Adam Wells for Bleacher Report:
This was a huge steppingstone win for England’s women. The national squad led by Sampson has been building to this kind of moment for a long time, making it to the quarterfinals in 2007 and 2011. One wrong bounce in the semifinal is all that kept it out of the title game.
Having finally finished in the top three and conquering Germany in the process proves that England is on the right track and will be a force in the years to come. For now, though, it’s time to let the women on this roster celebrate their moment.