FIFA Womenâ€™s World Cup 2015 soccer: USA vs Colombia scores, highlights, Alex Morgan scripted the success
As we had predicted in previous reports, United Statesâ€™ womenâ€™s national soccer team easily walked past Colombia. Nonetheless, the team, like all the three previous games tried to make as many mistakes as possible and at one time it was looking as if the team had conspired against itself and was well on its way to lose the match.
From the first match against Australia, the US womenâ€™s national soccer team has made blunders and blunders. If you count the blunders that have been made by the US soccer team in the FIFA World Cup 2015 soccer you will forget any lowly team of the tournament. Fans have been felt aghast as it is the second top ranked team in the tournament behind only Germany.
There is no denying the fact that the team USâ€™ Canadian tour has been more than that the word â€˜bumpyâ€™ could describe. The only good thing is the fact that the side has held its own towards the end of the matches and has topped its group.
The sold out match â€“one of the most talked about during the Womenâ€™s World Cup 2015 saw the Americans sneak into the quarterfinals, scoring twice in the second half to subdue shorthanded Colombia, 2-0, before an announced crowd of 19,412 at Commonwealth Stadium. Nonetheless the team made it a laughing stock as the team US didnâ€™t perform to the standards of a team expected to contend for the trophy and end a 16-year championship drought.
The credit for putting up a tough fight in the first half and the second half too must go to Colombia and its determination. The team US failed to score a single goal till Colombian goalkeeper, a University of Miami student filling in for a suspended starter, was red-carded moments after halftime. Had there been a regular goalkeeper you could have forgotten the goal(s). But thankfully, despite the missteps, the team won. The breakthrough came moments later when Alex Morgan scored her first goal of the tournament. Carli Lloyd then did what Wambach astonishingly could not â€” convert a kick in the 66th minute.
While talking about the outcome of the match, the US team coach said he was satisfied. But given the sort of game other teams are putting she shouldnâ€™t be making such comments. â€œThis is the World Cup. I am really satisfied with advancingâ€¦Itâ€™s about finding a way. I am pleased with where we areâ€ Coach Jill Ellis said.
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