WWC19 USA v THAILAND June 11, pre/pbp/post

Discussion in 'USA Women: News and Analysis' started by McSkillz, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. MiLLeNNiuM

    MiLLeNNiuM Member+

    Aug 28, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I cannot see us going the way of Australia or Japan.
    USA are too strong and deep for these lower tiered teams.
    Your last sentence is my genuine concern.
     
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  2. taosjohn

    taosjohn Member+

    Dec 23, 2004
    taos,nm
    I think people are ignoring the essential fact here: The Italians, the Argentines-- they were good!

    It wasn't a matter of playing down to them, taking them lightly, and that sort of thing. They didn't behave like lower tiered teams. They played like they belong.
     
  3. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    United States
    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just think: in France it's already officially been Game Day for 3 hours.

    I've been getting so stir crazy with anticipation for this match, and I'm just a fan spectating from over 4,500 miles away. I can't imagine how magnified the effect must be for the players on-site.
     
  4. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    United States
    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As the team's World Cup journey is about to finally begin in earnest, I feel like this is worth re-posting. Credit to @Knight1Rider for the initial post.

    Whatever it takes.

     
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  5. JimWharton

    JimWharton Member

    Feb 25, 2017
    They’ve been watching the matches and by all reports are calm, focused, and raring to go. Plenty of newcomers to keep them hungry and veterans to an keep even keel. I can’t see them coming out flat. Think, early career Mike Tyson.
     
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  6. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Yes, now 4 hours into 11th of June, and I am passing them all at the airport waiting for my flight back from Paris to Milano. :sleep:
     
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  7. Crazyhorse

    Crazyhorse Member

    Dec 29, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I just made the mistake of going over to the US soccer website. It was horrible before, hard to navigate, and they have somehow made it worse. Oh well, lets kick some arse tomorrow!
     
  8. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    Web site, Men's soccer and most of the youth development. They are screwing things up in a methodical and quite through matter.

    Oh well, for now there is nothing further they can do that will impact my enjoyment of the next few weeks. The WWC is in progress and the Gold Cup (as bad as that can become) are both pretty much set and the players and coaches are really the only things that impact the play now.

    The higher ups can get back to screwing things up after the tournaments. ;)
     
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  9. luvdagame

    luvdagame Member+

    Jul 6, 2000
    yes.

    in general, what's being confirmed is that the soccer is getting better over all.

    up until now, nobody seems to be getting beat 12-0, or 7-1.

    ... and low block is a thing.

    that was always true, of course, but every time we fail to score 4 or 5 or more against a team playing it the critics come out.
     
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  10. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The same was true for Cameroon, who were much better than I expected.
     
  11. Kevin625

    Kevin625 Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Yeah, the old website wasn't the easiest to navigate, but the new one is extremely clunky... filled with over-sized graphics, drop down banners and countless broken or completely missing links.

    You can't even find the Match Reports for the France/Spain games from 2019 on the new website... you have to use the Wayback Machine and go to the old website.

    The SEARCH function is a complete snafu. Many of the old articles are missing or gone. The older websites let you find almost all the articles and match reports all the way back to 1998... this new website only has some of the articles and match reports and only goes back to 2015.
     
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  12. Kevin625

    Kevin625 Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Yeah, I've been impressed with the quality of some of the teams from Pots 3 & 4, particularly Argentina, South Africa, Italy, Scotland, China and Jamaica. (Only game I missed was NOR-NGA).

    They're noticeably a lot more competitive and look much better technically and tactically than the lower seeded teams in past years.
     
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  13. jackdoggy

    jackdoggy Member+

    May 16, 2014
    Big D
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    Within these walls.....exists Total Awesomeness​
     
  14. luvdagame

    luvdagame Member+

    Jul 6, 2000
    #39 luvdagame, Jun 11, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2019
    ... and...they don't seem to give up a bunch of goals after minute 65 or thereabouts because they've just been physically overwhelmed by the supposedly better team. (great for the game!)

    don't expect the traditional uswnt physical fitness advantage.

    we are not faster and better physically and psychologically prepared than the other teams.

    that's so 1999 that julie foudy still talks about and expects it when she comments on uswnt games.

    that's done.

    we simply have to play better football.

    here's hoping we can do that today and in the next month.
     
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  15. Kevin625

    Kevin625 Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Great point about the fitness... I was noticing that as well and expected a lot of the lower seeded teams to wear out in the 2nd half, but they didn't.

    I like Foudy, but give me Aly Wagner any day of the week.
     
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  16. Anthony

    Anthony Member+

    United States
    Aug 20, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Alex's preview

     
  17. taosjohn

    taosjohn Member+

    Dec 23, 2004
    taos,nm
    Better than I expected too, but I never had the sense that they might win; the Canadians, for all that they looked older than they are-- they're kind of limited by Sinclair's pace now, they're better with her than without but she does cut back some of the things the rest of them can do--, were better organized, much stronger, and much better in the air. Cameroon stayed in the game mostly with speed and a kind of frantic approach.

    They could make trouble for somebody though.
     
  18. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #43 Gilmoy, Jun 11, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2019
    Dahlkemper for Sauerbrunn: precautionary for a minor quad twinge. Ertz at LCB :eek: Lavelle's 1st WWC start :inlove:


     
  19. luvdagame

    luvdagame Member+

    Jul 6, 2000
    ...hmm....

    mewis from the start.

    ertz as a cb rather than a mid.

    ... that brunn tricky quad may be ellis' first stroke of good fortune (or genius) this time around.
     
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  20. zdravstvuyte

    zdravstvuyte Member

    Aston Villa
    United States
    Jul 26, 2018
    Loads of goals....
    That’s what I want.

    Interested to see Horan and Mewis play together.
     
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  21. JimWharton

    JimWharton Member

    Feb 25, 2017
    So strong. With Pugh, Lloyd, and Press on the bench. Sick as a dog, but excited for the game. If the universe was set on me seeing the game live, maybe she could have come up with something less phlegmy.
     
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  22. Patrick167

    Patrick167 Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 4, 2017
    I guess Ertz is the backup CB. If Jill can't start Davidson against Thailand, she is not starting her against France.

    Mewis/Horan double pivot to replace Ertz gets our two best midfielders on the field. Ellis is pretty lucky she is the coach of this particular team.
     
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  23. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  24. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    It has begun... finally.

    All of the pre-game music confused me. Also, everything began early. FIFA wasn't running late. The walk-out was early.
     
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  25. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ok - let;s do this
     

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