A new professional women's league is slated to begin next season. But this time, they hope to get it right, says Andrea Canales.
The Gold Cup triumph over Canada couldn't hide the one potential weakness of the U.S. women's national team, a troubling dependence on Abby Wambach and Kristine Lilly for goals, writes Graham Hays.
For the United States, Saturday's game at Costa Rica is a chance to test new players and keep a six-game shutout streak alive in qualifiers. For Costa Rica, it's a chance to win a berth in the tournament at home.