On Sunday morning (ET) it was a tale of two halves, as the USWNT gave up a first half goal, but Alex Morgan scored in the second half.
32' - a short chip pass gets Japan RB Kinga, on a well-timed run, behind the D, she crosses. Solo makes the save on the initial shot, which I think may have come off the sliding US defender, but Kinga pounces on the rebound.
72' - Alex Morgan darts into the box to get to a through ball and shoots low right - but wait! - offsides! WTF?! Replay looks onside. Ref goes over to consult with the asst ref, and further replay shows the ball came off a Japanese player, and it's a goal.
At halftime they showed a feature (link) where Shannon Boxx revealed she was diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome in 2002 and lupus in 2007. Major respect for her playing through it.
Amy LePeilbet got the start at RB, and Kelley O'Hara at LB. With the short turnaround, I wonder who Coach Sundhage will start against Brazil.
Up next: Brazil, Tu @ 7AM ET on ESPN2 and 3. (Japan replay also on ESPN3.)