Edition 12 – Catching up with the USWNT at the Olympics

During this episode, the S&G crew discuss:

  • The USWNT lineup vs. New Zealand
  • should we be surprised by Tobin Heath and Mo Brian’s addition to the starting 11?
  • is Tobin Heath finally growing into an offensive star for the USWNT?
  • is the outcome of the game a letdown?  should fans be happy with a 2-0 win?
  • is New Zealand a legit team?  or did the USWNT have a bad game?
  • do you respect the New Zealand strategy against the USWNT?
  • did the UWSNT respond well to the physical nature of the game?
  • is Mallory Pugh okay???
  • Who gets credit for the 2nd goal?  A good goal from Morgan?  Or poor GK’ing from the Kiwi goalie
  • Stars for the New Zealand game: Sauerbraunn & Heath
  • Gripes for the New Zealand game: slow starts, midfield needs to create more opportunities and control the pace of the game, & Alex Morgan
  • the USWNT lineup vs. France
  • how’d the line up changes work for the backline?  Did Engen hold her own against the French attack?
  • did France deserve to win the game?
  • what happened to Meghan Klingenberg?
  • ZIKA??!?
  • the complex substitutions by Jill Ellis
  • has Hope Solo done enough to prove how good she is at GK?
  • Stars for the France game: Kelly Ohara, Hope Solo, Allie Long
  • Gripes for the France game: wake up! Klingenberg (Jill Ellis), Morgan,Carli Lloyd


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