Thanks to all of you who read these player comics – it was such a dream to make them. It seems fitting to end this series with the woman who made me a fan of the National Women’s Soccer League in the first place.
Also, Rapinoe’s hometown of Redding, California was recently devastated by the Carr Fire. If you’re in a position to do so, please consider donating to her recovery fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1910197352373399/.
I can’t believe I forgot to post this comic! Loved, loved making this one. Also, the Reign are holding tight to that 2nd place spot in the standings. If this holds for the next two weeks, they’ll be heading to the playoffs for the first time in 2 years. Come out and support them! Next match is Tuesday, 8/21 at 7:30!
For those who’ve already heard this story, my apologies:
I played every sport as a kid but actually hated soccer. I finished college in Ghana (I’d been studying traditional Ghanaian music for years and was really lucky to spend the summer of 1998 in Accra). This was during the ’98 Men’s World Cup and gathering with my beloved host family each evening to watch games completely transformed my opinion of the sport. That summer, I became a lifelong soccer fan and an avid supporter of Ghana’s national teams. Fast forward twenty years, and I get to make this comic about @amapele10, captain of the Ghanaian women’s team and brilliant addition to my favorite club, Reign FC.
Now, if you’re in town, come out and support this team on Sunday!!
I’ve been cheering for this woman since 2015 and had so much fun making this comic about her. If you’re in Seattle, there’s a big game tonight – see you there!
It’s a busy week for this team! Check out our favorite Aussie goalkeeper (and her amazing response to “What would you do if you weren’t a pro athlete?”) below:
I neglected to post this prior to the game so I’ll let you know how it went…WE BEAT PORTLAND! It was glorious and Allie Long played no small part in making that happen.
Rumi Utsugi is hands-down one of my very favorite players on this team and it was so much fun talking to these three superfans about her awesomeness.