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  • Originally posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet View Post
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    Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
    But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
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    • Originally posted by unofan View Post
      Her point is stupid. You can't compare stats across genders when they don't compete directly against one another, or at the least compete in vastly different skill levels. For all I know, there's some level local USL player who's scored more goals than anyone. But that wouldn't make him the all-time leading goal scorer, either.
      Yeah, a guy makes that point in the comments points this out and is getting crucified.

      Get past the US, Canada, Germany, Japan, Brazil, China, and maybe Norway and it's a sharp sharp drop in quality. Mia and Abby made a living on scoring 3+ a game against bad teams.
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      Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
      But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
      Originally posted by Doyle Woody
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      • Re: World Soccer XXV - the run up to the World Cup

        Originally posted by unofan View Post
        Her point is stupid. You can't compare stats across genders when they don't compete directly against one another, or at the least compete in vastly different skill levels. For all I know, there's some level local USL player who's scored more goals than anyone. But that wouldn't make him the all-time leading goal scorer, either.
        Let Abby Wambach play on the USMNT and tell me how often she would score. That's my counter-argument.
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          Not that I care what she thinks but I think all of you are missing the point...no one would call Abby Wambach the US all-time leading scorer. They'd qualify it with "Women's" but no one cares to qualify Landon in the same way even though he has scored less than some women. It is complete uncomparabke but it's not about comparing it's about properly qualifying. If you talk about Pete Sampras, you qualify him as a great Mens tennis player.
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          • Originally posted by Shirtless Guy View Post
            Not that I care what she thinks but I think all of you are missing the point...no one would call Abby Wambach the US all-time leading scorer. They'd qualify it with "Women's" but no one cares to qualify Landon in the same way even though he has scored less than some women. It is complete uncomparabke but it's not about comparing it's about properly qualifying. If you talk about Pete Sampras, you qualify him as a great Mens tennis player.
            True, but it's referred to in context. They're talking about the Men's team so they refer to as such. Next summer during the Women's WC I'm sure the same will be used for Abby.

            Of course the writer could be mistaken as they may have referred to Landon as the US's All Time leading World Cup goal scorer.

            US Soccer at least does put the teams on equal footing with MNT and WNT being used.
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            Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
            But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
            Originally posted by Doyle Woody
            Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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              god that was a waste of mookie's time.
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                Originally posted by unofan View Post
                Her point is stupid. You can't compare stats across genders when they don't compete directly against one another, or at the least compete in vastly different skill levels. For all I know, there's some level local USL player who's scored more goals than anyone. But that wouldn't make him the all-time leading goal scorer, either.
                And then she goes on to make the same "error" herself by stating that, "Abby Wambach is the all-time leading goal scorer in the world, among all soccer players, male or female." Um, really? Per Wiki, Pele scored 1281 goals. Oh, I guess she meant that Abby was the top goal scorer in INTERNATIONAL competitions - well, she should have qualified it that way, then! Must be precise, mustn't we?
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                • Originally posted by LynahFan View Post
                  And then she goes on to make the same "error" herself by stating that, "Abby Wambach is the all-time leading goal scorer in the world, among all soccer players, male or female." Um, really? Per Wiki, Pele scored 1281 goals. Oh, I guess she meant that Abby was the top goal scorer in INTERNATIONAL competitions - well, she should have qualified it that way, then! Must be precise, mustn't we?
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                  • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
                    Or maybe not.

                    The only certainty out of this? The Sounders will be getting paid. Since Yedlin is a Homegrown Player the Sounders keep 75% of the transfer money, up to $650k of which will be Allocation Money (basically extra Salary Cap money). The rest? Who knows.
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                    Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
                    But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
                    Originally posted by Doyle Woody
                    Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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                    • Re: World Soccer XXV - the run up to the World Cup

                      Here you go eods:
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                        Originally posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet View Post
                        I'm DVR-ing this game, but I'm paranoid that I'm going to find a way to spoil it before I get home.

                        If one of you could do me a favor and post the starting formations in the non-spoiler thread, so I don't feel tempted to try to find it elsewhere and accidentally spoil the score, I'd be appreciative.

                        OK, here you go.

                        On paper it looks like both teams are going 4-5-1....

                        Brazil:

                        Cesar

                        Maicon - Luiz - Dante - Marcelo

                        Gustavo - Rosa - Hulk - Oscar - Barnard

                        Fred

                        For Germany, I'm a bit surprised, but

                        Neuer

                        Lahm - Boateng - Hummels - Howedes

                        Khedira - Schweinsteiger - Muller - Kroos - Ozil

                        Klose
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                        • Re: World Soccer XXV - the run up to the World Cup

                          128 million transfer fee for Suarez to Barca.
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                            Originally posted by First Time, Long Time View Post
                            128 million transfer fee for Suarez to Barca.
                            Jeez.

                            Then again, I guess players in their prime who just led the Premier League in goals by a mile don't come cheap.

                            I'm liking the look of:

                            --------- Suarez ----------
                            Neymar -- Messi -- Iniesta
                            ---- Busquets - Rakitic ----

                            Not sure how they're going to fill the massive Carles Puyol-shaped hole in their defense though.
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                              Originally posted by jmh View Post
                              Jeez.

                              Then again, I guess players in their prime who just led the Premier League in goals by a mile don't come cheap.

                              I'm liking the look of:

                              --------- Suarez ----------
                              Neymar -- Messi -- Iniesta
                              ---- Busquets - Rakitic ----

                              Not sure how they're going to fill the massive Carles Puyol-shaped hole in their defense though.
                              Will they be playing the old Run and Shoot style where they'll just try to outscore everyone?

                              Also, wonder where Liverpool spends the cash. In the old days when they sold players like Kevin Keegan, they'd get someone as good if not better.
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                                Seen several reports saying Liverpool is "keeping an eye on" Bony and Davies from Swansea.
                                Liverpool has had a decent transfer period already adding in Lambert, Lallana and Can
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