In less than a week, the U.S. women’s national team (USWNT) will play its opening game against Australia at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. FiveThirtyEight visual journalist Allison McCann got the chance to sit down with USWNT players Kelley O’Hara and Christen Press — two former teammates of hers from Stanford — and discuss our Women’s World Cup predictions, how they balance club and country play, Canadian dumplings and why you should watch them play this summer. Also be sure to read our full World Cup preview, and hear Allison discuss the tournament on our sports podcast Hot Takedown.
Bonus Hot Takedown Podcast: Allison McCann talks with Julie Foudy, Kelley O’Hara, and Christen Press. Subscribe on iTunes.