Thursday, August 09, 2012

Olympics Womens Soccer Game Thread: Bronze Medal Match, France vs. Canada, 5a

Who's up for this match? No, I mean really, who is up? Because it's 5am PDT when this game kicks off (the USA / Japan gold medal game kicks off at 11.45a), so you're going to have to be up early if you want to be able to see Laure Boulleau's last game this Olympics.

France has not lost this Olympics when Laure Boulleau has played (she's coming in off the bench, due to what I'm sure are coaches' calls rooted in pure jealousy). They're a mediocre 2-2 when Laure hasn't played. All the more reason to get Boulleau in the game today, especially facing a pissed-off Canadian team reeling from its heartbreaking loss vs. the US. Let's go, Laure!

16 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

No Boulleau, no victory

Franklin Stubbs said...

In stoppage time, too!

Is it too much to hope for a USA-Canada podium brawl?

Steve Sax said...

Canada wins 1-0. Of course, this was because Laure once again didn't play.

This Boulleaus.

Dusty Baker said...

I couldn't wake up for this France vs. France-lite matchup.

Franklin Stubbs said...

8' Goal, US up 1-0 on Japan.

Spank Horst said...

le sigh

Franklin Stubbs said...

Lloyd again at 54', 2-0 US.

Spank Horst said...

le booooooooooooo

Franklin Stubbs said...

All over. US 2-1 Japan

Spank Horst said...

wow. i guess that US handball non call that would have given Japan a free kick by the goal did make a difference. who would've thought?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Didn't see the match, other than in digital format. How egregious was it?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Saw it. You'd think the referees might go a little more out of their way to demonstrate that a match wasn't fixed after it had just been alleged that the previous match was fixed.

Spank Horst said...

I give all credit to the USA ladies for winning the gold no doubt about that but there will be controversy over this and it's warranted.

Spank Horst said...

If the French had played Boulleau every game all this would be moot.

Steve Sax said...

If Woody had gone to the police, this would never have happened.

Franklin Stubbs said...

But what's your caption?