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  • US Women's team crowned world champion after 2-0 win over the Netherlands

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    When a World Cup novice is faced with a foe as experienced and ruthless as the USWNT, the outcome is almost inevitable and so it was on a muggy afternoon in Lyon when the reigning world champion defended its title with a comfortable 2-0 win over the Netherlands.

    Competing in its first World Cup final, few gave the Dutch hope. The reigning European champion it may be, but it had not yet come up against the best team in the world, the dominant force of its generation.
    The Netherlands held on for over an hour but two goals within eight minutes sealed the underdog's fate. In a tournament where she has transcended her sport, Megan Rapinoe coolly drilled home a penalty before a Rose Lavelle thunderbolt made sure of a second successive title for the US.
    All dynasties eventually fall apart, but the US' reign has yet no true challenger.
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/07/footb...-st=1562518560
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    Sucks that the game-winner was a penalty, but that was a pretty cut-and-dry penalty.

    Pete (wishes the men had won the Gold Cup later that night)

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    • #3
      Wow, they might even command 5 figure salaries now! LOL
      "Democracy is a form of worship. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses." H.L. Mencken

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      • #4
        Unlike the Presidential election, the women with the most points actually won.
        "I guess I just hate the fact there is public property at all." - Mr. Raceboy.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by skooly View Post
          Unlike the Presidential election, the women with the most points actually won.
          It's so cute you think campaigns would be run the same if the rules were different. Every game is played to the rules kiddo. If the rules change, people play differently. Thank you for once again demonstrating the typical stupidity of believing variables change in isolation.
          Last edited by Mr. Raceboy; 07-10-2019, 09:05 PM.
          "Democracy is a form of worship. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses." H.L. Mencken

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          • #6
            Originally posted by skooly View Post
            Unlike the Presidential election, the women with the most points actually won.
            If the woman you're referring to was more interested in winning the game and less interested in running up the score, she would be President today.

            Pete (knows that there were other factors, but her relentless pursuit of extra voters in blue states was pretty damned stupid in hindsight)

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            • #7
              I didn't see where skooly was claiming a rules change. Just stating a fact of the matter.

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              • #8
                A few years ago my college football team lost a game even though they had more yards.
                One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.

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