PBP: 2019 NWSL Week 13 Discussion

Discussion in 'NWSL' started by Semblance17, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    United States
    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    So how many times this season have we had a 1v2 match? This season has been fairly fun so far. I'm hoping Sky Blue and Orlando can notch surprise wins again.
     
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  3. MiLLeNNiuM

    MiLLeNNiuM Member+

    Aug 28, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How 'bout the Reign going from near bottom to the top. Love it.
     
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  4. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    As I said in the prediction thread, I wonder about the USWNT's contribution at their immediate come back from the World Cup. Enthousiast? Perfectly fit as seen in France? or tired from the long tournament and emotionally drained?
     
  5. Smallchief

    Smallchief Member+

    Oct 27, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    I just got around the watching the Reign/Portland game of last weekend. Despite a fistful of injuries, the Reign roll along. Bethany Balcer is a helluva good soccer player. She made some good defensive plays in that game from her center forward position. One has to wonder why she wasn't lured away from Nowhere U -- or wherever it was she played -- to a major school?

    And what about Stephanie Cox coming out of a, what?, three year retirement? Vlatko gets the best out of his players.
     
  6. MRAD12

    MRAD12 Member+

    Jun 10, 2004
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I believe Balcer wanted to go to Spring Arbor University, a Christian college. Wiki says she is a devout Christian.

    I also feel Vlatko is the best coach in NWSL. Would like to see him as the next USWNT coach.
     
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  7. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Houston's injury report looks whacked, with all of their internationals who returned for week 12 once again gone for INT'L DUTY in week 13. I think somebody did a bad copy-paste.

    I assume O'Reilly is back for North Carolina this week. She doesn't appear on the report anyways -- which is a bit odd. Shouldn't she have been listed as OUT (excused absence)?
     
  8. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [#9.NJ-UTA.#5]
    Identical.

    Corsie for Miramontez; Bowen for S.Johnson; Scott for Weber.

    Sky Blue: (OK <= Q) E.Johnson / Q none / OUT (=) Freeman Richardson Tiernan / INTL (USA) Lloyd
    Utah: Q none / OUT (OK =>) Strom-Okimoto (=) Boquete Nolf / SEI (=) Lytle Ratcliffe / BACK (CAN) Matheson Scott (NZL) Bowen (SCO) Corsie / INTL (USA) Sauerbrunn O’Hara Press
     
  9. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    28' 0-0 Laddish medium-long ball from circle right into Rodriguez's stride through 27m arc left, to 10m. Rodriguez shoots left foot off left post low, ball bounces out to 16m center. Jónsdóttir touches to 13m 1/3 left, stretches right outstep just wide left low.
     
  10. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    48' 0-0 Skroski(?) left ck, to 6-top 1/3 left, Barnhart double-punches away. LaBonta clears high to circle back, Dydasco settles but it leaks away from her. Rodrigez stretch-blocks ball off Dydasco's foot behind her, chases alone through circle center. Sheridan is waaaay up at circle back right, sweeps away.
     
  11. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #11 Gilmoy, Jul 12, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019
    90+2' (of +3') 1-0 Hoy challenges Vincent at 25m mid-left, Vincent pokes ball centerward. Killion one-touch return pass to Hoy through box top mid-left to 14m, stopped by Corsie. Hoy cuts inside to 10m 3-left, shoots right instep bend past Barnhart's dive, into back right edge 1/3 high.

    FT 1-0. Hoy does it again! Sky Blue have won 2 in a row for the first time in 2 years.
     
  12. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    UCLA Bruins
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow SBFC actually winning matches!


    Carli Lloyd to enter the chat. :coffee::sneaky:
     
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  13. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    UCLA Bruins
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is Pinoe playing tomorrow?
     
  14. MiLLeNNiuM

    MiLLeNNiuM Member+

    Aug 28, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, after they fired Denise Reddy.
    Coincidence? I don't think so.
    Best move they made.
     
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  15. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No, all USA and England players are still listed on the injury report as INT'L.
     
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  16. Smallchief

    Smallchief Member+

    Oct 27, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    Sky Blue won two games in a row.

    The sun didn't rise this morning.

    Thailand won the Women's World Cup.

    A boring game (Utah gets my vote as the most boring team in the NWSL. Sorry for that.) but with a dramatic finish. Jen Hoy is super-sub of the year!
     
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  17. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    I've been working my friends hard to convince them to go to the Courage. Once they find out that the USWNT won't be playing, all but one that showed interest in tonight's game, bailed. Having 3 of 4 players "honored after the game" just doesn't have the same caché as actually having the players in uniform.

    And the Courage fans won't get to see their USWNT players in uniform until August 15 in the Women's ICC and August 24th in the NWSL. Their last game at home was April 17th. That's 4 months and 6 home NWSL games.

    I expect almost no WWC-bump in Cary. If the USWNT players were back this weekend, I could see a 10,000 sellout in Cary with the four local players and Megan Rapinoe on the field. So much for striking while the iron was hot, and everyone on social media is exhorting casual fans to support the NWSL if you supported the USWNT at the WWC.
     
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  18. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [#2.NC-REI.#1]
    Erceg for Pruitt (and Roccaro => LM, Debinha => RW, Hamilton => CF); Labbé for Rowland.

    Identical.

    North Carolina: Q (OK =>) Rn.Williams (=, starting) Erceg (OUT <=) King / OUT (=) Harbison / INTL (USA) Dahlkemper Dunn McDonald S.Mewis
    Reign FC: (OK <= Q) McNabb / OUT (OK =>) Cox (=) Andrews Jenkins Utsugi / SEI (OUT =>) Watson (=) Betos Fishlock Johnson Spencer T.Smith / INTL (USA) Rapinoe Long (ENG) J.Taylor
     
  19. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I dunno why the acute over é is so much higher than the acute over ó or í :laugh: Es más curious, húh?
     
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  20. CoachJon

    CoachJon Member+

    Feb 1, 2006
    Rochester, NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    NC vs RFC. I watched RFC vs POR yesterday to see how they beat the Thorns. They did it with defense. Nielsen, Oyster, Barnes, and Catley are a solid back line. Proffitt and Celia played in front of them and pretty much smothered Sinc . And clogged the middle, restricting Purce’s ground game. They all totally outplayed POR vs high crosses into the box. Purce and Foord don’t appear to have aerial games and often the crosses came in without Sinc or Dagny being there. RFC did not have an irresistible attack and scored on a 2nd or 3rd ball coming free outside the area.
    I predict the defense will be tough for NC to penetrate but RFC won’t manage a draw or win tonight.
     
  21. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    05' 0-0 Brief stoppage, Groom is down at circle top right touch with a dinged ankle.

    06' 0-0 Groom returns, pings a triangle. Reign switch left to Catley, pass to Onumonu in a seam at 30m box left, NC promptly steal and switch (their) left.

    07' 0-0 NC switch right to Mathias unmarked up wide right to 25m. Cross to 6-left foot is too fast for Debinha, Oyster escorts it over.

    07' 0-0 NC high-press at circle top or higher, Reign are playing switch-and-counter.
     
  22. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    11' 0-0 Hamilton cuts inside to box top mid-left, shoots right instep toward 1/3 right low, Murphy dives and catches.

    14' 0-0 NC dominate possession, Reign can't easily win the ball. Balcer comes back to circle front left, tries a long diagonal pass for Yanez through arc top mid-right, Erceg intercepts. Mathias rolls a through-ball to 6-top right post, Murphy smothers it.

    16' 0-0 Roccaro shoots right instep from 27m 6-right, wide left low.
     
  23. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    United States
    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nice goal by Williams. Yanez's miss a minute before hurts that much more now.
     
  24. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    21' 0-0 Groom chases to 14m wide right, ground cross to Yanez unmarked at 16m 6-right. Yanez settles with a bit of a bounce, gets closed down, shoots right instep rising over Labbé's fingertips and crossbar 1/3 left.

    22' 1-0 Off that restart, Labbé to Kurtz, pass to Zerboni at circle halfback right. One touch, fast vertical pass to Hamilton running past Celia(?) at 40m circle right. Hamilton dribbles to 26m mid-right, diagonal pass to Ln.Williams through arc tangent left on a perfect post route, behind Oyster and inside Theresa. Ln.Williams veers to 10m 1/4 right, draws Murphy out to 8m, shoots under her into center back low.

    weather.com says Cary, NC is 92°F = 33°C, 42% humidity, partly cloudy. NWSL mandates water breaks per half.
     
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  25. BlueCrimson

    BlueCrimson Member+

    North Carolina Courage
    United States
    Nov 21, 2012
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Courage's scoring streak against the Reign has now stretched to 19, dating back to the very first matchup back in 2013. Reign might have gotten wins over the Flash/Courage during that time, but they've never shut them out.
     

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