The US lost their semifinal match to a stunning Brazilian side. While it was great to see the level of play that the Brazilian woman brought to the game, it's difficult for those of us with some national pride to see the American woman slipping from their place at the top. Brazil seems to be putting more effort into developing their woman's team every year.
That first own goal really took the wind out of the US who haven't lost in their last 51 games but it was the left foot of Marta final finished them off with a solid shot into the lower right corner. From that moment on, the game was all Brazil and even though the US got blown out 4-0 it was still a better game than the final which Germany won. It's upsetting to think that the Germans and Brazilians might dominate the woman's game in the future.
Consolation finally came in the form of third place for the US team.