The group stage is over and we’re on to the knockout rounds. All the Thorns in France are still playing. The second set of group stage games were mostly dull or infuriating, as most teams played their b-teams. This was partly due to the short turnaround, partly so new players can get a few World […]Read More Riveting in France: Group Stage is Complete
The first matches in the group stage are now complete. The final match in the sequence was Group F, the USA versus Thailand. We have seen four of the matches in person and watched all but two of the others on local television. Nigeria versus Norway was the first match held in Reims. Norway won […]Read More Riveting in France – Group stage round one complete
The opening match of the 2019 Women’s World Cup was tonight in Paris. France faced South Korea in what turned out to be an entirely one-sided affair. For example, France had 10 corners, 16 shots and 3 goals in the first half – Korean got one corner and nothing else. Former Thorn Amandine Henry assisted […]Read More Riveting in France: Opening match
The Thorns finally had a home game, and it was quite the day. The 3-0 win kicked off the introduction of the “Nat-free Thorns” to the home faithful in high style. But the fun started before the first whistle. Hammered Rivets The stadium update is pretty impressive. Aside from the obvious new stand, there were […]Read More Home at Last!
(This is the blog post Richard mentioned in Episode 24. It is very worth a read. –Patrick) Read it and weep. This long blog post from February details allegations, with supporting detail, about misconduct by coaches in the Vancouver Whitecaps girl’s academy back in 2008. It’s such a now-familiar story that it’s hard reading: girls […]Read More When Sorry Won’t Do in Canada
It’s finally happened– World Cup call ups have happened. What will that mean for the Thorns facing Orlando? And what happened in New Jersey? Why does John use so many mixed metaphors? Join Patrick, Richard, John and (drumroll please) Shannan for the newest episode of Riveting!Read More EpIsode 24: Mixed Metaphors
We beat Orlando! (Though maybe we shouldn’t have). We drew Chicago (though maybe we shouldn’t have). What about Sky Blue?Read More Episode 23: Dr. Sinclair, PhD
It’s time! The Thorns play Orlando for the third time for a season opener. We talk preseason, the upcoming season and what happens when it’s time for the World Cup. Plus, your questions!Read More Episode 22: Let the Games Begin!
We continue working our way through the preseason roster (and finish!). John has opinions that you may disagree with. Hopefully the last episode with that annoying echo. Now we’re ready for the preseason!Read More john has some opinions (aka Who’s on the Roster pt. 2)
Who’s on the roster for this season? More importantly, who will be gone for the World Cup and who will be left to carry the torch? Check out part 1 of our 2 part examination into the upcoming season. We’re available on iTunes, Stitcher and now Spotify (as well as pretty much anywhere you get […]Read More Who’s On the roster? (part 1)