This World Cup caused women's soccer to hurtle out of obscurity onto the front pages of every newspaper. Here are seven realizations that have been indelibly etched into my sporting consciousness, Roger Bennett writes.
The penalty shootout presents a challenge more mental than physical -- a test that the U.S. failed against a calmer Japan in the World Cup final, writes Roger Bennett.
France was brilliant against the U.S., dominating large stretches of the game with beautiful, technically proficient passing. But Les Bleus still came away empty handed in the World Cup semifinals.