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https://twitter.com/tayvincent6/status/1668073735864348673?s=46&t=DZg_M3BPh0AnZbHifuBa0A

“I don’t know, I wish I knew the answer” is a fucking INSANE thing to say halfway through the season

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I’m not sure what’s going on, but the turnover’s. Jeeesh. It’s been this way for the last few games too. Just horrible turnovers

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Coach watched *that* and still doesn't have a clue:

https://twitter.com/tayvincent6/status/1668073735864348673

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So, I guess this is good news?

"Norris also said that Emily Menges (who had an excused absence for todays match), rejoined the team today but should be back available next weekend"

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I don't know what put me to sleep more. The game. Or the NPR like announcers

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Jun 12, 2023·edited Jun 12, 2023

Pride have now beaten the current top 3 in the table.

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Being CRS got pasted yesterday they will likely want a much needed result and be more focused so next weekend may not be such an easy task either.

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Mike norris just isn't up to the task imo. Good news is, with new ownership and a bunch of available coaches post-wc, thorns have options. New owners please offer pia sundhagen a blank check!

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The Thorns have dropped *10* points from a winning position this season. 10!

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Time to switch to the Tony Awards and wash the taste of this stinker away.

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i was deceived. there are no good nwsl teams.

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Would love a new coaching staff along with our new ownership, thanks. Maybe a few new defenders, also.

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Meanwhile, if Houston and Gotham went another 15 minutes, I think someone would get hit with brass knuckles. Getting seriously chippy.

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Timbers players high fiving knowing the soccer gods picked them to get the one decent Portland performance of the weekend

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That was a masterclass on how not to play one of the worst teams (though getting better) in the league. I am sure we won't need those later in the summer when everyone is gone to the WCC. Big frustrating sigh...

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Jun 12, 2023·edited Jun 12, 2023

also while we're bemoaning the defensive mess ups the thorns have created essentially fuck all since right after the second Orlando goal. All of which to say is again, I think this is a clear issue of tactics and structure, not of mentality or desire, or individual screw ups.

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Sam the only player still playing soccer apparently.

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Perhaps a result of recency bias, but this may be the sloppiest game I’ve ever seen the Thorns play, and I’ve been a season ticket holder since 2nd season. It’s not the weather -- they were handing the ball over on misdirected and lazy passes from the beginning, with the announcers acting like the Pride were actively anticipating every pass when nothing they were doing would have mattered if the passes didn’t suck to begin with. Defensive situational and spatial mistakes.

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Congrats to everybody here who correctly predicted today's match would be the trap that it was. Please make sure to pick up your free D-Con Gator Trap on your way out of Exploria Stadium.

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Portland needs to figure out how to get Weaver more touches. Lately it seems anything good starts with her

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Gross game, but I freakin love Sam Coffey. She's worked so damn hard tonight to cover up the gaps.

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I miss Rocky. Hogan should start when Bixby is in bad form.

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I know this sounds silly, but did the Thorns forget how to play soccer?

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D'Aquila for Weaver was a low key awful sub btw. I'm genuinely unsure D'Aquila is a winger.

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Jun 12, 2023·edited Jun 12, 2023

Norris thoroughly out-coached. Credit to Hines, who has steadily turned this Orlando team --bereft of talent outside of Adriana and 37 year old Marta-- into a team that is pretty well-structured.

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Tactics aside, I just can’t believe how rattled we are, and it started from the first whistle

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Pretty similar to the Houston game. The opponents made it an end to end running game in heat and humidity, and the coaching staff can't address it.

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This coach isn't very good, folks.

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All I can hope for at this point is that the Timbers overperform. Very rare that both teams play terribly in the same weekend.

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When do we get our game-changing Brazilian?

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Jun 12, 2023·edited Jun 12, 2023

End of First Half Power Rankings: The "It's Not You, It's Me" Edition

1. San Diego

2. Washington

3. OL Reign

4. Gotham

5. Portland

6. NC

7. Houston

8. Louisville

9. Orlando

10. KC

11. ACFCNFT

12. Chicago

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Oh mylanta

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Was that Nally or Kling?

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Hey, they looked pretty good at Open Training!

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On some days I'd say "I can't believe we did that". Today, it was "why did it take so long?"

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Welp good night all

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Fucking christ

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Yikes that was bad

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What’s beyond “embarrassing “?

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About 20 minutes late but better than never

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Jesus wept.

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I don't know how you watch last week's game and decide to revert to what *hadn't* been working the week after in goddamn Florida.

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How do we go from last week's match against the Reign to this? I naively assumed after last week that we were learning how to adjust to the actual match rather than blind commitment to preplanned moves.

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Free headers for anyone in a purple shirt who wants 'em!

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Mark Parsons is gonna cook us lol

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I honestly don’t know where to start with this mess. It’s like the mirror-universe team from the one we saw in Seattle.

Except for the turnovers.

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How do you keep Sinclair on the field, are you kidding.

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That passage of play completely sums everything up. Square passes because there isn't a good entry pass into midfield and then going long.

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Seriously, pulling Sugita before Sinc!?

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What in the everloving christ is this sub decision? I’m all for the Reyes move but how are we leaving Sinc out there

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