The United States Women’s National Team might not qualify for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
That statement is too frightening to dwell on any further. There’s really no need to mention how it would set the USWNT back to a time before Alex Morgan was even around. The legitimacy of women’s soccer in the U.S. would be questioned, never mind the legitimacy of the top-flight professional league most of the USWNT players ply their trade in. Make no mistake, it would simply be catastrophic.
With this in mind, rather than rattling off a string of arbitrary stats or attempting to conjure up some faux analysis about the total mystery that is Italy Women’s National Team or banging on about faulty tactics and failed formations, this post is going to be a little different from the standard fare. For one, it’ll be shorter. And, dare IPowered by Sidelines