PBP: NWSL Week 21 Discussion

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  1. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    United States
    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Week 22 (09/11 - 09/15), this is. See the watermark on NWSL's schedule tweet.

    Week 21 (09/06 - 09/08) was last week.

    Week 20 (08/31) ORL-WAS was during the FIFA window, and got postponed by Dorian (until 10/05), but it will still count as "Week 20" when it gets played.
     
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  3. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    We officially have a phantom week. :giggle:
     
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  4. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [#9.ORL-CHI.#3]
    Viggiano for Weatherholt; Krieger for Pickett (and Edmonds => LB, Kennedy => DM, Greening => RCB).

    Stanton for DiBernardo; K.Johnson for McCaskill.

    Orlando: OK (<= Q) Greening King (OUT <=) Krieger / OUT (=) Marta Morgan van Egmond / 45D (=) Pressley / MAT (=) Leroux
    Chicago: OK (<= Q, starting) Davidson / Q none / OUT (OK =>) Wright (=) Jahansouz Mautz Vasconcelos
     
  5. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    United States
    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #5 Semblance17, Sep 11, 2019
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2019
    They had one or two of those phantom weeks last year too, as I recall.

    Thanks for the correction, @Gilmoy .
     
  6. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gotta feel for Orlando. What a game by Harris!
     
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  7. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    39' 0-0 1st yellow card on K.Johnson, for a foul on Harris?
    64' 0-0 2nd yellow card on K.Johnson, for a foul on Edmonds.

    75' 0-0 Kerr breakaway, Harris saves:


    88' 0-0 Davidson cross, Ertz backheads to right post low, Harris saves:

    90+2' (of +5') 0-0 Chicago subs in (2 of 3) #32 Zoey Goralski for #12 Yuki Nagasato.

    90'+4'43" (of +5') 0-1 Goralski dribbles through box top left, ground cross poked away by Edmonds. Short turns back and collects, shot blocked by Krieger, bounces out to arc top right. Gorden passes to Kerr at 15m box right, Kerr touches to 10m and chips a cross over McCaskill making a near-post run, into the void behind her. Short front-cuts Weatherholt at 6m center, heads down to 1/3 left, off Harris's right forearm and into back left edge 1/4 high.

    FT 0-1. Buzzer-beater!
     
  8. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [#1.POR-NC.#2]
    Reynolds for Sonnett.

    McDonald for Hamilton; Debinha for Zerboni; O'Sullivan for Roccaro.

    Portland: RED Sonnett / Q none / OUT (=) Andressinha Boureille Salem Seiler
    North Carolina: Q none / OUT (=) Harbison Pruitt
     
  9. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Keystone Kops defending in the first half hour for Portland. A little bit more clinical finishing and it could've been 5-0 of 6-0 at the half hour mark. At the other end Horan is going to wake up in the middle of the night wondering how she missed that open header just before the half.

    I think Riley would rather take the bird in hand (3 points tonight vs Portland) than to start resting players to save them for the two in the bush (Saturday vs Orlando and Tuesday vs Houston). Especially with the games in hand on Portland and Chicago.

    And right at the start of the second half we're getting Technical Difficulties. Sweet.
     
  10. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  11. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    15' 0-1 Dunn challenges Horan's clearance at 25m wide right, blocks it into a pop-up to circle top right touch. Mathias one-touch knockdown to arc top wide right, Ln.Williams one-touch backheel into Dunn's stride, throug box top right to 10m. Square pass left to 11m 4-right, McDonald dummies over ball. Debinha runs on unmarked through box top center to 12m 1/3 right, one-touch right instep shot just inside right post, past Franch frozen.

    21' 0-2 Dunn-S.Mewis-Debinha ping a triangle to circle top mid-right. Dunn chips to Mathias at 8m wide right. Klingenberg slides self down early, Mathias cuts inside her, to 7m box right. Backpass to 16m mid-right, Dunn runs on and shoots one-touch right instep across mouth over Franch dive-twisting backward, off left post 1/2 high, bounces down to 8m 6-left. Hinkle shoots left roundhouse, Carpenter deflects it square right to 6-top left post. Ln.Williams is thereat, flicks right outstep and deflects ball under Franch's left hand, into 2/5 right back low.
     
  12. BlueCrimson

    BlueCrimson Member+

    North Carolina Courage
    United States
    Nov 21, 2012
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Weeds need a better defensive RB than Carpenter. She has been giving Hinkle WAY too much space for crosses.
     
  13. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #13 Gilmoy, Sep 12, 2019
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2019
    23' 0-3 Dahlkemper simple pass to Mathias unmarked at circle top right touch. Mathias outruns Sinclair to 14m wide right, Klingenberg plays zone in mid-right lane, not stopping ball nor marking anybody. Ln.Williams lurks at 9m 1/4 left, with Carpenter and Reynolds sagging off her, and nobody between her and ball. Mathias bends a ground pass outswinging slightly to 8m 1/4 left, Ln.Williams steps left instep forward and blocks ball past Franch frozen, into 1/5 left back low.

    Even rarer than 100 caps (= 9,000 minutes + stoppage times :D) is 10k minutes. Naeher crossed it earlier today, Menges gets there in 1H.

    HT 0-3. North Carolina are like a video at 1.25x.
     
  14. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    57' 0-3 Yellow card on Klingenberg, for a foul on O'Sullivan.
    58' 0-3 Yellow card on Horan, for a foul on Debinha.

    59' 0-3 Portland subs in (1 of 3) #38 Simone Charley for #23 Margaret Purce.

    61' 0-4 Dahlkemper passes to S.Mewis at circle tangent front left, three Thorns converge on her. S.Mewis dribbles away from Raso and Charley pincering her, draws Brynjarsdóttir, passes to Hinkle unmarked at 24m wide left. Hinkle touches to 15m wide left, Dunn accelerates from box top right post, past Menges and Klingenberg both only trotting. Hinkle bends a cross perfectly behind them but in front of Franch, it skips at 5m 1/3 right to 4m 1/4 right, Dunn lifts right instep and half-volleys off Franch's left glove chest-high, down into 1/4 right back low. Portland look ponderous of leg, and their attempts at swarming in midfield only sucks defenders away from other places, leaving NC's wide attackers free. And even when Portland's defenders are there, they're not there.

    68' 0-5 Dunn passes from circle back left to Debinha just behind circle center. Debinha hits turbo up centerline and leaves jogging Horan and loping Brynjarsdóttir 5m behind her, makes Reynolds/Menges turn hips away to not-backpedal as they sag 5m off her at 25m. Ln.Williams toes their line unmarked at 26m mid-left, Debinha rolls a pass to box top mid-left. Ln.Williams touches to 12m 4-left, Franch comes out to 6m left post, Ln.Williams shoots right instep over Franch's left shoulder, into 1/3 left back 1/2 high. And meanwhile, McDonald was unmarked through box top mid-right, so the mirror-image pass would have worked, too.

    68' 0-5 Portland subs in (2 of 3) #27 Elizabeth Ball for #25 Meghan Klingenberg.
     
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  15. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Okay, I have one question:
    WTF
     
  16. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    69' 0-5 Yellow card on Hinkle, for a foul on Raso.

    75' 0-5 North Carolina subs in (1 of 3) #23 Kristen Hamilton for #14 Jessica McDonald.
    79' 0-5 Portland subs in (3 of 3) #37 Emily Ogle for #10 Lindsey Horan.
    80' 0-5 North Carolina subs in (2 of 3) #17 Heather O'Reilly for #19 Crystal Dunn.
    85' 0-5 North Carolina subs in (3 of 3) #25 Meredith Speck for #9 Lynn Williams.

    89' 0-6 Hamilton taps a square pass from circle top wide left into Debinha's stride at 35m box left. Debinha cuts inside behind Ogle's momentum, roams to 27m center -- meanwhile, Hamilton front-cuts Carpenter caught ball-watching and not sprinting, opens a 5m lead through arc top mid-left. Debinha chips over Portland's high line to 10m 6-left, Reynolds must spin 180 and chase. Hamilton touches to 5m 6-left, opens hips and snipes right instep mini-lob across mouth, off right post 7/8 high, glances along right side netting into back right edge 3/5 high, as glum Franch can only stand and watch it spin in. Too fast, too precise, too much energy vs. tired legs (and minds). Irony: ball wraps around rear netting, rolls diagonally across goal and comes to rest against Franch's left outstep.

    90+2' (of +3') 0-6 Debinha to O'Reilly standing at arc top 1/4 right, O'Reilly scoops a shot off crossbar 1/4 right, bounces over.

    FT 0-6. That's North Carolina's scoring record -- wut? They never scored 6 before? Alas, it's not Portland's worst loss -- IIRC, they gave up 7 at home a few years ago.
     
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  17. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Actually, it *is* Portland's worst loss ever. Their worst losses before this - one at home and one away - were 0-5 duds both in 2014, home vs WNY and away at Seattle.

    No games in league history were decided by more than six goals, and the only two six-goal victories in league history (before tonight) were 7-1 home wins for POR and WNY against KC and BOS, respectively.
     
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  18. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  19. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Anyone want to give an over/under chance on a semifinal in Bridgeview instead of Portland?
     
  20. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Well, ok, Portland's defense was already quite static on that, but this 0-1 action was an heck of a beautiful action! :eek:
     
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  21. CoachJon

    CoachJon Member+

    Feb 1, 2006
    Rochester, NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #21 CoachJon, Sep 12, 2019
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2019
    It must be pretty cool to come into the opponent’s stadium and play in front of 17,000 murmuring fans. PT FC must stand for Pretty Tame Football Club. Anson Dorrance used to call Heath and Nogueira his Brazilians; I think Brazil will be calling Debinha their American.
     
  22. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
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  23. Tracer

    Tracer Member

    Apr 22, 2016
    New York
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Does anyone here actually think there were 4,592 people at that Orlando game last night?
     
  24. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [#7.HOU-UTA.#4]
    Chapman for Agnew; Nairn for Murray.

    Stengel for Rodriguez.

    Houston: OK (<= Q) Nairn / Q (OK =>) Murray (=) Simon / OUT none / SEI (=) Latsko McCoy Prince
    Utah: Q none / OUT (OK =>) Doniak (=) Laddish Moros O'Hara / SEI (=) Lytle Ratcliffe

    Some fixture congestion tonight (for me) :D This, mfb, my college woso, and two wvb, all overlapping. And my Wi-Fi died and restarted :p

    Also, it's a full moon on Friday the 13th! *awooooooo*
     
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  25. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    26' 1-0 Huerta counters through 25m arc right, passes inside-out into Daly's stride at 15m box right -- and continues her own run through spot, compressing 3 ahead of her, while K.Mewis trails unmarked through box top center. Daly faces up Sauerbrunn at 9m box right, cuts inside past her, touches back all the way to box top mid-right -- while K.Mewis posts up at 7m 3-right in front of Scott. Huerta is in an offside position at 5m, begins walking backward.

    Daly ground cross to 7m right post misses K.Mewis, Corsie lunges self down and blocks it back to 11m 3-right -- and Huerta walks past her, onside again :laugh: and still lurking behind Scott. K.Mewis intercepts, left backheel beats Scott tight against her back, leads Huerta into a perfect ccw turn. One-touch right roundhouse low across mouth beats flabbergasted Barnhart, into back left low.

    HT 1-0 :eek: Full moon tonight, stranger things afoot.
     
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