2019 SheBelieves Cup

Discussion in 'USA Women: News and Analysis' started by Socarchist, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    But they play the vast majority of the games in the US. That effectively makes many of the games much less meaningful and much less of a test.

    I know that is the model that makes US soccer the most money but that money is pretty much wasted as far as development goes.
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  2. puttputtfc

    puttputtfc Member+

    Sep 7, 1999
    Do we? We certainly play more than anyone else and a great majority are on US soil. The last year has seen a few games overseas and a step up in opposition quality but it hasn't always been the case. Not too long ago, we were discussing the point of bringing over Romania and Thailand for any purpose other than a cash grab and public flogging. If memory serves, the only official competition after the OG debacle was WCQs which were against Jamaica, Panama, T&T and Mexico. By the time we faced Canada both teams were qualified.
  3. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh, I didn't realize you were writing about several years ago. Sorry, I thought you were referring to the last couple of years.
  4. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    UCLA Bruins
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We have had moments before the World Cup where we have looked pretty bad. Nothing beats this moment where we lost to Mexico in 2010 qualifying though. I forgot this was also the infamous Wambach head injury where she had her forehead stapled.

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  5. puttputtfc

    puttputtfc Member+

    Sep 7, 1999
    Most of 2017, 2018 qualification and 2019 SheBelieves. Not sure if that counts as several years or a couple years ago in your book.
  6. Lechus7

    Lechus7 Member+

    Aug 31, 2011
    Some stats on hand - 2018:

    rank-------------------GP----W-D-L---GS-GC--average rank of opponet
    #1. USA--------------20---(18-2-0)---65-10---#23
    #2. Germany-------11---(7-2-2)----31-11----#23
    #3. France----------10---(7-2-1)----30-7-----#16
    #4. England--------12---(7-3-2)----25-8-----#23
    #5. Canada---------12---(8-0-4)----34-10---#26
    #6. Australia--------17----(8-5-4)----37-17---#19
    #7. Netherlands---13----(9-2-2)----33-10---#26
    #8. Japan------------20---(13-2-5)---46-22----#16
    #9. Sweden--------12----(9-1-2)-----26-6----#24
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  7. luvdagame

    luvdagame Member+

    Jul 6, 2000
    #107 luvdagame, Mar 18, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2019
    the games scheduled by ussf certainly have included stronger opponents in recent years. not all, but several of the uswnt’s weak opponents last year, for example, were required concacaf games.

    there’s also the complication of what to do when open fifa dates are being used by the strongest countries for fifa tournaments, while you have to schedule friendlies.

    who are you going to play when its mostly the weak sisters of the world available? canada? again?
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