USWNT v England (SBC), March 2, pre/pbp/post

Discussion in 'USA Women: News and Analysis' started by Semblance17, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    UCLA Bruins
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Damn it Rose Lavelle..... injured yourself over keeping the ball in play? really?
     
  2. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    07' 0-0 Lavelle chases backward along right touch, slides down to hook ball back in play -- but her trailing right knee digs into the frozen tundra and sticks, and her momentum wrenches her own leg. Stoppage, trainers, Lavelle winces while holding the inside of her right knee. Could be ... an abrasion? No sub.

    10' 0-0 Lavelle walks off, play resumes.
    11' 0-0 Lavelle returns!
     
  3. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    What's up exactly with these jerseys? I am not aware.
     
  4. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    I have always felt that any kind of "tribute" like that has NOTHING to do with the people supposedly being honored but everything to do with the egos of the people doing the "honoring" or, more often, with the upholstered parasites that thought the silly idea up.

    It is like "Veterans Day" that is really all about making those that did not and do not serve feel better.
     
  5. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    They keep talking about Franch getting her first cap but did she not sub in a match earlier this year. If she did that would be a "cap."
     
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  6. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    That was a VERY dirty cynical foul on Ertz. Should have been a card.
     
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  7. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
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  8. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    The last US attack had 3 (if you count a player well off the ball) US players against 7 English players. How does the US expect to score with those numbers.
     
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  9. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    21' 0-0 Brief stoppage: #4 Walsh is down above own arc right with -- right foot pain? In the last ~4', Pugh has tried two long through-ball tries, both scuffed away by England congesting the lanes. That's a new-ish wrinkle. Our spacing looks a tad wide between our lines, as we're clearly trying to stretch the field vertically.

    24' 0-0 USA breakout above own box top left, characteristic long ground pass to midfield circle left for Morgan(?) coming back to ball. Good one-touch tap wide left into Rapinoe's stride, Rapinoe goes to ~30m and passes square right. Morgan steps over ball, Lavelle collects behind her, shoots long from ~24m arc left, high. The pace is there, and some decent hook-and-ladder ideas, but not really connecting yet. We're not Japan :(
     
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  10. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    The US has reverted to shooting and missing. You MUST actually hit the goal to score or you might as well not shoot!
     
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  11. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Great defense on Heath by that English player. Showed some good speed to beat her
     
  12. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    28' 0-0 Franch dribbles in own 6-box, nearly gets caught, but delivers a precise-enough designed clearace to O'Hara at own ~27m right touch. We rely on ~10m ground passes with one-touch wide triangle-ish pings, and it kind of works: England get only two interceptions :whistling:, promptly clang both right back to us. Also clearly by design, Ertz pounces on the last of these, blasts one-touch long forward pass over midfield, hits Heath in-stride up wide right lane through 30m, a step or two behind LB Stokes(?). Heath pulls up a bit through box top right to 14m -- then inexplicably leans away from ball, toward the oncoming CB -- draws contact and goes sprawling, but no call. It looked like she went hunting for contact, and did it to herself. And meanwhile, she never even took a swing at the ball. Sigh.
     
  13. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    Heath alters her run in the box and intentionally runs into a defender while moving away from the ball to try to draw a foul. It was a real attempt at cheating and should have received a card if the ref had any guts.
     
  14. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Rapinoe golazo!
     
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  15. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  16. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    P1N0E!

    Let's keep the lead this time, shall we?
     
  17. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    Rapino again show her class and scores. See what hitting the goal with a shot can do.
     
  18. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Keeper never moved a muscle on the US goal. But what a blunder by the US keeper.
     
  19. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Well that was horrible communication on a bad backpass to set up that indirect free kick. That was just unfocused and not smart all around.

    1-1

    We all saw that coming.
     
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  20. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe not
     
  21. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not two minutes after I finished posting that. Pathetic.
     
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  22. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Didn’t exactly look great on the free kick either
     
  23. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    UCLA Bruins
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's it. I give up. Can we get Hope Solo back please?
     
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  24. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #49 Gilmoy, Mar 2, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2019
    33' 1-0 O'Hara drifts into 28m box right, swings a high cross toward Morgan at 13m mid-left. Daly heads ball away, only out to Rapinoe's chest at 18m 6-left. Rapinoe chest-juggles once, half volley topspin blast dives into left 90. Rapinoe doing Rapinoe things, every SBC :D

    34' 1-0 Off the restart, White chases a bouncing ball to ~12m mid-left, Franch comes out and catches high -- but then steps into White's space, and initiates elbow-vertical contact with ribs? Oh, I see: it was a backpass :coffee: Ref promptly whistles -- an indirect fk for England inside the box.

    36' 1-1 Houghton lines up right instep bend around the wall, Ertz(?) tries to time the beat and encroach space -- and ends up closer than 10m, but England don't care. Houghton finally calls hike, and hits it perfectly, around the wall into right side netting just behind right post. Everybody knew that was the only angle available, and Franch's dive still couldn't get there.
     
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  25. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    The English goal can be blamed directly on Franch. I hope she recovers mentally and plays the rest of the match well. That kind of mistake can really hurt a keeper.
     

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