Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 6/16/13
If the swashbuckling efforts in the first 20 minutes provided a glimpse of the United States women's national team's future , then the arrival of Abby Wambach at halftime supplied a reminder of the lingering utility of the more established ways. Wambach - in tandem with returning goalkeeper Hope Solo - served as the cavalry for an American side in need of alternatives. Korea Republic settled well after the Americans scored twice in the opening seven minutes and started to assert more control over the game. As the first half progressed, the United States lacked the precision and the tempo mustered in the opening stages and struggled to devise a way to alter the emerging calculus with its work in possession and through the channels. Cho Sohyun's well-taken goal after 27 minutes even placed the Koreans in position to perhaps snatch a second half result. United States coach Tom Sermanni implored his players to buckle down at halftime and sent Wambach onto the field to lead the way to...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers Championship playoff

Report: Mavs leaning toward two-year deal for Nowitzki

Vikings say they encouraged Floyd to drink kombucha tea

Report: LeBron James not planning to leave Cavs

Cam Newton reveals the one thing his life is missing

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

George denies he is already moving out of Indiana home

Ezekiel Elliott cracks great joke about Dirk's running style

Riddick refutes report he will interview for Chiefs GM job

Report: Rockets have 'serious chance' at landing Chris Paul

MotoGP qualifying for the Dutch Grand Prix saw three frightening crashes Saturday

Report: Knicks attempted to move Joakim Noah with Kristaps Porzingis

Best of Yardbarker: Diana Taurasi makes history

The 'Finest running back from America’s Finest City' quiz

Players who need to turn around their season to save their teams

Sports & Politics Intersect: Washington gets a rare win

Three Up, Three Down: Flouting the written and unwritten rules of baseball

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Billy King Award for worst trade

Kicking it: David Villa isn't interested in a 'retirement tour'

Box Score 6/23: Philly continues to trust the process

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

The 'NBA Draft going back to school?' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Gary Payton Award for best trash talk of the year

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Best of Yardbarker: Diana Taurasi makes history

The 'Finest running back from America’s Finest City' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Billy King Award for worst trade

Players who need to turn around their season to save their teams

Three Up, Three Down: Flouting the written and unwritten rules of baseball

Sports & Politics Intersect: Washington gets a rare win

Kicking it: David Villa isn't interested in a 'retirement tour'

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

The 'NBA Draft going back to school?' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker