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On Saturday, the United States women’s national team starts the future again

Feb 8, 2013, 3:53 PM EDT

Tom Sermanni AP

On Saturday in Jacksonville, the United States women’s national team takes on Scotland in the first match of Tom Sermanni’s coaching career. The women did the beep tests, scrimmaged, and scrimmaged some more, but now it’s time for the official thing.

2013 will be an important year for the USWNT as they adjust to their new coach who will certainly make some changes to the aging squad that could use an injection of youth. Crystal Dunn, Julie Johnston, and Whitney Engen are young talents that could get a run during the two games against Scotland but they are mostly just getting a taste of national team life. Still, expect one, if not all, of the trio to figure at some point in the near future. Additionally, Ali Krieger is returning from injury but Amy LePeilbet is out, so Sermanni will have to figure out the back line.

There’s still plenty of talent on the American squad, but it’s going to be a difficult task to organize it all. The journey starts tomorrow.

While we’re here, would you like to watch Alex Morgan talking about winning the 2012 gold medal? Yeah you would:

  1. jerichowhiskey - Feb 8, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Noah, match fixing has come to North America. The Canadian Soccer League is no longer sanctioned by the CSA after reports of match fixing surfaced.

    • jerichowhiskey - Feb 8, 2013 at 4:26 PM

      Whoops, no idea how this article popped up after logging in.

  2. unclemosesgreen - Feb 8, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    This is good analysis and all – but you didn’t address the one truly burning question: What Bob Dylan song is Sermanni going to sing in the pregame lockerroom? Loopy lockerroom singing equals championships, it’s been proven. That’s science.

  3. korules - Feb 9, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    Actually, this is a HORRIBLE analysis. I don’t think you even tried.
    Looks to me like you just wanted a reason to post that video of Alex Morgan.

    • khard1250 - Feb 11, 2013 at 1:33 PM

      “Looks to me like you just wanted a reason to post that video of Alex Morgan.”

      You say that like it’s a bad thing :)

      • korules - Feb 15, 2013 at 3:12 AM

        Even though Alex Morgan is a super talented player, wanting to post a video of her just to post a video of her, is a bad thing.

        Unless it’s a highligt reel, like this

        Okay, in all fairness, that video isn’t even very good, there’s some creative fans out there who make way nicer videos.

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