I would say that the USA will consistently be one of the top teams in the world for decades to come. The women's game doesn't have as many of the hurdles in the US that the men's game does.Pride comes before a fall. I cant wait for the team that stuffs the USA.
The problem is not that the USA are good. There is no doubt they are. The problem is most of the other teams are behind the curve on fitness, technique, development, and leagues. I've no doubt that eventually the european teams will catch up. After all the mens game is a bear-pit when it comes to competitiveness at the national level, where the USA barely get a look in.
Eventually the USA will be a footnote like the mens team due to their league structures. Might take a loooooong time though.
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Sounds like the issue people had wasn't as much with the 13-0 scoreline.Interesting point about last night. Is it 'correct' to beat someone as soundly as USA did ? One could argue it isn't "sporting" but I have always looked at it from the other point of view. If I am in competition with someone then I am there to beat them by as big a margin as I can because I assume they are out to do the same. The modest statement of "I took it easy for the last twenty minutes" seems so patronising and only makes the loser feel worse.
As a teenager - into my early fourties I used to play crown green bowls (yeah I know...old man's game...but it isn't I assure you) and eventually had the honour of representing Wales. I remember only too well playing the senior team members as a youngster and getting hammered 21-5 or even less, going home and breaking my heart but determined to do better. My old man used to say "Smile, shake hands, walk away then come home and cry".
As my game improved I would score maybe 12 or even 15.....I'd walk off the green proud of myself only to hear my opponent say "I let him have a couple, don't want to put him off playing". It was so undermining to my confidence initially but eventually I realised I'd earned every single point and they were trying to defend the score and their reputation. Then one day I began winning....such a feeling . I vowed then to beat my opponent 21-0 if I could, no mercy....not cruel... just fiercely competitive. We don't watch sports to see teams deliberately let their opponents off the hook....well at least I don't.
So well played USA, well done in setting a new World Cup record and commiserations to Thailand who were gracious in defeat. It could have stayed at 3-0 for the second half but instead we enjoyed a goal fest.