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U.S. Women’s National Team vs. France: Your Running Commentary

Photo by John David Mercer/USA TODAY Sports
Photo by John David Mercer/USA TODAY Sports

After cruising through their first match of the Olympics, the U.S. Women’s National Team’s gold medal defense continues on Saturday with one of the most difficult opponents they will face in Rio.

The USWNT collides with third-ranked France on Saturday in the second of three Group G clashed to open the Olympic games (Saturday, 4 p.m., NBCSN). The match pits USWNT stars Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan and Hope Solo against French mainstay Amandine Henry, who is a teammate of Meghan Klingenberg, Allie Long, Tobin Heath and Lindsey Horan with the Portland Thorns.

A 2-0 defeat of New Zealand opened the tournament for the USWNT, who enter the games in search of their fourth-straight gold medal. However, France will also be riding high from a 4-0 destruction of Colombia that saw them shoot to the top of Group G in the early going.

If you will be watching today’s soccer, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

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  1. France 4 1 4 1 has destroyer busting up the first option thru ball behind France’s midfield bank of 4, so USWNT may be able to combine up the flank with overlapping runs/thru balls and wall passes that exploit the commitment of France’s destroyer. we’ll see. they did it once towards the end of the first half and it worked well


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