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Apr 17, 2023·edited Apr 17, 2023

Gotham... not just extra time, almost 20 minutes of extra time, and only went ahead because of a PK on an Orlando handball, the more flagrant handball coming from Gotham immediately after on the same sequence.

Here are my Power Rankings

1. Portland (not as cohesive as PSWST, but more explosive)

2. Puget Sound WoSo Team (legit shield contender)

3. Washington (level with Portland, with tougher schedule so far)

4. San Diego (look like a semifinalist, at least)

5. Houston (darkhorse for semifinalist)

6. Racing (Jekyll and Hyde, can come back from down 2 or squander a 2 goal lead)

7. Chicago (better on field than on table)

8. Gotham (better on table than on field)

9. ACFC (world-class help on the way)

10. NC (better than they've shown)

11. Orlando (not good, but have managed to hang around in two of three matches)

12. KC (will stay this way until they get healthier - they're not close to competitive)

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This was mine before the season started and I think KC will improve; gosh I didn't foresee LA getting both Mandi and Ertz, but I am not going to change anything, but I know some of my losers will improve like CRS and ACFC que sera.

1 PT

2 OL or whatever they will be called

3 SD

4 KC

5 HD

6 WS

7 Gotham

8. CRS

9 Lou

10 ACFC

11 NC

12 ORL

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Someone remind Mandy what she wrote on her tummy.

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PSWST Took me a minute :)

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Just watched the second half of the Reign-Wave game. Reign dominated the game, keeping the Wave pinned deep and usually recovering possession quickly when they lost it. The Wave were able to launch only a handful of long-ball attacks; with Morgan up top, this wasn't too bad a strategy, but Morgan dropped deeper and deeper because her team needed help. It should have ended 3-0 or something.

And all that was without Rose Lavelle. Reign will be a monster once she's back. I hope the Thorns, also a monster, can knock them off this year.

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