We're just a mere 86 days away from the 2015 World Cup in Canada. The U.S. women's national team will kick off against France in the Algarve Cup final as a tuneup before the big tournament. The 2nd ranked USWNT are seeking their 10th Algarve Cup and the 3rd ranked French team will be playing the finals for the first time. Game on.
Kickoff time: 11:00 a.m. CT
Venue: Algarve Stadium; Algarve, Portugal
TV/Streaming: Fox Sports 1 (TV) and Fox Sports Go (streaming)
Projected Lineup: GK - Hope Solo. Defense - I can't see Jill Ellis changing from the back line she rolled out against Iceland, so Ali Krieger, Becky Sauerbrunn, Julie Johnston and Meghan Klingenberg. Midfield - Carli Lloyd, Christen Press, Lauren Holiday and Megan Rapinoe. Up front will be Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan.
Prediction: Tight and cagey for 65 minutes before things start to open up. 3-1 to the U.S.
What are you drinking? I'm fighting off the flu so probably some kind of combination of broth and tea.