USA v Italy in-game [R]

Discussion in 'USA Women: News and Analysis' started by nsa, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
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    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    70th minute sub for Italy, Gabbiadini for Pasqui.
     
  2. nsa

    nsa Member+

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    still 2-2

    Italy subs:

    79th minute: Boni for Panico
    84th minute: Deiana for Gazzoli
    85th minute: Pontil for Sancassani
     
  3. FearM9

    FearM9 New Member

    Jul 14, 2000
    On my bike
    Hey...did Bivens ever serve a suspension for yellow cards that she got prior to the WWC? Or am I talking out of my arse?
    :confused:
     
  4. nsa

    nsa Member+

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    Where did Salehi get 4 minutes of added time?
     
  5. nsa

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    The latter should never be ruled out. ;)

    Cards in friendlies usually do not accumulate.
     
  6. nsa

    nsa Member+

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    New England Revolution
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    United States
    Actually, five minutes added. 2-2 final.
     
  7. Elroy

    Elroy New Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    The Good: 1. Mac's goal
    2. Lots of new players

    The Bad: 1. Once again, no goals from the run
    of play.
    2. Bad Start ( again )
    3. Continued relaince on crosses,
    tired tactics.
    4. Lack of checking to the ball and
    little or no combination play.

    The Ugly: Did any of you think that the US touch
    was awful? I saw lots of bouncing
    balls on first touch, lots of stiff legged
    passes, and an inability to take on
    opponents 1v1. We showed the
    technical and tactical sophistication of
    U-12's.


    Yes, they bunkered. But we could not play interior through balls, we could not keep possession under pressure, and we seemed content to keep possession with uncontested square passes in the back. we did not show any hope of being able to penetrate AND keep possession.

    We certainly have a lot of work to do.
     
  8. BackOtheNet!

    BackOtheNet! New Member

    Jun 6, 2001
    So Cal
    Time is running out for AH. US has not looked very good since she took over. I thought it was mostly the post Akers effect, but ball movement is predictable. Wagner while highly thought of is not the answer in the middle at this level. Yes she plays some nice balls forward, but A) she is too slow, B) she doesn't hold the ball well under pressure, and C) she is always looking for the through ball up top completely missing the open flank and better ball as she constantly did with San Diego and Zhang. Although she does connect sometimes she has a one track mind. And she is suppose to be the creative one, ha! Time to step down April.
     
  9. DCUPopeAndLillyFan

    Apr 20, 2000
    Colorado
    That was embarassing...

    Admittedly, Italy played much better than I thought they were capable of. How did this team lose out to ICELAND (and Russia) in World Cup qualifying? Or barely beat Switzerland and fail to beat Finland in Euro 2005 qualifying? This is another feather in the cap for the European women.

    Still, the US should be ashamed, especially that they couldn't beat Italy in the second half when their superior fitness and depth should have taken over. Although the subbing may have broken some of their rythym, the creativity was lacking and Italy made liberal subs as well. Even though this was just a friendly, this was not a match the US should fail to win on home soil.

    Was Reeses really the only outfit who wanted to buy ad time for this? Not a good sign for the WUSA resurrection...

    Does Wendy always claim the US opposition is playing a 'bunker' whether they are or not? She was getting pretty annoying (so what else is new?)
     
  10. Kqql

    Kqql Member

    Sep 22, 2003
    Italy 2- USWNT 2

    Italy scored 3 goals (one was a OG)

    I bet Bob now thinks tying with Italy, who are 3 times WC champions is a superb job by AH.


    OPS, that's the IMNT team :)
    USWNT is going..............to be become a medicore team soon..............unless they get a real coach.
     
  11. Kqql

    Kqql Member

    Sep 22, 2003

    I didn't see any bunkers.

    Also, I bet AH will claim that USWNT will win against Mexico....
     
  12. DoctorD

    DoctorD Member+

    Sep 29, 2002
    MidAtlantic
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And on a minor note, someone please tell JP and Wendy that an 11 sec goal was scored in the Turkey/SK WC game and just recently by San Jose in MLS. God, they acted like this was the most wonderous event ever to grace soccer.
     
  13. Kqql

    Kqql Member

    Sep 22, 2003
    Pathetic isn't it, when fans know more than these so called experts.

    The world saw SUKUR"S goal against S.Korea, but of course it doesn't count, since it was not in the US.
     
  14. Kqql

    Kqql Member

    Sep 22, 2003
    I had to step out for first 18 minutes of the 2nd half, so how did USWNT score the second goal ( run of play or a set piece)

    ANYONE?
     
  15. sexysadie

    sexysadie Red Card

    Sep 29, 2003
    somewhere on earth
    US in the OFF mood, tired (you could see from their footworks ) after a heavy tourney, while Italy in the ON mood, looked fresh and was looking forward to this game.
     
  16. nsa

    nsa Member+

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    New England Revolution
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    United States
    Yeah, I was disturbed by the "bunker" comments. There was none obvious throughout this game.

    The US did generate more attacks at goal, but that, alone, does not constitute a bunker defense.

    There were few penetrating runs and passes by the USWNT. But, Tarpley could take Milbrett's place as an attacker who can get behind the defense. And Wagner is getting quicker in her play.

    I liked the way the US moved the ball around in the second half. I didn't like Bivens in the midfield. And Roberts on defense is even worse.
     
  17. Tom T

    Tom T New Member

    Feb 25, 2003
    Soccer Wasteland
    It's been a long year blah,blah,blah,
    It's a meaningless friendly, blah,blah, blah,
    Subs will get a chance to show their stuff, blah,blah,blah
    too old, blah,blah,blah,
    Foudy said ....., blah,blah,blah,


    This is not the USWNT team that we know and love!
    It's ugly. I'm going to a High School play-off game tomorrow that will have more build-up in one HIGH SCHOOL game then I've seen in the last 6 USWNT matches.
    I'm beginning to think that this team is coached in practice with the same (lack of) enthusiasm that's displayed during the game from the bench
    It's time for new direction or maybe a return to the "old" direction.
    And, if the brass in Chicago don't see it....well.......too bad for us.......all of us - men's fans, women's fans, American soccer fans

    Thanks for listening. I feel better.
     
  18. nsa

    nsa Member+

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    New England Revolution
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    United States
    Lilly won a free kick to the left of the goal at the edge of the PA. MacMillan laced a shot near post that the 'keeper got a hand on. Lucky she didn't lose the hand. :)
     
  19. nsa

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    No. This was a US team that was not prepared to play.

    Please, don't show up if you don't want to play. The opening sequence of this game showed that the US team simply thought they owned the dirt in KC. Italy proved otherwise. They did come to play.

    The contract for this game (and the Dallas match) stipulated the WWC squad. These folks are going to earn a good paycheck for these games, but they owe the fans their best for 90+ minutes.
     
  20. sexysadie

    sexysadie Red Card

    Sep 29, 2003
    somewhere on earth
    On the Soccer Radio interviewed, Even Pelerud said that the US has the best talent pool in the world and could easily beat any team in the world but, there's team problem that has to be addressed. Does that mean the coach has to be replaced? , his statement kinda makes sense after watching this game.
     
  21. sexysadie

    sexysadie Red Card

    Sep 29, 2003
    somewhere on earth

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha....
     
  22. nsa

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    This may be the first of yours that makes sense. :)
     
  23. sexysadie

    sexysadie Red Card

    Sep 29, 2003
    somewhere on earth
    I honestly think that we should give AH another chance (Olympic that is) to regain her reputation before her retirement.
     
  24. nsa

    nsa Member+

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  25. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    I thought they just did.
     

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