Statutory Requirements

We’ve had a couple of “best of” sorts of posts in a row – kits, tifos – so I thought I’d add a third. It’s pretty straightforward. Who else gets a statue? If she doesn’t get immortalized in bronze at the corner of 18th and Morrison the year she retires, Christine Sinclair has my permission […]

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Thorns FC: One and Done

What was so shocking about the end of the Thorns’ 2019 season wasn’t that it came so soon, in only the 8th minute of the semifinal match in Chicago. Or that it began with a couple of individual mistakes, beginning either with Emily Menges’ mishit pass or Tobin Heath’s inexplicable phantom-backheel-to nobody, take your pick: […]

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Thorns FC: Cold Open

As the final regular season match of 2019 it was an epic letdown on the scale of the last episode of Game of Thrones. As entrance to the playoffs it was stone-cold . But y’know what? I really don’t want to go in depth over the dreary scoreless draw the Thorns played out against Washington […]

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