Women's World Cup 2019

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
YESSSSSSS!
It's not like this all the time. My mind is blown here. lol

Alex Morgan ties the record for most goals in a single Women's WC game. Crazy thing is she should have had 7 or 8

Our thread gave her power :love:
People watching will be trying that fourth goal tomorrow. It was pure video game magic. Straight out of a video game :love: This was something else. Enjoyable watch.
 

gn

G.O.A.T.
Darn! Wish I started following Women's Football some 8 years early.
 
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dParis

Hall of Fame
Today I heard NY senator Chuck Schumer make a pandering speech calling for equal pay for the men's and women's national teams. "They sacrifice just as much, work just as hard..." Funny, he didn't mention that they achieve much better results than the men.
There must be somebody at the WTA who can help make that happen.
 
Today I heard NY senator Chuck Schumer make a pandering speech calling for equal pay for the men's and women's national teams. "They sacrifice just as much, work just as hard..." Funny, he didn't mention that they achieve much better results than the men.
There must be somebody at the WTA who can help make that happen.
They actually bring in more revenue as well as of late. Women should be making more not equal as of right now.

USMNT is a disgrace currently.
 

bezs

G.O.A.T.
The US team drawing flak for perhaps over celebrating i can see where the argument is coming from.
 
Unfortunately that's not enough to make it a viable product. that's about one month every four years.
Nothing you've said refutes my point the USWNT have been markedly more successful than the men's product.

I'm not looking at the financials because I don't get a piece of either pie so why would I care?

My original comment was showing them how it's done in terms of getting results.

World Cup finalist in 2011, Olympic Gold in 2012, World Cup Champions in 2015, heavy favorites to win it in 2019.

USMNT have not been exciting since 2014 World Cup.
 
Maybe they were just expressing relief that they weren't playing against a boys U15 club squad.

Megan Rapinoe is quickly becoming a very unlikable figure in this WC.
They've had some unlikable figures past and present unfortunately. Rapinoe has always been polarizing. Solo was always controversial. Wambach.

They've got a lot of classy athletes on the pitch too though. Just have to focus on them.

I think they're entitled to some cockiness though they've been the best team by a wide margin the past decade.

That said the celebrating was really dumb. All it does it add fuel to your more capable opponents like France/Germany etc.

Definitely agree the celebrating was way over the top.

Don't have any problem with laying 13 on em though. Goal differential group stage you might as well guarantee yourself good GD.
 

IA-SteveB

Hall of Fame
I don't have a problem with the celebrating. Some of these players have waited all of their lives to live the dream of scoring a goal in World Cup play so let them enjoy it and let their teammates celebrate with them.
 
I don't have a problem with the celebrating. Some of these players have waited all of their lives to live the dream of scoring a goal in World Cup play so let them enjoy it and let their teammates celebrate with them.
Yeah end of the day, it's not really that big a deal. They're an experienced bunch and they'll be ready for any opponent I'd imagine.

It's kind of a no-win situation because if you don't pour it on and show them mercy people might take that as disrespect too. Can't please everyone like anything else in life.

That said I'm definitely excited to see USA go up against some of the other heavyweights. Won't have to wait long with Sweden in their group.
 

IA-SteveB

Hall of Fame
You aren't wrong.

I kind of think it would have been more disrespectful to have played at less than full throttle once the lead was insurmountable. You are saying the opponent can't hang. That said, there are situations in other sports where it would be considered a slap in the face, like stealing a base when up by ten in baseball.
 

dParis

Hall of Fame
They've had some unlikable figures past and present unfortunately. Rapinoe has always been polarizing. Solo was always controversial. Wambach.

They've got a lot of classy athletes on the pitch too though. Just have to focus on them.

I think they're entitled to some cockiness though they've been the best team by a wide margin the past decade.

That said the celebrating was really dumb. All it does it add fuel to your more capable opponents like France/Germany etc.

Definitely agree the celebrating was way over the top.

Don't have any problem with laying 13 on em though. Goal differential group stage you might as well guarantee yourself good GD.
I forgot all about Hope "roast beef" Solo. Yuck.

Wambach had to chime in to defend the over-the-top celebrations and make it about gender, of course. Re the criticisms: "Would you say this about the men? Didn't think so."
I don't have a problem with the celebrating. Some of these players have waited all of their lives to live the dream of scoring a goal in World Cup play so let them enjoy it and let their teammates celebrate with them.
So what? Good sportsmanship goes out the window?
 
Nothing you've said refutes my point the USWNT have been markedly more successful than the men's product.

I'm not looking at the financials because I don't get a piece of either pie so why would I care?

My original comment was showing them how it's done in terms of getting results.

World Cup finalist in 2011, Olympic Gold in 2012, World Cup Champions in 2015, heavy favorites to win it in 2019.

USMNT have not been exciting since 2014 World Cup.
I'm not refuting your point. its apples to Oranges. Europe is starting to put more resources in women's soccer. This is the last dominate showcase for the Americans.
 

atatu

Hall of Fame
"Would you ask men not to run up the score and celebrate ?"

Fork yes I would , show a little class and respect, even if you want to run up the score because of the goal differential, don't do choreographed dances after scoring 13 goals. What an embarrassment.
 

Mongolmike

Hall of Fame
It's up to the opponent to stop the celebrating... play better defense, or score your own goals.

Blow outs happen all the time in international competitions...basketball, hockey have all had huge overmatches. Nobody complained about Rusdian hockey dominance or US basketball Dream Team blow outs. And l think there was a wee bit of celebration with those teams.

Non issue for the coach too. Go get `em girls!
 

atatu

Hall of Fame
It's up to the opponent to stop the celebrating... play better defense, or score your own goals.

Blow outs happen all the time in international competitions...basketball, hockey have all had huge overmatches. Nobody complained about Rusdian hockey dominance or US basketball Dream Team blow outs. And l think there was a wee bit of celebration with those teams.

Non issue for the coach too. Go get `em girls!
Really ? I don't remember Durant dancing around after dunking on some dude from China.
 

rushhr

Rookie
i'm discovering that i enjoy watching women's soccer SOO much more than men's. they're less theatrical with all the flopping and overall less violent. it's annoying to watch these grown men who are paid hundreds of millions whine and fake and showboat. with women's soccer it's just soccer and it's a joy to watch.
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
A joint venture by @Federer and Del Potro and @Poisoned Slice

Will anyone be watching the Women's World Cup? Who you got winning?






Time for the USA Women to show the USA Men how it's done...again.
Such a low class disgrace by driving up the blowout on the Thai team , then celebrating like they won the SB
No wonder why USA is so hated . I hope they lose. Total embarrassment
 
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