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    No more kneeling for the anthem I hear. Wonder what motivated that decision?

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    Re: Back to the important stuff....

    Quote Originally Posted by techman05 View Post
    No more kneeling for the anthem I hear. Wonder what motivated that decision?
    Dude you didn't get this memo? We defeated racism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Dawg View Post
    Dude you didn't get this memo? We defeated racism.
    Only problem is that it was replaced by sexism, age-ism, and any other “ism” you can imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techman05 View Post
    No more kneeling for the anthem I hear. Wonder what motivated that decision?
    Glad to see this. It did cause a rift in the team as Rapinoe remains an ardent lefty-leaning activist while others like Carli Lloyd have remained rooted in traditional patriotism. They did all set aside their political differences when it came time to focus on playing. The USWNT visited Normandy when in France for the 2019 World Cup. It made a visible impact on all of them, including Rapinoe, but the most out-spoken was Lloyd who embraced a US veteran, now 90+ years old, who stormed the beaches of Normandy. Lloyd said "what we do is play a game, they are the real heroes."

    Don't want this thread to get bogged down in politics, but it is obvious now that the commies have one of their own in the WH they don't see the need to stir up problems elsewhere. Soros has cut off funding...for now...of BLM/Antifa so we will see less riots and destruction from them. The Left wants to project an image of calm and "goodness" now, so national anthem protests are out of bounds.

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    Back to the important stuff...

    Greatness. In sports we, all of us, are fascinated, GRASPED! by greatness. You may not be familiar with the story of Phar Lap. He was an Australian-bred race horse, back in the 1930's, who exploded onto the international scene. The horse was "murdered" by the Mafia while in Mexico, poisoned, because they couldn't beat him on the track. The breeder of Phar Lap was interviewed by a newspaper sports' writer who said, "What do you make of all this fuss about Phar Lap's death? After all, he was JUST a horse." The man fumed, "He was NOT just a horse! He was the best!"

    Is Michael Jordan JUST another basketball player? What about Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, and others...just more baseball players?

    Well, you may not be a soccer fan, and some here hate women's sports in general, ahem. But, the truth is the USWNT has achieved a status of being the absolute best ever, and is adding to their legacy as one of the most successful, dominating teams, in any sport, of all time! I can't think of any team, men's or women's, in any sport that has dominated like this. Since FIFA sanctioned women's soccer there have been 8 World Cups. The US has won 4 titles and has reached the Final Four all eight times.

    Can this women's soccer team beat men's teams? NOPE! But then they don't have to. Many of us can watch the Olympics and cheer for the USA's women's track & field stars and be just as thrilled for them as we are for the men. Like this: USA breaks 4x100M Women's Records In London 2012 | The Olympics On The Record - YouTube

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    SWNT = GREATNESS

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    Re: Back to the important stuff....

    USWNT 6 Argentina 0

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    US Men's Team playing in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament. Beat Costa Rica 1-0 thanks mostly to our GK, with 9 saves and some stellar plays. All players have to be under 24 years old...and we looked like a young bunch out there. Next up, the Dominican Republic on Sunday, and then Mexico on Wednesday.

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    US 4 Dominican Republic 0

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    US 0 Mexico 1

    Costly, stupid turnover leads to cheap goal. This insistence in playing from the back has made the US too predictable and easy to defend. Then when you have teams, like Mexico, who like to apply high pressure it leads to give-aways in front of your goal. Bam! and the opposition says, thankyaverymuch.

    I understand what US Soccer, the association (the leadership) is trying to accomplish. But they are forcing the matter and not being flexible in matches. They can be regimented in training, in controlled scrimmages, not in international games with a lot at stake. The US men's team MUST qualify for the Olympics. This is crucial. We have not been in the Olympics since 2008. An entire generation of young players have missed the opportunity to participate in a "World Cup"-like international tournament. The extra practices, as a team, and then games against some of the world's very best teams is huge in player, and team, development.

    The US must win Sunday. Period.

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    It's the USMNT junior team, U23, that is trying to qualify for the Olympics. New rules for Olympics limits players to being under 24.*

    We get Honduras Sunday for all the marbles. It was Honduras that upset the US in 2016. So, it's a rematch. Mexico plays Canada in the other semi-final. Both semi winners automatically qualify for the Olympics since CONCACAF has two slots in the field in Tokyo this summer.

    Meanwhile, the USMNT senior team is playing some friendlies. Recently dispatched Jamaica 4-1. Plays Northern Ireland Sunday.



    *depending on when a player's birthday is, he can play if just turned 23.

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    US 1 Honduras 2

    Gave up two chinchy goals, one a dead giveaway, in the span of 2 minutes. Trailed 2-0, got one back on a Jackson Yuell rocket from 24 yards out, and stumbled/fumbled/crapped our pants on three really good chances after that and couldn't equalize. Another uninspiring effort from the coaches, the players, even the team trainers... So, third straight Olympics missed, and third straight major tournament missed, including the last World Cup.

    It is true this was really our "C" team at best as a core group of good, young players couldn't get a release from their clubs to play in this qualifying tournament. Unbelievably, that included 3 MLS clubs. Wow.

    The USMNT (senior) beat Northern Ireland 2-1, not an inspiring effort either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportdawg View Post
    LOL! That is the perception, for sure.

    But I tell people if you think it is all faking let a professional soccer player kick you in the shin, or stomp your instep. Not to mention bang heads with you. It hurts.

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