PBP: USWNT WWC '11 Final Roster

Discussion in 'USA Women: News and Analysis' started by kool-aide, May 9, 2011.

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  1. philafan

    philafan Member

    Mar 20, 2010
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This statement just is not accurate. It implies that Yael played largely at wing and that’s not true. Yael played a few games at wing, largely due to injury and experimentation. But the overwhelming majority of her caps came as a CM. Yael had 10 caps and five starts last year and those were really at CM. I think Averbuch should be on the WWC team over Lindsey so I’m not carrying Pia’s water. We can say Pia made the wrong choice in this instance but we cannot say with any fairness or accuracy that Averbuch didn’t get a chance to succeed at CM.

    On Mitts. I have a great deal of respect for her as a player and a person. She has been the best RB on the WNT for the better part of the past decade and has been an exceptionally good role model and spokeswoman for the women’s game. But I do understand the concern of some who think she is not fit for WWC. Though I do have to say some posters have been dumping on her for years and would have been looking for an excuse for her not to be on the team and her latest injury provided that vehicle. I would think Krieger has won the starting RB job but when I hear people say that it’s just fate that Mitts will just re-injure herself I wonder where they got their medical degrees or if they examined Mitts' hammy personally.

    And Whitney Engen, while an impressive young player, is clearly a CB and not an outside back so I am not sure why anyone thinks throwing her in the mix would have helped solve the problem at outside back. The problem here is that aside from Mitts, the team has just two natural outside backs, Cox and Krieger. I know that Amy L will probably play outside but that truly is an example of square peg in a round hole. And while some think Becky S could play there in a pinch, she never has in international competition. Unlike Averbuch, this is a situation for which I think Pia deserves some blame. She should have had more than three or four candidates in the mix at outside back this year. Britney Taylor or Kandace Wilson for example.
     
  2. pattrickwolf

    pattrickwolf New Member

    Nov 7, 2010
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nope WRONG WRONG WRONG, she was deployed as a winger. In germany as well as qualification. She didnt suit up at all for ALgrave Cup. The other tournaments or games they were involved in she sub in as a winger. Lori L, was the first sub for CM (Llyod). She may have come in for boxx once or twice in the second half, but the bulk of her chances were at wing.

    your using just ur own opinion, not the facts. You may have thought she played CM bc she naturally drifts into the mid of the field. Pia wanted to use Yael out wide bc she thought Yael cud provide the service that they lack from the left side of the field. Yael is known for her passing with both feet esp from long distance. If you look back at Abbys goal against Germany, that came from a long distance cross from no other than Yael Averbuch. Bottom line is Yael did NOT get a fair shot at the team esp deployed as a winger. The vast majority of her time on the field was as a winger, you can ask her or the coaching staff and thats my evidence, jus in case.
     
  3. pattrickwolf

    pattrickwolf New Member

    Nov 7, 2010
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    heres the link, hope it works

    http://www.dfbtv.de/
     
  4. SCCL

    SCCL Member

    Oct 31, 2001
    I know you have problems with Lindsey, but I disagree. She played left wing in the 2010 Algarve and produced 3 assists. She's also the better fit to go in for either Lloyd or Boxx, thus, she's in, and not Averbuch. I expect we will see Averbuch as early as the Olympics tho. I think we are going to see quite a few changes for the Olys actually.
     
  5. Lusankya

    Lusankya Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 14, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    You will only see highlights there after the match.
     
  6. ForeverLOST108

    ForeverLOST108 Member+

    Jan 23, 2010
    Orlando
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is there a livestream at all?
     
  7. pattrickwolf

    pattrickwolf New Member

    Nov 7, 2010
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    im pretty sure it will show the game, as we all are here ready to watch it. Im with some people who work for the norwegian team and this is the link they have. I said the same thing but they said thats the link they are watching it from.

    http://www.dfbtv.de/
     
  8. Micol

    Micol Member+

    Sep 16, 2008
    http://www.zdf.de/ will be streaming it but it may not work outside Germany.

    DFB-TV isn't streaming it.
     
  9. philafan

    philafan Member

    Mar 20, 2010
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You make some good points. Pia probably did take Lindsey thinking she could back up at both attacking (Lloyd) and defensive (Boxx) mid. I personally feel Averbuch would be a better d-mid reserve and that Heath or Rapinoe could back up Lloyd OK but it's a close call. But when there is a close call like that, I would go with the younger player.

    I suspect you are right that in the Olympics we will see an injection of younger players like Engen, Taylor, Averbuch, Edwards, Klingenberg, Farrelly, Harris etc... Maybe not all making the team but some will. Obviously Mitts, Rampne, Boxx and Lindsey are post 30 and are all candidates to be replaced.
     
  10. ForeverLOST108

    ForeverLOST108 Member+

    Jan 23, 2010
    Orlando
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  11. BrooklynSoccer

    BrooklynSoccer Member+

    Jan 22, 2008
    I can't pull up the live feed - is anyone watching? thoughts?

    other links that work?
     
  12. BrooklynSoccer

    BrooklynSoccer Member+

    Jan 22, 2008
    looks like Germany is playing a 4-2-3-1. Popp and Bajramaj are not starting.!
     
  13. ForeverLOST108

    ForeverLOST108 Member+

    Jan 23, 2010
    Orlando
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Popp isn't surprising. Bajramaj not starting, however, is surprising. In the one video about the lineup it sounded like they were talking about why Okoyino da Mbabi got the start since I don't speak German... :eek: She has been on a scoring streak though so maybe they didn't want to sit her.
     
  14. BrooklynSoccer

    BrooklynSoccer Member+

    Jan 22, 2008
    Popp has scored in their last 4 games or something like that tho and from reports has been playing better than most on the team... she is 20 years old.
     
  15. ForeverLOST108

    ForeverLOST108 Member+

    Jan 23, 2010
    Orlando
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah but she has Prinz and Grings ahead of her in the lineup. Popp will be Germany's Alex Morgan.
     
  16. BrooklynSoccer

    BrooklynSoccer Member+

    Jan 22, 2008
    Neid stated last week she's still figuring out the best formation/starters. I think it's interesting she is using some of her elder-statesmen. I think Popp will play more than Morgan, because of Pia's tactical style..but..

    Popp has also played left back and in the midfield for Germany. Prinz has been playing in the midfield
     
  17. ForeverLOST108

    ForeverLOST108 Member+

    Jan 23, 2010
    Orlando
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well its halftime in Germany. Score is still 0-0.
     
  18. kool-aide

    kool-aide Member+

    Feb 1, 2002
    a van by the river
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know most threads in this forum go wildly off topic but come on. Are we seriously turning this thread into a pbp a discussion of the German WNT game vs Norway and the German WNT roster? There are more appropriate places & threads for us to discuss such matters.

    /thread police carp

    I could always start talking about WNBA, Eurobasket, and American players w/ Russian passports...
     
  19. ForeverLOST108

    ForeverLOST108 Member+

    Jan 23, 2010
    Orlando
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No.. not at all :eek:
     
  20. SCCL

    SCCL Member

    Oct 31, 2001
    Well, this is what we'll need to watch for:

    "Full-Time in Mainz: Germany Women 3-0 Norway Women (Laudehr 79, Popp, 81, 83). Norway defence went to sleep for 5 minutes, and were punished" from 11asideBlog World Wide
     
  21. Bonnie Lass

    Bonnie Lass Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 20, 2000
    Up top
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
    Y'all feel free to start a new thread for any and all U.S. news items or general discussions.

    As it is, no one can be bothered to stay on topic, even when hints are placed through out said thread.
     

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