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The Soccer Thread (Version 9)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Webster, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    England shitting the bed in the extra time of the the Nations League semi-final. It's not coming home, even for a new trophy.
  2. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    LOL John Stones. Remember when he cost 48M pounds?
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Went to Target today. There was a four-way with all sorts of US soccer stuff on it, so I thought about getting my kiddo a jersey. That’s when I saw they were all Mia Hamm jerseys.

    She retired before my daughter was born. Not a single player currently on the USWNT was represented.
  4. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    USA just abusing Thailand. 7-0 in the 60th and could have been worse.
  5. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    It is getting worse.
  6. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Alex Morgan might score her sixth and seventh goals of the day on her way to the bus.

    13-0, U.S.
  7. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

    That's fucking horrible.
  8. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    If you are going to incentivize goal difference, not sure what you can do. Maybe a rule that anything above 6 goals is a plus 6 GD.
    jr/shotglass likes this.
  9. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

    Maybe have a 16-team World Cup until you can field 24 decent teams?
    justgladtobehere likes this.
  10. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    So many nincompoops out there comparing USWNT's output today with the USMNT's output the last few seasons. This was like the Patriots playing a high school team.
    JimmyHoward33 likes this.
  11. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    It is like the progress of women's basketball in the US. Some of the countries in this World Cup probably didn't allow women to play soccer 15 years ago. Complete mismatches are the price of progress in international sports, men's or women's. See Dream Team v. Angola 1992.
  12. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Precisely what I compared it to today. Women's soccer is deeper than it's ever been internationally, but it's still probably only 8-10 teams deep when it comes to truly competitive sides.
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