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hilary—knight:

I KINDA WANT MINI TO SCORE LONG RANGE BUT I ALSO WANT SPIRIT TO NOT PLUMMET FROM 4TH PLACE DO YOU SEE MY PROBLEM

So you want Ireland to win but Krum to get the snitch?

ragingbitchfest:

stylinfcuk:

laughing so hard because this is so accurate

Yeah I get what your saying but right now the NWSL is still new and need ticket sells to become a stable organization once they are as stable as the mls or another pro league then that can do what they want

Anonymous

myinvisibleempire:

You’re still missing the point.

From what I’ve seen I can tell the DC area has great market they can target to sell tickets, but they only focus in the easiest market, which is the fans that want to see a certain player cause they know who they are. If the Spirit organization made an effort to promote the players, I don’t know meet/greets, interviews, (all the other teams are doing it) so the fans get to know them, then they would be the ones the fans would buy tickets to see as well and not just the well know players. Hell, the tickets they sell I think are some of the more expensives in the league and yet they don’t offer perks for the VIP buyers. They aren’t showing any effort for their own players and/or the great fans they have, most people around the area probably don’t even know they have a professional women’s team. You want people to support your team? Then show them what you’re all about, not bring them in cause a known player from an opposite team is coming to town.

msashlynmichelleharris:

let’s play a game..it’s called spot the difference..

kriegersfever:

oh yes she did..shit just got real.

kriegersfever:

oh yes she did..shit just got real.

I get what you are saying but if mentioning morgan in a tweet helps them sell more tickets then why not because it benefits the team also

Anonymous

myinvisibleempire:

You’re missing the point, the Spirit’s twitter account hasn’t tweeted shit about the PRO team (it’s all about the Reserves) and all of a sudden is “Hey! Alex Morgan is here come see HER and the Thorns”, completely disregarding their OWN team/players (who happen to be really good). Those fans that will buy the tickets are probably gonna be cheering for Morgan and the Thorns, so no I don’t think selling more tickets will benefit the team since the organization hasn’t shown even the tiniest of efforts to promote their team in the last couple of months.

preach

What does Ashlyn mean by the real home team?

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soccershipper:

The @washspirit account has been primarily tweeting about the reserves calling people to watch their ‘home team’, barely mentioning the NWSL team at all. People have been complaining and rightfully so. 

I’m not saying that that’s not a part of it. But more then likely this is a call back to last season. Ashlyn was very vocal after the Thorns came to town in May and all the little fangirls cheered for Alex more then anything else. After the game there were a bunch of stories about fans disrespecting Spirit players by pulling things they wanted signed away at the last moment and general disparaging comments.

The Spirit FO have made it very clear they are expecting a ton of youth teams in attendance tomorrow. I expect this is Ashlyn reminding everyone who the home team actually is. 

Sky Blue traded DeVanna to Boston for a 1st round pick. Boston then traded DeVanna to the Spirit for Sierra. What Dan was trying to say was they basically gave up a 1st round pick (given to SBFC) for Sierra. Sky Blue holds that 1st round pick now if Boston finishes last. Read previous tweets, know that DeVanna came from Sky blue.

Anonymous

Yes I am aware, thank you. I jumped the gun before double checking everything for myself.

Mea culpa people, read the tweet wrong and got confused amongst the fallout on twitter. Sky Blue holds Boston’s first first round pick, which they acquired when they sent De Vanna to Boston. 

yeah boston just needs to hold the last place spot!!!!

Anonymous

And considering they’re 6 points out of 8th place right now, it’s entirely possible.

I am dumbfounded as to how the Breakers thought this was a trade worth making.