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I think they really should have used VAR at the end of the Philly/Orlando game, as I think that may have been a handball at the end - and that might have decided the group.

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NWSL expanding to Los Angeles for 2022:

 

 

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/07/21/los-angeles-awarded-nwsl-expansion-star-studded-ownership-group-eyes-2022-start

 

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They’re led by Academy Award-winning actress and activist Natalie Portman, technology venture capitalist Kara Nortman, media and gaming entrepreneur Julie Uhrman, and tech entrepreneur/venture capitalist Alexis Ohanian.

 

Other owners:

 

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The ownership group also includes tennis star Serena Williams and actors Uzo Aduba, Jessica Chastain, America Ferrera, Jennifer Garner and Eva Longoria. The USWNT former stars include Lauren Cheney Holiday, Abby Wambach, Julie Foudy, Rachel Buehler and Shannon Boxx.

 

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5 hours ago, GDAWG said:

I hope there's another team joining then as well. Currently they'd have 11 teams playing that year. Columbus should take advantage of having Mapfre available but I don't think they will. They'll have a USL team there I believe, so may as well get as many games there as possible.

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Louisville is already coming in next year, so I can see why the LA team is waiting for the following season.

 

Maybe they'll be able to play where LAFC is playing at.

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32 minutes ago, Seadragon76 said:

Louisville is already coming in next year, so I can see why the LA team is waiting for the following season.

 

Maybe they'll be able to play where LAFC is playing at.

 

LA Times is reporting that they're going to play at Dignity Health Sports Park, home of the Galaxy.

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6 hours ago, GDAWG said:


Wow. 
 


Lol, 2020 has NOT been a good year for that Sacramento Republic front office. 

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Oh my god FC Cincinnati finishes second in the group and advances to the knockout round with a 2-0 win over the Red Bulls. That seemed impossible after that opening game drubbing the Crew handed them.  

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If you were to tell me when the tournament started that FC Cincinnati was to make it out of the group stage to the knockout rounds, I would have told you that you would need to undergo concussion protocol. I think I have the concussion now. Both teams could have advanced with just a draw but FCC said no Ill just steal another win.

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Okay, what the hell are they feeding the guys from Cincinnati?

 

They were drop kicked by Columbus to start the tournament, now they're Round of 16 bound after back to back shutout wins against Atlanta and the Red Bulls.

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I was talking to a friend before the tournament that I really hoped some team that never wins anything wins this tournament. Or at least not one of the usual suspects.

 

So if that's FCC, great. San Jose? Sounds good. It's even been a while for Columbus too.

 

And Seattle wins, that's fine too.

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6 minutes ago, Seadragon76 said:

Okay, what the hell are they feeding the guys from Cincinnati?

 

They were drop kicked by Columbus to start the tournament, now they're Round of 16 bound after back to back shutout wins against Atlanta and the Red Bulls.

Must be that Disney magic.

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That game against Columbus was their first game since March, their first game with their fourth head coach in less than two years, and it appears Columbus is really good.
 

I think they simply got lucky against Atlanta, and then played a better tactical game last night now that Jaap Stam better understands what he has (or better yet, doesn’t have). They played a more committed game than New York and caught the Red Bulls on

a bad defensive mistake and got a lucky bounce on a corner. I would be quite surprised if they make it to the Elite 8 or further, but Im having a fun time with this tournament. 

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16 hours ago, Seadragon76 said:

Okay, what the hell are they feeding the guys from Cincinnati?

 

They were drop kicked by Columbus to start the tournament, now they're Round of 16 bound after back to back shutout wins against Atlanta and the Red Bulls.

Jaap Stam hair dryer treatments, approved by Sir Alex Ferguson.

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7 hours ago, Sport said:

That game against Columbus was their first game since March, their first game with their fourth head coach in less than two years, and it appears Columbus is really good.
 

I think they simply got lucky against Atlanta, and then played a better tactical game last night now that Jaap Stam better understands what he has (or better yet, doesn’t have). They played a more committed game than New York and caught the Red Bulls on

a bad defensive mistake and got a lucky bounce on a corner. I would be quite surprised if they make it to the Elite 8 or further, but Im having a fun time with this tournament. 

 

This tournament has been fun and it was super close from not happening too after both Dallas and Nashville withdrew due to a bunch of positive tests from both teams.  

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On 7/21/2020 at 5:13 PM, FiddySicks said:

Lol, 2020 has NOT been a good year for that Sacramento Republic front office. 

 

I'd heard rumors that Republic and the Oakland Roots were possibly going to host a few Utah Royals home games this year.  Until, you know, all of this happened.

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The Whitecaps advance. None of their top forwards, starting keeper has a broken hand? Veteran backup out of tournament due to death in the family? Playing like absolute drek most of the matches? Sure, no problem. 

 

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That's petty and I love it.  Plus it made one of the most visible and worst Fire fans on the planet, Don Walsh, angry; that's a double bonus.

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Houston Dash win the NWSL Challenge Cup defeating the Chicago Red Stars 2-0

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