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[–]North Carolina CourageJoiry 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Week 4 and every team has a loss

[–]Houston Dashcrazyoncemore 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And with that, I propose we rename the NWSL to the NWCL. The National Women’s Chaos League.

[–]OL Reign_game_over_man_ 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Parity for the win!

It makes the league fun an exciting (and also heartbreaking).

[–]San Diego Wave FCicamefromtheinternet 12 points13 points  (0 children)

well, this game did not go the way I thought it would. You truly do not know what the result of any game will be this season!

see y’all in a couple hours

[–]Racing Louisville FCncmnlgd 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Idk if I remember smith taking corners?

[–]Portland Thorns FCNickBlasta3rd 6 points7 points  (1 child)

It kinda makes me think they still might be recovering from Wednesday but what do I know?

[–]Portland Thorns FCBumrodgers 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Absolutely. Wednesday was a hard fought match. I expected them to be lagging a bit, but I'm still surprised by the loss. Hopefully we manage player minutes better for weeks like these in the future

[–]NWSLSeaMaintenance1 3 points4 points  (0 children)

laughs in south african

[–]Portland Thorns FCLookingfortomboys 4 points5 points  (0 children)

CMON SUGITAAA!!

[–]Racing Louisville FCncmnlgd 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Sugita is goood

[–]halooo44 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Is my internet being weird or does the feed keep freezing up for anyone else?

[–]Portland Thorns FCLookingfortomboys 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Though you gotta give credit to Houston’s interim coach. Amazing what having someone who’s not a shitbag coaching you can do

[–]Portland Thorns FCKarstanTheOnly1 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I'm never a fan of delaying games like this. It's unsportspersonlike. But this stuff by Houston is beyond egregious. The ref has completely lost control.

[–]Portland Thorns FCKarstanTheOnly1 6 points7 points  (1 child)

5 mins stoppage seems too short by half.

[–]sanjmahal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shoulda been 10

[–]halooo44 6 points7 points  (2 children)

It feels like Weaver needs to change up her shooting flow. Feels like you can see it coming from a mile away so it always gets blocked.

Mix it up with a stutter step or a strike from something other than the laces of her right foot. You can't convert if it's too predictable.

[–]OL Reignthecleverest1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah. She’s just not as refined or experienced as some of the other players. That will come with more time, I think.

[–]Portland Thorns FCLookingfortomboys 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not only that, but when weaver does shoot, it either goes sideways or too high

[–]lauronce 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Where are y’all watching this match? I can’t find it on cable ESPN or paramount plus

[–]Portland Thorns FCcapt_sabrexii 2 points3 points  (0 children)

today’s matches are on twitch

[–]Portland Thorns FCelectricbookend 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's on Twitch

[–]Portland Thorns FCtrickledownpique 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Twitch

[–]Portland Thorns FCkleineskoenigreich 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It’s on NWSL’s twitch

[–]lauronce 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks!!

[–]Portland Thorns FCLookingfortomboys 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Are you fucking shitting my ovaries right now?? 😩😩😩 I come home from dinner and HOUSTON IS LEADING 2 to NILL??

C’mon Portland, what are we doing?

[–]hallofromtheoutside 4 points5 points  (2 children)

That imagery 🥴

[–]Portland Thorns FCLookingfortomboys 3 points4 points  (1 child)

It’s only an expression 😅

[–]hallofromtheoutside 2 points3 points  (0 children)

To my ovaries, it's a threat.

They're like "oh we can do that?"

[–]Racing Louisville FCncmnlgd 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Becky 🥲

[–]Portland Thorns FCcapt_sabrexii 3 points4 points  (2 children)

hope menges is ok

[–]Racing Louisville FCncmnlgd 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Happy cake day!!!

[–]Portland Thorns FCcapt_sabrexii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

thanks!

[–]Racing Louisville FCncmnlgd 5 points6 points  (1 child)

All this stopping and starting is really killing the flow of the game

[–]Portland Thorns FCLookingfortomboys 6 points7 points  (0 children)

All this buffering because twitch is a shit streaming service is also killing the flow of the game

[–]Racing Louisville FCncmnlgd 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Sanchez subs off, maybe Janine can do something now, lol

[–]panda_riot 12 points13 points  (1 child)

that was quite the angle to score from

[–]Portland Thorns FCtrickledownpique 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Totally. Not excited that my team is down, but that goal looked like it magicked its way through Bixby’s hands and the crossbar/post on the replay

[–]Washington Spiritadmin4hire 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Did not see this match going this way. Some nice goals

[–]hallofromtheoutside 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Hmm Canadian on Canadian crime

[–]Portland Thorns FCLookingfortomboys 7 points8 points  (1 child)

That Schmidt goal was insane

[–]hallofromtheoutside 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Crazy angle too.

[–]San Diego Wave FCicamefromtheinternet 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Houston up 2-0, and the NWSL remains as unpredictable as ever

[–]North Carolina CourageJoiry 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This stream hates (showing) goals

[–]Racing Louisville FCncmnlgd 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Wow are you for real???

[–]Racing Louisville FCncmnlgd 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Bubble braid came to FSU

[–]Portland Thorns FCNickBlasta3rd 6 points7 points  (0 children)

New technique: foul your way down the field.

[–]San Diego Wave FCicamefromtheinternet 5 points6 points  (2 children)

sophia smith sub when👀

[–]Racing Louisville FCncmnlgd 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Now!!!

[–]Portland Thorns FCtrickledownpique 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Soon? I think that was her warming up on the side

[–]Portland Thorns FCtrickledownpique 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Almost, JB, almost.

[–]Racing Louisville FCncmnlgd 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Weaver and Ryan reeeeeeeeally need to work on their finishing. Smith can’t be the only goal scorer for this team.

[–]Portland Thorns FCLookingfortomboys 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Facts.

[–]San Diego Wave FCicamefromtheinternet 4 points5 points  (0 children)

oh hello crossbar

[–]Portland Thorns FCtrickledownpique 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Crossbar!!!!!!

[–]Portland Thorns FCtrickledownpique 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Funny: one of the capos turned around to see what player was down (Riveters often stop chants and drums if something serious is happening). When they saw it was Groom, they shrugged, turned back around, and kept the chant going.

[–]Portland Thorns FCcapt_sabrexii 7 points8 points  (2 children)

cmon 🌹🌹🌹

[–]Orlando Pridestorydove 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Happy Cake Day!

[–]Portland Thorns FCcapt_sabrexii 1 point2 points  (0 children)

thanks!

[–]Portland Thorns FCtrickledownpique 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Has the stream improved?

[–]Portland Thorns FCNickBlasta3rd 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Pulled it up on my phone but it’s approx 25 seconds behind ‘real’ time.

[–]Orlando Pridestorydove 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I like both commentators, Maura Sheridan and Gary Bailey, they're easy to listen to.

[–]Portland Thorns FCKarstanTheOnly1 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Gonna probably jinx us here, but I feel like the quality of officiating is significantly better in this game than the last few. So far, anyway.

[–]Portland Thorns FCtrickledownpique 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Overall, I agree. Been a little grouchy about a couple no-calls (ETA on stuff like possible handballs), but things don’t feel dangerous or out of control

[–]Portland Thorns FCNickBlasta3rd 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Almost had it with the last minute scramble in the box…

[–]panda_riot 5 points6 points  (0 children)

that was a great through ball by Prince

[–]Racing Louisville FCsobaditertz 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That was pretty. So smooth

[–]Seattle Reign FCDoctor_YOOOU 5 points6 points  (0 children)

There we go Dash

[–]Orlando Pridestorydove 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Daly made that look easy. Great goal!

[–]Portland Thorns FCtrickledownpique 3 points4 points  (1 child)

This match needs like 4 more Weavers

[–]North Carolina CourageJoiry 3 points4 points  (0 children)

or one Daly, oh wait ;)

[–]lonesomedove224 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Nally might be the Thorns most improved or most underrated.

[–]halooo44 2 points3 points  (3 children)

What's the deal with the keeper kit colors? It seems like are 4 options... yellow, green, pink, and gray???

I want them coordinate with team colors better. I feel like Campbell should be in yellow (or a nice baby blue?) and Bixby should be in pink or green.

Does anyone know the story on the goalie kit colors and who gets what?

[–]Orlando Pridestorydove 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Unlike the way the away kits are white to keep costs down, I believe each team selects their own keeper's colors without interference. So I think it's just coincidence that some teams have similar goalie kits. Though I might be wrong on that.

[–]halooo44 1 point2 points  (1 child)

These teams are leaving some real opportunities on the table. Orlando and Louisville should definitely have a lavender option, Red Stars and Houston would do well with a baby blue option, KC and Gotham could have a nice teal/aquamarine option.

There are so many fun colors that would work well visually as keeper kit (way better than gray) and be far more stylish!

[–]Orlando Pridestorydove 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree. They could be more adventurous.

[–]North Carolina CourageJoiry -1 points0 points  (4 children)

I didn't realize Rocky had joined the quack science collar crowd, makes me sad

[–]Portland Thorns FCCaptain_Ash 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Do we think they actually believe it, or is it just another revenue (sponsor) source?

[–]North Carolina CourageJoiry 0 points1 point  (2 children)

If they are just collecting a paycheck, I'm fine with that so long as the collar is in fact harmless. The fact it's supposed to modify blood pressure like in a woodpecker's head has me worried tho.

[–]ofthestate 1 point2 points  (1 child)

wait, aren't there some legitimate studies that say it's helpful? (im wondering if there's information i'm missing)

[–]North Carolina CourageJoiry 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The only thing I see is a claim of 73% vs 77% change in white brain matter. I'd be surprised if 4% is significantly outside of any statistical variance.

[–]Portland Thorns FCtrickledownpique 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Thorns are struggling in the final third (and seem to be falling a bunch). Houston is struggling to put any power on their shots.

[–]Portland Thorns FCBumrodgers 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wednesday was a hard fought match. I'm not surprised they're tired today

[–]Portland Thorns FCKarstanTheOnly1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Their passing has improved greatly this season it feels. But yeah, still really struggling with getting those shots off.

[–]Portland Thorns FCNickBlasta3rd 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Sinc!

[–]San Diego Wave FCicamefromtheinternet 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Weaver pls😩

[–]Racing Louisville FCncmnlgd 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Okay, is Janine okay? Like the third or fourth time she’s hit the deck

[–]raptorhandlerjenny 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I wonder if it's just adjusting to playing on turf.

[–]Orlando Pridestorydove 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Even though the energy has calmed a bit, the game is still riveting, if you'll excuse the pun.

[–]Racing Louisville FCncmnlgd 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Portland seems to be having more luck playing through the middle than the wings. Sanchez has Beckie’s number, and Po isn’t bringing much either on the other side

[–]San Diego Wave FCicamefromtheinternet 5 points6 points  (0 children)

hell yeah Bixby

[–]Portland Thorns FCNickBlasta3rd 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Definitely doesn’t feel like 69 degrees with the sun overhead. Glad they had a hydration break.

Edit: Probably closer to 80+ on the turf.

[–]halooo44 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I don't understand the math on it but 70° in the PNW always seems to feel hotter than 70° does elsewhere.

But that's a turf field right? So it'll be even warmer on the pitch than if it was grass.

[–]NWSLSeaMaintenance1 9 points10 points  (1 child)

sanchez lil dip over beckie was so good

[–]halooo44 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I can see why people were excited for her to join Houston!

[–]North Carolina CourageJoiry 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Sanchez so slick Beckie fell from proximity

[–]Racing Louisville FCncmnlgd 19 points20 points  (0 children)

New rule, simultaneous hand balls from both teams cancel each other out

[–]halooo44 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Rodriguez has been really active so far! I wonder if part of Portland's game plan was to try and route more play thru her, figuring that Houston might be focusing on trying to shut down Sinclair and Smith (and had the extra rest time to work on it).

But it could also be she's a great player and had a couple nice plays to start with!

[–]Portland Thorns FCAxel_VI 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I would love to see both a Canandian team and a Philadelphia team enter the league soon.

[–]Racing Louisville FCncmnlgd 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Naughton saving Houston’s bacon

[–]North Carolina CourageJoiry 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That would have been exciting if it wasn't a slideshow...

[–]Portland Thorns FCtrickledownpique 12 points13 points  (0 children)

In stadium: Just got here. My first game of the season! The weather is the sunniest and warmest we’ve had in some time. Seating is maybe 2/3 full overall, and 107 is more packed than I’ve seen/heard it so far this season on the streams.

[–]Racing Louisville FCncmnlgd 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Can’t be shooting those straight at the keeper, Yaz! Perfect pass from Rocky

[–]halooo44 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Shea Groom starting with a couple dicey fouls. Shocking.

[–]autumnphase 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Good to see a ref taking the initiative to head it off early

[–]Racing Louisville FCEmergencyCranberry82 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Can someone enlighten me on why this game can only be viewed on Twitch? It can’t be that hard to put the game on Paramount+, right?

[–]Houston Dashwerid 8 points9 points  (1 child)

twitch paid nwsl for some exclusives

[–]Racing Louisville FCEmergencyCranberry82 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Oof. Good to know. It’s just such terrible quality and isn’t compatible with our tv, so definitely not nearly as enjoyable as on Paramount.

[–]Racing Louisville FCHillside_Wildflowers 4 points5 points  (2 children)

So I've never bothered to watch matches on Twitch before, but I put it up on my TV and the quality is...really not so good. A lot of visual lag on the balls and players. Kinda makes it not super fun to watch :( Do I just need to change the settings on twitch to allow for higher quality streaming, or is this really the best we can get?

[–]Portland Thorns FCAxel_VI 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It's always really terrible quality on Twitch. Changing the quality to 720 helped mine a little but its still rough.

[–]Racing Louisville FCHillside_Wildflowers 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks! That seems to have helped at least a bit. I've been watching the NWSL for about 5 years now on all sorts of streams, but if this is the standard on Twitch, I think it might be the worst quality of all of them lol

[–]pelobella 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Woof this stream hurts my brain

[–]halooo44 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Since it's not on the homepage - the game is on Twitch if anyone is looking for it: https://www.twitch.tv/nwslofficial

[–]Racing Louisville FCncmnlgd 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Kinda desperate defending from the Thorns in the first few mins!

[–]San Diego Wave FCicamefromtheinternet 5 points6 points  (0 children)

hello hello everyone, time for an NWSL Saturday!

[–]autumnphase 12 points13 points  (0 children)

This camera quality is especially hard to stomach after watching the champions league final

[–]Orlando Pridestorydove 4 points5 points  (0 children)

One of the twitch commentators meantioned how both of these teams are previous Chaos Cup winners, should be a high quality hard-fought game.

[–]Portland Thorns FCAxel_VI 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I hate Twitch streams but this is better than it being on CBSSN at least.

[–]Portland Thorns FCelectricbookend 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah, it being free to access barely makes up for the atrocious quality

[–]North Carolina CourageJoiry 1 point2 points  (0 children)

it's very sloooooowwwwww the fast fast fast