Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Defense Rules

The USA's 1-0 win over Brazil was deserved as the Americans had more of the game, but neither team gave the other any room to play in midfield. The USA's ball-winning, the tackling on the ground and headers in the air, was first rate. The Americans doubling on the ball was also good and the Brazilian forwards rarely looked as if they could get behind the U.S. backs. Still, give credit to Brazil for intense, scrappy defense as well, making it very tough for the USA to possess the ball in the attacking half. In the end, the win gives puts the USA in the driver's seat for a spot in the championship game. A win or a tie against Italy on June 19 (5 p.m. local / 4 a.m. ET) will be enough to send the USA to its second straight title game at the Peace Queen Cup. Since Brazil and Australia play before the USA (2 p.m. local) on Thursday, the Americans will know the result before kicking off against Italy. If Brazil and the Matildas happen to tie, the USA will be in the final before a ball is even kicked in the Italy game.

11 comments:

Kylie said...

Good win over Brazil!
My friends and I were just wondering..why did Solo have to wear a men's jersey with the numbers tape on the back?

Mirela said...

great job defenders and great win!!

yeah what was up with hope solo's shirt...wasnt that the men's jersey? anyone know why she wore it?

Thanks

superfan said...

Congratulations to all the TEAM from the Crazy 88! Great game last night! Hope Carly and Christie are doing better. Kudos to Abby for a marathonic performance. We will be tuning into a betting website to follow the italy game. What happened with Hope's uniform?

KNU50 said...

Congrats Team USA...way to tough it out against Brazil. You play for each other with pride for the red, white, and blue. GO USA!!!

KNU50 said...

Bloggers, you don't have to post this, but I really appreciate the effort you put in to keeping us updated. Keep up the humor, good work, and if you're ever in Phoenix, the coffee is on me. Thank you:)

Kylie said...

In case anyone was wondering,
Someone in my facebook group found a picture of the USWNT GK coach, and his jersey is the same style and color Hope wore and she pointed this out.
So...was it his? It would make sense since a GK coach's jersey wouldn't have numbers (enabling Hope or someone to tape her number on the back) and why the team would randomly have a men's jersey on hand...
Doesn't exactly clarify why Hope had to wear it, but it does clear some things up...
Alright, I think I'm done posting things for a while, I feel kind of obsessive now...

MARDELLE said...

6-17-08
Great game ladies watched on "Pandora TV/Live. It wasn't in English so I had the MatchTracker half way up the screen so I could read what was going on.
Sorry about all the injuries but your defense was awesome. :)

MARDELLE said...

6-17-08
Great game ladies watched on "Pandora TV/Live. It wasn't in English so I had the MatchTracker half way up the screen so I could read what was going on.
Sorry about all the injuries but your defense was awesome. :)

Drboomersoc said...

I think I saw somewhere that there was some random site to watch the peace queen cup.. the last one anyways.

Does anyone know a site that I can?

said...

I hope Hope Solo sent the jersey to me :D and that is why she was wearing a men's jersey.

btw, why can't we find Hope's real GK jersey in shops or on the internet. I defitnely would buy one!

GO WNT!

Meredith said...

One of the sponsers pandora tv is airing the games. you can download the player for free
here: http://download.pandora.tv/

not all games are aired live. the tv schedule can be found by going here:

http://pqcup.peacecup.com/eng/

click the tab tournaments and then groups and teams


The game v italy is delayed until the 20th at 7pm

If you cannot keep your eyes open for matchtraker you can actually open the player at anytime and look at the archives by going here:
http://matchtracker.ussoccer.com/