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

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

  1. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bring on Ashlyn Harris.
     
  2. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't expect perfection even in the World Cup. I just would prefer not to see the exact opposite now.
     
  3. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    UCLA Bruins
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    RIP Franch....
     
  4. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    England's second shot on goal and their second goal.

    The US is playing like they have not been introduced to each other.
     
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  5. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #79 Gilmoy, Mar 2, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2019
    52' 1-2 Bronze passes from ~circle top right to ~25m center -- and Parris back-cuts Dunn through arc top box right. Kirby one-touch diagonal backheel volley hits Parris in stride through 12m mid-right down to 7m 6-right, Parris shoots right instep past Franch's right hand into left side netting. That zig-zag entry combo is a better idea than we've shown, because it catches our defense high and our box empty.

    55' 1-2 USA subs in (1 of 6) #23 Christen Press for #11 Mallory Pugh.
    61' 1-2 USA subs in (2 of 6) #4 Becky Sauerbrunn for #5 Kelley O'Hara. Our backline is now Davidson, Sauerbrunn, Dahlkemper, Dunn on the right.
     
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  6. ifsteve

    ifsteve Member

    Manchester United
    United States
    Jul 7, 2013
    MS and ID
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Our keeper is out of her element. Again way out of position on the second England goal. Dear Sweetie, take one big step forward and you have the angle cut off. But you stayed too deep and cheated too much to near post. Sad. Sorry but that is not acceptable for this level.
     
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  7. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Definitely something that’s concerning is any time a player has the ball in the defensive third, she seems more likely to force the pass to a teammate who isn’t open instead of making the safe pass back to the keeper. There have been a lot of those giveaways in this game
     
  8. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    US players a yelling at the ref instead of simply tightening up their game. This team does not, right now, look like they want to win. They are not playing hungry.
     
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  9. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Mmm, if wearing Scurry's name on her jersey was meant to be a way to honour her, I am not sure how much Franch is actually honouring her today... :unsure:

    It's a shame, because I had always liked Franch a lot in NWSL.
     
  10. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    “Opposite” seems a little extreme. No team is ever perfect. At least not for very long. But this is a tune up.
     
  11. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
  12. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    That was Dahlkemper again.
     
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  13. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They don't even look like they want to draw right now [not that you can even play to draw and expect not to lose].
     
  14. Juanele

    Juanele Member+

    Aug 4, 1999
    Colorado, US
    #7 of the US has had a mare of a game
     
  15. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I’m not sure she’s WNT caliber. It could just be a bad game, but she has been a weak spot
     
  16. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    62' 1-2 Dunn backpass to Dahlkemper. Dahlkemper loses it in box, White(?) snap shot from box top arc left, just wide left. Ugh.

    63' 1-2 White dribbles up arc left lane to 25m, slides down, Ertz runs past her and trips over White's extended right shoe. Foul on -- Ertz, for the initial contact that brought White down?

    64' 1-2 USA subs in (3 of 6) #3 Samantha Mewis for #16 Rose Lavelle.
     
  17. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A little better now.
     
  18. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    THAT'S MY GIRL!
     
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  19. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    There is an old soccer saying that goes: "You can't give a good player a bad pass." The US' bad passing is the result of both bad pass and many many horrid first touches.

    It should be noted that in the 150+ minutes that have so far been played in this series of matches the US has played maybe 20 quality minutes, 90 average minutes an 40+ absolutely horrid minutes.
     
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  20. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    2-2

    A scrum similar to the first minute of the game after a corner.

    England fortunate with the handling
     
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  21. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Ok, this is the perfect score for Japan, so please stop the game here! :p
     
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  22. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #96 Gilmoy, Mar 2, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2019
    65' 1-2 USA dummies over ball at midfield wide left, Rapinoe runs on past circle top, with 1 step on Walsh(?). Rapinoe maintains lead (just barely), gets to 9m mid-left, pulls a cross through box, cleared away. Morgan retrieves at box top center, pokes a pass to Mewis at box top left. One-touch left outstep crescent dink down box left is too strong for Rapinoe.

    67' 2-2 USA right ck, into the near post scrum, bounces off legs. Press(?) scoops it back into chests at 2m right post, it skitters along goalline. Heath lurks at 1m center, scuffs it to goalline 1/4 left, Daly does a sit-kick and blocks it out to Heath. Heath kicks it again, up off McManus's right fist (already across line) and down into left bottom pipe. Scramble play, all torsos and pressure, not a whit of elegance afoot :D
     
  23. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    There were a LOT of horrid touches in front of the English goal both by the US and England. The last one was by the US but it went into goal.

    it is 2-2 and the last 20+ minutes should be "interesting" in all the worst meanings of the word.
     
  24. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    I don't like that stoppage. Yes, there was contact with her head, but it was the ball to the face not head to head.
     
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  25. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    71' 2-2 Houghton jostles with Rapinoe under a high dropping ball, gives a gentle two-handed push to Rapinoe's lower back -- hence ball glances off the back of Rapinoe's skull, directly into Houghton's nose/eyes. Houghton stays down, USA switch right and hit Press unmarked on a breakaway at midfield box right -- but play blown dead for the head injury. Stoppage, trainers, Houghton walks off.

    74' 2-2 Houghton returns.
     
  26. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As I've pointed out before, regardless of how elegant or inelegant a goal may be, it still counts the same.
     
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