Tokyo Olympics: USWNT vs Sweden, July 21, pre/pbp/post

Discussion in 'USA Women: News and Analysis' started by lil_one, Jul 17, 2021.

  1. West Ender

    West Ender Member

    Dec 28, 2020
    Southwest
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Vlatko needs to do a better job preparing his team mentally.
     
  2. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That was embarrassing. Sorry you all had to wake up early/stay up late to watch that. I've said it already, but there was so much standing around and very little off-the-ball movement. And I'm not saying players ween't working hard. It was just maddening to see the team play with so little energy.

    Well deserved win to Sweden. They played us off the pitch.
     
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  3. Smallchief

    Smallchief Member+

    Oct 27, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    I knew somebody would find a way to blame Rapinoe for the loss.
     
  4. West Ender

    West Ender Member

    Dec 28, 2020
    Southwest
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This match reminded me of the USA's U-20 loss versus Germany in the group stage in 2012; also a 3-0 loss.
    Ertz, Dunn, and S. Mewis were part of that team.
     
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  5. West Ender

    West Ender Member

    Dec 28, 2020
    Southwest
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  6. hotjam2

    hotjam2 Member+

    Nov 23, 2012
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    and let’s not forget of the performance off Hannah’s Bayern team mate, the lovely Ilsteadt. Not enough close ups of her, but then no attacks by the US up the middle to justify any replays
     
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  7. Smallchief

    Smallchief Member+

    Oct 27, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    That sounds like the description of a bad romance.
     
  8. JanBalk

    JanBalk Member+

    Jun 9, 2004
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    Goal difference shouldn't be an issue except to decide group winner and the only important thing is that Sweden and US ends up 1:st and 2:nd in the group (any order will do) so they do not have to meet again unless both reach the Final.
     
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  9. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    or it was a post about tactics and positioning on a specific play.
     
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  10. mingyung

    mingyung Member

    Jun 7, 1999
    Every time I see Danielle Slaton, I mourn a little. Probably the best US pure left back I've watched. Career ended too soon by injury. Now an excellent analyst though!
     
  11. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    There's always Brisbane 2032.
     
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  12. Ethan Frank

    Ethan Frank Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    Jun 11, 2019
    Spot on based on what I’ve seen. If a player doesn’t make at least one game day roster, she can’t get a medal.
     
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  13. CookieRules

    CookieRules Member

    N/a
    United States
    Jul 1, 2021
    This is on Vlatko. He's overrated!
     
  14. L'orange

    L'orange Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Jul 20, 2017
    The question I'd ask after this match is not will the U.S. come back--they'll surely make it to the knockout stage--but who's going to beat Sweden?
     
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  15. Smallchief

    Smallchief Member+

    Oct 27, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    The Swedish player made a masterful chip over Dunn's head and neither Dunn nor Rapinoe had any possibility of catching up with her -- even if they were a clone of Usain Bolt.

    The only way Rapinoe could have been positioned to get involved in that play was if she had been standing on the end line.
     
  16. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    ANGEL CITY FC, UCLA BRUINS
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I watched, now I sleep because I am tired of the USWNT and this atrocious performance.
     
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  17. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member+

    Dallas FC
    United States
    Oct 11, 2019
    I get Courtney Petersen from Orlando Pride, she would run back hard!
     
  18. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    The point of the post was that the side of the field could be even more exposed with how the US had been playing and not covering for each other. It wasn't all about Rapinoe.
     
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  19. MRAD12

    MRAD12 Member+

    Jun 10, 2004
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Wrong. Vlatko is a good Coach, Some of our players are overrated. This is on the players and their cocky-ass attitudes. We have many young and better players playing in the NWSL that could be on this team but yet we chose old rehashed has-beens. I still want them to win Gold but maybe this loss will expedite the exit of some of these mediocre players that have been on this team too long.
     
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  20. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    I smell a sock.
     
  21. jackdoggy

    jackdoggy Member+

    May 16, 2014
    Big D
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It was probably fortunate that this Match aired in the middle of the night in America because the Motion Picture Association has given it a rating of NC-17.
     
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  22. CookieRules

    CookieRules Member

    N/a
    United States
    Jul 1, 2021
    No this is on the coach.! US players have always been cocky. And Age has never been the reason we lose games. This is on vlatko and his tactics or lack of any. Btw this roster is practically the same group that beat sweden in 2019 so dont go blaming the players!
     
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  23. Smallchief

    Smallchief Member+

    Oct 27, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    There is no doubt that Sweden targeted Dunn. That's probably not a reflection on Dunn, but rather that Sweden is stronger on its right flank than its left. In any case, Dunn was exposed the whole game -- although I thought she did fairly well.

    What could have been done? Horan and later Ertz as the defensive midfielders could have helped Dunn. But that would have opened up other possibilities for Sweden -- and Sweden was superior at every position and at every spot on the field.

    In any case, in the 72nd minute and down 2-zip, you don't want your forwards focused on defense.
     
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  24. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member+

    Dallas FC
    United States
    Oct 11, 2019
    Hopefully the team and coaching staff will reflect from this fiasco and how to address it with what they have.
     
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  25. kolabear

    kolabear Member+

    Nov 10, 2006
    los angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The only good thing about that first half is that Lynn Williams can't be blamed for it
     
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