- Dec 16, 2010
I wonder if those 2 US reps at the English hotel stole the PK strategy.
Bright is so fucked then.Yellow
s cleared after the quarter final. Only way to miss the Final is to get a red card in the semi final.
The professional scene in the US needs to improve quickly, or American players will be forced to play in Europe to get world-class competition.Taped the game and successfully avoided the final score (though a colleague let slip it was 1-1 in the first half).
And wow, what a first half. The game was electric - all US early, then England, then the US to close out the half. Too bad it was so hot. The second half slowed down with clearly gassed players.
Someone up thread noted that England were the more technical team today. The European sides just keep getting better. The gap is closing quickly now with the professional leagues solidifying (I think Lyon’s dominance is a positive factor here - they have drawn attention to the women’s game and set a high standard for others to work towards).
Amazing how much depth the US has. This squad, even with a couple of world class players pulling hamstrings, is still going to be the favorite on Sunday.
Edit: Also, Sunday evening I flipped on the Chicago Red Stars-Orlando Pride match...and there’s Marta just days after playing in the World Cup. That’s amazing.
I wonder if a large scale Women's Club World Cup could help everyone. I think seeing the Thorns and the NWSL teams mix it up with Manchester City, Lyon, etc. could help get people interested at that level.The professional scene in the US needs to improve quickly, or American players will be forced to play in Europe to get world-class competition.