Semi-finals

Discussion in '2016 Olympic Women's Soccer Tournament' started by Lusankya, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. Non-dairy Creamer

    Feb 28, 2007
    you're not being respectful at all. A respectfull canadian would say something like this:

    "The rag-tag American group of college kids defeated an essential professional hockey team on the sports biggest stage, a Soviet team that won the Gold medal every Olympic hockey tournament since 1960, a collection of players that had been together for years. How surprising considering just 3 days before the Olympics started the US lost to the Soviets at NYC's Madison Square Garden 10-3.

    "My country Canada had their chance at the soviets in that very tournament, in fact, my country played the soviets in group play and lost when given a chance to beat the Soviets. My country played in the consolation game against Czechoslovakia to determine FIFTH place and got trounced 6-1. Congrats America on your great win, it is still, to this very day, seen as one of sports biggest upsets by people without the word "canada" on their passports. Great job america!"


    But hey, we didn't take it seriously until 1992 so like whatever dude!!!

    but hey, that teenager tournament nobody watches during the major holiday season with little US television coverage did more for hockey in the US than that silly little Miracle on Ice.

    Gotcha!

    Like I said: "delusional"
     
  2. Chastaen

    Chastaen Member+

    Alavés
    Jul 9, 2004
    Mesa, Az
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fair play Vic, yep it was a poorly called game and elsewhere I made the comment that it robbed both teams. I hate playing the "So-and-so would be out then..." because if the ref had been different the game would have been different, it wouldn't have been the same scoreline so 'what if' is a wash. She lost the game early on and the players played like it. I was really sad to see the Canadian women refuse to shake hands after the game, nothing that was done to them by the US women was any worse than what the did on the field themselves.

    That being said I am not going to the same bar for the Bronze game so hopefully we can win that one, I'll go back there for the Gold medal game though lol
     
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  3. Non-dairy Creamer

    Feb 28, 2007
    there was a match in group play between the US and Columbia you might want to watch , presumably for the first time.

    Hint: This is a FIFA tournament.
     
  4. kool-aide

    kool-aide Member+

    Feb 1, 2002
    a van by the river
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know. And if the head stomp gets more press (I've been away from all electronics most of the day so I didn't see any news stuff today) then she'll probably be sanctioned. But I still think it is too much salt in the fresh wound. Were it me, I'd wait until after the bronze medal game to issue a 3 match ban. The ref in this game was such a clusterf---
     
  5. matthewsss

    matthewsss New Member

    Jan 22, 2012
    Club:
    TFC Academy
    Look at what I actually wrote, you are taking bits and pieces and rearranging them for the sake of starting an argument. Why? I'm not sure, perhaps it's entertaining for you.

    Anyways, this is what I said. I will even bold the statements you question, to make it easier to understand for you.


    Above, I am talking about the effect on American hockey, from a DOMESTIC standpoint. Quite clear. Coincidentally, you are making the exact the same point, yet somehow failed to notice when I said it. Strange.

    Here, I talking about the effect on the INTERNATIONAL hockey community. I am well aware that the IIHF World Juniors are not a big deal in America, outside of a specific hockey centric minority. That doesn't however, mean they aren't a big deal in international Hockey circles. Other places do actually exist, I know that might be hard to believe.

    Also, I'm not sure why you're bringing US Television coverage into anything. As if that somehow makes anything more, or less relevant, or is an accurate evaluation of somethings 'worth'. You know what had almost zero American coverage until 1994? Soccer. Guess it wasn't important then?
     
  6. StarCityFan

    StarCityFan BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 2, 2001
    Greenbelt, MD
    Club:
    Washington Freedom
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Referee says McLeod and Sinclair were both warned multiple times:

    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2012/08/07/olympics-us-canada-soccer-ref.html
     
  7. Chastaen

    Chastaen Member+

    Alavés
    Jul 9, 2004
    Mesa, Az
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. newsouth

    newsouth Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    Club:
    Santos FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    go look at the elizabeth lambert video for new mexico, when she looks down, targets her shot and pops the ball of the girl's head. :ROFLMAO: then, she gets a suspension, but the girls from byu were pull of all kinds of dirt too like elbows in the gut. in other words, the usa isn't a bunch of pre-school girls.

    the woman was looking up and moving forward, and momentum was the reason her foot landed on her head. and she didn't press down, moved her foot up quickly when she sensed the ground was uneven.

    Go Japan!
     
  9. Non-dairy Creamer

    Feb 28, 2007
    and wayne rooney didn't mean to stomp Christiano Ronaldo's ball sack either!!!!

    ironically they were both backwards stomping motions with a known player behind the foot, hmmm.......
     
  10. newsouth

    newsouth Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    Club:
    Santos FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    nice of the usa media to deflect attention from the real story: canada was a part of the biggest robbery in these olympic games, definitely not in the spirit of the olympics. this is turning into a big joke now.
     
  11. troutseth

    troutseth Member+

    Feb 1, 2006
    Houston, TX
    Uhhh that was reported by Canadian media.
     
  12. Roger Allaway

    Roger Allaway Member+

    Apr 22, 2009
    Warminster, Pa.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nothing, in my opinion. Canada has suffered enough from bad decisions here. However, it should be pointed out to her that saying that the referee was bad and saying that the referee was prejudiced are not the same thing.
     
  13. Macksam

    Macksam Member

    Aug 2, 2007
    Brampton, Canada
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    No doubt about that. How come Canada wasn't awarded an indirect free-kick when Solo held onto the ball for longer than six seconds? She committed this "atrocity" a couple times as well.

    Pederson knew what she was doing. She had to find a way to make the sure the Americans wouldn't lose the game as it was coming to a close and pounced on the first opportunity she got, no matter how rediculous it looked to everybody else. Simple as is.
     
  14. Macksam

    Macksam Member

    Aug 2, 2007
    Brampton, Canada
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    You have no idea what you're talking about. It first started in Boston during their playoff series with the Montreal in 2002. The recent series in 2011 between the two teams had people in Montreal doing it first.

    Oh and get the f*ck out of here with any talk of an inferiority complex. It doesn't exist.
     
  15. troutseth

    troutseth Member+

    Feb 1, 2006
    Houston, TX
    Your right. My guess is she has money on Japan. She let Canada beat the crap out of the Americans then put them through tired and bloodied. It all makes sense now. I am glad the collective genius of BS got to the bottom of this nefarious plot. :)
     
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  16. Ads13

    Ads13 Member

    Aug 10, 2008
    C'mon. Was it a wacky call? Yeah. But from what I've read on other threads, as quoted by players and even the ref's father(!?!), McLeod was warned a few times. To say the game was fixed is an accusation that taints the game worse than any bad call. That was a great performance by both teams. (Although Pederson did look awesome scoring the winning goal, huh?)

    Had that match gone to PKs, I think the US would've lost.

    And really, if the idea was to get the "bigger" teams into later rounds, wouldn't the conspirators have urged refs to force Canada to lose to Great Britain?
     
  17. Macksam

    Macksam Member

    Aug 2, 2007
    Brampton, Canada
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    I suppose an argument like that could be made considering Britan were playing at home.
     
  18. bbbmmmlll

    bbbmmmlll Member

    Feb 9, 2007
    Palo Alto, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Part of being great in soccer is dealing with exceptions. You're going to get bad calls, the pitch is going to be awful, fans will throw stuff at you, the weather is bad or you travel 16 hours for the game. Great teams deal with it. They don't make excuses, blame others or go on a witch hunt. The ref didn't "rob" anyone. She awarded a IDK because of McLeod's actions and then Canada poorly defended it. The ref didn't make McLeod ignore her warnings or make the Canadian defender raise her arm. You can argue the calls all you want, but they were perfectly reasonable per the laws of the game. Hopefully Canada will learn from this and become a better team because of it.
     
  19. Macksam

    Macksam Member

    Aug 2, 2007
    Brampton, Canada
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    This sounds so cool. You James Dean bro? Were you this cool during 2010 when the USA had bad a decision agaisnt Slovenia, or during 2002 against Germany? If I recall correctly, you didn't deal with it in the ideal way. You made excuses, blamed others and went on a witch hunt....hypocrit.
     
  20. Ads13

    Ads13 Member

    Aug 10, 2008
    Agreed. All fans bitch and moan when their team loses, especially if there is controversy. They should expect, though, that other people will talk them down. There's a difference between bitching and moaning about a poor or inane decision and saying a ref is crooked or a match is fixed.

    I still have cold sweats thinking about the US losing in the 2000 Olympic final on a handball.

    I don't blame the Norwegians or think the match was fixed though.
     
  21. newsouth

    newsouth Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    Club:
    Santos FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
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    the internationals complaining about this game aren't canadian fans. this is about a blatant robbery, and the usa trying to deflect the storyline into a canadian player stepping on the head of some usa player by mistake.

    first, the colombian player gets two games, and now, they are trying to steal 2 games from canadian stars, because they spoke out about this travesty .

    why is solo even in the olympics? i guess her illegal prescription is ok. :rolleyes:
     
  22. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
    Staff Member

    FC Edmonton
    Canada
    Jan 11, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Of course, its hard to think otherwise when 10 Million Canadians watched the semi-final.
     
  23. Roger Allaway

    Roger Allaway Member+

    Apr 22, 2009
    Warminster, Pa.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I agree that the outcome was determined by bad, stupid calls by the ref. Fixed is a whole other animal, however.
     
  24. hacster

    hacster Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Do these delusions of yours pervade the other aspects of your life or are they purely a function of your hatred of US soccer?
     
  25. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    You missed the tinfoil hat part of that post, didn't you?
     

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