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U.S. soccer stars embarrass themselves
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Posted By: MissMolly, 6/13/2019 5:10:58 AM

Yesterday at the Women’s World Cup, the U.S. defeated Thailand 13-0. The lopsidedness of the result is further proof that the tournament is a second rate sporting event. Soccer is the world’s game, but women’s soccer is not. Not many countries take women’s soccer seriously and, with the possible exception of the U.S., those that do don’t take it nearly as seriously as they take men’s soccer. Hence, mismatches like the U.S.-Thailand farce. There just aren’t enough competent women’s teams in some continents to make up a strong world cup field. At the real World Cup, a mismatch like yesterday’s is nearly impossible. If the best men’s team from Europe

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Reply 1 - Posted by: PChristopher 6/13/2019 5:44:39 AM (No. 97206)
I watched some of that mess and I listened to how their coach try to pass it off as their joy after having worked so hard to get there.....I don't care what you say, there is such a thing as being a bad winner. You don't gloat like that and shove it in your opponent's face unless they've really done something to deserve so, which I didn't see....And then there's the one who disrespected the national anthem. Class will tell.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: poliposter 6/13/2019 6:22:11 AM (No. 97215)
You have to read to the bottom of the article to see that this was about bashing Rapinoe and only Rapinoe because Rapinoe doesn't like Trump and wouldn't sing the National Anthem. Men DO celebrate like that, maybe not exactly like that, but just as ridiculously.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: George R. 6/13/2019 6:32:24 AM (No. 97221)
I wonder what #2 would say if the Raptors celebrated every score against Central High School? After all they worked so hard to get there! Men do not celebrate like that; only a few A**hats, like the Women's Soccer Team.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: HerbVA 6/13/2019 6:53:52 AM (No. 97236)
Third rate sport played by fourth rate athletes so they need a purple hair butch clown show to attract viewers.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: hoosierblue 6/13/2019 7:12:36 AM (No. 97248)
Same old put down of the U.S. U.S. bad, U.S. Teams bad. Shame Shame. If you have a lousy team and get trounced then that is on you. I guess they should have given up their trophy and demanded that everyone gets a participation trophy.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: udanja99 6/13/2019 7:34:41 AM (No. 97268)
I don’t give a rip about the score in any sport. What I DO give a rip about is a team representing America in which some of the players refuse to sing the National Anthem. Rapinoe is no better than Kaepernick.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: F15 Gork 6/13/2019 7:49:31 AM (No. 97285)
Soccer? Seriously? I’ll take Curling any day!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 6/13/2019 7:58:34 AM (No. 97293)
The US Women's Soccer team doesn't have any men on it, right? (/s)
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Reply 9 - Posted by: JrSample 6/13/2019 8:10:46 AM (No. 97299)
Anytime these people don't get what they want, they claim "homophobia". It is not even a real word. The Greek prefix and root it would mean an irrational fear of things that are the same.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: bigfatslob 6/13/2019 8:25:43 AM (No. 97310)
I didn't see it because I hate soccer, the NFL, the NBA and other sports with disrespectful players. I'm hanging on to baseball until that goes south then I'll support ping pong.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Firebase 6/13/2019 8:34:06 AM (No. 97318)
The airborne hugs, leg wraps were a little much and hard to watch. How about the sportsman creed, posted in public school gyms: humble in victory, praiseworthy in defeat? They never saw those huh? Those short legged Thai women didn't have a chance against the Americans. The Thailand women could not even keep possession of the ball. It was a mismatch and no need for grandstanding, flamboyance, gloating, etc.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: little guy 6/13/2019 9:05:26 AM (No. 97336)
So ... if the score had been reversed and the Thai ladies beat the stuffing out of the Americans, that would also be condemned? Why do I not think so?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 6/13/2019 10:09:56 AM (No. 97406)
Oh come on, learn the rules of the tournament. Ties in a multi-tier bracket are decided by the point differentials of wins. So one must "run up" the score to advance. It's called the "no mercy rule" and is a fundamental part of the game. Sure, the bull dyke on the team is gross and a foul, mean-spirited, liberal, but the rest of the team is fine. This isn't T-ball. It's the highest level of the sport in the world for women. The Thai women (who did things like push down the Team USA players) would have been insulted if Team USA didn't bring their "A" game. Anyway, learn the rules of the tournament before writing stupid things.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Wendybird 6/13/2019 10:35:58 AM (No. 97418)
People who demean Soccer have probably never played or had a child who seriously played. Far from being “third rate” , it is one of the most intricate and demanding of sports. Most of the critics wouldn’t last a minute. And what is wrong with celebrating a win? Screw the critics.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: MDConservative 6/13/2019 10:51:46 AM (No. 97432)
The basic fact is that the Thai team is apparently grossly inferior, unfit to play this level. Worse is that both the Swedes and Chileans are forced to bury the Thais for their advancement chances. There can be no pride in that.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: ByteGuru 6/13/2019 11:33:19 AM (No. 97460)
#13 & #14 - agree ... #15 - disagree The Thais may be in the lower echelon of the 24 teams at the WWC but they are the best from their part of the world. They got to the WWC by defeating other teams in tournament play in their region. Another thought for the nimrods that are putting down the USWNT - they have made the WWC in all but one eligibility (I think that is right). They have scored more goals in one game than the USMNT has in 4 out of 5 tries. The USMNT did not qualify for the last WC and it would not surprise me if they fail to qualify next time. Quite frankly after watching a men's game last week, I think the girls could beat the boys.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: kono 6/13/2019 12:18:20 PM (No. 97497)
The article's points about score and celebration are spot on. The topic of Rapinoe's anthem protests was relevant, 3 years ago. It was as fitting for this article as her in-your-face celebration was for a 9-0 game. (Context made each of them out of place.)
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Reply 18 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan 6/13/2019 12:41:32 PM (No. 97510)
I don't watch this junk, but I have no problem with the score. The over exuberant celebration is unseemly, IMO. Rush told a story once about NFL celebrations, and he said it best: Act like you've been there before. These women acted like hysterical fools.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: crashnburn 6/13/2019 12:52:07 PM (No. 97518)
Eaxactly, #18. Also, it 's the other team's job to keep the score down. Finally, the preferred spelling of Kaepernick is Kaopecktate!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: MDConservative 6/13/2019 3:11:46 PM (No. 97614)
#16 - Thailand is currently ranked by FIFA, the game's world governing body, as #34 in the world. They are not the lowest ranked team in this tournament, but to say they are "the best from their part of the world" is damning with faint praise and inaccurate. They are sixth ranked in Asia/Australia, and advanced to WWC via Women's Asian Cup play - finishing fourth in a tournament wracked with no-shows and historically weak teams, where five advance out of an eight team tournament field. One can only look forward to the USA-Chile match. The Chileans are ranked #39...even lower than the Thais.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Lawsy0 6/13/2019 3:16:21 PM (No. 97617)
I just wish they'd go away and let me have my Judge Judy fix!! I hate it when women try to be men.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: JHHolliday 6/13/2019 7:03:32 PM (No. 97802)
It may be the 'beautiful sport' but I don't see it. I have watched some of the men's soccer. They are undoubtedly world class athletes but they seem to all be trying to draw fouls. Some of those dives and histrionics are ridiculous. I know most of the world loves it but it's boring to me. I have no desire to watch the women's version which is probably ten times as boring. No need to worry though...the way things are going now, women's sports will die off when most of the players are men 'identifying' as women.
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