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This after a thumping, physical game featuring some rather dubious referee calls, which mostly turned out to be justified in retrospect. A lot of American fans are crying "justice", which is stupid; we got the benefit of just as many as they did. But the drama of a red card, a blocked penalty, which was then retaken and made!
And that tying goal was as good as you'll see at any level. Just an amazing ball in and a powerful header perfectly on target. A heartstopper.
There was another retaken penalty at the end, which favored us. It was in the end as spectacular a victory as I've ever seen.
If all UW Husky games were on ESPN3, I wouldnt even need to subscribe to cable TV.
NOTE: Its a shame the next game is on Wednesday Morning, no chance i'll be able to watch it.
I haven't watched a match but have been following it (Women's World Cup) on ESPN and in the sports' pages of the Seattle Times. I was quite surprised that they won. I thought Brazil the better team. Good on our US sisters. They should win though France & Japan are formidable.
I can sincerely put Hope Solo on the same level as Mike Ruzione right now. Hind sight may change my perspective but right now I'm reeling.
You can watch both tournaments, you know.
You're the most enthusiastic person I've come across with regards to the Copa América. I'm watching it in Buenos Aires & I was expecting it to be fantastic, on & off the pitch. But it's just one big damp squib. Argentina and Brazil are both unusually poor. The games have mostly been dull (thank god for Chile) & were 7 draws in the first 12 games.
Also, I reckon the Euros are a bigger tournament than the Copa América - more countries, more teams, more fans in the stadiums, more tv viewers & generally a higher standard of play, especially in this tournament.
At LEAST three better tourneys than Copa America:
1. Champions League
2. World Cup
Biggest shock of the tournament? The bags under Messi's eyes. He looks TERRIBLE.
@7 and @9 thank god for 3-2 red card wins!
Uruguay are far from doomed. I'd be surprised if they didn't qualify. Mexico have taken an understrength squad - next to none of the Gold Cup squad. I think it's their 2012 Olympic squad so under 22s with five overage players. A hell of a lot of the squad is uncapped at senior level.
Uruguay were much better than Mexico's full strength squad at the World Cup. I'm hoping they qualify as 2nd best 3rd place because I'll be watching their potential semi final in Montevideo.
But hey GO COLOMBIA!!! the colombians cant afford to lose, or theyll get killed when they go back home.
If Liverpool are the next champions champ of anything, with or without Suarez, I will take the "choicer challenge" with Hosni Mubarek in Tahir Square.
Pelotudos sounds like something bad. Do the Uruguayans know you call them that? They might come looking for you.
Venezuela is indeed top of their group, above Brazil and Paraguay. They just need to draw with Paraguay to go through. My Venezuelan cow orker says that when they drew 0-0 with Brazil, a country that had scored 26 unanswered goals on them in recent years, and never lost or drawn before, the entire country back home went bananas. National holiday. Now they're on the brink of putting Brazil out of the Copa. Hey, it's all on in a few minutes!
The pelotudos are the Argentinians. Pelotudo translates as hairy ball-bag & is used in a similar way to asshole. The Uruguayans are the little pelotudos, although pelotuditos would be a more eloquent way of denigrating a nationality. I don't get the reference to the ticos being hated; I just asked a genuine Argentine & they gave me the old roll-eye.
What's with the estadounidense way of using the third person singular to describe a football team? Venezuela are top of their group. Also, they've qualified for the quarter finals already, at the very worst as second-best third place, because the third place in group A can't finish with 4 points.
Hey how about River Plate getting demoted? Boca campeón, Boca Campeón....ha ha ha ha...
Prolly a Man city fan arent ya?
I'm definitely not a City fan. I don't have the requisite stone-washed denim for starters. http://bit.ly/nmAb7n
But Liverpool, mark my words, will have another poor season. Gerrard is finished, they've overspent on Andy Carroll & bought too many poor midfielders. Jordan Henderson = £20million of plop. Charlie Adam was a big fat fish in a little pond at Blackpool. He won't get given the time at Liverpool to do anything. He's also the oldest looking 25 year old since records began. Suarez does look a good buy but he's a right little hairy ball-bag.
Yeah I enjoyed seeing River go down. I've hated Passarella since he dropped Batistuta for having long hair so I was glad to see him in the president's swivel chair for that almighty fuck-up.
As a Spurs fan I rather take issue with sixth place being a "poor season". I think Liverpool is going to do well, but I am somewhat obligated to do so, being married to a Liverpool fan of 25 years standing. As a result I've developed a soft spot for them, in part because they are the opposite of Manchester United. I.e., pure evil.
Overpaying for Carroll doesn't matter if you have the cash, and they had it. Gerrard's never going to be the player he was but he's far from done. I think they'll be all right.
Now, what the hell is a Boludo? The internet just says "stupid person" but that could be anyone, couldn't it?
The money at the top of the premier league has entrenched very few teams where previously there was variety. It's sad to say that for a team who have spent as much as Liverpool & been used to earning champions league money, 6th place without qualifying for Europe can be classed as a poor season. My sympathies on marrying a Liverpool fan. I hope the Anfield pitch opens up & their players fall into a big hole.
But back on topic: the red card was a travesty. The US team got yanged for several offsides that weren't, while Brazil went merrily along offsides without a call over and over - including on the go-ahead goal in extra time (clearly offside; not a judgement call at all). The absurd play-acting of the Brazilian players was offensive: that last one should have gotten a red card, not a yellow.
I hate seeing a game go to PKs, but the fact is, Brazil deserved to lose. They played, not to win, but to "not lose", and that seldom works.