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07-10-2011 02:06 PM #1
Women's World Cup
Incredible game going on. US, a player down, just tied it with about a minute left in Extra Time (overtime)... in the 121st minute.
Going to a shoot out now. If the US wins, this will be the lead story that'll capture the attention of a bit more of the general public before the next game.
07-10-2011 02:17 PM #2
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What a great finish!
07-10-2011 02:23 PM #3
With the goalie, Solo, having brilliantly saved Brazil's third penalty shot in the shootout, the US shootout lead 3-2. Shooting first, the US scored their 4th shot to go up 4-2.
Play-by-Play Announcer: "[Brazil's shooter] has the job of keeping Brazil alive in this World Cup. No pressure then."
"And it goes on."
With Krieger coming up for the US final shot and a chance to put it away.
"The biggest moment of her career, this."
"That's it. I must say perhaps the most dramatic game I have ever seen - Men or Women."
Above is slightly paraphrased based on my short-term memory.
Last edited by TakebackOPACY; 07-10-2011 at 02:29 PM.
07-10-2011 02:28 PM #4
That was one of the most entertaining matches I've ever seen, any sport.
07-10-2011 04:03 PM #5
Better yet, go about 3/5 through and watch from the beginning of Extra Time.
Last edited by TakebackOPACY; 07-10-2011 at 04:07 PM.
07-10-2011 05:54 PM #6
As amazing as today was, it also confirmed the one major thing that is likely keeping me from getting more into soccer. The way FIFA runs officiating is an embarrassment to fair play.
And it would have been a shame to see a bunch of losers like that Brazilian team make it to a World Cup semifinal.
07-10-2011 06:45 PM #7
On another note, the women's game holds up pretty well for spectators in soccer more so than other sports (in my opinion). The slightly slower foot speed means slightly more space; defenders don't close as fast. The slightly less foot strength means that much more execution has to go into scoring opportunities. This means maybe most finishes aren't as amazing but the lead up can be awesome. All that said about foot speed and foot strength, these women are so obviously highly fit athletes with world class energy and passion, the Women's World Cup is a great event.
And...... while some things involved in Title IX are a shame!!!! (Loss of men's college sports teams because of backwards implementation) this event demonstrates some of the amazingly positive effects of Title IX on the USA.
07-10-2011 09:42 PM #8
The brazil check must have cleared at half time.
07-10-2011 09:56 PM #9
And I agree about the women's game. Unlike essentially any other sport (other than maybe hockey, though I've not seen very much women's ice hockey) there is little obvious difference between the men's and women's game, and that is a definite asset.
07-11-2011 01:59 PM #10
I think some of the men need to watch how the women take PKs. Too many men just try to kick the crap out of the ball. Yes, male GKs are taller and can jump and dive higher, but 90% of taking the kick is still placement and the goalie guessing wrong.
07-12-2011 01:56 PM #11
Ladies footy is great. Not to sound like a misogynist, but it's easily the most entertaining of any women's sport.
07-13-2011 01:45 PM #12
Abby sure knows how to give head! Crazy momentum shifts in this game. This team is captivating the nation and I'm glad I'm aboard. I love the World Cup so much.
07-13-2011 02:27 PM #13
I've watched more Women's World Cup games lately than O's games. It's fun to watch a winner! Really incredible games so far. I still can't get into regular season soccer, but international play I love.
07-14-2011 04:57 PM #14
I have to agree there, although I never made it out to see the lingerie league. What was the local team? The Charm? I imagine that has to be an experience.