Canada v Japan [R]

Discussion in 'Women's International' started by nsa, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Canada (1-0-1, 3 pts. 0 goal diff.) plays Japan (1-0-1, 3 pts., +3 GD) in match 18 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA at 3:30 PM. One of these teams will get into the quarterfinals and the other goes home.

    A draw in Foxboro favours Japan due to their edge in goal diff. Canada must win to continue playing next Thursday in Portland.

    Germany (2-0-0, 6 pts., +6 GD) is already guaranteed a quarterfinal berth in Group C. With a win or draw against Argentina, Germany has first. Even with a loss Germany holds the edge over their rivals due to goal diff.
     
  2. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. auger9

    auger9 New Member

    Apr 24, 2003
    Ontario
    articles

    "Canada needs to rediscover winning form to get past Japan on Saturday"
    http://www.canada.com/sports/story.html?id=B3016532-D9D0-480A-9376-A804EDF8B94A

    "Go big or go home
    Canada must beat Japan to advance in World Cup play"
    http://www.canada.com/edmonton/edmontonjournal/story.asp?id=8BA46E14-67A8-4C9B-A167-09991A1695D6

    "Pressure gets to prodigy

    Coping with high expectations is as difficult as learning the game for Lang"
    http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20030926/SLANG26/TPSports/Other

    "Time to show the world

    Canada has to play up to their potential to advance past Japan tomorrow"
    http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Soccer/WorldCup/Women/2003/09/26/210114.html
     
  4. gousa9

    gousa9 New Member

    Aug 28, 1999
    Canada
    canada's starting eleven ..

    Latham
    Neil
    Nonen
    Morneau
    Hooper
    Sinclair
    Matheson
    Lang
    Timko
    Dennis
    Swiatek

    swiatek playing instead of leblanc in nets, and veteran morneau makes her WWC'03 debut ... odd (wo)man out is kiss, who started the last 2 games ...

    morneau will no doubt play the left back which allows timko to move back into the midfield.

    can't wait for this game to start in a few!

    elaine
     
  5. UFGator98

    UFGator98 Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Florida
    Canada up 2-1 in the 2nd half. ESPN had some coverage, but for some reason, they go back to the 4-0 Germany shellacking of Argentina. Sinclair and Latham with 2 Canada goals, Sawa for Japan. Japan just looked to get the equalizer, but they called it offsides, it was a close call, not sure if she was offsides. It's a good game, wish ESPN was showing it though.
     
  6. Native Aztexan

    Jan 27, 2002
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FT Canada 3 Japan 1

    Canada into the quarter-finals while Japan are going home.

    1. Germany 9 pts, +11, 13 goals
    2. Canada 6 pts, +2, 7 goals
    3. Japan 3 pts, +1, 7 goals
    4. Argentina 0 pts, -14, 1 goal
     
  7. gousa9

    gousa9 New Member

    Aug 28, 1999
    Canada
    good game for canada to build upon ... they did not play their best, but much better than the last 2 games, and got the job done.

    i personally felt morneau played EXCELLENT at left back and her presence really helped our defense ... with izzy back there, timko went back to midfield and her difference in the middle of the park was evident too.

    lang got the scoring monkey (gorilla!) off her back ...

    hopefully this is just the start of some good play from canada in the quarters

    elaine
     
  8. UP90

    UP90 New Member

    Dec 19, 2001
    Georgia
    I haven't been on the BS boards for a while, so I'm wondering-why is Leblanc not starting in goal?
     
  9. Jo

    Jo New Member

    Jan 15, 2000
    Kansas
    Congratulations, Cananda.
     
  10. DennisM

    DennisM Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Nya Sverige
    "FT Canada 3 Japan 1

    Canada into the quarter-finals while Japan are going home."

    The place'll be rocking because it's Saturday night.


    I feel sorry for the Japanese though. I like the way they attack and pass the ball and Sawa is a delight to watch. But Canada pull through. Great goal by Lang. Some good saves by Swiatek.
     
  11. Native Aztexan

    Jan 27, 2002
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The game would certainly have been different if

    (1st half) Kobayashi took the shot sooner than holding the ball and then missing the bent shot away from the far post

    and

    (2nd half) Otani's goal wasn't called off because she was (slightly) offsides.

    Nevertheless, good effort by Japan and congrats Canada on advancing to the quarter-finals. :)
     
  12. DCUPopeAndLillyFan

    Apr 20, 2000
    Colorado
    Can anybody tell me why the hell they televised the Germany-Argentina game instead of this one? As soon as the draw was made, it appeared this would be the crucial match of the group and the GER-ARG game was an obvious no-contest. The games were played at the same time even.

    This sounded like a cracker of a match, too bad most of us were stuck watching a blowout instead.
     
  13. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Karina got shelled in the match with Germany (not entirely her fault). Pellerud made a change for Game 2 and stuck with it for the third game.

    In the 74th minute Swiatek made a save on the goal line to catch a well-struck ball destined for the far corner. Pellerud said in the press conference that "no other 'keeper in the world could have saved it." :)

    I'd expect to see Swiatek in goal for the q-final.

    That shot in the 35th minute should have been in the back of the net. This was followed about a minute later by Latham's left-footed poke to even the match. Essentially a two-goal swing that really disheartened the Japanese players.
     
  14. toepunt

    toepunt Member

    Aug 24, 2003
    North America
    A gutsy game and a well deserved win. I find interesting that Taryn who was ranked the number three keeper has proven so far to be the number one. She had some incredible saves and she continued to be all business. Obviously the girls got their mental attitude out of conflict. A different set of players using some who have more experience made a difference. Good substitutions too, except for Rhian who did not appear to get into the groove. I would have sent in Carmelina instead. Watching the game in Galavision I found interesting that the color commentators kept wondering why so many up in the air passes when some occassions cried for a pass on the ground. I conclude that the Canadian style is just not what Latin people is used to see as typical soccer.

    So who do we play next?
     
  15. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    By "we", I assume you mean Canada.

    Y'all will have to watch the Group D matches tomorrow. It could be China, Russia, or even Australia. What matters is that the members of the Canadian WNT are traveling west to Portland, not north (home).
     
  16. donzerly

    donzerly New Member

    Feb 24, 2002
    Toronto
    Unfortunately, Carmelina is not match fit and shouldn't be on the roster at all.

    The Canadian "style" is not what anybody is used to seeing as typical soccer. It's more an absence of style than anything else.
     
  17. Native Aztexan

    Jan 27, 2002
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Actually it's the winner of the Group D in which China or Russia have a chance to take. Australia's best chance is to finish second in order to make it to the quarter-finals.
     
  18. LomaB8

    LomaB8 New Member

    Jun 3, 2001
    Hamilton,ON
    I agree not their best game, but an improvement. Canada needs Morneau on because we need Timko in the mid-field. She plays all out. Not impressed with Matheson's first half. On several occasions she had time and just blasted the ball up field usually to a player in blue. She had a much better second half.

    Hoops had a great game.
     
  19. nsa

    nsa Member+

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    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  20. Mel10

    Mel10 New Member

    Apr 24, 2001
    in your underpants
    DIdn't get to see it, but I happy to hear that Lang and Sinclair played more like themselves.

    Also, very happy to see Morneau put on our D line and Timko pushed up into mid.
     
  21. AntiU

    AntiU New Member

    Sep 22, 2003
    Much better effort by Canada. Did anyone else see this? PASSES?!?! Wow... there's a concept!

    Pellerud finally got his head out of his a$$ and put Morneau on the field and Timco mid. The difference was like night and day!

    Sinclair still played like $hit! Walkin' her a$$ in front when the ball is 2 feet away from her. I almost pulled my hair out! GET HER OUT!

    Good goin' though I don't think they'll make it through against China!

    Prove me wrong Canada!
     

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