All I hear from certain people is: 'WAAAAH WAAAAAH, USA doesn't play beautiful football!!!' OK, sure the US can't string 4 consecutive passes together to save their lives. Sure it's frustrating watching them continue to turn over the ball again and again. Sure it would be great to have a Marta or a Necib on our team. However, I'd rather see them have less possession and actually score, then watch these teams that certain posters fawn over dominate possession but can't do shit in the last 15 yards of the pitch versus any team with a decent defense. I'd rather see them give 110% on the pitch and run their asses off like they did against Brazil and France. Wambach and O'Reilly running themselves into the ground always trumps Marta's or Necib's little twinkle-toed touches. If the US wins against Japan, it won't be pretty. I'll just let you know now in case you were hoping for a miracle that even Hope Solo can't give. It will be the hard-nosed, adrenaline-lased, fists-in-the-air type of play our team always does. Or "ugly football" as many of you call it. Why? Because that's who we are. We'll never be like a Brazil or a France or a Japan. Why? Because we're not them. They play their game, we play ours. To play another way would simply be Un-American. Waiting for our women, or even our men, to become a jogo bonito team is like waiting for the Titanic to come in. Or for MLS to have promotion/relegation. So for those of you who simply MUST have "beautiful football," I suggest you just go jump on a bandwagon of another team because it's tiring watching the same people bitch over and over again. Now, that being said. It would be nice for us to do better with possession.