Tuesday, August 12, 2008

What A Night

How did the U.S. team go into tonight's match in second place in the group with a minus-1 goal difference while Norway was in first place and had a plus-three, and at the end of the night, the USA was in first with a plus-three and Norway was in second with minus-1? Well, in an ode to Curb Your Enthusiasm...WE FLIPPED IT! You Larry David fans know what we're talking about. Go figure. But that is the wild, wacky, live on the razor's edge world of Olympic women's soccer. And to the Japanese...Arigatou gozaimasu! We told you they were darn good. The U.S. team is asleep right now and the Blog will soon be as well. The team is leaving in the morning for Shanghai, so we'll check in from China's most vibrant city (we think, outside of Beijing of course) tomorrow.

21 comments:

MARDELLE said...

8-12-08

AWESOME is all I have to say, what a game ladies you did your country proud.!!! :)

Sarah said...

Well done ladies!....thank you for that win on my birthday!

benny206 said...

YYYYYEEEEESSSSSS!!! Nice job team! So happy to hear/see that...

Take it to Germany and keep the fire alive. Maybe the first 5 mins of the Norway opener was a blessing in disguise.

peace
BZ

Krista said...

Awesome job girls!!! Congrats on the great win and advancement. GO USA!!

orangeruelas said...

Great Job ladies!!! Keep it up, we are cheering for all of you from the states.

Pete said...

Where can we see the Highlights & the Goals? Not up on Studio 90???

Pete said...

Here, I Found video highlight site:

http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/player.html?assetid=0812_sd_fbw_us_l0266&channelcode=sportfb

zoe said...

wow, what a great game!! i am so happy to see the united states score some goals. also, i think we need to give a big thanks to the japanese! what a great game they played.

i was actually unable to watch the game so does anyone have a video of the goals or highlights? i would love to see them.

go usa!

Katie said...

I'm SO happy they finished the group round in first! i was so excited when i watched the game even though it was 2 in the morning!

Gurpal Dosanjh said...

I call that a gold medal performance!

Impedient said...

Well done well done.

Bring on the quarter-finals against Canada!

Emily(LOVES US SOCCER) said...

good game ladies! i was impressed! :D still think we could do better though! woohoo! lets go USA!!

KNU50 said...

Team. Country. World....On to the 1/4s...WIN USA!!!!

Lauren said...

Congratulations to the ladies for a brilliant game this morning! It was well worth getting up too early for the game (I woke up at 2 by mistake) and for watching the game at 4:45am! Great goals to HAO, A Rod, Ange, and Tarps. It was pretty brillaint!! CONGRATULATIONS and GO USA!

zoe said...

sorry, i dont live in the united states. is there a way for me to see the highlights out of the us?

JStats said...

WOW.....Well done ladies :-D

benny206 said...

Whoops....I thought we would end up facing Germany w/ the 1st place finish. But nope, it's Canada. Even better! Great work ladies...

Chalupe, somebody in Seattle loves you :) So glad you were able to get back for the group clincher!

Zoe (poster) - check out that nbcolympics.com/video/ page for highlights...you can find recaps or the full game and the pic quality is great!

This final hour before the Men's game is the toughest! I'm glad the women start at 3am on Friday AM...for some reason, that's easier cause I know I can sleep a few hours. 2am games make it a tough call...I'm staying up for this one tonight. WORKING day jobs SUX! Can't risk the deep sleep and missing anything tho. Can't trust the DVR! peace everyone.

zoe said...

thanks benny206 for the link. it didn't work though because i do not live in the united states. i wish they had highlights on youtube!!

good luck against canada usa!!

Finlands finest said...

W-O-W! Go USA Women's Olympic team. YOU ROCK!

moedscha said...

I'm actually from Germany but I have to say "I LOVE the US WNT"! They play such an amazing soccer. I like it better than how the Germans play! :) I hope to see the US in the final against Germany so I'll get a chance to watch them play during the Olympics AND of course.... to see the US win! :)

Kylie said...

I know this is kind of late, but I've had no time to be on the computer!
I was so lucky I got to watch the last 70 minutes of the game because I had conditioning from 6-7 and 9-10:30 and the game fit perfectly between those 2 practices!
Anyway, AMAZING game...I was screaming at the TV in my dorm lounge and got quite a few odd looks here and there.
I knew that the US would come out on top-I've been defending them since the last WWC-and that if anyone could overcome that insurmountable goal differential, it was our WNT!

The team that took the field against New Zealand was the team we have been watching (and missing) from this past year, it's great to see the team come together and gel at such an important time.

GREAT game, and I look forward to watching the next game!!!!

GO USA