The USWNT is out for vindication today against Japan in the World Cup Final.
Bold Prediction: This game has been four years in the making. The penalty kick meltdown suffered by the US last World Cup can finally be rectified. After much American handwringing leading up to, and during the early stages of, the World Cup, the US finally looks like a champion.
The defense has always been solid (we’ve shut down every opponent since our first match against a very game Australia side), and now we have the attack to match. We were clearly the better team against Germany, putting two past Angerer.
Meanwhile Japan struggled to advance past England. Japan still has excellent discipline and defense, but lack the precise offense that made them so deadly in 2011. Never underestimate Americans on a mission. I see a red, white and blue victory. America! 3-1. First ever three-time champs!