Watching the U.S. utterly annihilate Japan in the final round of the Women's World Cup is certainly the most exhilarating thing to have ever happened on Vancouver soil. Imagine all that—Carli Lloyd's magnificent midfield goal, Hope Solo's magnificent sneer—right before your eyes at Yankee Stadium. And you can still hit up your local bar after!
The women's team will square off against third-place England sometime in November, a source told Page Six, for some reason. England was unceremoniously ejected from the semifinals after defender Laura Bassett lofted the ball into her own team's net. Relive that particular humiliation here.
The U.S., in contrast, went on to pulverize Japan 5-2, with four of those goals scored within the first 15 minutes of the match. What drama will November's game hold? Will Carli Lloyd score another hat trick, and then a pants trick? Will Megan Rapinoe tear out Fara Williams' jugular with her teeth? Will England come up with more encouraging catchphrases to cheer on its team? We can dream.