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Temperatures in France are brutal today. Local game time s/b around 9pm. Hopefully some cooling by then. Game is in Paris.

With France coming off a 120 minute extra time game against Brazil, US coach Ellis would be smart to tactically take advantage of the superior depth of the US, but not get too experimental with starters. Fresh legs for second half substitutes can wear Les Bleues down.
This is a game where the US is a slight favorite, and certainly not "expected" to win. France is a talented and experienced side with some great players, but doesn't have the depth the US has. Before the tournament, France, playing at home, was the favorite.
It will be interesting to see how the French handle the weight of expectation - of expecting to win at home. Will they play loose and free? Or tight and afraid of mistakes? The US I think has a bit of an advantage here - yes they are supposed to win, but not as much pressure.
La Marseillaise still the best national anthem. Followed by God Save The Queen (King) and the Star Spangled Banner in that order.
France lining up in a 4-3-3 a little change here to counter the American’s 4-3-3 so the French aren’t outnumbered in the midfield. You control the midfield, you control the game. Just like the line of scrimmage in football.
Keep an eye on France’s Wendi Renard, Center Back. Great on set pieces. 6’2”. 3 goals so far - two headers.
Nice attacking run by the US. 2 min.
No foul on O’Hara.
Morgan held on a break. Yellow card for Bathy. Could have been a red for denying a goal scoring opportunity.
Set Piece Rapinoe takes GOAL 1-0 US. A lot of traffic in the box. Not sure if it hit a foot. Rapinoe claiming.
Rapinoe’s goal. 1-0. US.
Some possession for France, US attack yields a corner. Rapinoe wastes it over everyone 10 minute mark.
France has had chances. US backline playing pretty well so far. 20th minute.
Dunn with two give aways in bad spots. France doesn’t capitalize. 30th minute. Still 1-0 US.
Another corner for France. Floating header wide.
US with another give away in the midfield. I think France has had more possession. US needs to take better care of the ball.
US has looked more dangerous going forward though.
Dunn’s hustle earns a throw in off a French attack. France gets it back again in the midfield. US has to clean this up.
O’Hara clumsy challenge. Free kick for France final third.
They put it right at the keeper.
US set piece. Health’s ball into the box headed wide.
Gauvin fouls Ohara midfield. US kick.
US with some possession now but Dunn takes an ill@advises shot right at the keeper from outside the box.
44th minute.
2 minutes stoppage time.
Sauerbrunn breaks up French attack. US counter. Another poor decision with a shot on goal from distance right at the keeper. HT.
Not a great showing by Dunn so far. Ertz seemed non-existant in the first half. US needs to clean up the midfield and get more possession. France's back line is very cohesive. They all play for club at Lyon.
US can exploit France's lack of depth in the heat in the second half. Can see Press or Lloyd sub in for Morgan around the 65th minute. I might take Dunn out now and go with Krieger.
Good start and pressure for the US to start the half. Shot on goal deflected wide by French keeper.
US Corner. Rapinoe to take 48th minute.
Ball in the ground in the box but US can’t get off a shot.
Fun having a horrible game. Ertz doing good defensive work still.
Dunn not fun.
French throw final 3rd 52nd minute.
US cannot clear. French pressure earns a corner.
Headed over the bar.
Ertz with a nice long delivery to Heath who is offside.
France give away in their own third US throw comes to naught.
Veteran ale Sommer earns another French corner.
Corner cleared US has a throw in own third.
France recovers back post cross and le Sommer hits the side of the net. Oy.
France has been the better side for this whole game.
Horan up. Dunn out?
Dunn with another give away in the midfield this time.
Horan In for Lavelle
Rapinoe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Against the run of play. Set up beautifully by Morgan and Heath 2-0 US!!!!!!!
Rapinoe entering the box late cleans it up.
US tactically going forward.
Jesus US get control of the ball.
70th minute.
Dunn with another give away. Leads to a French shot wide.
Nice build up by France and put a shot over the net from wide position. Poor decision.
France earns a corner after a bad five away by Mewis in midfield.
Le Sommer heads a floater right at the keeper.
Dunn sets up Heath for a goal but the flag is up. Offside. Checking the goal. Beautiful cross by done. Beautiful finish by Heath.
Dunn offside.
Free kick for France US third right to the keeper. Poor ball in.
Another give away in the defensive end by O’Hara. Henri’s shot is saved.
LeSommer directs a cross at goal saved by Naher. Corner. Cleared by US. 80th minute.
Foul by O’Hara, French free kick US third.
GOAL France. 2-1. Header off set piece. Renaud.
Lloyd subbing in for Mewis.
France with possession now US cannot clear. French corner.
Headed wide.
US give away again, French pressure. US able to clear. France resets. 85th minute.
France kick hits O’Hara’s arm in the box. Could have been a hand ball. Free kick France.
Kick to the back post goes out for a goal kick.
Press in for Rapinoe. Mistake if this goes to spot kicks.
France with possession. 89th minute.
Clean shot but poor finish right at Naeher.
90th minute.
US throw in France end. 5 minutes of stoppage time. US killing time here.
Good step in by Dunn steals then dumps back to France.
Heath gets her pocket picked but recovers and knocks it out for a French throw. US gets possession, counters and Morgan taken down. Yellow for France.
US throw deep in France territory. Killing time.
Heath earns another throw. Past 95 mins.
Ref blows FT. US wins 2-1. France was actually the better side for most of this game.
France not as good finishing in the final third.
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