovation from friends and family in the lobby. You always love that moment. They are a rowdy bunch. England also got a loud ovation, complete with singing, from their fans in the lobby. And heck, they deserved it. A great effort from the English who enjoyed their best Women’s World Cup ever. You have to believe that the days of England advancing to the knock out stages of Women’s World Cups are just beginning. Did you know you could bet on this game in London? The bookmakers had odds for the USA at 4-7 and for England at 4-1. Seems like those guys know their women’s football.

4 comments:

Roland said...

Yes, great win! The wonders a clear sky makes!

MiamiGirl said...

What a game!!!! Hopefully that will shut up the critics. Given the difficulty of your group, the number of intense games and the horrible playing conditions, I think you have put out one of the best tournament performances in women’s world cup history. I cannot wait for the next match. GO USA!!!!!

valekendall said...

It was a great win and the ladies really seemed to have gotten much of their cohesion back, they looked more like a team this game.

Laura said...

Way to go ladies, that was such a great game. You definitely got my heart pumping...
I watched the game with my mom, me in San Diego, her in Las Cruces, NM, by way of telephone. And we were text'ing my brother who had to go to a golf tourney that morning, we are one dedicated family. Good luck in the semi's. We will be up watching you!