2020 Women’s Soccer // PDA vs. Barcelona (Final)
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2020 Women’s Soccer // PDA vs. Barcelona (Final)


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BY ESPN, INC.>>WELL, THERE YOU TAKE A LOOK HIGH ABOVE THE FIELD. THE STADIUM FIELD, THE SOCCER COMPLEX AT THE IMG ACADEMY IN BRADENTON, FLORIDA. A WEEK’S WORTH OF FOOTBALL ENDING TODAY. THE FINAL ON THE GIRL’S SIDE, PDA AGAINST FC BARCELONA. BILL SHEA ALONGSIDE TONY MEOLA, IN TWO OF THE TOP TEAMS AND THEY’LL GET A CHANCE TO PROVE WHO IS THE BEST TODAY. TONY, BARCELONA AND PDA SOME VERY IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCES TODAY PLENTY OF ACTION ON THIS FINAL DAY. THE BOYS’ FINAL TO FOLLOW. THE ACTION STARTING OUT EARLIER WITH PSG SHORTHANDED KNOCKING OFF ROMA 2-0. THEN MOSCOW HANDLING BENFICA, SETTING UP THE FINAL TO FOLLOW. 5:00 EASTERN. MOSCOW AGAINST PSG. TAKE A LOOK. BARCELONA COMING IN WITH THAT 1-0 LOSS AGAINST PSG’S TEAM. EDGING THE STARS AND HEATH ENSEE IN NEVADA AND THE LAFC SLAMMERS IN THE SEMIFINALS LAST NIGHT. THE REASON THEY MOVE ON IS THAT GIRL. NINA POWE WHO HAD THE COURAGE TO TAKE A SHOT I DON’T THINK MANY WOULD HAVE IMAGINED. >>PROBABLY THE GOAL OF THE TOURNAMENT WHEN IT’S ALL SAID AND DONE, BUT YOU WANT TO COME OUT AS A SUBSTITUTE AND WHAT TO YOU IN THE LAST MINUTE OF THE SEMIFINALS, YOU HAMMER ONE IN THE UPPER CORNER. THAT WILL GET YOU IN THE STARTING LINEUP IN THE FINALS. >>AGAIN, THAT’S NOTICED. TAKE A LOOK AT THE WAY THE NEW JERSEY POWER HOUSE PDA GOT HERE. BLOWING PAST MANCHESTER CITY AND THEN ICC SOUTH. FIRST LOSS AGAINST THEIR RIVALS, THE SLAMMERS BUT BOUNCING BACK ON PENALTIES AGAINST ICC WEST. VERY DIFFICULT TO SCORE AGAINST THIS TEAM BECAUSE EVERY WHERE YOU LOOK, CAITLYN SCOTT IS DEFENDING.>>THEY PLAY IN A 3-2-3 -2. CAITLYN SCOTT YOU WILL SEE TONIGHT IS ALL OVER THE PLACE. CLEANING UP THINGS IN THE BACK FOR PDA. >>BARCELONA PLAYING IN THE FAMILIAR 4-3-3. THERE IS GOING TO BE A CHANGE IN STARTING GOALKEEPER ALTHOUGH SHE HAS PLAYED THE HERO IN THE SECOND HALF. FUSTER IS GOING TO BE PROTECTED IN FRONT BY GALVEZ. MEANWHILE, FOR PLAYER DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY THEY HAVE A FEW CHANGES AND TAKE A LOOK. KAYLA WONG PULLING THE STRINGS IN THE MIDFIELD. BERRY IS A TARGET. WE ARE JUST ABOUT READY OR THE KICKOFF ON A GORGEOUS DAY FOR FOOTBALL IN BRADENTON. PDA IN THE SKY BLUE. AND BARCELONA IN THEIR FAMILIAR JERSEYS. IT CROSSES THE GOAL LINE. A LITTLE BIT OF A SITUATION AT THE START OF THIS ONE. THE FACT THAT THE YELLOW JERSEYS ON BOTH GOALKEEPERS. BUT PDA ABLE TO FIND A BACKUP KIT FOR THEIR STARTING NETMINDER, REBECCA KESSLER. WE ARE UNDER WAY. KEEP AN EYE THE PLAYER ON THE FAR FLANK. FIRST TOUCH FOR THE SEMIFINALISTS. >>LOOKING FOR A COUPLE OF THINGS EARLY ON. AN EARLY LONG BALL BY PDA PUTTING IT IN BARCELONA’S HALF OF THE FIELD AND GOING IMMEDIATELY TO PRESSURE. HOW DOES BARCELONA DEAL WITH THE PRESSURE FROM THIS SIDE? THEY GREW INTO THE GAME LAST NIGHT AND WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LAFC SLAMMERS I THINK THEY GOT TIRED CHASING THE BALL. THIS IS A VERY TECHNICAL SIDE OF THE FIELD. THEY LIKE TO PLAY IN THE WAY WE HAVE ALL COME TO KNOW BARCELONA STYLE OF PLAY. THE BEST WITH THAT TOUCH. THE CATALYST IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD. AND TRYING TO WEAR YOU DOWN WITH THE BALL. >>GETTING IT FORWARD, BACK TO CAPITA VILA. IT’S KNOCKED HOME. OPENING GOAL JUST TWO MINUTES IN. AND THEY GET OFF TO THE EARLY START. BARCELONA. THE BEAUTIFUL BUILD-UP, CAPITA VILA DENIED. BUT PDA IN SHOCK. >>WELL, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. HERE. WE JUST TALKED ABOUT IT. CAPITA VILA WITH THE SHOT AND GOOD SAVE BY REBECCA KESSLER. SHE CAN’T KEEP IT. OUT ON THE SECOND ATTEMPT HERE. BARCELONA IS PUT UP WITH AN EARLY LEAD HERE, 1-0. >>THE FIRST FRONT LINE HAS BEEN ROTATED. HE DID REST CAPITA VILA FOR THE FIRST HALF OF THE LAST GAME BUT SHE’S IN THE STARTING LINEUP. THOSE TWO COMBINE TO SET UP THE OTHER CHANCES SHE DID NOT MAKE A MISTAKE. >>WELL, STARTING TO SAY WHAT WILL IT LOOK LIKE WITH BARCELONA BUILDING OUT OF THE PRESSURE? IT MUST HAVE BEEN AT LEAST A 12 OR 13 PASS SEQUENCE THAT GOT THEM ON TOP OF THE A-TEAM. WITH AN OPPORTUNITY AT GOAL. >>MARTINA GETTING THE GOAL. BARCELONA STARTING SLOWLY IN THIS TOURNAMENT. EVERY SINGLE GAME. STARTED THE TOURNAMENT SLOWLY WITH A LOSS AGAINST PSG. TOOK A STRONG SECOND HALF TO KNOCK OFF THE MIDWEST STARS. SIMILAR STORY THEY HAD TO COME FROM BEHIND AGAINST PSG. IT LOOKED ESPECIALLY FIRST HALF THAT LAFC SLAMMERS WERE GOING TO RUN AWAY. BUT FOR A BARCELONA TEAM THAT TENDS TO GET STRONGER, AN EARLY START HERE TODAY. WELL OFF OF HER LINE, FUSTER, BUT CUT OUT BY GALVEZ. BACK TO HER KEEPER. >>ONE THING IF YOU’RE PDA YOU’RE FIGURING OUT IF THE PRESS DOESN’T WORK THIS HIGH, SO YOU DON’T HAVE SO MUCH ROOM TO COVER. YOU WILL GET TIRED OF CHASING THE BALL AROUND. >>IT WILL BE A THROW-IN NEAR THE MIDFIELD. THE COACH AGAIN THERE IS A SYSTEM AND IN SOME WAYS THAT MAKES HIS JOB EASIER. YOU HAVE TO FIND THE RIGHT PLAYERS TO FIT IT. HERE IS KENNEDY GARCIA. GETTING TO THE 18. POKED BACK TO THE KEEPER AND AGAIN BARCELONA STYLE, PLAY IT OUT OF THE BACK. >>THEY WILL PLAY OUT OF ALL SPACES ON THE FIELD.>>LET ME ASK YOU THIS. YOU HAVE BEEN A COACH. YOU HAVE BEEN A PLAYER. YOU HAVE SEEN THIS BARCELONA SQUAD. WHAT DOES PDA HAVE TO DO? THEY’RE TRYING TO PRESS AND THEY CAN’T CATCH UP TO THE BALL. >>YES. YOU CAN RELY ON ONE OF TWO — THE SECOND ONE THEY DO PICK OFF. AND THEY HAVE TO MAKE THE MOST OF IT WHEN YOU HAVE IT. BUT YOU DON’T WANT TO CONTINUOUSLY JUST CHASE THE BALL. INDIVIDUALS CHASING AND RUNNING AFTER ONE PLAYER. THEN RUNNING AFTER ANOTHER PLAYER WHEN THE BALL MOVES. GOT TO DO IT IN AN ORGANIZED FASHION. IF YOU’RE HALF A STEP LATE THAT’S WHEN THINGS BREAK DOWN. YOU HAVE TO MAKE DECISIONS IF YOU THINK YOU CAN WORK NOW. STILL IT’S EARLY SO I DON’T KNOW THAT YOU GO AND CHANGE ALL THAT MUCH BECAUSE YOU HAVEN’T SETTLED IN TO ANY MODE OF PLAY AT THE MOMENT IF YOU’RE PDA. >>AT THE MOMENT THEY’RE CHASING THE GAME AND THIS IS THE BEST WE HAVE SEEN BARCELONA COMING OUT OF THE GATE. IT’S FAR SIDE. NINA POWE. BACK INTO THE MIDDLE AS THEY TRY AND DRAW PDA OUT AND OPEN THE LANE. NOAH. JUDITH PUJOLS. THE INSIDE PASS CLOSES DOWN. SO SHE PUSHES IT WIDE. AND KNOCKED DOWN. IT WILL BE A THROW-IN FOR BARCELONA.>>ONE THING TO LOOK AT, CAPTAIN NUMBER 8 FOR BARCELONA GETS THE BALL. SHE IS FACING FORWARD. >>RIGHT INTO THE MIDDLE, HEADED CLEAR AND WONG KNOCKS IT BACKFIELD. >>ALWAYS DIFFICULT AS A DEFENDER TO DEFEND AT THE BACK POST. >>GARCIA WHISTLED FOR A FOUL. NOT HAPPY. >>SHE CAN FACE FORWARD, THAT MEANS THE PRESS ISN’T WORKING LIKE YOU WANT IT TO. AS WE SEE GARCIA KENNEDY AT FAULT FOR THE FOUL. I’M NOT SURE THERE WAS MUCH IN THAT. HAVE TO DEAL WITH A FREE KICK FROM DISTANCE.>>SO KESSLER MOVING THE THREE PLAYER WALL. HIT THE POST EARLIER IN THIS TOURNAMENT FROM A FREE KICK. THIS ONE CHIPPING IT IN, BUT RIGHT INTO THE MIDSECTION OF THE PDA KEEPER. PDA, YOU’RE FAMILIAR WITH IT. THE NEW JERSEYAN THAT YOU ARE. HAS TURNED INTO THE POWER HOUSE.>>JUST ONE OF THE STORIED CLUBS NOT ONLY IN NEW JERSEY BUT IN THE COUNTRY. THEY WERE AHEAD OF THE CURVE WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT DEVELOPMENT AND WHAT THE IDEAS WERE. >>A LOT OF COLLEGE PLAYERS SURROUND THE NATION AND A NATIONAL TEAM. >>YEAH. LLOYD PLAYED HERE FOR A WHILE. >>HEADED DOWN, AND TRYING TO STEAL IT AWAY WAS MAYON. THE BALL IS STILL LOOSE. OH. ANOTHER LONG RANGE SHOT THAT JUST WHISTLES WIDE. >>WE THING WE KNOW IS SHOOT FROM DISTANCE. ONCE AGAIN, WE SAW HER LAST NIGHT IN THE GAME WINNER. . THIS ONE POPS OUT HERE, ANOTHER GOOD BUILD-UP BY BARCELONA. PDA DOESN’T CLEAR IT. A LITTLE BIT SLOW HERE. >>McLEOD COMING THROUGH AND ALMOST ENDED UP AS ANOTHER GOAL.>>AND NUMBER 11 FOR BARCELONA HAS BEEN BRIGHT AND EARLY IN THIS ONE. >>THE GOALKEEPER IS IN FOR KAS AVILA. AND LOOKING FOR MARQUETTE. WAITING, WAITING. FINALLY PUSHED UP AND RIGHT THERE TO GOBBLE IT IS PUJOLS. IN FOR CAPITA VILA. ELECTS TO MAINTAIN POSSESSION. COULD HAVE BEEN A HAND BALL IT EVENTUALLY WILL BE. DIDN’T REALLY IMPRESS — NO RELATION BETWEEN THE TWO CAPITA VILAS. BOTH ARE GOOD PLAYERS. AND SENDING IT IN AND UNDER THE CROSSBAR. FROM OUT OF THE BLUE, INTO THE SKY BLUE NETS. >>WELL, YOU TALKED ABOUT BEING IMPRESSED HERE. HOW CAN YOU NOT BE IMPRESSED WITH THE BARCELONA SIDE? NINE MINUTES IN. UP 2-0. WHAT AN ABSOLUTE STUNNER HERE FROM THE CAPTAIN NOAH BESSIES AS SHE WAS ALL ABOUT 25 YARDS OUT. OFF THE FREE KICK. AND ABOUT TO TALK ABOUT RAQUEL CAPITA VILA AND SHE PLAYS A QUICK FREE KICK. REBECCA KESSLER CAN DO NOTHING ABOUT IT AS IT TOUCHES THE UNDERSIDE OF THE CROSSBAR TO PUT BARCELONA UP 2-0.>>WELL, SHE IS THE HEART OF THAT MIDFIELD FOR BARCELONA. NORMALLY SHE’S PROVIDING THIS TIME, SHE FINISHES HERSELF. GARCIA TRIPPED UP. FREE KICK FOR PDA. BUT AGAIN TALKING ABOUT COMING FROM THE CROSS UP TO RIVAL AND THAT CREATED THE CHANCE FOR THE SHOT. 2-0. >>CAPITA VILA WAS IMPRESSIVE LAST NIGHT WHEN SHE CAME ON AS A SUBSTITUTE.>>DRIVING IT IN, RIGHT ON THE FINGERTIPS AND ALMOST OVERRUNNING IT, FUSTER.>>WELL, WE’LL SEE NOW WHAT THAT DOES TO THE PDA TO CHANGE THE TACTICS A LITTLE BIT. HE’S STICKING WITH A HIGH PRESS.>>YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER PDA, THIS IS THE START OF THEIR SEASON. LAST YEAR WAS A PHENOMENAL ONE. WENT UNBEATEN 32-0. OUTSCORED THE OPPOSITION 216-19. EDGING LAFC SLAMMERS IN THE FINAL. BUT THEY HAD AN ISSUE AGAINST THE SLAMMERS IN THE GROUP STAGE HERE. AND THEY’RE BEING TORN APART BY BARCELONA. SPINNING AWAY, GARCIA. NICE MOVE. TRIES TO SNEAK IT INSIDE. AND DISPOSSESSED BY BESSIE.>>WHAT A GOOD SPINOUT THAT WAS. DANGEROUS BALL PLAYED ACROSS THE FACE OF THE BALL FOR BARCELONA BUT STICKING TO THEIR PRINCIPLES ABOUT BUILDING OUT OF THE BACK AT ALL COSTS. >>BACK IN YOUR PLAYING DAYS, THERE WAS A SAYING IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW YOU START BUT HOW YOU FINISH AND BARCELONA HAS BEEN GETTING BETTER GAME BY GAME. COMING UP, ON THE EDGE OF THE AREA. MAYBE JUST INSIDE. LOOKED LIKE THERE WAS CONTACT WITH ROMAN. SURRENDERED EARLIER. LIFTED FORWARD. MARQUETTE LOOKING TO SPLIT THE LINES. MARRONE GETTING THERE. AND STILL GIVING CHASE, BUT OFF THE LINE, KESSLER IN TIME.>>KESSLER A LITTLE ANXIOUS THERE. GETTING THE THROW IN HERE. THAT WAS A SHOT FOR A PENALTY KICK. A FEW SECONDS AGO. BARCELONA’S BOX. RIGHT SIDE OF THEIR BOX.>>INTO THE CENTER CIRCLE. BARCA BUILDING FROM THE BACK. 12th MINUTE NEARING A CLOSE. WAS THIS A PENALTY?>>SHE GOT BUNDLED OVER, LOSES CONTROL HERE. BUT AS THE DEFENDER ROMAN GOES DOWN, DID SHE CATCH HER ON THE BACK OF THE HEELS?>>BARCELONA QUICKLY CLOSES IN. 25 MINUTE HALVES. SO 50 MINUTE GAME. STRAIGHT TO PENALTIES IF IT’S LEVEL AND PDA HAS ITS WORK CUT OUT FOR THEM. A LOT OF TIME TO PLAY IN THE OPENING MINUTES. McLEOD, DRIVING IT. MARRONE. PICKED UP AGAIN BY POWE. AND THIS IS A FRUSTRATING SITUATION, BARCELONA ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE AWARE OF WHERE THE HE’S VALVE IS. >>I THINK AT THE MOMENT IF YOU’RE GOING TO CONTINUE ON, YOU WANT TO TURN INTO THE MIDFIELD HERE. YOU’LL CONTINUE TO PRESSURE, YOU HAVE TO WIN SOME BALLS IN THE AREAS AND MAKE SOMETHING OF IT. >>LIKE WANG TRIES TO DO. STRIPPED RIGHT BACK. THERE’S CALDERON, THE BIG CENTER BACK TAKING OUT WONG IN THE PROCESS. FREE KICK PDA. AND THE BALL ROLLED AWAY AND A LITTLE TALKING TO FROM THE REFEREE. TEMPTING FATE.>>YEAH, HAS TO FIGURE SOMETHING OUT. BECAUSE BARCELONA IN THIS MIDDLE THIRD OF THE FIELD IS PICKING THEM APART PASS BY PASS.>>WELL, IF YOU TAKE A LOOK, PDA ACTUALLY FINISHED THE GROUP STAGE BETTER EVEN THOUGH THEY FINISHED IN SECOND PLACE. 2-0-1 BOTH TEAMS. SIX POINTS BUT THE NEW JERSEYANS OUTSCORING THE OPPOSITION 8-4. BARCELONA BARELY SQUEAKING TO THE POSITIVE AT 4-3. BUT ALL THAT MATTERS IS THAT YOU’RE AHEAD AT THE FINAL WHISTLE. >>WELL, FROM THE PDA SIDE, THERE ARE GOALS NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. IN TALKS THE EVERYONE AROUND AND WATCHING THE GIRLS PLAY THIS FRONT FOUR. WHICH INCLUDES WONG. EVERYONE SAYS IT’S ABOUT AS GOOD OF A FRONT FOUR AS YOU WILL FIND ANYWHERE.>>WELL, TO THE BACK LINE FOR GALVEZ. JUST A LITTLE TOO MUCH. OUT IT GOES FOR THE PDA THROW. THEY STILL HAVE THEIR HERO OF THE SEMIFINALS ON THE BENCH. SO THERE IS DEPTH ON THIS PDA SQUAD. AND MARQUETTE IN FRONT OF THE BALL. AND NOW SHE’S GOING TO GET TALKING TO. NO DELAY SAYS THE REFEREE. TO THE GOAL, EDGE OF THE STICKS AND STRONG CHARGE BOOSTER TO GET THERE. >>MARRONE. PLAYING INTO THE BOX LOOKING FOR SOME RUNNERS. ALMOST OUT ON THE END OF IT. GARCIA. >>SET PLAYS WHERE THEY MIGHT HAVE THE CHANCE TO CUT THE LEAD IN HALF. >>THAT ONE LOOKED RUSHED TO ME. IT DIDN’T SEEM THAT PDA HAD THE RUNNERS SET UP IN THE BOX. MAYBE NERVES SETTING IN AT THE MOMENT. NOT GENERALLY DOWN 2-0. AND SO NOW THEY HAVE TO KEEP THEIR EMOTIONS IN CONTROL HERE. HAVE FAITH IN WHAT THEY’RE DOING.>>FIFTH GAME IN FIVE DAYS.>>THE LEGS WILL GET HEAVY. EVEN THOUGH THEY’RE SHORTER GAMES. BUT YOU HAVE THE TRAVELING TO AND FROM. RECOVERY BECOMES A BIG PART OF IT. BUT BOTH SIDES ARE DEALING WITH IT.>>TEN MINUTES OR SO LEFT TO GO IN THE OPENING HALF. AGAIN, BARCELONA LOOKING TO FRUSTRATE PDA. PDA CAN’T LAY BACK, THEY HAVE TO STEP FORWARD AND TO FORCE AN ERRANT PASS. BUT AS THAT OPENS THEM UP. >>THE ONE THING I NOTICED HERE, FROM FRONT TO BACK, FROM THEIR –>>JUST HIT BY POWE. FIGHTING TO GET IT BACK. AND THERE’S CAPITA VILA. FORCING IT INTO THE 18. STRIPPED, KENNEDY. SEES IT POKED AWAY. >>ONE V ONE IS DEFENDING.>>NOW DOWN THE LINE, CAPITA VILA GIVING CHASE. PLAYED BACK BY SCOTT. AND KESSLER WILL SEND IT BACK FAR SIDE. >>THIS IS ALL BROKEN UP BECAUSE OF THE GREAT WORK UP TOP BY CAPITA VILA THE NUMBER NINE. THAT ROLLS BACK TO KESSLER. WILL NOT STOP A RUN.>>DREW, BARRY OFF HER LINE. BUT THE OFFSIDE FLAG WAS UP. BERRY’S FIRST CHANCE TO LET THE ENGINE RUN.>>LOOKS LIKE SHE GETS THE BALL, FALLS THROUGH THE PLAYER. I’M OKAY WITH A NO CALL HERE. THE BALL PLAYED THROUGH WAS EVENTUALLY CALLED OFFSIDE. >>A BIT OF A CONCERN. AS BERRY TRIES TO LIMP IT OFF AND GRABBING THE BACK OF HER HEAD AS WELL. THREE GOALS IN THE ECNL FINAL AGAINST THE SLAMMERS. SHE HAS BEEN HELD IN CHECK SO FAR IN THIS TOURNAMENT. LOOKS LIKE PDA IS GOING TO MAKE A SWITCH OUT ON THE FAR SIDE. IT WILL BE A THROW-IN FOR PDA. NO, A FOUL IN THEIR OPEN HALF. McLEOD PUSHING IT. TRYING TO SPIN AROUND. WON BACK BY BARCELONA. POWE DISHES WIDE. AGAIN, TAKES THE PRESSURE OFF OF THE PLAYMAKER. DOWN GOES BERRY. NOT A HEAD INJURY AND THE REFEREE IS TOLD NOT TO BLOW THE WHISTLE BUT BARCELONA SPORTINGLY PUTS IT INTO THE TOUCH. THEY’LL ALLOW THE SUBSTITUTION. >>YEAH. BARCELONA UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO PUT IT OUT BUT I THINK THEY SAW BERRY WAS HAPPENING AFTER THAT COLLISION. YOU AND I SPOKE ABOUT THAT YESTERDAY, THE DELAYED OFFSIDE CALL. EVENTUALLY THERE’S AN ISSUE WITH THE COLLISION WHEN YOU LET IT GO THAT LATE. >>WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT, THE FLAG DID COME UP RATHER QUICKLY BUT THE REFEREE NEEDS TO RECOGNIZE, BRING THE WHISTLE UP. IT ALL HAPPENS IN AN INSTANT. >>BUT THIS ONE I THOUGHT TOOK A LITTLE BIT LONGER WHERE MAYBE — AND OF COURSE YOU’RE SPLITTING HAIRS BUT AT SOME POINT I THINK THEY’LL LOOK AT THIS AND SAY WE’RE LETTING TOO MANY GO TOO LONG AND NOW WE’RE CAUSING INJURIES. >>YEAH. >>SHE’S HURTING RIGHT NOW.>>WELL, EARLIER TODAY, WE SAW ONE OF THE ROMA STARS IN A SIMILAR SITUATION WHERE HE TWISTED HIS ANKLE BUT SOMEHOW THE MIRACLE OF YOUTH WAS ABLE TO COME BACK AND PLAY IN THE SECOND HALF. WE HOPE BERRY WILL BE ABLE TO CONTINUE AS SHE HEADS TO THE BENCH. MEANWHILE, THERE WILL BE THE SUBSTITUTION. CHECKING IN, MARTINEZ. SO ANOTHER FORWARD, BUT AS WE TAKE A LOOK, LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER SUBSTITUTION IS CHECKING IN. THERE IS THE FIRST TOUCH. IT WAS HER GOAL THAT PUT PDA OFF IN THE RIGHT FOOTS IN THE SEMIFINALS. UP STEPS SCOTT AGAIN. BACK TO MARTINEZ TRYING TO BRING IT DOWN. BUT A WHISTLE AGAINST PDA. GARCIA QUICKLY CLOSING DOWN. STEPS IN TO WIN THE BALL. STILL LOOSE. BUT BARCELONA SWEEPS IT ACROSS. HARD TO WIN A ONE PLAYER PRESS. >>CALDERON GOES OUT THE OTHER SIDE. BUT THAT PRESSURE WAS BETTER BECAUSE AS KENNEDY GARCIA PRESSURED THE GOALKEEPER SHE TOOK THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD OUT. SHE GOT A PIECE OF IT AND IT GOES TO EMMA GALVEZ. THAT COULD HAVE EASILY GONE ANYWHERE. >>AGAIN. FUSTER SOMETIMES MAY BE TAKING CHANCES OTHER GOALKEEPERS WOULDN’T. GARCIA ALMOST ABLE TO CAPITALIZE. >>THINK OF THE THEORY OF BARCELONA. THEY LOOK AT IT AS A CHANCE TO BUILD OUT WITH YOUR GOALKEEPER. >>AND IT’S A GAME OF KEEP AWAY.>>YOU KNOW, WE THINK — YOU AND I AND PROBABLY A LOT OF PEOPLE WATCHING THIS COMPETITION AS WE’RE WATCHING THIS WE’RE DEALING WITH 14-YEAR-OLDS SOMETIMES. BECAUSE WE’RE LOOKING AT THE LEVEL OF PLAY AND YOU’RE OKAY IF YOU’RE A MANAGER YOU SHOULD BE OKAY WITH THEY’LL EVENTUALLY MAKE A MISTAKE. >>BACK INSIDE BY PUJOLS AND FED AGAIN BY MARQUETTE. TO THE LEFT BACK. TRYING TO THREAD IT FORWARD TO THE FRONT LINE. MARQUETTE GETS IT ON THE RIGHT FOOT. DRAGS ACROSS. SHUT DOWN FINALLY AS WONG AS FAR AS — SHE SCORED FROM THEY’RE THAT SPOT. BUT THIS THROUGH BALL ROLLS WIDE. >>THERE YOU SEE THE FRUITS OF BUILDING OUT WITH YOUR GOALKEEPER. I WAS AS I WAS SAY — AS I WAS SAYING YOU HAVE TO BE OKAY WITH SEEING SOME MISTAKES, HOW MUCH PRESSURE YOU CAN BUILD OUT OF IT. >>ISN’T THAT ONE OF THE BIGGEST ARGUMENTS WHEN IT COMES TO YOUTH SOCCER?>>THE BIGGEST ARGUMENT. HAVING MANAGERS AND THE CLUBS AND QUITE HONESTLY HAVING PARENTS UNDERSTAND THAT’S WHAT IT WILL TAKE. >>YOU TALK ABOUT THE PARENTS WHO CAN PUT THE PRESSURE ON THE CLUBS, THEY MIGHT TALK THE GAME THAT WINS DON’T MATTER. BUT SOONER OR LATER –>>WELL, THEY HAVE OF THE — IN 25 MINUTES WE WON’T BE ABLE TO GO THROUGH IT ALL. >>NICE SHOT. AND POWE IS COMING THROUGH. THE PLAYER IS TALKING TO HERSELF BECAUSE SHE DIDN’T GET MUCH CONVERSATION FROM HER TEAMMATES.>>LOOK AT THIS, GOALKEEPER PLAYING THE BALL BACKWARDS. >>TRULY DOUBLE TEAMED. >>I THINK HER FRUSTRATION IS COMING NOW. A LITTLE INDECISIVE ON THE PLAY. DOING A LOT OF RUNNING DURING THIS PRESS. >>ROLLED OUT WIDE BY POWE. HE IS LOOKING FOR CAPITA VILA. SHE’LL PLAY IT SAFELY INTO THE TOUCH. 24th MINUTE. BARCELONA IS LEVEL. 90 SECONDS REMAIN. WELL, ESCORTED ACROSS THE END LINE AND A GOAL KICK UPCOMING. 2-0 THE SCORE. GOALS SCORED IN THE FIRST TEN MINUTES. AND SENDING IT ALONG. GARCIA TRYING TO GET THE ENGINE STARTED BUT THE BALL SAILS BACK TO THE BARCA KEEPER. >>SENSING A LITTLE FRUSTRATION UP TOP FROM PDA THAT THEY’RE NOT GETTING SERVICE. THEY HAVE TO FIGURE THAT OUT AT HALFTIME. THE COACH HAS HIS WORK CUT OUT FOR HIM HERE. >>SMOOTH TOUCH CAPITA VILA. CUT OUT BY HER COUNTERPART, MARRONE. TRYING TO PULL THE BALL DOWN. HERE’S CALDERON. PUJOLS. CAPITA VILA. WELL READ. BUT HAD TO DO A LOT OF DEFENDING. STRIPPED AWAY. ANOTHER SHOT FROM DISTANCE ON A HOP. KESSLER WITH THE STOP. OUT WIDE. AND BACK INSIDE AND BACK TO THE INSIDE. SAW SHE WAS GOING TO GET BEATEN AND SURRENDERS THE CORNER. >>HAS TO GET THE TIMING RIGHT AS SHE WENT DOWN FOR THE TACKLE. A GOOD RECOVERY RUN BY BESSIE. IN BEHIND HERE. GETS HER BODY IN BETWEEN THE BALL AND HER OPPONENT. WILL KNOCK IT OUT. GREAT TIMING FROM THE CORNER.>>SETTLING AT THE TOP. OFF THE HANDS, FREE KICK, BARCELONA. ONE MINUTE ADDED WE’RE MORE THAN HALFWAY THROUGH. FUSTER FROM THE TOP OF THE BOX. BARCA IN THE 26th MINUTE LOOKING TO ADD TO THEIR LEAD. AND TRYING TO TIE THAT FORWARD. SEALED AWAY BY CHUTEN. STILL A FEW SECONDS LEFT. LOOKS LIKE THEY’LL SETTLE FOR THE 2-0 LEAD AT THE BREAK. BARCELONA, THEIR BEST FIRST HALF OF THE TOURNAMENT AND WHAT A DAY TO HAVE IT. LEADING AT THE BREAK, 2-0. >>YEAH, THEY HAVE BEEN IMPRESSIVE HERE. EARLY ON PDA. WANTED TO EMPLOY A PRESS ON BARCELONA. THEY GOT PICKED APART ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS. THEY HAVE TO MAKE SOME ADJUSTMENTS. MAYBE GO DEEPER AND SEE HOW BARCELONA CAN BUILD OUT OF TIGHT SPACES. BUT SO FAR, FOR MY MONEY HERE BARCELONA HAS BEEN TWO GOALS BETTER AND DESERVES TO BE UP BY THIS SCORE LINE. >>PDA ANOTHER HALF TO GO BUT THEY NEED TO GET THINGS RIGHT. OFFENSIVELY AND DEFENSIVELY. 2-0 GOALS. BARCELONA OVER PDA AT THE HALF OF THE ICC FUTURES FINALS. BE HE QUITE A BIT IN THE ICC FUTURES MAKING ITSELF RIGHT AT HOME.>>I HAD A CHANCE TO SEE THIS FACILITY GROW INTO SOMETHING. THIS IS INCREDIBLE WHAT THEY HAVE DOWN HERE. INCREDIBLE WHAT IT’S DONE FOR OUR SPORT IN THIS COUNTRY. >>WHAT ARE YOU TELLING ME WHEN THIS THING STARTED OUT IT WAS JUST A COUPLE OF TRAILERS?>>YEAH. WELL, THE U.S.-17s HAD THE TRAILERS ACROSS THE MAIN STAND HERE. THAT’S WHERE THEY WERE HOUSED BUT THIS IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PLACE. >>NOW THERE’S NOT ONE, BUT TWO STADIUMS. THAT’S JUST PART OF THE EQUATION. WELL, TODAY BARCELONA PLAYER DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY OF NEW JERSEY FIGHTING IT OUT IN THE ICC FINAL. IT’S BEEN A FUN MATCH TO END IT BUT WE STILL GOT ANOTHER HALF TO GO. SOME CHANGES FOR BARCELONA AS THIS SECOND HALF GETS UNDER WAY. OSCAR BELL LOSE BRINGING IN SOME PLAYERS OFF THE BENCH. NOT A BAD IDEA. ALWAYS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THE SWITCH AGAIN IF THINGS START TO GET UNRAVELED. FLYING DOWN THE LINE IS MAYA HENLEY. HENLEY ONE OF THE PLAYERS IN. AGUERO IS ANOTHER. OFF THE HANDS OF ROMAN AND OUT. >>WE ARE SEEING I THINK KAMARA COMING IN. BETSY NOW HAS DROPPED INTO THE BACK FOUR WHICH WE ALSO SAW. >>THAT DOES TEND TO BE A REGULAR SITUATION. MAYBE JUST TO GET ANOTHER MIDFIELDER OUT THERE. AND BETSY IS ALMOST IRREPLACEABLE. BALL SWEPT ACROSS. I HAVE SEEN KAMARA PLAY THREE POSITIONS. RIGHT BACK IN THE TWO CENTER BACK POSITIONS AS YOU MENTIONED. SHE DOES HAVE THE SPEED AND THE POSITIONING BUT SOMETIMES HER PASSING HAS BEEN SUSPECT. LOOKING FOR A THROUGH BALL THAT WASN’T STRONG ENOUGH. MEANWHILE, FOR PDA MENTIONED THE INJURY TO ALEXANDRA BERRY AND THEY HAVE KEPT MARTINEZ OUT THERE. LOOKS LIKE BAY YELLA HAS GONE BACK TO THE BENCH AT LEAST FOR NOW. DOWN GOES OMAN. A FOUL AGAINST GARCIA. YOU SEE THE FRUSTRATION ON GARCIA’S FACE. BARCELONA WILL DO THAT TO YOU. >>WELL, YOU’RE CHASING THE BALL AN AWFUL LOT. BUT PDA IS STICKING WITH THE PRESS RIGHT NOW. MAYBE THEY MADE AN ADJUSTMENT ON HOW THEY’LL ORGANIZE THE PRESS. >>NINA POWE IS TAKING A SEAT FOR THE MONTH. LOOK AT BETSY, JUST DIRECTING EVERYONE. BEFORE THE BALL EVEN GOT TO HER.>>AND POWE IS STILL OUT. THERE EXTRA PLAYMAKER. YOU’RE RIGHT. THERE’S THAT CERTAIN ABILITY AND AGAIN IT’S AN ABILITY THAT BARCELONA LOOKS FOR AND THEN POLISHES IN ALL OF THE CALIBERS OF THE GAME. WE SAW IT FROM ADRIAN, THE YOUNG AMERICAN WHO IS PLAYING THERE IN THIS TOURNAMENT. OF COURSE WE HAVE SEEN IT AT THE SENIOR LEVEL AND IS MANY DIFFERENT VARIATIONS. A CHANCE FOR WONG. BUT CAN’T GET THE BALL THROUGH. BETSY’S PLAYING SOME DEFENSE. THE GOALS FOR THE TWO IS THEIR FIRST. JIANG SCORED LAST NIGHT. THE LEADING CANDIDATES FOR THE GOLDEN BOOT. EACH WITH THREE. BERRY WITH TWO AND CAPITA VILA ALSO WITH TWO. MAYBE A CHANCE TO GRAB THAT IF THEY CAN FIND THE NET IN THE SECOND HALF. BALL DRIVEN FAR SIDE, SWITCHING GOAL AS WELL. AND REVERSE OF LAST NIGHT. AND PEREZ QUICKLY OVER, SURRENDERING HER BODY AND PAYING THE PRICE. JOYS OF BEING A GOALKEEPER. >>YEAH, DID A GOOD JOB HERE. SHE’S COME A LONG WAY FROM HER GOAL FOR THIS ONE. KENNEDY GARCIA IS TRYING TO MAKE THE PLAY ON THE BALL. TWO PLAYERS COMING TOGETHER. PEREZ I’M SURE WILL BE OKAY. >>JUST A FEW EXTRA SECONDS TICK AWAY. >>THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY’RE DOING. THEY’LL TAKE THEIR TIME. SHE’LL BE ALL RIGHT. >>OUT INTO THE MIDFIELD. KANO OUT WIDE. BACK TO BETSY. TOO FAR IN FRONT OF MONICA FERNANDEZ WHO STEPPED IN AT LEFT BACK FOR BARCA. PDA HAS BARELY HAD A TOUCH HERE IN THE SECOND HALF. BETSY IS TRYING TO SHIELD A PUSH FROM GARCIA FROM BEHIND. AND THAT IS GOING TO BE A YELLOW. >>KIND OF KNEW THIS ONE WAS COMING HERE ON THE NEXT FOUL. SHE HAD A REFEREE, SHE HAD A CONVERSATION WITH GARCIA ON THE LAST PLAY. >>A HARD LANDING FOR NOAH. NOTHING NOTORIOUSLY VICIOUS ABOUT IT, BUT IT WAS SOMETHING SHE WAS PLAYING FOR TO THIS POINT. LET’S LOOK AT HOW THE SCORE LINE DEVELOPED.>>AND AT THE TOP OF THE BOX FOR BARCELONA. AND CAPITA VILA WITH THE INITIAL SHOT, THE REBOUND IS POUNCED ON. AND THEN AT THE BACK POST. THEN THE CAPTAIN, WE HAVE SEEN HER DO SO MANY GOOD THINGS THROUGHOUT THIS TOURNAMENT. NOAH BETSY, SHE SHOT FROM ABOUT 25 OUT. OTHER SIDE OF THE CROSSBAR MADE IT 2-0.>>ALWAYS THINKING BACK TO HER FEET. BARCELONA AND ATLETICO MADRID ON THE SENIOR SIDE, THE TWO BEST WOMEN’S TEAM. INTERESTING TO SEE HOW WOMEN’S SOCCER IS GROWING. IT WASN’T JUST HERE IN THE UNITED STATES DURING THE LAST FEW WORLD CUPS BUT EVEN TO THE POINT NOW WHERE REAL MADRID HAS JOINED THEM, BUYING A MADRID LEAGUE TEAM AND THEY’LL FULLY CONVERT IT. SO WE WILL WE HAVE A CLASICO ON THE WOMEN’S SIDE COMING UP IN FUTURE YEARS. WE SEE HERE AT THE YOUTH LEVEL AS GARCIA IS IN THE BOOK. THAT THE PIPELINE IS PRODUCING. OVER TO THE FAR SIDE. ALMOST STOLEN AWAY. UP TO THE MIDDLE. SLOTTED IN TO THE PATH OF HENLEY. BUT DISPOSSESSED AGAIN, CAITLYN SCOTT. COMING BACK FROM THE OFFSIDE POSITION. IT WILL BE A FREE KICK FOR BARCA.>>NICE JOB BARCELONA HERE. PUSHING THEIR LINEUP. KENNEDY GARCIA A LITTLE BIT LATE RETREATING BACK.>>TAKE A LOOK AT THE GROWTH OF WOMEN’S SOCCER. WE HAVE SEEN IT IN RECENT WORLD CUPS. WHERE EVEN THOUGH THE U.S. MIGHT BE WINNING THE TROPHY, IT CAN GET TO BE A HARDER RIDE AND HERE ON THE YOUTH LEVEL WE’RE ALSO SEEING THAT. TOURNAMENTS LIKE TO — NOT JUST TEAMS LIKE PDA BUT TEAMS LIKE BARCELONA A CHANCE TO IMPROVE THEMSELVES.>>NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT. I LOVE THE INTERPRETATION OF THE GAME. BARCELONA STICKING TO THEIR PRINCIPLES. AND HAD AN IDEA ABOUT WHAT PDA WAS GOING TO LOOK LIKE. I HAVE SEEN THIS CLUB GROW OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS.>>STOLEN BY ROMAN INTO THE AREA. HAS A SHOT HERSELF. >>15 YEARS FOR THIS PDA SIDE BUT THEY ALWAYS HAD QUALITY PLAYERS. YOU SEE THIS OPPORTUNITY HERE. BALL IS TURNED OVER. GOOD SHOT ON GOAL. BUT YEAH, THIS BARCELONA SIDE THEY HAVE STUCK TO THEIR PRINCIPLES AS A CLUB AND THEY’RE GOING TO DO IT, IT WILL BE DEATH BY PASSES WHEN YOU PLAY BARCELONA. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE SEEN THAT OVER THE YEARS?>>AGAIN HENLEY AND MILLER QUICK OFF HER LINE. FRONT LINE IS PUSHING FORWARD.>>NICE BALL HERE. >>LONG CUT, THREADING IT FORWARD. FOOT RACE AT THE TOP OF THE BOX. AND IT’S WIDE. INCHES AWAY FROM CUTTING THE LEAD IN HALF. MARTINEZ. >>REALLY GOOD BUILD-UP HERE. MARTINEZ GETTING ON THE END OF IT. PLAY THROUGH THE MIDFIELD. WONG AND IT’S IN THE END, GOOD RECOVERY. KAMARA WILL MAKE IT DIFFICULT. I WAS JUST ABOUT TO SAY YOU WANT TO HAVE RABIMBUS ON THE BALL MORE THAN SHE HAS BEEN. THAT’S AS WELL AS NUMBER 6 ON THE LEFT SIDE.>>A CHANGE FOR PDA, McLEOD COMING BACK IN AT THE LEFT BACK POSITION. HAD A GOOD GAME LAST NIGHT. LITTLE BUMP FROM BEHIND. LOSING THE FOOTING. AGAIN, TALKING TO HERSELF AS SHE JOGS AWAY. BARCELONA ABOUT READY TO MAKE ANOTHER SWITCH. A LITTLE HOP TO THE MIDDLE. A CHANCE THERE. THEY’LL PULL IT OFF THE FIRE AND TRY TO COOL THINGS A BIT. >>WELL DONE HERE BY BARCELONA. >>AND BACK SPIN. PLAYING THE LINE IS MILLER. TOP OF THE BOX, LIFTING IT UP, LIFTING IT OVER. ALMOST GOAL NUMBER THREE. >>HENLEY A GOOD RUN. BETSY TOOK IT FORWARD. PLAYED IT OVER THE TOP. LOOK AT THE DIAGONAL RUN. MAKES A LITTLE CUT. YOU CAN SEE THE INTENTION OVER THE GOALKEEPER. AND HERE WITH HER — BERRY IS BACK ON TO THE FIELD. KENNEDY GARCIA GETTING A LITTLE BIT OF A BREAK. BERRY APPEARS TO BE OKAY, BUT THAT CAN’T BE COMFORTABLE. EMMA GALVEZ IS COMING IN. BACK TO THE STARTING DEFENSE. ALTHOUGH SHE WILL STEP UP TO THE MIDFIELD. MUCH LIKE BETSY IN THE SECOND HALF. BRINGING IT FORWARD. COMING OUT IS MONTERO, TRACKING IT DOWN FAR SIDE. SHE’LL SLAM IT IN.>>SHE HAD A LITTLE BIT OF CLEANUP WORK TO DO. HERE SHE’S GOT SOME PRESSURE PUT ON HERE, BUT BARCELONA KICKS THIS ONE OUT. AND BACK ON THE ATTACK WITH SOME PATIENCE.>>RIGHT TO THE INSIDE. SE GUERRA. >>ONE TACTICAL CHANGE THAT HAPPENED, MARRONE IS PLAYING IN THE BACK THREE, THE RIGHT SIDE CENTER BACK IS NOW PLAYING IN THAT SIX HOLE. A LITTLE BIT OF A BALL WINNER. >>MOVING FORWARD, BRINGING THE ENTIRE TEAM TRYING TO COMPRESS BARCELONA. WHICH COULD MAKE THINGS INTERESTING IF THERE COULD BE A COUNTER, BUT A NICE CHANCE HERE. SWEEPING SHOT INSIDE, BUT BEFORE THE PLAYER GETS THERE IT’S GOBBLED UP. >>ONCE AGAIN THE PDA BENCH LOOKING FOR SOME TYPE OF CALL. >>ROLLED OUT FOR KAMARA. PULLS IT BACK FOR HER KEEPER. MARTINEZ STEPPING UP TO TRY TO PRESS AND ALMOST STEALS IT AWAY. THEY NEED SOMETHING TO GO THEIR WAY SOON. 38th MINUTE ALMOST DONE, 12 LEFT TO GO.>>THAT PASS IN BY FUSTY THERE. >>BARCELONA WILL GIVE THE SHOTS UP ALL DAY. >>IT WAS RILEY HAYES OUT RIGHT. A LITTLE ANXIOUS. SHE HAD OPTIONS BUT WENT FOR THE SHOT. BERRY DOESN’T LOOK RIGHT AT THE MOMENT. >>TRYING TO GIVE HER A CHANCE AT THE TOUCH. AND SHE SLIPS AND SHE SHOOTS, IT SCRAPES THE NET BUT ON TOP OF THE CROSSBAR. NOT THAT FAR AWAY. >>THAT TYPE OF COMBINATION THEY’RE GOING TO NEED. RAMIMBUS SHE GETS ON THE BALL THERE. THAT’S A GOOD MOVE AND IT MISSES OVER THE TOP BY INCHES. >>AND KAS THAT VILA WILL TAKE THE LONG WALK AROUND. PRECIOUS SECONDS. ABOUT READY TO CHECK IN. STICKING AN EXTRA FORWARD OUT THERE.>>THE STRIKER WILL GO IN AT THAT POINT. KENNEDY GARCIA GOING BACK IN. >>UNDER PRESSURE, KAMARA. NICE FROM ROMAN. AND IT’S SWEPT IN FRONT. DIVING HEADER, GARCIA, BUT OUT OF REACH. >>WELL, THEY HAVE ONE TURNOVER THAT LED TO SOMETHING. A GOOD BALL PLAYED IN AND LOOKING FOR THE BACK POST. INCHES AWAY FROM CONNECTING.>>WELL, THE TRIPLE TEAM, RATTLED AROUND. BARCA WILL COME AWAY WITH IT. AND PUSHING UP THAT LINE. AND RAMIMBA GOES IN THE BOOKS. THE REFEREE SENSED SOME INTENT. >>SHE’S COMING IN A BIT LATE. ANOTHER YELLOW CARD HERE. >>FREE KICK FOR BARCELONA. UNDER TEN MINUTES TO GO. BACK FOR PEREZ. BOTH TEAMS READY TO MAKE A SWITCH. AND KAMARA POPS UP.>>BANGS IT OFF AND BARCELONA WILL HAVE THE THROW-IN. BACK IN FOR CAPITA VILA. THEY ARE HEADING TO THE SIDELINE. THE HERO IN THE SEMIFINALS, POWE, GETTING A BREATHER. AFTER CAPITA VILA SHOWS FOR THE PASS. BACK FOR KAMARA. PEREZ. AND UNDER PRESSURE. TRYING TO WIN IT WAS RILEY HAYES. BACK INTO THE MIDDLE AND JUST PAST THE STRETCH. I DON’T KNOW IF SHE COULD HAVE EXTENDED ANY MORE. >>WELL, PRESSURE COMING OUT IN THE SECOND HALF AND THREE OR FOUR OPPORTUNITIES AS THE BALL TURNS OVER. GETS OUT TO THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE, A GOOD MOVE BY RILEY HAYES. THE BALL SWUNG ACROSS, NOTHING BARRY COULD DO TO GET TO IT. BUT NOT FAR FROM CONNECTING ONCE AGAIN. BARCELONA WILL CONTINUE TO GET OUT OF THE BACK. >>UNDER PRESSURE. BLASTED BY BARRY. THAT ONE SAILS WIDE. AND LEADS TO A BREAK THE OTHER WAY. LOOKING BACK FOR KANO. AND BARRY LIMPING BACK. SHE HAS ANOTHER CHANCE AN SHE’LL PASS IT OFF. THERE MIGHT BE A LANE IN THE MIDDLE AND GARCIA FINDING THE OPENING. GARCIA INSIDE. CARRIED AWAY BY PEREZ. DEFLECTED OUT TO THE FAR SIDE. IT WILL BE A THROW-IN FOR PDA. THEY’RE KNOCKING ON THE DOOR BUT THEY CAN’T GET IN. >>YEAH. MARK PEREZ COMING UP BIG FOR BARCELONA. PDA OFF THE SCOREBOARDS. PLAYED ACROSS BY BARRY. THEN KENNEDY GARCIA, GOT AROUND. TRIED TO BEAT PEREZ AT THE NEAR POST. BIG PLAY. >>TWO FORWARDS, MARTINEZ, DOHERTY, BARRY LOOKS LIKE HER DAY IS DONE AND THEY’RE TAKING OUT A DEFENDER. DOHERTY IS GOING TO DO DUAL DUTY ON THE FAR FLANK. BARCELONA, SEVEN MINUTES BETWEEN THEMSELVES AND LIFTING THE TITLE. EARLY DEFENSE FROM DOHERTY AS SHE CHALLENGES. WINS THE THROW-IN. BETSY’S OVER. A LITTLE BUMP AND OUT. SHOWING PDA. >>NICE BATTLE HERE BETWEEN BETSY AND GARCIA LATE. >>THAT ONE KNOCKED INTO THE DANGER ZONE BY BARCELONA.>>IMPORTANT TOUCH THERE BY ROMAN. AT THAT BACK POST IT WAS CORSON.>>NICE TURN. A LITTLE BIT BEHIND MARQUETTE. FEEDING IT BACK. CHOMPING AT THE BIT IS HENLEY. FIND HER BUT THE ANGLE WAS OFF. >>OF COURSE, DEFENDING ON THE OTHER END. GOOD WORK RIGHT THERE. >>NICE CONTROL. MARTINEZ. FAR SIDE. AGAIN, GIVING GARCIA SOME ROOM. ATTACKING THAT BACK LINE. KENNEDY GARCIA. INTO THE 18, CUTS IT BACK. LOOKING FOR HELP. AND FINALLY FORCED WIDE. >>DOING A GOOD JOB ON THE INITIAL ATTACK BY KENNEDY GARCIA. SLOWED HER DOWN. GOT SOME SPACE. MADE HER SLOW DOWN A BIT. BUT IT DIDN’T BECOME A TRACK MEET. >>TO THE GOAL LINE. INTO THE AREA. LOOKING TO TURN. MARTINEZ, TOP OF THE BOX. SLAMMING IT DOWN LOW GOES PEREZ WITH THE STOP.>>AND SCOTT IS STEPPING INTO THE MIDFIELD. AND THE SHOT AT GOAL. SOME GOOD PRESSURE PUT ON BY PDA. THERE’S SOME — THE BALL IS POPPING OUT. THAT’S YOUR CENTER BACK. 80 YARDS FROM GOAL SO PDA COMMITTED TO GETTING NUMBERS FORWARD. >>HENLEY. PUT OUT TO THE CORNER. MUCH BETTER FROM PDA IN THE SECOND HALF BUT THEY CAN’T FIND THE GOAL. >>YEAH. CAN THEY FIND TWO GOALS HERE IN FOUR MINUTES AGAINST A BARCELONA SIDE THAT WE HAVE SEEN THROUGHOUT THE COMPETITION THAT KNOWS HOW TO MANAGE THE GAME. FELL SHORT AND THEY’LL TAKE THEIR TIME HERE. KEEP IT IN THE CORNER. SO THEY WENT FOR IT. >>COSTA VITA IN. TRYING TO PULL IT AWAY, BUT CAN’T. PLAYER DOWN IN THE MIDFIELD. IS THAT BETSY?>>LOOKS LIKE BETSY HAS GONE DOWN HERE. >>CRAMPING UP, IT APPEARS. >>BEEN AN AWFUL LOT OF WORK.>>BARCELONA FANS OF COURSE, THE BOYS AND THE GIRLS MAKING IT INTO THE KNOCKOUT STAGE. AND A LOT OF THE CAPITA LON FAITHFUL IN. DOWN GOES BETSY AGAIN. SHE HAS TO BE HELPED OFF.>>THEY HAVE NOW MOVED LIKE — WELL, MADE SOME CHANGES HERE. THEY HAVE GALVEZ PUSHED INTO THAT SIXTH HOLE. >>AND MONICA FERNANDEZ NUMBER 18 HAS NOW MOVED OUT TO THE LEFT BACK. >>CALDERON WILL MOVE INTO THE LEFT BACK POSITION SO IT’S SHIFTED FOR BARCELONA. >>TRYING TO CUT INSIDE OF ROMAN. NOW INTO THE MIDDLE, GARCIA. TRYING TO SHIELD. TURNS. SETTLES. AND ROLLS IT WIDE, BUT IT WOULDN’T HAVE COUNTED. THE OFFSIDE FLAG IS UP.>>YOU KNOW, MAYBE A PRODUCT OF ALL OF THE CHANGES FOR BARCELONA IN THAT BACK FOUR AS THEY LOOKED A LITTLE SCRAMBLED. >>LOOKS LIKE THAT WAS JUST COVER I THINK, CALDERON SLIDING BACK INSIDE. PDA PUTTING BARCELONA UNDER PRESSURE. AGAIN TRYING TO WIN IT IN THE MIDFIELD. STEPPING UP, MARTINEZ. LEAVES IT FOR WONG. ROMAN IN THE WAY, ANOTHER CRACK FROM DISTANCE BY MARTINEZ BLOCKED. CAPITA VILA OFF THE GIVE AND GO. HENLEY. OUTSIDE. IF SHE CAN FIND HER, SHE DOES. MARQUETTE ONE TOUCH CLEARED AWAY. DOHERTY PITCHING IN. THE BALL ROLLS TO CAPITA VILA. >>AND SHE’S WORKED GREAT IN THE MIDFIELD. EXCELLENT. >>WONG UP THE MIDDLE. TRYING TO FIND MARTINEZ. AND AT THE TOP OF THE BOX. 90 SECONDS REMAIN. RAMIMBA THROWING HER BODY INTO THE CHALLENGE. LOOSE BALL FAR SIDE. TRYING TO TURN BUT RILEY HAYES HAS TO SETTLE FOR THE THROW. AGAIN, MARTINEZ. INTO THE MIDDLE, BACK TO HER RIGHT. DRIVES TO THE LEFT AND BACK GOES CAPITA VILA. TO KNOCK IT DOWN AND BACK TO HER FEET TO BRING IT OUT.>>WELL, HOW GOOD HAS SHE BEEN? NOW DEFENDING ON THE TOP OF HER BOX. I THOUGHT SHE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOOT. >>WONG WINNING IT BACK, BUT CLEARED AWAY BY CALDERON. 50th MINUTE REACHED. BARCELONA WITH A TWO-GOAL LEAD. TESTED IN THE SECOND HALF. BUT THEY’RE PASSING THE TEST OF THE ICC FUTURES. INTO THE MIDDLE, CALDERON SETTLES. TRYING TO CLOSE DOWN MARTINEZ. BOTH TEAMS ACROSS THE GLOBE COMING IN FOR THE INAUGURAL GIRLS TOURNAMENT. BARCELONA, THERE WAS A GOOD CHANCE THEY MIGHT NOT MAKE IT TO THE KNOCKOUT STAGE AND THEY’VE MADE IT TO THE FINAL AND ARE ABOUT TO BE CROWNED CHAMPIONS. P DA FIGHTING FOR ONE CHANCE. AND SLAMMED OFF GARCIA. LOOSE IN THE BOX. BUT AGAIN, DENIED. TWO MINUTES TO BE ADDED. >>OH, NICE JOB BY PEREZ READING THIS OVER THE TOP. COMING OUT AND CLEARING OUT. >>IT HIT HER IN THE HAND, I THINK SHE’S HURT. THAT WAS THE CALL TO DENY AND SHE DOES NOT WANT PLAY TO STOP. IT’S A BIT OF A STINGER. SHE HAS GIVEN EVERYTHING SHE HAS. >>THEY ALL HAVE HERE TODAY, PHIL. BEEN A GOOD DISPLAY BY BOTH SIDES. I THINK THEY GREW INTO THE GAME IN THE SECOND HALF. THEY REALLY HAVE CONTROLLED THINGS IN THE ATTACKING PART OF IT. IT’S ALL COME OFF THE PRESS THAT DID NOT WORK IN THE FIRST HALF. >>BARCELONA THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO MANAGE ENOUGH OPPORTUNITIES TO RELIEVE SOME PRESSURE. >>GALVEZ. STRIPPED. NICE MOVE, MARTINEZ. PLAYS IT SQUARE. TRYING TO GET AROUND ROMAN. FORCED TO RETREAT. NOW DOUBLE TEAMED BUT TURNS LOOKING FOR ANY OPENING. INTO THE MIDDLE, LETS IT BOUNCE. SHOT, TOUCH, SHOT, BUT GOT UNDERNEATH IT. SPINNING INSIDE THE 18. ROMAN KNOCKS IT WIDE. BACK COMES HENLEY. FINAL SECONDS TICKING AWAY. INSIDE THE SIX, COMING THROUGH. SHOT BY SCOTT AND IT SAILS HIGH AND WIDE. >>THERE’S THE OPPORTUNITY WE WERE LOOKING FOR LATE HERE.>>RILEY HAYES COMING CLOSE.>>IT WAS RILEY HAYES AT THAT BACK POST. CUTTING ACROSS HERE. SCOTT WAS IN THE PICTURE. ANOTHER GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR PDA.>>LOOKING TO TURN. FINAL SECONDS TICKING AWAY. THEY HAVE COME CLOSE IN THE SECOND HALF. TWO, THREE, FOUR CHANCES TO GET ON THE BOARD. BARCELONA RESILIENT. BALL THROWN IN OVER GARCIA. KEEPS IT ALIVE. SMACKED BACK BY MARQUETTE. GARCIA AGAIN HITS THE TURF HARD. AND BARCELONA AT THE FINAL WHISTLE CROWNED CHAMPIONS OF THE INAUGURAL ICC FUTURES TOURNAMENT. 2-0 OVER PDA. >>AND WHAT A GREAT JOB HERE BY BARCELONA AND THEIR ENTIRE STAFF OF PDA SIDE THAT CLEARLY KNOWS HOW TO WIN THINGS. THEY HAVE DONE NOTHING BUT WIN OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS BUT THIS BARCELONA SIDE TODAY WAS SO MUCH FUN TO WATCH. EVERYTHING THAT WE EXPECTED, WE DIDN’T KNOW IF THEY’D CHANGE TACTICS BASED ON PLAYING AGAINST PDA AND THEY STUCK TO THE PRINCIPLES AND FOUND WAY TO WIN THE ICC FUTURES IN THE GIRLS DIVISION. >>WELL, PDA REPRESENTED THEMSELVES QUITE WELL. JUST CAUGHT BY SURPRISE IN THE EARLY GOING. MAYBE INTIMIDATED BY THE NAME A BIT. BUT I THINK BARCELONA GOING BACK WITH RESPECT FOR PDA AS WELL. ICC FUTURES TOURNAMENT THE LONE INTERNATIONAL TEAM TO ADVANCE TO THE KNOCKOUT STAGES, BARCELONA. THEY FINISH ATOP THE TABLE.>>WELL, IT WAS FUN TO WATCH. NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. THEY DID IT IN THE END WITHOUT THEIR CAPTAIN. BETSY. SHE WAS SO GOOD THROUGHOUT THIS COMPETITION, PLAYING EVERY ROLE THAT HER MANAGER ASKED HER TO PLAY.>>GARCIA STILL DOWN. >>LOOKS LIKE SHE NEEDS SOME MEDICAL ATTENTION HERE.>>THE CELEBRATION FOR BARCELONA. AND THEY CONTINUE TO BE A CROWD FAVORITE. NOT JUST FROM THOSE WHO HAVE MADE THE TREK FROM SPAIN.>>WELL, ANY TIME YOU PLACE FOR BARCELONA IT MEANS SOMETHING.>>IT LOOKS LIKE IT MIGHT BE THAT WRIST IS CAUSING GARCIA PROBLEMS. IT IS AGONIZING, EVERYTHING THAT THEY TRIED, NOTHING SEEMED TO WORK WHILE BARCELONA AGAIN BUILDING THE — AS THE TOURNAMENT PROGRESSED THEY LOST THE OPENING GAMES. PASSED A GROUP OF ICC STARS THAT HAD BEEN PUT TOGETHER THE DAY BEFORE. FIRST TIME THEY HAD BEEN INTRODUCED. HAD TO COME FROM BEHIND TO BEAT NEVADA. AND THE LAFC SLAMMERS HAD THE BETTER OF THEM IN THE FIRST HALF IN THE SEMIFINALS AND IT TOOK A 50th MINUTE GOAL FROM BARCELONA TO GET IT DONE. AND THEN TODAY, THEY DECIDED ENOUGH WITH THE DRAMA.>>CERTAINLY DID. THEY DID IT IN A WAY THAT I DIDN’T SEE COMING INTO THIS ONE, PHIL. THAT THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO — THEY TOOK CHANCES. THEY WERE BRAVE. AGAIN, THEY STUCK TO THEIR PRINCIPLES. IT WAS FUN TO WATCH. IT WAS A WELL DESERVED WIN IN MY OPINION. AGAIN, CREDIT TO PDA AND THAT GROUP OF GIRLS THEY HAVE BEEN SO GOOD. BUT TODAY THEY WERE NOT THE BETTER SIDE OF THE TWO. THEY HAD AN OPPORTUNITIES LATE. BARCELONA WAS JUST ONE STEP AHEAD. >>AGAIN, THE TEAM PHOTO, THE TROPHY TO BE AWARDED. ALL OF THE PRESENTATION. 2019 ICC FUTURES CHAMPION IS BARCELONA. PSG FOR THE BOY’S TITLE AND IT’S NOT THAT FAR AWAY. BARCELONA IF YOU’RE GOING TO PUT EVERYTHING TOGETHER MAYBE ONE OF THE MORE IMPRESSIVE TEAMS, BOYS OR GIRLS, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU TAKE A LOOK AT THE SECOND HALF CONTROL GOT THEM TODAY. IT WAS THE FIRST HALF THAT IT WAS WON AGAINST PDA. >>AND IT HAPPENED EARLY TODAY. A LITTLE GIVE AND GO. SHOT ON GOAL. THIS WAS SAVED BY REBECCA KESSLER. AT THE BACK POST, 1-0 INTO THE OPEN NET HERE. A NIFTY LITTLE FINISH AND BARCELONA WAS ON TO SOMETHING IN THIS ONE. THIS DIDN’T CONNECT. A QUICK FREE KICK BY CAPITA VILA FINDS THE CAPTAIN. SHE BURIES IT UNDERSIDE OF THE CROSSBAR. AGAIN, NOTHING KESSLER COULD DO, THE PDA GOAL. SOME IMPRESSIVE PLAYS THE ENTIRE HALF HERE. ANOTHER BALL PICKED OFF. MANO A MANO WITH THIS ONE HERE. SHOT ON GOAL. RILEY MILLER EASY SAVE. PDA DID PUT SOME PRESSURE ON IN THIS GAME. AND HERE’S ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY. HOW CALM WAS PEREZ THROUGHOUT THE GAME? THERE WERE SOME OPPORTUNITIES HERE. THIS SHOT MISSES BY INCHES. PUT IT OVER THE BAR. YOU SEE THE PACE AND THE POWER ON THAT ONE. CREDIT TO PDA THEY CONTINUE TO BATTLE AND BATTLE. AND ANOTHER GOOD BALL ACROSS THE FACE OF THE GOAL. AND THEN GARCIA COULDN’T GET OUT OF THE END OF IT. NIFTY MOVE HERE. AND ANOTHER ACROSS. IT WAS BURIED ANOTHER THE FAR POST. AND THEN RILEY HAYES GETS ON THE END OF THIS ONE. BUT COULDN’T FIND A GOAL AND THERE YOU SEE YOUR CHAMPIONS 2-0. >>BARCELONA CELEBRATING WITH THE TROPHY THAT’S ALREADY AWARDED. NOW A BIT OF A GUARD OF HONOR AS THEY BRING PDA THROUGH FOR THEIR SECOND PLACE AWARD. PDA FALLING AGAINST BARCELONA IN THE FINAL. THE CHAMPIONS ON THE GIRL’S SIDE CROWNED. WILL IT BE THE BRAZILIAN VASCO da GAMA ON THE BOY’S SIDE? WE WILL FIND OUT. BARCELONA LIFTS THE TROPHY. 2-0 OVER PDA. THANKS FOR JOINING US.

8 Comments

  • Mik Cole

    Great game. It's hard to believe that these players are U14/13. The skill level is high and the team play is advanced with Barcelona playing out of the back and PDA pressing and trying to create breaks. It's a clash of two different styles: the athletic American and the Spanish (Barcelona) ball control.

  • Mardox Ap.

    Wow! I swear these little girls played wayyy better than my hometown first team! Great to see such development on girls side, thanks for sharing.

  • alberto luis zerpa

    esque es como yo dije es cuestión de tiempo para que EEUU se caiga porque sufre lo mismo que los hombres en concacaf o peor en mujeres no tiene a nadie en concacaf para competir le falta competencia y eso con el paso del tiempo se siente mas europa ya a crecido mucho a nivel clubes y selección falta ganar mas copas mundiales femeninas y ojo sudamerica a pesar del machismo y dificultades crecerá con el tiempo que se va hacer esa es la realidad

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