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That was a painful loss for England but i'm glad it's a US vs Japan rematch.
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Since Canada was eliminated already, I was pulling for Japan.. but that's such a rough way to win. I feel for England.
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Couldn't have asked for a better way for England to be eliminated. I was twirling in celebration after it. Epic finish.

I do feel sorry for Bassett though. She played well. She really didn't deserve that.
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GO USA! Otherwise I could care less.
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dougeprofile wrote:

GO USA! Otherwise I could care less.


^ what he said
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It was sad watching my Canadians lose in the quarters against England. I'm going to be cheering for US now.
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And history repeats itself USA vs Japan again for the final!


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Nobody is gonna look at the shoddy officiating?

Germany PK: US defender should have been sent off for the denial of goalscoring opportunity
USA PK: Outside the box
Japan PK: Outside the box
England PK: Clear as day dive

This has to be sorted out before the final, because it's disgraceful for 3 penalties be given out in the World Cup semi-finals when they were clearly not.

That being said, to comment on the Finals match.

USA vs. Japan

USA is ranked #2, Japan is ranked #4.
Japan beat the USA in the 2011 Final in penalties.
All four goalscorers from the previous final are in their respective squads this year.

As for who will win, I will place my bet on Japan.

Japan have been solid throughout the tournament. Their passing is top-class and they just seem to be so disciplined and coordinated. Just look at their goal against the Netherlands.

In contrast, the USA have been a shadow of themselves throughout the tournament. Unconvincing against Sweden, Nigeria, and China; the USA will need a lot of work before stepping onto the field for the final. The USA are fortunate to even get to the final due to Germany not even showing up and arguably one of the best penalty takers in the tournament missing her penalty.
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England's curse continues.
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Won't watch it but I hope the US wins. Need to bring home a trophy.
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Put your prediction in print if your bold enough to go on record

USA 2 Japan 1
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If the U.S. scores first they win our defense is too good, but If Nippon gets the first goal and they just switch to a full defensive form like a 1-5-4 then the U.S. could be in trouble because their offence has been horrible, But its been good Football so far.
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bobland wrote:

Nobody is gonna look at the shoddy officiating?

Germany PK: US defender should have been sent off for the denial of goalscoring opportunity
USA PK: Outside the box
Japan PK: Outside the box
England PK: Clear as day dive

This has to be sorted out before the final, because it's disgraceful for 3 penalties be given out in the World Cup semi-finals when they were clearly not.

That being said, to comment on the Finals match.

USA vs. Japan

USA is ranked #2, Japan is ranked #4.
Japan beat the USA in the 2011 Final in penalties.
All four goalscorers from the previous final are in their respective squads this year.

As for who will win, I will place my bet on Japan.

Japan have been solid throughout the tournament. Their passing is top-class and they just seem to be so disciplined and coordinated. Just look at their goal against the Netherlands.

In contrast, the USA have been a shadow of themselves throughout the tournament. Unconvincing against Sweden, Nigeria, and China; the USA will need a lot of work before stepping onto the field for the final. The USA are fortunate to even get to the final due to Germany not even showing up and arguably one of the best penalty takers in the tournament missing her penalty.


Germany PK: A red card seems like a pretty extreme reaction to that. I would be comfortable with a yellow but I don't think it was clear enough to warrant a red.

USA/Japan PK: They were outside of the box but whichever station I watched it on brought up reference that says if first contact is outside of the box but players are brought down immediately into the box then it is left to the ref's discretion. I don't know if that's true but considering how clearly intentional both England and Germany's offenses were (player was 1v1 with keeper if they weren't brought down) and how close it was to the line, I don't think that call was a major issue.

England PK: I don't even know what that BS was, she might as well brought out a swimsuit and goggles for that dive. Completely agree, wtf.

I definitely agree overall though that refs have been subpar at best.

As for match predication, I sadly missed most of the USA's games but when they played Germany I didn't see any shadows. I thought they did exceptional. I would hardly say Germany didn't show up, it was just outright the USA's win there. One of the best matches of this whole tournament I thought.

On the flip side, Japan looks fantastic. I would say today's match was just about their worst played and they still maintained their possession and (more or less) their passing. I think England had more shots but the way a majority looked I am pretty sure there was someone in the stands they were trying to nail. Japan has been terrific all tournament though.

I am stoked to see a rematch like this, tournaments this big do well with that kind of drama.


scoobydew wrote:

Put your prediction in print if your bold enough to go on record

USA 2 Japan 1


I already made my predictions in a comment earlier.

Spot on too I might add. 2-1 Jap. Vs. Eng. Called it!

Japan likes to come out strong in the first thirty but USA has defense like no one else this WC. Offense is slow though so I'm going to predict:
USA 1 Japan 0.

Couldn't have picked a better final though.
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scoobydew wrote:

Put your prediction in print if your bold enough to go on record

USA 2 Japan 1


USA 1 - 2 Japan
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Its ok to predict tie to shoot out also but you need to say extended time like the match they played before 2-2 with Nippon wining 3-2
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