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Sat Jun 22, 2019, 07:14 PM

I've been watching the Women's World Cup

OK, I'm not a soccer fan. I readily admit I don't even know all the rules, but after watching the last game the USA played, I am amazed.

Turn on a scoreboard and my competitive juices wake up. Add to that the aspect of international competition, and I'm glued to the TV. The USA players have superior footwork and ball control compared to every other team I've watched so far, but the thing that really sticks out in my mind is their defense. They are relentless. I'm convinced they could annoy a gnat. So far, no other team I've watched matches our team.

Can't wait until they play again.

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Reply I've been watching the Women's World Cup (Original post)
oflguy Jun 22 OP
msv Jun 22 #1
JaimeBondoJr Jun 22 #2
TheyLostTheirForums Jun 22 #3
Dumper Jun 24 #9
TheyLostTheirForums Jun 22 #4
Bozo Haram Jun 23 #5
outside Jun 23 #6
oflguy Jun 23 #7
oflguy Jun 23 #8

Response to oflguy (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 07:23 PM

1. There are maybe a handful of women's national teams worth being there

the rest of the teams are group-padding and it shows, painfully so.

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Response to oflguy (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 07:43 PM

2. I saw today's game between Norway and Australia. Great game until the penalty kicks.

Two terrible shots by the Sheilas and on the winning kick the Sheila goalie was fooled so badly she almost didn't move at all.

All in all a great watch, and I'm not normally a soccer fan.

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Response to JaimeBondoJr (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 07:58 PM

3. Yep, very good match.

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Response to JaimeBondoJr (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 08:51 AM

9. We Need Beach Soccer NOW!

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Response to oflguy (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 08:00 PM

4. Welcome to the party, pal

International futbol competition is awesome. The American women’s team is fun to watch. The MNT plays in about 5 minutes on fox sports.

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Response to oflguy (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:12 AM

5. If you enjoyed that

Keep in mind that what you're seeing is roughly the equivalent of 15 year old boys. To those of us who watch the men's game, the level of play is mostly abominable.

Lest you think it's my sexism speaking, the US national women's team has in the past practiced against high school boys teams and lost something like 3-0 and 7-0. Same with the Australian natl team.

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Response to oflguy (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:56 PM

6. I am a soccer referee

and I like watching women's soccer more then the mens. The woman have more passing and less pulling and pushing. The club boys U16 games I referee are full of prima donnas and they think scouts for UCLA and Stanford are on the sideline watching them. Some games I do here in So. Calif. the teams, coaches and sidelines are all Spanish speakers.

Many games I have my car keys in hand when I blow the final whistle.

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Response to outside (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:08 PM

7. Soccer is a game for gentlemen, played by hooligans

Rugby is a game for hooligans, played by gentlemen.

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Response to outside (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 04:12 PM

8. I have to say I get disgusted watching players act like they are hurt

They lie on the ground wrenching in pain for 10 or 15 seconds. Then they jump up and rejoin the game.

Soccer is a game where players pretend they are hurt for 90 minutes

Rugby is a game where players pretend they are not hurt for 80 minutes.

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