PBP: 2019 NWSL Semifinals Discussion

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  1. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
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  2. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #2 Gilmoy, Oct 20, 2019
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2019

    [#1.NC-REI.#4]
    Dunn for Hamilton; O'Sullivan for Zerboni; S.Mewis for Roccaro.

    Yanez for Utsugi; Cox(!) for Theresa.

    No new injury reports this week. (Edit) Today's SUBS and NOTS:
    North Carolina: SUB Hamilton Kurtz Roccaro Rowland Speck Spetsmark Zerboni / NOT (=) Harbison Mathias Pruitt Rn.Williams
    Reign FC: SUB Andrews Groom Jiménez Delgado Th.Nielsen Onumonu White Ld.Williams / NOT (=) Oyster Quinn / SEI (=) Betos Fishlock J.Johnson T.Smith Spencer Watson
     
  3. blissett

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    Aug 20, 2011
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    I suppose there is no hope for an European-based guy to watch the matches live, isn't it? No free streaming, right? :unsure:
     
  4. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I posted on your profile :D
     
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  5. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    02' 0-0 Ln.Williams drives endline past Cox, through box left foot to 2m mid-left. Backpass to 6m 1/4 left, Dunn shoots one-touch to 1/3 left low, Murphy dives and blocks. Ball bounces out to 6-top center, Debinha reflex-volleys over bar.

    06' 0-0 Long slide-pokes ball off O'Sullivan(?)'s foot at 27m mid-right. Balcer serves to Rapinoe momentarily unmarked at 13m left post. Rapinoe chests ball ahead to 7m left post, O'Reilly shoulder-charges Rapinoe off ball, Labbé dives on it, Rapinoe trips over her.

    09' 0-0 Hinkle plays McDonald to 6-top left, she shoots on the run, high wide left.

    10' 0-0 McDonald turns to 30m box left, bends a serve over McNabb, to Ln.Williams at 15m right post. Ln.Williams hop-traps, shoots over bar. These early passes are victimizing Reign's high back line.
     
  6. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    19' 0-0 Ln.Williams receives at 27m arc left, runs at Barnes, who must run looking backward over left shoulder. Ln.Williams cuts inward behind Barnes' back, to box top center, pulls a ground pass to Dunn unmarked at 10m left post. Dunn clangs ball ahead to 6m, Murphy slides out and smother-blocks, Dunn slide-pokes ball into Murphy's hands.

    27' 0-0 Balcer knocks ball back to 25m arc left, Rapinoe shoots one-touch long to goalline center, Labbé catches face-high.
     
  7. Smallchief

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    There's some deja vu here. Heather O'Reilly doesn't look to me that's she's lost a step. And on the Reign side, Steph Cox coming back after being retired for 2 or 3 years.

    Casey Murphy at Reign GC has been up the task so far -- and NC has been a bit of its wasteful self, many shots, no goals.

    The Reign is showing no signs of being intimidated, but they need a lucky goal or two to win this match. I don't believe they can hold NC scoreless in the second half.
     
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  8. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    45+1' (of +1') 0-0 Hinkle drives a cross from box top wide left to 5m left post, Barnes slides and micro-deflects ball past Ln.Williams, across mouth past Murphy stranded, off right post low, it bounces back into box and Catley collects.

    HT 0-0. North Carolina 9(3)-(2)3 shots(sog), 2-2 corners, 13-3 crosses vs. 5-10 clearances, 1-1 offsides, 4-4 fouls, 60% possession. Reign FC's defensive plan is working so far, holding North Carolina to only 9 shots and 13 crosses.
     
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  9. blissett

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    Aug 20, 2011
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    I want them to do that, instead. I predicted a 0-0 in regular time on the prediction thread. :D
     
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  10. Mills

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    Aug 23, 2019
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  11. Mills

    Mills Member

    Aug 23, 2019
    Murphy is wonder woman today.
     
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  12. Mills

    Mills Member

    Aug 23, 2019
    Vlatko with a good game plan to keep the NCC under control.
     
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  13. Mills

    Mills Member

    Aug 23, 2019
    Darian Jenkins and Jaelene Hinkle look like they could be related (from afar).
     
  14. Mills

    Mills Member

    Aug 23, 2019
    I hope the Reign don't lose this by giving away the ball on a bad pass in their defensive third. Rapinoe almost cost us there. Murphy with another huge save.
     
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  15. Mills

    Mills Member

    Aug 23, 2019
    That sucked.
     
  16. blissett

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    Yes, especially because I was just 2 minutes away from nailing my 0-0 prediction!!! :x3:

    So far, it seemed to me that Courage had of course been dangerous, but Reign was absorbing the pressure very well. It looks to me like the Courage had tried the same kind of action again and again: penetrating in the box from the Right-Side, reaching the end-line and trying to cut inside a low cross directed to the closer post, to give a team-mate a chance at tapping the ball in from short distance. Well, only problem is that Reign DFs or Casey Murphy or both were always perfectly placed to stop this kind of action and Courage didn't seem to have any B-plan.

    Oh, well, they anyway managed to break in.
     
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  17. Mills

    Mills Member

    Aug 23, 2019
    Seattle has no offense.
    The Courage looked more deserving of the win.
    But I just hate late PKs.
     
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  18. Mills

    Mills Member

    Aug 23, 2019
    Yeeesssssss!!!!

    Seattle score with 1 minute remaining in ST.
     
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  19. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    UCLA Bruins
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    McSkillz prediction has entered the chat. :coffee::D
     
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  20. blissett

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    Aug 20, 2011
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    Oh, wow: looks like Onamonu for Taylor was a good change, after all! :geek:

    I wasn't believing in an equalizer anymore, by now.

    Ok, my prediction isn't perfect but it doesn't look so bad right now.

    The next part of my prediction was Reign scoring the winner in extra-time: let's see if it happens... :D
     
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  21. blissett

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    Yes, it was better than mine, but my 0-0 isn't bad also.

    I guess we both beat the robot so far, don't we? :giggle:

    I don't remember what you had next in your prediction: penalty shoot-out?
     
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  22. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    UCLA Bruins
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Same same....:thumbsup:
     
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  23. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    UCLA Bruins
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Mine was Reign goal in second extra time as game winner.
     
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  24. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
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    Is the other semifinal supposed to start before the end of extra-time in Cary, or will they wait for the end of the first match? :cautious:
     
  25. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    United States
    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    DAMN YOU ESPN!
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