Lauletta: Thoughts from the end of the Red Stars season

Dan Lauletta October 1, 2016 78
That's Crystal Dunn on the other side of Julie Johnston during one of their many encounters during Friday night's epic semifinal (photo copyright EriMac Photo for The Equalizer)

That’s Crystal Dunn on the other side of Julie Johnston during one of their many encounters during Friday night’s epic semifinal (photo copyright EriMac Photo for The Equalizer)

As the minutes ticked away, Friday night’s NWSL semifinal between the Spirit and Red Stars was turning into the sort of match that did not deserve a loser. It was not the crispest soccer ever played, but the Red Stars fought their way out of a first-malaise to tie it late, and star players like Christen Press and Crystal Dunn put on solid, energetic performances.

Here are a few observations:

Tough year for Christen Press

For stretches of the night Christen Press was sensational. During the final 15 minutes of regulation she had the look of a player who had just checked in off the bench. She was that much quicker than the players around her. When, in the 81st minute, she slipped behind Shelina Zadorsky and hit a one-time volley to equalize, it was starting to feel like Press would own the night.

And then came the miss off the crossbar with the goal untended and what surely would have been the match-winner on her foot. Vanessa DiBernardo hit press with a fabulous ball over the top that put her behind the defense. Spirit keeper Kelsey Wys made a futile attempt to come off her line but Press dribbled around her and needed only to redirect the ball into the net.

Repeated looks show that it was not quite as easy a finish as it looked on first glance, but still it was one Christen Press should make any day of the week. Her equalizing goal had a much higher degree of difficulty and far less time to execute it.

Rory Dames, in comments posted on Twitter by backlinesoccer.com, said that the only reason Press was able to miss the shot was because she was good enough to earn it.

I think that the amount of growth that Christen had had probably since the World Cup, probably through now, has been exceptional. Somebody asked me this during the week, about the leadership and where we were going to get it from, and for somebody who’s never been asked to take that role, hoe she took some of the younger kids in, and some of the other stuff she’s done with the group that you guys will never know about. She’s really far and exceeded my expectations. I know you guys are gonna think that she got in late and had a chance and then hit the crossbar, but how many players in this league are going to take that ball down, cut the first girl to take a touch to split the two and then around the keeper? So if you guys want to fault her for hitting the crossbar, have at it. But there’s probably only three players in this league that make that play and she’s in that position because of her ability, because of who she is. So if I get the chance 100 more times at the exact same moment at any game then I pick her 100 times to be the one who has it. So she’ll bounce back. She’s dealt (with) harder things in the last year and a half than that.

Press, you surely recall, had the fatal penalty miss in the U.S. quarterfinal loss to Sweden, skyeing the anchor leg high to set the stage for a Sweden win. Forty-nine days later, Press had the Red Stars first trip to the final on her left foot and hit the bar. Boiling her career or even this year down to those two moments hardly seems fair, but as it stands today they will be difficult ones to live down.

The effort was off the charts

Everyone has different reasons for watching sports. Near the top of my list is seeing world class athletes give everything they can possibly muster in order to win a competition. There was no shortage of this on display Friday night at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

For starters, Crystal Dunn’s battles with Julie Johnston were something to behold. The Olympic teammates fought and clawed for position all night with each of them getting the better of the other at different times. Johnston may or may not have gotten away with a foul in the box on Dunn, who calmly got up and continues playing without a word of dissent for the referee. And in possible their most delightful encounter, a surely beaten Dunn somehow slithered her way to the other side of Johnson to create a chance on the end line.

Press’s extraordinary final 15 minutes of regulation is mentioned above. Then there is Ordega. The Nigerian only played 90 minutes in two matches for the Spirit this season. Yet there she was in the 103rd minute, tracking all the way back near her own end line to put consecutive slide tackles on Arin Gilliland and Vanessa DiBernardo. It was plays that like that allowed the match to remain tied that allowed her to make the run that led to the game-winning strike.

Other performances stand out as well. Christine Nairn went quiet for chunks of the second half but was very much alive and well as the key contributor to the game-winning goal. Caprice Dydasco bounced back from a poor match six days prior to play a fine match against the same opponent. Her left back counterpart, Casey Short, terrorized her side in a great chess match with Ali Krieger and sent in the cross that led to the Press equalizer.

spirit possession made for too much space

When the Red Stars do the postmortem on the match they will surely lament the massive amounts of space given to Spirit attackers at different times during the evening. On the first goal, Tori Huster and Zadorsky both had loads of time and space. Ali Krieger made a great run to get on the end of Zadorsky’s cross, but the cross was made easier by how much time she had.

The game-winning sequence began with Nairn collecting the ball deep and she was allowed free passage through the middle of the park. That may be partially the nature of being more than 100 minutes into what was a fiercely contested match, but Nairn continued to have room to operate on her next two touches.

At other times the Spirit possession game was able to successfully take Danielle Colaprico out of the match. The Red Stars’ deep lying midfielder has controlled many a match by winning balls off attackers and making all of the right decisions in spring boarding the attack. There were certainly some of those moments on display in the semifinal but the Spirit did a fine job playing keep away by mixing up their attacking patterns. Even when the Red Stars fixed their shape in an attempt to keep the Spirit pinned on one flank they were often able to break the pressure and build.

Spirit are the Red Stars bogey team

The Red Stars win over the Spirit last weekend was their first since 2013. In the interim they were 0-6-1 and had suffered some particularly painful defeats. The first one, in their final meeting of 2013, was called after 80 minutes because of dangerous weather conditions combined with a curfew at the SoccerPlex. The 1-0 loss officially extinguished the Red Stars admittedly slim chances of reaching the playoffs.

A year later the Spirit won in a wild finish when Press was denied by a spectacular, Ashlyn Harris save late and then Yael Averbuch took it the other way—with some help from an alert Diana Matheson—and hit one of the goals of the year to win it. That was the third loss that season to the Spirit, all by one goal, and on the final table the Spirit edged out the Red Stars for the final playoff berth on the head-to-head tiebreaker when they both finished on 35 points.

Friday night the Spirit did it again, derailing the Red Stars dream of playing for the championship. Whether it be the slow start, Press’s near miss winner, or the inordinate amount of time and space given on too many occasions, this marks the third time in four years the Red Stars will go home with one eye looking back at the Washington Spirit.

  • Steglitz49

    Alex Morgan’s goal vs Italy late in injury time Nov 2010 springs to mind. It took the US to WC-11.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA3cSiDIEyA

    • guest

      no one cares what Acne did 6 years ago. she’s useless, the Pride is useless.

      • Steglitz49

        Mandy Islacker’s goal at 90+2′ in the ladies Champions League final of 2015 might do instead for you? In front of her Chancellor, Angela Merkel in the audience, also Michel Platini among others.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kvvw_LyQs3s

      • Anon

        Acne… lol that is savage.

        • Steglitz49

          Uncouth, more like it.

      • newouth

        WOW

        • Steglitz49

          L, not W, as in low, below the belt, uncouth, etc

    • guest

      goalkeeper error.

      • Steglitz49

        One ball ends up in the back of the net and that team advances while another hits the bar and that doesn’t. “Sometimes it is post-in and sometimes it is post-out”, as the great man mused, thereby changing the language of honor and heroes forever.

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  • smallchief

    I would sum up the Red Stars performance by saying that they put too much effort into getting the ball to Christen Press. This changed somewhat when McCaffrey came into the game about 70 minutes in. McCaffrey contributed a wide game, which opened up the middle for Press.

    Chicago almost won with a reliance on Press — but a more balanced and diverse attack would have served the Red Stars well.

    • Bruce

      This.

      With McCaffrey coming off an injury, I don’t think they currently have the talent on the flank to diversify their attack, though.

  • dw

    Tons to say about this game and other things. First that is was completely entertaining and enthralling from start to finish. The level of play, while not consistently excellent, was high throughout. The level of effort was exceptional throughout. Everything one would hope for as a soccer fan.

    Spirt make it through to a well deserved if not somewhat fortunate result.
    Kudos to Dames for his support of Press. I’m not so patient. Now I’m wondering at the inability of teams to move on without her. That’s what happens to players who continually disappoint who are not named Christen Press. It makes it almost doubly frustrating for me. But that’s OK, you put the ball at her feet with the game on the line, you deserve what you get.

    Spirit do suffer from lack of depth in central defense, and were continually outclassed Press, and will need to shore up for the final.

    Katie Stengel, man, I just can’t get over her foot speed. I mean, she’s a borderline elite player, and she has to be the slowest player in the world at that level. And she’s a heck of a player in spite of it.

    • Steglitz49

      Katie Stengel skipped the draft and instead joined Bayern Munich’s ladies. With her Bayern won their first Frauen Bundesliga title. Katie lead the team in scoring 9(0) goals. Celia Sasic was top scorer with 21(2) goals.

      Bayern finished on 56 pts, Wolfsburg 55 and Frankfurt 53. Jess Fishlock played 26 matches for FF who won the Champions League. Katie may be slow but with her Bayern did more than OK.

      • dw

        She’s a really good player. She might be the slowest player in the NSWL, though.

        • Steglitz49

          It is acceleration rather than sustained speed that counts. Speed over 35 m /40 yds dash or even 15-20 m / 20 yds.

          I suspect that if Katie does not get a serious call-up for the NT, she might well look for a job abroad.

          • dw

            Dude, she’s like 5 or 6 orders of magnitude too slow to make the WNT, even if a housecleaning happens…

          • Steglitz49

            I can’t argue with that but all the speed in USA did not help against the Swedes. It was the acceleration of the Swedes that told.

            I can’t remember whether Katie is allocated and we don’t know what the new CBA will contain and Katie may well love being back and living in the US — most people prefer to live in their own country — but if the right offer came along, she would be a fool not to consider it carefully.

          • Borgata

            I don’t think Stengel even has the acceleration or even the strength to compensate. I do think her athleticism has improved over the season. If she can start where she is now next NWSL season, she might have a shot. To me her upside is where Horan is now, but Horan is not even a slam dunk with the WNT at this point.

          • mockmook

            Please.

            Horan = Stengel x 2

    • guest

      how could you possibly say Press is disappointing after watching that game? she can’t do everything by herself. she scored an equalizer, is consistently the fastest person on the pitch, and her exceptional skills and athleticism give her those opportunities to score. For any other player, it’s a missed shot. For her, it’s disappointing and means she should be dropped? Get real. CRS would be nowhere without her – she has been carrying them all year.g

      • Steglitz49

        The harsh reality is that a player is remembered for the goals s/he does not score as well as those scored.

        The real question is whether JE can keep Christen in the NT now that their next chance to shine is WC-19 in France. I suspect new talent will be brought in and developed.

        • ok

          I suspect that you are a moron and a troll that needs to get a life.

          • Steglitz49

            Lightning does not usually strike twice in the same place.

          • Constant Weeder

            In fact, lightning frequently strikes multiple times in the same place. Some places are conducive to lightning strikes.
            Press will likely come to find the consistent composure that would make her an even more dangerous player, but not if she doesn’t play,

          • Steglitz49

            Given that the next opportunity for the USWNT to shine is in France in 2019, it is hard to see how JE can play Christen after this and retain any credibility.

        • John

          Press is technically a very, very good player. She just seems to bottle it, more often than not, when it comes to big game defining moments. I’ve read people online say that this follows her all the way back to Stanford.

          Very impressive stats during the regular season, she is still the all-time leading scorer in Cardinal Women’s soccer history. But when it comes to the Showdown, and the crucial moments, she freezes.

          A shame, because she has the speed and all the technical tools in her arsenal to be one of the very best strikers in the game.

          • HOFCToDi

            Some posters can’t separate club performance from national team performance. Some posters can’t separate NWSL competition from SheBelieves Cup competition.

          • Steglitz49

            Maybe that is why JE has used her primarily in a supportive role. On the NT scoring goals has not been her primary task. Instead she has been a provider.

            Why she was chosen to take the 5th penalty does not fit with that strategy, though.

      • dw

        Yeah, that’s the typical apologist response. Some people get a free pass for their misses, some don’t. Press seems to live a charmed life in this regard. She missed an open net with the season on the line.

        This brings me to my next point, CF (clutch factor or choke factor, depending on your point of view):

        CF = (Reliability^2) x Level of Competition / Level of Talent^2

        Note that this is totally subjective, but I’ve developed this in response to last night’s game, and my problem with Christen Press, and others who exhibit this trait.

        So like Stengel and speed, where CF is concerned: Press has the LOWEST SCORE OF ANY PLAYER, OF ANY GENDER, AT ANY LEVEL, IN THE HISTORY OF SOCCER. Thiney, low. Zlatan, low. Lloyd, very high. Dahlkvist: HIGHEST IN WOSO.

        • Steglitz49

          “Sometimes it is post-in and sometimes it is post-out.” — “Zlatan does not do auditions”, and I doubt that he would be impressed by youur equation either.

        • guest

          i seem to recall a similar situation last year with alex morgan. a few people were critical that alex missed a penalty kick at the end of the game and the loss ended portland’s playoff hopes. then the alex morgan gang troll brigade showed up and said alex shouldn’t be blamed for the loss and the team knocked out of the playoff hunt. seems to be alittle selective reasoning.

          • Steglitz49

            The simplest explanation is that Alex had the campaign medals and had delivered over and over again so it was seen as an unfortunate mishap, against the grain if you like. When you have a reputation for missing critical shots, even choking, then there is nothing left but to conclude that it is part of a pattern, with the grain.

        • DNG

          You formula seems completely arbitrary and entirely dependent on subjective opinion for all three variables

          • dw

            Sure, can’t argue with that. But it works for me.

          • DNG

            Fair, but then why even bother portraying it as a statistic. If all three variable are observed subjectively, it’s not much different than player x is not clutch/reliable/consistent or whatever because eye test.

          • mockmook

            I think dw posted this with ‘tongue in cheek’.

          • DNG

            If that’s the case it completely went over my head. Next time then.

      • guest

        In the beginning of the season, I believe 4 of their wins were wins by 1 goal that came from a Press moment of brilliance

    • Bruce

      If Chicago is ready to move on from a player who scored 9 goals while playing 9 games-worth of minutes at CF this year, I can give you the numbers of 9 NWSL teams who will take their call.

      • Ando91881

        I see Ms. Press playing for CRS for one more season, to try to boost their home game attendance….and then being traded to Los Angeles or San Francisco where she can be close to family and friends.

        • mockmook

          “Los Angeles or San Francisco”

          Let us in on the inside scoop…

          • Steglitz49

            “Do you know the way to San Jose?”

        • Steglitz49

          They may not want her. In that case, there would be no trade.

      • dw

        Yeah, I get that, it’s just that how many misses with the season on the line can your team accept. Usually about one is all it takes. I don’t care if she scored 40, to be honest.

    • smallbatches

      Press was the best player on the field. To much heaped on her shoulders. Every pass over the top trying to get it to her that’s their offense. Where is the rest of the team.

      Chicago is not a very athletic team. Not a lot of team speed. They couldn’t control the midfield giving away the ball all night. They need another striker who can run. (Ordega was impressive on the other side) Johnston still can’t connect her passes.

      Krieger impressed. Really nice game from her. Showed some speed to. Dunn didn’t score I don’t hear anyone criticizing her? (played a good game though).
      Washington impressed me, very nice style of play.

      Steglitz must have a bedroom full of ALex Morgan posters on his wall. Alex Morgan hasn’t done a heck of lot lately in case you haven’t noticed in the league (4 goals) or national team.

      • Observed

        Krieger made up for the wedding mistake last year.

        • mockmook

          Even S49 seems to have suddenly developed amnesia on that ‘affair’.

          • Steglitz49

            Indeed. I think she has long since understood that it was behavior unbecoming of a pro-WoSo player. Maybe the Bomb in Brasilia was collective punishment meted out from on high?

      • Ethan

        You’re critical of Morgan’s numbers, but your defense of Press in your first paragraph is applicable to Morgan in a number of the Pride’s matches this year. (I find it hard to be too critical of Morgan’s national team performances this year from a pure numbers perspective, and that Netherlands performance was only one half. Morgan deserves to be criticized for her penalty kick miss, but trying to criticize her international goal scoring this year doesn’t seem quite right.)

        • DNG

          I don’t much care about penalty misses. Morgan can practice them or decline to take them. Either way, the goal should be to win matches in the run of play. I know I keep saying this but in many ways I feel as if NWSL matches are tougher tests for players than NT matches. In any given match production isn’t the end all be all for players but at least to some extent it needs to be important for evaluating strikers. Morgan has scored some good goals against good teams this year but I’m not convinced that another player couldn’t do the same if given the same opportunity. Everything I just said about Morgan applies doubly for Lloyd as she provides next to nothing if she isn’t scoring or creating goals

          • John

            Em..isn’t that Carli’s main job though? To score and create goals?

          • HOFCToDi

            The aforementioned poster is a known Carli Lloyd hater. It’s a moot point since Carli Lloyd will be 37 years old three years from now. Jill Ellis already has her eyes on Rose Lavelle and Ashley Sanchez for the future.

          • Ethan

            Given your attitude towards Press, I don’t think you should really be calling anyone a hater.

          • HOFCToDi

            Some posters can’t separate club performance from national team performance. Some posters can’t separate NWSL competition from SheBelieves Cup competition.

            In the last four NWSL playoff matches, Amy Rodriguez has scored six NWSL playoff goals. In the last two NWSL playoff matches, Christen Press has only scored one NWSL playoff goal.

          • smallbatches

            HOTFCToDi
            Games Played: 0
            Penalty Kicks Taken: 0
            Minuttes Played:0
            Games Started:0
            Assists:0
            Penalty Kicks Converted:0

            See where I’m going wiith this blowhard

          • HOFCToDi

            Christen Press has cemented her legacy with the USWNT:

            garbage time
            prima donna
            selfish shot hog
            tomato cans

          • hoftof

            Why is this so personal to you?

          • HOFCToDi

            How many goals has Christen Press scored versus Top 20 FIFA Ranked opponents in calendar year 2016? How many assists has Christen Press provided versus Top 20 FIFA Ranked opponents in calendar year 2016? How many times has Christen Press been named Budweiser Woman of the Match in the calendar year 2016?

            ussoccer.com/womens-national-team/results-statistics

          • htm222

            How many minutes has Christen Press played against those teams? probably 1/10th of Morgan or Carli’s.

          • DNG

            It’s best just to block/ignore HOFCToDi. There is no chance of a reasonable discussion when conversing with him/her.

          • HOFCToDi

            The statute of limitations for excuses has expired.

          • HOFCToDi

            Christen Press
            2016 Summer Olympic Games
            Goals 0, Assists 0, Shots Attempted 6, Shots on Goal 1
            Penalty Kicks Attempted 1, Penalty Kicks Converted 0

            rio2016.com/en/football-womens-first-round-group-g-fb-5

            rio2016.com/en/football-womens-quarterfinal-fb-3

          • HOFCToDi

            Summer Olympic Games
            Games Started
            Leroux – 0
            Press – 1

            Summer Olympic Games
            Minutes Played
            Leroux – 77
            Press – 123

            Summer Olympic Games
            Goals Scored
            Leroux – 1
            Press – 0

            ussoccer.com/stories/2014/07/28/10/50/140728_2012-olympic-stats

            ussoccer.com/womens-national-team/tournaments/2016-olympic-games#tab-5

          • HOFCToDi

            Christen Press
            International Women’s Friendly
            18 Sep 2016
            USA 3 NED 1
            Goals 0, Assists 0, Shots Attempted 2, Shots on Goal 0

            foxsports.com/soccer/boxscore?id=32516

            Christen Press
            2016 Rio Olympics
            12 Aug 2016
            USA 1 SWE 1
            Goals 0, Assists 0, Shots Attempted 2, Shots on Goal 0

            rio2016.com/en/football-womens-quarterfinal-fb-3

            Christen Press
            2016 Rio Olympics
            9 Aug 2016
            USA 2 COL 2
            Goals 0, Assists 0, Shots Attempted 4, Shots on Goal 1

            rio2016.com/en/football-womens-first-round-group-g-fb-5

            Christen Press
            International Women’s Friendly
            9 Jul 2016
            USA 1 RSA 0
            Goals 0, Assists 0, Shots Attempted 2, Shots on Goal 0

            foxsports.com/soccer/boxscore?id=26928

            Christen Press
            International Women’s Friendly
            5 Jun 2016
            USA 2 JPN 0
            Goals 0, Assists 0, Shots Attempted 2, Shots on Goal 1

            foxsports.com/soccer/boxscore?id=26862

            Christen Press
            International Women’s Friendly
            2 Jun 2016
            USA 3 JPN 3
            Goals 0, Assists 0, Shots Attempted 2, Shots on Goal 0

            foxsports.com/soccer/boxscore?id=26754

          • HOFCToDi

            Christen Press
            FIFA Women’s World Cup
            12 Jun 2015
            USA 0 SWE 0
            Goals 0, Assists 0, Shots Attempted 2, Shots on Goal 0

            foxsports.com/soccer/boxscore?id=15317

            Christen Press
            International Women’s Friendly
            17 May 2015
            USA 5 MEX 1
            Goals 0, Assists 0, Shots Attempted 0, Shots on Goal 0

            foxsports.com/soccer/boxscore?id=17091

            Christen Press
            Algarve Cup
            6 Mar 2015
            USA 3 SUI 0
            Goals 0, Assists 0, Shots Attempted 1, Shots on Goal 0

            foxsports.com/soccer/boxscore?id=17273

            Christen Press
            International Women’s Friendly
            8 Feb 2015
            USA 0 FRA 2
            Goals 0, Assists 0, Shots Attempted 2, Shots on Goal 0

            foxsports.com/soccer/boxscore?id=16171

            Nevermind Christen Press started eleven of the first twelve matches for the USWNT in calendar year 2015.

            ussoccer.com/womens-national-team/lineups/2015-lineups

          • HOFCToDi

            At the age of 24, Carli Lloyd has scored more goals at the Algarve Cup than Christen Press has at three Algarve Cup (2013, 2014, 2015) appearances.

            en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Algarve_Cup

            By the way, Christen Press has never been named Best Player at the Algarve Cup.

          • DNG

            One of them yes, They aren’t her her only jobs though. Against the best teams she doesn’t always create and score goals. In those matches she is a detriment to the entire squad because she has trouble holding on the the ball and making the right passes. Just watch any of the SBC matches. She was awful in every single one of them.

          • John

            But when it has really mattered, the OG Final in 2012 and World Cup Final in 2015, she’s been the match winner. Two major finals.

          • DNG

            She scored in the 2008 Olympic final too. Those matches are very small sample sizes though and there is no guarantee that she will continue her record in the future. I don’t know why people don’t think others could step up and do what Lloyd can either. If she isn’t the best player at her position, and I don’t think she is, she shouldn’t be starting. I’m ready to move on from her all together because I think the are quite a few football players better than her right now. When she starts putting up good poacher numbers against Portland among other good teams perhaps I’ll reconsider. Otherwise playing Lloyd is often trading a central midfielder for a goal. She’s a huge part of the reason the midfield always seems to get overrun against good teams and central build up play is often non existent.

        • HOFCToDi

          USWNT
          Summer Olympic Games
          Goals Scored
          Morgan (DOB 02 Jul 1989) – 5
          Press (DOB 29 Dec 1988) – 0

          USWNT
          Summer Olympic Games
          Assists Provided
          Morgan (DOB 02 Jul 1989) – 4
          Press (DOB 29 Dec 1988) – 0

        • HOFCToDi

          USWNT
          CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying
          Goals Scored
          Morgan (DOB 02 Jul 1989) – 9
          Leroux (DOB 07 May 1990) – 5
          Press (DOB 29 Dec 1988) – 2

          USWNT
          CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying
          Assists Provided
          Morgan (DOB 02 Jul 1989) – 7
          Leroux (DOB 07 May 1990) – 0
          Press (DOB 29 Dec 1988) – 1

          • guest

            LOL Women’s Olympic Qualifying – the games against Trinidad, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica

          • HOFCToDi

            Christen Press
            CONCACAF Women’s Championship
            15 Oct 2014
            USA 1 TRI 0
            Goals 0, Assists 0

            ussoccer.com/womens-national-team/tournaments/2014-concacaf-womens-championship/141015-wntvtri#tab-1

            Christen Press
            CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying
            19 Feb 2016
            USA 5 TRI 0
            Goals 0, Assists 0

            ussoccer.com/womens-national-team/tournaments/2016-concacaf-womens-olympic-qualifying-championship/160219-wnt-v-tri#tab-1

          • HOFCToDi

            Christen Press
            CONCACAF Women’s Championship
            26 Oct 2014
            USA 6 CRC 0
            Goals 0, Assists 0

            ussoccer.com/womens-national-team/tournaments/2014-concacaf-womens-championship/141026-wntvcrc#tab-1

          • Steglitz49

            Does that make the interpretation better or worse? Are the differences a more severe condemnation?

        • Steglitz49

          Thank you. S/he is small-minded in batches.

  • Bruce

    Nice article Dan.