PBP: 2019 NWSL Week 18 Discussion

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  1. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

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

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    This is the thread-opening @Semblance17 I was remembering! :ninja:
     
  3. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Houston and North Carolina have byes this week; Sky Blue plays twice.

    [#9.NJ-CHI.#2]
    Rodríguez for Doyle James.

    K.Johnson for Davidson (and Wright => LB); Brian for Colaprico.

    Sky Blue: Q (=) Kawasumi Lewandowski Richardson / OUT (=) Freeman Tiernan / BACK (CRC) Rodríguez
    Chicago: Q (=, starting) Brian (=, not) Colaprico Davidson / OUT (=) Jahansouz Mautz Vasconcelos

    Brian earns her 50th NWSL cap!
     
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  4. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    07' 0-0 Brian dribbles to circle back, passes to Ertz facing away at circle top 10:30 position -- and Kerr promptly starts her back-cut sprint through 1:00 position past E.Johnson momentarily ball-watching. Ertz one-touch crossbody through-ball bounces past Dorsey on the inside at 38m right post, Kerr overtakes her on the outside and collects through 27m arc right, maintains 1/2-step lead to 8m 4-right, slides down and shoots right instep across mouth, Sheridan dives and saves. Ball trickles out to 6-top 1/5 right, Sheridan swims to it.

    21' 0-0 Lloyd fires a perfect through-ball from circle top through arc right, dying perfectly into Hoy's stride, to 10m mid-right -- alas, Gorden makes a perfect recovery run and boxes Hoy out, then slide-blocks her shot.

    33' 0-0 Dydasco square pass left misses Eddy(?) -- with Ertz covering. Brian(?) one-touch pass to Kerr running at the Skroski/E.Johnson seam -- shifted way over to mid-left because Dydasco is up. Kerr traps at 25m mid-left, Ertz follows past Eddy to arc center. Kerr taps square right to arc tangent right, Ertz slides and shoots right roundhouse rising to 1/5 left high, Sheridan flies across and pushes it over.

    HT 0-0.
     
  5. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    40' 0-0 Sky Blue subs in (1 of 3) #14 Kenie Wright for #28 Imani Dorsey.
    56' 0-0 Yellow card on Kenie Wright, for a foul on Wright.

    62' 0-0 Yellow card on Yuki Nagasato, for a foul on Lloyd.
    64' 0-0 Yellow card on Kathleen Naughton, for a foul on Lloyd.

    66' 0-0 Chicago subs in:
    - (1 of 3) #15 María Guadalupe Sánchez Morales for #33 Katlyn Johnson
    - (2 of 3) #9 Savannah McCaskill for #13 Morgan Brian.

    71' 1-0 Lloyd does a stutter-and-go to elude DiBernardo at midfield left touch, dribbles into a seam at 35m mid-left, pokes a pass down box left for Monaghan slipping in behind Short caught high, held onside by Gorden at arc top left. Monaghan fake-stops at 7m box left to mess up Gorden's feet, cuts to 4m mid-left to make Gorden jump again, cuts back to 6m as Gorden jumps past. Ball sits in a tiny gap between Gorden, Naughton, and Short all closing on it, Monaghan shoots right instep across mouth over Naeher's left hand, into back right high. Monaghan's 1st NWSL goal :eek::notworthy: now only 70 behind Kerr :whistling:

    78' 1-0 Chicago subs in (3 of 3) #24 Danielle Colaprico for #10 Vanessa DiBernardo. That's 100 for Colaprico!
     
  6. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    88' 1-0 Sky Blue subs in (2 of 3) #5 Julie James Doyle for #11 Raquel Rodríguez. +4'.

    90+1' (of +4') 1-1 Naeher fk at circle top(!) box right, driven to 7m 7-left. Ertz backpedals facing ball, heads back to 12m left post. Sánchez heads a bloop to 4m 1/4 left, Nagasato backs up and jumps with Skroski, E.Johnson, and Sheridan coming out -- leaving Kerr wide-open at 6-top right post. Nagasato heads sideways to 5m 2-right, Kerr shoots one-touch low right roundhouse downward across mouth, into back left low. Oh, snap, Monaghan trails by 71 again --

    90+3' (of +4') 2-1 Lloyd runs a cw curl away from Nagasato to circle center, dinks a forward pass to James Doyle in circle front. Doyle clangs ball past circle top, Ertz slides for it -- and watching this unfold momentarily freezes Short in no-human's land. Doyle wins race vs. Ertz, pokes left outstep pass through 25m arc left, Monaghan veers past Naughton on the outside, in behind Short. Naeher is inexplicably caught out at 10m left post, backpedals to 8m as Monaghan follows ball to 17m mid-left, stands her ground thereat. Monaghan shoots one-touch left instep over Naughton's foot, fast-lobs Naeher diving back to 6-top, perfectly into center back 1/2-high. 70 :D

    FT 2-1. Bizarrely, Sky Blue have 6 points from Chicago this year. Just stop Kerr, or outscore her :p
     
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  7. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    On that note:

     
  8. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    Oh, no! :(
     
  9. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    Nat'l Team:
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    In this game, for a change, I finally could hear an actual crowd cheer during Sky Blue's actions! :eek:
     
  10. Smallchief

    Smallchief Member+

    Oct 27, 2012
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    Quite a game there for Sky Blue vs Chicago. SB has played hard -- even last year when it was an exercise in futility.

    I became aware of Paige Monaghan during the first game or two of the season when she was a spark plug off the bench-- and playing at left back if I recall correctly. So, now she scores two quality goals -- one with either foot -- and wins a game for a team that always finds a way to lose. That's a storybook ending. It warms my cold, cold heart (thanks, Hank Williams).
     
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  11. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [#9.ORL-UTA.#5]
    Hill for Marta (red, 1 of 2); Ednonds for Pickett; Greening for King (red).

    Identical.

    Orlando: OK (<= Q) Kennedy Morgan / Q none / OUT (OK =>) van Egmond / RED King Marta / 45D (=) Pressley / MAT (=) Leroux
    Utah: Q none / OUT (Q =>) Laddish (=) Moros O'Hara / SEI (=) Lytle Ratcliffe
     
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  12. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    16' 0-0 Press does her dump-and-chase speed move past Krieger, to 6m 7-left, shoots left instep across mouth. Harris isn't fooled and blocks down to 6-top left post, falls on the rebound. Krieger did her job (sort of), by channeling Press into a tight-angle shot.

    20' 0-0 Press does another dump-and-chase to get past Greening, alone to 8m mid-left. Cross drops to 7m 2-right, Stengel steps back to ball and volleys left foot low, over bar.
     
  13. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    29' 0-0 LaBonta switches from behind midfield mid-right to Press at circle top mid-left -- and Rodriguez starts her front-cut sprint past Krieger through 38m circle left. Press one-touch right instep half-volley to box top arc left over Rodriguez's shoulder, it bounces perfectly in her stride. Rodriguez collects at 17m 6-left, keeps body in front of Krieger sprawling down behind her, rides off a two-handed shove in the back, alone to 8m 3-left. Harris comes out past 6-top, Rodriguez chips left foot over Harris's right foot, off left post 2/3 high, ball bounces through spot to arc center. Stengel collects and goes to box top 1/4 left, tries left instep pull but doesn't pull enough, floats it to 1/3 left and Harris catches.

    35' 0-0 Kennedy longball from own 30m mid-right over circle top left for Ubogagu two steps ahead of Scott + Sauerbrunn caught high. Ubogagu touches at 25m mid-left, pump-fakes at 11m 6-left, goes to 7m 6-left, shoots left foot across mouth low. Barnhart slides out through 4m 4-left, blocks ball gently off Ubogagu's head and over endline left.
     
  14. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    HT 0-0. Orlando 4(1)-(5)8 shots(sog), 2-3 corners, 6-6 crosses, 1-1 offside, 48% possession. Utah are able to attack quickly, as Press can receive deep and dribble, or pass into Rodriguez's runs. Orlando don't have enough speed in the back to play a high line and cover both of them.
     
  15. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #15 Gilmoy, Aug 17, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2019
    60' 0-1 Both teams trade numerous just-in-time interceptions. Finally Stengel receives at 30m mid-left, passes square right to LaBonta moving into a seam at 24m center. LaBonta chips over Orlando's high line to 8m 1/4 left, Press gets behind Krieger and volleys right instep across mouth. Harris dives left and gets her left hand under it, ball deflects up into roof 1/4 right. Orlando is losing it in midfield

    65' 0-1 Emslie harasses Sauerbrunn facing own goal at 25m mid-left, Sauerbrunn volleys a backpass -- but it goes high and drops at 12m mid-left. Emslie chases looking upward, Barnhart comes out and swings right roundhouse to clear, neither see each other, Emslie runs through Barnhart's leg / gets kneed in the gut. Both go down. Foul on ... Emslie, for running into Barnhart :coffee:

    67' 0-1 Utah subs in (1 of 3) #66 Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir for #24 Katie Stengel.
    68' 0-1 Orlando subs in (1 of 3) #13 Alex Morgan for #6 Chioma Ubogagu.
    72' 0-1 Orlando subs in (2 of 3) #17 Dani Weatherholt for #25 Joanna Boyles.
     
  16. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    77' 0-2 Vero slows up through circle top mid-right, drifts toward 33m center -- then threads a perfect pass through arc top right for Rodriguez back-cutting Zadorsky frozen and not even turning to chase. Rodriguez leads Edmonds to 13m arc right, chips right instep rising across mouth. Harris swings right glove upward and deflects ball into a higher arc but doesn't push it off line, it drops perfectly into back left low. That's one off each glove for Harris :oops:

    80' 0-2 Viggiano crosses from 6m wide left to 6-top 1/3 left, ball grazes Kennedy's head and continues to 5m mid-right. Emslie slides and volleys, shanks it over straight over endline right.

    81' 0-2 Orlando subs in (3 of 3) #20 Abby Elinsky for #23 Marisa Viggiano.
    87' 0-2 Utah subs in (2 of 3) #13 Makenzy Doniak for #23 Christen Press.
     
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  17. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    90+1' (of +4') 0-2 Vero lags a pass inside-out from circle top mid-right down box right, Scott runs on behind Orlando's high line, to box top mid-right. Square pass left to Rodriguez unmarked at 16m center, box top mid-left, Rodriguez touches to 10m left post, shoots across mouth, Harris blocks down to 7m, Krieger pokes it away.

    90+2' (of +4') 0-2 Utah subs in (3 of 3) #15 Erika Tymrak for #8 Amy Rodriguez.

    FT 0-2. Orlando 12(1)-(9)15 shots(sog), 4-6 corners, 17-11 crosses, 1-2 offsides, 6-3 fouls, 45% possession.

    Utah have quietly developed into a deadly midfield full of bulldogs (Scott, LaBonta, Jónsdóttir) and passers (Vero, LaBonta), speed up top (Press, Rodriguez), and a decent backline. I think Orlando never had control in midfield, and so Utah's attacks had more quality, with time to pick out killer passes, and open runners to pass to. Orlando's were more of the hoof-a-cross variety, and Utah's backline won all the headers.
     
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  18. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [#1.POR-WAS.#7]
    Carpenter for Ball; Klingenberg for Reynolds; Raso for Charley; Purce for Foord.

    Thomas for Matthews; P.Nielsen for Harrison (and Sullivan => RM); Huster for Bailey.

    Portland: OK (<= Q) Carpenter / Q (OK =>, starting) Franch / OUT (OK =>) Andressinha Boureille Seiler (=) Pogarch Salem
    Washington: OK (<= OUT) Logarzo P.Nielsen) / Q (OK =>) Feist Matthews / OUT (=) McGrady Pugh / MAT (=) Eubanks
     
  19. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    05' 1-0 Menges passes forward to Purce facing away at circle left -- and Sinclair jogs a slow post route through circle top left, already 2 steps ahead of P.Nielsen and approaching Staab holding her onside. Purce backpass, scripted play: Menges one-touch longball up wide left, Sinclair uncloaks and cruises past Staab, leads 3 defenders to 4m wide left. Portland's canonical swimlanes attack: Brynjarsdóttir trails through arc top, Raso trails unmarked through box top mid-right -- as LB Kellond-Knight is left-shifted into right post lane. Sinclair bends a cross outswinging through 6m 1/4 left, Staab outjumps Brynjarsdóttir for a header. Both miss, ball continues across and ricochets off Kellond-Knight not expecting that, rolls out to 15m arc right. Raso veers back to ball, shoots one-touch left instep bend, around Kellond-Knight stepping up on her back and partially screening Bledsoe -- and perfectly into back left edge 1/4 high. Portland have the legs to launch 3-4 parallel runs on these speed attacks, and now they're at the level of trick-play-scripting the pass before the pass, finding ways to inject a mobile pivot behind a high back line. How do you let Sinclair beat your backline for pace? Well, she jogs like there's no threat in it, and -- trick play, pow!

    18' 1-0 Heath accelerates past Sullivan through midfield mid-left, Sullivan falls and cartwheels(!), Heath roams to 35m center. Perfect diagonal pass onto Raso's foot through box top mid-right (again outflanking Kellond-Knight playing way inside in 6-right lane), Raso touches to 7m 7-right, shoots right instep rising to right 90, Bledsoe stretches left hand and slaps it wide right.
     
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  20. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    19' 2-0 After that save, Heath right ck, tight inswing to 2m 3-right chest-high. Sonnett cuts from 6-top, hop-volleys right instep high, down past Kellond-Knight to Bledsoe's feet at 1/4 right low, bounces in.


    HT 2-0. 20,895!
     
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  21. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #21 Gilmoy, Aug 18, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2019
    58' 2-0 Kellond-Knight fouls Raso down at ~30m arc left. Yellow card on Kellond-Knight.

    61' 2-0 Portland subs in (1 of 3) #2 Katherine Reynolds for #15 Ellie Carpenter.

    63' 3-0 Heath right ck, inswings to 4m center. Horan leans into P.Nielsen's back, reads the flight better and veers left to ball, jumps and sideheads off the right side of Sullivan's head. Ball bounces out to Sinclair unmarked at 8m 1/4 right, she chest-traps and lets ball bounce. Right instep drop-kick rises gently over traffic, into back right edge 4/5 high. Bad luck that the ball bounced directly to Sinclair -- but maybe stop Horan in the first place, and win that first header cleanly.

    ~~ 3-0 Washington subs in:
    63' (1 of 3) #6 Chloe Logarzo for #9 Meggie Dougherty Howard
    64' (2 of 3) #19 Dorian Bailey for #28 Elise Kellond-Knight.
     
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  22. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    68' 3-1 Lavelle chases ball leftward along box top, collects at wide left and turns at 14m left touch. Backpass to Sullivan at 25m mid-left, Horan defends her but cedes about 5m of cushion. Sullivan backs Horan down, cuts inside to arc top 6-left, shoots right instep across mouth over Franch's dive, golaaaaaaaaaaaazo into right 90 :eek:

    71' 3-1 Portland subs in (2 of 3) #9 Caitlin Foord for #23 Margaret Purce.
    83' 3-1 Portland subs in (3 of 3) #27 Elizabeth Ball for #11 Dagný Brynjarsdóttir.

    FT 3-1.
     
  23. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    Lol, why "King" and not "Queen"? :p

    Looks like Washington criminally underrated Sinclair in this game? :coffee:

    On a different note, is it just my impression that Brynjarsdóttir coming back from maternity leave was quite huge reinforcements for Portland this season?

    I know it can sound like a strange thing to say about a player who already had a long and successful career as Christen Press had, but in these last post-WWC games I've got the feeling that she's playing more smoothly and relaxed, as if the performance of the NT and especially her personal one in France had "unlocked" something or had somehow put a weight off her shoulders...
     
  24. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [#8.NJ-REI.#4]
    Rodríguez for James Doyle; K.Wright for Dorsey.

    Yanez for Quinn; Theresa for Jiménez Delgado.

    Sky Blue: Q (=) Kawasumi Lewandowski Richardson / OUT (=) Freeman Tiernan
    Reign FC: Q none / OUT (=) Cox McNabb Rapinoe Utsugi / 45D (=) Ld.Williams / SEI (=) Betos Fishlock J.Johnson T.Smith Spencer Watson
     
  25. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Killion reaches 100 caps!

    03' 0-0 Theresa longball from circle back wide right bounces perfectly into J.Taylor's stride, 1/2 step ahead of E.Johnson through box top mid-right. J.Taylor touches to 8m mid-right, shoots right instep bend :mad:, outswings wide left low.

    This fan is between the 1st trombone and the drummer :D
     
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