PBP: NWSL Week 11[b?] Discussion

Discussion in 'NWSL' started by Semblance17, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    United States
    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Gonna be an interesting week!

    NC/UTA - Utah were the first team to really look like they could knock off the Courage in their draw earlier this season. Can they do better away?

    DC/SEA - Washington have lost their last four matches (and seven of the last nine) against the Reign and are currently at nearly opposite ends of the table.

    ORL/NJ - Okay maybe this one isn't so interesting...

    CHI/POR - This pair is always a good matchup, but interesting to me right now is that both teams have earned the vast majority of their points thus far only against the bottom four teams - neither have proven they have what it takes to compete against the rest of the top five. Who comes out of this one better? The series is draw-heavy (6 draws in 15 regular season meetings) but the last four meetings have all been Thorns wins, and Chicago has only won once...
     
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  3. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    United States
    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States






     
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  4. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    United States
    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  5. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow, what a zoo today. Three concurrent NWSL streams, plus FIVB VNL (men) USA-Poland. (If I fall behind here, that's where I am :coffee:)

    I save time by not watching the men :D
     
  6. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    United States
    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    United States
    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

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    Anyone have a link for within the U.S.?
     
  8. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Dang, ORL-NJ already at 2-2 and it's not even halftime! :eek:
     
  9. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    A pair of post-ninetieth-minute winners from Utah(!) and Orlando... Will the 1-1 deadlock in Chicago be broken late too?
     
  10. BlueCrimson

    BlueCrimson Member+

    North Carolina Courage
    United States
    Nov 21, 2012
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That loss was coming for NC. All the finishing issues came back to finally bite the Courage in the butt.
     
  11. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    NWSL calls this Week 12, so last week was indeed a 1-match Week 11 :laugh:
    I shall summarize with tweetcaps of goals and Cassius ;)

    Wow, Huerta, Comeau, and S.Johnson are all unavailable due to a pending trade, and Kaskie is waived.
     
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  12. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [WAS-SEA]
    26' 0-0 Lavelle dribbles box-to-box :thumbsup: Pass right to Banini at 16m mid-right, right foot shot across mouth bends wrong way, just wide left low.

    51' 0-0 J.Taylor taps back to Long, one-touch pass to Yanez at arc top box right, tap down box right for J.Taylor darting through past Dydasco. Taylor crosses from 3m, E.Johnson slides and ball bounces down off her arm. Handball, pk.

    52' 0-0 Rapinoe pk, medium-soft shot to 1/3 right, Bledsoe falls that way and easily smothers it.

    FT 0-0.
     
  13. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    WAIT WTF

    First - how dare CRS consider giving up Huerta
    Second - holy shit who are they trying to bring on board to be giving away that much??? No other team active tonight mentioned players missing due to a pending trade, so that leaves Houston???
     
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  14. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [ORL-SkB]
    02' 1-0 Zadorsky passes to Ubogagu at 3om wide left. Ubogagu accelerates away from Lloyd -- helped by an inadvertent elbow-bonk to Lloyd's nose? Ubogagu crosses from arc top left touch, Richardson just misses a header clearance try at 14m arc left. Ball bounces past Gibbons to Leroux at 13m right post. Leroux touches left around Gibbons to 13m center, shoots left instep pull into 1/4 left back low hard, under Naeher partially screened.

    16' 1-1 Nairn turns back at circle left and passes square right toward Kennedy -- but Dorsey jumps the route and pokes ball ahead into a 3-v-3. McCaskill dribbles to 22m center, pass left to Dorsey at 17m 6-left -- and continues her own run up center. Dorsey touches to 8m 6-left, shoots to 1/3 left low, blocked by Harris to 8m center. McCaskill veers behind Nairn, grasstop full-volley up centerline past Harris still getting up.
     
  15. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    31' 2-1 Ubogagu left throw-in at 25m, to Morgan facing away at 12m box left, shielding off Freeman. Tap back splits Freeman and Lloyd, to Nairn at arc top box left. One-touch cross to 7m 1/3 right, Leroux has wide lateral separation from Gibbons caught marking two. Leroux throws self down horizontal leftward, glances a perfect low header against the pass, bouncing under Naeher's cat-dive into left side netting low. Then she flies like an airplane :D

    37' 2-2 Gibbons left throw-in at 27m, somehow reaches K.Johnson cutting through arc top mid-left. (Did McCaskill backheel? :eek:) K.Johnson kicks a delicate roller past Zadorsky toward right post, Harris dives horizontal and left-glove palms it to 6-top 4-right. Tiernan trails perfectly, turns a perfect one-touch shot between Harris and right post, into center back low.
     
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  16. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    83' 3-2 Weatherholt passes from circle top square left to Marta. Marta cuts past Beckie and Thaisa, passes to Morgan loosely marked down box left, to 10m mid-left. Morgan crosses past Gibbons to 6-top right post, Hill arrives and turns a header just inside right post.

    FT 3-2.
     
  17. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [NC-UT]
    70' 0-0 Debinha chips from 27m mid-left to 7m 2-right, O'Sullivan lifts knee-high right instep and volleys over A.Smith, off crossbar, bounces down at 6-center and Corsie chests it back to Smith.

    90+4' (of +4') 0-1 Matheson fk at 30m left touch, sailed to arc right and it skims heads and bounces away to 18m mid-right. Ratcliffe chases Hinkle, does Matheson's slide-hook, perfect robbery from between Hinkle's split legs. Ball sits motionless at 17m mid-right, Ratcliffe does the get-up-spin-ccw-one-touch-shot in one single motion :notworthy: -- and it's a perfect lob over Rowland standing upright at 4m center, into the back left diagonal pipe. Goal of the Century!!

    FT 0-1. Fishlock did that same slide-hook for a perfect steal (and swift counter goal, the entire play is a dream) in Wales 3-0 Russia earlier this week, on Jun 12. (scroll to 1:23)

    It's totally a meme by now. Thank you, Diana Matheson, for elevating the league :)
     
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  18. socalsoccer23

    socalsoccer23 Member

    Jan 4, 2017

    During the Chicago game -- while talking about the pending trade, the broadcasters mentioned Morgan Brian and Press coming back to NWSL...so not sure how/if this all fits into trade somehow...very mysterious...??
     
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  19. BlueCrimson

    BlueCrimson Member+

    North Carolina Courage
    United States
    Nov 21, 2012
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is partially speculation on my part, but I've heard that Huerta has been wanting out of Chicago for a while now, and Dames' comments after the Portland loss were the final straw for her.

    It's a 3 way trade between Chicago, Houston, and Utah. And it's all but confirmed that Press is a piece of the trade. Based on the bits and pieces that have been leaking out, Chicago is trading players for picks.
     
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  20. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [CHI-POR]
    42' 0-0 Mautz dribbles to circle top, chips long to arc top mid-right, bouncing past Hubly to 12m mid-right. Kerr chases from 4m behind Hubly on the outside -- but accelerates around her, and Hubly misjudges the ball, mistimes a slide-hook late and trips Kerr down flat. Foul, pk, yellow card on Hubly. (And Kerr impressively slides on chest from 10m mid-right to 6m 8-right -- now she plays for the Green Stars)

    43' 1-0 Nagasato pk, right instep to 1/4 right low, Eckerstrom dives and blocks but neither catches nor gets distance. Ball trickles out to 5m 1/4 right, Nagasato pounces, Klingenberg actually wins the race from box top and slide-hooks past ball, but Nagasato slide-volleys away from her foot, rising over Eckerstrom into center back mid-high.
     
  21. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Okay, so...

    Press HOU->UTA
    Huerta CHI->HOU
    picks UTA->CHI

    if I'm understanding those pieces (among others) correctly?
     
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  22. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    48' 1-1 Klingenberg(?) fk at 32m left post, soft chip to 8m center. Kerr jumps but heads ball into Horan's shoulder, it pops straight up and drops alongside Horan at 7m. Horan instantly rolls backward away from ball to get right foot rising to it, lifts a mini-chip partial-bike (trike?) over Naeher stranded, dropping into back left edge 1/2 high. Horan has nimble feet when the ball lands right next to her :barefoot:

    86' 1-1 Colaprico to Kerr at circle top left, tap right to DiBernardo -- and Kerr accelerates into her own run. DiBernardo takes one touch, then threads an insane diagonal pass between Reynolds and Menges, perfectly in Kerr's stride at 22m arc left. Kerr follows to 12m mid-left, shoots left instep orthogonal right toward right post low, Eckerstrom dives and pushes it wide right. The poor angle took away the shot power -- but that pass :eek:

    90' 1-1 Lussi high shross from 2m wide left on the run, it drops just past the crossbar without glancing away, and Naeher must climb her ladder and claw it out of the goal mouth.

    FT 1-1. Durn 1-1 bot is raking in the points this week :p
     
  23. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    I felt one upset was coming this week, but in the prediction thread I tried with first NJ win, not with first NC loss. Disastrous week for me! :p
     
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  24. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The robot says, "Don't try to predict upsets. On average, they don't happen. And even if you get one now and then, it won't do enough for you to balance out the times you tried to predict upsets and missed.":sick:
     
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  25. kernel_thai

    kernel_thai Member+

    Oct 24, 2012
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Houston was set on getting an NT player in any Press deal so maybe Huerta has earned a contract based on service. It's an odd trade for everyone except Utah IMO.
     

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