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U.S. women settle for a draw in U-20 World Cup soccer opener

Original post made on Jul 15, 2010

Stanford's Rachel Quon, Teresa Noyola and Courtney Verloo all saw action for the U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team as it opened play in the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup with a 1-1 deadlock with Ghana on Wednesday in Dresden, Germany. This is the first time the USA has tied an opening match of a U-19/U-20 FIFA Women's World Cup after winning four straight openers since the inaugural tournament in 2002.

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Posted by nicholaskissiedu
a resident of another community
on Jul 15, 2010 at 2:11 am

ghanaians can go far but let the reffrees be very far

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Posted by kissiedu
a resident of Community Center
on Jul 15, 2010 at 2:14 am

good job for officials

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Posted by ussoccerfan
a resident of another community
on Jul 16, 2010 at 8:10 am

Question... why can't the women wear their uniforms they way they were designed to be worn? Show some respect and don't roll the waistband over on the shorts, don't roll the sleeves of the jersey so it looks like a tank-top.

If you want to represent the USA and wear short-shorts and tank-tops, try beach soccer. They looked disgraceful. You didn't see the mens team altering the uniform.

I don't want the world to see them in the final game looking like slobs, better they lose now in the group stage.

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Posted by ??
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 16, 2010 at 8:39 am

Perhaps they had been given mens' sized uniforms which were too big, too long in the leg, too baggy, etc. If the uniform had been designed for women to wear, then the women may not have had to adjust them to fit their bodies.

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Posted by ussoccerfan
a resident of another community
on Jul 16, 2010 at 11:55 am

Clearly they were designed for women. Give me a break, this is not the first time women have ever played soccer. You really believe that Nike doesn't know how to design for women?

It's probably their attitudes that need adjusting and not their uniforms.

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Posted by ??
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 16, 2010 at 2:39 pm

No idea about Nike, but I know that AYSO soccer uniforms and school pe clothes are definitely not designed for women. Also, some of the fan shirts for professional teams are also not designed for women's figures.

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Posted by Help, please
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jul 17, 2010 at 11:05 am

Wait a can I watch the rest of this Women's World Cup??? Is it done already?


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