Today is the day we've been waiting for since Sunday.
US v France with a spot in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup Final on the line.
Here we go:
- The Salvatore's on Bay Road in Webster is having a viewing party today.
- Check out the ESPN mini movie on Abby Wambach to get your day started.
- Devo talks about how Abby Wambach is a household name.
- Jenna Pel @ All White Kit has a nice story of a fan falling back in love with the USWNT.
- Jenna Pel @ Fox Soccer.com has the 10 keys for the US today.
- Jeff Kassouf @ Fox Soccer.com writes about how the Brazil win becomes a footnote if the US doesn't refocus and win today and Sunday.
- Michelle Smith @ ESPNW looks at how fitness will play a huge role today.
- ESPN looks at the short turnaround the US had between the Quarters and the Semis.
- Grant Wahl @ SI.com looks at how this team is looking to build a legacy of their own.
- Soccer America looks at how the US's prep games are becoming more important.
- The USA 10 Kit has three things to watch for today.
- Jacqueline Purdy @ ESPNW looks at the WPS ties in the US-France match.
- Valenti Sports are giving away an Abby Wambach autographed USA jersey.
News & Notes:
- ESPNW has a Caroline Seger video blog update from Germany.
- Jeff Kassouf @ Equalizer Soccer previews the Sweden-Japan semifinal.
- Devo says get ready for Abby Wambach mania.
- Jeff Kassouf @ Equalizer Soccer looks at the media coverage the US win over Brazil has received.
- The Richmond Kickers went on the road and shocked Sporting KC in the USOC last night by a 2-0 score. They will face the Chicago Fire in the semifinals after the NY Red Bulls didn't take last night's game too seriously and fell 4-0 to the Fire.
- SJ GK David Bingham had a great debut as he scored a goal from 90 yards out early in the Quakes' 2-1 friendly win over West Brom.
- The Original Winger has the link to the Matchday 360 video of the Seattle-Portland match from this past weekend.
- Weezer frontman and huge soccer fan Rivers Cuomo has donated $5000 to back Rise and Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story.
- Vancouver signed the first MLS DP from Africa yesterday as the unveiled 24 yo Gambian F Mustapha Jarju as the club's 2nd DP.
- Montreal isn't just cutting players, they have brought back Marco Terminesi.
- It didn't take DeRo long to get revenge on the Red Bulls with DC United.
- The USMNT will play Mexico in a friendly at the Linc in Philly on August 10th.
- I almost forgot at that the Rhinos had a nice 3-1 win over FC NY on Friday night.
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