It wasn't always easy or pretty but the U.S. women's 1-0 win over North Korea gave them a 3-0-0 record in Group G and pole position heading into the quarterfinals, writes Jeff Carlisle.
Though North Korea provided a stern test for the U.S. women at the 2011 World Cup, times have changed and Pia Sundhage's side seem far stronger this summer, writes Jeff Carlisle.
The U.S. should cruise against Colombia in its second group-stage match, writes Jeff Carlisle.
The U.S. women got a tough draw on paper -- France, North Korea and Colombia -- but coach Pia Sundhage isn't concerned, writes Jeff Carlisle, as it's nothing they haven't handled before.
With the 2011 Women's World Cup expected to be the most competitive edition yet, here are five group-stage games that should not be missed, according to Jeff Carlisle.