BBC's Olympic Tournament-Team XI

Discussion in 'USA Women: News and Analysis' started by fcobbina, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. fcobbina

    fcobbina Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    GK: Solo
    RB: Percival (NZ)
    CB: Rampone
    CB: Iwashimizu (Japan)
    LB: Houghton (GB)
    MF: Rapinoe
    MF: Scott (Canada)
    MF: Lloyd
    FW: Sinclair (Canada)
    FW: Wambach
    FW: Morgan

    Thoughts? And if you want to save yourself the trouble, avoid the comment section.
  2. mxpbolt959

    mxpbolt959 Member

    Jan 6, 2012
    AC Milan
    I personally would've picked Diana Matheson over Scott, but can't really argue with any of the picks.
  3. jackiesdad

    jackiesdad Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    Rampone got on the team, IMHO, based on a sort-of "lifetime achievement award" type of thinking. She made quite a few mistakes this tournament, and there were at least a half-dozen players I'd have picked over her.
  4. mxpbolt959

    mxpbolt959 Member

    Jan 6, 2012
    AC Milan

    Yeah...probably Renard from France over Rampone.
  5. puttputtfc

    puttputtfc Member+

    Sep 7, 1999
    A few of my own.

    Super Sub: LeSommer, France.

    More Passion Than I Thought Possible: Ohno, Japan. What a great performance.

    Thuggy Huggies: Tancredi, Canada. Cry me a river you filthy hack.
  6. mxpbolt959

    mxpbolt959 Member

    Jan 6, 2012
    AC Milan
    Lost in the midst of the Tancredi stomp is the fact that she had a very good tournament. Her best performances ever for Canada.
  7. jackiesdad

    jackiesdad Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    Don't forget Lady "Sugar Ray" Andrade!
  8. BrooklynSoccer

    BrooklynSoccer Member+

    Jan 22, 2008
    No players from france?
    1 player from Japan?

    Rampone must have been lifetime achievement or simply received this honor for just organizing what was probably the US worst backline in history to a gold medal. that is impressive
  9. Plxix

    Plxix BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Mar 13, 2006
    Worst US backline in history? lol.

    Scott? lol. How about Matheson or Heath?

    Who gets the Rivaldo Award?

    Uppercut Award goes to the columbian smut.

    Le Sommer should get something.

    Best goal goes to Rapinoe.
  10. bissell

    bissell Member

    Apr 3, 2012
    at least this backline didn't let a straight corner kick go behind the net ;)
  11. Katreus

    Katreus Member

    Jul 3, 2011
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    I think Kumagai should probably be there over Rampone. Rampone was passable but she didn't have a great tournament.

    On a skill level, I'd like to have Abily there but 1. her coach is an idiot so she didn't actually get to play all that much, which means 2. she didn't get a whole lot of chances to show her stuff. Lloyd is good as any given that she had a pretty good tournament.

    Anyway, I think they've gotten most of the players that had a good tournament in there.
  12. jackiesdad

    jackiesdad Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    My vote would have to be to either Carli Lloyd's goal against France to make it 3-2 or her second goal against Japan.
  13. mxpbolt959

    mxpbolt959 Member

    Jan 6, 2012
    AC Milan
    Both were great strikes...but how often is an Olimpico scored in any soccer game, let alone a women's soccer game?
  14. sturf

    sturf Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    It would be more impressive if Rapinoe had just lied instead of admitting that it was a mistake on her part, and she didn't hit the ball where she intended.
  15. kool-aide

    kool-aide Member+

    Feb 1, 2002
    a van by the river
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Desiree Scott had a break out tournament. A revelation in the holding mid position.
  16. CANAmerican

    CANAmerican Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Agreed. She saved Canada so many times. I'm excited to follow her career.
  17. karanicole

    karanicole Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Agree that Rampone should not have been on this list. Also, Tancredi should make the list. Love Scott on there. She was so clutch in that midfield and did so without help from Kyle for most of the games. That winger from Brazil should be on the list (not Maurine, but the other one).
  18. StarCityFan

    StarCityFan BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 2, 2001
    Greenbelt, MD
    Washington Freedom
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. BlitzSpiele

    BlitzSpiele Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Morgan > Tancredi. Other than that, it's good list. Thanks for sharing.
  20. skybolt

    skybolt Member

    Dec 16, 2011
    Barcelona Guayaquil
    It's definitely a very well thought out list. Personally I wouldn't give Great Britain 3 spots on the 18 person list. They did very well in the group stage, but it was definitely a very weak group. Marta is a great player, but I don't think she should be rewarded for her play in this tournament. She was only able to score and assist against a very weak Cameroon team. Cristiane actually did a lot more for Brazil. I'm also glad to see that Rampone was left off the list since she had a much better WC than this tournament.
  21. taosjohn

    taosjohn Member+

    Dec 23, 2004
    Most improved player since last year-- Renard? Wouldn't put her on the all-tournament list though.

    I suppose O'Hara deserves an argument there too.

    For this tournament, Bardsley'd have been my choice at keeper, but its not like Solo was disappointing.

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