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

  1. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    The US is fortunate to have two sets of attackers who work well together. One set is not close to 100%, Morgan and Wambach. The other is on fire, Press and Leroux.

    I'd bring Wambach off the bench or fade her back to a CAM role to brutalize opposing centerbacks, but she didn't look capable of being the centerpiece of an attack against the Aussies. Morgan can be, but I wouldn't risk it in this group stage, especially if we beat Sweden. Put the youngsters at the top - they apparently flourished in the warm-up games, and then you have Rapinoe and Holliday roaming the wings from midfield in support.

    Once Morgan is healthy, either go 4-3-3 or bring Press back to a support role.
     
  2. starfish

    starfish Chosen One star 5

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    Looking forward to the Germany Norway game today! I kinda hope Norway pulls off an upset.
     
  3. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ideally, Morgan really is healthy and can start and go 90 on the knockout stages. At that point, using Wambach as a late game sub if you need a goal to try to get a set piece headed home is a perfect role.
     
  4. DANNASUK

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 7

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    ...really wish England had a setup like the yanks *sniffs* :(
     
  5. starfish

    starfish Chosen One star 5

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    Canada's going to kick some Kiwi arse tonight, eh! :p
     
  6. DANNASUK

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 7

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    Somewhere, Beckham is nodding in approval of Mjelde's free kick...

     
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  7. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Hoping for a big USA win tonight, mainly to get Pia to shut up.
     
  8. starfish

    starfish Chosen One star 5

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    I'm hoping Sweden wins tonight.
     
  9. SoloKnight

    SoloKnight Jedi Master star 4

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    Pia's quotes actually weren't bad imo. The NY Times, much like ESPN, seems to just be trying to stir up controversy. Equalizer has a good article with her full statements
     
  10. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    After watching her side get dry humped up and down the field for 90 minutes by Nigeria, I'd say Pia has better ways to fill her time than commenting on former players and who should start, etc.
     
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  11. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Missed penalty by Japanese ref. Press was getting slung down.
     
  12. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Disappointing result for the USA.
     
  13. darth_gersh

    darth_gersh Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I mean you are so right. I expect so much more.

    Weird how it's the exact reverse of the men's team.
     
  14. DANNASUK

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 7

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    Surprised. Thought former British North America would win :(
     
  15. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    And
    Down
    Goes
    France
     
  16. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Haw Haw Haw
     
  17. ma_petite

    ma_petite Jedi Master star 4

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    Man that save from Spain's goalie just now was amazing


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  18. DANNASUK

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 7

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    Speaking of keepers, England's will be our downfall.
     
  19. SoloKnight

    SoloKnight Jedi Master star 4

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    So following in the grand tradition of the men, the English women will lose in PKs?

    Columbia taking down France was fantastic, though this may completely screw up my bracket now.

    As for the US vs Sweden game, JJ was player of the match in my opinion while Kling came up big (all 5'2" of her) when it mattered. Our defense looked pretty solid overall, but our attack is so weak. Nothing's connecting.
     
  20. starfish

    starfish Chosen One star 5

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    Columbia's keeper was brilliant
     
  21. DANNASUK

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 7

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    Seeings we gave up the empire, we need to keep one tradition alive
     
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  22. DANNASUK

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 7

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    Final round of the group stages this week.

    Be surprised if England make it to the second round, tbh. Can see us having a disaster against Columbia.
     
  23. Darth_Furio

    Darth_Furio SWC Jedi Draft Commissioner star 8 VIP - Game Host

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    So far so good. 1-0 Canada.
     
  24. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I want no part of France right now. They look incredible.
     
  25. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Wish France and Germany are on the opposite side of the bracket