posted on Jul, 2 2019 @ 04:20 PM
a reply to: shooterbrody
I got to watch the whole second half... oh my!!
England tied it up at 20. I walked in with US 2 - 1.
Talk about pressure! Lionesses with possession poured it on (some questionable play that was not called, like running roughshod over Lloyd more than
twice), but was a question of finishing. And England couldn’t get it done.
First, an offside (VAR, again...) that was a correct call as the ball was served in onside then passed to an offside position.
Then... WTH/F???!!! It is called “incidental contact”! A player swings back to kick the ball and hits another... that’s the definition! Anyway,
a penalty... oh snarf! The ball, weakly hit, doesn’t even bounce! Hope Solo never looked so good doing the same! And as those kids say...
No harm, no foul (except it was a yellow).
Then the clock and frustration took over as England got a second yellow and went down to ten. And as my coach, who barely spoke English said,
“manage the clock” (luckily I speak crappy Spanish so I was team translator. ... I still remember coach crying after we lost, a second time, to
the city winners... oh our little battles won and lost!!)
The USWNT needs opponents like this. And they did it without Rapinoe.
On to the final! And England, a great run, nothing to cry over. It hurts now but you are better winners now (less short tugging and running players
over... more of The Beautiful Game!!)
May Ned v Swe be as good!