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SBI USWNT Woman of the Match: Julie Johnston

OTTAWA, ON - JUNE 26: Julie Johnston #19 of the United States controls the ball in the first half against China in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Quarter Final match at Lansdowne Stadium on June 26, 2015 in Ottawa, Canada.  (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images)


Julie Johnston has been the breakout start of the Women’s World Cup, and her latest performance was one of her best.

The U.S. Women’s National Team defender turned in another dominant performance in the U.S. backline, and also contributed to the attack, setting up Carli Lloyd’s game-winning goal. Johnston’s complete showing earned her SBI’s USWNT Woman of the Match honors.

Johnston edged out Carli Lloyd, Becky Sauerbrunn and Meghan Klingenberg for Woman of the Match honors.

What did you think of Johnston’s performance? Which U.S. player impressed you the most against China? Think the U.S. be able to step it up against Germany in the semifinals?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. My vote would go to Morgan Brian. Sat in front of the back four, intercepted passes, made tackles, instrumental in changing the field of play. Johnston had a good game, but the addition of Brian in the midfield factored the most in the team’s overall improved quality of play.

    I see Michael Bradley-esque potential in her.

    For Germany, I’d like to see us move to a 4-3-3

    Rapinoe – Morgan – O’hara/O’Reilly
    *No change in back five*

  2. The 3 new starters deserve honorable mention. Was particularly impressed with Brian. Would like to see her get the start over holiday.


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