Discussion in 'NWSL' started by Charge!, Aug 11, 2002.
Thanks to Glenn for the idea
Lets look at the regular season records...almost identical
Freedom (1-2-0 5 points)
Beat (2-0-1 6 points)
However may i note that only one tie came after mia hamm returned to the lineup...not like she is the catalyst of their run (that would be everyone else despite what mia and the league think)
The X factor here is that if we get the freedom we lose a bit of our home field advantage with the stupid mia drones showing up No one likes the beat.
The other X factor is that atlanta is playing for a home final...so they have more at stake than the charge, and are more physcial...then again id rather knock out the beat than face them in the finals at herndon.
All in all i think the best matchup would be the beat, despite this loss i think weve played them better and exposed their holes more consistantly than we did against the freedom who weve looked lost against at times.
I've only seen the 1st and last DC matches, since the 2nd one was while I was away, and the Charge were adapting to the loss of Kelly Smith.
First, whomever plays is capable of winning.
And if the Mia fans want to show up, fine. I think it will act as motivation to a lot of the Charge.
Mia hasn't proven she can play 90 minutes full speed, so the big question is, does she start or does she come on at the half?
After all this might be 120 minutes of soccer
No matter if it's Atlanta or Washington, the two critical players for the Charge are Tullock and Zhao.
If both have good matches the Charge win.