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Arena USWNT (now: World Cup Qualifying) /NWSL - Official Discussion

Discussion in 'Community' started by heels1785 , Jun 8, 2015.

  1. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Dispersal draft for Boston was at the end of January - Washington gets Rose Lavelle, Sky Blue gets McCaskill.

    Looking back at the 2018 draft, with the additional of SM, Sky Blue got the #2, #4, #5, #6, and #13 picks, and Carli. I don't think I've ever seen anything like that. They've got a stellar keeper (Casey Murphy, the 13th pick and starter for USW U20s/U23s), loads of young talent, and the best mentor available.

    As long as the club is managed properly, they're built for long-term success.
     
  2. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Watched USA vs. France yesterday. The backline looked terribly disorganized, and in constant need of better communication with each other and the keeper. The team was lucky that their unforced errors didn't result in a loss. Not sure if the 3-5-2 was experimental and causing some of the issues, or if the fact that some key veterans were missing from the squad was to blame. But it was troubling. luckily, there's a full year plus until the World Cup.
     
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  3. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I've got it DVR'd, but I did watch the Germany game last week. Conditions were terrible and the play was slow, so it was hard to judge, but other than Rapinoe, Dahlkemper, and Pugh, the effort seemed lackluster.

    Mallory's speed and nonstop motor leads to so many opportunities, when she starts pressuring casual passes and the opposing keeper. Abby's the best defender in the world, I think - she's improved so much in the last year and a half. Rapinoe's always on.

    There are bright spots, but the whole picture's not there right now, I agree. Still don't like Ellis. And not sure why Press isn't starting, but she should be, always.
     
  4. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Speaking of playing conditions ... I'd really like to know who thought it was a good idea to book March tournament with the first two games in Columbus and New Jersey.

    And yeah - Pugh looked fantastic. I think if the US is going to win a 4th star, she almost certainly has to win the Golden Ball at the World Cup.
     
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  5. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    [​IMG]

    I love them both.
     
  6. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Christen Press has left the Houston Dash for the season, returned to Göteborg FC in Sweden where she played in 2012. Good move, I think - Houston's going nowhere fast, and many of the top USWNT talents like Carli and Alex have logged some overseas time recently with different clubs.

    She'll be a cornerstone of US Women's Soccer for a long time, and if this helps progress her career in her prime, more power to her. Only potential letdown will be finding where on earth I can watch Göteborg FC games.
     
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  7. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Had a chance to watch the replay of Utah-Orlando from a few days ago. Utah's struggled a lot as an expansion side, but they are really a well-built team. Physical defense and midfield that totally frustrated the elite Orlando attack.

    Having Sauerbrunn and O'Hara as their cornerstones will help grow the young talent - neither are game-breakers, but they're both pretty consistent, and great leaders.

    Laura Harvey is a great coach, with demonstrated success - she should be near the top of the list for consideration when the USWNT job opens up.
     
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  8. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Terrible look for the WPSL as the Columbus-Cincinnati Game ended in a forfeit, due to Cincinnati Sirens not providing an on-site athletic trainer, as stipulated in the rules. Women's sports have enough of an up-hill battle in this country, to miss out on a lower-division rivalry game because of missing out on something incredibly elementary? That's really bad.
     
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  9. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Not quite Western NY Flash playing on a mini-field bad, but a poor look.
     
  10. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've been psuedo-following the Eagles as part of my "support local" soccer efforts, since there isn't an NPSL/NWSL team in Colorado and therefore I can default to Ohio for "local", and since Crew coverage lumps in some Eagles coverage, I default to them over the Cleveland Ambasadors. The NPSL isn't the highest quality, but the games are entertaining and the league structure actually makes sense! Lower budget, so play regionally with compact divisions that make sense and don't over tax the teams with travel. Plus, some awesome club names like the AAFC Lumberjills.
     
  11. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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  13. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm having a feeling of Deja Vu
     
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  14. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    i'm blaming heels.
     
  15. Juliet316

    Juliet316 SFTC Bonanza Winner star 10

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    You mean this:

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    It's always heels. Always.
     
  17. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Either heels or #RichieLogic or heels using #RichieLogic
     
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  18. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    hey we got some traffic in here, this is my chance

    support the nwsl - all games are streamed free on their site

    better than mls

    which isn't saying a lot i know

    but, #richielogic
     
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  19. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    Ppl like me love to watch USWNT's matches, but not sure why can't raise too much interest in NSWL, other than a few playoff matches.
     
  20. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Well I'm shocked.
     
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  21. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Christen Press to Utah Royals FC. Sitting at 4th in the league - Sauerbrunn anchoring the back line, a hopefully healthy O'Hara coordinating the attack, and the most talented American striker all together, playing for the strongest coach in NWSL.

    Good times.
     
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  22. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    And I get to go to a Royals game next week during a business trip to SLC! Boom!
     
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  23. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    That's awesome, Inty. Loads of current/up-and-coming USWNT talent on Sky Blue, as well.

    Should be a fun game!
     
  24. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Had to bail on the game at halftime because I need to be with a customer at like 6 am tomorrow. But, damn, Megan Rapinoe is so good at soccer. Just mesmerizing with and without the ball.

    Denver needs a team. Or I need to move
     
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  25. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Happy Carli Lloyd Day, y'all.

    On this day three years ago, she got three goals, and the USA got their third star

     
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