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. CookieRules

    CookieRules Member

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    But he is the one that chooses the line up and formation and gives them instructions. In this game when tactics needed to be changed it was the responsibility of the coach to make the change and he didnt. And im so sick and tired of the narrative that this team is old. NEWSFLASH our teams are always the oldest in tournaments and on the rare occasion that we do lose having "old" players was not the reason for the loss!!!
     
  2. mingyung

    mingyung Member

    Jun 7, 1999
    The Sweden result might have derailed some plans to get all the alternates onto a game-day roster at some point. For example, if US had 3 points, maybe it's less fraught to use some of the alternates for NZ? I'm curious how this game day roster thing is going to play out ... (and, yes, I understand that getting alternates medals is not the end goal).
     
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  3. Klingo3034

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    Smith, Pugh, Petersen, Fox, Sanchez, Rodman, etc.
     
  4. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member+

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    Oct 11, 2019
    Sounds like the USWNT has to get the alternates to play.
     
  5. Disapproving Hippo

    Manchester United
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    Jan 17, 2021
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    #355 Disapproving Hippo, Jul 21, 2021
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2021
    You know after careful thought about Williams, perhaps it is her nerve that is messing her game up at the national level. After all she is trying to be a part of such prestigious team. She is indeed a really good player at club level and no one is denying that but now that she is officially on the roster for a world championship tournament, maybe the NWSL Williams will finally show up. I'd like to see her start on Saturday over Heath.

    Good point. If however the US bounce back and play like they are the current WC winners and score multiple goals (to at least level the goal deferential) in the first half on Saturday then I don't see why the alternates should not be given a chance to grace the pitch towards the end of the game.


    On a side note, Sweden bringing those teenager untested subs in the second half last night must have been a very painful shiv to an already damaged USWNT egos...
     
  6. West Ender

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    Dec 28, 2020
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    USA have to first worry about getting to a medal round.
     
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  7. Klingo3034

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    Should bring in Olivia Moultrie.
     
  8. PlaySimple

    PlaySimple Member

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    Jaelin Howell sometime within the next few years.
     
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  9. CookieRules

    CookieRules Member

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    Dont worry her father will file a lawsuit to get a call up.
     
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  10. Klingo3034

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    Nah NWSL and US soccer federation would make sure to prevent it.
     
  11. BrooklynSoccer

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    Jan 22, 2008
    Wait, what? More details. How did I miss this.
     
  12. BrooklynSoccer

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    Jan 22, 2008
    Swedes are the antithesis of Americans in so many ways - egos aren’t celebrated, accomplishments aren’t bragged about, and the word sauna is pronounced properly.
     
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  13. zdravstvuyte

    zdravstvuyte Member

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    Jul 26, 2018
    Back on tour !!!
    This is the most magnanimous post I have ever seen here and I will sing these praises, with you upprv, right to the rafters The more we lose the better it is for 'progress'.

    I mean this screengrab looks like an Alfred Waud painting...
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    Gotta be that punch in the teeth we require.
     
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  14. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

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    Nov 22, 2014
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    so their centipede dance in the 1990s after beating the USWNT wasn’t supposed to be taunting?
     
  15. BrooklynSoccer

    BrooklynSoccer Member+

    Jan 22, 2008
    That was a country known as “Norway”.
     
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  16. JanBalk

    JanBalk Member+

    Jun 9, 2004
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Nat'l Team:
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    Hanna Bennison wasn't excatly untested, she had half a dozen caps before, although no Championship ones. And she is one teenager not several.

    Last time we had a teenager play in an Olympic WoSo game was 25 years ago, her name was also Hanna and she turned out very well. Hanna Ljungberg.
     
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  17. JanBalk

    JanBalk Member+

    Jun 9, 2004
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Nat'l Team:
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    #367 JanBalk, Jul 22, 2021
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    Btw Norway is one of just two countries in the World that USA have played more than once and have less than 70% win rate againts (counting draw as half a win).
    The other is of course Sweden.

    Btw. playing another game against Poland to got the % against them to 75 would be a good idea, doing that against Czechoslovakia is I fear no longer possible.
     
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  18. BrooklynSoccer

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    Ok. But did u field a team of 37-year-olds w a collected number of 1 knee w out synthetic ligaments? No. You didn’t
     
  19. McSkillz

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    Nov 22, 2014
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    oops well Sweden has Abba and Norway has centipede Norwegian dancers so same odd Scandinavians to me. :p
     
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  20. Klingo3034

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    She was 16 when she made her debut as a NT player. 15 when she debut in senior team club.
     
  21. JanBalk

    JanBalk Member+

    Jun 9, 2004
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    Actually she was 17 if just barely (17 years and 3 weeks I think), her debut as a WNT player was against USA, 7 November 2019, Sweden lost 2 to 3. I think that was Vlatko's first game in charge of the USWNT.
     
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  22. West Ender

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    #372 West Ender, Jul 22, 2021
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2021
    Wait till they win a couple gold medals and a couple world cups and then let me know about their egos.

    Also, Zlatan says "hello". LOL!

     
  23. CookieRules

    CookieRules Member

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    Damn Vikings.
     
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  24. dawgster

    dawgster New Member

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    In the 2011 World Cup Sweden danced after defeating the US 2-1
     
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  25. JanBalk

    JanBalk Member+

    Jun 9, 2004
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    Dance and/or song is an important part of Scandinavian celebrations. Just check midsummer or Jul (the later what Christmas is called in the three main Scaninavian languages).
    You should probably be glad that they didn't have any pickled herring available. :)
     
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