News: Potential majority owner change in Washington

Discussion in 'NWSL' started by AndyMead, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
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  2. Beau Dure

    Beau Dure Member+

    May 31, 2000
    Vienna, VA
    The sale would keep the Spirit in the DMV, and Lynch has been a lightning rod both for the Rapinoe anthem incident (though the "homophobe" charge was always overstated -- the Spirit and DCU Women might lead the way the last few years in openly gay players) and a curious affectation for relying on local talent for coaches and players.

    Some people might view the new owner with a bit of suspicion, but unless he comes in and insists his daughter needs to play for the team, I think it'll be OK. Besides, his daughter has already played for a Spirit WPSL team.
     
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  3. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    That's how the Sahlen's got involved.
     
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  4. Airox

    Airox Member

    Mar 14, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Without a whole lot more information (that we'll probably never get), it's impossible to know if this is good or bad. So let's hope good!
     
  5. Beau Dure

    Beau Dure Member+

    May 31, 2000
    Vienna, VA
    Yeah, that was certainly interesting. In the WPS year, she was buried on the bench, and I think a lot of us wondered what she was doing there. (She was, of course, also married to coach Aaran Lines.) But she did a decent job in the 2013 season. Then she got pregnant and retired.

    The question that has to be asked, though: Did Sahlen lose interest when his daughter was no longer playing?
     
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  6. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    #6 SiberianThunderT, Oct 11, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2018
    Not to mention that the coach this businessman is interested in apparently was his daughter's coach in high school. With not a very good competitive record to show for it...
    =edit= Sorry, went back to check, and the suggested coach's bad record was for coaching a Scottish club, not coaching the daughter's high school team. Still seems far too all-in-the-family for my liking.

    Would much rather see the rumored DCU interest come true than have the businessman as majority owner.
     
  7. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    All good questions, and hopefully ones the league puts to Lynch before approving the sale.
     

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