It still has a lot work to do but they are on their way.... Bob, I watched Ertz this morning, she played OK , she has tons of space to operate in. Ellis must really like Davidson or she wouldn't keep trying to wedge a centerback into other positions where she's not really a good fit. 90min's match report of Thursday's Women's World Cup Group F clash between Sweden and the USA, including a match report, player ratings and key talking points. Spain looked nice the first half, but second half they got very sloppy, in the manner of how they held on to the ball, specifically, shielding it with an American player on their back and not passing it off quicker. I was a little dissapointed in the game. The reason for that is girls by nature are more trusting as compared to the boys and boys tend to cheat or cut corners. USA-Spain: Women's Friendly Player Ratings - 01/22/2019 Following a poor first 45 minutes from the USA, halftime sub Christen Press' solo effort earned the Americans a 1-0 win over Spain… Torrejón (Corredera, 65), Paredes, Pereira, León; Losada (Sánchez Falcón, 60), Meseguer, Putellas; Caldentey (Bonmatí, 73), Hermoso (García, 79), Sampedro USA Player I don't, however, recall the name. (Seattle Reign) 146/41 (33), SUBSTITUTESChristen Press replaced Rapinoe at halftime and in the 54th minute Goal: Press 54.Spain -- Paños; [ MORE: USWNT players ratings v England] After gritty wins against Spain, France and England to reach a third-straight World Cup final, plenty of players … The one thing I think we can count on is that in the women's game, some nation is going to perfect a style able to dominate play through superior technical skills and tactics than the US reliance on physical abilities to dominate other teams. Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati were on the wings either side of Oyarzabal, but Adama Traore again dazzled when he came off the bench in the second period. Something in the water here makes the US fans value any coach with a foreign passport more than good US coaches. Naeher. TRIVIA: Spain qualified for the 2019 Women's World Cup with eight wins in eight games. USWNT player ratings from 2-1 victory vs. France. Forgot or need to establish your password? USMNT vs. Costa Rica Ratings for: U.S. You've watched the match, now tell us what you think of the individual player's performances. This premium subscription level includes Soccer America Daily, Soccer on TV, Soccer Talk, the Game Report and Soccer America Confidential. Spain pressed using a lot of energy for the first 30 minutes. All the wins we had in the Ellis era were against mediocre teams that did nothing for the advancement of this team. If the USWNT doesn't change, it will be left behind. I see the same problem with some of the MNT players. Despite good positioning and good combination passing, Spain was unable to significantly break down the US defense.I got really frustrated with the commentators for their meaningless drivel. MIDFIELDERSJulie Ertz and Rose Lavelle returned to the midfield after sitting out Saturday's game. I happen to think there a lot of other women in the hall of fame deserving recognition too, but I have a hard time thinking that these two don't adequately understand the game. The Spanish team lacked a certain fighting quality...therefore I wonder how many ,if any, players were from the Basques region.My honest opinion after seeing these past 2 games and the past years , in light of how we play, how we are structured to play and coached and in the end to move a step higher in our play is to start fresh, get rid of this coaching staff.