timid sparrow “But when I read an article about running up the
score, I definitely think about BYU”Says a fan of a program
that “practices” onside kicks while up 50 points
Sad Rob,"But when I read an article about running up the score,
I definitely think about BYU-P."Yeah, games like this remind of
how weak that team in red in men's basketball is too, so weak BYU had no
choice but to win by double digits two years in a row. They sure are great
memories aren't they? Now, for decades to come when
Women's World Cup records are mentioned, I'll always remember those
fond 80k two dominant losses to a team far superior. Ah, the good old days these
will one day be... *tears*
@mr. Boris"When I read an article about soccer I don't
think about the Utes..."Likewise, when I read an article about
soccer I don't think about BYU-P.But when I read an article
about running up the score, I definitely think about BYU-P.
@Brave Sir Robin "Obviously a little education on international soccer is
needed.At that level, a team is only allowed 3 subs per game, total.
And once you leave, you can't reenter. So I don't know why you think
the U.S. "substituted quite a bit" - I assure you, they only used their
3 allotted. And, because of the limited subs, 8 of your 11 starters are going to
play the entire game, so your point about injuries is moot."I
played soccer in high school and 2 years in West Germany with a club team, so
I'm familiar with the game. The US used their maximum number of
substitutions, so I would call that "quite a bit". My point about
injuries was aimed mainly at Alex Morgan. She's playing in her 3rd WC and
is the best scoring threat on the US team. Did they really need to leave her
in?? I don't think so, but maybe you know coaching strategies I
@Husker2"1) The U.S. substituted quite a bit but they did leave
some of their best players in the whole game, which was obviously unnecessary.
Thankfully, none of them got injured."Obviously a little
education on international soccer is needed.At that level, a team is
only allowed 3 subs per game, total. And once you leave, you can't reenter.
So I don't know why you think the U.S. "substituted quite a bit" -
I assure you, they only used their 3 allotted. And, because of the limited subs,
8 of your 11 starters are going to play the entire game, so your point about
injuries is moot.
You can score goals, you just don't need to celebrate like a fool. And
substitutions are limited in soccer so the US didn't substitute that much
because it's not allowed.And the way Ute fans find a way to
include a comment about BYU in every article is as embarrassing as the soccer.
Just more proof how the Utes might be in the PAC 12 but they will always be the
little brother in this state. When I read an article about soccer I
don't think about the Utes because my indifference towards the Utes is so
great that the Utes never even cross my mind. Unlike many Ute fans who are so
obsessed with BYU that they literally can't go a day without talking about
BYU. Now that's embarrassing.
There is honor in scoring a goal at the World Cup, and cause for celebration.
A couple things I noticed about the game:1) The U.S. substituted
quite a bit but they did leave some of their best players in the whole game,
which was obviously unnecessary. Thankfully, none of them got injured.2) The goal celebrations once the game was obviously out of hand were
ridiculous. An average high school boys soccer team would beat Thailand and a
good high school boys soccer team would beat the U.S. There is no honor in
humiliating a clearly inferior opponent.
Sad Rob, this is soccer article. Leave your addiction to BYU elsewhere. Good
grief!I changed my mind. I listened to the players and they said
they've dreamed of playing and scoring in the World Cup and you get few
chances to. When you do it really means a lot. They also felt it
would show disrespect to play keep away from their opponent and appear soft, so
they just attacked. This is the best of the best so play your best. I no longer feel bad about such a high score.
@Mr. Boris"And there are ways to slow down the scoring when you
are up by that much as well."Ways like, say, putting your
starting quarterback back in the game so he can break an NCAA record with his
team up 35 points in the 4th quarter?It's ironic to see BYU-P
fans calling out others for running up the score.
The ranking of teams in the group stage for this World Cup is determined by
points obtained in all group matches (three for a win, one for a draw, zero for
a loss), then (if there is a tie) goal difference (the difference between goals
for and goals against) in the group stage, then by total goals in the group
stage. There are several more layers if the teams are still tied, down to
drawing lots if there is still a tie after all other rules have been applied.
You can easily see that it is a disadvantage to a team not to
accumulate the most goals they can. The US now has a goal difference of +13
and total points of 13 after their first match of the group stage. Sweden, the
current second place team in the group, has a goal difference of +2. At the
moment both teams have 3 points, but the goal difference puts US currently at
first. The first and second place teams in each group along with
the top 4 third place teams advance to the knockout stage.
First I'll say that Thailand team was just awful. I could count on one hand
the tactful times they passed the ball to each other to the other side to get in
scoring range. Other than that they just kicked it wherever. I can't see
them scoring at all this World Cup.I totally disagree with the mercy
rule. You prepared four years for this and beat many other nations to get here.
You don't need anyone to show you mercy. Which leads me to the
sportsmanship issue. The commentators after the game all agreed (except one) you
are there to showcase to the world who you are and why you're the team to
beat. Keep the pressure on. No need to show mercy. I do agree though that when
up ten give high fives and not run to the team to celebrate. That was classless
and really rubbing it in. I hated seeing that.
I'm a big soccer fan but that was pathetic sportsmanship.You
don't do those ridiculous soccer celebrations when you are up by 10 goals.
And there are ways to slow down the scoring when you are up by that much as
well. The USA was embarrassed by the national team today.
This is why a 32-team tournament on the women’s side is ludicrous. At the
very least, a “mercy” rule is needed.
Good Job US Women's Soccer team!! They will be just as fantastic against
Sweden..and any other team! BRING IT!!
Impressive start, let's see how well they do against a much better Swedish