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Discussion in 'NWSL' started by Blaze20, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Sorry, I am not on Twitter and I don't follow US soccer enough to understand who this player is from just this Tweet and her "Kai" handle.
     
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  2. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    #2627 AndyMead, Nov 23, 2021
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2021
    Natasha Kai.

    EDIT: As Roger points out, the profile info on the Twitter account doesn't match Natasha. I'm confused right now. I appear to have missed something.

    EDIT 2:

    Kaiya McCullough
     
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  3. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    #2628 blissett, Nov 23, 2021
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2021
    I suspected that: but hasn't she retired longtime ago? So basically she's saying that this has basically always happened in past years? When exactly did she retire? I can't remember.
     
  4. Roger Allaway

    Roger Allaway Member+

    Apr 22, 2009
    Warminster, Pa.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The picture on the tweet is of someone in a UCLA uniform. Natasha Kai didn't go to UCLA.
     
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  5. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Yikes. You're right. I withdraw my post.
     
  6. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    My bad. It's Kaiya McCullough
     
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  7. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    As others have already self-corrected, it's the original Spirit player to have come forward with allegations against Burke. She's been pretty active ever since both her story and the Riley story went public.
     
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  8. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Ok, I am relieved that, despite the fact that I should have known better for the reason you mention (she's a well-known figure that was victim of one of the latest scandals), I was not the only to have been actually confused about who she was. :p Twitter can do that, if the handle isn't very obvious.
     
  9. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    ANGEL CITY FC, UCLA BRUINS
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Uh... what are you smoking? it's Kaiya McCullough. She played for UCLA and was one of the main sources back when all this stuff was starting to come out.
     
  10. RUfan

    RUfan Member

    Dec 11, 2004
    NJ
    Club:
    Sky Blue FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We just looked through through Gov. Murphy’s latest tax returns. Here’s what we found. - nj.com

    "...THEIR SOCCER TEAM LOST MONEY AGAIN
    The Murphys are soccer fanatics and have long co-owned a professional soccer team in New Jersey, known as Sky Blue FC until earlier this year, when its name was changed to NJ/NY Gotham FC.
    But the couple continues to lose money on the club. They lost $1.73 million on the franchise in 2020 — more than the $1.1 million they lost in 2019. They have lost more than $9.5 million on the team since buying it. (bode added)
    Murphy has said the goal of the club is not to make money but to provide a place for young girls to realize dreams of playing pro ball...."
     
  11. My experience parallels this. I had trouble, I still have trouble processing this awful news and expressing myself. I provide a reply to my son's post in the Fire forum.
    Surprise?!

    SURPRISE!!!


    I was gutted. I'm still frickin' stunned. After everything that was revealed this summer I believed the Red Stars were above it. There were hints here and there with Press & Huerta, but it never blew up like the other teams. I don't know if I can look Arnim Whisler in the eye again.
     
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  12. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    I think those losses are probably pretty run of the mill for NWSL (and top USL) clubs.
     
  13. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member+

    Dallas FC
    United States
    Oct 11, 2019
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  14. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    (Cross-posting this to the draft thread)
    Interesting move... Especially with the expansion draft still coming. NC had two allocated players, (Mewis and Williams,) so it was a guarantee that one of them was going to be exposed in the draft unless one was offloaded. KC is exempt from the expansion draft, but considering the move that NC pulled with Dahlkemper, I don't know if this is the last we hear of this trade. (NC also gets KC's natural first round pick two days later in the college draft, i.e. pick #3 overall.)
     
  15. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member+

    Dallas FC
    United States
    Oct 11, 2019
    KC wanted a star. They are pretty aggressive in this league with new training facility. Play at Sporting Kansas for one or two seasons as well as building a new stadium meant for the team!
     
  16. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    There is no "Sporting Kansas"

    Kansas is
    1) A state
    2) A university within the state and its athletic teams
    3) A river in the state that locals often refer to as the Kaw

    "City" is not a nickname like you find in English soccer clubs. It is an integral part of the name of the city of "Kansas City" - all three of them. They are not Kansas, Kansas - Kansas, Missouri - North Kansas, Missouri.

    It is not the Kansas Royals, Kansas Chiefs, Kansas Comets, nor Sporting Kansas. None of those are things.
     
  17. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    ANGEL CITY FC, UCLA BRUINS
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I’m from California so it’s all the same to me, Missouri… Kansas… Arkansas it’s all the same land and same Republicans.
     
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  18. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Well if you're gonna bring politics into it.... Even if you want to discount entire states because of their overall red lean, don't f***ing shit on the big cities therein, because they're usually blue. And fans of WoSo, where you often see players change their last name and even (at least in NWSL) see openly trans players, should know the basic human respect of using proper names. Like, geez, names are not difficult.
     
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  19. William49

    William49 Member

    Nov 11, 2015
    Chicagoland
    Well, this is something:

     
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  20. Cliveworshipper

    Cliveworshipper Member+

    Dec 3, 2006
    Teams seem to be negotiating moves in exchange for immunity from the expansion draft.
     
  21. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member+

    Dallas FC
    United States
    Oct 11, 2019
    NCC could have given up draft picks and money for immunity.
     
  22. TheJoeGreene

    TheJoeGreene Member+

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Lubbock Texas
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Yep, which is a positive since that's how US sports usually work in an expansion scenario. NFL and NHL teams are notorious for this, especially when it helps the existing team move a large salary while keeping one of their younger/cheaper options.
     
  23. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Could they? Would LA agree to that? Do we know they didn't try?

    I can tell you that they didn't want to lose Mewis. They signed her to a 2 year non-Federation contract. But they couldn't get around the Expansion Draft without risking her or Williams.
     

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