Who has been the Most Impressive Team so far?

Discussion in 'Women's World Cup' started by jd6885, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. jd6885

    jd6885 Member

    Jun 30, 2001
    Tacoma
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What I mean is, based on just the opening match performances, who looks like they could be World Cup finalists? Try to limit your choices to 2.
     
  2. Dyvel

    Dyvel Member+

    Jul 24, 1999
    The dog end of a day gone by
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    I'll go with the N. Koreans. They gave the US a scare.
     
  3. kickinthehead

    kickinthehead Member

    Mar 17, 2006
    I went with N. Korea. I'd rather have Germany face the US than North Korea, that's how impressed I was.
     
  4. Adam Zebrowski

    Adam Zebrowski New Member

    May 28, 1999
    watched the usa-north korea match again, and i agree north korea is a bad match-up for the usa...

    they're defensive pressure took usa out of any concerted attack during the run of play...

    and usa did NOT exploit an obvious advantage on set plays....

    still, it's early, and i think germany can match usa on set plays, while they can't pressure nearly as well as north korea...

    we need to see what the match-ups are for the elimination phase...

    if you were germany, you don't want usa or north korea...

    china is NOT back to where they used to be...

    gotta see brasil against a better team than new zealand....
     
  5. kickinthehead

    kickinthehead Member

    Mar 17, 2006
    I'm telling you, I'd rather face the USA than North Korea!!
     
  6. Dwalin

    Dwalin New Member

    Sep 12, 2007
    Worms
    Well... the most impressive team so far was Korea.
    If they can make it to the finals?
    Not sure.
    I think the USA didnt play their best football.
     
  7. Chargefan

    Chargefan New Member

    Oct 9, 2003
    KOP
    I think England and Brazil are setting themselves up nicely for this.
    Lucky goal from Japan will make the English girls toughen up... We will know alot about Germany when that match is done. If England pulls out a win, they could take it, a Tie will not get them out of group play

    Still Germany played a weak team, it started to look like a US Friendly without the experimenting and just going for the throat

    Look for Brazil to get stronger as they play more games...
     
  8. benztown

    benztown Member+

    Jun 24, 2005
    Club:
    VfB Stuttgart
    I still went for the favorites: Germany - USA

    Korea gave a great performance, but I think they'll burn out before the final...
     
  9. drahnier

    drahnier Member

    Aug 18, 2007
    Sweden
    I also really doubt North Korea will be that good in every game.

    USA and Germany are still bigger favourites.

    Korea sure is a candidate now though.

    Other than that, Brazil could make the final, but they're a real outsider.
    Norway certainly doesn't seem great, and there's probably no one else.
    Oh China, i'd put them above Norway.
     
  10. jd6885

    jd6885 Member

    Jun 30, 2001
    Tacoma
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    England's forwards except Smith are horrendous. Some of THE worst finishing of this world cup so far. They need to be more efficient with their chances against Germany.

    Brazil. I don't know why, but I hate them. Oh wait, I know why. Because they're a bunch of hacks against stronger teams. In the USA friendly, their defenders played like a bunch of thugs. I was sincerely afraid they were trying to intentionally injure someone.
     
  11. jd6885

    jd6885 Member

    Jun 30, 2001
    Tacoma
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So you want Germany to go home early then?

    I really think N. Korea's style of play would fit better against Germany (in Germany's favor). The Koreans love throwing numbers forward. Germany's flank play is good, and would be a perfect countering weapon. I can see Prinz put 2 or 3 goals in from services from Gerefrekes and Behringer . The USA on the other hand will be out for blood against Germany, especially after the '03 'incident'. They have a little something special reserved just for Germany...:D
     
  12. Bonnie Lass

    Bonnie Lass Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 20, 2000
    Up top
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
    I picked Germany-Norway. Germany for obvious reasons ... Unless they go down on a PK r golden goal, they'll be in the finals.

    N. Korea looked good, but you know -- I'm not entirely convinced. I'd like to see them play the rest of their group. And the U.S. -- I don't know. I wish I could say for a fact they'd be in the finals, but the N.Korea thing threw me for a loop.

    And I chose Norway because I'm hella biased ... And truth be told, they surprised the crap out of me today. Once Canada was up, I just knew this was going to be a WWC99 repeat. But once I saw how the team came together in the second, I started to perk up.

    So, Germany-Norway.
     
  13. DCUPopeAndLillyFan

    Apr 20, 2000
    Colorado
    Huh? A draw against Germany would almost certainly get England to the quarterfinals.
     
  14. bomberman

    bomberman New Member

    Aug 1, 2007
    North korea has surely let everyone stand up and take notice.
    Norway was superb in the second half against canada.
    Germany showing no mercy for argentina.
    China showing their great fighting spirit against denmark.

    My opinion the champion will come from this 4 teams not usa or sweden.
     
  15. bomberman

    bomberman New Member

    Aug 1, 2007
    england met germany 16 times before and with a record of 15 loses and 1 draw,That sums up everything:D
     
  16. hocho

    hocho New Member

    Sep 14, 2005
    Braintree
    Every team plays differently against another. You see that in all sports. Some teams just have the other teams number no matter where they stand.
     
  17. kickinthehead

    kickinthehead Member

    Mar 17, 2006
    Lol. No, considering that North Korea outplayed the US and seemed fitter and technically more skilled than the US, I think it would be easier to beat the US than North Korea.

    :)
     
  18. Nillan

    Nillan New Member

    Apr 30, 2005
    Lund Sweden
    Club:
    LdB FC Malmö
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    The Usa is still impressive and so is NKorea.
    I think that English players is overrating their own team against
    a team like Germany.
    Brazil will get better and better and so will Norway, China is a great
    team but they wont match up against Norway, Germany, Usa ,Brazil and NKorea.
    Another team i like is Australia, they are fun to watch.
    I cant pick just one team so these are the teams that has impressed me most
    Usa, NKorea, Norway.
     
  19. Adam Zebrowski

    Adam Zebrowski New Member

    May 28, 1999
    north korea's defesnive pressure is just intensity, the willingness to take others out of the match....

    defense like that can be a constant....

    we will know a lot about germany and england after they play....

    and do NOT give up on canada yet, they might be under the radar NOW, but i see them getting on a roll and making the final 8...

    hot team, with confidence....who knows....

    need to see norway and china play before deciding on them
     
  20. CAFAN

    CAFAN Member

    May 30, 2003
    NK's performance against the USA has been the biggest revelation

    Australia's win over Ghana 4-1.
    That's pretty impressive if you consider that Ghana and Nigeria are very similar and Nigeria tied Sweden.

    Nigeria's tie with Sweden.
    That wasn't expected at all.

    Germany's win over Argentina.
    It wasn't the lopsided score, but their attack looked very well sorted out.
     
  21. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Where's Argentina?

    Any team that gives you eleven goals is good value for your money.

    I wan to see Argentina WNT vs. Brazil MNT

    :D
     
  22. toepunt

    toepunt Member

    Aug 24, 2003
    North America
    My choice is for North Korea to be in the finals. The most improved team so far I think is Australia.
     
  23. justinslot

    justinslot New Member

    Jan 14, 2007
    This is sort of off-topic, but I don't have thread-starting privileges and I just wanted to say that I have been impressed by New Zealand, my official favorite bad team of the tournament. They lose, but they're just a bunch of kids who look like they're trying really hard. You feel bad for them--they seem well-coached, and their defense hangs together really well for awhile until the floodgates invariably open. And when that happens they look disappointed but they don't blow up at each other either. They're losing with dignity.
     
  24. Bookthekeeper

    Bookthekeeper Member

    Jul 15, 2007
    DFW
    which is really important if FIFA decides to expand in the next cup or 2. Every game has been quite competitive and no real David and Goliath matches with exception to Germany Argentina. Of course that day, Goliath stomped another shit hole in Argentina.
     
  25. StarCityFan

    StarCityFan BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 2, 2001
    Greenbelt, MD
    Club:
    Washington Freedom
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think it's impressive that not one team has clinched a spot in the next round yet, and Brazil is the only 2-0 team in the tournament. (And, yes, for all practical purposes they're in - China would need to beat New Zealand by something like 12-0 to knock them out even if they lost to Denmark.) That starts to make up for the way things started out.
     

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