Over the weekend Hope Solo apologized once again for her remarks in China during the World Cup last month, sat on the bench with the team in St. Louis but did not suit up for the US team's first of three exhibition games against Mexico. Brianna Scurry was in goal and had a good game allowing only one goal. The US generated some of the offense they were missing in China scoring 5.
Of course it was against Mexico who did not even qualify for the World Cup so the comparison only says so much. I find it disappointing that the national team's post World Cup "tour" is a mere three games all against the same team. They couldn't get Canada to come down--or even just close to the border--Detroit maybe--to play a match that might have been a little more interesting to watch? I was surprised that the planning was so poor given the desire to grow the women's game in anticipation of the Olympics next summer and the (re)start of the professional women's league after that.