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Post by Geezaldinho Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:21 am

Dan No Yell wrote:

I'm surprised there are only 2 West Coast teams and 3 or 4 (if you count DC) North East teams.

D.C. is not North East. It's south of the Mason and Dixon line surrounded by Virginia, which seceded from the Union, and by Maryland, whose legislature voted to secede but was occupied immediately by the Union Army. Restaurants and bars were still segregated when I was in College despite the civil rights act of 1963.

Maryland's state song is from a poem Written during that occupation which has this as its last stanza:

I hear the distant thunder-hum,
Maryland!
The Old Line's bugle, fife, and drum,
Maryland!
She is not dead, nor deaf, nor dumb-
Huzza! she spurns the Northern scum!
She breathes! she burns! she'll come! she'll come!
Maryland! My Maryland!
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Post by OldePilot Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:46 pm

Washington DC was definitely a Southern-sympathizer town and it was no mistake that Booth fled first to Maryland and then to Virginia.

While not quite on topic, I've always liked JFK's description of DC as a town of Northern hospitality and Southern efficiency.
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Post by OldePilot Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:48 pm

My bad, Northern charm.
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Post by Dan No Yell Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:50 pm

Grew up in Maryland - DC. Note I did not count DC as NE.

Grew up singing Oh Maryland, but never heard that verse.
Maryland remained part of the Union during the Civil War.
Maryland outlawed slavery in 1864, before the end of the Civil War.

But if we look at the Megalopolis we see it extends from Boston to DC.
So if someone else wants to call it the NE I wont argue.

At any rate, I think the West coast needs 2 more teams.

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Post by Nacional Tijuana Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:06 pm

keeper wrote:The good news is they didn't name them the "Beavers"

Lol. Laughing I have seen OSU women's soccer before down at my alma mater, Sac State. And yes, during the practice period, I heard on of the players saying "Haha, we're the Beavers" as if to acknowledge that anatomical slang meaning.

Soooo, J-W. Hope that works for them, but frankly I'd wish all their matches would be at Merlo. C'mon, UP. Help make it happen.
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Post by DoubleDipper Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:01 am

Saw today that the new league is called the National Women’s Soccer League and it is to be administered by U.S. Soccer with play beginning in April or May.

Not really a lot of imagination in the league name….and that’s GOOD!! The league doesn’t need gimmicky stuff to get started, or even survive; it just needs solid soccer and good publicity.

With the confirmation of the league name and logo, the National Women's Soccer League has also launched its official pages on Facebook and Twitter. A league website will be launched in the near future.

The only team that has not announced a name for their team is Seattle. The seven other teams in the league are: Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, FC Kansas City, Portland Thorns FC, Sky Blue FC (New Jersey), Washington Spirit, and Western New York Flash (Buffalo).

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Post by Geezaldinho Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:08 am

I thought Seattle announced they were the Sirens?

(I think the fishy kind, not the noisemaker kind)


https://mobile.twitter.com/seattle_sirens
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Post by DoubleDipper Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:18 am

PurpleGeezer wrote:I thought Seattle announced they were the Sirens?

(I think the fishy kind, not the noisemaker kind)
Well, I sure hope so; that too is a VERY cool name.

Can't wait for the logo! Cool
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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:27 am

DoubleDipper wrote:
PurpleGeezer wrote:I thought Seattle announced they were the Sirens?

(I think the fishy kind, not the noisemaker kind)
Well, I sure hope so; that too is a VERY cool name.

Can't wait for the logo! Cool
Hook, line, and sinker.

Whoever's doing it made me chuckle a few times.
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Post by Geezaldinho Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:15 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:

Can't wait for the logo! Cool

DONE!

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Post by Dan No Yell Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:18 pm

Looks better and is more original than the league logo.

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Post by DoubleDipper Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:51 pm

PurpleGeezer wrote:
DoubleDipper wrote:

Can't wait for the logo! Cool

DONE!
Oh!

Makes me want to head out for a cup of Starbucks.... Evil or Very Mad
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Post by Geezaldinho Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:31 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:
PurpleGeezer wrote:
DoubleDipper wrote:

Can't wait for the logo! Cool

DONE!
Oh!

Makes me want to head out for a cup of Starbucks.... Evil or Very Mad


You can read all about it here:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=seattle%20sirens%20soccer&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CDYQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.seattlesirens.org%2Fbreaking-news-seattle-sirens-fc-to-create-new-sport-of-soccer-plans-to-dominate-new-league%2F&ei=cT3OUJGGO4nDigKDxICoDg&usg=AFQjCNFnNSj3pBHIwCNmULaBXM9AwYlOaQ&bvm=bv.1355325884,d.cGE


With a follow-up here:


http://www.seattlesirens.org/breaking-news-seattle-sirens-aquire-new-corporate-sponsor-in-microsoft/


Achmed has been selected as team spokesman.
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Post by DoubleDipper Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:37 pm

Well, if it's on the internet......doesn't it have to be true? Twisted Evil
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Post by Geezaldinho Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:38 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:Well, if it's on the internet......doesn't it have to be true? Twisted Evil


Everything here is true, isn't it?
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Post by Guest Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:14 pm

PurpleGeezer wrote:Achmed has been selected as team spokesman.
This guy?
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Post by Geezaldinho Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:21 pm

Nah,

This guy.

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Post by DoubleDipper Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:01 pm

Just a portion of the Q&A with Timbers Army member Brent Diskin…the designer of the Portland Thorns’ crest:
A soccer crest has to do a lot of things. It is an icon that represents the team, the town, and its supporters. It’s a symbol that is flashed after a goal and rallied around in difficult times. The crest should show the spirit and determination of a team, and connect that team with its city. Most of all, it should be worn with pride.

The Thorns crest was designed with this in mind. I tried to stay away from any imagery that would be considered too “girly” or “cartoony”. The combination of symbolism and simplicity is meant to inform all that this is a team that this is a professional team that means serious business.
Do he mean "girly" like the pony-tailed league logo?

See the entire article here:http://www.portlandtimbers.com/news/2012/12/qa-avid-timbers-army-member-brent-diskin-talks-about-his-unique-design-portland-thorns
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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:20 pm

@MerrittPaulson: Announcing @ThornsFC head coach tomorrow. Hint - same initials as Timbers coach. Like the CPs

Petrucelli? Parlow?
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Post by Guest Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:42 pm

PurplePrideTrumpet wrote:
@MerrittPaulson: Announcing @ThornsFC head coach tomorrow. Hint - same initials as Timbers coach. Like the CPs

Petrucelli? Parlow?

Chris Petersen is finally leaving Boise State? Suspect

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Post by Geezaldinho Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:14 am

Our friend Nacional Tijuana produced another clue on BS:

@Alexandra1024k: The fact that my favorite coach in this world @cone_cindy is moving to Portland #sosad

Cone is Parlow's married name.

And she retweeted Merrit's tweet on her feed.
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Post by Geezaldinho Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:36 am

Surprise!

“@ThornsFC: Thorns FC name World Cup champion, two-time gold medalist Cindy Parlow Cone club's first head coach: http://t.co/W6JwYgWI #PTWFC #RCTID

Her credentials appear to be that she took some coaching courses, coaches National u14-u15, and has been a volunteer assistant at UNC.

I wonder if the Thorns will be playing a 3-4-3 and subbing a lot?

I hope she has the good sense to loose the powder blue T-shirts before she gets here.
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Post by DoubleDipper Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:53 am

I’m sure Cindy will find it kind of tough to leave Chapel Hill, where she is beloved by everyone, but it should be a wonderful opportunity for her after coaching at the youth level these past few years.

Her credentials as a player are impeccable, including two gold’s and a silver at the Olympics…we’ll just have to see how that translates into her ability as a coach.

It would seem a good move for the Thorns.

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Post by Geezaldinho Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:56 am

I am optimistically apprehensive. She has no head coaching experience of any kind at the Senior level.

And no team she was ever on played what Clive called Attractive football. If the team plays dump and run they will lose their fans.
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Post by DaTruRochin Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:47 am

I get she has the chache of USWNT... But it seems there are plenty of assistant coaches with a more local perspective/flavor who might have been a better choice.

Plus coaching youth soccer and pro soccer... hahaha SLIGHTLY different.
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