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  1. oh canada

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    Gotta look at this from business perspective as well. Ellis can't cut all the "old" women bc those players are locked into $$ deals with Nike et al. If you think this doesn't play a factor then you don't understand corporate sponsorships and partnerships. Ellis is stuck trying to morph a team of mostly mediocre-skilled players (though fast and hard working) into a skill-based playing team. Not going to work unless a different type of player is developed and chosen, similar to the players we are now seeing light up the field for pick your country (england, france, netherlands, spain, colombia, canada, mexico...).
     
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    Nonsense.
     
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    I heard that she is back and I am happy for it. Those guys need a player like her. Fleming is on another level and makes everyone around her better. My only critique is that she isn't selfish enough at times. She literally never stops working.
     
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    The US wasn't better than the field 30 years ago. The fact that you want to take the field against one team shows that even you know the US hasn't been passed by (yet).
     
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    Everyone has opinions, yours are obviously different than mine. I thought Alex Morgan did a lot of great work off the ball as well as with the ball. While Mallory Pugh had some awesome moments in the last game, she seemed a bit out of sorts at times with several out of character poor first touches.
     
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    In the England game she was the best player in the game. As she gets older she will be a force to reckon with. She can do so many things and she is still learning.
     
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    France played with a completely different team than they did vs England. The U.S. was flat vs France, and made too many turnovers in their own end that led to transition attacks.

    Against England the U.S. dominated most of the game, but couldn't finish. 62% possession advantage, with England not even getting a shot on goal until late in the 2nd half.
     
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    Ms. Pugh did have some of the best plays of the game. I was just surprised at a the number of 5 yard first touches she had in that game. When she was on, she was great, but to me she just seemed not quite full strength at times when compared to some of her other games. I would personally pick Davidson as US player of the game against England (and possibly the tournament). I watched every US game and was encouraged by what I saw. The performance on the field coupled with the depth of the players that are currently injured like Ertz and Lavelle seem to paint a brighter picture for the USWNT's near future than many predict. Then again, what do I know. I never played the game at a high level.
     
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    That’s a good problem. ;)
     
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    Does Macario's getting called up to play for the U23's in the Thorns Spring Invitational mean anything in regard to her USWNT eligibility? Or is it irrelevant as they are just scrimmages against pro teams? I don't know how she looked in the first match yesterday but see she got the only goal for the US.
     
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    That would be great for the US if she can play for the USWNT. I do not know what her desires are however. The fact that she is not playing for the Brazilian NT is interesting. In my opinion she could make either team.
     
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    In the writers defense, I think you are confused. The US did dominate possession against France (US 58% v. France 42% - http://www.espn.com/soccer/matchstats?gameId=501087). The US was dominated by Germany when it came to possession (US 43% v. Germany 57%) http://www.espn.com/soccer/match?gameId=501088.
     
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    Fair enough, I was wrong on the "possession" numbers. I was not wrong on the games. Germany had very few quality chances against the US and was lucky they didn't lose by more than a goal. France on the other hand made many good chances and the US was lucky to tie that game.
     
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    US needs to figure out goalie spot, Naeher makes huge fundamental mistakes in almost every game.
     
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    Free for all in Houston in the first half.....
     
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    I thought the Mexican team looked very good.
    Probably because most of them are American.
    Big congrats to #18 on her first goal for El Tri.
     
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    They should tighten that rule up maybe.
     
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    Nah...this way at least a few more deserving kids get a chance to continue chasing their dreams.
    It's all good.
     
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