Saturday, July 28, 2012

The ladies are in the quarters

The USWNT secured passage to the Olympic quarters with a thorough 3-0 romp over Colombia earlier today. Pretty good day to be in the Waldo kits.

Finally, we have the unfortunately named "Lady" Andrade giving Abby Wambach a bit of an Olympic love tap. Bitter loser. Somehow she didn't get a red for this.

UPDATE: And here comes Hope Solo with the Twitter dramatics aimed at Brandi Chastain. This is... something.

“Its 2 bad we cant have commentators who better represents the team&knows more about the game @brandichastain! #fb”
“Lay off commentating about defending and gking until you get more educated @brandichastain the game has changed from a decade ago.”
“Its important 2 our fans 2 enjoy the spirit of the olympics.Its not possible when sum1 on air is saying that a player is the worst defender!”
“I feel bad 4 our fans that have 2 push mute, especially bc @arlowhite is fantastic @brandichastain should be helping 2 grow the sport #fb”

- Will Parchman


Derek said...

I'll be the first to say that I don't like Chastain's commentary. She's been overly critical and too talkative. If the US somehow makes an unforced error like a bad cross, she's lament on it...EVERYTIME. It just seems too self aggrandizing to me. She's a legend and everything, but her tactical knowledge is also subpar. Is that why she has to resort to criticize the US players even when they are up by 2 goals? For the love of all that is good, ARLO can barely get a word in. It's sometimes difficult to even enjoy watching the game.

Having said that, Solo needs to leave the commentary bashing to fans like me. All of her attention should be on the game.

dikranovich said...

maybe hope needs another cj sapong rap recital. hope is not even the prettiest girl on the team anymore, not like back when she was a second string goal keeper.

Desert Rat said...

What the hell does that even mean, dikranovich? She's amongst the best goalkeepers in the world. What does her appearance, good, bad, or indifferent, have to do with anything?

Do you discuss Clint Dempsey with your only comment being that he needs to style his hair differently? Probably not, I'm guessing.

dikranovich said...

d rat, its funny you mention deuce, because i was just watching his 60 goals for fulham. and he started out in 07/08 with what i guess could best be called a philly. 08/09 the hair got longer and he had the shaggy look, back when he bagged two goals against chelsea.

by they time he got to his 22nd and 23rd goals in 09/10, he was back to a tight cut, and not just tight on the sides. those two goals were the stoke city looper and the juve clincher.

amazingly, deuce only had 3 pks out of 60 goals.

dikranovich said...

oh yeah, and zero dubious goal reversals.

TrueCrew said...

Whatever your opinion of Brandi's commentary, the play in question was unquestionably a horrid giveaway by the USA, and Chastain's comments were VERY mild.

In short, Hope Solo needs to shut her pie hole and just play. She keeps reminding everyone why Ryan benched her in the WC. I can see why he favored Brianna over Hope in the team context.

Plus, Brandi isn't there to cheerlead the team, she is there to call the game. IF this generation ever wins the big one, then Hope can talk. Until then, Brandi has done more to grow the game than Solo ever has. And Hope proves her own ignorance by being off by 8 years of when Chastain retired.

Chastain = Legend. Solo = Loudmouth.

Pity real legends like Wambach and Rampone, and their stellar play, along with Rapinoe, Morgan, and others gets drowned out by Solo's mouth.