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Jun 28 2015
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France vs Germany should have been a finals matchup just as much. That quarterfinals game will be the best level/quality of play we see between two teams at this WC...unless it’s Germany vs Japan in a final who both look good. Or if the US can somehow find their passing and technical skill. Or Ellis finds some Read more

Jun 28 2015
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Except that the US hasn’t looked great and can barely connect passes together the way Japan has. Japan has looked very good either way. The US looked better offensively vs China but China parks the bus and is content with sitting back. I mean, I wouldn’t bother trash talking the Japanese yet unless Jill Ellis can get Read more

Jun 24 2015
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But that’s the point I’m making...

The women’s game has a lot to catch up on and now we finally see coaches being tactical like they do in the men’s game. And actually teaching that instead of relying on one or 2 players and their individual skill to win games. It’s not really fair to compare it to the men’s game right Read more

Jun 24 2015
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Everybody knows Jill Ellis’ diary is just “longball it to Rapinoe, Morgan or Wambach”

Jun 24 2015
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Then they’ll be severely disappointed when they tune into Jill Ellis’ nonexistent tactics if they have to play the likes of Germany.

Jun 23 2015
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Granted Japan has been strong for years but how can people say the women’s game isn’t improving? They’re just such a joy to watch once again. Technically gifted, methodical and so calm in possession. And the Netherlands had some great spells of play. A young, inexperienced team with a bright future I think. Not a bad Read more

Jun 23 2015
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I appreciate Wambach but her ego is partially responsible for why they won’t win this WC. And I have no doubt her voice had a lot to do with selections at camp.

Jun 23 2015
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Geez. I love the team but they’re reputation is growing and growing as world class whiners.

Jun 21 2015
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Each tournament has been better than the last. At least for me when I go back and watch each match and previous WC highlights. Certainly the play isn’t that impressive overall & I agree with that - but it has improved. And it’s not necessarily the same old teams improving. Do I expect the likes of Norway or the Read more

Jun 21 2015
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I understand what you’re saying but the things you’re complaining about are necessary growing pains in the women’s game. Expanding to more teams also means necessary growing pains. Some of the play and level isn’t great but it has to happen in order to move the game forward. It will take decades to catch up the Read more

Jun 21 2015
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I think your question is more difficult to answer because there’s just so much going on in the background with women’s football & the US program - then it all snowballs. But my comments below are specifically about the US program.

I watch quite a bit of the French Division 1 league because I’m a big PSG Feminine Read more

Jun 21 2015
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2019 is going to be interesting now that certain programs are working toward technical ability instead of relying on invidivual skill. And actually developing a combination of both (i.e. Germany & France). While other programs may fall behind. Brazil might be one of them if they don’t work towards a better youth Read more

Jun 16 2015
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Great piece, Katy.

And I have to say that being a caregiver is one the most difficult jobs on the planet. It’s a role that’s often forgotten about in any illness. So if you’re caring for a loved one this is a reminder to also take some time for yourself so you don’t burn out. You’re good to no one if you aren’t looking Read more

Jun 13 2015
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Not to discredit Colombia’s awesome display but France wouldn’t mind being second since it means an easier path.

Jun 11 2015
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You’re already getting ahead of yourself here. We can’t even assume they’ve been in contact with a woman on a daily basis that isn’t their mother or sister.

Jun 11 2015
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I’m surprised you thought it was a great idea to press send on this thought.

Jun 9 2015
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Yes I agree. I think even before college. As I said in my previous post, Jessie Fleming (17 years old) on Canada is a good example of that. Has played in a U-17 WC, U-20 WC & was subbed on in Canada’s opener on the weekend all in a span of a year. Still in high school. But even when US Soccer scouts players in U14, Read more