S49: England v. USA, 2 July

Discussion in 'Women's World Cup' started by soccernutter, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. Kamtedrejt

    Kamtedrejt Member

    Internazionale Milano
    Albania
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hamburg
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Albania
    Off-topic but I just saw Amandine Henry saying that this tournament was a "failure" for France. Only in the sporting sense of course. Respect for her to use this hard word.
     
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  2. Mosan

    Mosan Member

    Apr 29, 2009
    Munich
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    To me Tellford is an clear upgrade on Bardsley. At least going by this game. The defense couldn't clear sh**t in the first half hour once a high ball/cross entered the box. Watch the early free kick where six US women are surounding Tellford and no defender in sight. They were either sleeping or totally disorganized. Made it easy for the US to score. When Tellford cleared that volley from Lavelle I couldn't resist to think how an unlucky Bardsley mishap would have ended in the net. While not super-talented I found Tellford refreshingly solid and clear in her game. Thats all thia English side needed to have a chance to win. Do not screw up.

    Very recognizablehow the US exploits simple weaknesses and scored via free kicks/headers/penalties. They should be able to "out play" other sides yet they hadn't so far. Really not.

    All of their matches scream "thank you for the presents".
     
  3. Thomsen

    Thomsen Member+

    Aug 6, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    And it is really... I mean QF exit again and on home-soil after the men's success in Russia last year. I really feel for France, I really do.
     
  4. MiLLeNNiuM

    MiLLeNNiuM Member+

    Aug 28, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm guessing the U.S.' celebrations are not your cup of tea? :D:eek::ROFLMAO:
     
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  5. MiLLeNNiuM

    MiLLeNNiuM Member+

    Aug 28, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think both teams like and respect each other a lot, but there are a lot of competitive juices flowing.
    Exactly what you'd expect in a match between two sides believing in and fighting for a result.
     
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  6. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    While I think the US have (mostly) deserved their wins, they did get lucky at times as well, particularly against Spain and now England. If the Netherlands can keep that style of play up, i.e. be the third or fourth team to keep pushing at the US backline consistently, I would not be surprised if they find the breakthrough. The US backline has been somewhat porous and I think that it's got to bite them at some point, so after two or three good results...

    Also, Sweden usually can frustrate the US. Since they didn't in the group stage, again I'd expect things to revert to the mean at some point soon.
     
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  7. Romario'sgurl

    Romario'sgurl Member+

    Wakanda FC
    Aug 26, 2000
    Wakanda
    Club:
    FC Ingolstadt 04
    Nat'l Team:
    Ghana
    Well played. :)
     
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  8. MiLLeNNiuM

    MiLLeNNiuM Member+

    Aug 28, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh man! :cry:
    I laughed hard at this one!
     
  9. Plxix

    Plxix BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Mar 13, 2006
    Hey England, we're staying at your hotel.
     
  10. Romario'sgurl

    Romario'sgurl Member+

    Wakanda FC
    Aug 26, 2000
    Wakanda
    Club:
    FC Ingolstadt 04
    Nat'l Team:
    Ghana
    She was particularly underwhelming, so props to her for the honesty.
     
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  11. kolabear

    kolabear Member+

    Nov 10, 2006
    los angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why? Duggan didn't do anything in her last match and was subbed around HT
     
  12. nick p

    nick p Member+

    Jul 11, 2009
    Baltimore Maryland
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    super proud of the Lionesses Great sportswomen brilliant footballers and fantastic role models Credit too to Phil Neville
     
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  13. Chizzy

    Chizzy Member

    United States
    Aug 7, 2003
    Upper Left, USA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As much as I’m happy and beaming with the result, there’s one important thing you don’t do against the USWNT: don’t bloody let them score and get behind early!
     
  14. MiLLeNNiuM

    MiLLeNNiuM Member+

    Aug 28, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The U.S. definitely got lucky in this match. I think England only have themselves to blame for losing it.
    England could've won this match if White stayed onside and Houghton converted her PK.
    Oh well. I'm happy, but what a nervy ending.
     
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  15. Weltmann

    Weltmann Member

    Sep 9, 2012
    Nice game. England brought the hunger and was certainly on par with the Usa. A bit unlucky with the off-side of Ellen White, but if you don`t use your chance from the penalty, it gets difficult to win. ( though at least she was on frame, unlike a certain german player 4 years ago:ninja: :D). I would have made White the penalty taker. She looked like she had the most confidence and cojones. If everything goes to plan, Usa should win the World Cup back 2 back. They have been the best team so far and when they where tested, they overcame the obstacles. What I find interesting, is that every team playing the Usa so far, has conceded a goal in the first 15 minutes. It would be interesting to see what happens, if they fail to score in the beginning vs Netherlands/ Sweden in the Final and the pressure gets absorbed. :whistling:
     
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  16. MiLLeNNiuM

    MiLLeNNiuM Member+

    Aug 28, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #316 MiLLeNNiuM, Jul 2, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2019
    As a USA fan, it's tough to see it like that. I've been sweating bullets during all these knockout matches.
    Although, maybe after the WWC, when I've had time to rewatch these games, I might come to the same conclusion.
     
  17. MiLLeNNiuM

    MiLLeNNiuM Member+

    Aug 28, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They started it waaayyyy too earlier, and I don't personally like to see it.
    However, to call it gutless and ghetto when ALL the best teams in the world use this tactic is stupid.
     
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  18. Plxix

    Plxix BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Mar 13, 2006
    Chances of Holland scoring is slim since they only know to play one way. The triple threat. They are not a threat to this US team.

    Sweden won't score because they will park the bus in front of goal. The team bus, with cowards in it.
     
  19. Chizzy

    Chizzy Member

    United States
    Aug 7, 2003
    Upper Left, USA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    Please, define lucky vs 3 consecutive WWC appearance which were never easy.
     
  20. Thomsen

    Thomsen Member+

    Aug 6, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Well that’s how the game works
    It’s always those «what if» moments
     
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  21. MiLLeNNiuM

    MiLLeNNiuM Member+

    Aug 28, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #321 MiLLeNNiuM, Jul 2, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2019
    Funny, cause before seeing Rapinoe take those two against Spain, I didn't think the U.S. had a good PK taker.
    Lloyd used to be the "go to" PK taker, but she's been riding the bench AND missed one in the Chile match.
     
  22. MiLLeNNiuM

    MiLLeNNiuM Member+

    Aug 28, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    I think you're forgetting that the U.S. got knocked out of the last Olympics by Sweden in the first knockout match.
     
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  23. MiLLeNNiuM

    MiLLeNNiuM Member+

    Aug 28, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No way I'm getting caught believing this!
    There are no guarantees in this sport.
     
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  24. Mosan

    Mosan Member

    Apr 29, 2009
    Munich
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Netherlands with the swager and discipline of 2017 would challenge th U.S. For sure! But despite Miedema being her best self - their formerly most dangerous weapons Martens/van de Sanden have been complete no shows so far. Yes Martens scored yet she failed to put her mark onany of the games played.

    Unlike Sweden or past hurdles like France/England the Dutch don't have the defense or goalkeeper to sit this one out and rely on counter attacking.

    Sweden at this time is just good enough to killt he knights of this trourney but not the dragon. The group stage game versus the Americans was just a training session of what we are facing if Sweden really overcomes Holland.
     
  25. Chicago76

    Chicago76 Member+

    Jun 9, 2002
    Don’t worry. My kids are safe. I took them to a neutral (Welsh) pub down the street for the second half.

    Beers (for me), ice cream and brownies were had.
     
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