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NWSL week 7 fan award voting

Estimated by counting tweets that use the official hashtags and produce Twitter’s voting widget. Some repeat votes might be counted in this estimate, while some votes might be omitted if Twitter fails to publicly list them.

Week 7 Save of the Week (as of end of voting on May 30)

Colaprico: 720 (42.58%)
Sheridan: 529 (31.28%)
Kopmeyer: 273 (16.14%)
Labbe: 169 (9.99%)

Total votes: 1,691

  • SotW turnout is considerably higher not only than Week 6′s (1,201) but any week’s (1,397 on week 2, also the last time a non-GK won the award).
  • Sheridan gained some ground overnight, but not much. Colaprico becomes the 2nd Chicago SotW winner in 3 weeks (Naeher, 2017 week 5) and their 3rd overall.
  • Colaprico ends polling with more votes than any 2017 Save of the Week nominee (was 696, week 4, for Ashlyn Harris).
  • Sheridan’s 529 votes would have been enough to win in weeks 2, 3, 5, or 6–in other words, any week Harris wasn’t nominated.
  • None of the nominated players had won Save of the Week before.
  • No player for Sky Blue FC (18 nominations) or the Washington Spirit (15 nominations) has ever won Save of the Week.
  • This is Kopmeyer’s 10th nomination without a win, the most in the league, and Labbe’s 8th without a win. While it’s early to call a winner, I’m confident neither Kop nor Labbe will overcome their 330+ vote deficits.
  • A Chicago player has been nominated for Save of the Week a league-leading 22 times.
  • The Reign pass FCKC and Boston with their 17th Save of the Week nomination, placing them 4th overall behind Sky Blue and Portland (18) and Chicago.
  • Sheridan’s nomination is her first, and the first of the year for Sky Blue FC, ending the longest SotW nomination drought in league history (6).
  • Colaprico’s nomination is the 8th for a midfielder, and her 2nd (2016 week 4). She joins teammate Vanessa DiBernardo as the only non-GKs to be nominated multiple times, something no defender has accomplished.
  • To put that last point another way: Becky Sauerbrunn, a defender, has won Goal of the Week twice (counting this week) but has never been nominated for Save of the Week. DiBernardo and Colaprico, both midfielders, each scored goals in the Red Stars’s week 7 match, and each of them have been nominated for Save of the Week twice, more times than any individual defender in the league.
  • Labbe marks the latest instance of a player on a team that started or finished the week in last-place getting nominated for a weekly award. The rest have been Orlando Pride players.

Week 7 Goal of the Week (as of end of voting on May 30)

Sauerbrunn: 1,578 (60.83%)
Debinha: 368 (14.19%)
Johnson: 360 (13.88%)
DiBernardo: 288 (11.10%)

Total votes: 2,594

  • GotW turnout easily beat last week’s (1,776). Sauerbrunn’s votes have passed Rachel Daly’s week 1 golazo, and her votes alone are likely to overtake all weeks’ total Goal of the Week turnout except weeks 1 and 6.
  • Easily called for Sauerbrunn. With about 6 hours of ballots in the box, Sauerbrunn led by 810 votes and with nearly 2/3 of the total vote. While that lead shrank overnight, most of the gains were by third-place Debinha; Sauerbrunn’s percentage dropped, but her vote lead increased to 1,168 and ended at 1,210. This is Sauerbrunn’s 2nd Goal of the Week award (2016 week 9).
  • Sauerbrunn is the only player to be nominated for Goal of the Week multiple times and win each nomination.
  • Sauerbrunn is the 4th player to win Goal of the Week multiple times, joining Alex Morgan (2), Rachel Daly (3), and Christen Press (5). I bolded this because it blows my little pea-brain mind.
  • Defenders have won Goal of the Week 5 times (19.23%). Sauerbrunn accounts for 2 of those; the others are Camila (2017 week 3), Ali Krieger (2016 week 2), and Steph Catley (2016 week 1).
  • These are the first nominations for Katie Johnson and Vanessa DiBernardo, and the second nominations for Sauerbrunn and Debinha.
  • Katie Johnson is the third rookie nominated this season, after Danica Evans (2017 week 2) and Rose Lavelle (2017 weeks 3 and 5). Evans is the only rookie to win this season, and was the first and only rookie to win Goal of the Week.
  • Johnson is the second player with a Mexico WNT cap to be nominated in a row for Goal of the Week, after Sofia Huerta’s nomination (and win) last week.
  • This is the 2nd time a FC Kansas City player has won Goal of the Week in 13 nominations (2nd-fewest nominations overall). Both wins were Sauerbrunn’s.
  • A Flash/Courage player has been nominated for Goal of the Week 20 times overall and 5 times this season, both more than any other team. No Flash/Courage player has ever won Goal of the Week.
  • Only 1 Reign FC player has won Goal of the Week (Jess Fishlock, 2017 week 4) in 17 nominations (5.88% win rate, worse than any team but Sky Blue FC’s 5.56%, and the Flash/Courage’s and Boston’s 0%).
  • Reign FC and Chicago (17) are now tied for 4th-most nominations, passing the Pride and Thorns FC (16).

Drawing challenge day 15: draw them 10 years younger!

They’d be 13, and I didn’t imagine good things..  I thought Aoba would be facing a depression, as Desire said, since his parents were gone, Koujaku too, Tae was busy working and he probably didn’t have any friends. Maybe he started self-harming by cutting his hair ;/ About Sei there’s no clue, but he definitively weren’t doing great. Maybe by then, he was fighting to give up his emotions and finally get into a “i don’t care about anything anymore” state…  this is way too sad ಥ___ಥ