Something to consider and discuss while housebound

Discussion in 'USA Women: News and Analysis' started by taosjohn, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. taosjohn

    taosjohn Member+

    Dec 23, 2004
    If the Olympics do wind up postponed a month or two--
    And Alex is unquestionably ready and fit--
    Should she be eligible for inclusion?

    That is, should there be an effort to play it out as if the delay never happened, or should the world just accept that 'what could have happened, did." I mean, perish forbid, but somebody's star might be a casualty, after all...
  2. Cliveworshipper

    Cliveworshipper Member+

    Dec 3, 2006

    I don’t believe the roster is fixed yet. If she can beat out a player with her level of fitness after giving birth, why not? You put the best team on the field.

    besides, somebody else may not be fit to play by then, the way things are going.
  3. Mateofelipe

    Mateofelipe Member+

    Mar 10, 2001
    Spokane, WA
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think the delay will be longer than that. Most of the qualifying outside of Women's soccer is not finished yet and won't be any time soon.
  4. RUfan

    RUfan Member

    Dec 11, 2004
    Sky Blue FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. hocbz

    hocbz Member

    Feb 15, 2016
    Not sure what you mean? Last time I checked the roster hasn't been submitted to the IOC. If she can play her way back onto the roster and fits into Vlatko's system, then I'm sure she will be there. With this news her chances are looking a lot better, but I would always hope all players are chosen on merit and current form. Seems like that goes without saying.
  6. jackdoggy

    jackdoggy Member+

    May 16, 2014
    Big D
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not surprising as it is their only sane course of action at this time. Given the current global uncertainty and the unlikely possibility of the discovery of a magic vaccine, a short (months) postponement doesn’t appear to be a possibility. + You can’t have a Summer Olympics during the Winter…can you? However, I am not an expert on the Seasons and general Climate of Japan despite my extensive Meteorological background.

    They need to communicate an answer to the athletes soon.
    And I wish Alexandra The Great would hurry up and have Catherine The Great…..I need some good news about now.
  7. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The postponement is likely to summer 2021.
  8. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    Well it might not change soccer too much but, if the pools are outdoors, swimming and diving and water polo could be changed rather dramatically.
  9. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Nat'l Team:
    They could replace water polo with hockey. :p

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