2. Set pieces rule the day
Three of the six goals scored came from set piece opportunities. The USWNT dominated in the air and showed what should be on of their biggest strengths during the course of the tournament.
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In soccer, it is extremely easy to overlook the importance and influence of set plays. But when they are mastered, very much like England in the World Cup and the USWNT here, they can be a unique weapon that separates teams in tight matches.
For the USWNT, it was Megan Rapinoe that provided the service and continued to be a source of ostensibly unlimited goals. The delivery from set pieces — and from open play — was exemplary and provided chances galore for the USWNT attackers.
Is the U.S. can master set plays and ally it with their already existent attacking prowess, it will become an even more formidable opponent. And in Rapinoe and Alex Morgan, it possesses two of the very best attackers in the world. This team is dangerous, from open play and set plays.