The U.S. Women will take on New Zealand tomorrow in the quarterfinals of the Olympics.
The U.S. women are clearly the favorites in my opinion to take gold but still have alot of work to do taking it one game at a time.
New Zealand did test the U.S. in a friendly match in Frisco, Tx a few months ago in a game that I called on the U.S. Soccer website.
In fact, they lead 1-0 until late heroics pulled things out for the U.S.
The depth, athleticism clearly are advantageous not to mention top goalkeeping at one end with Hope Solo and strikers of danger with the movement and mobility of Alex Morgan and the strength and power of Abby Wambach.
Who can beat the U.S.? Only themselves.
DYNAMO RED BULLS SOLD OUT FRIDAY NIGHT AT BBVA COMPASS
This is a marquee match up with the New York Red Bulls.
The Dynamo and New York are the only teams in the league to remain undefeated at home.
The teams will play twice in eight days to see who will take the lead in the Eastern Conference.
RETURN OF RICO
Ricardo Clark will be a Dynamo again and Geoff Cameron is on his way to Stoke.
Clark is expected in Houston this weekend and will bring depth to the mix as a member of two MLS Cup winning teams in a huge role.
How will this alter the Dynamo midfield?
Fact is Clark is being brought here to be a starter and someone will sacrifice playing time.
He is being brought back to make this team better!!!
Tomorrow I am calling the womens quarterfinal between Great Britain/Canada from Coventry.
Canada may be timing it right having produced a wonderful second half in their final group game against Sweden to come back and earn a draw.
Striker Melissa Tancredi is leading the tournament with four goals and is getting in great goal scoring positions.
Great Britain has thrived off passionate fans and have yet to concede a goal.
They have handled the pressure well playing in front of huge crowds and with large expectations.
Catch this game on NBCSN as I have the call with former US National team defender Cat Whitehill at 1:30 central.