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I Believe That SHE Will Win

The USWNT looks to repeat as World Cup Champs next summer for the 1st time in their history after reaching their 500th victory during their unbeaten 2018 run.

USWNT4 by Jamie Smed is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

I Believe That SHE Will Win

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On the heels of my last piece about everyone’s favorite pint sized powerhouse, I thought it would be fun to talk about some more unbeatable women. A whole team of them this time. 

That’s right. The U.S. Womens National Team acquired their 500th victory on Tuesday and finished the calendar year undefeated with a 1-0 win over Scotland.

So… What now?

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Since clinching their berth in the 2019 Women’s World Cup back in October, it seems coach Jill Ellis had spent the better part of the last month testing out formations, as well as her youngsters, to see who will have what it takes to fill in the last few remaining roster spots.

Crystal Dunn and Rose Lavelle are amongst the new wave of talent that are looking to make their names as common to fans as Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, Julie Ertz, etc.

None of this should come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the sport. After all, soccer is the most widely played sport in the country. The USWNT has been dominant since they first took the pitch over 30 years ago, despite a 16 years gap between World Cup wins from 1999 to 2015. With a great mix of both veteran and young talent, they look to once again be formidable favorites to take the top honor in France next summer. 

Coming from someone who got to see the ’99ers live and was mildly obsessed with them, (my AIM screen name was foudyfan11 after all), I can justifiably say I am incredibly excited to see this group of women compete for the red, white, and blue and hopefully repeat as champions for the first time in their history. I know, I can’t believe they’ve never done it either.  

I could go on and on about my fandom for these women and this event but I’ve done that before, on this site, in fact. 

That Being Said…

Feel free to comment, email, tweet, send a carrier pigeon if you or someone you know can/would like to fund my trip to France next summer so I can re-live my World Cup dreams again 20 years later. I really don’t want to have to set up a Go Fund Me for it. I know how Ned feels about those.

No, but really, that was a very serious statement, y’all. I’ll just be over here waiting…

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An actor by degree, sports lover by day, and a bartender by night. As a native of suburban Detroit it took moving to NYC for Katie to fully realize her love of all things Michigan and Detroit sports. Feel free to engage her in her love of the coolest city and prettiest state in the country and why she will always root for Ohio State to lose every sporting event ever. No, really I am dead serious about that last statement.

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