USA v. Chile, Sunday 6/16, noon, FOX

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The United States lead Group F, with 3 points and a 13 goal difference.

Chile is in 3rd place in Group F, with 0 points and a -2 goal difference.

In other Group F action, Sweden plays Thailand earlier that morning at 9am.
 

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If Sweden fails to win by 14 goals USA #1 in group confirmed.
What if Sweden beats Thailand by 1 and then beats USA by 1.... they win group (with +4GD) and that massive goal differential for the USA means zilch. USA would still go through provided they beat/tie Chile, and a bit of humility would be good before the knockout matches.
 

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What if Sweden beats Thailand by 1 and then beats USA by 1.... they win group (with +4GD) and that massive goal differential for the USA means zilch. USA would still go through provided they beat/tie Chile, and a bit of humility would be good before the knockout matches.
And avoid France in the quarterfinals
 
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I hate when the PreGame Show is on one channel and the game is on another.

Also this game is basically over even though it's just 2-0. Now what, 17 days until USA v Sweden? Why does the space between games seem so far apart in this tournament? Are they longer or is it just me?
It’s a really bad schedule. Men’s WC has a match every 4 days for each team during the group stage. This current schedule is a joke. This Cup has typically 2matches/day, there were 3 on Friday - somebody must’ve screwed that up.
 

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What a joke of a VAR - US player was offside on the free kick, and they VAR a knocked down US player that had no chance of being in the play but had a foot on the line.


ETA - Hahaha, and fittingly Lloyd misses it.
 

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It’s a really bad schedule. Men’s WC has a match every 4 days for each team during the group stage. This current schedule is a joke. This Cup has typically 2matches/day, there were 3 on Friday - somebody must’ve screwed that up.
I guess there are fewer teams and groups, which means fewer games, and they're trying to make the tournament take the same amount of time? I suppose there is a logic to it but I'd prefer things proceed at a nice pace, especially with so many of the early games being poor matchups.
 
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Looking ahead there's 4 games tomorrow and 4 to finish up group play on Thursday so things will move more quickly this week, and then knockouts begin.

Now it's time for me to switch to complaining about the USMNT game against Guyana starting at 10pm.
 

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I guess there are fewer teams and groups, which means fewer games, and they're trying to make the tournament take the same amount of time? I suppose there is a logic to it but I'd prefer things proceed at a nice pace, especially with so many of the early games being poor matchups.
Yeah, only 24 teams which may be about 8 too many from a competitive standpoint. If length of tournament is important for this, then maybe have a play-in stage, similar to the last 2 spots of the NCAA tournament, but being for 16 teams to fill the spots 17-24 of the current format. At least then those last 8 teams get a single match against a team of similar quality, which could actually make for a more interesting viewing - not that Thailand vs Moldova or the Solomon Islands vs Lichtenstein would be a huge sponsorship draw, but they would be better matched so not to be a blowout, because if the idea is to grow the women’s game around the world, the minnows can’t always feel like they only get sand kicked in their face on the big stage, that’s counterproductive to progress.
 

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I hate when the PreGame Show is on one channel and the game is on another.
This is a fair criticism. What is up with that? At the Club's viewing party for the Thailand game, we missed the first 5 minutes of action because they were tuned into the pre-game on the wrong channel, and in typical sports bar fashion, changing the channel was a complicated ordeal.
 

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This is a fair criticism. What is up with that? At the Club's viewing party for the Thailand game, we missed the first 5 minutes of action because they were tuned into the pre-game on the wrong channel, and in typical sports bar fashion, changing the channel was a complicated ordeal.
This weekend Fox was juggling the WWC, the US Open (golf) plus the Mens U23 championship game on Saturday. Plus regular main network Fox has its own non-sports shows. They try to put the main event at any given time on Main Fox, then FS1 then FS2. NBC has a similar arrangement. I'm sympathetic to the purpose behind it, even though I hate it. Other weekends have different but similar conflicts. But I rarely give pregame shows my full attention, and put them on while I go off in another room doing stuff, and end up in the same situation as you in the bar. I'm mentally tuned in to hear the difference between chitchat and live game description. So if the show that follows the pregame is more blah blah, it's often 5 minutes gone before I realize it's different people talking about something completely different and then I switch to the game and can't even rewind, unless it was important enough to record.
 
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