Us wnt squad for japan games

Discussion in 'USA Women: News and Analysis' started by geewizzz, May 6, 2009.

  1. Mkat

    Mkat New Member

    Jan 15, 2009
    Washington Freedom
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would have to agree on the Boxx/ Osborne comment. Would like to see Osborne called up in July if ready.
  2. MRAD12

    MRAD12 Member+

    Jun 10, 2004
    Chicago Fire
    Bock has been playing defense on the back line for LA Sol since game one. IMO, although she's played forward and mid for Notre Dame, defense may actually be her ticket to a stay with the full national team. Pia has said she is looking for defenders and Bock has adjusted very well playing defense in LA. The national team is loaded with midfeilders and forwards, but building a permanent, stable, defense I think is a work in progress. Since Bock knows how to score, pass without panic, and has excellent vision, this may actually be her ticket.
  3. Merlin777

    Merlin777 New Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    Heard a rumor that Japan is considering pulling out from the scheduled games with U.S. in May (due to health concerns, swine flu) - anyone else hear this?

    Would seem awfully late to be doing this and bad form if true.
  4. Craig P

    Craig P BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 26, 1999
    Eastern MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Certainly, considering the quality of her all-around game (she was probably the best ND had at three different positions her senior year), I'm not surprised she's made the transition with aplomb. I knew she was playing with L.A. (saw her in photos of the game at Boston), but didn't realize they had converted her to defense.
  5. gousa9

    gousa9 New Member

    Aug 28, 1999
    Japanese women's football team cancels North American tour
    05/12/2009 | 08:17 PM
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    TOKYO — The Japanese women's football team has canceled a tour to North America because of the swine flu outbreak.

    The Japan Football Association announced the decision Tuesday.

    The team was scheduled to play the United States in Frisco, Texas, on May 20 and in Sandy City, Utah, three days later before taking on Canada in Toronto on May 25.

    The JFA has yet to hear from American and Canadian football officials since informing them of its decision and said it may have to pay damages for breach of contract.

    Japan's health ministry confirmed the fourth case of swine flu on Sunday, a day after the country's first three were reported. The ministry said the fourth case is a teenager who recently returned from Canada on a high school trip with the three others. -AP
  6. pokey55

    pokey55 Member

    Aug 17, 2008
    Washington Freedom
    Well that sucks. I doubt they'd be able to find another team to play with such short notice. I was looking forward to seeing what some of these newer players would be capable of doing.
  7. StarCityFan

    StarCityFan BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 2, 2001
    Greenbelt, MD
    Washington Freedom
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Breakers have a bye week.... ;)
  8. leviathan

    leviathan Member

    Mar 5, 2008
    cheap seats
    I love it! :D
  9. kool-aide

    kool-aide Member+

    Feb 1, 2002
    a van by the river
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    espn version of the story. No story on the US Soccer site.
  10. Mkat

    Mkat New Member

    Jan 15, 2009
    Washington Freedom
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Completely lame! However, I'm glad WSH will have Abby and Sawa for May 23.
  11. GLBryan

    GLBryan Member

    Oct 30, 2004
    Glad I procrastinated buying my ticket to Dallas.
  12. cowpow

    cowpow New Member

    Oct 8, 2007
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Damn, i guess that means it will be another two years until the WNT plays again in Frisco!
  13. taosjohn

    taosjohn Member+

    Dec 23, 2004
    Canada's in the same boat-- you'd think they could save at least one of the dates for each by playing each other now, and work on replacing the games they had scheduled later...
  14. dianamo-superstriker

    Sep 30, 2007
    me too! I was going to fly from California! so I would had to spend money on airfare and hotel. With the game canceled, what else would I do in Dallas for 3 days????
  15. DeigoRedD

    DeigoRedD Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 28, 2004
    Fort Worth, TX
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    You do know someone who lives in the area. ;)
  16. dianamo-superstriker

    Sep 30, 2007
    yey! thanks! I'll keep it in mind for the next game :)

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