REIMS, France -- For all the goals, celebrations and wins of the past two weeks, the World Cup in some ways began Monday for the United States with a mistake.
Not a cataclysmic error or a failure of character. Just a mistake.
But World Cups can turn on one mistake. This one, resulting in the U.S. allowing its first goal in 674 minutes, didn't. Not yet.
With the ball at her feet, the place where she has the best claim to being among the best goalkeepers in the world, Alyssa Naeher picked the wrong...