pitchpapa wrote:Agree with the wise keeper's points. As to who is SLSG's 3rd team, Id say this. Juventus plays better soccer than Barcelona. Barcelona is more physical but has difficulty stringing more than 3 passes together. Juventus beat them in the Fall. In the early Spring Barcelona won, but Juventus was missing four girls, including probably their two best players. Juventus played with no subs. Still, Juventus led 1-0 with about 5 minutes left. They couldn't hang on and withstand the bull rush to the net at the end. With both teams at even strength and a center ref who takes control early, Juventus wins easily. Btw, I do not have a daughter on either team.
I thought I'd get in to the fun here a bit. My daughter played for Barcelona 2 years ago and a bit last year. Pitch is about on other than I do think Barce is probably the best conditioned team I can remember seeing. When my daughter played for them she played better than she had ever played before. Ran faster, played tougher, had a lot more passion to her game and scored in about every game. I think the drawback is that they seem to have a lot of injuries. If i'm not mistaken though, I thought Juventus and Barcelona have tied 2 out of 3 of the last few games, winning the last game 2-1 this past spring so I wouldn't say wins easily. 2 totally different styles though, for sure.