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Red Smoke Radio

A Portland Thorns and NWSL podcast by Stumptown Footy.Music: "Zigurat" by Bflecha, courtesy of Arkestra Records

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29: The best Thorns performance ever?? 5-0.

Katelyn and Tyler talk some kind of high water mark for the Thorns, what it means for the team going forward, and the fact that USWNT players are leaving us again next week (albeit briefly). 

55mins

27 Jul 2019

Rank #1

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Red Smoke Radio Episode 22

Katelyn and Tyler talk the Thorns crushing Orlando in a messy and physical game and celebrate Thorns players getting on the same page. They debate whether Andressinha's goal is better than Tobin Heath's efforts and the relative merits of the Trailblazers and Detective Pikachu.

54mins

16 May 2019

Rank #2

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32: Scorpio Days

Katelyn and Tyler are joined by Leo Baudhuin to talk the Thorns recent form, the coming semifinal matchup with the Red Stars and what the stars tell us about various players in the NWSL.

47mins

17 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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Red Smoke Radio Episode 16: How about them Onions

Katelyn and Tyler review the upcoming W-League season, what the Thorns expect to get out of it and slowly descend into Australian stereotypes.

1hr 1min

25 Oct 2018

Rank #4

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Red Smoke Radio: Episode 13, 2018

Katelyn and Tyler review the Thorns' 3-1 demolition of Seattle at home and fret a little that Seattle might be holding more in the tank only to come down on the side of the Thorns being a good enough team to handle it. More inevitable Rapinoe questions, and also the question of just how good this Thorns team is compared with previous ones.

52mins

13 Sep 2018

Rank #5

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Red Smoke Radio: Episode 5, 2018

Katelyn and Tyler review the Thorn's wins against Houston and Sky Blue, discuss whether Tobin Heath is actually any good, and float the theory that US Soccer is afraid of Portland.

55mins

26 Jul 2018

Rank #6

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Red Smoke Radio at NWSL Championship Media Day!

Katelyn and Tyler head to the NWSL Championship media day where the Thorns had both a media appearance and an impromptu game of basketball. We chat with Thorns about some soccer but mostly about their social media presence. (Sorry for the poor initial quality! Should be better now.)

34mins

21 Sep 2018

Rank #7

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30: 1-1-1: a week without goals

Katelyn and Tyler recap a pretty odd week of Thorns soccer where the team scored no goals in open play and still got a win and a draw out of it. They debate the lineup choices, the state of refereeing and examine NWSL expansion options.

50mins

16 Aug 2019

Rank #8

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Red Smoke Radio: Episode 12, 2018

Katelyn and Tyler preview the playoff-spot deciding game against the Seattle Reign on Friday, discuss their nominations for regular season (made up) player awards and answer a lot of questions about Megan Rapinoe, a player who Portland fans are apparently obsessed with.

1hr

6 Sep 2018

Rank #9

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Red Smoke Radio: Episode 10, 2018

Katelyn and Tyler review the 2-1 midweek win against Sky Blue FC and feel good about locking the playoff spot up. They look at all the different penalty shouts the Thorns had during that game, and look ahead to the Spirit game at the weekend.

32mins

24 Aug 2018

Rank #10

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Red Smoke Radio: Episode 11, 2018

Katelyn and Tyler review the 1-0 win against the Spirit and decide that it isn't much to write home about. The perpetual question of how to officiate goalkeepers is discussed, and Tyler asks for better end of season awards.

41mins

30 Aug 2018

Rank #11

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Red Smoke Radio: Episode 9, 2018

Katelyn and Tyler review the very exciting 2-2 draw with the Chicago Red Stars that everyone hated, review some of the Thorns positional battles and look ahead to their game against Sky Blue FC.

50mins

22 Aug 2018

Rank #12

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Red Smoke Radio: Episode 4, 2018

Katelyn and Tyler review the Thorns' destruction of Utah's best defensive record in the NWSL, ask whether the NWSL is interested in trying to get bad tackles out of the game, debate Crnogorcevic's contributions to the team and look forward to facing Houston on Sunday.

32mins

12 Jul 2018

Rank #13

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28: A memorable afternoon win in Portland, what's up in Orlando and Houston

Katelyn and Tyler talk about a weird weekend in the NWSL, featuring Marta on her revenge tour, ramshackle defending and a confused looking AD Franch in the stands handling some baby food.

53mins

18 Jul 2019

Rank #14

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Red Smoke Radio: Episode 8, 2018

Katelyn and Tyler are joined by Sandra Herrera (@SandHerrera_) to discuss how the Chicago Red Stars season has gone so far and how they'll match up against the Thorns on Saturday. They also review the Thorns win against the Pride and Becca Moros' yellow card, possibly the best ever received in the history of the sport.

57mins

17 Aug 2018

Rank #15