Who are this week's risers and fallers?
Welp! Honestly think we should just get big $$$ for her and work on bulking up our defense. What's the point of having her out on loan for 2+ years? Just let her go!
Tier One (Excellent): Blank
Tier Two (Probably Good but also fraud watch): Gotham, Washington, Thorns, Wave, Reign
Tier Three (Might Be Good): North Carolina, Racing, Angel City, Orlando
Tier Four (We Suck): Houston, Kansas City, Chicago
Holy crap! This is in incredible coup for Orlando if true- A legit star CB from one of the top 5-10 teams in Europe in her late prime. Whatever appeal they’ve cultivated with Brazilian players seems to be paying off.
(I’m also an Arsenal fan, so I’m a little biased- But she was unquestionably one of Arsenal’s best players this year)
Can't wait for Friday. TCOB on the road, in their house. Let's do this!
My you-crazy-guy recommendation is putting Izzy in to mark Kornieck on set pieces. IDK who else, Kel?
I know “strategic partnerships” are becoming relatively par for the course, but if the Thorns signed a “preference agreement” allowing *any* European team (let alone a mediocre one like Benfica) to poach their players you’d have to dig me out of the grave I’d just dug for myself.
Seems like it could benefit the NWSL teams too. Transfers and loans could come our way as well
Catarina Macario has ruled herself out for the World Cup. Her absence significantly reduces our chances of winning it all, as does Mallory Swanson's. Though with all the WoSo injuries around the world, it seems like every team is suffering.