Oh man, back on the bandwagon. Feels like the Italy match just happened. The Women’s World Cup coming up and the US’s team, steeped in youth and looking to splash above their experience grade.
Striker Sydney Leroux was fence sitting and sadly won’t be there. While Alex Morgan‘s got her boarding pass before today and is primed to be the Chicharito to Abby Wambach’s Rooney. Might we add that Morgan’s is also a big Pauly D and Jersey Shore fan (let’s hope that’s a fad.)
Our lone commentary this morning?
More from the experts as well at the All White Kit.
Video: Alex Morgan gathers it and deposits it to put Italy to the sword right before the whistle.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup will run from June 26-July 17 in nine German cities. The Americans open their tournament on June 28 against Korea DPR in Dresden.
Your USA 2011 Women’s World Cup team is….
GOALKEEPERS: Nicole Barnhart (Philadelphia Independence), Jill Loyden (magicJack), Hope Solo (magicJack)
DEFENDERS: Rachel Buehler (Boston Breakers), Stephanie Cox (Boston Breakers), Ali Krieger (out of contract), Amy LePeilbet (Boston Breakers), Heather Mitts (Atlanta Beat), Christie Rampone (magicJack), Becky Sauerbrunn (magicJack)
MIDFIELDERS: Shannon Boxx (magicJack), Tobin Heath (Sky Blue FC),, Lori Lindsey (Philadelphia Independence), Carli Lloyd (Atlanta Beat), Heather O’Reilly (Sky Blue FC), Megan Rapinoe (Philadelphia Independence), Lindsay Tarpley (magicJack)
FORWARDS: Lauren Cheney (Boston Breakers), Alex Morgan (Western New York Flash), Amy Rodriguez (Philadelphia Independence), Abby Wambach (magicJack)
No Yael Averbuch! No! No Sydney Leroux. No!
At least we got Tobin Heath.