Trade maneuvers made our protected list moot; a successful college draft was marred by a rookie’s mistake; and the league released a preliminary 2022 schedule framework. Be sure to check out the Rose City Riveter’s raffle to benefit the newly formed NWSLPA National Players Emergency Trust.
Read More Episode 49: December Drafts
We talk about Mark Parsons’ last game as the coach of the Portland Thorns and the leaked news regarding the coach that will replace him. We revisit the question of who knew what when back in 2015 and answer listener questions that lead us to ponder possible team formations.
Read More Episode 48: The End Of An Era
As the Thorns head into the post season at the top of the league, we are excited about resent good news and worried by the lack of communication between the front office and the fans.
Read More Episode 47: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Portland Thorns win the NWSL Shield! We talk about the last four games; discuss who we would like the Thorns to meet in the semifinal; revisit our expansion draft protected list via a listener question; and anticipate the finale game of the regular season. Vote for the Rose City Riveters Supporters’ Player of the […]
Read More Episode 46: The Shield
We talk about the accusations put forth by former Thorns players against a former Thorns head coach as reported in The Athletic by Meg Linehan. We also discuss listener suggestions regarding steps that the Thorns front office can take to prevent future abuse. Links: ‘This guy has a pattern’: Amid institutional failure, former NWSL players […]
Read More Episode 45: The Thorns FO’s Biggest Upset
Where are our three points? How well are the national team players doing? Who will be protected from the expansion draft? We ponder these and other questions as we enter the international break.
Read More Episode 44: What The What?
A lot has happened since we last talked just two weeks ago. We cover the fun intermission that was the WICC and the first 2 games of the rest of the regular season. We also address some tough listener questions.
Read More Episode 43: It’s Time For Heroes
While the international players were at the Olympics the rest of the Thorns go on a 7 game unbeaten streak putting the team on top of the table. The stage is set, but first there is a short tournament to play.
Read More Episode 42: Act Three Will Begin After This Brief Intermission
The Thorns continue their unbeaten streak while the national team players are at the Olympics. We also talk about the NWSL Player Association’s NoMoreSideHustles campaign and answer listener questions.
Read More Episode 41: Acres of Time
Happy to be wrong, we discuss the Thorns’ recent 2 game unbeaten streak, examine league wide attendance numbers and answer listener questions.
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