“(Do you get any sense of pride seeing a Leroux goal set up by Rapinoe with the national team Thursday?) — ‘I just get jealous that it’s not in our kit. … I watched last night, and I have to be honest, I’m a little too selfish. I sit there just praying that they come off not hurt. When the sub board goes up and it’s not them, I’m cursing. (laughs) … No, I’m pleased for them. It can only benefit both parties if both players are in form and work together. It’s obviously beneficial for the national team, and I think if they can convert that to here, then it’s exciting for sure.’”—QA with Coach Harvey
“We didn’t play our best soccer in Portugal and we came in seventh place and that’s not good enough for this team, At the end of the day, we failed Tom. We didn’t put together a good tournament. That’s how professional sports are. They’re not going to cut 24 players. They’re going to get a new coach. That’s how it goes.”—
Hope Solo. aka the only player that has (vocally) taken some responsibility. (via bertiedav)
You don’t have to call yourself a team leader all the time when you talk like this. It’s self evident.
things i hate about woso: hope is clearly the devil incarnate because sometimes she has opinions that people don't agree with, meanwhile abby is the saint even though she has a history of workplace bullying and making decisions that have affected her teams because of her ego.
I’ve always been amazed at the response to the dead bodies Abby has piled up over the years vs Hope occasionally saying something on twitter. Goes to show a soundbite counts more than a career of behavior that has actually hurt good people. People don’t get much better than Ella and Tom and whatever you think of Hope being workplace shunned and bullied shouldn’t happen to anyone. She almost didn’t survive that.
The jigsaw pieces have been coming together for years and no one will step up and put the last piece in. I’m still a little shocked that what happened to Ella didn’t finally burst the bubble. But when someone of good standing like Tom can be fired the message on who will get support and who won’t is clear. Four more years! Chant it with me people.
Final comment… please don’t let Hope get caught up in it. She’s been a bundle of positive energy lately online and Seattle is a good thing for her. I don’t want whatever power play that went on to effect her at all. That’d make me sad. The risk of the new coach being a 99er type is high. I’ve got a bad feeling they’ll get someone from the farm this time and not go foreign. Say your prayers.
Does this trade between Flash and Thorns give good insight to where Abby and Alex will be playing by 2015?
Hell if I know. Abby always wanted to play in Portland (she also has a house there) but had a two year commitment to WNY outside of an unlikely trade. That will be up after this year so she could go to Portland after that presumably.
Same deal with Morgan. The two years will be up and she can go to perhaps Houston or LA Blues if they are accepted as an expansion team. I doubt that both Morgan and Abby will both be in Portland in 2015. It is a WC year and NT members will be gone for a good chunk of it. It’s the one year where you don’t want too many NT on your team like that.