1. Group stage cruise control
Thursday’s match was undoubtedly the USWNT’s hardest test of the group stage, which is why the 6-0 scoreline is so staggering.
From here on out, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago await in the opening round. It will take a monumental effort from either of these two sides to get maximum points against the USWNT.
Although the U.S. should cruise through the group stage, they cannot afford to get complacent as tougher tests such as Canada will await them in the latter stages.
But, for now, this competition is well underway and under control. That is all that the USWNT could ask for.