It's hard out here for a manager.
Jill Ellis is properly embattled, her tactical and rotational decisions rarely coming without a nervous cascade of second-guessing. Tonight, she faces her biggest challenge yet-- with do-everything playmaker Megan Rapinoe and veteran attacker Lauren Holiday both suspended for yellow cards, Ellis will have to reach deep into her bag of tricks.
So, who will break first?
Here's what we've got for you:
- SB Nation's Kevin McCauley spoke with Julie Foudy and Cat Whitehill about tonight's match, plus a tactical preview.
- At Empire of Soccer, our MC Bousquette has your full rundown-- storylines, projected lineups, and more!
- If you haven't seen the Tumblr entitled "Jill Ellis Diary Entries," you MUST check it out.