USWNT v South Africa, May 12. Pre/pbp/post

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  1. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    I believe that Press does not have the speed of thought necessary for soccer at its highest level. She kills attacks by playing faster than she thinks.
     
  2. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Ertz's shirt is covered in blood. I don't know how she is still being allowed to be on the field. Fix that lip.
     
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  3. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    United States
    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Refs are probably letting it slide knowing there are just a few minutes left in the half.
     
  4. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Umm... why was the entire US team so high up field on that corner kick? They're begging to be caught on a counter or a moment of midfield brilliance.
     
  5. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    My first comments on her staining the replacement were 18 minutes ago.
     
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  6. FanOfFutbol

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    May 4, 2002
    1-0 for the US that should be at least 3-0. This is NOT good soccer. The US needs to finish attacks MUCH more often. They are giving a bad team a chance to believe they can win. Based on real chances it really should be 1-1. The US is playing down to the opposition.
     
  7. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    United States
    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well then they're a little more lax. In the grand scheme of things having a blood-covered jersey isn't much worse than have a blood-soaked blob of fabric hanging out of your mouth. It seems "fixing that lip" was far easier said than done.
     
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  8. nick p

    nick p Member

    Jul 11, 2009
    Baltimore Maryland
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Most likely expect some more goals in the second half
     
  9. Kevin625

    Kevin625 Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    LOL... we get it, you don't like Press.

    She's been sloppy, but at least she's getting open, making good runs and creating threats. What exactly have Morgan and Heath done? Heath's turned the ball over almost every time she's touched it.
     
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  10. FanOfFutbol

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    May 4, 2002
    #35 FanOfFutbol, May 12, 2019
    Last edited: May 12, 2019
    Of course. The USwill win by conditioning and not by the skill they should show. SA is not going to win even if they score 12 but SA will lose.
     
  11. FanOfFutbol

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    May 4, 2002
    Actually I like Press. I just think that she plays at the national level like Josh Wolfe did for the men. She creates chances and then kills them by some bad play or poor choices. She should be a late sub to get a goal when the opposition is unable to react fast enough to take advantage of her thought weakness.
     
  12. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Davidson, Long and Rapinoe in
     
  13. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    O'Hara, Dahlkemper and Morgan out
     
  14. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Heath is out not Morgan
     
  15. CoachJon

    CoachJon Member+

    Feb 1, 2006
    Rochester, NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If I was the S.A. Coach, I would be subjecting the refs to a full blown conniption fit about Ertz’s blood. JE is pig headed keeping Ertz in because that was the plan. If Long is the only healthy midfielder on the bench, that is a situation of her own making.
     
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  16. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Organizers are going to need to have a talk with the stretcher crew after the Johnson & Johnson ad was carried out upside down.
     
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  17. nick p

    nick p Member

    Jul 11, 2009
    Baltimore Maryland
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Press was very good for the U.S. in the first few months of the year
     
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  18. FanOfFutbol

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    May 4, 2002
    The SA goalkeeper is slowing down the game quite effectively. She may be actually injured or she may just be slowing things down. Whatever is actually the cause the effect is that the game gets slower and slower.
     
  19. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    United States
    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I almost was able to attend this match, but my friend in Silicon Valley who was going to join me for the match and provide transportation/lodging decided two months after I called dibs on this weekend that a random sibling trip to Vietnam was more important.

    Based on how the way the game is unfolding, I think I'll be able to forgive him.
     
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  20. nick p

    nick p Member

    Jul 11, 2009
    Baltimore Maryland
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Carli Lloyd looks like an energizer bunny
     
  21. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Pugh in for Press
     
  22. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Pinoe did Rapinoe things and Mewis finished
     
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  23. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    United States
    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pugh nutmeg + Lloyd nutmeg = Goal
     
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  24. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    3-0
     
  25. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    3-0 US (late goal for the US coming from VERY poor/stupid play by SA) in a quite boring match. SA wanted to hold the score down and the US wanted to avoid injury.

    Both sides mostly got what they wanted. I would say that neither side learned anything from this wasted snore fest.
     

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