Joy Fawcett. Ever since Akers retired, penalties have been a USA problem. Chastain took a few early in Heinrichs' tenure, but she is inconsistent. Lilly also took a few early in Heinrichs' tenure, but when she went through that awful slump in 2000, that stopped. Foudy looked poor in having to retake one against Nigeria. Besides, she alone of the Splendid Seven in '99 was not asked to shoot against China. Think there's a reason? MacMillan is a good choice, but she's unlikely to be in the game when one needs to be taken. Hamm never used to take them because of a lack of confidence. Now she's taken two in this tournament. The one against Nigeria was OK, helped by the goalie being utterly clueless as to which way to go. But last night's was a harbinger of potential bad tidings. Hamm was not on her best game last night and taking the kick was not a step calculated to shake her out of it. Wambach is a good PK taker, but you have to figure that most USA PKs will come after she's bludgeoned, like two have so far in this tournament. Why Fawcett? Her kick against China in '99 was perfect. She's one of the calmest players on the field. You need that calm when taking PKs. And she's so consistent. If I were coaching, Fawcett would take the next USA penalty kick.