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So Rapinoe is on the team to come on, play 27 minutes, turn the ball over a ton because she's rusty, and then require the US to use another sub instead of replacing a starter's tired legs.
 

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So Rapinoe is on the team to come on, play 27 minutes, turn the ball over a ton because she's rusty, and then require the US to use another sub instead of replacing a starter's tired legs.
Hey, they only scored the goal because she took out a defender to make it 11 v 10
 

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haha, Swede went to take the yellow to stop the break....... no foul called, she looked so surprised.
 

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Gonna be fun watching Mallory Pugh for the next 10-15 years. Forwards playing d is a great thing
 

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I wonder if some of the press she got recently has altered her approach. She's trying too hard it looks like.
I think she just is who she is, fancy dribbling is by far her best skill, which is fine for a wing, and death for a FB. It's just a poor decision by Ellis to put her in the back.
 

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I wonder if some of the press she got recently has altered her approach. She's trying too hard it looks like.
I think she is out of position on the back line. She has looked fine in her regular position, but when they pulled Long for Rapinoe and went to 3 in the back, and then they scored, they dropped Heath back thereto "shore up" the line. It is so not her nature to be more tentative on the ball.
 

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There is actually nothing I love more than watching Heath fool with defenders when she's on the wing. She must not do that from the back. Must not.
 

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Dunn actually looks more tired to me than most others right now. She's usually a step or two ahead of her defender, and she seems just a touch off today.
 

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Linday Horan is gonna score the winner. She's overlooked because of how awesome Pugh has been, but she is a hell of a young player.
 

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Yeah it was the part where she grabs a whole big handful of jersey to pull down the defender.
 

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Wow, you could debate whether Lloyd fouled (though I think she did), but that was CLEARLY a goal for Sweden. Not even close.
 

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California. Duh.
So...who takes penalties?

Lloyd obviously. Heath missed in the 2011 final, Morgan doesn't seem to fancy them. I'd guess Horan, Brian, Press, and Dunn.
 

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California. Duh.
I don't have a great feeling here.

Then again, I didn't thik there was a chance that Japan would beat them in 2011, so I've been wrong before.