Today’s training was light, as normal for the day before a match. But this one included something the last two pre-game trainings haven’t: penalty kicks.
Since we’ve reached the knock out stage of the tournament, the stakes are obviously higher and there has to be a winner one way or another. If 90 minutes can’t decide the game, there will be two 15-minute periods of extra time. If that STILL doesn’t do it, there will be a penalty shootout to determine the winner.
Hopefully it doesn’t come to that, but if it does, the U.S. has some penalty kick practice under their belts.