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Post by UPSoccerFanatic on Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:48 am

Both Stephanie and Angie will be back at the next Women's National Team camp (37 players going, altogether, as a lead in to the Algarve Cup). The interesting news is that Cori Alexander will be going and so will Lindsey Huie! Wow, if Huie is back playing, how great. I'd thought she was finished with soccer.

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Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:27 pm

Wow!, That's cool.

It'd be great to see Lindsey roaming the midfield again. It's great that Pia is willing to look at her.

It's nice to see that Cory will be able to show her stuff That kind of experience will help for the future. Yu have to figure Briana is about ready to retire.

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Post by FANatic on Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:29 pm

Very surprising to see Huie's name associated with soccer again. She must have really missed it! Very Happy

Nice shot for Cori. If she impresses Pia, she could be a future addition to the team, if not this summer's Olympic Team. Cheers for her! She's really come a long way in the last few years. Shows you what hard work and heart can do to bring you special opportunities in life (mixed in with a little talent, of course). cheers

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Post by Geezaldinho on Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:52 pm

I saw this blog today Women's Soccer USA.

It's interesting to see the blogger make a distinction between those players affiliated with schools or clubs, and those who have a contract with the US team. Those players have (U.S. Soccer residency) after their names.

I don't think the Blogger has it quite right, though. Stephanie was offered a contract while she was still at UP and has probably accepted it by now, and Angie almost certainly has been offered one.

If Queenie gets a chance, she will too. Time will tell.

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Post by UPSoccerFanatic on Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:37 pm

Angie has been offered a contract.

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Post by Geezaldinho on Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:42 pm

Great!

Then we need Megan to get healthy again and the greatest attacking trio of all time will be back together. Very Happy

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Post by Harry Redknapp on Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:39 pm

Geezer

The only way the greatest attacking trio in Pilots history is back together is if Sinc magically qualified to play for the US!

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Post by FANatic on Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:22 am

That's a great point, Martin. But what I'm sure geezer meant, and he will definitely respond himself to your post, is this: On the 2005 monster championship team, where Sinc scored an NCAA record 39 goals and won every post season award possible, the core midfield that helped give Christine so many opportunites, consisted of the incredible attacking machine of Huie, Woznuk and M. Rapinoe.

I don't have a problem calling them the greatest attacking trio of all time. Christine is incomparable.
Like a Mozart, Jordan or Gretzky, she is on her own level, far up in the clouds. Calling this monster attacking midfield the greatest attacking trio is certainly no slight to Sinc.

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Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:50 am

Thanks FANatic,

always nice when someone has your back

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Post by GUPhantom on Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:18 pm

The Fearsome Foursome! Weren't they a scary sight....for our opponents?!


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Post by Geezaldinho on Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:41 pm

GREAT PICTURE!

One of the scariest looking things I've seen in a long time....

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Post by A_Fan on Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:53 pm

That photo brings tears of joy to the eyes. It appears to have been taken after Wozzie made that quick goal in the opening seconds of the 2005 final.

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Post by GUPhantom on Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:18 pm

You're right A_Fan! That was Angie's opening goal. It was an awesome strike! That Championship Final win was the Perfect ending to a Perfect season!!!

....unlike what happened to the Patriots yesterday.... pale

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Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:31 pm

after I made the gaff that Martin corrected me on, the picture of Sinc and the greatest offensive midfield trio to don a Pilot uniform somehow reminded me of the John Kennedy quote when he was greeting Nobel prize winners at a white house dinner in 1962.



..probably the greatest concentration of talent and genius in this house except for perhaps those times when Thomas Jefferson ate alone.

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Post by UPSoccerFanatic on Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:59 pm

An interesting story about the picture. You all remember, I know, that after scoring that first goal, Angie headed right for the bench for a group celebration. What I didn't know was that she had told the team that's what she would do, if she scored a goal. Now, there's confidence! sunny

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Post by fozziewozzie on Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:09 pm

while i am thrilled to remember that season, i am almost equally sad about how many more championships we could have won if we hadnt lost sinc, angie, steph an megan to world cup/championships. an i know it's better for the program to have our players go to those touney's, but....

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Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:27 pm

I still have to think that if they thought they wouldn't have the opportunity to play for National teams, they wouldn't have come here.

That's just part of the bargain for recruiting top players.

The secret is ho to plan for the years when those players won't be around--- stock a couple of extra players?

you don't need to give out scholarships to kids who aren't in school....

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Post by fozziewozzie on Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:45 pm

it seems like we will be missing quite a few key ingridients for this season as well. with keelin, elli, foxhoven an i'm sure missing some others off the top of my head at key times in the season we well again be relying on freshman to step up. but this class, i really think is the best since the misaki/barr class. granted we took a beating their frosh season because the class was so large an inexpierienced. but i believe this class is probably the most talented an ready to step in as we have ever welcomed.

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Post by Geezaldinho on Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:02 am

I wouldn't panic.

We'll probably lose Sophie.

Of the others, we'll probably lose 2. I have an idea of which two, but I ain't saying.

Whenever I do that, it comes back to bite me.

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Post by FANatic on Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:13 am

Isn't Michelle Enyeart on that roster? I would think we would definitely lose her. Crying or Very sad

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Post by fozziewozzie on Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:29 am

so geezer, if you think we are only going to lose two an one of them is sophie, that means i think, that the second one is either keelin, elli or foxhoven. now that is a conundrum! i have to think keelin's stock has risen considerably with her play this last season. i believe that both elli an foxhoven were key contribitors on previous teams. oh, i just remembered, charney burk. really, only one other?? anyone want to guess who that one might be??

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Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:41 am

Actually, if you read what I said, it's Sophie AND two others....

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Post by fozziewozzie on Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:56 am

ok, sophie an two others. im still baffled. i hope that it is only two others. if i'm the coach i don't see how you wouldn't want a defensive stalwart like keelin on your team. but on the other hand, from what i've tried to gleen from ussocer.com, it sounds like elli, foxhoven an charney can be pretty key to the team. i really hope you are right geezer. but i have come to know that you are pretty right on with your predictions/conclusions.

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Post by FANatic on Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:43 am

My guess? We'll lose Sophie, Michelle Enyeart and Keelin Winters probably for sure. Elli Reed? Possibly. Danielle Foxhoven? Probably not. Happy for them. Hopefully strengthens Pilots for a big run in 2009! Cool

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Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:04 pm

I just don't think that all four will be selected because of two reasons - Diccico and the numbers game.

The numbers first: I think there will be an effort to spread the roster out over regions of the country, possibly conferences, too. Part of the politics of the Youth National team seems to be representation in regions. They only take 20 players to the WC , I think. If they took all 4 and still wanted some of the Pac 10 kids( I'm sure they do) there won't be many other slots left. Not only that, but a couple of injuries might put Diccico in the position of starting 4 players from UP, which leads us to
reason 2 - Diccico: Sorry guys, Tony has always been an East Coast , ACC, and especially UNC guy. He's never been particularly kind to UP and West Region players. Even when Milbrett and MacMillan played for him (160+ goals between them) they were treated as subs or "supersubs". Macmillan in particular, had to fight for every second of playing time on the WNT.

Diccico once explained that he wanted Mac to come off the bench to spark the team. My question - if she could do that, why not have her in there to begin with?

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