Women's World Cup

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by kjgirl, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. kjgirl

    kjgirl 500+ Posts

    In case anyone is interested the Women's World Cup started this past weekend in Germany. The US women (you are tops in the world unlike the men) play Tuesday at 10:45am CT on ESPN.
     
  2. dxspaz

    dxspaz 250+ Posts

    ESPN3 Fail.

    the site hasn't loaded for me all morning. [​IMG]
     
  3. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    US won 2-0, but I would tap on the brakes before calling the US team the best in the world. Until proven otherwise, as defending champions the Germans are the best in the world. England might even be better than the US right now.
     
  4. kjgirl

    kjgirl 500+ Posts

    The US Women are ranked #1 but I agree that the Germans are favorites. The team can also pass the ball and play defense

    Next game is Saturday morning
     
  5. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Through today's games France has been the most impressive.
     
  6. Larry T. Spider

    Larry T. Spider 1,000+ Posts

    As of right now, down 1-0 to NZ, England looks terrible. The draw against Mexico looks awful as they got blasted by japan today.
     
  7. Texanne

    Texanne 5,000+ Posts

    UPDATE:

    US beat Colombia, 3-0, but it should have been more like 6-0 or 7-0. Still, it gives the Americans 6 points, and the goal differential looks good.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. kjgirl

    kjgirl 500+ Posts

    Game vs Sweden about to start, anybody watching live?
     
  9. biganakhanhda

    biganakhanhda 500+ Posts

    Tough lost today to Sweden, 2-1. We created A TON of chances and should have scored easily 3-4 goals. But that's just how it goes sometimes, something to build upon. Our defense was horrible today. LePeilbet giving away a silly PK. Later after giving away foolish foul, a goal is the result from the freekick after the ball takes a deflection off LePeilbet.

    This result will put us in a BIG game against Brasil this weekend. Two powerhouses meeting so early in the knockout stages. Should be a cracker.

    Go [​IMG]
     
  10. midwayhorn

    midwayhorn 100+ Posts

    Hope Solo is smokin' hot.
     
  11. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Unless someone learns how to play defense the team will be back in the States by Monday. The two Swedish goals were a direct result of either a failed defensive plan or player inaction. Either way, if they don't pick it up, Brazil will score 5 + on them.
     
  12. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 1,000+ Posts

    Well, it is a quarterfinal game. Its not THAT early. Two games to the championship game. Sucks that its Brasil, but with the men it was Spain/Portugal in the quarters I believe, and that did suck.
     
  13. general35

    general35 5,000+ Posts

    the brazil women are not that great, the US should beat them easy.
     
  14. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Brazil's not that great? They were runner up in the last cup and went undefeated in group play by a SEVEN goal margin. No other team was even close to that.

    Our defense will need to crank it up to even stay in the game, much less win easily.

    I think the US wins 2-1, but definitely not an easy victory.

    Unless that group really sucks, Australia could be a surprise semi-finalist.
     
  15. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts


     
  16. Bill in Sinton

    Bill in Sinton 5,000+ Posts

    In a surprise today host Germany was eliminated by Japan 1 - 0. England got eliminated by France in a close one decided by free kicks 5 - 4. Tomorrow USA plays Brazil and Sweden plays Australia.
     
  17. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Not looking good for the US so far. 75 minutes into the match and we only have 4 total shots. Brazil has scored twice....once for them and once for us. Thanks for that! I guess......
     
  18. Rex Kramer

    Rex Kramer 1,000+ Posts

    Not a soccer fan at all but that header from Abby wambach was freaking awesome.
     
  19. Chest Rockwell

    Chest Rockwell 1,000+ Posts

    Awesome win!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  20. bierce

    bierce 1,000+ Posts

    No kidding. Pass from thirty yards out which the goalkeeper missed by about two inches to a woman just outside the goal box, even with the post. Scored in extra time awarded after Brazilian player does a clown routine in feigning injury.

    US wins shootout, scoring all 5 attempts.
     
  21. tamster

    tamster 500+ Posts

    best. goal. ever.
    CLUTCH!!!!

    skc
     
  22. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    They finally decided to play when they went one player down. Now if they do not revert to their recent standard, they can take France.
     
  23. Chest Rockwell

    Chest Rockwell 1,000+ Posts

    Tough to give out just one game ball. Hope Solo? Abby Wambach? Megan Rapinoe? Dainane?

    As a side note . . . . . . . . F Brasilia. [​IMG]

    The good news is that they have 4 years to recover from those horrific injuries they incurred over the final 15 minutes of the game. I'm not sure if Erika will ever walk again - well, other than her running off the gurney once they got out of play.
     
  24. NEWDOC2002

    NEWDOC2002 1,000+ Posts

    I kept thinking of the soccer ad for ESPN. Fitting for the last few minutes of the game.
     
  25. biganakhanhda

    biganakhanhda 500+ Posts

    One of the best futbol game I have ever watched. From near death to victory, simply amazing. We DERSERVED this win. Missed calls by the refs all day long against both teams, but thankfully it don't make a **** in the end. Hope was clutch today and so too was Abby when we needed her most, she delivered.

    The part I enjoyed most was when the stadium, not all American fans, chanted chants of USA USA USA and booed every single time Marta touched the ball. A special thank you to Erika, without your "injury" we wouldn't have had that much stoppage time added. Karma is a *****!!!

    Can't wait till Wednesday.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  26. daytonhorn

    daytonhorn 500+ Posts

    Our USA team has "It" as Darrell Royal would call "It". Man-oh-man I wish I were in Deutschland where old time there are not forgotten. I'm taking off from work on Wednesday, at least for a few hours mid-day.

    A 2 hour condensed replay tonight at 11:00p Central on ESPN 2. I'm recording it! Let me know if you missed it.
     
  27. Dewbrewer

    Dewbrewer 500+ Posts

    That was a crazy match. Playing with 10 for about an hour and not conceding more goals is amazing. What an effort. [​IMG]
    Tourney is now wide open with Germany and Brazil out. [​IMG]
     
  28. rickysrun

    rickysrun 2,500+ Posts


     
  29. Hook 'Em Danno

    Hook 'Em Danno 1,000+ Posts

  30. NorthCoastHorn

    NorthCoastHorn 500+ Posts

    Wow!

    Hook 'em
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