Shot at Glory: Satisfy the Georgia players within the 2015 Women’s World Cup

The Women’s World Cup begins Saturday in Canada, with 24 teams fighting to lift the famous trophy once the final whistle blows in Vancouver on This summer 5. The U.S. Women’s National Team famously finished second this year and is probably the favorites this season, but hasn’t won soccer’s most coveted prize since 1999. Within this tournament, the U.S. continues to be handed a difficult draw, facing Australia, Norway, and Nigeria in Group D.

Morgan Brian
Morgan Brian

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Two players from Georgia, Morgan John and Kelley O’Hara, is going to be integral towards the U.S. team’s chances.

John was created and elevated on St. Simons Island and plays in central midfield. At 22, the Golden Islands girl may be the youngest player around the U.S. roster and will also be making her World Cup debut. That won’t daunt John though, as she’s been an earlier achiever, making her national team debut in 2013 while still playing college soccer in the College of Virginia, a rarity in women’s professional soccer because turning professional is generally a prerequisite for national team selection. John is respected on her brains around her ball skills, aquiring a outstanding capability to browse the play and make a good decision, specifically for this type of youthful player.

Kelley O'Hara
Kelley O’Hara

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O’Hara, 26, comes from Fayetteville, and could be the most versatile player around the U.S. roster. She won the Hermann Trophy (awarded towards the overall best player) while playing like a forward for Stanford in ’09, and performed right midfield for that U.S. in the 2011 World Cup. But O’Hara has lately adapted her game to experience inside a more defensive position, moving which saw her play back for each minute from the 2012 Olympics because the U.S. won gold working in london.

Catch the women on the planet Cup final on Sunday, This summer 5 at 6 p.m. on Fox.

Grove is going to be previewing and reviewing every U.S. Women’s National Team game on his podcast, the entire Soccer Show.