USA v Mexico…Three Nill

Midfielder Kristine Lilly #13 of the USA lays on the ground after she is tripped during the USA v Mexico Women’s International Friendly Soccer Match at Torero Stadium on March 28, 2010 in San Diego, California. USA won 3-0. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images) 

Here’s some pics from the USA Women’s Soccer Team’s spanking of Team Mexico in San Diego today. I love shooting soccer because it only takes up part of your day (I spent the morning swimming with my boys), and you don’t have to run around but rather just sit and wait for the action to come to you. The overheads were all shot with a 400mm and a 70-200mm from the video tower which has been my spot at this stadium for years now, and the net cams remotes were a 14mm on a Canon 5D on one goal and a 16-35mm on a Canon DS Mk3 on the other. As always your feedback and comments are appreciated, and if anyone needs help in South Africa for the World Cup later this year give me a shout!

Goaltender Erika Vanegas #1 of Mexico jumps to try to blocka shot during the Women’s International Friendly Soccer Match against the USA at Torero Stadium on March 28, 2010 in San Diego, California. USA won 3-0. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images) 


Rachel Buehler (from Torrey Pines San Diego!) #26 of USA heads the ball during her team’s Women’s International Friendly Soccer Match against Mexico at Torero Stadium on March 28, 2010 in San Diego, California (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images) 

Abby Wambach #20 of the USA pushes the ball during the USA v Mexico Women’s International Friendly Soccer Match at Torero Stadium on March 28, 2010 in San Diego, California. USA won 3-0. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images) 

Goaltender Erika Vanegas #1 of Mexico pulls the ball out after a goal by Amy Rodriguez #8 of the USA during the Women’s International Friendly Soccer Match at Torero Stadium on March 28, 2010 in San Diego, California (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images) 

(Here’s the moment with my 400mm from tower) Team USA celebrates a goal by Amy Rodriguez #8 during the Women’s International Friendly Soccer Match against Mexico at Torero Stadium on March 28, 2010 in San Diego, California. USA won 3-0.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images) 

Abby Wambach #20 of the USA signs fans autographs after the USA v Mexico Women’s International Friendly Soccer Match at Torero Stadium on March 28, 2010 in San Diego, California. The USA won 3-0. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Comments

  1. Bill Coleman says:

    Nice pics, especially like the team celebration shot with the back of the solitary foe as great contrast, and particularly like the shadow of the headerer. The grass looks unbelievably lush. A million years ago when I was landscaping, the owner of a car dealer told me he wants people coming in wanting to buy sod. Speaking of which, do you have a shot of the girl tackling #20, peeling sod off her face? And if you’re feeling like more Q&A, do you get the full net covered with the 16-35 or just shoot the right side of the goal? Does your shutter bother the video on the tower? “Also wondered about getting too close to video shooting golf. In the autograph shot, do you usually get down or just lower the camera? And you left the ‘I’ out of Doubilet in your links list.

    • You get almost full net when the 16-35 if centered about 1.5 feet from back of net. If you back it up you can get entire goal but then you have an extreme horizonatal frame with alot of deadspace sky…no one has ever complained about my shutter at a sporting event, unless you shoot before contact in golf or at a commercial when there’s sound rolling. Fixed Doubilet, thanks!

  2. Hi, unusual football pics from above, but nice.
    Have you got any advice for pocketwizard setup to remote control a 5DMII or 7D ?

    thanks

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