USA vs. Canada: Time to Get Back to Winning Ways for US Women

Kyle SkovCorrespondent IISeptember 17, 2011

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 16:  Hope Solo of USA saves a ball during the USA team training session at FIFA World Cup Stadium Frankfurt on July 16, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.  (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)
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The USA Women’s National Team captivated the nation as they made a strong run to the finals of the Women's World Cup this past summer.

It was not a storybook ending though, as the US women lost in the finals to Japan.

The sport of soccer needs to capitalize on its successes and its time in the limelight. The US Women need to get fans watching again by returning to their winning ways tonight against Canada.

After the World Cup, the women’s team returned to their clubs and have not been assembled since. Tonight they assemble for the friendly against one of the US’s oldest rivals, Canada.

Can Hope Solo, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan and the rest of the US Women continue to captivate?

It will be hard but it all starts with a win.

The US women play a good style of football. They have fun with their free flowing style.

They switch the field at ease and center their attack on Wambach, who is a strong player.

Wambach uses both her impressive aerial ability and strong long shot to keep the opposition’s defense off balance.

When working to the back Hope Solo, who is arguably the best women’s keeper in the world, anchors the defense.

Solo commands the defense and with her communication there are few break downs.

The US soccer audience needs to continue to get behind these women and not just support them when it comes to large competitions.

If those supporters who want to watch a pure game with little acting and a more flowing than physical play, the women are the team to follow.

Although the women’s domestic league in America may not be able to hold audiences attention, this does not mean that the national team cannot get us on the edge of our seats once again.

It all starts again here.