The U.S. WNT players take great comfort in knowing their back line will be solid regardless of who plays. And after two matches of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, that defensive cohesiveness has been on display, with different players stepping up big throughout 180 minutes of Group D play.
From Hope Solo’s game-changing saves in the first game, to Ali Krieger’s enterprising wing play, to the developing central defensive partnership between Juile Johnston and Becky Sauerbrunn, everybody used so far on the backline has been up to the challenge of the World Cup.
“It doesn’t matter who’s playing,” said veteran defender Krieger. “We’re all going to make sure we’re on the same page at the same time and that’s what’s important.”
The #USWNT is bolstered by incredible depth and belief that every individual on the 23-player roster has the ability to get the job done.