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Maofan7

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RIP Martin Peters who has passed away at the age of 76 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. An England legend who scored the 2nd English goal in the 4-2 win over West Germany in the 1966 World Cup Final
 
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NeilJLeonard

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For the past week or so the CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament for Women's Soccer is being held in Texas. As of last night the Group stage ended with the following results:

Group A
USA .........9 pounts
Costa Rica 6 points
Haiti...……..3 points
Panama.....0 points

Group B
Canada...…...…...9 points
Mexico...…………..6 points
Jamaica.........….3 points
St Kitts & Nevis..0 points

The tournament now moves to Los Angeles.

Semi-Final #1 - 02/07/20
Canada v Cost Rica 7PM ET on Fox Sports Plus

Semi-Final #2- 02/07/20
USA v Mexico 10 PM ET on FS1

The winners of these 2 game will advance to the Olympics as CONCACAF's 2 representatives.


FINAL 02/09/20 6PM ET on FS2

IMvhO The USA and Canada should play in the final.


NJL
 
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NeilJLeonard

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As expected, a USA v Canada final.

Canada struggled to win v Costa Rica:
Canada 1 v 0 Costa Rica

USA scored early and scored late to defeat Mexico:
USA 4 v 0 Mexico.

The 1st half of the final ended as a 0-0 tie.

The USA broke the tie in the 61st minute forcing Canada to change to a different formation that opened the field for the USA's attack. They scored 2 more times for a final of:

USA 3 v 0 Canada

By far the best played game of the entire tournament. The score does not indicate how close the game actually was.

Both teams advance to the 2020 Olympics.

NJL
 

ballettmaus

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The US Soccer Federation claims unequal pay is justified because it requires more skill to be a male soccer player. My jaw just dropped to the floor. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/11/us/us-soccer-federation-court-document-trnd/index.html

According to the court filing, the job performed by players on the women's team requires less skill, effort and responsibility than the one performed by players on the men's team. "... A reasonable juror could conclude that the job MNT player requires materially different skill and more responsibility than Plaintiff's job does, while also taking place under materially different working conditions," according to the federation's filing.

I don't know about US players but I know that German female soccer players usually have a full time job because they get paid so little they can't be professional athletes.
 

Artistic Skaters

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The head of the federation has apologized and acted like he was unaware of this legal strategy. Conveniently, he only did this after sponsors started complaining.
I hope they turn those jerseys inside out every chance they get.
 

Aceon6

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The head of the federation has apologized and acted like he was unaware of this legal strategy. Conveniently, he only did this after sponsors started complaining.
I hope they turn those jerseys inside out every chance they get.
Yeah. I read the thing and was wondering what sport the legal people were talking about. If anything, the women have MORE skill.
 

skatingguy

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So they were planning to continue with the things as normal.

Premier League matches set to continue as Boris Johnson details UK ******** plan


But this news just broke a little while ago.

Brighton vs Arsenal postponed after Mikel Arteta tests positive for ********

The decision was taken after Arsenal players self isolated following their manager’s positive test for *********-19
 

NeilJLeonard

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Buzz,

You let me down. The Prem has continued and Liverpool won it. I thought you'd be all over that....;)

NJL (ManU fans simply do not want to know about that, but they have to admit that Liverpool deserves their first Premier League title and their 19th top tier championship overall - one behind ManU...;)..)
 

Maofan7

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Aston Villa 7 - 2 Liverpool


Just to think that Aston Villa came within an inch of being relegated last season!

Manchester United were also beaten by Tottenham 6-1!
 

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