This statement just is not accurate. It implies that Yael played largely at wing and that’s not true. Yael played a few games at wing, largely due to injury and experimentation. But the overwhelming majority of her caps came as a CM. Yael had 10 caps and five starts last year and those were really at CM. I think Averbuch should be on the WWC team over Lindsey so I’m not carrying Pia’s water. We can say Pia made the wrong choice in this instance but we cannot say with any fairness or accuracy that Averbuch didn’t get a chance to succeed at CM. On Mitts. I have a great deal of respect for her as a player and a person. She has been the best RB on the WNT for the better part of the past decade and has been an exceptionally good role model and spokeswoman for the women’s game. But I do understand the concern of some who think she is not fit for WWC. Though I do have to say some posters have been dumping on her for years and would have been looking for an excuse for her not to be on the team and her latest injury provided that vehicle. I would think Krieger has won the starting RB job but when I hear people say that it’s just fate that Mitts will just re-injure herself I wonder where they got their medical degrees or if they examined Mitts' hammy personally. And Whitney Engen, while an impressive young player, is clearly a CB and not an outside back so I am not sure why anyone thinks throwing her in the mix would have helped solve the problem at outside back. The problem here is that aside from Mitts, the team has just two natural outside backs, Cox and Krieger. I know that Amy L will probably play outside but that truly is an example of square peg in a round hole. And while some think Becky S could play there in a pinch, she never has in international competition. Unlike Averbuch, this is a situation for which I think Pia deserves some blame. She should have had more than three or four candidates in the mix at outside back this year. Britney Taylor or Kandace Wilson for example.