Time to get the party started.
As we discovered a year ago in Dresden, and the entire world that summer, beating the Germans at home is easier on the chalkboard than on the field.
They are as complete a team as has ever been assembled in women's soccer. From front to back strong. Organized, well prepared, and above all else serious. To say the Germans don't [insert 4-letter of your choice] around is putting it mildly. They will play at an extremely fast pace and with a skill level we haven't seen in half a year (and rarely do). They will be confident, unrelenting and give no quarter, not even a fraction of an ounce.
You would be hard-pressed to find someone to argue they aren't better skilled, stronger, smarter, faster. Unfortunately for them though, the game is about much more than that. I think our chances of denying them points are good, especially if it rains heavy. Let the skies open.
The guy in the video below is the Kaiser: