Discussion in 'NWSL' started by FearM9, Aug 24, 2002.
Two minutes of stoppage time added.
hmmm matchtracker is crediting Fotop with the own goal instead of Abby with the goal. comments? thoughts?
46th minute. Good Freedom defending. Grubb shut down Prinz and then Skylar came in to help. Prinz laid off a pass to someone but I think it was Carrie Moore that cleared that.
Are you watching April Heinrichs!?!?!?
It's halftime folks.
I need to eat.
BTW: The WUSA is allowing MUSIC again!!!
They people responsible should be cained in public and then alcohol used on the wounds!
A truly amaturish show for the great game.
It's the correct call. It was Fotop's right thigh that scored the Freedom goal.
does this count for some kind of scoring streak for Dani?
It was a CLUMSY play by Fotop, as I said earlier a definite own goal!
She is NOT a defender, and has no business in the defensive box.
I am not sure that Abby would have scored without Fotop being there as the keeper would have actually been looking for the shot.
On the Courage goal, Anne was marking Riise across the 18 when the pass was made to Fotop's head she stopped, Riise kept going. Riise scored....
Anne hasn't played d agressively last game either...
Dang, Anson just stole my thunder..
Mak doesn't play D agressively much ever...she never has. Dang she is gifted offensively, though! Gabarra needs to recognize that Mak's just not going to turn into super-defender overnight and have someone else have primary responsibility for watching Riise in midfield. How about Jones?
Random: I'm tired of seeing Lehn beat up on Cookie already. However, I did like it when Cookie slid into Lehn and knocked the wind out of her!
Sorry, that was evil.
I understand FOF's point about Fwd's defending in the box. I believe that is one of Abby's "opportunites for improvement". However, it's ridiculous on set pieces to have Skylar try to mark Fotop.
Champagne still on the ice, but I started looking at it after the first goal.
Freedom, just win, baby. Just Win!!!
Mia in for Ann Cook and Venus James in for Brooke O' Hanley.
I guess Venus will mark numero nine-o.
Second half underwayh.
So Mia is in the midfield then?
47th minute. God I really hate listening to Abby talk.
Mia on a quick restart near midfield...sends ball to Bai Jie in the 18 but what's her name able to come off her line and grab it.
48th miute...Prinz is down...looks like one of her ankles turned. She is on the far sideline. She is in pain.
I think Abby's been looking pretty good defensively on corners all season, actually. Overall, I do, however, agree with the assessment that she has opportunities for improvement defesively.
49th minute...Grubb with the freekick from whereever...Mak...far side of 18..dancing..ends up being a Courage goalkick.
Damn. I need to check my voicemail.
"Some" forwards defend well others are OK and the many are almost worse than no one. Fotop is one of those.
Abby is, for now, in the middle of the pack on defense. Forwards that defend well include, Parlow, Mia, Milly, and Katia.
52nd minute...Riise with a pass from the far corner of the 18...meant for Slaton but over her head.
Damn I'm sucking ass.
53rd minute...Prinz fires a shot from the top of the 18...bounces off a Siri right to Fotop who is at the top of the six.
2-1 Courage up.
I disagree. It is incorrect. The ball did go off of Fotop, but it was not an own goal. It should have been scored as a goal by Grubb. Wambach didn't touch it.
Siri's biggest weakness just showed. She has small hands and seems to lack hand strength. But she has improved on this area.
She gives up a rebound and Fotop scores. Now Fotop has two, one each way.
55th minute...Bai Jie booked for dangerous foul on TR at midfield.
Freekick goes into the penalty area...Abby heads it out.
57th minute...Pu Wei tries to send a pass to
Prinz makes it 3-1 in the 58th minute!!!
So is that one Grubb's fault?
What was that SHOVE on Siri by Grubb for???
Grub made one of the worst defensive mistakes of the year for Washington and puts the ball on Prinz's foot and then Prinz scores and then we see Grubb shove Siri; WTF!!!!
60th minute...Burt on a long run down the middle...lays off a pass to Prinz...huge collision between her and Siri.
Where the hell is Mia???
62nd minute...Mak out Jacqui in.
THERE SHE IS!