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

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

  1. Juanele

    Juanele Member+

    Aug 4, 1999
    Colorado, US
    a bit harsh, that was a great hit. keeper would have to be De Gea levels in order to save it.
     
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  2. nick p

    nick p Member

    Jul 11, 2009
    Baltimore Maryland
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This has been such a great game
     
  3. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I’m going by the Solo scale and she looked slow to react. I don’t know if she could’ve gotten there or not, but her reactions are what I was judging
     
  4. Crazyhorse

    Crazyhorse Member

    Dec 29, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That mistake by Franch
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  5. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    41' 1-1 Lavelle drives to box left foot, low cross poked away. Pugh distributes to O'Hara at box top right, backpass. Dahlkemper crosses high to 6-top left, Rapinoe dinks a square pass into the scrum, England win a header and clear. Pugh has clearly been instructed to pivot the ball around.

    43' 1-1 USA ping across the back, preparing for the inevitable longball. Whoops, ball rolls right over Lavelle's toes, into near touch.

    44' 1-1 USA promptly regain. Rapinoe finds Dunn overlapping up left touch, to 25m mid-left. Dunn drives a low cross to O'Hara in behind at 8m mid-right. O'Hara dinks a cross through 5m center, Morgan(?) is tied up, England clear over endline left. Even when we do get one player open, our spacing is so wide we don't have obvious targets.
     
  6. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lavelle is really smooth on the ball
     
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  7. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    UCLA Bruins
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So that's our 3rd best goalkeeper for the WWC? ....lol......
     
  8. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Underwhelmed. If we had to go into the half with an even scoreline, I would have been much happier if it had been 0-0. I'm starting to think the U.S. has forgotten how to hold a one-goal lead. They'd better refresh their memory soon.

    On the silver lining, I'm holding out hope that the U.S. is saving their best performance in the tournament for the match I'm attending.
     
  9. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It hasn’t exactly been a collection of solos to replace solo
     
  10. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    One thing to remember is that every keeper must make every mistake possible at least once. The really good ones do not repeat a mistake. The hope is that she or he makes the mistake in practice or a meaningless match or situation.

    I remember Scurry letting a slow weak ball through her legs and into goal. Of course the US was up 7-0 at the time but it was a ball you would expect a U10 to save. Of course she never made that mistake again.
     
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  11. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The one England goal came on a bonehead mistake. I’m more concerned that there doesn’t seem to be any kind of plan for teamwork or movement once we gain the offensive third to actually put the ball in the goal.
     
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  12. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    46+2' (of +1') 1-1 England mis-hit a ball past midfield wide right, directly to Dunn(?), one-touch rebound to Rapinoe. USA switch right, O'Hara passes to Heath. They do a somewhat tentative run-around (making it up on the fly), Heath keeps dribble alive at 25m while O'Hara runs an up-and-in route. Heath snipes a ground pass to box top right, cleared off O'Hara's foot back to Heath. Heath drives a high cross toward 6-top left, well beyond Rapinoe backpedaling, over endline left.

    HT 1-1. Well, the speed is keeping England off-balance, and they're not exactly creating entries into our box. But we're only attaining a cross-and-hope level of play so far.
     
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  13. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Sorry, I missed the action that led to indirect free-kick in the box because my feed had freeezed and I could only watch the FK itself.

    Despite @Gilmoy's description, I am not sure I understood what exactly Franch did and why it was an infraction that had to be punished with an indirect free-kick. Wouild someone care to explain (I hadn't had a chance to see highlights either so far)?
     
  14. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    UCLA Bruins
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  15. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #65 Semblance17, Mar 2, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2019
    I don't care what caused the England goal. We won the 2015 World Cup because we only gave up three goals the entire seven-match tournament. We've just given up the same number of goals in one and a half matches. I don't care if we only score one goal per match; as long as it's more than our opponent scores. You can't win a championship trading goals one-for-one the entire time. Very frustrated with this team right now...
     
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  16. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ball was kicked back to her by a teammate. She picked it up
     
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  17. Juanele

    Juanele Member+

    Aug 4, 1999
    Colorado, US
    An intentional pass from her teammate and she picked up the ball. It's an indirect kick from that spot
     
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  18. Smallchief

    Smallchief Member+

    Oct 27, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    I was impressed by Morgan's play in the midfield. Wait a minute! She's not a midfielder. But she's trying to cover for a weakness in the center of the field as Ertz seems to be a 3rd center back.

    Did Ertz move back to center back because of lack of confidence in Franch? That has the virtue of allowing O'Hara to go forward which she's doing effectively.

    Where the hell is Sam Mewis? Did she pee in the gatorade or something?
     
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  19. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don’t look at the score, look at the game play. England barely had the ball. Naeher doesn’t make that mistake. We’ve done a good job controlling the midfield. We’ve just been sloppy with the ball and haven’t been very creative
     
  20. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    Lets see: The US puts one unblocked shot on goal (there might have been another but I don't remember it) and it scores and England puts one unblocked shot on goal and it scores. What does that say might be a good place to put some effort into for both teams?
     
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  21. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Please forgive me for obsessing over the score, but I can't stop thinking about the fact that in 100 days it will be the only thing that matters.
     
  22. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I want to see Pugh drift to the left and combine with Rapinoe and Dunn.
     
  23. Juanele

    Juanele Member+

    Aug 4, 1999
    Colorado, US
    From my neutral's perspective, the US lacks the final ball
     
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  24. ifsteve

    ifsteve Member

    Manchester United
    United States
    Jul 7, 2013
    MS and ID
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bull crap. Go back and look at her positioning and her pre ball movement. She is OUT of position in the first place...a full stride too far to her right. And she kept leaning to her right prior to the kick.

    That was pathetic keeping. Period.
     
  25. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Obsess over the score 100 days from now. These games are about refining and learning to be perfect
     
  26. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Bad defense. Bad goalkeeping.

    1-2
     
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