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

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  1. kolabear

    kolabear Member+

    Nov 10, 2006
    los angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm surprised no one else has commented on that early foul by Dunn, when her head clashed with White's face. It should've been at least a yellow card. And, frankly, depending on the ref at the World Cup, the US could've been playing a man down for 85 minutes. I'm not happy with the ref (Karen Abt?).
     
  2. nick p

    nick p Member

    Jul 11, 2009
    Baltimore Maryland
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I could go the rest of my life without hearing about the MLS during a WNT game
     
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  3. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    46' 2-0 USA subs in (1 of 6) #3 Samantha Mewis for #16 Rose Lavelle.

    48' 2-0 Dunn longball toward Morgan at arc top left, cleared into far touch.

    49' 2-0 Dahlkemper right throw-in at circle back, to O'Hara up right touch, and she calls out "you can turn". O'Hara long cross to box top arc left, Lavelle heads ball down 6-left, Rapinoe is left flat-footed at 17m 6-left, not already having-made that cut.

    50' 2-0 Backpass, Naeher gets a touch!
     
  4. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    51' 2-0 USA long diagonal switch right to Heath sneaking behind Green(?), alone to 5m wide right. Ground cross to right post has wrong bend, ends up as a shross instead of a pass, Nayler dives and blocks it over endline left.

    52' 2-0 Heath taps to S.Mewis running through 24m mid-left. Pass left to Rapinoe through box top mid-left to 15m, she shoots left foot too thin, wide left low into left bottom pipe.
     
  5. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Lloyd's first touch has been called a goal.
     
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  6. Kevin625

    Kevin625 Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    #31 Kevin625, May 16, 2019
    Last edited: May 16, 2019
    Wow... beautiful pass from Mewis sets up the 3rd goal
     
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  7. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    56' 2-0 USA steals, Rapinoe counters through box top mid-left, cuts inside to 14m 6-left, New Zealand knocks it off her shoe, popping up high. Ball drops toward 6-top left post, Morgan stretch-pokes toward left 90, Nayler reflex-pushes it over bar.

    57' 2-0 Rapinoe left ck, (deflected?) high to box right foot. Heath crosses to 2m center, headed away high to 12m left post. Dunn tries a left roundhouse but whiffs, it bounces under her feet, New Zealand poke it leftward. Rapinoe shoots from 12m box left, wide left low.

    60' 2-0 New Zealand subs in (1 of 6) #22 Olivia Chance for #16 Katie Duncan.

    60' 2-0 USA subs in:
    - (2 of 6) #10(c<=) Carli Lloyd for #15(<=c) Megan Rapinoe
    - (3 of 6) #11 Ali Krieger (100th cap!) for #5 Kelley O'Hara.
     
  8. nick p

    nick p Member

    Jul 11, 2009
    Baltimore Maryland
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Kriegy!! Congrats on 100 caps
     
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  9. Cannons

    Cannons Member+

    May 16, 2005
    Mewis absolutely should start for this team. She is a great player... maybe the best center mid we have
     
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  10. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #35 Gilmoy, May 16, 2019
    Last edited: May 16, 2019
    61' 3-0 USA right throw-in near midfield. S.Mewis poaches it past Percival, outpaces her to 28m arc left, has Morgan to her left -- instead threads a perfect diagonal pass the other way, to Heath wide-open through box top mid-right. Lloyd follows Erceg through 7m center (hence onside :)), veers left, Heath passes to her at 6m 1/4 left, Lloyd taps into center back low.

    65' 3-0 Heath(?) crosses from box top wide right to 14m right post, Lloyd spins away from Erceg and twist-heads wide right.
     
  11. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    The US is getting sloppy and several players are pulling out of tackles. Trying to avoid injury?
     
  12. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Pugh, Press and Long for
    Heath, Morgan, and Ertz
     
  13. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    67' 3-0 Krieger passes through box top right to 12m mid-right for Heath running inside-out. Heath dummies ball through own legs and nutmegs Longo chasing her, rounds Longo to 6-top right, sits down and pokes ball toward right post low. Nayler dives and catches well. (Actually, Krieger nutmegged Longo :p)

    69' 3-0 New Zealand subs in (2 of 6) #19 Paige Satchell for #3 Anna Green.

    --' 3-0 USA subs in:
    72' (4 of 6) #2 Mallory Pugh for #17 Tobin Heath
    73' (5 of 6) #23 Christen Press for #13 Alex Morgan
    73' (6 of 6) #20 Allie Long for #8 Julie Ertz.
     
  14. Kevin625

    Kevin625 Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Agreed. Mewis should be a locked-in starter, not Horan.

    Lavelle making a strong case to be a starter as well.

    I've been saying it for a couple months... I think our starting mids should be Lavelle, Mewis, Ertz.

    I'm fine with Horan, I just think the others are playing better.
     
  15. nick p

    nick p Member

    Jul 11, 2009
    Baltimore Maryland
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The USWNT’s bench is ridiculous
     
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  16. Kevin625

    Kevin625 Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Ian Darke just said "Crystal Dunn might be a candidate for Player of the Match"?!?!?!

    Huh? This might be the worst game I've ever seen Dunn play.
     
  17. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Press gets a goal from a ball from Lloyd
     
  18. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Mewis with the deflected golazo/crack
     
  19. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #44 Gilmoy, May 16, 2019
    Last edited: May 16, 2019
    83' 4-0 USA lulls New Zealand with a string of fruitless passes. Long slides at circle center and pokes ball loose, Lavelle collects and dribbles to circle top left. Inside-out pass pierces New Zealand's high line, to Press wide-open through arc top wide left. Press bends a ground cross to spot, Lloyd has inside position on #_, slides and taps a floater over Nayler's right shoulder, into back left low.

    84' 5-0 Press backpass to S.Mewis at 22m mid-left. Mewis cuts inside to 24m arc left, shoots right foot off #_'s turned back, deflects into back left low, with Nayler wrong-footed at goalline center.
     
  20. nick p

    nick p Member

    Jul 11, 2009
    Baltimore Maryland
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Carli is unstoppable
     
  21. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Final

    USA 5 New Zealand 0
     
  22. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    NZ put up very little resistance but it was a well deserved win and about what should be expected.

    Now if we can play OK against Mexico and avoid any injuries we will be about as set as we can be going to France.
     
  23. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    UCLA Bruins
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lloyd in World Cup mode is the best Carli.
     
  24. Smallchief

    Smallchief Member+

    Oct 27, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    An impressive win by a US team over a New Zealand team that ought to be in better physical condition at this point in a World Cup year.

    All the U.S. players were good -- except for Rapinoe and Morgan, even though Rapinoe had one lovely assist. Lavelle played hard for a full 90 minutes.

    Mewis demonstrated once again that from 25 yards out in the center of the pitch she might be the most dangerous U.S. shooter.

    Sonnett and McDonald are maybe the only field players who haven't appeared in the last two games. Maybe they'll be in a World Cup match only in an emergency situation. But I'd like to see McDonald.
     
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  25. Kevin625

    Kevin625 Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Agreed... especially about Morgan.

    I thought Dunn struggled as much or more than Morgan. It was the worst game I've ever seen Dunn play that I can remember. Double-digit turnovers and didn't create many opportunities going forward.
     
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