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Seattle Reign Off Season Newsletter – 3.08

Reign in the News
[Preseason]
Single Game Tickets on Sale | ReignFC
Harvey talks first week of training camp (Video) | Reign FC
Follow ‘reignfc’ on Snapchat for daily updates | ReignFC
SRFC Open Pre-season Training Camp | GoalWA
Reign Preseason Begins: Week 1 | RotV
Reign coaches: Day 3 (photo)
Detailing Reign Trialists | RotV
Little & Rapinoe Arrive: Week 2 | RotV
Undrafted Free Agent Tracker | All White Kit

[Articles]
Kendall Fletcher Takes Your Questions | Instaviser
3 Small Businesses Killing it on Soc. Media | Guidant Financial
Brown: Little is Exceptional, Outstanding | Scottish FA
Scotland 3 – 1 Netherlands – Little, Corsie | Scotsman
Little Steals the Show | Scottish FA
Gay Athletes Call on Others to Come Out – Rapinoe | TWC News
NWSL Team Rankings | RoS
USWNT Flips the Script – Solo, Rapinoe, Leroux | SI
Big Star Inspires in Am. Samoa – Nogueria | OceaniaFB
Nogueira Wins Bucket List Initiative | PassionPassport
Mariah’s Trip Page (Video) | PassionPassport
Soccer & Books – Solo | Women’s Soccer United
Little, Fishlock Back Team GB | BBC
Fishlock Surprised by Wales Omission | BBC
Denmark WNT Plays On Despite Dispute – Veje | Politiken

[Media]
ESPN Soccer Today Talks with Leroux – 3/16 (Podcast)
Cheeky Backheel – Gen. Reign | (Podcast)
KEXP’s Fundraiser with Rapinoe (Photo)
Little Bags Hat-trick for Scotland (Video) | RotV
Solo PK Save in Win vs France (Video) | RotV
Corsie Named Aberdeen Games Ambassador (Photo)
Reign Algarve Reunion Take One, Take Two (Photo)

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2015 is here! Hold up, I need to pay my rent…

Lately I’ve found in me a new determination that I can reach my goals and more importantly change myself. I think it probably has come from being sick and having to do drastic life changes with my back up against the wall. Once you do what others can’t and find success strung together you start to see obstacles being overcome as just a matter of time. I know I can learn to do things differently because I have. Now I just have the pleasure of deciding what to do and seeing it done. That’s how I’m going to look at this year.

Lucy and Sophie

Christmas went well this year. I think my sister and I were determined to have a proper one and did all of the steps deliberately. Including going to A Christmas Carol: A Rockin’ New Musical live downtown. This was the first Christmas with two dogs in the family. Lucy is my sister’s dog and Sophie is of course my parents’. Lucy is the new one. The beagle. But she is older than Sophie. I got them both presents this year and they liked them in their doggie fashion. Eat, destroy, repeat. (insert “look at their widdle faces” comment here)

Animal minds are simple, and therefore sharp. Animals never spend time dividing experience into little bits and speculating about all the bits they’ve missed. The whole panoply of the universe has been neatly expressed to them as things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from, and (d) rocks. This frees the mind from unnecessary thoughts and gives it a cutting edge where it matters. Your normal animal, in fact, never tries to walk and chew gum at the same time. – Terry Pratchett

Austin Sign I spotted this new sign along the construction area near the trail by where I work. Nice bat sign. While on this walk I worked my way down Cesar Chavez and was walking about five paces behind a couple of middle aged hotel workers who were headed home. One guy looked back to see who was behind him and he saw my Seattle Seahawks shirt I wear every day after a win. We started to chat about football and the Seahawks. He was a 49ers fan, but in Austin we are all immigrants and used to fragmentation of the fandom. People get along about sports I find. It was one of my better conversations. We all talked for a good fifteen minutes until our paths separated again. Between work and my limited social life due to the inconveniences of how I’m sick I don’t actually get to talk to the Everyman in Austin much but every time I do it’s a lot of fun.
The Psychopath Test A slice of America (the world really) got addicted to the podcast Serial this Fall. I listen to podcasts every day at work be it sports, news, science, or fun stuff like How Things Work, This American Life, America’s Test Kitchen, and Things You Missed in History Class. So when This American Life ran the first episode of Serial of course I was hooked and subscribed to it as well. The format of This American Life spread between 12 parts was perfect. I don’t have a lot of thoughts on the case itself besides a general certainty that “Jay lies” and a hope that the Innocence Project and DNA testing sheds some light on it all. The issues surrounding an appeal needs a home run like that to even get off the ground so it is hard for me to consider the “he said she said” of circumstantial evidence too much as that has no effect on anything legally. So that is that. Science or bust. 2014 was the Year of The Trunk Pop. Hopefully 2015 brings indisputable evidence.

Because of Serial I read Jon Ronson’s The Psychopath Test.  It was a good, short read that introduced names and history that could lead off into other rabbit trails. It also introduced paranoia and armchair diagnosis, but that’s for another time. Anyway, that’s how learning works for me as an adult. Something entertaining brings me in. I look for a general book on the subject. Then use that to find more specific topics.

I just finished Netflix’s Marco Polo for example. It was much better than the critics said. Not perfect, but interesting. Beyond the story, it included a cast of terrific Asian actors that isn’t usually assembled for a Western tv series. Much like how the cast makeup of Orange is a New Black isn’t the norm for female actresses too. Netflix makes interesting choices. And now that I’m into the subject I’m going to track down a book on Marco Polo. Who knows where that will take me.

2015 Reign Poster

I have some new projects in the works this year. New infographics I’ve been thinking about. I started my 2015 Seattle Reign poster early. (see last year’s poster) There are no new kits released yet to illustrate, but I went ahead and knocked out Keelin Winters and Kim Little as well as updated the other three a bit into a new poster.  Hopefully the roster doesn’t take an unexpected turn. When the new kits come out I’ll update the rest, maybe revisit the background depending on the kits, and release the poster. Until then here they are cheezin.

Top 20 Women’s Soccer Players of 2014

A scientifically sound Top 20 Women’s Soccer Players List.  First of its kind! Ok, so science had nothing to do with it. I based it on this year’s performance, big stage opportunities, roles on their club/NT, personal achievements, and the eyeball test.

  1. Nadine Keßler [wiki / video]
    WCQ, Algarve Cup Winner, Bundesliga Champ, 2014 CL Winner, 2015 CL Quarter-finalists, UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe
  2. Nilla Fischer [wiki]
    WCQ, Bundesliga Champ, 2014 CL Winner, 2015 CL Quarter-finalists
  3. Kim Little [wiki / video]
    WCQ playoffs, NWSL Shield Winner, NWSL BEST XI, NWSL MVP, NWSL Golden Boot
  4. Vero Boquete [wiki / video]
    Spain’s first WCQ, 2014 CL Runner Up, 2015 CL Quarter-finalists, NWSL Best XI
  5. Aya Miyama [wiki / video]
    WCQ, Algarve Cup Runner Up, Asia Cup Winner,  Asia Cup Player of the Tournament, Asian Games Runner Up, Nadeshiko Regular Season Winner, Nadeshiko Best XI
  6. Louisa Nécib [wiki / video]
    WCQ, Cyprus Cup Winner, D1 Feminine Champ, Coupe de France Winner, D1 Feminine Assist Leader
  7. Nahomi Kawasumi [wiki / video]
    WCQ, Algarve Cup Runner Up, Asia Cup Winner, Asian Games Runner Up, NWSL Shield Winner, NWSL Best XI
  8. Celia Sasic [wiki / video]
    WCQ, Algarve Cup Winner, Bundesliga Runner Up, Bundesliga Golden Boot, DFB-Pokal Winner, 2015 CL Quarter-finalists
  9. Lauren Holiday [wiki / video]
    WCQ, NWSL Champ, NWSL Best XI, U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year
  10. Marta [wiki / video]
    WCQ, Tournament of Brasilia Winner, 2014 CL Runner Up, 2015 CL Quarter-finalists, Damallsvenskan Champ
  11. Anja Mittag [wiki / video]
    WCQ, Algarve Cup Winner, Damallsvenskan champ, Damallsvenskan Assist Leader, 2015 CL Quarter-finalists
  12. Wendie Renard [wiki]
    WCQ, Cyprus Cup Winner, D1 Feminine Champ, Coupe de France Winner
  13. Becky Sauerbrunn [wiki]
    WCQ, NWSL Champ, NWSL Best XI, NWSL Defender of the Year
  14. Caroline Seger [wiki]
    WCQ, 2014 CL Runner Up, 2015 CL Quarter-finalists
  15. Lara Dickenmann [wiki]
    Switzerland’s first WCQ, D1 Feminine Champ, Coupe de France Winner, Swiss Player of the Year
  16. Ramona Bachmann [wiki / video]
    Switzerland’s first WCQ, Damallsvenskan Champ, 2015 CL Quarter-finalists
  17. Lotta Schelin [wiki / twitter]
    WCQ, D1 Feminine Champ, Coupe de France Winner, Top Scorer for Sweden, Daimantbollen Winner, Sweden Forward of the Year
  18. Jessica Fishlock [wiki / video]
    Wales highest FIFA ranking, 2015 CL Quarter-finalists, 2013-14 W-League Champ, W-League Grand Final Player of the Match, NWSL Shield winner, NWSL Best XI, NWSL Assist Leader
  19. Carli Lloyd [wiki / video]
    WCQ, NWSL Second XI, 7th in All Time USWNT Scorers
  20. Ali Riley [wiki]
    WCQ, OFC Nations Cup Champ, Damallsvenskan Champ, 2015 CL Quarter-finalists