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Arena Women's Football/Soccer - Official Discussion

Discussion in 'Community' started by heels1785 , Jun 8, 2015.

  1. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    ACFC released the names of their backers - um, holy crap. Joining Natalie Portman are:

    Mia Hamm, Abby Wambach, Julie Foudy, Lauren Holiday, Serena Williams, Eva Longoria, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Garner, Alexis Ohanian, Billie Jean King, Cobi Jones, Lindsay Vonn, PK Subban, Candace Parker, and James Corden. Some others I've never heard of, but I'm sure are wonderful.

    Unreal to have that kind of power behind an NWSL club. League is about to skyrocket, I think.
     
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  2. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The NWSL is bringing back the Challenge Cup next year. That gets a hells yeah from me. Going to stage it before the regular season - either in a bubble, two bubbles, or at home stadia, depending on public health officials recommendations.
     
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  3. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    netherlands:

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    first time we've seen the dutch since the world cup final. should be a really good one - lynn williams with a huge opportunity to flex the class she shows in nwsl on a much larger stage.

    morgan available from the bench. she has one or two appearances for spurs thusfar, so could potentially be a late sub.
     
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  4. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Wow. The Utah Royals are relocating to Kansas City ... Where the franchise previously was, before a relocation to Utah.

    Kinda hope they keep the Royals monicker (they won't) and at minimum don't go back to the boring FCKC.
     
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  5. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    i hate to see SLC losing their team. as weird (and occasionally awful) as the state of utah itself is, royals had a loyal fanbase.

    with o'hara being dealt yesterday, most of their core is gone. KC is a great soccer town, hopefully are patient with a rebuilding team for a year or two.
     
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  6. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    I am sorry to Utah but soooo happy for me. I will definitely be going to some games once we can.
     
  7. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    IIRC, the original ownership group based in Kansas City had an agreement with the group that owns SKC, and everything was in place for them to use the same facility as Swope Park Rangers and defer a ton of cost through shared services. But, USL changed minimum capacity requirements, and Swope Park Rangers couldn't use the facility and maintain status with the league, so they had to start using Children's Mercy Park, leaving FCKC as sole tenant, and absorbing higher costs. Somewhere in there, FCKC was sold to an owner out of Minneapolis, who pledged to keep the team there, but didn't want the higher costs without SPR. So, he sold to the racist scumbag in Utah, who was now forced to sell everything - MLS club, USL club, NWSL club and two stadiums - for being more publicly racist than Don Garber could publicly be okay with.

    So now, they move back with KC located ownership ready to support them.



    But, yes, this really sucks for Utah soccer fans in so many ways. Hopefully, they find ownership and get an expansion team, because that's a great soccer market and they turned out well for the Royals
     
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  8. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    FIFPro names Megan Rapinoe to the Women's Best XI for 2020, and Rapinoe's response is "I had no idea I was even eligible, I haven't played in nine months"

    I'm not sure if it says more about Rapinoe and her class, or the sad state of affairs for those who cover the game, that they can't find someone to vote into the Best XI who played a game in the final nine months of the year.
     
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  9. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    ugh. nwsl named her to the best xi for 2019, as well, and she barely played outside of the world cup.

    nothing but respect for megan and what she's done for the game - give her every career accomplishment trophy you can think of - but there are lot of lesser known, more deserving players would gain a lot from this sort of recognition.
     
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  10. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    spurs has announced that alex morgan's loan will end on january 1st, and she'll return to the united states (presumably to prepare for an upcoming nwsl season).

    my guess is that press/heath/lavelle/mewis stay on for the remainder of the campaign with united and city. spurs is having a very poor season, with no real shot at the wsl title - not much upside for morgan to stay in london, especially with a newborn.
     
  11. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Mallory Pugh headed to Chicago from Sky Blue. Great get for Chicago - seems like she has talent that surpasses her performance, but her performance and stats are up there just fine. And, she's still so young.
     
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  12. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    her second move in two years, wow. youre right, though - lots of talent there. if she links up well with ohai and rachel hill, red stars will be right back near the top of the league.
     
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  13. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    portland's signed crystal dunn away from NC, and extended horan. dahlkemper will be leaving NC for manchester city on a 2-year deal.

    courage offloading their big contracts, must have been hit especially hard by the pandemic.
     
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  14. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    incredibly bold move in the draft tonight by kansas city. gave sky blue 175K(!) in allocation money to move into the first round and take kiki pickett, two-time national champion at stanford - she'll be a great replacement for kelley o'hara (potentially on both kc and the uswnt some day), but is playing her spring season at stanford. may not see much of her this year, and of course there's always the risk of injury.

    louisville is drafting well, taking players who will contribute immediately and have credibility from top college programs. spirit selected dennis rodman's daughter, trinity, #2 overall - has starred for the u-20s, but goes pro having not played a minute for washington state.
     
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  15. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Heelsy, I found you a new icon.

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    Damn fine performance tonight
     
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  16. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    i had no idea kristie was older than sam. i hope she gets some more opportunities after this. great game tonight, indeed.

     
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