Sunday, July 17, 2011

Women's World Cup Final Game Thread: USA vs. Japan, 11.45a

Here it is, the 2011 Women's World Cup Final, featuring our own awe-inspiring USA team vs. Japan. This intrepid Son attempted some investigative reporting trying to unearth the Laure Boulleau equivalent on the Japanese national team, but frankly there was no Laure Boulleau equivalent. They do have a Karina (Maruyama), but she's no SoSG karina. IMHO I'd have to go with forward Mana Iwabuchi:

But then, of course, who am I to judge individuals. Especially with pictures like this out there:

But enough distractions. All of our attention is on our awesome Team USA (in sooooooo many ways). Go USA!

65 comments:

Eric Karros said...

Sax, that bottom photo of you, me, and Orel was meant to be kept private!!

Dusty Baker said...

Let's do this!!!

I'm getting nervous.

Dusty Baker said...

Crack research there, Saxy!

Dusty Baker said...

Azusa Iwashimizu has one cool name, though, I have to say.

I will likely make fun of it with something like "I wash his Isuzu"

Dusty Baker said...

Am I really going to watch more than an hour of pre-match coverage now that golf is finished? Yes.

Take your top off, Brandi!

Dusty Baker said...

Congrats to Darren Clarke - champion golfer of the year! Fat white guy golfers represent!

Steve Sax said...

Did Tiger win the golf thingy?

Dusty Baker said...

Tiger ain't win shit.

Jason said...

Erin got his thingy in the divorce.

Dusty Baker said...

She got his thingy a couple of Thanksgivings ago with a nine iron.

Dusty Baker said...

Roll call - who is watching?

Dusty Baker said...

Great start for US. Corner within 45 secs.

Dusty Baker said...

Lots of back and forth early on. Ball given away by both sides carelessly. Nerves, probably.

Dusty Baker said...

Some chances for US but nothing has found the net. Ten mins in and it's all USA, though.

Dusty Baker said...

Get then fuck in there, ball!!!!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

^the

Dusty Baker said...

US absolutely dominating. 0-0

Dusty Baker said...

It just hit me how tired I am of Blogger.

Dusty Baker said...

Wow, Hope Solo had to kinda move over a little bit on that last sequence. She's had nothing else to do.

Neeebs said...

Sorry DB i'm slacking on the posting. US dominating chances but not getting any RBIs, er goals.

Neeebs said...

Japan has penetrated the defense a few times. If US doesn't connect soon, Japan can sneak through with a W.

Neeebs said...

Observation: The women don't whine like the men.

Dusty Baker said...

All excellent points, Neeebs.

Dusty Baker said...

Nil-nil at the half. USA could have been up 3-0 at least. Will the misses come back to haunt them?

Dusty Baker said...

Cheney with an ankle problem. Subbed for Alex Morgan.

There's NO crying on soccer, Cheney.

(cries)

Neeebs said...

DB: I've taken some time over the past year to learn the game. I've decided that I really like GOOD futbol and I'm bored to death watching bad futbol.

Dusty Baker said...

@Neeebs

I always think futbol comes in for unwelcome criticism along those lines. Really bad ANYTHING is, well, really bad/boring. Baseball, football, you name it.

Dusty Baker said...

Another post hit by USA. This is starting to become comical.

Eric Karros said...

I'm watching, but not really online...

Dusty Baker said...

Disappointed in you of all people, EK. *wags finger*

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, USA!

1-0!!!

Neeebs said...

Alex Morgan on the counter.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I like it when the ball goes into the net.

Dusty Baker said...

Get in there! Fuck yeah!

Injury led to the sub which led to the goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!.

Neeebs said...

Prevent defense, and poor defense.

Dusty Baker said...

US defense is shambolic at this point. Just awful. COuld have given up two more just then.

Neeebs said...

When I become FIFA President, I going to allow the golden goal no time limit overtime.

Dusty Baker said...

Stop making sense, Neeebs.

Josh S. said...

Alex Mirgan is hotter than Booleeooleeoo.

Dusty Baker said...

She is, Josh. And a young 'un, too.

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Wombat, will the team to victory! #AllHeart

Dusty Baker said...

Added extra time makes it hard to grill.

Josh S. said...

Alex MORGAN is also hot.

Dusty Baker said...

I TOLD YOU!!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

45

Josh S. said...

Credit Dusty.

Dusty Baker said...

Morgan has changed the face of the match since she came on in the 2nd half.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That's a shame.

Eric Karros said...

Hope this isn't the everse of the brazil match

Neeebs said...

Im not in front of a TV. Did we blow it yet?

Neeebs said...

Im not in front of a TV. Did we blow it yet?

Dusty Baker said...

@Neeebs

Yes.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That sucked.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

54

Neeebs said...

Blowing leads. Didn't deserve to win.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit. Watching the game with AC. We are both depressed and need more beer.

Josh S. said...

That was Dodger-esque.

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

That's how you guys came into watching the match, no?

Dusty Baker said...

54 indeed, MLAST

Dusty Baker said...

And BRA misses 4 penalties? Wow.

Eric Karros said...

Did brazil lose?

Dusty Baker said...

@EK

Yes, in particularly shitty fashion. Missed 4 PKs.

Eric Karros said...

Fyi Laure, Josefine, Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, Heather Mitts, Vma, and I are going to go drown our collective sorrows and console each other.

(^me trying to keep the dream alive despite the loss.)

Orel said...

"Japs" is trending on Twitter. People are idiots.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

It doesn't help that people are restating it when complaining.