Second goal vs France. Own goal? What?

Discussion in 'USA Women: News and Analysis' started by uncchamps2012, Jun 21, 2019.

  1. Cliveworshipper

    Cliveworshipper Member+

    Dec 3, 2006

    Ok, we disagree. Haven’t seen any evidence it was off target. Maybe it would have gone directly to the keeper, but that’s just too bad.

    Here is from the fifa fact sheet on own goals

    “Own goals are rare in FIFA World CupTM finals and they are often surrounded by confusion about whether the attacker should be awarded the goal or not. To help resolve these kinds of issues, FIFA published guidelines in 1997 classifying an own goal as when a player plays the ball directly into his own net or when he redirects an opponent’s shot, cross or pass into his own goal. Shots that are on target (i.e. goal-bound) and touch a defender or rebound from the goal frame and bounce off a defender or goalkeeper are not considered as own goals.”

    Doesn’t mater. It was a game winner either way.
  2. Ethan Frank

    Ethan Frank Member

    United States
    Jun 11, 2019
    I think it may have since Lindahl was a fair bit off her line and completely facing Heath; that doesn't mean it was on target. It likely wasn't a cross, but keepers collect crosses played at them all the time. Agreed that it doesn't really matter who gets assigned the goal.
  3. TrueCrew

    TrueCrew Member+

    Dec 22, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This completely wrong.

    The shot has to be ON TARGET prior to the deflection for the goal to go to the shooter.

    If it is OFF TARGET (like Heath's) it is an OG.

    Simple rule. The intentions of the defender are irrelevant.

    Now, if an offensive player deflects it in, then you have to determine intentions in some situations (initial shot on target, deflected in by offensive player) to correctly credit the goal. If the touch is intentional, then that player gets the goal. If not, then it goes to the original shooter.

    If the initial shot is off target, then the offensive player who directs it into the goal (intentional or not) gets it. Same thing if defender has the first touch.

    Kind of like the Zardes goal vs Guyana. His goal but he was completely clueless.
  4. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    So, by that this is either an own goal or the player passing the ball gets the goal:

    Clearly Zardes had no clue about where the ball was or was going.
  5. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In reference to the title of this thread, I'll be very happy to have the second goal be an own goal.
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  6. taosjohn

    taosjohn Member+

    Dec 23, 2004
    I'll be even happier if the tenth is...:ninja:
  7. uncchamps2012

    uncchamps2012 Member

    Jul 9, 2011
    Ok now let’s talk about the 3rd goal USA scored against France in the quarterfinals. Why did the commentators call Tobin’s goal a bicycle kick. To me, it was a high volley but not quite a bicycle. What’s the official definition of a bicycle?
    On the goals by Allie long, Jess McDonald ,and crystal Dunn , all directly from corner kicks, has this ever happened before? And has a keeper scored on a goal kick prior to,Ashton Harris. Wow .6-0 with 5 different Tar Heels scoring ! Probably left kelia ohai home to,keep from running up the score too high. On to England in the semis !
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