USWNT save their best for last to take World Cup title

For much of the first half of the World Cup, the U.S. Women’s National team did not look like a team that could win the World Cup. Despite the 3-1 scoreline, the U.S. didn’t have a great opener against Australia. Then they got shutout against Sweden. And the Round of 16 match against Colombia was almost a disaster.

But things changed against China. The Americans went to full-on attack mode, and even though they only scored once, they looked much more dominant. Then in the semifinal, the U.S. took it right to Germany, was the beneficiaries of a couple of breaks and walked out with a 2-0.

And finally in World Cup Final, the U.S. saved their best match for the last match.