Discussed: The USWNT Olympic roster & upcoming friendlies. Megan Rapinoe changes lives! Chicago Red Stars, FC Dallas, and WTF NYF? Youth national team news and we lose another player to Mexico.
Music: Azelia Banks, Punch Brothers, Sola-Mi, The Weeknd x Daft Punk
Shownotes are below!
- GOALKEEPERS (2): Nicole Barnhart, Hope Solo
- DEFENDERS (6): Rachel Buehler, Amy LePeilbet, Heather Mitts, Kelley O’Hara, Christie Rampone, Becky Sauerbrunn
- MIDFIELDERS (6): Shannon Boxx, Lauren Cheney, Tobin Heath, Carli Lloyd, Heather O’Reilly, Megan Rapinoe
- FORWARDS (4): Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, Amy Rodriguez, Abby Wambach
- 4 forwards is interesting.
- Alternates: Harris, Kling(?), Lindsey
- Ali Krieger spared
- It bothers Joan that Steph Cox is not an alternate.
- USA 4 : 1 China
- Morgan (2 Goals), Wambach (1 goal), China (2 goals)
- Cheney looks good when she has an easier job than Lloyd.
Megan Rapinoe is officially out to the media – did we talk about this already?
- The world didn’t end
- PPL was still packed for the game
- Megan’s tweet on “openness”
- Natasha Kai in 2008.
- She’s doing a “think before you speak” campaign
- In the course of about three months, she’s done more for LGBT athletes than any other USWNT player.
- Partnered with GLSEN
WPSL Elite / W-League
- FC Dallas (WPSL)
- 17 goal weekend and noooone for Hanks
- Who ARE these teams?
- Chicago Red Stars (WPSL Elite)
- Winning against FC Indiana twice
- Game vs Fury.
- Fury did not look good. Recognizable names, unrecognizable play
- I didn’t like the halftime music. Maybe because there was NO Carly Rae Jepson.
- WNY Flash (they lost :( )
- Seattle Sounders (W-League)
- Won home opener, barely
- Look for them to crash once the NT players vacate the premises.
- Sort of like that scoreless draw with Vancouver?
- Atlanta, You are not fans of women’s soccer, you are fans of celebrity
- Does women’s soccer have a fan problem?
- U-17s and U-20s supposed to be getting full-time coaches
- (I need to read up on this some more)
- In camp, rosters are pretty much the same
- Huerta to Mexico
- Interesting difference in coaching tactics
- No one cares about the U-23s
- Except us
- Children are going to Norway?
- P.S. Val Henderson asst. coach at San Jose State