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Wow, a telling quote! Who would YOU take from KC?

“Sjöblom also says that she could see the club going out and acquiring more depth when the window opens.

This should am interesting few months as the club is running out of runway to claw back a playoff spot while multiple players have asked for trades. #kcbaby”

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PDX needs a new HC and GM. We have world class players but not the same caliber of leadership. Our GM (who I love) doesn’t have the ability to fire and hire top talent. Last year and this year … coaching isn’t hitting the mark. We need to follow ACFC’s lead and be bold here…

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Time to fire the GM and the HC.

No, I am not talking about Portland. I am talking about KC.

After today's loss -- conceding twice after the 80th minute to do so -- they dropped to 3-9-0 on the season and sit 9 points and 11 goals behind 6th place Gotham.

KC would have to leapfrog 6 clubs just to make the playoffs, making up at least 10 points in the standings (or 9 points and 12 goals) over the next 10 matches.

NOT. GONNA. HAPPEN.

Come on, Longs and Mahomses. Fire the GM, fire the HC, and go into that new stadium next year both healthy and functional. Kansas City deserves better than this.

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Washington have come back to lead...

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I will leave this discussion today with something positive. I think Weaver's end line runs, and crosses back into the box. They are really great. I really feel like she has grown this season, and I will be very curious to see her production once half the team is gone for the WCC.

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Tactics schmactics, Hogan needs to start next week.

Were the Thorns good today? No. Was the set piece defending bad? Definitely. Was Bixby directly to blame for both goals? Very much so.

Good teams overcome iffy coaching all the time....including last season where we won the damn title. It’s much harder to overcome a goalkeeper who is both shot on confidence and technically deficient.

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Maybe it was over ambitious to see Norris change too much - recovery day Monday, travel day Tuesday, 3 days to train and prep for today, but going back home...we gotta see something to try to become more secure defensively.

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Whew. Take the points and exhale on the plane.

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Finally Moultrie leads.

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Hubly! Fuuuuu..!

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A win that doesn't really feel like a win at all.

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Better.

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No leadership on field. None.

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Why aren't they trying to go to the corner or time-waste? C'mon coach, get some match management into your players....

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I feel like this team needs a new head coach. The Thorns went to easy route, and perhaps the only route until there is new ownership. But I feel like the Thorns are relying on raw talent, and not coaching and tactics, and their erratic play, especially the defense, is the result.

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Jun 18, 2023·edited Jun 18, 2023

Here's the thing; even if we can see this one out, this has NOT been a solid game, and it's against Chicago. Win, lose, or draw this is not where we need to be going into Washington Friday

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Dunn needs to be the experienced player here and drop alongside Coffey.

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A full analogy of this game lol.

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Go to the corner Weaver.

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My blood pressure can't handle 8 more minutes...

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Gonna be a shit-ton of added time, too.

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Mid season fatigue of a long road trip. Just trying to figure this out.

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Does the head coach want to do something? Anything?

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Possess. That is the only objective. Come on!

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OMG. Our defense, woof. Bixby almost missed another near post-er...

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oh my fucking god

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As a keeper this is actually painful to watch. A keeper whose confidence is utterly gone.

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They need to slow this game down and just get some passes in.

Hubly....just, giveaways my god.

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Pull the goalkeeper right now.

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Jun 18, 2023·edited Jun 18, 2023

Bixby's an absolute trainwreck right now. Team needs to get and _hold_ the ball.

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Bixby's bad at that, but the Thorns have been bleeding chances on set pieces.

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Bixby...c'mon...

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/headdesk

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Bixby, god....

If we drop points in this one....

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bleeding goals again

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I’m curious to see D’Aquila at striker, her actual position

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Hubs says "fvckit."

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Lightning is one of nature’s biggest killers (PSA). Lol, somewhere around sharks.

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Weaver's become so good at that cutback, with both feet

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Finally he subs D’Aquila at striker

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Okay, Izzy at CF for once. Let's look at this

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Speed mode: deploy.

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Sinc writes her ticket for 2024...

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Sinc's still the best finisher on the team

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Giving Sinc time like that in the box is not exactly elite defensive play, is it?

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Jun 18, 2023·edited Jun 18, 2023

That'll be another 6 games she starts for that goal lol.

Great goal from Sinc, though.

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So that happened.

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This team was absolutely dead. You get a second goal and you can see out the last 25 minutes. Just awful.

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We shall see, but much like Sinc starting almost every game, I do not know if Norris has the backbone to start Hogan over Bixby, but I think Bixby needs a few weeks off.

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