Buffalo/Rochester/Upstate NY

Discussion in 'Western New York Flash' started by kool-aide, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Eleanor

    Eleanor New Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    I don't mind NY Flash at all. Go Flash!
     
  2. kool-aide

    kool-aide Member+

    Feb 1, 2002
    a van by the river
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    hahaha. Hotdogs do go well with a brew...
     
  3. StarCityFan

    StarCityFan BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 2, 2001
    Greenbelt, MD
    Club:
    Washington Freedom
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Western New York franchise selects first players

     
  4. DCUPopeAndLillyFan

    Apr 20, 2000
    Colorado
    I was hoping for 'Erie Canal' or 'Lake Ontario'
     
  5. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
  6. Eleanor

    Eleanor New Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    Hey, Bonnie! It's got a name AND two players! How about a Flash thread now!

    And I agree with you, STT. But it's just the beginning.
     
  7. Crazy Old Lady

    Crazy Old Lady New Member

    May 22, 2003
    just outside Atlanta
    Club:
    Atlanta Beat
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Flash sounds like a 20's Comic book character.Please do better than that.
     
  8. Bonnie Lass

    Bonnie Lass Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 20, 2000
    Up top
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
    Soon. As I mentioned before, I'm waiting for the official release.
     
  9. WPS_Movement

    WPS_Movement Member+

    Apr 9, 2008
    I wonder what "International" players the Flash will go after.
    Any European players from Sweden, Germany, Norway, or England interested in coming over a a group together to play for the Flash?
     
  10. kool-aide

    kool-aide Member+

    Feb 1, 2002
    a van by the river
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    those are two solid enough players. I'm guessing they'll make their bigger moves w/ free agency. With FCGP folding and the plethora of other free agents, that makes the most sense (to me, anyway)
     
  11. shlj

    shlj Member+

    Apr 16, 2007
    London
    Club:
    FC Nantes
    Nat'l Team:
    France
  12. kool-aide

    kool-aide Member+

    Feb 1, 2002
    a van by the river
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    nice find. thanks. Interesting that she'll be the TD and not coach. Also means she's out of the running for the Freedom head coaching job.
     
  13. Peg Hopper

    Peg Hopper Member

    Aug 4, 2004
    On the Border
    Club:
    Deportivo Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Great news, I was wondering where Emma might land. Lot's of other moving pieces out there on the coaching front. Actually, I'm wondering whether Nicci Wright and Erin McLeod show up for the Flash too.
     
  14. Nacional Tijuana

    Nacional Tijuana BigSoccer Supporter

    May 6, 2003
    San Diego, Calif.
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I like the Flash name. Flash was a USL A-League team here. Western New York, while true, is rather long-winded. Would have prefered just FC Flash or Flash FC.
     
  15. Cville K C

    Cville K C Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    Collinsville, IL
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No, the goalkeeper is going to be Ashlyn Harris apparently. She is scheduled to be at the press conference for the name and logo unveiling tomorrow.

    Press release also said Aaron Lines, head coach.
     
  16. kool-aide

    kool-aide Member+

    Feb 1, 2002
    a van by the river
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow. Way to get the inside scoop on Harris (or has that been known for a while, I've been offline a good chunk of the wknd).
     
  17. Cville K C

    Cville K C Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    Collinsville, IL
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    For those in the Western New York area, here is the press release from Ryan Connolly (my apologies for misspelling Aaran Lines' name earlier):

    MEDIA ALERT
    November 29, 2010

    [SIZE=+0]Unveiling of Western New York’s Newest Major League Team[/SIZE]

    WHEN: November 30, 2010, 10:00 a.m.


    WHERE: Sahlen Sports Park, 7070 Seneca Street, Elma, NY 14059

    WHAT:
    The Sahlen family will officially introduce the team name and logo for their Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) Team, the newest major league team to come to Western New York. The team will become the seventh team in the WPS league for the 2011 season.


    The recent expansion draft for the Western New York team, as well as signed players will be discussed, including Ashlyn Harris, a leading goal keeper with the WPS.

    Sahlen currently owns and operates the Buffalo Flash, which captured the United Soccer League’s (USL) W-League title this summer. The W-League is considered one of the top developmental leagues in the United States, one level below Women’s Professional Soccer.

    ATTENDING:
    Joe Sahlen
    Alexandra Sahlen, Sahlen Sports Park President, Player
    Aaran Lines, Head Coach

    Ashlyn Harris, Player
     
  18. Bonnie Lass

    Bonnie Lass Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 20, 2000
    Up top
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
    I will put in a request for a new forum tomorrow, once the conference is held. It may still be a few days before one appears, but I am working on it.
     
  19. MRAD12

    MRAD12 Member+

    Jun 10, 2004
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    BTW, I saw and said hi to Emma Hayes at the USWNT game at Toyota Park after the game Saturday. If I had read this a couple of days earlier, I would have congradulated her.

    As much as we on the CRS thread questioned her tactics and coaching, she is still one of the most approachable people you will ever meet.
    And a hard worker.
     
  20. kool-aide

    kool-aide Member+

    Feb 1, 2002
    a van by the river
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wonder how that situation is going to work out for her. She's the technical director, right? The head coach is the son-in-law of the owner and husband of the President (who was also a WLeague Flash player). It could all work well if everyone is professional about it. But if things go sour....
     
  21. Nacional Tijuana

    Nacional Tijuana BigSoccer Supporter

    May 6, 2003
    San Diego, Calif.
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  22. FreeKicks

    FreeKicks New Member

    Sep 29, 2009
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    looks like the logo of a lightbulb company
     
  23. Eleanor

    Eleanor New Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    I like it. Bold and bright.
     
  24. kool-aide

    kool-aide Member+

    Feb 1, 2002
    a van by the river
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Shall I rightly assume that this thread will be moved into the shiny new WNY forum?

    I like the new logo. It is close enough to the "old" Flash logo to maintain continuity but still tweaked to be shiny & new for the WPS. Two tiny criticisms: The shadowing in the yellow part of the shield & on the ball. Don't like it. And I prefer how the "l" does not connect with the "F" in the old version better than connecting in the new version. But those are picky things. In general it is a "win" for me.

    Here's the old one for comparison.

    [​IMG]

    Did the presser mention what the jerseys will look like? (yes, I know I'm a demanding sob).
     
  25. Nacional Tijuana

    Nacional Tijuana BigSoccer Supporter

    May 6, 2003
    San Diego, Calif.
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wondered, too. I wonder whether Mazda will be seen (although I somewhat doubt it. I reckon "Mazda" represents a Buffalo-area dealer or consortium, rather than Mazda itself. Charleston Battery was that way when they had "Saab" on their kits).
     

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