Posts Tagged ‘New Zealand’

USWNT versus New Zealand

I’m no Matt Mathai, but here are a few pics of the recent friendly between the USWNT and New Zealand in beautiful, warm, state of the art Candlestick Park. Much thanks to the US Soccer Federation for allowing me to shoot on the pitch and being helpful at every turn of the way.


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Group F Game 2 – New Zealand versus Slovakia

Did they do the Haka before their game?

A point for both teams. Slovakia were marginally better than New Zealand for 92 minutes but in the last minute, Reid scores and all is square in Group F…Slovakia will be kicking themselves!

GOOOOOOOOOOALLLLL… FANTASTIC…REID with an open header and he makes Slovakia pay for very slack defending. Slovakia were lulled to sleep by an anemic attacking display from the all whites…but at the end they were made to pay!


88:00 -Hopefully the ref will be kind and not have any extra time. OHHH. and as I write New Zealand has a decent effort from a cross from Lochhead but Smeltz’s header flashes wide.

85:00 – In other news Drogba is starting on the bench in the upcoming match against Portugal. That doesn’t make sense to me. If you plan on using him, use him from the beginning and then take him off.

83:00 – Holosko takes over from where Sestak left off and attacks down the right side. He wins a corner. Nothing comes from it…Luckily the sun is up and am fully awake.

81:00 – Slovakia take off Sestak and Holosko comes on. I think Sestak has been their best player, constantly making open runs down the wing. He also set up the only goal. Most importantly for the viewing public he’s been exciting!

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