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Las Blancas Podcast: Olympics Quarter-Finals; Did Japan Reveal A Method To Beat Sweden?

And the USWNT’s greatest flaw.

Sweden v Japan: Women’s Football Quarterfinal - Olympics: Day 7 Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images

Today is the absolute last day you can get early bird tickets to the Los Angeles podcast.

On this Patron-only episode of Las Blancas Podcast, Om Arvind and Grant Little discuss:

  • Quick summary of Brazil-Canada and England-Australia.
  • How Japan’s build-up troubled Sweden
  • Where Japan lost the game
  • Kosovare Asllani’s impact
  • Do the USWNT need to evolve on the ball?
  • Grant being right about Lynn Williams
  • How the US got the better of the first half
  • Defending Carli Lloyd’s selection
  • Did the subs make the US worse?
  • Why the Netherlands ended regulation and extra time on top
  • The US’s questionable box defending
  • The Americans creating offense for other teams
  • How Sweden and Australia match up
  • Megan Rapinoe’s Mbappé celebration
  • Should Lynn Williams start in the semi-final and final?

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)


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