Kamran joins Stumptown Footy for this match preview.
Artist's rendering of what happens every time DiDi Haracic concedes and/or disagrees with the referee:
https://youtu.be/7ushQ_mMSqw?t=18 (best enjoyed with sound off... just like Haracic's play)
My #1 rule of the last 5 years of NWSL: If Savannah McKaskill is your best playmaker, you’ve had a few roster building missteps along the way
I suspect we've found our NWSLNFT...
Yesterday NC acquired Victoria Pickett from Gotham for $200K in allocation money.
Back in August, Gotham acquired Victoria Pickett from KC for -- wait for it -- $200K in allocation money and a 2023 1st round pick (either Puget Sound WoSo Team's natural 1st rounder or the 2nd highest of Gotham's 1st rounders)
So, to recap: Pickett went to NC for $200K, KC wound up with Alexa Spaanstra and $200K for Pickett, and Gotham lost a pick but got their money back.
I will get my Leon v. McKaskill faceoff. it is preordained, it will happen.
Louisville up 1-0 in 7th minute. Go Big Perp! (um, Big Purp).
And if anyone was wondering, Soph appears to be back in PDX already…ahhh the life of young pros…
Tonight's match will also feature a celebration for the upcoming premiere of the new Netflix series, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.
Pregame outside Gate D, fans are invited to see a one-of-a-kind event at Providence Park: From 6-7pm PT, an orchestra will be performing alongside an 18-foot crown. The orchestra will also be performing the national anthem before the match.
Additionally, fans will receive a limited-edition rally towel for the game.
This will be something different.
Wait wait wait....ACFC is *taking the BUS* from LA to Portland??? The fuck?
During last night's infinite rain delay, managed to watch a chunk of the PTFC-RLFC replay and was impressed at how effective DeMelo was in terrorizing Portland on that offensive left flank. Clearly an important future piece for them.
ACFC availability report looking like a trauma center triage list.
I do love they have a player named Pluck.
Btw…I’ve just seen that SS9 has been spotted at PDX today…presumably headed to KC to watch her partner get drafted. Hoping that happens today and she’s on a quick flight back before tomorrow!! Guess we’ll see when the availability report is out today…but really hope she’s not out for tomorrow!
Who is the screamy shouty lady named Saskia on the Racing/Puget Sound WoSo stream? Saskia Webber, the ACFCNFT investor and NWSL broadcaster? She's pretty funny and I like her energy, but there are moments when she inspires Chris Farley flashbacks.
Berman just inadvertently threw Louisville City FC, the Louisville Bats, and some others under ACFCNFT's bus. She said Racing is the only professional team in Kentucky. Whooops!
Demelo with a goal at the end of the first half. 2-0 Racing.
PRO YouTube channel put up their analysis of the week 4 VAR overturned calls.
Weaver 2nd goal goes from. 4:22 to the end. Takes you through the whole process in the booth with a guy to summarize at the end.
You can hear the CR saying if there was contact it looked in a natural position talking to the players while the booth is reviewing things. Booth thinks arm is stretched out to far and the touch helped control the ball that lead to a goal so the goal was overturned.