Portland Timbers Podcast Network

With the tournament in full swing, ThornsFC's World Cup podcast wanted to get a taste of life on the ground, not only in terms of the results we're seeing from France but how the country is embracing the tournament.

On this edition of the show, FOX Sports' Aaron West joins us from Paris, where he is recording a night wrap-up show for FOX with former Thorn Karina LeBlanc. In the wake of the U.S. women's national team's history Tuesday win, West talks blowout protocol, how to manage your FIFA losses, what we'e see from the Australians, and the life of a new broadcaster being throw into his first major tournament.

Direct download: 20190606_wcp_003.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:29am PDT

They first played together in 2011, in the last season of Women's Professional Soccer. Since then, Thorns FC players Katherine Reynolds and Angela Salem have been teammates four more times, with their travels together taking them to Atlanta, Western New York, Newcastle (Australia) and Portland. From sharing a house with four teammates while playing the Beat, Reynolds and Salem have kept finding each other over a decade in soccer, with Salem taking part in Reynolds' wedding last fall.

On this edition of Breaking Lines, we talk to the two Thorns about their time in the game, women's soccer progress over the last decade, the importance of players like them in stabilizing our domestic league, and what each friend things the world should remember about the other.

Direct download: 20190525_bl_004_kathang.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 1:35pm PDT

Part two of the Thorns FC coaches' round table arrives on the same day as the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. In this half of the discussion, ThornsFC.com's Richard Farley talks to Mark Parsons, Nadine Angerer, Sophie Clough and Rich Gunney about the U.S.' chances to defend their ground, who is most likely to dethrone the champs, and what to expect from Thorns FC's stars over the next month in France.

Direct download: 20190606_wcp_002b.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 8:53am PDT

Throughout the 2019 Women's World Cup, ThornsFC.com will be bringing you a special podcast, one that hoped to keep you up-to-date on the thoughts, reactions, analysis and prediction from those in and around Portland's NWSL club. On this first edition, ThornsFC.com writer Richard Farley talked to the Thorns' coaching staff – Mark Parsons, Nadine Angerer, Sophie Clough and Rich Gunney – about the women's soccer landscape, the field of contenders, potential surprises, and, of course, the Thorns at this summer's tournament

Direct download: 20190606_wcp_001.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 1:16pm PDT

Talk Timbers hosts Tom Kolker, Ross Smith and Richard Farley talk with Timbers defender Jorge Villafaña and video/data analyst Shannon Murray about the Providence Park re-opening and the path forward for 2019.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_6-5-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 11:31am PDT

The number of boxes Michelle French checks as a guest of Breaking Lines sets a record that may never be broken.

A playing legend on The Bluff, French returned to her alma mater last year to right the women’s soccer team’s course. Leveraging the experience she accrued while on staff with the U.S. women’s national team, French helped the Pilots double their previous year’s win total, starting a tenure that will add to the three College Cups and All-American status she collected under Clive Charles, as well as her three years as a player in the Women’s United Soccer Association and 14 senior caps for the United States.

So … yeah. I guess you could say there’s a lot to talk about.

On this episode, we discuss her transition back to Portland, the legacies she’s inheriting at UP, her time on the field, her years coaching under Jill Ellis as well the chances for her former team, the United States, retain their title at the coming Women’s World Cup.

Direct download: 20190525_bl_003_french.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:13am PDT

Hosts Ross Smith, Tom Kolker and Richard Farley break down the Timbers' big win over the Philadelphia Union and how the team is gearing up for the Western Conference-leading Los Angeles FC in the team's 2019 home opener at the newly remodeled Providence Park. Guests include Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese and midfielder Diego Chara as well as Kevin Baxter of the LA Times.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_5-29-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:02pm PDT

A new age of Providence Park opens in the coming days, and with an $85-million price tag on the stadium's new look, there's one point of view on the project that matters most.

On this episode of Breaking Lines, Merritt Paulson, owner of the Portland Timbers and Thorns FC, talks about his stadium's new look, the goals in investing into the venue as well as the teams' Beaverton Training Center, the NWSL's future, the path forward for the Timbers' Academy, and whether he misses the profile he had on social media.

Direct download: 20190525_bl_002b_paulson.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 11:48am PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker, Ross Smith and Richard Farley talk with Timbers assistant coach Miles Joseph and midfielder Diego Valeri ahead of the team's trip east to face the Philadelphia Union.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_5-22-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 11:21am PDT

In the inaugural episode of the new Breaking Lines podcast -- a soccer podcast that tries to get beyond the field -- host Richard Farley chats with Portland Timbers captain Diego Valeri about growing up in Argentina, the world between his and his wife's families in Lanus, becoming a father and the significance a new Providence Park will have in his new, adopted home.

Direct download: 20190520_bl_001_valeri.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:42am PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg discuss the Timbers' 1-0 loss to Vancouver Whitecaps FC, welcome guest Caitlin Murray to preview the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, talk about when new Timbers DP forward Brian Fernandez could make his debut and evaluate Thorns FC's 3-1 win over the Orlando Pride.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:57pm PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker, Ross Smith and Timbers.com's Richard Farley talk with Timbers midfielder Andrés Flores and assistant coach Carlos Llamosa about the team's run of victories and how they're preparing for Friday's Cascadia rivalry match against Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_5-8-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:00am PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg discuss the Timbers' 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake, talk about Portland's three-game winning streak on the road, evaluate the Timbers' new designated player signing Brian Fernandez, preview the Timbers' upcoming game against Vancouver Whitecaps FC and look ahead to the Thorns' upcoming match against the Orlando Pride.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:13am PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and soccer analyst Ross Smith sit down for an "emergency" podcast to discuss the importance of the team's Designated Player signing of forward Brian Fernandez, how he'll fit into the squad and how the team now compares with the Western Conference.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:56am PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker, Ross Smith and Richard Farley talk with Timbers striker Jeremy Ebobisse and goalkeeping coach Memo Valencia about the team's two-game winning streak and getting ready to face RSL. We also hear from soccer analyst Brian Dunseth on where RSL are at in the season.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_5-1-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 11:19am PDT

Talk Timbers welcomes Timbers defender Larrys Mabiala and video analyst Shannon Murray on the phone from Ohio as they talk with hosts Tom Kolker, Ross Smith and Richard Farley about the team's first win and getting ready for Toronto FC.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_4-24-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:21pm PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg discuss the Timbers' big 3-1 win over Columbus Crew SC, talk about whether the Timbers have turned a corner, look ahead to Saturday's game against Toronto FC, evaluate the Thorns' 4-4 draw with the Chicago Red Stars and preview the Thorns' upcoming match against Sky Blue FC.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:54am PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker, Ross Smith and Richard Farley talk to Timbers attacker Sebastián Blanco and assistant coach Carlos Llamosa ahead of the team's trip to Ohio to face Columbus Crew SC.

Direct download: TALK_TIMBERS_4-17-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:35pm PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg talk about the Timbers' controversial 2-1 loss to FC Dallas, discuss transfer rumors, look ahead to Saturday's game against Caleb Porter's Columbus Crew SC, evaluate the Thorns' 2-0 win over the Orlando Pride and preview the Thorns' upcoming match against the Chicago Red Stars.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:21am PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk to Timbers forward Foster Langsdorf about his MLS debut and hear from assistant coach Miles Joseph.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_4-10-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 1:40pm PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg talk about the Timbers' 3-0 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes, discuss Portland's abysmal start to the 2019 season, evaluate the Timbers' roster, preview Saturday's game between the Timbers and FC Dallas and look ahead to Thorns FC's season opener against the Orlando Pride Sunday.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:09am PDT

Tom Kolker, Ross Smith and Richard Farley host the latest Talk Timbers show where they talk with Portland midfielder Diego Chara an head coach Giovanni Savarese. They also get a look ahead at the San Jose Earthquakes from broadcaster Chris Dangerfield.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_4-3-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:29am PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg talk about the Timbers' 2-1 loss to the LA Galaxy, discuss Portland's improved defensive performance in the game, look ahead to Saturday's match against the San Jose Earthquakes, evaluate the club's roster and talk about takeaways from the Thorns FC's preseason tournament.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:31am PDT

Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk to Timbers midfielder/defender Bill Tuiloma and team goalkeeper coach Guillermo "Memo" Valencia and getting insight on the LA Galaxy from the LA Times' Kevin Baxter.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_3-27-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:59am PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg talk with Portland Thorns FC head coach Mark Parsons about his growth as a manager, what he has learned during his time in the NWSL and the upcoming NWSL season. Richard and Jamie also preview the Timbers' upcoming game against the LA Galaxy, evaluate potential formation and lineup options for the match and talk about Dairon Asprilla's performance with T2.

Direct download: smip_19_09.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:02am PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley sits down with Portland's eMLS competitor Edgar "RCTID_Thiago" Guerrero about the upcoming 2019 eMLS Cup tournament at PAX East in Boston, how he's feeling coming into the tournament and how much has changed in his FIFA career.

Direct download: guerrero.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:13pm PDT

Tom Kolker and Richard Farley welcome back Ross Smith to the show as they talk with Timbers defender Jorge Villafaña and Timbers video/data analyst Shannon Murray about the team's start to the season and how they aim to turn it around.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_3-20-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:14am PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg talk about the Timbers' difficult start to the 2019 MLS season, discuss the issues that have led to the club conceding 10 goals in three games, evaluate Portland's roster, take a look at what the Timbers have to do to turn things around and preview Portland Thorns FC's upcoming Spring Invitational presented by Tillamook.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 8:27am PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Richard Farley talk with Timbers defender Larrys Mabiala and assistant coach Miles Joseph about the team's loss against LAFC and getting set to face FC Cincinnati in that club's first-ever MLS home opener.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_3-13-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 12:10pm PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg talk about the Timbers' 4-1 loss to LAFC, discuss Portland's defensive struggles, evaluate Jeremy Ebobisse's performance at forward, consider potential lineup changes, look ahead to Sunday's game against FC Cincinnati and discuss takeaways from Portland Thorns FC's preseason training camp.

Direct download: smip_19_07.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:17am PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Richard Farley talk with Timbers defender Zarek Valentin and assistant coach Carlos Llamosa about the coldest game in MLS history with the Timbers 3-3 draw against the Colorado Rapids as look ahead to their next opponent: Los Angeles FC.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_3-6-19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:04am PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg talk about the Timbers' 3-3 draw with the Colorado Rapids, discuss how the weather influenced the game, evaluate Portland's attacking and defensive performance in the match and look ahead to Sunday's game at LAFC. Jamie and Richard also discuss the start of Portland Thorns FC's preseason training camp.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:11am PDT

Talk Timbers hosts Tom Kolker and Richard Farley chat with Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese and midfielder Diego Chara about the 2019 MLS season and Saturday's opening game in Colorado.

Direct download: Talk_Timbers_-_02-27-19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm PDT

La última entrega de nuestro Media Day Chronicles es la primera en su tipo: el primer podcast en español de Timbers.com.

Aquí, en la edición final de Tucson, Richard Farley aprende por qué David Guzmán admira a The Rock, si a Darion Asprilla le gusta la piña en su pizza, las tres películas favoritas en una isla desierta de Marvin Loría, la ciudad en Estados Unidos en la que Lucas Melano más quiere comer cuando está afuera de Portland, la historia detrás del apodo "Ruso" con Andrés Flores y "El Pájaro Loco" con Renzo Zambrano, ademas de qué piensan Tomás Conechny y Cristhian Paredes sobre los patos.

Direct download: md_12_espanol.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:17pm PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg discuss the Timbers' just-completed preseason, look forward to Game 1 of the 2019 MLS season in Colorado, and talk Thorns ahead of the team's impending preseason, which opens next week in Beaverton.

Direct download: smip_19_05.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:50am PDT

In an expanded format, Timbers Eryk Williamson, Jeremy Ebobisse and Modou Jadama (who returns) go in-depth with key strategies of the Settlers of Catan game, the best athlete of all time, roommates and much, much more in what evolved into the longest podcast of the day.

Timbers.com's Richard Farley sat down with players throughout the team's media day in Tucson, Ariz., to get to know the players in a little more relaxed atmosphere and give some behind-the-scenes feel into what happens during the internal media day.

Direct download: md_11_ebobisse_williamson_jadama.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:02pm PDT

Academy product defender Marco Farfan, defender Modou Jadama and Roy Miller join the Media Day Chronicles as the podcast gets more freeform. Miller talks about how he's helped fellow defenders Farfan and Jadama plus the group breaks down best actor ever, which animal Foster Langsdorf should fight, what country they most want to visit and more.

Timbers.com's Richard Farley sat down with players throughout the team's media day in Tucson, Ariz., to get to know the players in a little more relaxed atmosphere and give some behind-the-scenes feel into what happens during the internal media day.

Direct download: md_10_farfan_jadama_miller.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:52pm PDT

As the day progresses, the interviews get a little bit longer. In this one, forward Foster Langsdorf talks about fighting a bear and his five favorite foods. Defender Bill Tuiloma touches on which teammate has the best hair on the team and who was the one person who helped him get to where he is today. Goalkeeper Kendall McIntosh answers the same question, the balances of being an athlete and favorite all time book.

Timbers.com's Richard Farley sat down with players throughout the team's media day in Tucson, Ariz., to get to know the players in a little more relaxed atmosphere and give some behind-the-scenes feel into what happens during the internal media day.

Direct download: md_09_langsdorf_tuiloma_mcintosh.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:43pm PDT

Goalkeeper Jeff Attinella is in the Media Day podcast seat about the best album of all time, his own new podcast "From J to Z" with Zarek Valentin and is joined with cameos from soccer analyst Ross Smith, Timbers social media savant Kayla Knapp and, eventually and not surprisingly, roommate Zarek Valentin.

Timbers.com's Richard Farley sat down with players throughout the team's media day in Tucson, Ariz., to get to know the players in a little more relaxed atmosphere and give some behind-the-scenes feel into what happens during the internal media day.

Direct download: md_08_attinella_valentin.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:32pm PDT

Timbers defender Julio Cascante on how he picked up English so quickly, why he loves the Portland weather, fighting for a starting position, how his uncle is an inspiration and more.

Timbers.com's Richard Farley sat down with players throughout the team's media day in Tucson, Ariz., to get to know the players in a little more relaxed atmosphere and give some behind-the-scenes feel into what happens during the internal media day.

Direct download: md_07_cascante.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:23pm PDT

Timbers goalkeeper Steve Clark starts out with the classic question of whether he'd prefer facing a Gio-sized duck or 10 duck sized Gio's before getting into a deeper around Clark's love of soccer tactical analysis.

Timbers.com's Richard Farley sat down with players throughout the team's media day in Tucson, Ariz., to get to know the players in a little more relaxed atmosphere and give some behind-the-scenes feel into what happens during the internal media day.

Direct download: md_06_clark.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:13pm PDT

Defender Zarek Valentin talks about his own new podcast with Jeff Attinella, his wish of being able to play piano and how luck plays a part into becoming a professional athlete.

Timbers.com's Richard Farley sat down with players throughout the team's media day in Tucson, Ariz., often with Portland soccer play-by-play man Jake Zivin assisting, to get to know the players in a little more relaxed atmosphere and give some behind-the-scenes feel into what happens during the internal media day.

Direct download: md_05_valentin.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:06pm PDT

Timbers defender Claude Dielna joins fellow defender Larrys Mabiala – to talk about their long friendship and we learn about the pair of centerbacks, their love of music, memories in France and more. We begin with a Diego Valeri cameo to discuss McCartney vs. Lennon and Timbers play-by-play man Jake Zivin gives an assist in interviewing.

Timbers.com's Richard Farley sat down with players throughout the team's media day in Tucson, Ariz. to get to know the players in a little more relaxed atmosphere and give some behind-the-scenes feel into what happens during the internal media day.

Direct download: md_04_dielna_mabiala.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 2:59pm PDT

Midfielder Diego Valeri is the next guest in the Media Day Chronicles discusses his favorite super power (flight) and then he flips the script and ends up interviewing host Richard Farley. The two also discuss preseason in Costa Rica and in Tucson.

Timbers.com's Richard Farley sat down with players throughout the team's media day in Tucson, Ariz., often with Portland soccer play-by-play man Jake Zivin assisting, to get to know the players in a little more relaxed atmosphere and give some behind-the-scenes feel into what happens during the internal media day.

Direct download: md_03_valeri.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 2:49pm PDT

Defender Jorge Villafaña talks music and midfielder Sebastián Blanco comes by to talk about how the team chooses music that plays in the locker room and what the "rules" may be.

Timbers.com's Richard Farley sat down with players throughout the team's media day in Tucson, Ariz., often with Portland soccer play-by-play man Jake Zivin assisting, to get to know the players in a little more relaxed atmosphere and give some behind-the-scenes feel into what happens during the internal media day.

Direct download: md_02_villafana_blanco.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 2:40pm PDT

First up, midfielder Diego Chara talks worst travel experience, his kids and favorite coach.

Timbers.com's Richard Farley sat down with players throughout the team's media day in Tucson, Ariz. to get to know the players in a little more relaxed atmosphere and give some behind-the-scenes feel into what happens during the internal media day.

Direct download: md_01_chara.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 2:39pm PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg discuss takeaways from Timbers preseason training camp, talk about the club's continued pursuit of a right back and designated player, explain why new goalkeeper Aljaž Ivačič has yet to join preseason camp and talk about whether Portland Thorns FC have done enough in the offseason to compete for a title in 2019.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:31am PDT

Talk Timbers hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith chat with Timbers and Thorns FC president of business Mike Golub about the exciting new expansion and rebirth of Providence Park plus also take a look at the Timbers preseason training in Costa Rica.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 11:35am PDT

Timbers soccer analyst Ross Smith joins Timbers.com's Richard Farley in the studio as they interview Portland defender Zarek Valentin about his re-signing with the club, getting married in the offseason the preseason and how the team is preparing for 2019.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:11am PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg discuss the Timbers' first week of preseason training, talk about Jeremy Ebobisse's first start for the U.S. Men's National Team, evaluate the Timbers' new kit and discuss the ongoing issues at NWSL club Sky Blue FC.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:01am PDT

Hosts Tom Kolker and Ross Smith talk with Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese about the start of preseason and the upcoming 2019 campaign.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 2:07pm PDT

Timbers.com and ThornsFC.com's Richard Farley is joined by The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg to discuss the Timbers' first day of preseason training, the club's pursuit of a right back and Designated Player in the attack, evaluate the Timbers' roster and discuss Hayley Raso's return to the field after a long recovery from a broken back.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am PDT

Ross Smith returns and along with Tom Kolker and Richard Farley, the trio talk about the Timbers offseason. We also hear from Portland's technical director Ned Grabavoy on the team's preparation for 2019.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:33am PDT

Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri is the guest on the first Talk Timbers of 2019.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 1:22pm PDT

Timbers.com's Richard Farley and The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg discuss the offseason moves from the Portland Timbers and Thorns FC and talk about what positional needs both clubs still have to address. Jamie and Richard also discuss rumored signings, evaluate the Timbers' 2019 MLS schedule, talk about the start of preseason and examine the changes to the NWSL roster rules.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

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