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    They're beating the crap out of each other. I may have to move into lamaze breathing.
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    Did you catch this earlier today? Really made me curious as to how the game would go down:

    Canada coach accuses U.S. women


    Canada coach John Herdman has accused the U.S. women's soccer team of using "highly illegal" tactics ahead of Monday's Olympic semifinal between the neighboring countries. According to Herdman, an Englishman who took over the Canadian team after a disappointing showing at the 2011 Women's World Cup and led the team to a gold medal at the 2011 Pan American games, the U.S. engages in "illegal marking" on set pieces that he believes is both overlooked by officials and poses an injury threat to opposing players.
    From the AP:
    "One of the big threats we've got to take care of, and what we've paid attention to, is the illegal marking in the box on their corners and free kicks," Herdman said. "Some of the blocking tactics, which are highly illegal, we'll keep an eye on them in the game. We've starting working on that in training without trying to injure our players."
    Herdman said he also hopes to "raise awareness" of the issue with game officials when Canada plays the U.S. in the semifinals on Monday at Old Trafford.
    "Obviously they're trying to free up a key player, but in a very illegal way. ... The U.S., it's what they do well," he said.
    The bitterness of that last line sounds quite similar to New Zealand coach Tony Readings' complaint about the U.S.'s choreographed goal celebrations. "I wouldn't like it if our team did that. When teams concede [goals] they're disappointed and they want to get on with the game. But it's obviously something the Americans do," said Readings.
    This isn't the first time the U.S. has been accused of overly physical play, but to imply that officials have been systematically unaware of "very illegal" tactics seems like Herdman is either trying to play mind games ahead of an important match or he might be laying the groundwork for potential excuses should things not go Canada's way.
    The U.S. currently has a 26-match unbeaten streak going against Canada that dates back to 2001. After an unconvincing Olympic group-stage performance in which they finished third behind Japan and Sweden, respectively, Canada played its best match of the tournament in a 2-0 quarterfinal win over hosts Great Britain.
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    I did. I think they've played equally as rough.
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    Awful lot of trash talking and bad sports this time around. I think I'm going to hurl if someone doesn't score soon.
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    I don't the the extra time is sudden death though.
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    I know, but I just want them to move one way or another. This is more painful than the men's team volleyball against Russia and that was PAINFUL.

    ETA: Damn, they're brutal.
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    I do wish the refs had called a few more of the holding, grabbing, bitch slapping at the beginning of the game so it wouldn't be so blatant now.
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    They're going to have to sucker punch someone 6 inches from the ref's face for them to call anything.
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    Thanks for the explanation and I say showboating only because it seems so frickin serious that I had no idea they actually broke serious athlete mode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeSlice View Post
    They're going to have to sucker punch someone 6 inches from the ref's face for them to call anything.
    I'm surprised there isn't more blood. Anyone who wanders into my office to talk to me is laughing at me because while they're talking I'm "oohing" and "sheeshing" and not even looking at them.
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    Woman down!

    This thing will never end.
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    I think they're all about to drop. I will give them some credit, I don't see as much blatant flopping as I usually see in soccer. They are being kicked and pulled and tripped legitimately. (maybe spoke too soon on the corner)
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    I don't see how they can keep going much longer. They're literally dropping now.
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    The Canadians are looking like the walking wounded. That last play looked like it really hurt, poor girl.
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    Dammit, they're taking plenty of shots, just get one in!!!


    ETA: Ouch!

    ETA2: YEEAAASSSSSS!!!!!!
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