When you thought the olimpico was good, Rapinoe’s second aim was higher.
The possibility shouldn’t have been an opportunity, actually. It began with a Christen Press cross that ought to have been simply dealt with within the middle. However the first Australian defender, Clare Polkinghorne, couldn’t get the job finished, and Alanna Kennedy’s second effort was a sliced clearance that spun within the air towards Rapinoe on the left facet of the world.
Watching the ball fall, Rapinoe waited and waited, sized it up after which swung a mighty proper foot at it and — growth!— despatched a shot previous Teagan Micah earlier than the goalkeeper might even shift her toes.
A rocket of a end, and a 2-1 lead for america. And should you thought Rapinoe was feeling some pleasure earlier than, you must see her now.