My son says it best:
One of the top 5 U.S. Soccer games of all time....Only ... the late moment drama of yesterday's game. In terms of the entire game story line, the arching drama is really first on my list now. That cross will be the stuff of legends--must have been 45 yards, pin-point perfect. Backs broken all over the field--devastation for Brazil. You could see the will drain from their exhausted faces--I knew that Brazil was done, and that we were moving on. An incredible moment.The Brazilian star, Marta, is so good you love to hate her. But the USA has a very special team.
Megan Rapinoe has always been my 2nd favorite player on this team. She's usually a 2nd half sub, but she always lights up the place with her placements. In one of the greatest personal play-by-plays ever delivered, Rapinoe said,
I just took a touch and fucking smacked it with my left foot...I don't think I've ever hit a ball like that with my left foot. I got it to the back post and Beast in the air just got a hold of it.Iconic. Brandi Chastain and Mia Hamm move over! (Well maybe move over if this current group finish off on the World Cup, anyways.)