USWNT v New Zealand, May 16. Pre/pbp/post

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  1. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    United States
    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    Hope to see some of you there. I'll be the poor sap trying in vain to organize the Outlaws into celebrating the spirit of the Send-Off Series with a rendition of a certain century-old George M. Cohan classic.
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  2. jackdoggy

    jackdoggy Member+

    May 16, 2014
    Big D
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    The Fightin Kiwis will have their hands full in Becky’s Hometown. Our old friend Tom Sermanni will lead them into the ShowMe State.

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    Soooooooooo, in 2015, the Send-off Series had matches scheduled in California, St Louis and Jersey and we won the whole d*mn thing. In 2019, the Send-off Series has matches scheduled in California, St Louis and Jersey……coincidence?!? hmmmm….HHHMMMM I think not, it is absolutely positively fate ladies and gentlemen.

    24 more days.

    The Journey with these Women, with this Team will always be………
    GLORIOUS
     
  3. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    The real bottom line in any of these "run up" friendlies is that if we do not beat the opponent soundly then we have reason to worry but if we do win thoroughly we have learned very little.

    The only real reason for these matches is entertainment and to avoid players getting stale.

    All positions and rotations should pretty much be set by now and, baring injury, there is really little to learn so I intend to sit back and enjoy the soccer and wait, somewhat impatiently, for matches with real meaning to happen.

    I do wish however that it was easier to watch other country's similar matches. I would love to see some of Japan's or France's or Brazil's warm up friendlies leading up to the WWC.
     
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  4. nick p

    nick p Member

    Jul 11, 2009
    Baltimore Maryland
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This ‘99er special is pumping me up for this World Cup
     
  5. puttputtfc

    puttputtfc Member+

    Sep 7, 1999
    Is USSF playing the hidden lineup game again?
     
  6. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    I suppose nobody is watching this.
     
  7. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

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

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    03' 0-0 White and Dunn jump for a header at midfield near touch, White takes skull to face and stays down, jarred. Brief stoppage, as trainer applies the eyes protocol and ... the teeth protocol :eek:

    04' 0-0 White returns!
    05' 0-0 New Zealand chip from ~24m mid-left toward spot, knocked down in front of White, she shoots just over bar.

    11' 0-0 Many wayward crosses (by us). Stadium crew laid down (real) turf over the Cardinals' infield, and the seams are scarps.
     
  9. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    17' 0-0 USA have settled down into midfield probing forward passes, which don't work either. New Zealand play a solid 4-4 in back with 2 near circle back, waiting for the (not-so-)rare chance for a chance at a 2-v-2 break. Gregorius heads ball past Dahlkemper at circle top, has a 1-v-1, Dahlkemper hoofs it back to Naeher. Canny plan by Sermanni, calmly soaking up USA's scattered pressure.

    18' 0-0 Dunn longball up arc left lane for Morgan 5m+ alone timing the high backline, but Morgan misses a flying foot trap try.
     
  10. nick p

    nick p Member

    Jul 11, 2009
    Baltimore Maryland
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think I've erased the 2016 Olympic results from my brain, commentators end up mentioning it
     
  11. Cannons

    Cannons Member+

    May 16, 2005
    We are having a bit of a speed problem IMO. New Zealand is faster than us. Horan is getting beat badly .... too slow
     
  12. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    20' 0-0 Baseball comedy (just) off the pitch: the corner boards are physically too close to the corner flags, and mess up long approaches.

    21' 0-0 USA another couple of crosses into space, not accurately into strides, New Zealand sweep away the 50-50s. Heath(?) cross from 5m box right over 6-box, misses everybody, Rapinoe collects at box left foot. Cross toward 1m 6-right, O'Hara heads sharply down toward 6-top, Morgan reflex-volleys left roundhouse over bar.

    24' 0-0 Bowen right throw-in at circle top, Lavelle promptly wins it and dribbles in tight space along right touch, backpass and switch right. High serve drops toward Rapinoe around 2nd base, New Zealand wins the bounce and clears. Rapinoe isn't getting much service, and isn't creating from nothing.

    25' 0-0 New Zealand calmly pass across the back, as USA drops its frontline back to circle top. Sermanni knows how Sundhage beat USA. Hot and humid day, nobody can sustain a press.
     
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  13. Kevin625

    Kevin625 Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    The field is terrible at the end the US is attacking with sod over the infield.
     
  14. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    27' 0-0 Rapinoe receives at circle top left, precise switch right. Pass left to Dunn, she stands up Duncan at 12m box left, drives past her down box left to 5m mid-left. Cross to 6-top 4-left, Morgan flicks across mouth (with left knee?), Nayler dives and blocks with left hand, wide right low.

    28' 0-0 Dunn shoots from ~10m mid-left to Nayler kneeling at left post.

    29' 0-0 Rapinoe overlaps down box left to 3m, cross to 8m 1/5 left. Lavelle stoop-heads past a defender but doesn't get clean contact, medium-soft bouncer, Nayler dives right and smothers.

    30' 0-0 Heath receives at 12m wide right, offside. New Zealand look calm in the back.
     
  15. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Anna Green picks up a yellow after a cynical push to the back of a midair player.
     
  16. Kevin625

    Kevin625 Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    What a perfect pass from Rapinoe.
     
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  17. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    A US goal happened. Pinoe to Heath
     
  18. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    The field is horrible and the commentators seem to be talking about everything except the match.

    The US is again playing down to the opposition.

    There is, to this point, nothing good about this match even though Heath has scored.
     
  19. nick p

    nick p Member

    Jul 11, 2009
    Baltimore Maryland
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Rapinoe is the backbone of this team
     
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  20. MiLLeNNiuM

    MiLLeNNiuM Member+

    Aug 28, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #20 MiLLeNNiuM, May 16, 2019
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    Hah!
    As I tuned in the USA scores.
     
  21. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #21 Gilmoy, May 16, 2019
    Last edited: May 16, 2019
    31' 0-0 Gregorius pings ball through a high 3-line, gets past Dahlkemper toward box top left. O'Hara comes back and hip-bumps her off ball, slides upon ball and wraps her legs around it. Foul on O'Hara.

    33' 0-0 Yellow card on Anna Green.

    35' 1-0 Sauerbrunn longball to Morgan facing away at arc top mid-left. Morgan spins cw, prompt diagonal pass to Rapinoe at box top wide left. Heath creeps through box top right, New Zealand's back 4 are strung across 12m. Rapinoe sees Heath sneak up on the outside, steps to 7m and bends a fast ground pass outswinging away from Nayler, to 5m 1/8 right, Heath taps in. Held onside by RCB Moore way across the field, who was 1 step behind the rest of her back line.
     
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  22. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Lavelle from Horan...
     
  23. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #23 Gilmoy, May 16, 2019
    Last edited: May 16, 2019
    40' 2-0 Rapinoe drills a ground pass from midfield arc left to Dunn at 30m box left. Dunn quickly passes down box left for Horan running inside-out. Horan crosses from 9m wide left over Morgan + 1 jumping at 6-top left post, it drops at 7m right post. Lavelle races in from box right, slides across Green and volleys across mouth over Nayler, into back left high.
     
  24. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    2-0 US at the half. The best that can be said so far is that all the US players have avoided injury.
     
  25. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    45' 2-0 Lavelle counters down box right to 10m, cross to 6-top right post is too high for Morgan jumping. Bowen chases it through box (our) left, clears. +2'.

    45+1' (of +2') 2-0 Vertical ground pass to Morgan in a tight 1-v-1 at box top mid-left. Morgan boxes out to create space, turns and shoots left foot too far across mouth, wide right low.

    45+2' (of +2') 2-0 USA on another counter toward box top right. High cross drops around 10m left post, Riley sticks foot out and pops ball goalward, Nayler catches. USA are still running hard, New Zealand are starting to gasp.

    HT 2-0. I dunno if this beats any contender, but maybe we're on schedule.
     
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