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Discussion in 'Western New York Flash' started by kool-aide, Aug 16, 2010.
I don't mind NY Flash at all. Go Flash!
hahaha. Hotdogs do go well with a brew...
Western New York franchise selects first players
I was hoping for 'Erie Canal' or 'Lake Ontario'
...maybe I'm just out of the loop on who's who, but these selections seem rather anticlimactic to me.
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.
Flash sounds like a 20's Comic book character.Please do better than that.
Soon. As I mentioned before, I'm waiting for the official release.
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?
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)
Emma Hayes is the new technical director of the Buffalo Flash International:
The news is hidden in the middle of the article on the Umbro 5 :
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
For those in the Western New York area, here is the press release from Ryan Connolly (my apologies for misspelling Aaran Lines' name earlier):
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
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.
Alexandra Sahlen, Sahlen Sports Park President, Player
Aaran Lines, Head Coach
Ashlyn Harris, Player
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.
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.
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....
I like the logo pretty well for the WNY Flash.
Still a somewhat longwinded full name, but I like the branding overall.
looks like the logo of a lightbulb company
I like it. Bold and bright.
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.
Did the presser mention what the jerseys will look like? (yes, I know I'm a demanding sob).
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).