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Discussion in 'USA Women: News and Analysis' started by Bonnie Lass, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. jackdoggy

    jackdoggy Member+

    May 16, 2014
    Big D
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #3926 jackdoggy, Nov 2, 2022
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    I feel the need if not the borderline obligation to make this trip to ensure by testing that all the Frozen Margarita machines in that country are working flawlessly before WWC 2023. If not, just think of the sleepless nights in the interim……….just not knowing.

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  2. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I want to be sure the ones on the plane are working.
     
  3. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    New Zealand trip confirmed by USSF with dates of the matches and stadiums announced:



    EDIT to add: Sky Stadium is in Wellington and is where the US will face the Netherlands in the 2nd group stage match in the WWC 2023. Eden Park is in Auckland and is the stadium where the US will play their opening match (vs Vietnam) and the 3rd group stage match.
     
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  4. Philipp Morgenstern

    Manchester United
    Australia
    Oct 30, 2021
  5. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
  6. Philipp Morgenstern

    Manchester United
    Australia
    Oct 30, 2021
    Yes but they won't be as high level as the uefa nations league
     
  7. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The USWNTPA hosted the Players' Ball for current and former players to celebrate equal pay and the signing of the CBA, and Ashlyn Harris announced her retirement from professional soccer there.



    There's been some superlative awards, such as Sauerbrunn for Most Supportive Teammate and Naeher for Most Under-appreciated (she wouldn't go up to the stage to accept the award).

    I think they're having a good time:

     
  8. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Jill Ellis elected to the US Soccer Hall of Fame:

     
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  9. Philipp Morgenstern

    Manchester United
    Australia
    Oct 30, 2021
  10. SiberianThunderT

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

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I realize this has more to do with the MWC in Qatar, but Grant was a legend in the soccer journalism world and did a ton for woso as well:



    Shocked and saddened definitely describe how I feel, but don't do quite enough. I do hope there is an investigation.
     
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  13. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Whoops, I mistakenly copied and pasted the previous tweet again, and it's too late to edit. It should have been this one:



    It's being followed by tons of condolence statements from American soccer folks and teams, including the NWSL and some USWNT players.

    But I was coming back here to say that there's lots of speculation going on. The social media hypotheses so far:
    1. Grant Wahl had protested (worn a rainbow shirt) and been detained earlier in Doha. He also had written about human rights abuses in Qatar; just yesterday he had written about the Qatari apathy towards a recent migrant death. Some, including his brother who said he had received death threats recently, thus suspect foul play.
    2. Grant was sick earlier this week with bronchitis. It may have been somehow tied to that.
    3. There's also antivaxxers in Twitter threads asking if he was vaxxed, because of course....

    In any case, it is a tragedy.
     
  14. jackdoggy

    jackdoggy Member+

    May 16, 2014
    Big D
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Such sad news. Grant was one of, if not the best soccer sportswriters in the USA.
     
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  15. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Absolutely. For those not from the US, just for context, Grant was a HUGE part of the growth of soccer in the United States. He had been covering soccer in the US since the mid-1990s and had covered most of the World Cups since then (both men's and women's), mostly with Sports Illustrated. Plus, back in the day, he used to post here on BS. His presence was large on the American soccer scene. If you've been a fan of American soccer for any length of time, you knew who he was.

    Really, my deepest condolences to his family and friends and all his colleagues in the American soccer journalism world. I know how I feel just as a fan, so I can't imagine what they're going through with such a shock.
     
  16. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    ANGEL CITY FC, UCLA BRUINS
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's hard to believe he was live tweeting the Argentina match several hours ago and is now dead. Supposedly a heart attack possibly complicated from pneumonia or whatever he was recovering from. I don't know if I exactly buy it but I'll let the investigation run its course.
     
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  17. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He collapsed in the press box during overtime, so yes, it's surreal that you can go back and see his tweets and Instagram posts from just before his collapse. I think it's possible that there was foul play involved, but it's much more likely that it was natural causes. But, with his wife's connections and background (she's an epidemiologist and was on Biden's transitional COVID taskforce), I have no doubt that there will be strong pressure for a thorough investigation into the cause of death.

    Honestly, this is just somehow hitting me personally, even though I didn't know him. I guess its partly because I started avidly following soccer on the national stage at about the same time as he started covering it. Plus, I've read and listened to so much of his work, and he's only a few years older than me. Also for those of us long-time American soccer fans, it just feels like he was one of us.
     
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  18. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    I was of course aware of who Grant Wahl was, but I didn't know he used to post on BigSoccer: do you know what his nickname was here? I wouldn't mind going back reading some of his posts.
     
  19. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wasn't here then, but according to a Supermod in another thread, it was under his own name and mostly in the men's forums. But, that would have been early 2000s, and I don't think you can find them after the many crashes between now and then. I think a lot of MLS insiders in the earlier years were well aware of BigSoccer; even Bruce Arena admitted to finding info on CONCACAF opponents from BS back then.
     
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  20. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not mentioned so far is how much Grant Wahl wrote in support of women’s soccer. I first learned of him when the University of Portland women were in their prime and he wrote about them and their fan support. His support of women’s soccer will be really missed.
     
  21. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Same feelings here. I'm still in disbelief that his voice is just gone now. He really was the driving force for US soccer news and US soccer culture in general.
     
  22. shlj

    shlj Member+

    Apr 16, 2007
    London
    Club:
    FC Nantes
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    I met him in the press boxes during the WWC 19. Such a nice and friendly person and he really championed women's football to the max.
     
  23. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The outpouring of tweets from fellow journalists, players, and all types of people in the soccer space and beyond are all repeating the same refrain of how he was a genuinely kind and helpful person. This is just one of the examples:



    That's a life well lived, even if it ended way too soon.
     
  24. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In happier news, it looks like yesterday Mal Pugh married Dansby Swanson, who plays for the Atlanta Braves. I saw posts from some of her Red Stars teammates who were in attendance. I guess we'll wait to see which name she chooses to play with on the back of her jersey.
     
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  25. jackdoggy

    jackdoggy Member+

    May 16, 2014
    Big D
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sounds like the perfect reason to get an "updated" Mal jersey.......although I never run out of reasons.
     
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