1. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    UCLA Bruins
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hey everyone,

    So, we are finally here! Women's World Cup is beginning already this weekend so thought I would get our group game threads started up. Let's be critical, let's have analysis, but more importantly, let's root for our team to get back-to-back like the Germans did in 2003 and 2007. Here...we...gooooooooo!
     
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  2. MiLLeNNiuM

    MiLLeNNiuM Member+

    Aug 28, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  3. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    UCLA Bruins
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Another reason why I have this group match thread up crazy early...... hopefully this discussion doesn't jinx the team or anything but assuming they actually get wins against Thailand and Chile, do they let off the gas and let this game play out without gunning for a victory or do they keep fighting hard to absolutely get that last W?

    If they play for a tie or a loss and get second place, would that be considered good strategy or does that bring about cosmic, supernatural or bad juju rumblings that get the USWNT knocked out early on?
     
  4. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    I will post here quietly so as not to give offense, as apparently I did when I quoted Hope Solo in every post recently.

    We have to evaluate each game one by one, but also in the context of trying to win the tournament as a whole. I expect us to beat Thailand and Chile, but I hope we don't try to destroy them in an unsportsmanlike quest for excessive goal difference.

    If we meet Sweden with a draw favoring Sweden in the standings, I'm fine with that. Let's get as many of our players as possible into a positive flow in the first three group games, then take the KO rounds one at a time, with confidence.
     
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  5. jackdoggy

    jackdoggy Member

    May 16, 2014
    Big D
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In France.......the pedaleth will thouest be to the metaleth.
     
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  6. taosjohn

    taosjohn Member+

    Dec 23, 2004
    taos,nm
    #6 taosjohn, Jun 4, 2019
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    Ya don't wanna lose or draw and then have them win enough in the knockout rounds that you have to play them again when rhey're feeling confident...
     
  7. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You said a mouthful.
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  8. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  9. Patrick167

    Patrick167 Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 4, 2017
    The World Cup starts here. Not sure Sweden is that big a test; more like a demon that has to exercised. I don't think the USWNT will even play a competent team until they play France in the quarters.

    The big questions for me in this game are:

    1. Is Naeher going to make a howler?
    2. Is Mewis going to start over Horan or Lavelle?
    3. Is Mewis going to start and Brunn sits for Ertz?
     
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