Perhaps it wasn’t a miracle as much as it was a sports miracle, but it never gets old, and not because it’s the United States doing it. If any team had this penchant for the dramatic, we would be enthralled. We’re a U.S.-based blog writing for mostly U.S.-based readers, so a lot of what you see in the comments and linked-to content might transcend enthralled and embrace enamored. For the rest of the world, there’s still plenty to love about a team that engineered three comebacks and capped off a semifinal victory with a 123rd minute game-winner.
After the game, U.S. Soccer’s Studio 90 caught up with three of Monday’s key players: Heather O’Reilly, Megan Rapinoe, and Abby Wambach. The trio talk about the team’s undying confidence, the goals that pushed them to the final, and their respect for a rival that upped that took their game to a new level: