U.S. crumbles under pressure of PKs
Penalty kicks giveth. And penalty kicks taketh away.
A week ago, Ali Krieger coolly slotted home against Brazil and made the American women's soccer team media darlings. This week, the same drama-loving team crumbled during a shootout in the final, missing three out of four. Before our eyes, the USWNT morphed into the penalty-phobic English men's team.
Watching the women play Russian roulette may have been easier on the eye.
On paper, penalty shootouts ...
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2011 Women's World Cup
2011 champion: Japan
Topics: Women's World Cup