Tactical Brilliance And Lucky Calls: How USA Reached The World Cup Final

The Americans had a slow start in this Women’s World Cup.
Possession was sloppy, the midfield disjointed, and chances were wasted. USA was winning games, but in ways where it always seemed like the team could crumble at any moment.
But the USA coach, Jill Ellis, it appears, was playing the long game. The team’s motto is to “peak at the right time” and USA certainly peaked against a fierce and talented Germany to secure a spot in the final.