Q19.USA - Sweden

Discussion in '2016 Olympic Women's Soccer Tournament' started by Gilmoy, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. CAFAN

    CAFAN Member

    May 30, 2003
    Many would say that the USA was lucky. Schelin's goal was incorrectly called offside. The game could have been over before the shoot-out. Based on the final result, it's hard to knock Pia's tactics.
     
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  2. BrooklynSoccer

    BrooklynSoccer Member+

    Jan 22, 2008
    Oh, i don't think you've seen many of the matches the WNT played. Like the Shebelieves cup when dismantled the top ranked teams in the world with great soccer.
     
  3. Game-Ball

    Game-Ball Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Club:
    Ottawa
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Look a the group results for Sweden and you will see Pia had little choice in her tactics against the US and she did not want to lose face in front of her old team. The team rallied around the simple game plan and hoped for the best.

    Hope Solo's words are a little strong but anytime a team wins a game like this it's a sad day for football.
     
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  4. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It would b classic if the women won gold before the men...

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  5. BrooklynSoccer

    BrooklynSoccer Member+

    Jan 22, 2008
    Wait, did you miss Lloyd's goal called offside 1 minute before? US scored the game winning goal and it was called back, the play of game would never had been the same had that call rightfully stood.
     
  6. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    I did watch that tournament and wasn't impressed. The whole tournament lacked any real intensity also.
     
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  7. LucyFearsTheMorningStar

    Sep 27, 2015
    Club:
    Atlanta Beat
    You mean where they got outplayed by France and won because France still sucks at finishing?
     
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  8. Romario'sgurl

    Romario'sgurl Member+

    Wakanda FC
    Aug 26, 2000
    Wakanda
    Club:
    FC Ingolstadt 04
    Nat'l Team:
    Ghana
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  9. BrooklynSoccer

    BrooklynSoccer Member+

    Jan 22, 2008
    don't get all butt hurt because we've won so many championships.

    (we led france in every category that match, btw. with 4 newbies to the team)
     
  10. CAFAN

    CAFAN Member

    May 30, 2003
    I think Loyd was called on pulling down the Swede defender. The right call.
     
  11. hotjam2

    hotjam2 Member+

    Nov 23, 2012
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    1) if there's one team that seems to have the US number; it's Sweden! They've the only team in the world that had a winning record vs us in the last 5 years, and they proved it once again!

    2) there are better players in the US, it's just Ellis turned the USWNT into a good ole girls squad with little room for others to join. Morgan's gets hyped by regular forum members as the top forward in the world., but she's only scored two goal so far in the NWSL. There's 20 other payers in the league that's scored 2 goals or more. That should tell you, she's not the best! Yet the others never seem to get a chance...........
     
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  12. LucyFearsTheMorningStar

    Sep 27, 2015
    Club:
    Atlanta Beat
    I'm in the US. Will I catch you at the next Sky Blue game?
     
  13. BrooklynSoccer

    BrooklynSoccer Member+

    Jan 22, 2008
    totally.
     
  14. england66

    england66 Member+

    Jan 6, 2004
    dallas, texas
    The rest of the world isn't ' catching up'....they have caught up....Most of the women on the top teams are born in and are raised in a 'soccer culture', maybe the reason so many US college coaches now scout foreign players more than ever. Doubtful the USA will win the U17 women's world cup later this year too....the days of global domination in the women's game may well be over.
     
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  15. BrooklynSoccer

    BrooklynSoccer Member+

    Jan 22, 2008
    Agreed, however USA heard this since 2006. The funny thing is soccer isn't even close to the largest sport for youth girls in america and the youth programs are pretty shit. There's still a long way to go and improve for the worlds most dominate soccer team.

    teams like France and Japan China make these tournaments very fun. I hope we don't see a Sweden vs. Canada boxing match in the coming days.
     
  16. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    I can't say I know much about the US domestic set up. I think Morgan is a useful option at least in a squad. Out of interest is there anyone that is in contention or good enough to take over from Solo?
     
  17. BrooklynSoccer

    BrooklynSoccer Member+

    Jan 22, 2008
    wanna sit next to each other? hold hands?
     
  18. LorneMarvello

    LorneMarvello Red Card

    Jul 1, 2014
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    That was in your house wasn't it
     
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  19. LorneMarvello

    LorneMarvello Red Card

    Jul 1, 2014
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    It doesn't bother you when your men do it
     
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  20. LorneMarvello

    LorneMarvello Red Card

    Jul 1, 2014
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Was called for fouling and it was by both players so in the box the defender is favoured
     
  21. BrooklynSoccer

    BrooklynSoccer Member+

    Jan 22, 2008
    we've won in EVERY house.

    sad day for soccer to see Sweden and Canada play the way they did and advance. i think both teams had 1 shot on goal. it's more like rugby out there.

    But really, faults on US and France, we had our chances.
     
  22. LorneMarvello

    LorneMarvello Red Card

    Jul 1, 2014
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Your men do it enough
     
  23. BrooklynSoccer

    BrooklynSoccer Member+

    Jan 22, 2008
    Agreed. Hopefully that will continue to change.
     
  24. terrysoccer

    terrysoccer Member

    Toronto FC
    Canada
    Jun 17, 2015
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    As a CDN I actually respect the US team. I usually enjoy watching them play. Only reason that I am happy they lost is that it may make an easier path for my girls to get to the podium. There are so many wonderful things to learn from sport. Unfortunately Ms. Solo has missed out on one of the most important ones, ie, respect your opponent especially after they have just taken you out. Congratulations Sweden. I am not a huge Pia fan, but I will still congratulate her and her team.
     
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  25. england66

    england66 Member+

    Jan 6, 2004
    dallas, texas
    I don't think three 1 goal wins qualifies as 'dismantling' the top ranked teams...The USA was fortunate to beat England 1-0 on a very late goal by Crystal Dunn.....as has been pointed out that 'tournament' was played in the USA and not in a hostile environment...The days of the USA dominating the women's game are a thing of the past....
     
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