Ji So-yeon in the match against the United States

The Korean women’s national soccer team, which went on an expedition to the United States to regain its status as the ‘world’s best’, ended its two-game series with disappointment in both content and results.

The women’s national soccer team, led by coach Colin Bell, lost 0-3 in a friendly match against the United States held at Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA on the 5th (Korean time).

Belho, who lost 0-4 in the first game held in Commerce City, Colorado on the 2nd, gave up 7 goals in the 2 games and ended the 2-game series against the United States without scoring.

Due to last year’s elimination in the round of 16 of the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the United States is currently ranked 4th in the FIFA rankings, but the wall for the United States, the acknowledged powerhouse in women’s soccer, was high.

The United States, which started anew under coach Emma Hayes, recharged its confidence with two complete wins ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics.

As shown by the 4th and 20th places in the FIFA rankings and 4 draws and 13 losses in 17 international matches, the ‘weight difference’ between the United States and Korea in women’s soccer is clear, but it is difficult to see even challenging performances, which leaves a regret for our national team. It was a more intense game.

In particular, the fact that the flashy scenes that left an impression on fans on this day mainly came from veteran Ji So-yeon (Seattle Reign) makes us keenly aware of the still reality of Korean women’s soccer.

The closest Korea came to scoring was Ji So-yeon’s free kick in the 30th minute of the first half.

Ji So-yeon’s right-footed free kick from the left side of the penalty arc flew toward the goal with an exquisite trajectory, but American goalkeeper Casey Murphy blocked it and it did not result in a goal. 카지노사이트

Ji So-yeon, who is competing on the U.S. stage for the first time this year after playing in Japan, England, and the domestic WK league, occasionally showed off her ‘class’ on this day with kicks from set-piece situations or sensational passes that made the U.S. defense difficult.

However, the national team as a whole hardly showed any clear chances in attack, and it is questionable whether the pattern of bad times in the past, such as mistakes or loopholes that directly led to conceding goals in defense, was continued, resulting in a ‘profitable loss’.

Ji So-yeon, who has played in 160 international matches since 2006 and holds the record for the most appearances by a Korean player, often complains, “I know that I am ‘stagnant water’ and that I need to get out of the national team quickly.”

However, even now that she has entered her mid-30s, Korean women’s soccer is represented by ‘Ji So-yeon’, and she cannot easily let go of the Taegeuk symbol. That was confirmed again in this game.

Kim Jeong-mi (Hyundai Steel), who was the starting goalkeeper in both of these two games, was born in 1984 and appeared in her 150th international match, and most of the existing key players were included in the starting lineup on this day, including Ji So-yeon and Kim Jeong-mi.

The women’s national team, which was eliminated in the group stage at last year’s Women’s World Cup and failed to qualify for the Paris Olympics, announced that it is aiming for a generational change in preparation for the 2026 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup and the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup from a long-term perspective. there is.

Attacker Hong Seo-yoon (Gwangyang Girls’ High School), who did not play for the age group national team, was surprisingly selected to the list for this trip to the United States, and defender Lee So-hee (Hyundai Steel) was also named for the first time.

Won Joo-eun and Kwon Da-eun (Ulsan Hyundai High School), born in 2007, and Kim Gyeong-hee (Suwon FC), born in 2003, were also included, but Coach Bell did not boldly hire them. It wasn’t until the 45th minute of the second half of the day that Won Joo-eun and Lee So-hee took the field and made their international debut.

It is said that there are things that young players can learn through training with seniors or sitting on the bench during big games, but in the end, one cannot shake the impression that the emphasis was placed on familiar choices that put more emphasis on immediate results rather than generational changes. It didn’t lead to any noticeable results. 안전 슬롯사이트

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