WINNIPEG -- Despite the heated womens soccer rivalry between Canada and the United States that has developed since the London Ol
WINNIPEG -- Despite the heated womens soccer rivalry between Canada and the United States that has developed since the London Olin Regeln 25.01.2018 06:35
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WINNIPEG -- Despite the heated womens soccer rivalry between Canada and the United States that has developed since the London Olympics, coach John Herdman says its important not to make too much of their meeting next week in Winnipeg. Phil Kessel Jersey . "I know for the U.S., at times, they just look at it as another game and they come into the game nice and light and bright, whereas our girls often see it as something bigger than it is," he said Thursday from Vancouver, as the Canadian roster for the exhibition game next Thursday was announced. "Were looking at some new strategies to try and retain the passion but remove the psychological burden." For Winnipeg-born midfielder Desiree Scott, the pressure will be even greater than he suggested. It will be the first time her parents have ever seen her play live. "Its a massive thing for Desiree and weve all got a big smile on our faces," Herdman said. But he says part of the teams job will be to help her focus on doing what she does best and ignore the added pressure. This is a good chance to see how much development has taken place since Herdman started to refocus the team on the kind of game he says they need to play to be competitive at the 2015 World Cup, being held in cities across Canada, including Winnipeg. "This is where your true gap analysis comes in and you get a great sense of how far youve come along the line towards success at the World Cup," he said. "Theres a certain style and approach we want to go with. . . Its more about in this game the attacking processes of managing the ball better under the sort of pressure the U.S. put you under, as well as being a lot more clinical in those key moments, that transitional moment where we are getting chances but not converting." Canada, currently ranked seventh, lost to the No. 1-ranked Americans 1-0 in Texas in their first meeting this year and hasnt managed to beat the Americans since 2001. Then there was the bitter semi-final loss to the Americans at the 2012 Olympics, where a controversial call by a referee left Canadian fans, and players, outraged. One player from that heartbreaker will be returning for this match. Striker Melissa Tancredi is back after taking a couple of years off to return to school. "Shes close to returning back to professional football in the NWSL and to be back full-time with Canada so shell come into this squad a little bit behind the eight-ball but Melissas presence is always felt." He says shes not going to be able to play 90 minutes after being off for two years, but shes a tough competitor with the kind of spirit and grit that can rub off on young players. One player Herdman would have liked still hasnt recovered enough from an ACL injury to play, natural left-footer Lauren Sesselmann, and hes also missing those who play for Swedish teams because of the travel time and a short turnaround. It provides a chance for Herdman to introduce some young players such as 16-year-old Jessie Fleming and 17-year-old Sura Yekka. Justin Abdelkader Team USA Hockey Jersey .com) - The New York Islanders will try to solve their issues against Central Division opponents when they visit the Minnesota Wild for Tuesdays battle at Xcel Energy Center. Ryan Kesler Jersey . Hemsky left the Oilers Tuesday night loss to the Dallas Stars in the second period and did not return. Through 48 games this season, Hemsky has seven goals and a total of 24 points. http://www.hockeyauthenticusaonline.us/Zach-Parise-Jersey/ . 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But Smiths double in the 23rd and 26th minutes - when Argentina was reduced to 14 men by the sin-binning of hooker Eusebio Guinazu - turned the tide of the match and set up New Zealands third straight Championship win.TAMPA, Fla. - Now that the sputtering Tampa Bay Buccaneers have officially been eliminated from post-season contention in the woeful NFC South, coach Lovie Smith may be ready to take another look at Mike Glennon to try to determine if the second-year pro is the teams quarterback of the future.The Bucs have stuck with career backup Josh McCown, Smiths hand-picked leader of an offence that ranks 29th among 32 teams in yards gained and 28th in scoring, as their through most of a disappointing season thatll see them miss the playoffs for the seventh consecutive year.But his team sharing the leagues worst record with four other clubs that also have a shot of winding up with the No. 1 pick in next springs draft, it may be time to find out if Glennon — 1-4 as the starter when McCown was sidelined five games because of an injured right thumb — could be the long-term answer to making the franchise relevant again.McCown was sacked six times and hit on 14 other occasions, while throwing two interceptions and losing a fumble on a bad snap during Sundays 34-17 loss to the Detroit Lions.After initially leaving the door open to the possibility of increasingly playing time for Glennon and other young players now that Tampa Bay (2-11) is mathematically eliminated from the NFC South race, Smith emphasized Sunday that he has no intention of experimenting down the stretch.Right now, were just evaluating the video, kind of going from there, the coach said when asked specifically about whether he anticipates making a change at quarterback to give himself a chance to evaluate Glennon, a 2013 third-round draft pick who started 13 games as a rookie.The play at Carolina (4--8-1) on Sunday. Jonathan Quick Team USA Hockey Jersey. We want to put the best product on the field, guys in the right spot, ones that give us the best opportunity to win — things weve been saying each week, Smith added. Thats where were at.The Bucs have gone 1-7 under the 35-year-old McCown, who signed a two-year, $10 million contract as a free agent after having his best season as a pro while filling in for an injured Jay Cutler in Chicago last season.But after throwing for 13 touchdowns and just one interception a year ago with the Bears, McCown has struggled with his accuracy and decision-making while completing 58 per cent of his passes for 1,790 yards, nine TDs and 11 interceptions for Tampa Bay.Glennon hasnt had much more success getting the Bucs into the end zone, completing 57.6 per cent of his throws for 1,417 yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions.The Bucs are averaging 18.2 points per game.While Glennon get another opportunity to run the offence, there probably wont be wholesale lineup changes.Were going to do what gives us the best chance to win. If playing a player in a position wont hurt our football team to win the football game, well always look at that. But we havent made it that far to even decide, Smith said.We havent started looking at video from Carolina, yet. We wont give up a game just the see to put a player in a situation like that, the coach added. I would like to think if theres a young player we havent played, when you go through a 2-11 season, you would have looked at that option a little bit earlier. I dont think we have a lot of those situations around.___Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '