Thorns FC: Goalless in Swope

The limitations of my current work finally caught up with me.

I’m stuck out in the hinterlands of rural upstate New York working 14-hours-plus a day on a big dam reconstruction job and housed in a rental house in the little town of Middleburgh.  And last Thursday the cable company finally caught up with me and turned off the cable and internet.

It’s a long story.  Suffice to say it took me until yesterday and today to view Thorns FC’s scoreless draw in Kansas City.  Before then I’d heard more than a little about the match, so actually viewing (most of) it surprised me.

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Six Degrees: A Complete No-show

 

I gotta hand it to Alaska Airlines. When the Timbers flew down to San Jose this past weekend, not only did the flight crew lose the team’s baggage, they lost the whole damn team. Has anyone found them yet, by the way? Is there a number we can call? Or should we just hang out by the baggage carousel and wait for Alvas Powell to come tumbling out?

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Thorns FC: Ad Franch Propter Stellae

After the dispiriting loss in North Carolina and still struggling with injuries to some of the most critical pieces of the team – Heath, Klingenberg, Reynolds…) Thorns FC needed a result last Saturday against the visiting Chicago Red Stars.

Thanks to a fortuitous penalty and some ferocious goalkeeping from A.D. Franch Portland nicked all three points to move up into a second-place tie with Boston.

The result was good.  The means to get to it…well, let’s talk about that after the jump.

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