2019 SheBelieves Cup

Discussion in 'USA Women: News and Analysis' started by Socarchist, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. L'orange

    L'orange Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Jul 20, 2017
    What's the point of the new substitution, get-off-the-field rule--to eliminate a bit of time wasting by teams leading late in a match?
     
  2. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    That is exactly the reasoning, I believe.

    Since referees lack the guts or ability to correctly add on time to a match this is a way to remove some time wasting from the match and take the responsibility for such complex reasoning and math skills away from the poor little referees.
     
  3. L'orange

    L'orange Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Jul 20, 2017
    Yes, seriously! Just add another minute (or whatever) to any already accrued stoppage time and be done with it. It's dumb to make players have to walk halfway around the field, in some cases, to get back to their bench. Seems a bit demeaning, really.
     
  4. jnielsen

    jnielsen Member

    May 12, 2012
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    I think it's a good idea - the player can step off the field immediately, the replacement enter, and play can resume toot suite. However, in real life, in many leagues, the player subbed out would be subjected to unreasonable abuse and pelted with all kinds of projectiles. Having players exit the field through the playing surface protects them. Stewards, ARs and referees can not/will not be able to do it.
     
  5. zdravstvuyte

    zdravstvuyte Member

    Aston Villa
    United States
    Jul 26, 2018
    Going to watch tonight’s match in my local pub.
    Curious what the stodgy old locals will make of it..
     
  6. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    United States
    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Standings through Round 2:
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    With all these 2-2 draws, I'm wondering if Thanos is interfering with the USWNT in this tournament.
    Screen Shot 2019-03-02 at 8.02.04 PM.png
     
  7. jnielsen

    jnielsen Member

    May 12, 2012
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    So, what did they think? Or did they even watch ladies' football?
     
  8. zdravstvuyte

    zdravstvuyte Member

    Aston Villa
    United States
    Jul 26, 2018
    They loved it AND the pub is now staying open late for the Japan game tonight!!!

    Converts !!!
     
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  9. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    If we are honest we (men) all (at least most: added for political correctness) "like" watching women in shorts getting hot and sweaty more than we like men in the same situation.

    I know I just offended some people but I believe that political correctness is worse than outright bigotry. At least with a bigot nothing is hidden.
     
  10. zdravstvuyte

    zdravstvuyte Member

    Aston Villa
    United States
    Jul 26, 2018
    Offend on Fan... it’s only football.
     
  11. zdravstvuyte

    zdravstvuyte Member

    Aston Villa
    United States
    Jul 26, 2018
    JPN 0 - 1 ENG
     
  12. zdravstvuyte

    zdravstvuyte Member

    Aston Villa
    United States
    Jul 26, 2018
    3 nil. Geez they look fantastic
     
  13. zdravstvuyte

    zdravstvuyte Member

    Aston Villa
    United States
    Jul 26, 2018
    Bar just offered free beer to all those watching the England match!!!!
     
  14. jnielsen

    jnielsen Member

    May 12, 2012
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    I understand, FoF, that's part of the enjoyment for me in watching men's football. I've heard a wide range of male comments about female sports. Sadly, most of them include, "why are they so flat?"
     
  15. jnielsen

    jnielsen Member

    May 12, 2012
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Wow, that score is a surprise. Is Japan playing their youngsters again? Free beer is great!
     
  16. hotjam2

    hotjam2 Member+

    Nov 23, 2012
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    the commentator said one of the Japanese players has more caps combined then all the rest of her team combined! Their missing right now all their two previous games goal scorers; Momiki, Nakajima, Koyabashi, Yokoyama
     
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  17. Crazyhorse

    Crazyhorse Member

    Dec 29, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    To whom deserves credit for the English WNT's rapid rise the last five years?
     
  18. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    UCLA Bruins
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I remember watching some documentary during the mens world cup. Apparently there was some kind of overhaul of the English program in general the last few years that's improved all the English teams.
     
  19. jackdoggy

    jackdoggy Member+

    May 16, 2014
    Big D
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I mean, I really love Lucy and Jodi......can I at least get a six-pack out of this deal??
     
  20. Crawleybus

    Crawleybus Member+

    Oct 18, 2013
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Its because women's football is starting to become a 'thing' here, I didn't even realise there was an English women's football team until the last couple of years. I still don't know anybody that actually watched this game but it did make the BBC sports news this morning and when you consider that it featured alongside Spurs in the Champions League it says something. As women's football 'grows' here I expect the national team will improve.
     
  21. Lechus7

    Lechus7 Member+

    Aug 31, 2011
    Wroclaw
    In short: Serious developement with lots of $$$ invested + fully professional league since last year.

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/20068540 (2012)

    From FA statement in May 2018:
    We will increase our investment in the women’s game. Over the next six seasons, an additional £50m will be invested into women and girl’s football taking the total investment from the 2018-19 season onwards to £114m

    Japan has build over the last decade the best grassroots and youth developement program in the world which is starting to bear fruits now. Foundations are solid and JFA intends to build further up with some serious investments (WWC'23 bid) while making Nadeshiko league fully professional (2021-22).

    In comparision US certainly has the biggest raw potential of the three but what's USSoccer strategy?
     
  22. puttputtfc

    puttputtfc Member+

    Sep 7, 1999
    At the lower level there is plenty of youth and college players. At the highest level, we give contracts to a few players and play plenty of useless friendlies designed to pad stats and build stars. These stars stay way past their sell by date and basically castrate the coach whom the stars know they can replace. Meanwhile, there is a league that doesn't pay very well and too often great players will walk from the game knowing they can't get a contract or a decent living wage.

    Now I'm depressed.
     
  23. Patrick167

    Patrick167 Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 4, 2017
    While I agree with all that, I'd also throw in that any coach can look good as there is a 3-0 result against Chile or Mexico or Iceland at regular intervals. As long as you space out the really competitive games, your job is never in jeopardy as your talent will always get the job done.
     
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  24. PlaySimple

    PlaySimple Member

    Sep 22, 2016
    Chicagoland
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    An intersting analysis of the performance of the USWNT from The Equalizer: https://equalizersoccer.com/2019/03...rld-cup-shebelieves-cup-analysis-predictions/

    Overall the article isn't bad. At the end are some comments about players "on the bubble" to be included on the WC team. Sam Mewis is mentioned as being on the bubble. Am I missing something? Though the games were relatively menaingless, she's a big reason the team didn't tie again vs Brazil and if she had played against Japan that would have been a winnable game as well. If she continues to do well in camp and matches, she should be a lock.
     
  25. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It sounds like you don't know that the US women currently play the toughest international schedule of any team in the world?
     
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