By - MatchThreadder
Every time I leave a game I love Sophia Huerta a little bit more. I’m not crazy am I?
Sometimes we have to remember that commentary is just a persons option. No reason to get to riled up about it.
There was absolutely no reason for Kaylyn Kyle to respond to Laura Harvey's comment about Cook having the tools to be world class as *dramatic*.
Very impress with Van der Jagt lately. She’s been consistent and holds down the middle so Lavelle can be free. Very cool seeing a player from UW get solid minutes in her rookie year
I heard some Cook slander tonight. I do not agree with those words. At all.
Wow. Lemme just say that live in the stands absolutely nobody said a damn thing except go go Alana. Any approximate time in the game where they were poo poo-Ing her?
Cook is honestly the one player I never worry about. When I see she’s got it covered, I relax.
That was just weird and unnecessary.
Completely agree with you. It was also just so unnecessary. Like even if someone doesn’t agree with the statement, Cook is an objectively solid player. Just let her have the compliment, WTF! Why feel the need to cut her down like that.
It was nonsense. No one else agrees with those words either. She's doing great. Just keep doing what you're doing Alana!
I love watching Alana play. Her awareness and vision of the play is so good. She is very technical and has a great presence in the air. She has also been the best CB for the national team with Becky and Tierna out with just a few caps. She is improving each game and I’m glad Laura Harvey is pushing her forward for set pieces. She is going to be world class and she is going to be great in the next World Cup.
Yes exactly. I’m not even a strong Cook fan but it’s hard to not see how good she is. Commentator needs new eyes like most of the refs 😩
The win is great but do we need to look into some kind of a cleansing ceremony for the finishing? Smudge their boots with sage? Do we need a limpia? A healer? A traiteur?
Even after the goal, they should have had 2-3 more! Credit to Franch on the saves but those should not have been savable. Did anyone see if Snape was muttering incantations somewhere in the stands???
Hopefully Balcer excised the demon tonight.
May not have been great but Reign managed to pull the W, well done.
See y’all this weekend
I’m looking forward to that one! Y’all are gonna give us a real run for the money I think.
In Balcer we trust. ✌🏻
Yessssss three points.
KC you are better than the table indicates! You will climb right behind us as the season continues!
Elyse Bennett for rookie of the year
Bennett is another new fave of mine so yes, I 100% agree!
KC was impressive considering their depleted roster.
A win and a Balcer goal makes a pretty good midweek match!
Fishlock just played two 90 minute games in 4 days, she's still a machine
I think the more minutes she plays in a week the more powerful she becomes
The commentator was saying Fishlock must have a great workout/off season routine but it's the Welsh blood! Make you strong! 💪💪💪
She is the tiny Welsh dragon after all
Gg both. Thanks OL for the goal!
Glad they pulled Fishlock, she's been great but she was looking tired.
lol, subbed in and subbed out, for any other soccer team (at least in Europe) this means you did a bad job. Not sure about Rapinoe here tho.
Nonsense, tell that to Pochettino next time he subs someone in for Messi and they go on to win 2-1., like in his debut game with PSG. Armchair coaches, pfft.
I think her calf injury isn't all the way healed but she had good minutes
Rapinoe in, Rapinoe out. You can't explain that
I predict she won't play more than 60min in a game this season.
Probably a good idea
Yeah it seems kind of weird to do it this way
Man, loving this team is... pain.
That’s sports in KC babyyyyyy
Could not have said it better myself
We need to hold on to these 3 points, another draw won't cut it with such a rough start to the season
just have to avoid another hand ball, I mean face ball, in the box against San Diego.
So many balls right at AD. :(
Franch is a god
My love for Franch grows by the minute
Ooof. That's going to live in Rose's head... 🥺
Just go get another and make it all better!
You will never hear the announcers say a disparaging word about Megan Rapinoe
That's because Aly Wagner works for Fox Sports.
Good because I don't want to hear any
Ok after a few misses I am ready to hear one (1) word
I really like rapinoe but those two misses were … not great. 😭
deprived of a Lavelle banger😩😩😩
Omg Lavelle so close
That was so beautiful! It started with that hustle from Fishlock, the beautiful ball control from Lavelle, and that hell of a ball on a rope from Huerta. Do that all the time people and you'll be crushing people 6-0.
How did Balcer make that header look so effortless????
the mega power headband
the goal coming for my team from someone on my fantasy team does not hurt my feelings
only from six yards or so, but long range for a header, and well aimed
Oof. That's a tough one to beat. Winebrenner got turned around.
I simply love Sofia Huerta
praise be! thank all the gods! the drought is OVER! BB8/BOATS /double headband/rainbow!
Looks like you're off the hook, u/trench0989!
I choose to believe they blessed us rather than cursed us
That is how the challenge cup went!
Beautiful ball in from Huerta and a GREAT header! Wow.
I thought this moment would never come!!!
BB8 LETS GOOOO
Omg it happened!! Wooooo
Hey that went in
Thank goodness for balcer!
Loving these shorts.
Sometimes I feel like Fishlock has more intensity than the rest of the team combined. The longer the game goes, the more hustle she has!
Stadium woes #2: I just had for the first time in my life a cheesesteak (sandwich?) and I mean? Is there a civilized way to eat this? I gave up halfway through and just used my fingers 🤷♀️
this just in: rose lavelle still good
It’s like she has the ball on a yo-yo string attached to her foot: “I’ll walk the dog with the ball! Ohp, now I’ll call it back!”
You can probably keep posting this comment for another 10 years haha
managed to tune back in shortly before 2nd half kickoff - sometimes I'm less precise in turning the game back on
Pinoe seems like a good halftime sub, as older players could get worn out playing a full 90 week in week out, and this is more meaningful than 84th minute or something
also, it's jarring at first to see teams attacking/defending opposite ends
the 1st half of the 2nd half has felt like the first 45 - no goals, but still lots of action, setpieces going nowhere on both sides.
All of our crosses are out of reach. So frustrating.
We up to 1000 fouls yet?
Attendance - 3,994
Rose leaving a streak of fire
She can really turn on the pace
I can’t belieeeeeeve both these teams are still going to have 0 wins between them at the end of this game (and yes I’m trying to jinx it. Commenter’s curse anyone???)
Okay but theoretically….*theoretically*…how cool would it be if Lucy Bronze actually came to KC. Imagine the carnage with Sam Mewis and Lynn Williams being healthy *with* Bronze.
Theoretically how cool would it be if Sam Mewis actually played this season…
Facts though, but I guess we will never know
But we have to make more of our passes
KC getting some good looks finally!
KC is vulnerable to direct runs, more so than passes
Loera with the nice corner kick.
She’s been a great get for KC, great service time after time. Dark horse for ROTY potentially? It’s a tight race this year
Could be. KC has a pretty good rookie class in addition to Loera - Elyse Bennett, Chardonnay Curran, Jenna Winebrenner, Izzy Rodriguez.
It really is a tight race, that’s what’s so good about it
The Reign are frustrating to watch rn
Like, the talent is all there. But where is the spark? And where’s the finishing??😩
I think maybe some of the finishing may have gone back to France 😅
McClernon living on the edge trying to slow down Bennett on that breakaway 😮
Pinoe corner 👀
Let’s go Rapinoe to Balcer
I feel for OL Reign, Kansas Current also disrupted our play every 5 seconds by drawing fouls left and right.
[even the cook won’t miss this the end of this game](https://i.imgur.com/WVPFLBt.jpg)
Darn it! Shoulda put that on frame!
Angelina was playing sloppy tonight. Hoping balcer can make something happen
Oh come on ball - go In the net
MY LORD KC
Balcer and Quinn! Let's get something from this match!
Bethany balcer goal pls
And there it is, Angelina yellow
Let's score a goal
Crack that seal and then more will come!
The way it's going I overdramaticly feel we may never score again
If there really are alternate dimensions there is a dimension where the Reign never do score again, maybe it’s this one…
Get out of here with your curses
I’m just saying it’s theoretically possible
Every game we go scoreless I'm holding you accountable!
So that would be no games then?
Balcer and Huerta saved you this time!
But theoretically that dimension somehow somewhere does exist and the Reign are in minute 4056 of not having scored a goal.
Lavelle just sits at midfield crying from whistle to whistle, Balcer just repeatedly bashes her head off the post for 90 minutes, Fish carries around a 2x4 with a nail in it on the pitch, and Huerta just kicks the ball at the head of the opposing teams coach whenever she touches it. It’s a crazy topsy turvy dimension and I would like to visit it.
I don't want it to be MY team, but I have to admit that I'm intrigued by the scenario. I also want to see it
KC just needs to run straight at Phoebe McClernon, hope that she fouls badly again
Crossing my fingers for an Ally Watt sub tonight
KC needs Kristen Edmonds. I’m not just saying that bc she’s my captain this week.
Edit: didn’t realize she subbed in at the half, I’m an idiot
Oh sheesh. Is King going to get fined for that?
Angelina pushed to the ground in the box and this ref does nothing.
even as a Reign fan, not sure how much contact there is though the fall looks bad, maybe another angle would show more
yup. tough call. this year none of those close ones have gone our way.
If you have to raise your hand to indicate that you're not committing a foul, you're committing a foul. 😅
EDIT: To be fair, the clip is cut so tight that it's not clear that there was a foul but still, if you're raising your hands, it's highly suspicious!
It’s been a while since our OL Reign has scored a goal. I miss goals.
VERY HAPPY NOW
Does anyone know the correct pronunciation of Lo'eau LaBonta's first name? Is it Lo like the French for water (l'eau) or like the nickname of my friend Lauren. Or is it lo-uh, kind of like Loera without the "r"?
I feel like I hear different things from the commentators.
She pronounces her name in [this](https://www.instagram.com/tv/CbGuibrjJLM/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=) video
I will definitely go with the Lomamma pronunciation!
Lol what was Rose even going for with that little jump
the holy (ten year) trinity is on the pitch!
Paramount+ just played two ads at once, side-by-side. What in the world...
Is it that annoying wingstop commercial? Cause I hate that one
Yeah! It was like a wingstop commercial inside of a P+ commercial or something.
Yeah I’ve seen that in almost every single game this season so far. It’s like…okay first you are advertising mens soccer which okay, not a lot of us are here for *mens* soccer, and second of all….Wingstop? I’ve only ever seen one Wingstop in my entire life
This is what Laura Harvey, a winning and well-respected coach says about Alana Cook…..
Kaylyn Kyle, a third rate broadcaster: No.
If you have to follow-up half your statements with "don't come after me on Twitter" maybe you should just stop talking
Oof. This game has been wacky so far. OL can’t finish, KC freaks out in the final third. Lol
This female announcer has equally insulted both teams/players by the 45 min. mark. At least she isn’t playing favorites.
That’s none other than Kaylyn Kyle. Never liked her as a player but oddly enough, on most occasions, I don’t mind her commentary. Tonight may not be one of those occasions but yeah.
I’m really bad at remembering commentators names. She’s done a lot of the games I watch and never really minded her either. Except for the fact she uses 99 words when 10 would do the job but other than that she’s been meh. She’s on another level tonight though, damn..
I find most of these commentators could do with a little training in ‘brevity’
I’m at the stadium, Lumen Field is so cool and the atmosphere is soo good, but I’ve just paid about 15$ for a can of beer, FML!
Go stand by the music people and flash that beer and a wave for us! 😁
sounds about right for a sporting event
I mean, I’m not sure what I’ve expected but it still hurt my wallet and my financial self-esteem.
fair, thats how they get you
Lol that and ticket fees and service charges and taxes too
I mean, Seattle’s 10.25% taxes are also always a bad surprise on top of all of it.
Yeah, when I lived somewhere else I forgot that the sales tax here was so expensive. It's a nasty shock how quickly things get more expensive than you thought they would be!
Why is this commentator slagging off Alana Cook so bad?
She tried to walk it back but still. It was odd.
Felt like a pretty quick half
Yeah the time flew!
Kaylyn Kyle talking some shit about Alana cook
>Kaylyn Kyle talking some shit about Alana cook
I thought you all might appreciate this... I'm just rewatching the beginning of the Reign-KC game and Kyle describes PTJ as making "world class saves" and says, "Yes, I'm not using that word lightly, she has made some absolutely outstanding saves this season and in the Challenge Cup..."
So apparently the rule is you can refer to an uncapped player as making world class saves based on club play but you can't refer to someone who has 9 international appearances at the senior level (including multiple starting lineup appearances) with the FIFA #1 ranked team as being world class because she hasn't played in a World Cup. Huh? 🤪
I am most definitely \*not\* putting PTJ down (she is awesome and I want to see her getting called into camps ASAP!) and I know that being a commentator is really hard (if I was doing it, you would hear some real nonsense) *but* if you're a commentator, you probably need to chose between between being persnickety and perfect OR opinionated and open to people not agreeing. Otherwise you will make yourself look real silly, real fast.
Oh thank you for this! I had not remembered that.
I don't think she was trying to really rag on her, just fumbled her point that she doesn't have the experience yet.
Immediately refuting the possibility that she could be world class is talking some shit.
Could be. It was just weird and kind of out of nowhere.
What's she saying? Here in the stadium, I feel like she's been pretty good tonight.
“yOu cAn’T bE wOrLD cLaSs wiThoUt pLaYiNg iN a WoRLd cUp” is basically what her argument boils down to. Which, ok, way to be obnoxiously pedantic.
I’m at the game so not listening to the commentary, what did she say about her?
Laura Harvey said Alana Cook had "all the tools to be world class" and Kyle went off for a long time how you couldn't possibly be world class without playing in multiple world cups or something dumb like that
She was dismissive about some praise given to Alana cook about being world class, saying she’s a good player but not world class.
Honey has some odd ways of stating her opinions
Yeah didn’t like that
Oh that backheel from Rose 🤌
where is rose’s pre wrap it’s throwing me off lol
Our chance conversion is so bad. Like every chance they have just goes straight to the goalkeeper
For real. There’s no reason why reign shouldn’t have a goal by now. Franch is amazing but given all the opportunities you’d think one would’ve snuck in!
All of their shots have been right at Franch. Yes, she's done a nice job of limiting the angles but it's like they have the y\*ps for shooting right at the keeper.
For sure. They need someone to break this streak.
Wow Huerta is so good
I’d like to see her with some pressure on her. She has all the time in the world to ping balls in.
Watching her be the creative engine from RB is so cool
King can’t buy a break today
Despite how much I rag on Angelina getting yellows, I want good things to happen for her
>Despite how much I rag on Angelina getting yellows, I want good things to happen for her
Oh. Is that what you were talking about? 🤣
I always want her to prove me wrong :(
Does she get a lot of yellows? That's hard to do as an attacker...
You can take the girl out of Brazil but not Brazil out of the girl
She's a lot better about it now I think, but last season she'd like sub in and have a yellow within 5 minutes a number of times.
Sometimes I think about how Lynn Williams and Sam Mewis are on this team
Have they played for KC yet? I was excited to have a chance to see them play in person but I feel like they've been on the injury report for a while. I'm behind on what players are out longterm right now
Lynn got a couple games before tearing her hamstring. From the bone. 🥺
It sounds like the surgery went well and rehab is going well but still out for the season.
Lynn Williams got a SEI in the challenge cup and Sam Mewis had a setback in recovery for her knee injury.
Season ending injuries are so brutal. I hate to hear that hopefully Lynn comes back strong I've always been a fan of hers.