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Old 06-07-2019, 11:17 AM
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God bless America.
Can we repeat?, is this the tournament we see the fading of Alex Morgan and the rise of Samantha Mewis, will Martha (Pele in skirts) finally win a WC.
I will be cheering the USA on but would like to see the other teams from our region do well, Canada and Jamaica (reggae girlz).
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Old 06-08-2019, 06:01 PM
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End of day two, Spain was giving two undeserving penalty via VAR, France looks great Germany not too compelling, the rest are just the opponents.

Anyone knows the rules of the VIDEO ASSISTANT REFEREE, does the booth dictates to the Ref or do they give information and the Ref use His/Her judgement.
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I will be watching.... I'm not a die hard. But I watch the World Cup every 4 years. I far prefer the women game to the mens. It is sorta hard switching from the Stanley Cup Playoffs to the "Mens" FIFA World Cup. At least if a woman gets knocked down it is because she got hit. Ridiculous athleticism for the mens game absolutely ruined by flopping, and whining....

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Now that we have seen all 24 teams, we know who are the contenders, the pretenders and the opponents.
GO USA.
13/0 what a whooping.
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Wwc...lost

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Old 06-12-2019, 05:53 AM
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Can't tell anything from that.....The Thai goalie was worse than my daughter's High School team's goalie. Did the US have a goalie? IDK the TV camera never panned into our defensive end....

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I will be watching.... I'm not a die hard. But I watch the World Cup every 4 years. I far prefer the women game to the mens. It is sorta hard switching from the Stanley Cup Playoffs to the "Mens" FIFA World Cup. At least if a woman gets knocked down it is because she got hit. Ridiculous athleticism for the mens game absolutely ruined by flopping, and whining....

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Totally agree. I can't stand the flopping.

After yesterday's match with Chile, I'm hoping to see more of Tierna Davidson. Obviously didn't see much of her defensively, but her feeds into the forwards and into the wings were impressive. Mallory Pugh didn't impress me much, but I think she may provide a shocking moment or two. Neither did Allie Long. She just looked late to everything. Same thing with Lindsay Horan.

Kreiger is still my favorite player - aggressive, crazy fast and makes good decisions.
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Well a good percentage of the players yesterday were the second string. Notables that I didn't see play Morgan, Heath, Dunn, O'Hara, Lavelle, Mewis, Rapinoe..... (I wasn't laser focused so I may have some of these names wrong) that is a pretty good percentage of the starters who didn't see the field. I guess we won't see them really play to potential until the elimination rounds...... Will Sweden give them a Game?

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Old 06-17-2019, 07:58 AM
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US by a field goal.
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:24 AM
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Having seen all the teams play, it's obvious the cup is the US to lose, the United States second eleven could win the cup, for that matter those they left at home should make a deep run in this competition.
When we get to the knock-out stage it will be interesting to see if ant team try to replicate Sweden's Olympic performance, bunker-down and try to get to a shoot-out.
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bunker-down and try to get to a shoot-out.
I hope not though I could see why a team would employ that strategy. I want this sport to succeed here in the US. But that would give the haters... or just the "I don't ever care to watchers" yet another reason to ignore this sport (primary one is flopping on the men's side)

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Having seen all the teams play, it's obvious the cup is the US to lose, the United States second eleven could win the cup, for that matter those they left at home should make a deep run in this competition.
When we get to the knock-out stage it will be interesting to see if ant team try to replicate Sweden's Olympic performance, bunker-down and try to get to a shoot-out.
France has played much better than the USWNT. Playing all the scrubs against the little sisters of the poor yesterday is not going to help the Team's momentum. Focusing on Loyd who just hung around the middle looking to score didn't help the teams dynamics either, she really blew the PK. It would not surprise me for some resentment to start to show over that.

Davidson was a pleasant surprise.

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France has played much better than the USWNT. Playing all the scrubs against the little sisters of the poor yesterday is not going to help the Team's momentum. Focusing on Loyd who just hung around the middle looking to score didn't help the teams dynamics either, she really blew the PK. It would not surprise me for some resentment to start to show over that.

Davidson was a pleasant surprise.

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I disagree with France has played better than the US, VAR gave them the game against Nigeria (twice), their built-up is lacking, they are most effective on set pieces when they can move everyone in to the box, Le Sommer seems to have lost more than a step, #3 Rennart is not the defender she once was, #17 Tinney looks like their most effective player and I can't see that beating the USA.
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Old 06-17-2019, 06:28 PM
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I disagree with France has played better than the US, VAR gave them the game against Nigeria (twice), their built-up is lacking, they are most effective on set pieces when they can move everyone in to the box, Le Sommer seems to have lost more than a step, #3 Rennart is not the defender she once was, #17 Tinney looks like their most effective player and I can't see that beating the USA.
France played decent teams. Never underestimate Ellis’s ability to screw things up. I hope she doesn’t but I won’t hold my breath.

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France played decent teams. Never underestimate Ellis’s ability to screw things up. I hope she doesn’t but I won’t hold my breath.

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I agree with you on the Jill Ellis part, she has been given the keys to a McLaren and drives it like its a VW bus.
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Leaving work early to watch US - Sweden.
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Tobin Heath is my favorite..... smoking fast and great feet. She had a great game yesterday. I hope Alex Morgan is ok. She seemed bruised but not broken. Nice to lose her and be forced to "fall back" on Carly Loyd. Abundance od riches....

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Tobin Heath is my favorite..... smoking fast and great feet. She had a great game yesterday. I hope Alex Morgan is ok. She seemed bruised but not broken. Nice to lose her and be forced to "fall back" on Carly Loyd. Abundance od riches....

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Abundance of riches, you can say that again, I think our best front line is Tobin Heath on the right wing, Carly Loyd in the (9) position and Megan Rapinoe on the left wing, take nothing away from Morgan she is a good striker not much of a play maker.
I would love to see Sam Mewis in the (9) slot and Crystal Dunn in the mid field.
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Still, they looked pretty beatable. Passes were lazy and they weren't closing on the ball. From the mid-field back, I think the only one really working was O'Hara. Mewis was occasionally, but Dunn, Sauerbrunn, Dahlkemper and Horan were phoning it in. Dunn and Sauerbrunn both have an insane amount of raw talent defending - great instincts and I think that bailed them out of a couple of tough spots. I thought Morgan looked lazy too. Heath, O'Hara, Lavelle and Mewis were playing to win. Carli and Press, too, once they got into the game. It's a good win, but I hope to see a more urgent/tight effort out of them against Spain.
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Dunn was horrific IMO, once the team figured out she was turning the ball over on every touch the left side was off the table bringing the ball out f their end. I don't know why she is even the the game, she failed as a forward what makes Ellis think she is wroth a damn on defense?

If you look at the way England or France are playing it sure looks like their teams want it more.

The USWNT looked pedestrian in the second half, they are going to need to really raise their game if they want to move forward.

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