My love for this team is at a point where my parents question my sanity.

 

Anonymous asked
do you have a video (or know where to find one) of the post game segment where heather mitts told eric wynalda "i guess we have to be perfect all the time" or something like that?

Dunno know where it you’d be able to find it. Maybe whoever recorded it has it on the tail end of the recording?

It wasn’t all that entertaining tbh, Mitts said it under her breath and it was very missable.

Anonymous asked
I wasn't able to see the game but how did you like the line up today? I'm really curious about how Tobin played after the awesome game she had against Guatemala...

She played pretty well, she had a few good crosses, made some good passes and had a few decent shots.  Haiti had like 10 people in the box so it wasn’t a game where she could just play around with the ball as much as she wanted like she could vs Guatemala, she had to get rid of it pretty quickly. 

Yeah, but they shouldn’t all be in the center circle either, they don’t need to be as wide as a 4 person midfield, but they should contribute occasionally. I don’t think Lloyd and Cheney went wider than the edge of the circle the entire game. 

Yeah, but they shouldn’t all be in the center circle either, they don’t need to be as wide as a 4 person midfield, but they should contribute occasionally. I don’t think Lloyd and Cheney went wider than the edge of the circle the entire game. 

I had my freaking team at the top of the damn table and then I got injured and I’m out for 3 months and now they’re plummeting.  fuck.  

Anonymous asked
what did you think of the lineup today? dicicco was emphasizing the flank pairs of heath-kling and press-o'hara; how do you think they did? also, while tobin's up top, is she still basically playing a midfield role, just a little more attacking? it's not really as a forward position?

I still don’t like the 4-3-3.  

The problem with it is, Lloyd and Holiday aren’t wide players, they’re central midfielders and they always drift towards the middle.  Tobin was playing forward, but the wingers are having to drop back more because of the flank midfielders end up more central, you should have Holiday and Lloyd involved more on the flank, but it’s pretty much going straight from the defender to the forward.  Kling-Heath, Press-O’Hara did fine, I don’t think Kling had her best game but she works well with Tobin, it’s just our midfield is going to get caught on the counter against better teams.  

Say we’re attacking and our wingers are high/in the box (where they should be) and  there’s a counter attack, if the other team plays it wide, there’s no one there right now since our midfield is all in the middle.   Against a stronger team, they’d be leaving our outside backs out to dry. 

She did flop less than usual…

She did flop less than usual…

Anonymous asked
"Has Rapinoe taken a decent set piece this year?" I'm sorry.. Did you miss Engen's goal against Guatemala? Or how about Heath's 2nd the other day that started with a Rapinoe corner?

Ok, I admit it was an exaggeration, but she’s had far more shitty set pieces than decent ones this year.  I don’t think anyone can argue that.

Anonymous asked
Out of ten, how would you rate all the players that played today?

Oy, I don’t remember enough tbh and honestly it’s Haiti, it’s not a super accurate representation of how players played.  

I think KO, Press, Lloyd, Heath and HAO played well.  Holiday was pretty good, but disappeared a bit at times.  I don’t think Kling had her best game, amazing goal aside, Pinoe either.  The rest were either uninvolved (Rampone and Whit) or average.  

Anonymous asked
But what you were saying wasn't joking about the fear at all, honestly. If you were, you would trivialize how Americans were taking the fear and feeling paranoia about getting the disease, or about how they can literally exclude black people from being accepted to college just because they're from West Africa. You speak like you're at a place of privilege, so maybe it isn't your place to talk about something that affects a population with less power than you.

Or maybe, I’m saying “Maybe it’s Ebola?” because thousands of idiots with cold or flu symptoms have been convinced by fear mongering that they have ebola when they haven’t come within 2000 miles of an infected person?  

and maybe it isn’t your place to decide what I put on my blog or not.  Feel free to unfollow me, because tbh, you’re going to get blocked next time you come in my inbox.