While Team Orange scores resounding victories, Team USA (along with stars like Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe) are having a tough time in these games. “They drew even in the last group game,” said Orange coach Sarina Wiegmann. “That’s not how I know America.”
The team opened with a shock 3-0 defeat against Sweden and finished the group stage with a 0-0 draw against Australia. In between, it took a while against New Zealand: 6-1.
Midema is fit and will definitely play
Midema is now watching her for her first Olympics. She scored eight times in the group stage, setting a record. No footballer has ever scored more than six goals during a copy of the Games.
The MIDIMA Championship is not over yet. But is 25-year-old Hugevinci a good fit, too? The striker was caught in dugout against Zambia after an hour (and four goals) with an ice pack on his right knee. And against China, I started off the bench.
“Vivien can only play,” said Wegmann, who said he had no injury concerns in the lead-up to Friday’s game. She is also ready to reveal one name from the starting line-up. “Vivien is fit and he is our striker.”
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