Looking forward to the Dec ID camp

Discussion in 'USA Women: News and Analysis' started by lil_one, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. taosjohn

    taosjohn Member+

    Dec 23, 2004
    taos,nm
    I don't need any extra education on the political correctness of the situation-- I basically agree with you and have for close on to sixty years here. But as Zhivago says, while the surgeon is cutting away the cancerous cells, the rest of the body has to remember to sustain life.

    And there is a tiny amount of sense in the mostly senseless Christian Oppression myth. If Hinkle can hold her beliefs quietly and find it in her heart to "hate the sin but love the sinner," who cares if she believes that somebody's hellbound? If it gets her through the night and she doesn't use it to face somebody else down, it will poison her and no one else.

    And she is far more likely to be converted toward tolerance by association than she is to make Ertz or Lloyd or Morgan intolerant. To some extent it really does behoove us to choose another baker for the gay wedding cake-- if there is one in town. It isn't that the intolerant baker is right; it is simply that one doesn't need to beat him down if one can just bypass him and go about one's business. The real issue is not what she believes, but that she went public with it.

    That and that, to my eyes, she's not that Sandy Koufax level player that can refuse to play on religious holidays-- she's good, but not in the way that the USWNT needs of its outside backs at the moment; hers is a less offensive, less risk taking game.

    I repped the post it for two reasons--one was the last line, which is hard to argue with, and the other is, I am always glad to hear Andy's impressions-- because he gets to see a whole bunch of stuff that I do not. Even when I don't agree with him, I appreciate the eyewitness accounts...
     
  2. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    The Post's Stete Goff is reporting on Twitter that the Spirit's Ashley Hatch and Jordan DiBiasi will be called in to this ID camp.

    Let the floodgates (of such information) open wide!
     
  3. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    December camp roster announced (with a few surprises...at least to me; lots more college players than I expected):

    GOALKEEPERS (2): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 3/0), Casey Murphy (Reign FC; 0/0)

    DEFENDERS (9): Maycee Bell (UNC; 0/0), Malia Berkely (Florida State; 0/0), Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue FC; 0/0), Emily Fox (UNC; 3/0), Naomi Girma (Stanford; 0/0), Sarah Gorden (Chicago Red Stars; 0/0), Hailie Mace (Rosengård FC, SWE; 3/0), Kiara Pickett (Stanford; 0/0), Margaret Purce (Portland Thorns FC; 1/0)

    MIDFIELDERS (7): Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars; 2/0), Vanessa DiBernardo (Chicago Red Stars; 0/0), Jordan DiBiasi (Washington Spirit; 0/0), Sarah Killion (Sky Blue FC; 0/0), Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash; 15/1), Brianna Pinto (UNC; 0/0), Ashley Sanchez (UCLA; 0/0)

    FORWARDS (6): Bethany Balcer (Reign FC; 0/0), Madison Haley (Stanford; 0/0), Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit; 2/0), Paige Monaghan (Sky Blue FC; 0;0), Sophia Smith (Stanford; 0/0), Ally Watt (Texas A&M; 0/0)
     
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  4. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Yes, a lot of 0/0 players included, ten of them still in college.
     
  5. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I expected a lot of uncapped players; I didn't expect nearly half the roster to still be in college. Also I really didn't expect Kristie Mewis to get called back in after, how many years? 5?
     
  6. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Also important notes:
    -Only domestic based players were brought in due to time constraints. (NWSL players did know about the dates of the camp in advance to plan their offseason accordingly.)
    -For the players, Andonovski considers this a chance for them to earn call-ups to future camps to be evaluated against the veterans.
    -Gordon is the only player on the roster with no international experience at any level.
     
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  7. FawcettFan14

    FawcettFan14 Member+

    Mar 19, 2004
    Colorado
    A more college-centric group than predicted. Exciting to see who makes the cut for January.

    From my original list of 35, 15 were included: Murphy, Campbell, Dorsey, Gorden, Colaprico, DiBernardo, Killion, DiBiasi, Pinto, Mace, Monaghan, Hatch, Balcer, S. Smith, Watt

    The following 8 have W-League/other int'l club contracts, not available for selection:
    -Bledsoe (Sydney FC)
    -A. Smith (Western Sydney Wanderers)
    -Menges (Melbourne Victory)
    -Cook (PSG)
    -Staab (Western Sydney Wanderers)
    -Ashley (Adelaide United)
    -Williams (Western City Wanderers)
    -Hamilton (Western City Wanderers)

    The remaining 11 don't have overseas club contracts that I can find, but were not selected: Hinkle, McGrady, Oyster (injured?) Riehl, Bingham, Sullivan, Weatherholt, McCaskill, Tymrak, Ohai, Macario.

    Vlatko has stated his intention to look across the globe for talent. So it's a good bet he's keeping an eye on W-League play, even if it's not the highest standard compared to NWSL.
     
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  8. Smallchief

    Smallchief Member+

    Oct 27, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    Surely Sam Staab would be on that list if she weren't in Australia.
     
  9. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    UCLA Bruins
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's the weirdest one for me, other than being Sam's sister, how did she pull off that invite? I don't remember her having an incredibly awesome NWSL season but maybe I didn't see all of the Dash games.
     
  10. tiaotnszn

    tiaotnszn New Member

    Chicago Red Stars
    United States
    Nov 13, 2019
    Someone mentioned that Macario was invited but was unable to attend due to previous commitments. Probably not that big of a deal considering she is still a few years from eligibility.
     
  11. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It is important to realize that the women's Final Four is December 6th & 8th and this camp is scheduled Dec. 9 - 14th, which is really bad time for an awful lot of college students as that's finals season (or the lead up to those). Those whose seasons are already finished may have an advantage as they might be able to finish exams early.
     
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  12. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    I'd be shocked if Emily Fox makes the camp. She was carried off of the field on Friday right past me. It did not look good.
     
  13. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    UCLA Bruins
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ACL injury so my guess is she's not going...
     
  14. jnielsen

    jnielsen Member

    May 12, 2012
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Too bad, sorry to hear that.
     
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  15. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
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  16. jackdoggy

    jackdoggy Member+

    May 16, 2014
    Big D
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    D*MN IT. Get better soon E.
     
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  17. Smallchief

    Smallchief Member+

    Oct 27, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    How many careers are ruined every year by ACL injuries?

    An intriguing question for me is why some players get ACLs, and some don't. Is it just random? It doesn't seem so.
     
  18. Mills

    Mills Member

    Aug 23, 2019
    My theory is that it has to do with whether a person is double-jointed, but it's just a thought.
    I think people who are double-jointed have a lot more flexibility.
    I am not and I've had a ligament tear in my knee.
     
  19. taosjohn

    taosjohn Member+

    Dec 23, 2004
    taos,nm
    Women's basketball has had a lot of success with specialized coaching clinics on how to land after going up for a rebound-- which is basically the same issue as going up for a header. Apparently women as a demographic, because they have wider pelvises in ratio to their shoulders, are more prone to land with the ankle inside the hip, and it is that particular percussive stress that is to blame-- and people can be taught how to avoid those landings.

    But you still don't want to land on somebody else's foot...
     
  20. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Jaelin Howell in:

     
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  21. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Besides the different bone structure, another theory for why ACL injuries are more common in women is that hormones increase the tightness of ligaments, which could make an injury more likely at certain time of a woman's cycle.
     
  22. Mills

    Mills Member

    Aug 23, 2019
    I like Howell. I think she has a lot of potential and could break in to the full team roster.
     
  23. Mills

    Mills Member

    Aug 23, 2019
    Poor thing. I feel for her.
     
  24. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Other last minute changes to the roster:
    -Madison Hailey, Naomi Girma, and Danielle Colaprico all are out with injuries. Morgan Weaver, Makamae Gomera-Stevens, and Kaleigh Riehl called up to replace them.

    So the roster currently in camp is:
    GOALKEEPERS (2): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 3/0), Casey Murphy (Reign FC; 0/0)

    DEFENDERS (8): Maycee Bell (UNC; 0/0), Malia Berkely (Florida State; 0/0), Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue FC; 0/0), Sarah Gorden (Chicago Red Stars; 0/0), Hailie Mace (Rosengård FC, SWE; 3/0), Kiara Pickett (Stanford; 0/0), Margaret Purce (Portland Thorns FC; 1/0), Kaleigh Riehl (Penn State; 0/0)

    MIDFIELDERS (7): Vanessa DiBernardo (Chicago Red Stars; 0/0), Jordan DiBiasi (Washington Spirit; 0/0), Jaelin Howell (Florida State; 0/0), Sarah Killion (Sky Blue FC; 0/0), Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash; 15/1), Brianna Pinto (UNC; 0/0), Ashley Sanchez (UCLA; 0/0)

    FORWARDS (7): Bethany Balcer (Reign FC; 0/0), Makamae Gomera-Stevens (Washington State: 0/0), Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit; 2/0), Paige Monaghan (Sky Blue FC; 0;0), Sophia Smith (Stanford; 0/0), Ally Watt (Texas A&M; 0/0), Morgan Weaver (Washington State; 0/0)
     
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  25. Mills

    Mills Member

    Aug 23, 2019
    Yes, my girl Riehl, making it. Nice.
     

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