08/19 (Wed.), 7:00 ET: St. Louis v Sky Blue [R]

Discussion in 'NJ/NY Sky Blue' started by MasterShake29, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hope that the league looks at this play and suspends Trancredi.
     
  2. Mookie141

    Mookie141 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 10, 2008
    Mooktown
    Club:
    Sky Blue FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Me too! It was a pure b**ch move!
     
  3. soccerreigns

    soccerreigns New Member

    Jul 22, 2009

    yes it was. branam already had ball and then they undercut her.....i believe it was #4...

    she is one tough goalie...
     
  4. angrybluebaby

    angrybluebaby New Member

    Jul 31, 2009
    does anyone know how I can watch the whole match - or at least more than the few highlights thats been shown ! like the hit that Branam took and the yellow cards

    I painstakingly followed through Matchtracker ( the streaming doesn't work and i'm in Australia)
    doh wish I had a way to see the championship :(

    still awesome game hooooyeah
     
  5. Mookie141

    Mookie141 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 10, 2008
    Mooktown
    Club:
    Sky Blue FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
  6. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    I went back to look at the play again. The corner kick was taken at 81:45.

    The player that hit Branam was #24, Fletcher. However, it is clear from several views that #4, Tancredi, gave Fletcher a two-handed shove into Branam.

    How a referee could *not* caution Fletcher, at a minimum, is beyond me.




    Interesting comment by the announcers about the time needed to deal with the injury having broken the SLA momentum. Lots of truth there. NRWO played with a bit more intensity and heart after Branam got hammered. I think the players saw that it was only 10 minutes and each one realised that she could gut it out and worry about the consequences later.

    Solid defense, but not a boring bunker, and an opportunistic offense. Well earned victory.
     
  7. kool-aide

    kool-aide Member+

    Feb 1, 2002
    a van by the river
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Perhaps a better question for the ref forum, but in a situation where one player pushes her own teammate in a such a manner that said teammate clears out an opponent which she might otherwise not have fouled, why give the card to Fletcher? I'm not convinced that Flethcer would have made the same level of contact w/ Branam w/o Tancredi's "help." But yeah, there was very little protection of the keeper by the ref there.
     
  8. toepunt

    toepunt Member

    Aug 24, 2003
    North America
    I agree. The referee should have booked both players Fletcher and Tancredi. It was brutal and could have seriously crippled the GK. Fortunately Branam took full advantage of the situation giving herself lots of time to recoup knowing well that referees never really add all the time wasted at the end. The next game with L.A. Sol will be a doucy. Kudos for Rampone who is acting as player and coach. Not bad at all.
     
  9. Merlin777

    Merlin777 New Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    Well played soccer game by Sky Blue, especially the 1H where they put on a clinic on how to play professional soccer. Great passing, one touch soccer and creative playmaking - wow, very impressive. They deserved to win this game and were better team yesterday.

    Good timing for team overall to be playing their best soccer of the year right now in the playoffs. 2H was little rough and not as inspired as first half....not sure why they substitued out Heather O. in 2H who was best player on the field (besides Solo) for most of the game? Weird move.

    Should be great championship game between two worthy teams.
     
  10. REALfootballRulez

    May 25, 2007
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, that was world class. It reminded me of what a pro male player would do. In fact some pro male players probably couldn't even make that move.

    That move sent SkyBlue to the Championship in LA because it set up the goal.
     
  11. Stepup

    Stepup New Member

    Aug 21, 2008
    Club:
    Sky Blue FC
    Agreed. You do not take Heather O'Reilly out of a game unless she is hurt or you are up by two.
     
  12. StarCityFan

    StarCityFan BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 2, 2001
    Greenbelt, MD
    Club:
    Washington Freedom
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, she might be a little more rested for the final. That's about the only excuse I can think of.
     
  13. moog

    moog Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    eastern PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Independence
    And it's a good one. St. Louis wasn't attacking that much up the flank, and Parker can defend. Keep her fresh for LA.
     

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