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I hope this was just based on the WWC, not on the entire year's work. That's the only way you can justify leaving off Smith.

https://twitter.com/womenstransfer/status/1702314915522867409

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Y’all Koraleva is the ref tonight LMAO, someone is gonna die out there.

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Sep 12, 2023·edited Sep 12, 2023

Sam Coffey call-up is absolutely wonderful and deserved (!), but I hope KK (or whoever is on charge) is on the phone yesterday getting us a viable backup 6 in preparation for her long absences from the team, because our current option is gonna be unsustainable for long periods of club play, like during the Olympics next season.

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Having briefly mentioned my kid's former HS teammate who is now at Harvard, where she's already making a name for herself. Played in all six matches so far and even netted her first college goal (as a mid/defender). Player she most reminds me of is Olivia Moultre, Suzy could be Liv's older sister.

https://nitter.net/Harvard_WSoccer/status/1699947763343995165#m

Fun fact: incoming freshmen include two icelanders, one with a spectacularly long last name of Héðinsdóttir Gonzalez. Somehow, the Crimson have accumulated four dóttirs. Short flight?

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Sep 13, 2023·edited Sep 13, 2023

Twitter has gone TAFKAP and New Coke on us.

"X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter."

Eh, give it time.

Prince => The Artist Formerly Known As Prince => The Artist = Unpronounceable Runic Symbols => Prince

Coca-Cola => New Coke and Coca-Cola Classic => Elimination of New Coke and "Classic" => Coca-Cola

Or, just call it Xitter, rhymes with Shitter.

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https://x.com/USWNT/status/1701626693708898457?s=20

Vlatko out, Sam in....along with Fishel, Shaw, and Kruger.

Also think there’s an outside chance Morgan gets that Rapinoe spot at some point if she keeps performing like she has been.

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First comment on the PTJ SounderatHeart post:

"On one hand, $160K is really good business for a club that badly needs to both re-sign certain players and bolster their roster with greater attacking threats (shout-out to this site for getting that info). On the other, this team cannot get sold quickly enough. I struggle to believe this move happens with stable, local ownership that invests properly in the club. Here’s to hoping the 2024 Reign don’t resemble the 2023 Red Stars because as of right now, it appears to be trending in that direction."

We may be rivals, but blog commenters are all the same :)

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Sep 14, 2023·edited Sep 14, 2023

https://x.com/ThornsFC/status/1702442229900484871?s=20v

Looks to ME like Soph is (hopefully) gonna be good to go for the 30th.

(And Sam’s rating is a joke)

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Sep 14, 2023·edited Sep 14, 2023

https://x.com/Stillmanator/status/1702245147616890911?s=20

She was my underrated WC breakout. Happy as an Arsenal fan, but MAN 150k+ bonuses? Cmon NWSL!

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...and it's official. Phallon T-J is heading to ManU.

https://twitter.com/womenstransfer/status/1702239372764946517

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Sep 13, 2023·edited Sep 14, 2023

Anyone know when Director of Medical and Head Athletic Trainer Katie Donnelley was hired? Was that a quiet hire? I pay pretty close attention and was under the impression that we had not filled that position after the Pierre saga...

A quick look googling her name and reading more about her (https://www.regenathleticmedicine.com/who-we-are), it looks like she's spent a good amount of time with the USWNT senior and youth teams recently, and over the last 10 years (and worked for the Thorns prior?)...so, that's nice. Thorns article in their new tweet from today also says she "worked with the U.S Women’s National Team on its sports medicine staff [while at this past World Cup.]" It was her 3rd WC, in fact. Looks like she went to U of O for her Masters. She's on the Thorns (Timbers) website listed under staff, but is the only one listed without a picture (could be new?)

https://twitter.com/ThornsFC/status/1702093874246877228

BTW- this article seems like a direct response to me, and anyone who was questioning wtf Thorns staff were doing over there for a month while the season chugged on at home lol

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No one had this one on their bingo cards: Ashleigh Plumptre transfer to Al-Ittihad of the Saudi Women's Premier League.

It begins...

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/sep/13/plumptre-signs-for-al-ittihad-in-boost-for-saudi-womens-premier-league

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Sep 13, 2023·edited Sep 13, 2023
Sep 12, 2023·edited Sep 12, 2023

The day's other news:

Stengel transfer to Gotham.

Leon transfer to Aston Villa.

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Yes it is hard to rank these 12 unpredictable, surprising, disappointing, sometimes surging, sometimes flailing teams. It is a crazy year! Go figure.

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I don't envy your job in trying to rank this indistinguishable mess of a table. 18 matches into a 22-match season and only 11 points separate #1 from #12.

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