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OPINION: Megan Rapinoe, the Cascadia Rivalry, and Letting Women Athletes Talk Trash

by Maggie Mertens, contributing columnist


Last Sunday’s OL Reign game ended in a 2-1 win against rivals the Portland Thorns. The match was significant for a few reasons. It was the first match the Reign had won against the Thorns in four meetings. It also ended an 11-game win streak for Portland, handed them their first loss at Providence Park in 602 days, and marked the first OL Reign win of the 2021 regular season. 

But perhaps most importantly, it featured something we don’t see nearly enough of in women’s sports: epic trash talk.

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