After a very flat, uninspiring push through pool play, these women picked one HELL of a time to peak.

* I realized that, uncharacteristically, I forgot to mention how cranky the uniforms make me. Why did Nike decide that white, green, and neon-yellow are USA colors — and why is Japan playing in hot pink and blue? It’s insane to me that we are hoisting the World Cup AND our own flag looking like the alumni soccer team at the University of Oregon (which, yes, has big fiscal ties to Nike). CRABBY. The end.

[Photos: Getty]

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