With the roster set, are we ready for the Olympics? Here's my take: GK: Absolutely. Solo and Barnhart are the best choices (not that they weren't on the WC roster). Both can be counted on in tough matches and Solo is clearly the top US net-minder. We need her ability to play with her feet in games against Brazil and Germany. Defense: Feel good about starting four, but depth is an issue. Rampone's move to the middle solidified our central defense and added needed leadership to organize the defense. Mitt's return to health is a great addition as we need her speed and toughness. Margraf is a solid central defender but has lost a step and is susceptible to speedy forwards. Chalupny provides a nice attacking option out of the back. I do worry about the lack of height on the back line and lack of depth. Cox and Buehler are probably only on this roster because of injuries... something we can't afford to the starting four. Midfield: Love the outside mids, worried about the middle. Pia has played with this line the most (or so it seems) and I'm convinced that anybody she plays wide will do well but I worry about the middle against Brazil and Germany. We just don't have the speed and finesse playing here to control the game against top teams. I'm a huge Wagner fan, but she needs speed behind her to be really useful and Boxx doesn't have it. Maybe Lloyd and Hucles' improved form will make a difference, but this is my biggest concern on this team -- the center of the midfield (not a place I like to be worried about!). Forwards: No concerns at all. The trio of Wambach, Kai and Rodriguez gives us size, speed, finesse, strength, experience and guts. Plus, O'Rielly and Tarpley could play up here if needed (even Wagner in a pinch). Our deepest and strongest group on the team. Leadership: I love the move to name Rampone captain because she seems to be leading on the field. This was absent at the WC and seems to have stabilized the group dynamic. Coaching: I don't care about results here. Winning the Peace Cup and Algarve mean nothing when the Olympics roll around. What encourages me is that Pia has shown a willingness to change tactics at half and rest players in tournaments. Can she do this when it's the Olympics? Her playing experience at this level tells me yes, because she understands what it takes to play in this kind of tournament (something only former players can truly understand). It worries me that we barely beat a Brazil team missing 2-3 of it's best players and we haven't played Germany in 9 months. This Summer will be interesting. Your thoughts?