2021 playoff push

Discussion in 'NWSL' started by SiberianThunderT, Sep 27, 2021.

  1. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Getting into the last weekend of the regular season now! Only one game tomorrow, with two related implications:
    1. as with last week, Gotham can clinch a playoff spot (nothing more) with a win.
    2. without a win, Gotham cannot get a first-round bye
     
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  2. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member+

    Dallas FC
    United States
    Oct 11, 2019
    I'm nervous, whose going in? NCC, Gotham or Dash?
     
  3. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Chicago is still on the bubble too, technically speaking. As far as I can tell, CHI loses the three-way tie on 35pts if both HOU and NC win. Not sure what happens if NJ joins them on 35.
     
  4. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member+

    Dallas FC
    United States
    Oct 11, 2019
  5. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    OL-Reign's path stands out as particularly impressive from this graphic: it reminds you of how they completly changed their fate mid-season.
     
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  6. Smallchief

    Smallchief Member+

    Oct 27, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    We've had a lot of talk here about what is a foul and what isn't in a slide tackle. I've been on the side of not calling fouls in cases in which both players are going for the ball in 50/50 cases, contact notwithstanding.

    I'd be interested in opinions about a tackle made by Bonner on Purce about minute 65.50 in the Gotham vs Louisville match last night. The announcers were clear that this was an outstanding tackle by Bonner -- and I agree -- but I've seen, and heard argued, that a tackle like this should be a foul, or even a yellow or red card. Bonner gets the ball, but she brings down Purce. Hard.
     
  7. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member+

    Dallas FC
    United States
    Oct 11, 2019
    Yeah ever since they fired their previous coach they changed drastically! They were near bottom and switched to being close to being Shield winners. Could have been earlier had they won more games. Same thing for Orlando their fate had reversed, used to be in top form but have been going downhill for months.
     
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  8. fire123

    fire123 Member

    Jul 31, 2009
    I couldn't find a video on that tackle, without it, it's hard to say but I will say this, getting the ball is never an excuse to also wipe out an opponent.
     
  9. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Red Stars have clinched, and in doing so have prevented a four-way at 35pts. Down to three teams fighting for two remaining spots! If NC lose tomorrow, they're out.
     
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  10. threemileallan

    Jun 17, 2006
    Are the red stars guaranteed a home game?
     
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  11. 59Amerinorsk

    59Amerinorsk Member

    Chicago Red Stars
    Norway
    Mar 31, 2017
    Yes! :D
     
  12. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    And the Spirit take the last playoff hosting spot with their win over the Dash today.

    Dash season ends with three straight shutout losses... They collapsed at the exact wrong time, after looking so good for getting their first-ever playoff berth. It's awful.

    NC didn't have much better form than the Dash did down the stretch but managed to earn a point when the Dash didn't to back into the playoffs ahead of the Dash.
     
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  13. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member+

    Dallas FC
    United States
    Oct 11, 2019
    Houston had their chance.
     

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