It just makes sense.
This whole time, it was meant to come down to these two teams.
We all love a redemption story. Abby Wambach certainly does. You know Hope Solo does. And gaffer Jill Ellis? Well, let's be polite and call her "embattled."
No more blathering about turf fields and small crowds and Alexi Lalas's uninterrupted piss-stream of hot takes.
As Magic Johnson said:
"There's a time to play, and there's a time to win."
It's winning time.
Here's what we've got for you:
- SB Nation's Kevin McCauley gives his three things to watch.
- On Empire of Soccer, our MC Bousquette has the full rundown.
- Check out tonight's starting lineups!
- Watch THIS VIDEO and get seriously pumped courtesy of SBN's Matt Ufford.
- Finally, an inspirational message from The Rock.