World Cup: Road to redemption begins with U.S. playing Australia - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

World Cup: Road to redemption begins with U.S. playing Australia

(Source: Wikimedia) (Source: Wikimedia)
  • Fox 29 Daily HeadlinesMore>>

  • Biles dresses "for the survivors" while winning 5th US title

    Biles dresses "for the survivors" while winning 5th US title

    Sunday, August 19 2018 10:27 PM EDT2018-08-20 02:27:36 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 3:13 PM EDT2018-08-20 19:13:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Elise Amendola). Simone Biles competes on the balance beam at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Boston.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola). Simone Biles competes on the balance beam at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Boston.

    The Olympic champion designed the leotard she wore while winning her fifth US women's gymnastics title, all the way down to the light shade of teal, which is the the designated color for survivors of sexual abuse.

    More >>

    The Olympic champion designed the leotard she wore while winning her fifth US women's gymnastics title, all the way down to the light shade of teal, which is the the designated color for survivors of sexual abuse.

    More >>
  • Caught on camera: Drug addict steals donations meant for 7-year-old's funeral

    Caught on camera: Drug addict steals donations meant for 7-year-old's funeral

    Monday, August 20 2018 3:30 AM EDT2018-08-20 07:30:27 GMT
    Tammy Crews, 46, is being held on a $10,000 bond for a charge of felony grand theft. (Source: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office/WJXT/CNN)Tammy Crews, 46, is being held on a $10,000 bond for a charge of felony grand theft. (Source: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office/WJXT/CNN)

    The suspect told authorities she took the $600 in donations to “support her crack cocaine addiction” and used the money to buy drugs.

    More >>

    The suspect told authorities she took the $600 in donations to “support her crack cocaine addiction” and used the money to buy drugs.

    More >>
  • Officials investigate cause of death for Colorado mom, kids

    Officials investigate cause of death for Colorado mom, kids

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:14:36 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-08-18 21:51:40 GMT
    (The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts.  The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...(The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts. The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...

    Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life - of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children.

    More >>

    Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life - of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children.

    More >>
(WVUE) -

A four year wait ends tonight for the United States.

Their World Cup experience gets underway Monday evening when they open against Australia in Winnipeg, Canada. The Stars and Stripes are grouped with the Aussies, Sweden and Nigeria in what's been termed the Group of Death.

And they're fighting some demons of the past. Back in 2011, Hope Solo and Abby Wamback led the U.S. to the final where they blew a pair of late leads to Japan before falling in penalty kicks.

Both of those players return for what could be the final World Cup of their illustrious careers. Solo, back in the goal, and Wambach leading a very talented and deep scoring line that figures to test any team it comes up against over the next four weeks.

The only concern head coach Jill Ellis has is when star forward Alex Morgan will play. She's been dealing with a knee injury, but it'll take a lot to keep her off the field and team USA would love to see her add to her 51 career national team goals.

As for Monday's opponent, 10th ranked Australia, history would suggest that a win is in order for team USA. The game will mark the 25th time the two teams have met and the U.S. has never lost to the Aussies, 22-0 with two ties.

But, anything can happen when teams get on the big stage that is the World Cup.

The U.S. needs to win its opener because the schedule only gets tougher going forward. Sweden, ranked sixth in the latest FIFA rankings, is next in line, followed by Nigeria, who is ranked 33rd in the world.

Six points from two wins will all but guarantee a spot in the next round, and from there it's full steam ahead with blinders on.

Simply put, winning the cup this year will put their failure in the cup before to bed

"It took me a long time to get over it, to close that door. But now a new door has opened," Morgan said.

Here's hoping team USA kicks it open en route to a world championship.

Copyright 2015 WVUE. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly

1100 Banyan Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.