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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:25 pm 
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I'm surprised there isn't a thread for this yet-so who all saw the USA vs. Brazil game today? That may have been one of the most heart-wrenching/thrilling game I've ever seen. Also Erika: should have gotten all of the red cards. That was one of the dirtiest moves. I wasn't even rooting for the USA at the beginning of this game, but man did they deserve it!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:26 pm 
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Yes! And the game was in my town. (I still watched on TV though.)


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I missed the game and Im so bummed because it seemed AWESOME! I'm glad the US ladies pushed through for such an awesome win!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:49 pm 
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I never watch sports, but my roommate does and she had the game on. I was enraptured! Clearly I just needed to give women's sports a chance.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:47 pm 
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Oh my god I loved this game so much. It bums me out a little that there isn't the mania surrounding the women's World Cup as there is the men's, especially because the US Women's team is SO AMAZING. Also, I get really emotional and scream at the TV and scare my cats. I may have gotten something in my eye after the final kick.

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I'm disappointed (in the world) that I didn't know about the Women's World Cup. I may not like playing sports, but watching soccer is riveting. I'll have to watch!

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As someone who's grown up watching (and playing) soccer, yesterday's game against Brazil was one of the most riveting and emotionally tiring games I've ever watched. It irks me that there is practically no media coverage for the Women's World Cup- it's pure sports entertainment!

I'm not gonna lie--I miss the old 91ers--but the US team still kicks asparagus. If I didn't have respect for Hope Solo before yesterday's match, I sure do now!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:18 am 
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Anyone who missed it can watch the replay on ESPN's site: http://espn.go.com/sports/soccer/worldcup2011/. Even knowing the outcome it's fun to watch.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:43 am 
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I almost cried when our girls got beaten up by the Japanese on Saturday. Now I cant decide for whom I should cheer, so I'm not watching it anymore. *sadface*


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:37 pm 
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BluePlasticStraw wrote:
Oh my god I loved this game so much. It bums me out a little that there isn't the mania surrounding the women's World Cup as there is the men's, especially because the US Women's team is SO AMAZING. Also, I get really emotional and scream at the TV and scare my cats. I may have gotten something in my eye after the final kick.


Totally agree! It's especially disappointing to me that my country's men's national team won the men's World Cup last year but that are women's team has never even qualified for the women's World Cup-pretty disgraceful.

Has anyone been watching the Copa América too, btw? I just started watching the matches this week. Argentina played beautifully last night, though it was a pretty one-sided game-Costa Rica just wasn't even in the same league. I'm watching Chile vs. Peru right now, looking forward to the Mexico vs. Uruguay game later.


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 Post subject: Re: World Cup Thread
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:45 pm 
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I was really PO'd that the women's cup game was not even broadcast here, so i only know what i heard on an interview on NY radio-- that apparently brazil played dirty? the men's prelims have had the country closed down, but nobody even knew the women were playing. burns me up, since most of the women on the BR team train with men's teams, and if the women played on our official national team, we might actually get ourselves out of the garbage can and start playing games that are actually INTERESTING to watch-- maybe even win once in a while. i watched the men vs. venezuela, i guess, last week? and it was so boring that the high point was when a dog ran on the field.
and don't get me started on FIFA. I spit in their general direction (and on the cup too, what a waste of money).
/rant by someone who USED to love brazilian football and now can only find interesting games in under-20 leagues.....

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:28 pm 
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Didn't we have one of these last year?
Have they started with the one for 2014 already?


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 Post subject: Re: World Cup Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:07 am 
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Maarschmellow wrote:
Didn't we have one of these last year?
Have they started with the one for 2014 already?


That was the Men's World Cup.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:13 am 
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jerusha wrote:
I almost cried when our girls got beaten up by the Japanese on Saturday. Now I cant decide for whom I should cheer, so I'm not watching it anymore. *sadface*


Now I feel like a jerk, I'm rooting for Japan.

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 Post subject: Re: World Cup Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:52 pm 
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Man, this final should be an awesome game!


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 Post subject: Re: World Cup Thread
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:16 am 
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Maarschmellow wrote:
Didn't we have one of these last year?
Have they started with the one for 2014 already?


Women play soccer too and have their very own World Cup. Not that you'd know it by the media attention.

The finals are today at 2PM EST. The freaking final is not even playing on network TV. I don't have cable to watch in on ESPN so I have to watch it online. Grrrr

Anyway, go USA!!

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 Post subject: Re: World Cup Thread
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:11 pm 
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I know, it kills me that this isn't on network television, considering that the Men's World Cup final was and the US wasn't even playing in that game.

I'm honestly rooting for Japan, but that was a great goal that the US just got in. I won't be too disappointed if they win.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:36 pm 
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I know, it kills me that this isn't on network television, considering that the Men's World Cup final was and the US wasn't even playing in that game.

I'm honestly rooting for Japan, but that was a great goal that the US just got in. I won't be too disappointed if they win.


Tied now! Exciting. I'm going for Japan as well.

And its on CBC, whoo!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:13 pm 
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this game is unreal! both sides have been playing amazing, it's a shame it's gotta come down to PKs.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:22 pm 
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JAPAN!!!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:29 pm 
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that game was AMAZING. CONGRATULATIONS JAPAN!!!!


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*sigh* Oh, USA.... Those penalty kicks... No words...


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Oh geeze what a heartbreaker. Japan earned it with some great play at the end of regular and overtime. Shame about all those missed shots in the first 20 minutes; the US could have had an easier time of it without unforced errors.

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I'm bummed that the U.S. didn't win, but I'm not pissed or anything. Japan outplayed us and I admit it, I'm a Sawa fangirl. I love her.


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I am reappropriating this old Women's World Cup thread for the 2014 Men's Cup. Anyone planning to travel to see the games?
I have to say, the vaaaaaaaast majority of people here in Brazil are more or less filled with trepidation about how this is going to go. Crime, unfinished stadiums, everybody in the goddamn country on strike (including the police AND immigration control/federal police, jesus on a tricycle) is what we apparently have to look forward to. I'm a consular outreach volunteer and I have to say (off the record, haha) that I am nervous. Really nervous. And my city will have fewer crime and infrastructure problems than the rest of the country will, from what it seems.
Everyone keeps saying, well, China pulled off the Olympics and South Africa pulled off the Cup, so surely we'll be able to. That's not the best supporting argument I've heard.

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