Women's Soccer Madness

tpinoe:

soccphan:

So according to Alex Morgan, every team in NWSL want Thorns to host a playoff game, because of great atmosphere their fans provide!
I guess she expects other teams to deliberately drop points to Portland or what?

Notice the tone in her voice and face expression - arrogance overload…


^^^at 3:23 mark^^^

Yeah, it doesn’t sound the greatest, but Alex is right. Every team should want them to be hosting a playoff game in Portland, Soccer City USA. The atmosphere wouldn’t be the same anywhere like in Portland. The popularity of soccer in general is just greater in the PNW region. It’s just the facts. 

And you know what, any company that would have the opportunity to host those games on their networks would tell you the same thing. They would get most views if it was held there. 

If you disagree, which I know most of you will, look at the facts….

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Nice charts.

Just like “every team in Primera Div should want Barcelona or Real to be hosting a playoff game in Camp Nou and Santiago Bernabeu”?

They have the most spectators, biggest stadiums and attract most
TV viewers.

Try to sell your revelation to Atletico Madrid or Athletic Bilbao fans. Smh.

uswnt4me:

soccphan:

So according to Alex Morgan, every team in NWSL want Thorns to host a playoff game, because of great atmosphere their fans provide!
I guess she expects other teams to deliberately drop points to Portland or what?

Notice the tone in her voice and face expression - arrogance overload…


^^^at 3:23 mark^^^

arrogant isn’t the word I would use, but I also don’t know what word I would use.  Definitely not a tone that I enjoy hearing from her to say the least. 

I’m not saying she’s wrong though, other teams have been pretty vocal about how much they love the atmosphere in Portland, but I think it’s a tad bit critical to say “I guess she expects other teams to deliberately drop points to Portland or what?”…you’re reaching there friend. 

You’re right - “irritated spoiled princess” are better words - just didn’t want to use them in regard to grown-up 25yo elite athlete, admired by millions, including me…

And if she was not wrong and pro athletes in this league want their opponents to host playoffs, just “to play in front of great atmosphere”, it would be beyond unprofessional and disrespecting towards their own fans and organizations.

There is no way around it - either Alex Morgan is delusional/lying or NWSL is fake, joke league lacking true competition.

So according to Alex Morgan, every team in NWSL want Thorns to host a playoff game, because of great atmosphere their fans provide!
I guess she expects other teams to deliberately drop points to Portland or what?

Notice the tone in her voice and face expression - arrogance overload…


^^^at 3:23 mark^^^

suck it servando! ;D

suck it servando! ;D

last minute heroics US Men’s NT vs US Women’s NT

NWSL Top 10 Goals May 2014 

Seattle Reign - Chicago Red Stars match was three levels higher than USA - FRA game.

Tactically, physically and skill-wise.

uswnt4me:

I’m not saying she should start because she’s sponsored, but you don’t get sponsored when you’re bad.  Scrubs that have sponsorships get their 1st one when they’re doing well, when their talent has propelled them to the point where they’re recognizable figures.  They retain them and get more even when they’re has beens because their other sponsorships have kept them relevant.   

One more thing.
Girl has great technical skills, field vision, passing game, combination play, feistiness and proved herself as a scorer. Clearly showed last year how much she loves the team and the game itself.But as much as I like and respect her, must say I was really disappointed with her physical shape this year. After all the tweets about running downtown Portland, getting ready and hyped for the season I was expecting more (or rather less, if you know what I mean).
I understand: first - that she has different body type than lets say Tobin Heath and second - that she’s getting paid and professionally conditioned for only 6 months per year, but reading that story of her, with great interview couple of months ago I guess I kinda set high bar for her. Maybe too high, but being really exceptional player that she is, she’s not a great athlete and in regard to her NT ambitions she really has no room left for being unfit.
(Of course, it doesn’t change the fact she could play on one leg and she’d still be quicker than United States National Team Player Allie Long, but that’s another story… ;)

uswnt4me:

I’m not saying she should start because she’s sponsored, but you don’t get sponsored when you’re bad.  Scrubs that have sponsorships get their 1st one when they’re doing well, when their talent has propelled them to the point where they’re recognizable figures.  They retain them and get more even when they’re has beens because their other sponsorships have kept them relevant.   

One more thing.

Girl has great technical skills, field vision, passing game, combination play, feistiness and proved herself as a scorer. Clearly showed last year how much she loves the team and the game itself.
But as much as I like and respect her, must say I was really disappointed with her physical shape this year. After all the tweets about running downtown Portland, getting ready and hyped for the season I was expecting more (or rather less, if you know what I mean).

I understand: first - that she has different body type than lets say Tobin Heath and second - that she’s getting paid and professionally conditioned for only 6 months per year, but reading that story of her, with great interview couple of months ago I guess I kinda set high bar for her. Maybe too high, but being really exceptional player that she is, she’s not a great athlete and in regard to her NT ambitions she really has no room left for being unfit.

(Of course, it doesn’t change the fact she could play on one leg and she’d still be quicker than United States National Team Player Allie Long, but that’s another story… ;)

uswnt4me:

rosenrot5:

itsclintoncraig:

shakirugh:

when Americans compare the World Cup to the Super Bowlimage

I don’t think you people understand how massive the Super Bowl is in this country

I don’t think you people understand how massive the World Cup is in the whole world

I am American, I understand how massive the Super Bowl is.  It doesn’t even compare to the World Cup, not even close.   

WTF is Super Bowl? Some kind of American food?

show the world where you’re from, show the world we are one

Show the world how 62% of Brazilians are against the World Cup in their country. Show Romario calling Pele an imbecile and traitor. Show the world how 13 billion $, that could help Brazilian people with poverty, health care system, schools and organised crime is spent on the FIFA television show. Write down "world cup protests" in youtube and grow da phuck up.

U don't think Tymrak is good enough for national team?

I think she is one of the most creative US players. Jill Ellis doesn’t.

Erika Tymrak's typical day at the office… ;)

[not good enough for NT call-up, according to Jill Ellis…]

Riley’s Angels setting new NWSL record… :)

Riley’s Angels setting new NWSL record… :)

that-jones-jimmy:

5 out of Kim Little’s 11 goals have been off PKs, while all 9 of A-Rod’s goals have been during the run of play…

Don’t you ever put player of Kim “The Magician” Little’s format in one sentence with Arod ! :(