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Date: 07/17/11 06:39 PM

67 Responses to USA Vs Japan: The Penalty Kick Shootout

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    July 17, 2011 at 6:41 pm
    Link: USA Vs Japan: The Penalty Kick Shootout - And it came down to a shootout in today`s women`s World Cup. Here`s how it all went down... Thoughts, I-A-B footie fans?
  2. Profile photo of Zuki
    Zuki Female 18-29
    165 posts
    July 17, 2011 at 6:56 pm
    Wow we just gave that to them.
  3. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    July 17, 2011 at 7:03 pm
    My plans to watch this went down the Must-See-Harry-Potter-Right-Now tubes.
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    cryingrose Female 18-29
    57 posts
    July 17, 2011 at 7:10 pm
    >:(
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    skypirate Male 18-29
    2345 posts
    July 17, 2011 at 7:11 pm
    in the totally non-American spirit, second aint that bad right?
  6. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 17, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    this would have been interesting if "Penalty Shot" involved some sort of firearm.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    July 17, 2011 at 7:37 pm
    Second best team IN THE WORLD is pretty good really.
    Penelty kicks sux, but what else can you do? Play for 5 hours?
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2011 at 7:39 pm
    Oh noes! We lost a women`s soccer game!
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    RAGEMONSTER Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2011 at 8:01 pm
    Womens soccer....LOL
  10. Profile photo of SephirothA83
    SephirothA83 Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2011 at 8:16 pm
    For how well we played, we really sucked it up when it counted.
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    funkerbink Male 30-39
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    July 17, 2011 at 8:17 pm
    I never will claim to understand more about soccer or football for the picky ones other than most goals wins but as far as I am concerned that`s the stupidest way to resolve a tie game. For any sport.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2011 at 8:29 pm
    those are some butt ugly women
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    swiftkeys Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2011 at 8:33 pm
    Theres women`s soccer? double you tee drat?
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2011 at 9:03 pm
    The last Japanese kicker is drating hot.
  15. Profile photo of SweetAngel92
    SweetAngel92 Female 18-29
    59 posts
    July 17, 2011 at 9:06 pm
    since it is women`s scoccer, does it really count?
  16. Profile photo of thenedman
    thenedman Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2011 at 9:19 pm
    Reminds me of a quote from my mate "Watching woman`s football reminds me of what it was like when I was first trying to learn the controls on FIFA".
  17. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    July 17, 2011 at 9:20 pm
    Butt ugly Cyberdyne, and yet, you *STILL* will never have a chance with them.
  18. Profile photo of jpfu220
    jpfu220 Male 18-29
    65 posts
    July 17, 2011 at 9:39 pm
    we(usa) lost that game when the defenders decided that it was a good idea to try to clear a ball across the net...that is basic stuff! cmon now! hope solo is a dime though.
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    Nocciolina Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2011 at 9:48 pm
    Wow... good for Japan
  20. Profile photo of capnlumps
    capnlumps Male 13-17
    41 posts
    July 17, 2011 at 9:56 pm
    lol, womens sports.
  21. Profile photo of GosuPaul
    GosuPaul Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2011 at 10:03 pm
    Jesus guys.

    Have a heart.

    Japan`s had it rougher than hell this year.

    I really admire our U.S. team for giving Japan the pity win.

    Hell, they even made it seem a lot like Hope Solo screwed up three times. Clearly though, she gave those goals away. Everyone knows, if there`s ONE thing Solos are good at, it`s ball blocking.
  22. Profile photo of Sachi001
    Sachi001 Male 30-39
    599 posts
    July 17, 2011 at 10:39 pm
    @xCYBERDYNEx
    those are some butt ugly women

    Racist twat
  23. Profile photo of slidinrides
    slidinrides Male 18-29
    24 posts
    July 17, 2011 at 11:05 pm
    @Sachi001

    Who said he was talking about one specific team?
  24. Profile photo of xelous
    xelous Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2011 at 11:16 pm
    Grats Japan, wth was w/that second shot America?
  25. Profile photo of slimofswiv
    slimofswiv Male 30-39
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    July 17, 2011 at 11:20 pm
    japan won fair and square, tho women`s football isn`t on a par with the men`s game, then again i wouldn`t expect a lot of you yanks to like either of them, stick to sports that a played in mainly just you`re own country and that the rest of the world relly doesn`t care for, world series? no other country competes lol, super bowl? i`d rather watch a fruit bowl, and don`t even get me started on ice hockey or basketball, only one sport is called the beautiful game ;-)
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    monkeyman828 Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2011 at 11:28 pm
    almost as embarrassing as brazil missing four penalty kicks earlier in the day.
  27. Profile photo of xCYBERDYNEx
    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2011 at 11:42 pm
    @Sachi001

    I was talking about both teams you f*cking moron, if im a twat then you`re a gaping sh*t hole.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2011 at 11:45 pm
    keep trying SilverThread you`re still too retarded to troll properly
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    crivvens Male 40-49
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    July 17, 2011 at 11:56 pm
    Congrats Japan - And well done to the hosts Germany brilliant attendances at all the games and a full Stadium for the final :)

    England beat Japan 2 - 0 just sayin :)
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    pianok Male 50-59
    320 posts
    July 18, 2011 at 12:00 am
    I hope none of them women ever decide to kick me.
  31. Profile photo of Sachi001
    Sachi001 Male 30-39
    599 posts
    July 18, 2011 at 1:04 am
    @xCYBERDYNEx
    @Sachi001

    I was talking about both teams you f*cking moron, if im a twat then you`re a gaping sh*t hole.

    That`s right cyberdyne the biggest gaping shi*t hole you ever stepped in.
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    SmokyMcPott Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2011 at 1:17 am
    Japa-an, FU_CK YEAH!
    Coming again, to save the mother fu_cking day yeah!
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    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
    1557 posts
    July 18, 2011 at 1:22 am
    The problem with Arsenal is they always try and walk it in...
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    LionHeart-72 Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2011 at 1:30 am
    Doh! FIFA went and pulled the clip.

    Greedy, greedy. I take it from the comments that Japan won though.
  35. Profile photo of Beardofzeus
    Beardofzeus Male 30-39
    670 posts
    July 18, 2011 at 1:35 am
    This link works (for now, at least)
  36. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2011 at 2:29 am
    I never will claim to understand more about soccer or football for the picky ones other than most goals wins but as far as I am concerned that`s the stupidest way to resolve a tie game. For any sport.

    Agreed, penalties are a terrible way to do it. On the other hand, I can`t think of a better way really - you can`t just keep playing on and on.

    Now, having said that, there are good penalties and bad penalties. The first 3 US penalties were terrible, and not just because they were saved.
    #1 and #3 need to put the ball right in the corner, not halfway across. Halfway is the perfect place for the goalie to save it if they guess correctly. If it`s right in the corner, it`s very difficult to get to even if the goalie does guess the right way. And #2... you absolutely HAVE to get it on target and force the save, that`s basic.
    #4 was ballsy going in the top corner, but it was powerful and on-target, so the gamble paid off.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    July 18, 2011 at 2:29 am
    Also, US goalie needs to dive with more confidence. If she`d committed to that dive to the right on the third Japanese penalty, she could maybe have gotten both hands to it and kept it out, but you can see her second-guessing herself and not going for it.
    And to not dive at all on the first is bad. As a keeper, you`re not under pressure to save a penalty, it`s considered a bonus if you can but nobody expects you to be a mindreader. What you need to do is just guess a direction and completely go for it.
    Nobody will blame you if you guess wrongly, but to not guess at all is no good.
  38. Profile photo of Angell
    Angell Male 18-29
    37 posts
    July 18, 2011 at 3:17 am
    `you can`t just keep playing on and on.`

    That is exactly how it should be decided... If tied after 90 mins, 30 mins of extra time, if still tied after that, play until the next goal is scored, not have a shootout..
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    cossack10 Male 18-29
    50 posts
    July 18, 2011 at 3:34 am
    Wait, this is the female world cup!? I hope someone -thoroughly- checked the Japanese side to make sure they were indeed female... =/
  40. Profile photo of CaptKangaroo
    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
    2313 posts
    July 18, 2011 at 4:10 am
    "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim from FIFA".
    What a crock-this whole copyright thing has gotten out of hand.
  41. Profile photo of EdiMesic
    EdiMesic Male 18-29
    594 posts
    July 18, 2011 at 4:17 am
    Agreeing with CaptKangaroo.

    This copyright bullsht is really starting to get on
    my last nerves.
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
    1677 posts
    July 18, 2011 at 4:19 am
    "That is exactly how it should be decided... If tied after 90 mins, 30 mins of extra time, if still tied after that, play until the next goal is scored, not have a shootout.."

    I pray you don`t work for FIFA. What happens if they still don`t score after like 3 hours, just keep playing? Take the Brazil match last night, if penalty shootouts didn`t exist they`d still be playing now, even after 4 attempts in the shootout Brazil managed to finish with nil goals. Also, what about games that do get finished your way, after like 2.5-3 hours of football the winning team would be so exhausted there`d be no point in them going through to the next round. Next goal wins is an idiotic way of deciding things even at the best of times, thats why the golden goals been scrapped. Now, if you really want to complain about an unfair way of deciding a tie that ends in a draw, look no further than the away goals rule, that poo just makes no drating sense!!
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    Nebbie Male 18-29
    864 posts
    July 18, 2011 at 4:28 am
    @almightybob The first penalty she did commit, she just realized she was wrong before she could get into a dive. Watch it again. I played goalkeeper for years and I`ve done that. It`s tough to change direction, especially on an injured knee. (she had to have her knee looked at twice) Solo did all she could, I think her and Wambach are the only US players who should have no regrets about their performance.
  44. Profile photo of CreamK
    CreamK Male 40-49
    1423 posts
    July 18, 2011 at 4:30 am
    Damn you FIFA.. like it`s bad for them that womens football gets more publicity? These Big C`s still don`t get internet...
  45. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    July 18, 2011 at 4:45 am
    The video embed should be fixed now, thanks Beardofzeus.

    @paddy, agreed for the most part, but I don`t mind away goals so much, there`s definitely an element of home-team advantage in football so it kind of makes sense. I certainly prefer it to penalties.

    @nebbie, fair enough, I didn`t realise she was injured, can`t blame her then. I thought she was shimmying to one side early to encourage the shot in a particular direction. Looking at it again, maybe it was just that she committed a little early on the first one.
  46. Profile photo of Justin9235
    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2011 at 5:32 am
    Still.. it`s women`s soccer. Who the drat cares? If you have that much minor talent, you don`t deserve to win a sport.
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    Wendypants Female 30-39
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    July 18, 2011 at 6:40 am
    slimofswiv, well said, thanks :)
    It is the most beautiful game I`ve ever had the pleasure to watch, even women`s football; it was wonderful to see Japan win the world cup!! Sugoi! (Hope I spelled that correctly).
  48. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    July 18, 2011 at 6:48 am
    Congrats to Japan.

    The women on the US team were hotter, they`ll still have that.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    July 18, 2011 at 7:37 am
    Soccer should just be shoot outs. its more exciting!
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2011 at 8:03 am
    @Sachii well atleast you admit it, that`s a step in the right direction.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2011 at 8:12 am
    Mark my words, Futbol is going to become America`s biggest sport in about Five years...
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    zlatan Male 18-29
    292 posts
    July 18, 2011 at 8:45 am
    @angelmassb noooooooooo way. if that happens, i will personally send you 100,000 US Dollars. seriously, take a screen shot of this, save it for five years, and contact me. that`s how sure i am soccer will never be more popular than american football, or basketball.
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    metalm0rgan Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2011 at 8:46 am
    USA only scored one of their penalties?! They gotta work on them!
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    ohplease Male 50-59
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    July 18, 2011 at 8:49 am
    jpfu220 hit the nail on the head "we(usa) lost that game when the defenders decided that it was a good idea to try to clear a ball across the net" and they did it twice, and the penalty kicks sucked.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    July 18, 2011 at 9:22 am
    And America still doesn`t still give a f*ck about soccer.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    July 18, 2011 at 9:26 am
    Well guys i did`nt see the match but when a final go to penalties this mean that the two teams are balanced. Penalties are in most of cases question of luck and self control. Both goalkeepers was fine but i think that USA team was a bit nervous and this make the difference. Wish you better luck next time, with more training in penalties and self control you can do it.
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2011 at 10:09 am
    USA team has alot of hotties.. cept for that wombach. pretty sure shes a man
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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
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    July 18, 2011 at 10:42 am
    http://nelsonhaha.com/
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    TypicalJerk Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2011 at 11:01 am
    Terrible shots taken from the US. The Goalie also looks like a big clumsy buffoon in this sequence. one wrong direction and another missed by less than a foot.
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    Sinclair Male 30-39
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    July 18, 2011 at 11:34 am
    Who cares, most of the USA team are hot.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    July 18, 2011 at 11:47 am
    Womens!?!?! Are we sure about that with Japan? Yikes never have so many female mulletts been seen in one place since lillith fair!!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 18, 2011 at 11:51 am

    US team lost.
    can we go back to not caring about women`s sports now.
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    RG900 Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2011 at 12:05 pm
    that game was epic
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    crudson Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2011 at 3:22 pm
    At least Hope Solo is still hot.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    July 18, 2011 at 11:11 pm
    You sexist male bastard commenters!!

    (I don`t really care, but it seemed like somebody ought to say that.) 8-)
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2011 at 1:09 am
    crapy recording of the tv itself, but not bad and still up
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaluXYw7J2A
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    ardystic Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2011 at 2:25 am
    the game was pretty exciting.

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