Bronze Medal Match

Discussion in '2016 Olympic Women's Soccer Tournament' started by exref, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    I missed the game where Beatriz scored a brace. I would have been very curious to see that, because, in the games I watched, she seemed to me like a ghost walking through the pitch. Very sub-par player. :unsure:
     
  2. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Slaton played for the USWNT in the early 2000s as an outside back. She was on the 2000 Olympic team and the 2003 WWC team but was never really a consistent starter. She played for the Courage in the WUSA, and was Defender of the Year in 2001 or 2002.
     
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  3. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    Debinha was indeed subbed-in, but for Cristiane, I guess? :cautious: Beatriz is still in.
     
  4. Romario'sgurl

    Romario'sgurl Member+

    Wakanda FC
    Aug 26, 2000
    Wakanda
    Club:
    FC Ingolstadt 04
    Nat'l Team:
    Ghana
    Oh f*ck! She clearly stepped on Fabi's ankle.
     
  5. FawcettFan14

    FawcettFan14 Member+

    Mar 19, 2004
    Colorado
    He removed the wrong player in my view. Maybe he's concerned Cristiane cannot play a full 90 minutes.
     
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  6. FawcettFan14

    FawcettFan14 Member+

    Mar 19, 2004
    Colorado
    Inconsistent refereeing is one of the worst things about soccer. She gives Marta a yellow a moment ago, then Lawrence gets no card for a worse foul not two minutes later.
     
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  7. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
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    Shouldn't that have been a YC? Marta is always quite quick-tempered, but this time she was right, I guess!
     
  8. FawcettFan14

    FawcettFan14 Member+

    Mar 19, 2004
    Colorado
    What a fantastic, savvy play by Fleming to set that goal up. She will be fun to watch the next 10-15 years.
     
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  9. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    Sigh, curtain and good-bye Brazil... :unsure:

    Deanne Rose, with one goal and one assist has the most shockingly impressive performance a 17 yo could have posted in an Olympic semifinal!
     
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  10. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Possibly the referee just saw the shove and not the foot to ankle, or at least I missed the step on the ankle live and only saw it on the replay.
     
  11. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And almost another one!
     
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  12. LorneMarvello

    LorneMarvello Red Card

    Jul 1, 2014
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Smash them Canada

    Hehe I love seeing da hosts get owned
     
  13. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Greatness recognizing greatness:

     
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  14. FawcettFan14

    FawcettFan14 Member+

    Mar 19, 2004
    Colorado
    Cangialosi and Slaton keep saying Sinclair does not intend to retire. This surprises me a little. For both club and country it doesn't look like she has much left in the tank. Still has a good finishing touch. Perhaps Herdman intends to use her in a supersub role for the next cycle, to mentor the young forwards and score some late-game goals. Oh, and maybe break Wambach's record. ;)
     
  15. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    And nothing more, since Herdman subs her out and doesn't let us enjoy this little pearl a little more.

    Herdman playing the jerk as usual. :x3:
     
  16. FawcettFan14

    FawcettFan14 Member+

    Mar 19, 2004
    Colorado
    Young players, please watch the patience and cleverness of Fleming and the intelligent run by Rose as well.
     
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  17. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    52' 0-2 Rose drives down wide right to 10m box right, ground cross to 9m 2/5 right. Sinclair chests ball past 2, rattles into her stride at 7m center, steps to it and finishes right instep into 1/3 left.

    58' 0-2 Rose hop-blocks Fabiana(?)'s backpass-try, dribbles through box top mid-left to 12m 6-left, slide-shoots rising -- off left 90, bounces away past her.
     
  18. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
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    Erika! o_O Valdao is scraping the barrel to find some magic anywhere.

    Edit: this also means no luck for Andressinha today, I suppose...
     
  19. FawcettFan14

    FawcettFan14 Member+

    Mar 19, 2004
    Colorado
    Seeing as Brazil is down 2-0, rather than leading, I don't expect Erika to suffer any stoppage time injuries today.

    Sorry, I just can't resist. I will always treasure how her embarrassing theatrics allowed the U.S. to score in 2011. :D
     
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  20. Romario'sgurl

    Romario'sgurl Member+

    Wakanda FC
    Aug 26, 2000
    Wakanda
    Club:
    FC Ingolstadt 04
    Nat'l Team:
    Ghana
    I think so but whatever. Ironically, for a home team, we really haven't been on the recipient of good calls.

    Erika had a future in the midfield, IMO. A couple of years ago, at the tournament in France, she really played well commanded that part of the pitch well. Unfortunately, she's spent much of her career utilized as a defender.
     
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  21. FawcettFan14

    FawcettFan14 Member+

    Mar 19, 2004
    Colorado
    Lawrence is tricky. With her first few steps she doesn't appear too fast, and then she suddenly accelerates.
     
  22. Romario'sgurl

    Romario'sgurl Member+

    Wakanda FC
    Aug 26, 2000
    Wakanda
    Club:
    FC Ingolstadt 04
    Nat'l Team:
    Ghana
    Danielle can be aggravating but she's spot on with most of her observations. Best female commentator in the States, for sure.

    Canada ain't letting this one go but good for the girls to give the crowd a goal.
     
  23. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    Well, if Brazil misses such howlers, it means it's not the right day... (Will it ever be?)
     
  24. FawcettFan14

    FawcettFan14 Member+

    Mar 19, 2004
    Colorado
    That Debinha header was more difficult to miss than make. And she missed. Ball was put on a platter by Marta.
     
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  25. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There's one for Brazil; can they get another?
     
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