Founders Cup II [R[

Discussion in 'NWSL' started by Heeligan2, Aug 24, 2002.

  1. Heeligan2

    Heeligan2 Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Earthaven, NC
    I guess everyone but me must be in Atlanta...

    Go Blue Lions!!

    Hope the commentators and the cameras focus on what is happening on the field.
     
  2. Klee

    Klee Member

    Feb 24, 2001
    Chapel Hill, NC
    I'm here.

    I'm here. I'm sure there was a good reason why I decided I didn't want to go to Atlanta for this, but I can't remember what it was now.

    I wish I were there! Let's go Blue Lions!
     
  3. FearM9

    FearM9 New Member

    Jul 14, 2000
    On my bike
    I'm rooting like mad crazy against you guys today but I just wanted to pop in here and wish both teams GOOD LUCK!!! today. Let's pray for an excellent match by both squads today. The Freedom and Courage have made their fans very, very, very proud this season!

    Now let's get it on!!!
     
  4. XYZ

    XYZ New Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Big Cat Country
    I'm here in Big Cat Country.
     
  5. Klee

    Klee Member

    Feb 24, 2001
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Halftime, 1-1

    It's a 1-1 tie. Hege had the first goal on a beautiful play with passes from Burt and Top. The Freedom's goal was scored an own goal but it came on a sizzling free kick by Grubb that ricocheted off of Fotop's hip.
     
  6. XYZ

    XYZ New Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Big Cat Country
    A ball that glances off a defender is not an own goal. It should be a goal by Grubb. They need to get another scorekeeper.
     
  7. tcmahoney

    tcmahoney New Member

    Feb 14, 1999
    Metronatural
    FT, 3-2 Carolina

    Congratulations to Carolina!

    Enjoy the Founders Cup!
     
  8. FearM9

    FearM9 New Member

    Jul 14, 2000
    On my bike
    Congrats guys!
     
  9. Freestyle2000

    Freestyle2000 Moderator

    Feb 6, 2000
    LA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Well played. What a great game!

    RS
     
  10. Klee

    Klee Member

    Feb 24, 2001
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Man oh man. . .

    That was a tough thirty minutes or so, coming down the homestretch. We were mighty lucky.

    Whew!
     
  11. XYZ

    XYZ New Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Big Cat Country
    It was a nail biter. Washington just ran out of time.
     
  12. Heeligan2

    Heeligan2 Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Earthaven, NC
    That's right.... it reminded me a lot of our game against Atlanta when we had numerous attacks trying to even the score. It really seemed inevitable that they would score... with 25 or 20 minutes to go we just looked like we were falling apart, but then Hege and Birgit stepped up, and Staci Wilson shored us up, even drawing a foul from Mia. Some good stops by Lucky and a lot of luck helped us hang on.
     
  13. JoeSoccerFan

    JoeSoccerFan Member+

    Aug 11, 2000
    Congrats to the Courage and their fans. While I don't particularly like the result, I must say that it was a very entertaining game to watch.

    Enjoy the Cup!
     
  14. Heeligan2

    Heeligan2 Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Earthaven, NC
    Whee! We are the champions! :D

    Article on Courage site:
    http://carolinacourage.com/323309.html

    I agree with this quote from Coach McDermott:
    and this one
     
  15. FearM9

    FearM9 New Member

    Jul 14, 2000
    On my bike
    1) Was this Carla's last WUSA match?

    2) Any estimation on how many Courage fans made the trek down to Atlanta this weekend?
     
  16. Heeligan2

    Heeligan2 Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Earthaven, NC
    She was quoted in today's paper as saying she plans to play next season.
     
  17. Tsunami

    Tsunami Member

    Oct 16, 2000
    SD, CA
    Club:
    Arsenal LFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Congratulations!!!

    Congratulations on a well-deserved Championship!

    (I was going to post the link to the WUSA article on the game, but the article is exactly the same as the Courage website one...)
     
  18. GoCourage

    GoCourage Member

    May 27, 2001
    Durham, NC
    Congratulations

    Wow...

    Yeah, wondering why I didn't make the trip down to Atlanta, too. What a great game and great outcome. I don't think I could give enough praise and accolades to coach McD for the job the coaching staff has done. The team this year was just awesome to watch. Top off the fabulous soccer with a Founders Cup championship.

    Freakin' awesome soccer!
     
  19. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Congratulations. I actually switched over from the MLS match to watch it. Glad I did.

    Sachin
     
  20. XYZ

    XYZ New Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Big Cat Country
  21. canesfan

    canesfan New Member

    Jul 1, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    At 09:15 into the game, big lightning strike in my NW Raleigh neighborhood knocked out both the cable and internet connections for 3 hours, so missed the last 81:00 of the game. Heeligan, you got a tape?
     
  22. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The ball was going wide until Fotop played it for her first goal of the match.

    I really thought that would be the end of them. Great effort by the Courage to get the momentum back in the second half.
     
  23. Klee

    Klee Member

    Feb 24, 2001
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Tar Heel of the Week

    The local paper, the News & Observer, named Marcia McDermott the "Tar Heel of the Week" and paid a nice tribute to her in this morning's paper.

    Link

    In fact they gave excellent coverage to the big victory, on the front page and then on the front of the sports section too. Rather amazing and much appreciated by us local soccer fans. Normally we get a few inches in the inside somewhere, while the local ice hockey team dominates the available space,.
     

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