Today in the Women’s World Cup, the American girls defeated Columbia by a score of 3-0. It was a total domination by our ladies and we controlled the game with 27 shots taken. The goals were scored by Heather O’Reilly, Megan Rapinoe, and Carli Lloyd. To see highlights of the game click here.
Shannon Boxx, a former Notre Dame soccer star, didn’t play for the U.S. today. This is very good for us in the long run because she is 34 years old, and needed the rest. The World Cup can take a toll on anyone of any age, but especially since she is getting old for a soccer player. The Coach admits that their is plenty of resources on the bench to use so she wasn;t afraid to take Boxx out when she wasn’t playing well and looked a little sluggish.
Look for Shannon to come back next game re-energized and ready to go if she is called back into the lineup or subbed in. The USA play their next game against Sweeden (they need at least a tie to win the group) on July 6th.