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Brutus Buckeye

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Re: ~Soccer Thread~
« Reply #392 on: June 30, 2019, 07:10:53 PM »

In a result that parallels what one might expect to see on the cfb gridiron, the Columbus Eagles posted a 3-0 victory in their home finale against the Ann Arbor Lumber Jills. 



Madison Costner (CMU/Dublin Jerome) put the game out of reach, with a pair of goals down the stretch!

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Re: ~Soccer Thread~
« Reply #393 on: July 01, 2019, 10:47:26 AM »

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« Reply #394 on: July 01, 2019, 02:36:13 PM »
Rapinoe es en fuego, I love it.

I think overall France outplayed us, but not by a huge margin, and it certainly could have been 3-1, plenty of calls like that go the other way.    After a super-physical game against Spain and with less rest than France, I thought we played pretty well overall.  France is good.  This game probably could have been a semi if things break differently in the pools.

I was a little surprised they were just letting France literally knock over our players in the last 5 minutes of gametime and the final 5 minutes (ahem!) of stoppage.  But home cookin' gonna home cook.

Anyway, on to England.  Another team with one more day of rest than we'll get.



Like most sports, the referees really don't want to take over a close game at the end. There's so much discretion in awarding fouls in soccer, that this is pretty common at the end of a game--especially one with stakes like this one.
France had more possession, but the U.S. had the lead, so while it's nice that Rapinoe, et al., gave France credit, I don't know that I agree that France outplayed the U.S.. Dunn had a good game; Rapinoe had a good game; Morgan had a good game; Naeher had a good game, etc.
I was surprised that VAR wasn't used on the offside call that took the 3rd U.S. goal off the board. It was awfully close/questionable. That was a huge call for France.
I really like women's soccer, but for kicks Saturday morning I watched a men's game from the UEFA Champions League on my DVR. They really are different games. I read an article once written by a woman professional cyclist calling out men who seemed to puff out their chest if they could beat her during a training ride. There was a lot to the piece, but one key takeaway was, "I'm competing against women, not men--and our body types are different, so we perform differently." That's fair about women's soccer, too--and I think the USWNT, as well as their strongest competitors, are doing a good job of really upping the women's game. I think the next two big areas of improvement are goal keeping and individual ball skills (more players like Marta and Tobin Heath needed). And the women's game will always be different than the men's game.

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« Reply #395 on: July 01, 2019, 03:01:24 PM »
Like most sports, the referees really don't want to take over a close game at the end. There's so much discretion in awarding fouls in soccer, that this is pretty common at the end of a game--especially one with stakes like this one.
France had more possession, but the U.S. had the lead, so while it's nice that Rapinoe, et al., gave France credit, I don't know that I agree that France outplayed the U.S.. Dunn had a good game; Rapinoe had a good game; Morgan had a good game; Naeher had a good game, etc.
I was surprised that VAR wasn't used on the offside call that took the 3rd U.S. goal off the board. It was awfully close/questionable. That was a huge call for France.
I really like women's soccer, but for kicks Saturday morning I watched a men's game from the UEFA Champions League on my DVR. They really are different games. I read an article once written by a woman professional cyclist calling out men who seemed to puff out their chest if they could beat her during a training ride. There was a lot to the piece, but one key takeaway was, "I'm competing against women, not men--and our body types are different, so we perform differently." That's fair about women's soccer, too--and I think the USWNT, as well as their strongest competitors, are doing a good job of really upping the women's game. I think the next two big areas of improvement are goal keeping and individual ball skills (more players like Marta and Tobin Heath needed). And the women's game will always be different than the men's game.
The biggest disservice done to women's sports is assuming they are just women playing the men's game, and hence the most coverage goes to the female "versions" of popular men's sports, basketball and base(soft)ball.  Every single sport, male to female is played completely different, and IMO, women's basketball and softball are two of the absolute least watchable things.  Whereas women's soccer is a different, but fantastic version of soccer; and honestly I prefer the way women play volleyball and tennis, more volleys.  It's a more aesthetically pleasing version of the sport.  Again, just my opinion.

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« Reply #396 on: July 01, 2019, 03:42:19 PM »
Agreed. Though I like softball--maybe more than baseball; I don't particularly enjoy women's basketball.

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« Reply #397 on: July 01, 2019, 03:56:59 PM »
Fast-pitch softball--which we only get to see played by women--is a game played on the edge.  The games are often low-scoring, but tense, as one bad pitch could mean a home run.
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« Reply #398 on: July 01, 2019, 06:11:57 PM »
USMNT is going to have to play much better than they have been playing to beat Jamaica. Jamaica plays smash mouth futball.

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« Reply #399 on: July 02, 2019, 12:53:04 PM »
A USWNT win over England sure would be an appropriate way to kick off our celebration of American Independence this week... :)

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« Reply #400 on: July 02, 2019, 01:22:12 PM »
A USWNT win over England sure would be an appropriate way to kick off our celebration of American Independence this week... :)

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« Reply #401 on: July 02, 2019, 02:40:35 PM »
Rapinoe not starting?

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« Reply #402 on: July 02, 2019, 03:10:19 PM »
Rapinoe not starting?
sounds like she's injured. didn't even warm up.

that, or she's visiting trump in white house.

edit: and as i type that, press, rapinoe's replacement, scores.

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« Reply #403 on: July 02, 2019, 03:48:12 PM »
Bummer dude.
Hopefully they can keep up their winning ways without the help of the Androgynous Wonder.
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« Reply #404 on: July 02, 2019, 04:33:55 PM »
sounds like she's injured. didn't even warm up.

that, or she's visiting trump in white house.

edit: and as i type that, press, rapinoe's replacement, scores.
I'm a big fan of Press.

I like the way she play soccer, too. :)

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Re: ~Soccer Thread~
« Reply #405 on: July 03, 2019, 10:07:13 AM »
Best game of the tournament.  Wow, chipiness, controversy VAR decisions, a PK save in what, the 81st minute?

 

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