Is it just me or does Carli Lloyd seem to have old woman syndrome? It feels like she has been salty for a long time, even when she was still playing in 2019 and not being a featured player. I hope that Alexi Lalas is not influencing her because his analysis is trash IMO.Ertz is playing out of position. She is normally the defensive mid and the dumb arse coach has her playing as a center back. I watched half of the Portugal game and there was no build up through the mid, just direct balls up the flanks. Morgan has been stinking the entire pitch up and should be benched. When one of your right outside backs (Dunn) has more touches than anyone else for the game it means your mid is failing big time. Fox looks clueless and Smith apparently has gone AWOL as she has done nothing since the Vietnam game.
Andonovski must think he only has a couple players on the bench with the way he is using it. Why O'Hara isn't being utilized is beyond my comprehension. Now, they lose Lavelle for the next game due to card accumulation and they in all probability will play Sweden. By all rights they should have been boarding a plane home today, not moving out of their group. Lady luck smiled upon them last night as that shot banged off the right post for Portugal. A few inches to the left and that ball is in the net and it would have been game over.
Dunn, Morgan and Rapinoe dancing and smiling post match and Smith taking selfies with the fans was too much for Carli Lloyd.
Lloyd quote: “There’s a difference in being respectful to the fans and saying hello to your family,” Lloyd said on the FOX postgame show. “But to be dancing? To be smiling? The player of the match was that post.” "(They're) lucky to not be going home right now."
I fully expect a 3/4-0 game in Sweden's favor come Sunday. If things go really bad it could end up being a five to seven goal performance by Sweden.
I don't think it has anything to do with effort or passion. I think there are some issues with team chemistry. they seem to be struggling to connect more than just a few passes together. and even when they finally seemed to break Portugal down as Portugal's legs were tired, it felt like the USA women could not connect on basic passing in the final third.