Thursday Roundup: Hope Solo to host television show

The Equalizer Staff February 9, 2017 140

ALSO IN TODAY’S ROUNDUP, NWSL HIGHLIGHTS W-LEAGUE BEST, IRELAND HAS A NEW COACH, AND MORE

The normally reliable Hope Solo had a rough one against Colombia on Tuesday night. (Getty Images)

Hope Solo signs television production deal. (Getty Images)

Former USWNT and Seattle Reign goalkeeper Hope Solo has signed a deal with INvelop Entertainment. The deal includes both development and production duties, and her first project will be hosting a new season of “The Cutting Edge”, a series which focuses on the treatment, rehabilitation, and research of sports injuries. Solo appeared on the first season of the show in 2014. She is no stranger to sports injuries, undergoing surgery on her right shoulder in 2010, her left wrist in 2013, and her right shoulder again last fall.

{More: Hope Solo Wants a Chance at France 2019}

“I am very excited for the opportunity to work with Brant [Pinvidic] and INvelop Entertainment,” Solo said in the press release. “He is an industry leader that shares my passion for unique story-telling and together we look forward to delivering content that will resonate with not just sports fans but all viewers.”

NWSL PLAYERS NAMED AMONG W-LEAGUE BEST

The Professional Footballers Australia announced their inaugural PFA Jetts W-League Team of the Season, featuring eight NWSL players. All nine teams in the Westfield W-League boast NWSL players on their roster, reflecting the ongoing popularity of Australia as an offseason landing spot for NWSL players with nine of the ten NWSL teams currently represented. The Team of the Season was chosen by the players themselves.

Perth Glory will host defending champions Melbourne City in the W-League Grand Final next Saturday. Four of the players named on the Team of the Season will appear.

GOALKEEPER: Lydia Williams (Melbourne City/Houston Dash)

DEFENDERS: Steph Catley (Melbourne City/Orlando Pride); Alanna Kennedy (Sydney FC/Orlando Pride); Clare Polkinghorne (Brisbane Roar); Megan Oyster (Newcastle Jets/Boston Breakers)

MIDFIELDERS: Jess Fishlock (Melbourne City/Seattle Reign); Katrina Gorry (Brisbane Roar); Yukari Kinga (Canberra United)

FORWARDS:  Sam Kerr (c) (Perth Glory/Sky Blue FC); Natasha Dowie (Melbourne Victory/Boston Breakers); Ashleigh Sykes (Canberra United)

SUBSTITUTES: Jayda Whyman (Western Sydney Wanderers); Kim Carroll (Perth Glory); Christine Nairn (Melbourne Victory/Seattle Reign); Adriana Jones (Adelaide United); Alexandra Chidiac (Adelaide United)

IRELAND APPOINTS NEW HEAD COACH

Denise O'Sullivan has signed with the Houston Dash as an international player. (photo: Football Association of Ireland)

Denise O’Sullivan of the Houston Dash has a new National Team head coach. (photo: Football Association of Ireland)

The Women’s Football Association of Ireland announced yesterday that Colin Bell will take over from Sue Ronan as the head coach of the Republic of Ireland women’s national team. The former Premier League and Bundesliga defender has previously coached several men’s and women’s teams in Germany, leading FFC Frankfurt to the UEFA Women’s Champions League title in 2015, its first since the team won with USWNT and Orlando Pride defender Ali Krieger in 2008. Most recently Bell coached SC Sand, who advanced to the final match of the DFB-Pokal Cup.

The team failed to qualify for the 2017 UEFA Women’s Championship but will take part in the Cyprus Cup next month. Recent call-ups include Houston Dash midfielder Denise O’Sullivan, Texas A&M defender Grace Wright, and Florida State midfielder Megan Connolly. Ireland last played the United States in January 2016 in a match which featured both the first senior appearance and first goal for Mallory Pugh.

JAPAN ANNOUNCES SQUAD FOR ALGARVE CUP

(Photo Copyright Erica McCaulley for The Equalizer)

(Photo Copyright Erica McCaulley for The Equalizer)

2015 Women’s World Cup silver medalists Japan announced their roster for next month’s Algarve Cup in Portugal. The team, which underwent both a roster overhaul and a coaching change after failing to qualify for the 2016 Olympics, features Seattle Reign defender Rumi Utsugi. Notably missing is her Seattle teammate, midfielder Nahomi Kawasumi, who has 82 caps for the team but hasn’t been called up since last year’s Olympic qualifying tournament. Captain Aya Miyama is also absent from the squad.

GOALKEEPERS: Erina Yamane (Chiba), Ayaka Yamashita (Nippon TV Beleza), Chika Hirao (Urawa)

DEFENDERS: Aya Sameshima (INAC Kobe), Saori Ariyoshi (Nippon TV Beleza), Yuri Kawamura (Niigata), Saki Kumagai (Olympique Lyon), Kaede Nakamura (Niigata), Hikari Takagi (Nojimasutera Kanagawa Sagamihara), Hikaru Kitagawa (Urawa)

MIDFIELDERS: Mizuho Sakaguchi (Nippon TV Beleza), Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign)

Emi Nakajima (INAC Kobe), Mayu Sasaki (Sendai), Sonoko Chiba (AS Harima), Yu Nakazato (Nippon TV Beleza), Yui Hasegawa (Nippon TV Beleza)

FORWARDS: Yuika Sugasawa (JEF), Mana Iwabuchi (Bayern Munich/AC Nagano), Kumi Yokoyama (AC Nagano), Tanaka Minami (Nippon TV Beleza), Rika Masuya (INAC Kobe), Yuka Momiki (Nippon TV Beleza)

THE NETHERLANDS ANNOUNCES FRIENDLIES

(Photo: Canada Soccer)

(Photo: Canada Soccer)

Gearing up for the 2017 UEFA Women’s Championship, hosts The Netherlands have added two friendlies to their calendar. After facing France on April 7 in a previously scheduled match, they will host Iceland four days later in Doetinchem. France and Iceland have also qualified for the Euros. Then on June 9, just over a month before the tournament begins, the team will play Japan in Breda. Both Breda and Doetinchem will host group stage and knockout round matches in the Euros.

The Netherlands last played the United States in a friendly last September in Atlanta, taking an early lead before falling 3-1.

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  • Som Termanni
    • Rdalford

      Schoepfer was active with youth coaching while with Breakers. thanks for the update on her status and good to see her striving to continue with coaching.

      Kia McNeil, head woso coach at Brown, and Ashley Phillips, head woso coach at Northeastern, are a couple of other ex-Breakers now coaching.

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    • Som Termanni

      Reminder that Herlovsen was cut from OL in 2011 and has been dwelling in Toppserien for holders LSK Kvinner since. She scored 30 club goals in 2016 with Emilie Haavi (now of the Breakers) as a teammate, but Toppserien is another one of leagues made up of 2-3 teams and a shelf of tomato cans. Kvinner’s won the league 4 of the last 5 years.

      • Steglitz49

        Toppserien contains Avaldsnes, the club in the tiny hamlet in Rogaland in the West Country where they speak the incomprehensible dialect and where many an American lass has gone to rebuild her playing career.

    • Cc W

      Not surprised – I wonder if that is where Hope ends up next year.

    • guest

      You’d think they’d have one of the most successful NT’s in the world given the population base and the live-in government funded training programs they have for their athletes. Yet their WoSo team has been a non-factor for years.

      • g2

        China federation went thru a period with little money or focus on woso but starting a couple years back China started to focus and invest time and money on soccer (including woso). Expect China WNT will return to being among the top level if the focus continues.

      • Steglitz49

        China lost 0-1 to Germany in the QF in OG-16. The game could have gone either way. The Chinese missed a penalty.

        China drew 0-0 with Sweden in the group game though because that result suited both teams it is harder to assess.

    • Steglitz49

      Seeing that the Japanese are not much liked in China, Yukari is an enterprising lass.

    • AlexH

      Good! The more opportunities woso players have to earn a decent living the better. It will motivate the soccer pooh-bahs in all countries to treat their woso players better.

      • Steglitz49

        China is a dictatorship.

        • guest

          Think of it as a good learning experience. They like to eat dog, for example. Also, they love kittens, but not the way you or I might.

    • guest123
      • Som Termanni

        Jiangsu and Dalian are the PSG and Lyon, respectively, of the CWSL. In a league where the average salary is about $600/month in the lower tier and about $1,500/month in the upper tier, they average closer to $15k.

    • guest123

      A few months ago, I saw a tweet from a Chinese Club rep trying to recruit Christen Press to come to China as well.

  • AlexH

    This is perfect for Hope. She is very articulate, not afraid to ruffle feathers and actually knows something about the subject. It would be nice to have an ex WNT player in the media that isn’t a cheerleader and who probably doesn’t give a damn about access.

    • mockmook

      A bit risky to hire someone who may go on trial for domestic assault.

      I don’t think they would do this with a man in a similar situation.

      • frosty

        The NFL makes the majority of its money off people who are or should be going to trial. Men absolutely get a pass.

        • Steglitz49

          You could argue that Petter Norhug, the Norwegian skier, is an example of this. Petter crashed his car DUI. Inititally he contested the charges but then his counsel cut a deal. In return for pleading guilty, Petter was allowed to start his manadatory prison sentence (an ankle bracelet) the day after the World Championship in X-country skiing in Falun ended.

          Petter returned the favor. In Falun Norway’s men got 4 gold medals — all through Northug. It was in Falun that Diggins and Compton Gregg excelled, winning silver and bronze after Charlotte Kalla.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFfoqCgsZMU

      • guest

        GOOD LORD. I am sorry you feel discriminated against as a man. It must be hard out there.

        There is a world of difference between Ray Rice knocking his girlfriend out cold in an elevator and then emotionlessly dragging her limp body away and Hope Solo getting into a mutual fight with family members including her 6-foot-8, 270 pound nephew.

        If you don’t see that, then I really don’t know what to tell you.

        • guest

          I agree with absolutely nothing Mockmoock has to say about anything political, but Solo is a POS. I wouldn’t hire her to walk my dog.

          • guest

            I wouldn’t hire Ray Rice or any of these other NFL thugs to host a television show either, for the record.

          • guest

            “Thugs.” Ok.

          • guest

            does that also include hope solo’s ex-nfl thug husband?

        • mockmook

          Ray Rice was already hired by Baltimore BEFORE the incident.

      • Lorehead

        Fourth-degree misdemeanor. I realize the statute has the words domestic violence in it, but that fiasco was not at all comparable to the cases in the NFL.

  • Arcie Tillydee

    Hope Solo on a TV show that’s not “Cops?” Well golly!

  • Som Termanni
    • mockmook

      Article is blocked without a subscription.

  • guest123

    Michelle Betos to Norway (Vålerenga)

    http://www.vif-fotball.no/lag/breddefotball/valerenga-kvinner-senior-a/nyheter/michelle-betos-klar-for-valerenga

    Also rumours that Carly Lloyd might sign with Manchester City.

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      • guest123

        Valerenga has already got Theresa Nielsen, Teigan Allen, Jónsdóttir, and Isabell Bårdsgjære this off-season.

        • Steglitz49

          Who is putting up Vålrenga’s money?

    • Arcie Tillydee

      This one’s just making the rounds here in Portland…to considerable wailing and gnashing of teeth. I’ll miss Michelle (fantastic shot-stopper…), but I have no lack of confidence in Adrianna Franch.

      • DNG

        Do the Thorns have a back up keeper now though?

        • Som Termanni

          Nope. Lots of options out there, though. Henninger is likely 3rd in Houston. Thorns called up Emily Krueger as an amateur last year. Reign signed and cut Tostanoski, so her rights might be in play. Plenty also undrafted.

        • guest123

          Besides Franch. Nope….NC Courage has 3 Goalkeepers that they can trade for that are considered good to start.

          • guest123

            If Labbe still wants out of Washington, this is her chance.

            I wonder if Portland knew Betos was leaving before the draft. Thorns picked Rachel Hill at #14 and Jane Campbell went next at #15.

        • Breakers fan

          I’d try and get UNC keeper Lindsey Harris who went undrafted. The Pepperdine keeper was highly rated too but I haven’t seen her play.

        • Som Termanni
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      • guest

        *Toni Duggan side eyes, mutters in unintelligible scouse *

        • Som Termanni

          If this is another 18-mo deal, Asllani and Parris both have to be on the phone with their agents already.

          • Rufan

            My understanding is that standard contracts there are 18 months.

          • Som Termanni

            An 18-month contract doesn’t mean they play there for 18 months. If Lloyd is there, she sure as hell won’t take to riding the pine behind Asllani or Parris. If Asllani and Parris aren’t likely to get minutes for 18 months, they need to get out of there.

          • Steglitz49

            More likely just the spring. City are in both the Champions League and FA Cup as well as the FAWSL. Thus they could do a unique quadruple if they also were to win the Conti Cup, of which they are the current holders.

            Carli could, of course, return in the fall for the next FAWSL season.

          • guest

            presumably Lloyd is now playing forward as per all of her recent interviews, so I’m assuming she was looking for a club that would let her play forward. Asllani is a midfielder at ManCity, no?

      • guest123

        Announcement next week.
        https://twitter.com/TheDanLauletta/status/830142822883983360

        To get acquainted with Carli’s new team, ManCity vs Frankfurt Friendly which they lost 2-1.

        First Half
        https://www.facebook.com/mancity/videos/10158361808700455/

        Second Half
        https://www.facebook.com/mancity/videos/10158362085885455/

    • guest

      HA. I knew it when she took that trip with Galanis to the UK over the holidays.

      • anon

        She had to get her husband’s.. i mean trainer’s approval.

      • guest123

        I think everyone thought she was going with Arsenal since she said it and she went to an Arsenal men’s game.

        • guest

          she was probably mostly vacationing in London. She claims to be a Liverpool fan and she said she wanted to play for Liverpool Ladies but I guess the money and preftigeee was better at ManCity.

    • Som Termanni
      • Som Termanni

        Someone else can copy and paste my rant about the NWSL being a lie told to US players who want a WNT call-up. I know y’all are tired of hearing it from me.

        A 28-year-old keeper who won or was nominated for GK of the year in consecutive seasons doesn’t just up and leave the league if the league is legit. Even if she was upset with something in Portland, there are 9 other teams where she could’ve landed, several of them as a likely starter.

        But instead she’ll probably play out the rest of her career in Norway, spending 3/4 of her matches blocking weak shots from strikers who couldn’t make an NWSL reserve team’s practice squad at away games in front of 500 fans.

        She never got an NT camp invite. In the last year alone her club team _backup_ took camp invites and no-showed. Teenagers, plural, got camp invites and opted out of them. The NT ran with 2 keepers for friendlies rather than call her up.

        I can’t blame her one bit, I wish her the best, and I hope she never feels like she has to come back. She owes nothing to this league.

        • Steglitz49

          Playing in Norway is as good as it gets.

          • Stegpitz49

            No it isn’t.

          • Steglitz49

            Better than selling your soul to a dictatorship.

        • mockmook

          OK, USSF screwed her.

          But, why would she take that out on the Thorns?

          • Som Termanni

            We don’t know that they offered her a contract that she thought was competitive. If that’s what she’s referring to, I’d understand the pretty mild digs implicit in her statement. (It’s not like she even rose to Labbé’s level of flippancy here, and the Spirit actually want to sign her.) But even if she wants to “take it out on the Thorns”, she doesn’t have to go to Norway to do that.

          • guest

            maybe the uswnt want’s to allocate french so they want her starting for the thorns. jill ellis makes the rules. you can’t have a uswnt player sitting on the bench in the nwsl. don’t wannt to make the uswnt look bad. don’t want any uswnt corruption revealed.

          • Som Termanni

            Pretty sure Franch burned whatever bridge she still had with Ellis when she played hooky from camp in Sandy. Campbell’s Ellis’s third GK for Shiba Leaves, and I expect that to be the case going forward.

        • guest

          sorry hope solo get’s to play on the uswnt until she is 40. it is her right.

        • Silver Frost

          Betos is better than Harris or Franch. As people do things for either love or money, I assume Betos is getting paid better in Norway. She won’t be playing in front of 20,000 fans though. More like 200.

      • Guest

        This is.. an odd letter. How much money do Norwegian clubs pay? My guess is nothing like Lyon, ManCity, Bayern, etc. Does she feel slighted by the whole Franch scenario, even if she would continue to start over her? Is this just a big F U to USSoccer/NWSL?

        • Steglitz49

          Franch and Short rebuilt their careers in Norway in Avaldsnes, where the new goalie in Seattle cut her teeth. Norway is the place to be.

          • Som Termanni

            It doesn’t pay, though. It’s mostly been a second-chance or rehab league for the wounded and draft picks who couldn’t cut a roster. If the US had a proper affiliated 2nd division, they wouldn’t have to go to Norway.

          • Guest

            I could see Betos leaving for an established Euro club but a random club in Norway? Seems odd to leave the most desirable club and her home for that. I get wanting to travel I guess, though.

          • ABCDE

            I thought maybe Franch was going to be allocated and Betos knocked down to backup keeper, but she wasn’t called up for SBC so I’m assuming Campbell is getting the contract over Franch.

          • Steglitz49

            It is like playing for DC, isn’t it?

          • Steglitz49

            A 2nd division would mean promotion-relegation.

          • frosty

            The USA has had the MLS and the USL concurrently for two decades. They have deliberately avoided promotion/relegation because it’s a poor model

          • Som Termanni

            If the NWSL had the same relationship with UWS that MLS has with USL, more NWSL teams would have affiliated reserve squads where college prospects could play with and against amateurs, draft picks, semi-pros, lower-tier internationals, and rehabbing pros. The WPSL, where the few NWSL teams that have reserves play, is a sprawling, uncompetitive trainwreck where literally hundreds of glorified intramural squads face reserve teams of players on the cusp of making a full NWSL roster.

          • Steglitz49

            The FA has a Cup competition for the reserves. It is called the Development Cup. It is a handsome silver trophy.

            I seem to remember there being rules that ensure that most players are young and up and coming, not the jetsam and flotsam and detritus of those that did not hack it. Those can play in Australia.

          • Silver Frost

            Relegation is OK when there are five levels of pro soccer leagues, as in many EU countries, at least on the men’s side.

          • ABCDE

            oh my god, SHUT UP. Stop repeating the same non-sequiturs and random facts OVER AND OVER.

          • Steglitz49

            Only a couple of teams have humbled the USWNT. They are Sweden, Norway (twice), Japan and Brazil. Maybe Vietnam will one day too?

    • guest

      what a shocker! another uswnt player picks the top team in a euro league. so much for liverpool. it’s all contracts and trophies. the modern footballer.

      • mockmook

        Athletes have a very short shelf life, so I have no problem with them trying to make all they can in that short window of time.

        But, I also want them to be upfront about going for the cash.

  • guest123

    In other news….Lyon coach, Gérard Prêcheur will not coach after this season ends (June). Speculation is that..

    “According to a source inside the club, tensions have recently appeared between the coach and its leaders. In particular, Prêcheur is accused of not associating German Olympic champion Dzsenifer Marozsan and Alex Morgan on the field since moving to Guingamp during the debut of the American star recruited this winter (3-0 on 14 January).”

    http://www.lequipe.fr/Football/Actualites/Gerard-precheur-ne-poursuivra-pas-sur-le-banc-de-l-ol-feminin-la-saison-prochaine/776784

    • Som Termanni

      The Morgan experience will be worth it if she gets Prêcheur fired or annoys him to the point of quitting.

      • Steglitz49
      • mockmook

        I don’t follow them — what is wrong, what don’t you like about Prêcheur?

        • Som Termanni

          He was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple. Lyon and D1F make him look good, but he thinks he built the team with his own sweat and blood as if Lair never existed. His best ability is managing egos and sounding smart to the media, which is enough for OL, but he’s never had to deal with the likes of Alex Morgan. Meanwhile, I’ll bet Paul Riley’s watching this story unfold from afar with one of his manic chin-stroking smirks, considering Morgan’s “contributions” to his tenure in Portland. It’d be downright poetic if some combination of a PSG team featuring Henry, whom Prêcheur all but ran off, and politics around Alex Morgan lead Prêcheur to have a fantastic season and CL berth and still wind up out the door.

          • guest

            emperor has no clothes again?

          • mockmook

            Thanks for the info!!!

          • Lorehead

            She was injured, then had her injury misdiagnosed by doctors on the national team, and got injured again. That’s not her fault. When she was healthy and on the field for us, she played just fine. Some people write fanfics where the team played better without her in 2013, but when you look at the games, that isn’t true. She often gets imagined here as the villain who unfairly stole the superstardom that rightfully belonged to Christen Press, now that Abby Wambach has retired from that role who destroyed team chemistry on the Portland Thorns. But she wasn’t even there for the first half of 2015 or the World Cup break, so that can’t have been her fault.

  • Som Termanni

    Spirit elevate reserves keeper and Flash/Spirit amateur callup DiDi Haracic: https://twitter.com/WashSpirit/status/830091794218090500

    Her second time on an NWSL full roster. The first time was 2015 Flash pre-season, before she bolted to Krokom/Dvärsätts IF.

    • mockmook

      You are the CNN of WoSo 😉

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpVd7k1Uw6A

      • Som Termanni

        Sorry to be of service.

        • mockmook

          I meant it in the complimentary, abstract sense of CNN as a “go to” news channel

          vs

          The reality of CNN (as seen in the video)

          • Silver Frost

            Yeah, CNN needs to keep its mouth shut, like Bannon says. Better to get news from a reliable fact-based source like FOX or Breitbart.

          • mockmook

            Do I need to paste in all the examples of Obama criticizing the media (for criticizing him)?

            Do I need to paste all the examples of Obama lying to the media and to us (and not being called on it by networks like CNN)?

            Do I need to paste all the examples of CNN doing “fake news”?

            Can you show me just ONE example of Obama facing aggressive questioning by any “respectable” network?
            (that means more than one tough question — and that means follow-ups when he deflects)

            You do know that the Wikileaks have never been denied, right? The Wikileaks that show the media colluding with the Democrat party to offer them the most favorable coverage? That CNN’s Donna Brazile tried to “hack” the election by allowing Clinton to cheat during the Debates?

          • WHATABOUTISM

            Do you people have anything to say other than talk about what Obama did? He is gone. That isn’t a respectable or relevant response to anything going on in this country right now or any criticism of the nightmare that is Trump

          • Sean Spicer

            “So did you hear about [whatever horrible impeachable offense Drumpf has committed today]”
            *Sticks fingers in ears* “LALALA HILLARY BENGHAZI EMAILS”

          • mockmook

            Let’s take this one step at a time — I want to see if you are being objective:

            You are admitting that Hillary is corrupt and contributed to the death of our Ambassador in Libya, correct?

          • guest

            Thanks for proving my point. It’s irrelevant now. She was investigated MULTIPLE times by a Republican led committee and no wrongdoing was found. GET OVER IT. And thanks for proving my point. Was she a perfect candidate? Of course not but can you imagine if she or Obama was pulling the sh-t Trump is right now? They would be gone already. Good bye.

          • mockmook

            “can you imagine if she or Obama was pulling the sh-t Trump is right now? They would be gone already.”

            BS. You would be backing them 100% and so would the media. Wikileaks proved it.

            —————-

            “no wrongdoing was found.”

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opPh9uG29cQ

          • guest

            No, I wouldn’t. There’s something called integrity and ethics that should transcend party lines. Not to mention a minimal level of competence for the job.

          • mockmook

            Yet you won’t admit that Hillary lying to investigators and the American people was wrong.

            You won’t acknowledge that the media tried to “hack” the election.

            Etc.

          • guest

            It’s completely irrelevant at this point. What do you think of the Steele Dossier being corroborated by US intelligence? Is it fake news? Do you think Russia had involvement in the election? That is what is relevant now. But irrelevant to this website so never mind.

          • mockmook

            “There’s something called integrity and ethics that should transcend party lines.”

            Yet, you won’t hold your side accountable.

            So Russia “hacking” the election == BAD

            CNN “hacking” the election == GOOD

            Whatever.

          • Guest

            I never said I was a fan of Hillary Clinton. Just focusing on current events.

          • mockmook

            If Russia “hacking” the election is current events, then:

            CNN “hacking: the election ois current events.

            BTW, Russia’s “hacking” of the election was by exposing how the media was “hacking” the election.

          • Guest

            You cannot be serious. Have you read the allegations in the dossier? There’s a whole lot more to this than “hacking”.

          • Sean Spicer

            He’s serious. These people really are that stupid.

          • mockmook

            ” allegations”

          • guest

            For now. Someone should have told Trump that pissing off international intelligence communities is a really bad idea.

          • mockmook

            So, now you are in favor of “intelligence communities” hacking Trump’s presidency.

            Make up your mind.

            When is meddling bad? Who gets a pass?

          • guest

            They are doing their job you moron. Collusion with a foreign country to get elected and reap financial benefits is treason.

          • mockmook

            Why do “liberals” always resort to name calling when debating?

            Anyway, again, “allegedly”.

            BTW, why no wrath for the “treason” that Obama did? Failure to enforce the Immigration laws? Setting Iran on a path to having nuclear weapons? Killing a USA citizen by drone without Due Process? Waging war in Libya and Syria without Congressional approval? Using the IRS against political “enemies”? Etc.

          • Guest

            CNN “hacked” the election? Uh ok… we’ll leave that one in quotes. If it turns out Russia literally HACKED the election? Your guy is guilty of treason, end of story.

          • mockmook

            Did CNN’s Brazille give Hillary debate questions?

          • guest

            It would be delicious irony if Trump, Bannon, Flynn, Tillerson et al ended up in Supermax Prison with all dem brown terrorists (and a fair share of white ones too). Republicans and Ryan are spineless so it won’t happen, but the next couple months should be interesting.

          • whataboutism

            You don’t think Trump is corrupt? After all of the lawsuits, bankruptcies, fraud, admitting to sexual assault on tape? He is the least transparent president in American history and there is probably a reason for that. Instead of looking back at whatever Hillary did, defend your current president.

          • mockmook

            Sorry, I don’t need to defend him against hysterical allegations.

            But, keep crying wolf, it’s really been working out for you guys.

          • whataboutism

            Hysterical allegations? There’s plenty of documentation of all of the terrible things he has done. What a hypocrite you are.

          • Guest

            The guy has made a living off of screwing people over. Strategically accumulating debt and stiffing all of his creditors. It’s why no US bank will loan to him and he is owned by foreign banks and governments. I worked as an attorney for a company he filed a frivolous lawsuit against. The guy is a nightmare and a sociopath.

          • Lorehead

            I’m not going to help you derail this conversation by posting examples, although I easily could, but first, that isn’t true. More importantly, you shouldn’t be using someone else is bad too as an excuse.

          • mockmook

            “someone else is bad too as an excuse.”

            Can’t be.

            Our brave/objective media would have gone after him if he was “bad”

            Therefore DJT can’t be bad either.

          • Lorehead

            Your personal hatred of the other party has destroyed your reason.

          • mockmook
          • Lorehead

            Minor errors like that happen a lot. The mainstream media corrects them. No reasonable person would claim that Trump’s travel ban is similar to anything Obama did; that talking-point is simply deranged.

      • Dianaclacombe

        Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours & have longer with friends and family! !st206c:
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  • guest

    So the two biggest stars in American Woso are now with Euro leagues…. and three of the primary strikers

    • Steglitz49

      What is there not to like about Europe?

      They will get exposure to biathlon, X-country and alpine skiing except in the British Isles where the fare will be rugby, cricket and netball.

  • guest123

    Mexican player, Veronica Perez to Seattle?

    https://twitter.com/psvunion/status/829949934149394432

    • Som Termanni

      Unclear; she was also with Seattle in January, but was under the impression it was a tune-up for international friendlies vs. Canada. Seattle is nearest pro women’s team to Vancouver.

      • Steglitz49

        Veronica Perez played for KIF-Örebro in Sweden last season.

      • LM

        Perez played for University of Washington and her younger sister is currently rostered at UW as well so lots of Seattle ties.

    • Rdalford

      Seattle hold NWSL rights to Perez and also to Ari Romero

  • Som Termanni

    Something, anything, light-hearted for today–CRS, uh, I mean MKOT holding a scarf design contest: https://twitter.com/chicagoredstars/status/830125444561264644

  • Dennis Nguyen

    I agree with mockmook, Trump is the best soccer player ever and he supports womens soccer fully. I know that he would personally grope every US player with his huge, huge hands.

    • guest

      I want Megan Rapinoe on the 2019 team because I want them to go to the white house, and I want her to punch him in his orange face.