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What to expect from the U.S. in WWC

Updated: June 13, 2011, 9:58 PM ET
By Ian Darke | ESPN.com

Can the U.S. women's national team confound its doubters by winning the World Cup in Germany? Likeable coach Pia Sundhage remains upbeat and confident -- so much so that she regaled the fans with her own karaoke version of Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark" after the final warm-up win over Mexico.

But she also said it has been a "bumpy road" to the finals, which started with a shock defeat of seismic proportions against Mexico and a scramble to qualify in a playoff against ...

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