My love for this team is at a point where my parents question my sanity.

 

Anonymous asked
why everyone hates the thorns??? like do they hate the players???or the fans or the coach?? i just got into the nwsl and i kinda like the thorns but everybody i follow is like 'fuck thorns' and im just like

Most don’t hate the players. A lot dislike the fans and the owner…but they also like to forget that the league wouldn’t exist without the owner, and he voluntarily split his profits with the other teams last year. With that said, he has a terrible case of foot-in-mouth and a precarious tendency to delete his tweets.

I’m a thorns fan, and we do get riled up, but I see no problem in showing passion for your team. The things that people get mad at the riveters about, happen in all established supporters groups, but apparently those things shouldn’t happen in woso…

Anonymous asked
Re: Riley: He's known to not to be a big fan of drafting players (via college draft). But let's not forget the last 1st round pick he had in Pro WoSo was a #2 WPS Pick in 2011 and he selected Sinead Farrelly! He selected her over.. Press, Kling, Winters, Reed. Who knows he would have probably selected her over Morgan too. It's funny that he would spoke so highly of having strong DM like Winters (but he selected Farrelly b4 her & the way Riley speaks of Sinead, he'd still pick her over the rest)

He also drafted Foxhoven, Hagen, and a few other notable players while in Philly. Sometimes he’s extremely biased, but sometimes he knows what he’s doing on draft day.

Anonymous asked
I want your honest opinion on Jess McDonald.

I think she’s a good club level striker. Her only problem is that when she’s not scoring, she disappears.

She was the best striker on the Thorns this year though, but then again, Morgan and Sinc had pretty bad seasons imo.

Anonymous asked
regarding Jess- that probably just means for the offseason, tho.

But it doesn’t since she’s not on loan. IF she comes back, she’d be on a new contract and would arrive after the WC break.

Anonymous asked
jackie acevedo went to a DII school. i guess we couldn't avoid all of them.

She was also allocated so the team had no say in it.

Anonymous asked
Just getting caught up here- when/how did we lose Jess?

Today, she signed with Herforder.  

Anonymous asked
and that dumb excuse for a coach went ahead and got rid of all our draft picks. maybe we'll get someone from a DIII school now.

There were 8,473 D1 players in 2011, probably more now. I think they’ll manage to avoid lower division players.

Anonymous asked
Let me just say I live your blog, and that Paul Riley doesn't know that the game of soccer is not known for the faces but the paces.

Glad you like the blog!

Idk how Riley went from being a dominant woso coach to so overwhelmingly over his head. It confuses me.

babymadrid:

Never forget Marcelo’s struggle, and the moment when Ronaldo was completely done with his shit.

babymadrid:

Never forget Marcelo’s struggle, and the moment when Ronaldo was completely done with his shit.