After the amazing win over Brazil we take on France in the semi finals.
USA! USA! USA!
I was just about to start this thread - good thing I checked first! Going to be a great day of soccer. Go USA, and go Sweden later on! Abby Wambach will not be stopped.
Surprisingly high amount of empy seats. I guess because it's a week day?
Also with the home side out, maybe the Germans are sad & staying home..
Hope Solo is amazing
As much fun and drama as that last game had i think i could settle for this being a boring old fashioined ass whooping. Lets go Ladies.
when you have to bail them out of two big ones in the same century. But you have to hand it to them on mayonnaise. Nice job Pierre.
Shouldnt france be wearing the white jerseys? It is after all the color of the flag they fly the most often.
Am I the only one that finds the "France is weak and will just surrender" jokes lame and childish?
They're one of our biggest allies and without them we'd all be British, yet whenever France is brought up we have to be so condescending about the WWs.
Yeah I'm right with you Tom. As someone who has a little French blood in me I bristle whenever someone says they are soft or cowards. You try living in between Germany and England and see how that works out for you.
I was studying abroad in England the past six months, and just so you know the British hate the French even more than us Americans do, so don't just blame Americans for stating that the French are weak and pansies. Pretty much every country hates France except the French.
I'm not blaming Americans so your post makes no sense to me. Thanks for the history lesson but I already knew the British don't like the French.
I replied to Tom not you, so I never said you were blaming Americans. Maybe if you didn't have that French blood in you then you might have noticed that.
You didn't reply to Tom. You replied to me.
No, you replied to Tom, and then I replied to Tom after you, hence my post being aligned with yours but under Tom's post. Maybe if you nicer in your first post I wouldn't have had to show you up twice and we could all have gotten along.
In the bottom right hand corner of every post there is a "reply" button. If you hit the reply button on one of my posts then you are replying to me.
Also, I was quoting one of my favorite old Miller High Life commercials. The French record in the last century speaks for itself.
don't just blame Americans for stating that the French are weak and pansies. Pretty much every country hates France except the French.
That's like saying that because MSU and OSU hate Michigan, everyone must hate Michigan. England and France are historic rivals, and the U.S., being a former English colony, has inherited some of their ancient prejudice. The rest of the British Isles - especially Scotland - are more favorable toward France and will root for them over England.
How ironic for you to make a point defending the French, being an American. Where are the French to defend themselves? Cowering from this thread, no doubt.
Ok, that's funny. Touche.
but thats why they are generally jokes, and seeing as we're competing against them i find it acceptable to make jokes at their expense during this time.
And on that note i want me some freedom fries.
The french fleet off Norfolk, VA was one of the big reasons that Cornwalis had to surrender to Washington to end the Revolutionary war.
So, they bailed us out too. They did it for their own reasons, but so did we during WWI and WWII.
Can watach online if you are at work off ESPN3 (if work allows it) or ATDHENET.tv
Enjoy the game
Lauren Cheney from a low cross from Heather Oreily in the 8th minute.
Beautiful run and set up! Good start, let's not waste the early goal like we did with Brazil...
That back heel touch up the sideline to spring the run was just perfect.
For your supplies and naval blockade at Yorktown against Cornwallis.
I really had no intentions of getting emotionally invested in this team but Saturday's game was just too awesome. I'm hooked now.
Anyone have a stream. espn3.com is not working.
This is the one I'm watching:
Others can be found here:
Or here (third link is the american feed):
Great start! I'm all for a big win, saving the dramatic flair for the finals on Sunday.
Oh, and just because every one of these threads apparently needs this type of response:
"Only losers watch soccer and women's sports suck"
France still pressing & creating chances, Hope will have to be sharp in this one. Their D, though, is seriously suspect.
sorry to be so snarky, but I can't really get behind the espn hype machine on this one
not a huge soccer fan...don't have much interest in womens soccer
of all the world sporting events this may interest me the least
rather watch tour de france
Isn't it rainy there
The crowd looked fine last time against Brazil so I assume it has to do with the inclement weather
Called it! Even coming from the guy with the goalie's name in his avatar.. We all know you're a Hope Solo fan.
Thanks for your opinion. Nobody cares.
I've never been a a soccer fan either but after watching the Brazil game(picked a good game to watch I guess) I'm all in
So we're 18 minutes in and Darke and Foudy are still talking about how "The US players enjoyed the win over Brazil, but now there's work to be done."
Misread your post. USA nearly scores there
French keeper not inspiring confidence with her challenges in the air.
Anyone else think Alex Morgan is the best looking one on the team?
I actually had this discussion with a buddy of mine. He agrees with you, I argued for Solo
Right on. I dig Hope plenty. That eyebrow piercing is hot.
Hope is Hot
Two thumbs up for Morgan! Though I can certainly understand all the love for Solo.