Why are Japan's blue?
OT: Soccer - Women's World Cup Final USA vs Japan Open Thread
Well, China has red, so Japan went blue?
I did mean uniforms: China has a red one.
And knowing is half the battle.
Sounds like an X-Men villain or a Japanese Beer. Either way, cool.
I like this weird line, which sounds like it was translated by the Zero Wing guy:
It was a time that the blue color took place, but the Federation had other intentions.
All your blue are belong to us?
In soccer, the home uniform can be dark, as in American football. I don't think there are any regulations about that, other than that a team must have home/away uniforms that are in two different colors.
As far as Japan goes, I think they always have a blue uniform. Some countries, for whatever reason, choose not to use their flag's colors for sports. For instance, Australia always wears yellow and green, and New Zealand wears black and white. And of course, the Netherlands wear orange.
Ando gets behind the D, but shoots right at Solo.
Though in the depiction's defense, it DOES look like the point of the scene where he's already been half dragged into the cage. (I wonder if they just used the top half of a Lego Man).
And everyone be sure to set your dvr for Lego Star Wars Special on TOON pemiering Friday at 7. (*public service announcement finished*)
Ball over the top to Ando, just a little too far, and Solo gets it.
I'm so scared. Get some goals :(
As the USA plays Japan in Germany. Hmmmm.....
I'm gonna miss that ESPN World Cup music.
Get the ball on net. That keeper for Japan clearly sucks.
Lauren Cheney out with right ankle injury.
Alex Morgan coming in for her!
Morgan so close!
How does that *not* happen?!
Are there less whistles/calls/flops in the women's game, do they commit less penalties, or has this just been a relatively clean game so far?
There are less flops. Fouls, it depends. Nigeria had a hackfest against Germany.
US gets a break on the offsides call, which wasn't.
Abby gets a header on frame, saved by Kaihori.
ALEX MORGAN!! ALEX MORGAN!!! OOOOOOOOOOO ALEX MORGAN!!!!!!!
If Hope Solo isn't available i'll take Alex Morgan... She's FINE!
Is working out.
US D can't clear the ball, Japan capitalizes.
These last seconds have been tense as fuck.
Why clear the ball in front of your goal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
O'Reilly crosses, neither Wambach nor Rapinoe get to it.
That was fast!
Sakaguchi from outside the box, wide left.
US pressuring, Japan defending, 2 minutes stoppage time.
Two 15-min periods, no golden goal.
here. we. go!
I've always thought soccer should liberalize substitutions when you get into extra time. Three subs is fine for a normal, 90-minute game, but now you're asking the teams to go for another 30 minutes.
Wambach finds Morgan, she shoots wide left.
ABBY WAMBACH IS FUCKING BEAST
What a perfect cross and Abby is so amazing using her head.
I love when soccer players who have just scored huge goals react with seconds of utter disbelief. It's such an event they can't even fathom what happened in order to celebrate
6 minutes, 16 minutes, 11 minutes, whateva.