US women back on field after World Cup letdown
Friday, September 16, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Abby Wambach hasn't gotten over her World Cup disappointment. Neither has Hope Solo, Alex Morgan nor just about anybody else on the women's national team.
The U.S. team gathered this week for the first time since falling to Japan on penalty kicks in the World Cup final two months ago. The Americans face Canada on Saturday night at Livestrong Sporting Park in the first of a two-match exhibition series, with the second game scheduled for next week in Portland, Ore.
The games were arranged as a sort of "thank you" to the fans. It's also a chance for the team to get over the bitter disappointment of the final and look ahead to Olympic qualifying early next year.