April 2019 friendlies

Discussion in 'USA Women: News and Analysis' started by lil_one, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's what I was thinking. High risk, high reward. But, how do they balance?
     
  2. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    UCLA Bruins
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would like this match a lot better if we didn't give up 2 goals.
     
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  3. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    ********
     
  4. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #79 Gilmoy, Apr 4, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2019
    60' 3-2 Sonnett(?) right throw-in at 10m, back to Mewis at box top right. Mewis jukes past 2 down box right to 6m, crosses outswinging to 8m 6-left, Carpenter deflects ball away with right ankle. Rapinoe collects at box top mid-left, runs around pressure to 22m 1/3 left, shoots right instep hard outswinging toward left side netting, and it bounces in past Williams's dive.

    63' 3-2 USA cross from ~arc top wide right to 12m 2/5 left, Mewis sidesteps in from box top and twist-heads wide left. Brief stoppage: Rapinoe made a near-post cut past Kennedy but pulled up and grabbed the back of her right knee, stays seated while others get water.

    64' 3-2 USA subs in (2 of 6) #23 Christen Press for #9 Lindsey Horan.
     
  5. Cliveworshipper

    Cliveworshipper Member+

    Dec 3, 2006
    Now Pugh gets in the act.

    At least these have been quality goals.
     
  6. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    4-2

    Hometown girl gets a goal moments after entering the game
     
  7. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Where was the replay?
     
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  8. zdravstvuyte

    zdravstvuyte Member

    Aston Villa
    United States
    Jul 26, 2018
    It’s like all the Christmas’ coming at once.
     
  9. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    Well Pugh touches the ball about three times and scores.
     
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  10. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This game is crazy. I can't imagine how stressed I would be if this was a WWC knockout game.
     
  11. MiLLeNNiuM

    MiLLeNNiuM Member+

    Aug 28, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bring back Hope Solo.

    OK, I drink. :laugh:
     
  12. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    United States
    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I still prefer the shutout route, but I do feel better now.
     
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  13. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    The ref missed that?
     
  14. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    United States
    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would like this year a lot better if that comment didn't apply to three out of four matches.
     
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  15. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    66' 3-2 USA subs in (3 of 6) #22 Mallory Pugh for #15 Megan Rapinoe.

    67' 4-2 USA right throw-in(?), to Morgan dribbling to box top center. Morgan does a left-instep-behind-right-foot drop pass to Sonnett(!) way up at 14m 1/3 right. Sonnett pivots ccw, lays off for Pugh filling space to 6-top right. Pugh shoots flat across mouth and lifts it over Williams's low stance, into left side netting.

    68' 4-2 Australia subs in (2 of 6) #16 Hayley Raso for #8 Elise Kellond-Knight.

    69' 4-2 Morgan turns through midfield box right, gets left foot clipped by van Egmond en passant, stays down with ankle pain. Kerr carries to 12m wide right, but Australia miss a pass down mid-right and over. Stoppage for Morgan?
     
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  16. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #91 Gilmoy, Apr 4, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2019
    75' 4-2 Australia subs in (3 of 6) #17 Mary Fowler (16 yrs old!) for #9 Caitlin Foord.

    77' 4-2 Fowler passes ahead to Raso at 25m right touch. Raso drives 1-v-1 on Dunn, they bump hips repeatedly and ball eludes both, over endline. That's a tantalizing match-up.

    78' 4-2 USA subs in (4 of 6) #12 Tierna Davidson for #2 Emily Sonnett. Davidson is LB (huh?), Dunn flips to RB.

    80' 4-2 Australia hoof ball upfield, Heath crumples alone at ~30m mid-right -- and gets up. Australia eventually punt high to left post, Naeher does her jump-basket catch. Why not extend her arms and catch above her head?
     
  17. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Foord is "obviously athletic?" :unsure:
     
  18. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
  19. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    United States
    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh, this game...

    This year...
     
  20. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    UCLA Bruins
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Are you kidding me? Can we please get............. may I say it?
     
  21. Cannons

    Cannons Member+

    May 16, 2005
    Jill.... the defense is weak. You cant always outscore everyone
     
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  22. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hmm, personally, I would say that I feel better about the result and the entertainment factor (and this game has definitely been entertaining), but I do not feel better about the performance, especially team defense, headed into a WC. (We all know that sometimes you run out of time before outscoring them to win...see the draw against England, or the loss against France when we decided to start scoring in the 90th minute.)

    EDIT: And, see, now a 3rd Australia goal!
     
  23. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    Press screws up by being late to a double team and from there Australia has time to find Kerr mostly unmarked and....
     
  24. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    UCLA Bruins
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We need hope.......
     
  25. Timbuck

    Timbuck Member

    Jul 31, 2012
    Is it funny because of her problems with drinking (and driving) or because it will get said a lot and I'll have to drink to much?
     

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