PREDICTION: U.S. Women Over Japan By Two Goals In World Cup Soccer Final
By Giles Malone // July 5, 2015
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLOMBIA – When the USA women’s soccer team plays their nemesis Japan tonight at 7 p.m. in the World Cup final, it will be an opportunity for redemption.
STARTING LINEUP FOR TEAM USA: 1-Solo, 4-Sauerbrunn, 10-Lloyd (c), 11-Krieger, 12-Holiday, 13-Morgan, 14-Brian, 15-Rapinoe, 17-Heath, 19-Johnston, 22-Klingenberg
It was four years ago when the USA painfully lost on penalty kicks to Japan in the last World Cup final, but the USA players seem destined for a big victory tonight and will end the tournament with a performance that has been improving game by game.
However, the beauty of soccer is that once the game starts all bets are off and anything can happen.
An unfortunate deflection can cause an own-goal as England experienced in their 1-0 loss at the very end of regulation play against the fortunate Japanese.
Has the Japanese luck ran out, and will the USA fire on all cylinders tonight and dispatch their oriental opponents?
This soccer fans believes so, and despite all the guile, discipline and possession the Japanese will display, we believe that this World Cup belongs to the USA women.
Abby Wambach will finally raise the Jules Rimmet trophy this evening after a victory by two goals.
WATCH: The game will be televised on the FOX television network beginning at 7 p.m.
ABOVE VIDEO: Brevard County native and Satellite Beach graduate Ashlyn Harris could be called on to play tonight for the USA women’s soccer team vs. Japan in the World Cup final. Harris was selected for induction in the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.