Did Vlatko Andonovski
Make the Right Calls in the Opening Match?
Vlatko Andonovski received a rating of 8 out of 10 for his management in the opening match.
Andonovski made only two changes to the team that played a goalless draw with Portugal.
Emily Sonnett was brought in at right-back, while Trinity Rodman replaced Lynn Williams on the right flank.
Sonnett played as a double pivot with Andy Sullivan, a move that carried some risks but paid off well.
The USA showed significant improvement in all aspects under Andonovski's management.
The passing was crisper, and the team's pressure was more cohesive.
The only thing missing was a goal despite the overall improved performance.
Andonovski appeared hesitant to use his bench, making only one substitution during regulation and two more in extra time.
The impact of using the bench more frequently remains unknown, and the Women's World Cup journey ended for the Americans.
Overall, Andonovski's management decisions played a crucial role in shaping the team's performance.
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