Anonymous asked: Do you know why Hope is bashing on Julie Foudy?
US Soccer put out a ridiculous Best XI evah! voting thing where retired players like Foudy get to vote on a definitive XI list along with other insiders (as far as I can tell current players don’t get to vote) which goes along with the Centennial.
The problem with this is that there are basically two sets of players in the woso ‘verse unlike with the 100 years of history the men have. The 99rs and the current players. Foudy shared her picks on tv and it turned out she voted for all of her buddies with Morgan being the only sub 30 year old player. She even voted for Brandi which is…ehhh? That really makes it look like a friends list.
Anyway, her picks were overly old school and Hope noticed the pattern and pointed it out to her in her typical fashion. The 99rs have a habit of closing ranks on any legacy and fame and still do at the expense of the current team and this whole vote thing is another set up to failure for current players. Having Foudy who you’d hope would not fall for the 99rs trap fall for it anyway is disappointing. The rules of the vote and who gets to vote tip it to their favor too. Why even have the younger players available to select if people wont because a) they didn’t win a wc (Abby didn’t, but she’s an exception) or b) too young or c) rose tinted glasses
Personally I am tired from all the voting. I’m still pissed off Lotta isn’t in the top three for POY. I don’t have energy for this circle jerk of a vote US Soccer is putting on.
I am always amazed Hope only needs to send out one tweet and the world comes crashing down. I wish people could be more playful with her. She was a lot of fun on twitter back in the day and then after 2011 everyone got so damn serious with everything she did.