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Old 06-10-2015, 11:07 PM
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The U.S. men continue to upstage the women with another huge win in Europe, this time against World Cup champion Germany in Köln. 2-1! And we seriously looked like the better team for most of the game. Wow.
In Germany's defense, they were missing a few key players. Then again, so were we
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:27 PM
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So things I have noticed.

1.) Canada fans are not nearly as sport crazy as they try to seem. The France/South Korea match in Montreal was empty.

2.) Women's soccer is fun. They don't pretend to be dead when they fall down (Brazil aside).

3.) I'm definitely cheering against USA because they did nothing to Hope Solo. I feel horrible for the rest of the team, but my conscious is clear when thinking about how they said nothing about her either.
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:59 PM
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This U.S. women's team is the most boring I've watched. No midfield. No real technical skill. Just route one football all the time. Zzzz..
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:06 PM
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And Wambach misses a penalty kick.
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:11 PM
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Fortunately Colombia's backup goalie blows.
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:25 PM
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So I keep equating this to hockey, and I'm curious why the principles are so different. For example, I've seen more than a few times where a goalie plays a shot by sticking their feet out and falling backwards. Why would you open the net up like thay? What would happen if you played soccer the equivalent of tampa where you rotated guys forward and back non stop? But ywah, my Columbia hopes are dashed and I can't watch this boring cap of a us team anymore.
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:41 PM
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Yeah I can't see USA winning this the way they're playing.

As for goalkeeping I can't say I know enough about the subject, but often times you'll have to extend to make the save and there's no real graceful way of doing that unlike the butterfly of a hockey goaltender.
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:02 PM
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To an extent (still think they try to make it look way crazier than it needs to be), but why do they fall backwards to make saves and open up the angles?
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