USA vs Netherlands Finals Women's World Cup Open Thread

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

Shalom, and thanks, BC, for posting.

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Blackcoffee's picture

One of the starting forwards for the Dutch played her college futbol at Alabama. Said it was what helped her to become as good a player as she is today.

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

Those Dutch players are tough. They basically outlasted Sweden in a muggy semifinal. And they can tackle like nobody's business.

Go Yanks.

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USArmyBuckeye's picture

I’m hoping our ladies run away with it in a Thailand-like fashion but sadly, that just isn’t going to happen. I’ve admittedly only watched one or two of the Netherlands games so far, but they have beat quite a few very good teams (obviously, I suppose, since they are in the final). That said, hopefully our crew comes in mentally and physically ready to go the distance against a solid squad! Murika!

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OSU56's picture

Good Luck to the ladies today over Netherlands. 

Enjoying daily the 62-39 ttun beatdown.

 

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Blackcoffee's picture

The game against France was the true test for this team. Just do not think the Dutch can stack up. Of course, the girlfren is giving me some looks that could kill bout now.

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Blackcoffee's picture

She will be watching at her house.

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

A House Divided?

Don't get over-caffeinated now.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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dubjayfootball90's picture

I am gearing up for the game, and the wife is close to going into labor. Got all our bags packed and waiting by the door. So no matter what, I am feeling like today is going to be a win regardless!

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

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dubjayfootball90's picture

Thank you. And good luck to your house division today with the game!

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Hovenaut's picture

Best wishes, Dubjay!

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NHBuckeye's picture

Congrats Dubjay!

Fields of Dreams

 

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

Best wishes, Dubjay! Let us know how the delivery goes.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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dubjayfootball90's picture

Thank you good sir. Will do

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Braxton2Devin's picture

Team is better/more fluid without Rapinoe on the pitch

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

I wonder if Megan will be in the lineup for today's match. She was nursing a strained hamstring, according to reports when she sat out against England.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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allinosu's picture

Agreed. My wife and I watched every minute of every game including games not USA. The USA is a better team with Press and Lloyd (especially on defense)than Rapinoe and Morgan. Morgan got most of her goals in one game and has been a turnover machine(and flopping) since. Lloyd and Press fight for it on defense. 

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NHBuckeye's picture

Let's do this!  Go ladies!  

Fields of Dreams

 

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Seattle Linga's picture

UV all around - I love this game.

Team USA all the way.

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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BuckInChicago's picture

I BELIEVE!

I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN!

After a late night flight back to Cali last night I made sure to be up for it this morning!  Let's go USA!  

"Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it." Woody Hayes

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allinosu's picture

Well, past 12minutes and no score. Big win for the Dutch.

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Cooper's picture

The Dutch have put together some great defensive tactics. Props to them, the U.S. hasn’t figured out any creative ways to break through.

This is definitely where I parked my car.

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

Now 26 minutes and no goal. Stout defense by the Dutch.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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BuckInChicago's picture

The women have had some good set corner pieces, would have been nice to bury that one.

"Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it." Woody Hayes

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Seattle Linga's picture

Yup - they missed a real good opportunity. 

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Only way the Dutch score is on a counter or our mistake. They are solid and we will struggle to score, but they won’t out possess and play through us. 

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RollRedRoll's picture

You are completely correct. I do like the Dutch goalie though, she controls the defense in front of her very well.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Chance after chance - it's gonna happen.

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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allinosu's picture

This is the way it has been for the Dutch. Opponents get keep knocking on the door so close over and over then the Dutch score late.

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BuckInChicago's picture

Ugh, what a series.... getting closssssse.  Just gotta watch the Flying Duthwomen in transition since they're dropping everyone back to the 18yds.

"Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it." Woody Hayes

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RollRedRoll's picture

This Dutch goalie is amazing. 

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BuckInChicago's picture

Yep that was a foul...

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BuckInChicago's picture

Well, both plays that happened there... only the US should have had a free kick from 26 yards out initially.  

"Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it." Woody Hayes

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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

20 yards out. I think we aren’t getting much whistle. 

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BuckInChicago's picture

haha you are correct, I need coffee

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Blackcoffee's picture

Ok this ref officially stinks

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

Five corners by the Yanks, but no joy yet. 43 minutes.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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Braxton2Devin's picture

Why is it that the women's soccer game largely consists of long balls and crosses? Even the disparity in athleticism between genders should have no affect on build-up/stylistic play.

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

+2 minutes extra time, and a NASTY head-to-head collision.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Great chances. Gotta capitalize and can’t let them counter like that. That was an interesting no call for Lavelle.

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

0-0 at the half.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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dubjayfootball90's picture

That head to head collision was rough. O’hare went straight backwards. Looked scary, and the Dutch goalie is legit man

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

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Hovenaut's picture

Tough half for both, looks like we're in for a wild second.

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allinosu's picture

Huge victory for the Dutch to go in tied.

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BuckeyeChief's picture

Stout defense so by by the Dutch. Too many blown chances by The USWNT. Gotta get some shots to drop.

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bobsegersilverbulletband's picture

Not a big soccer fan but this ref appears to have swallowed her whistle...at least when it seems to me the USA player is fouled, Assuming I know a foul.

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Cooper's picture

For the love of everything that is holy... Jill Ellis, please bring on Horan. 

This is definitely where I parked my car.

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BuckeyeChief's picture

For the record, I am NOT happy they took Mushu out of the story!

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O-H-I-Owe-U's picture

Was really impressed by Alex Morgan's touch and left footed shot at 40 minutes. Don't typically see the ladies generate that much juice on a shot. Go USA.

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GulfCoastBuck's picture

Press in for Rapinoe against tired Dutch defensive legs will equal goals

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Seattle Linga's picture

The way this game is trending - it's just a matter of time until the ladies catch a break and find the back of the net. 

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Blood on the field

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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Kangarooman's picture

Not a soccer person, but have the passes by our offense been off all game? Or do I not know what im talking about.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Becky S is our best defender 

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

Profile, Megan!

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

That was a critical penalty and mistake by the Dutch. They do seem to be tiring.

Run 'em into the ground, Yanks.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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BuckInChicago's picture

BOOMAGE

"Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it." Woody Hayes

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KBonay's picture

Dutch been livin on the edge with fouls. 

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

Insurance GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLL!

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

69th minute. USA 2, Netherlands Nil.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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RollRedRoll's picture

The Dutch are  tired now and they can’t just sit back in a defensive shell. This could get ugly if the US keeps pushing 

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Hovenaut's picture

That was a great shot by Lavelle.

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KBonay's picture

She’s a fantastic, underrated player

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Eddie27Zeke15's picture

She’s awesome.  Excited to watch her play for a long time.  So creative.  What a finish.

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BuckInChicago's picture

Money!!!!!  Nice bit of possession and got love that left foot!

"Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it." Woody Hayes

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BuckInChicago's picture

She has played brilliantly... the left side of the US defense has been great.

"Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it." Woody Hayes

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Seattle Linga's picture

Come on ladies - missed a great opportunity there.

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

+5 minutes extra time. Yanks still up by 2.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

Outstanding finish, USA!

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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Lifetime45's picture

That Nike commercial was fucking awesome. 

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Blackcoffee's picture

Boom! Great open thread! Great win! Go Bucks!

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allinosu's picture

Jill Ellis must have something against Lloyd. Why else would you keep one of the best players in the world on the bench unless you are a fool.

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GareBear's picture

Yeeeeeessss! Take that not USA! 

"Because I couldn't go for three." - Woody Hayes

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Seattle Linga's picture

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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BuckInChicago's picture

What a game and Cup, way to go ladies!!

"Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it." Woody Hayes

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allinosu's picture

I was a great tourney. My wife and I know a lot of names of other teams now. We were hoping Press would get a goal after losing her mother a few months ago.

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Braxton2Devin's picture

God that match hurt my eyes...

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USArmyBuckeye's picture

I feel like this may be a trap and I probably should just let it go, but I’m curious enough. What exactly hurt your eyes?

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sharks's picture

What a team. Great role models for young girls

A man got to have a code...

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Cooper's picture

So proud of those women. I’ll definitely have to check out Rose Lavelle play for the Washington Spirit when I move down there in a month.

This is definitely where I parked my car.

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Rocket Man's picture

Here's a shoutout to Ohioan Rose Lavelle (from Cincinnati, Mount Notre Dame grad -- my daughter's school).

Great goal and great play in the World Cup.

Varys: I've always hated the bells. They ring for horror, a dead king, a city under siege. 
Tyrion: A wedding. 
Varys: Exactly.

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BBQ_Fan's picture

That was a Big Time goal she made!

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