Now I'm pissed.
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Now I'm pissed.
They've only scored one so far. We've scored 6, but one was the wrong way
So, is Hope Solo the coolest Star Wars name ever or what? I hope she can straighten out her personal stuff now that The Cup is going back where it belongs. That said, my cousin is the current Girls U14 World Cup champion keeper... or at least my aunt is saying her team won the tournament recently. She can have Hope's spot for 2021.
Someone tonight on the panel said he called it a "travel risk" to come to Vancouver for the tournament.
Yeah, that's ironic, huh. I wonder if that has ever gotten to that tie break point before. Sasic won it because she had a hat trick against Ivory Coast in the first round; Lloyd "lost" it because her hat trick was (the first ever) in the final. lol. I know Sasic would trade a million Golden Boots for the cup, though.
Well deserved win for the USA. They peak at the right time.
Considering that England lost by a fluke goal to Japan, and were able to beat Germany for third place, I wonder if they would have fared any better in the final? I think the US still would have won, but it might have been a more competitive game. At least the general American audience got lots of goals to keep them happy.
"Miss Lloyd she always does this to us. In London she scored 2 goals and today she scored 3 goals. We are embarrassed," Japan coach Norio Sasaki said. "But she is an excellent player and I really respect her and admire her." But I did wonder WHY she was totally unmarked on those early pieces??? Of all the players...
It is amazing, Lloyd scores the only goal in 08 gold medal game, the only two goals in the 12 gold medal game, and now this. Three goals would have done it, but hey. Glad the others got on the board, too, we wouldn't want to be one-dimensional.
I guess we won't get an answer to this, but I have been wondering how much the suspensions of Rapinoe and Holiday forced the hand of Ellis to change that lineup. Not that they wouldn't have done it anyway, but I am so glad they let Brian in at DM. I was so irritated with that ref during the Colombia game, but she might have sealed the overall victory.
I don't watch ANY men's football...
Speaking for meeself, the USWNT are a tad easier on the eyes...
Ratings for the final were off the chart, higher than any previous US Men's game. Women still take home a lot less than the men. I suspect part of that problem is that the other womens' games don't seem to sell many tickets at all. It would be helpful to see the revenues collected by both women and men when comparing salaries and prize money of women and men. Would it be acceptable to subsidize women's lower pay and event marketing costs with men's higher revenue money until the women's ticket sales increase?
Disagree. Usually there is no need to press when up 4-0. You don't want to tire out your team by defending/pressuring over the midfield line.
The USA was the bigger and faster team and could afford to play a more defensive style at 4-0 and rely on counters.They have the better goalie and defense. The fact that the USA were able to press the Japanese in the Japanese defensive end for quite a bit of the game shows how strong the USA was. The Japanese ball control and passing were excellent, but they also ate up tons of clock playing patty cake at the midfield stripe and slowly probing the USA d. While it can be nerve wracking to watch the USA play without the ball, there was no way Japan could score 5 goals against the USA on that day.