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Coffee & Valkyries: Say Hello to Tziarra King

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One of OL Reign’s new forwards chats with us on the season premiere of the podcast.

Portland Thorns FC v Utah Royals FC Photo by Bryan Byerly/ISI Photos/Getty Images

One of the new players OL Reign has acquired in this offseason is forward Tziarra King. As a rookie for Utah Royals (now relocated to NWSL Kansas City) last year, King made a dazzling debut in the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup, scoring the game-tying goal in the 89th minute against the Houston Dash. The goal won her Budweiser Woman of the Match honors and her creative, energetic play on the field was only matched by engaging personality, instantly becoming a fan favorite within NWSL circles.

As King and her new teammates begin their journey to the Pacific Northwest and report to training camp in the coming weeks, we had a chat with her about the trade, being a part of the club’s youth movement with the likes of Madison Hammond, while also playing alongside league veterans/Reign Originals in Lauren Barnes, Jess Fishlock, and Megan Rapinoe.

I think without a doubt, learning from the veteran players, I think that’s something that you know as a new player you’re always excited about. Playing with players that you know have experience under their belt and in my last environment, I was so thankful that those players were so welcoming and so open to share that knowledge with me. Hopefully going into this new environment, I get a similar experience.

And as part of the season premiere of “Coffee & Valkyries,” Rachael Kriger & Tim Foss make guest appearances to talk about the club’s roster moves to date, and to participate in a small Q&A.

Get to know Tziarra King by listening to the episode below (interview begins around the 22:10 mark).



HOSTS
Susie Rantz (@SusieRants)
Jacob Cristobal (@jacobcristobal)
Steve Voght (@voght)

GUEST APPEARANCES
Rachael Kriger (@RachaelKriger)
Tim Foss (@timostlundfoss)

CREDITS
Album artwork: Amy Camber
Intro music: “A Brave Badger” by Soft and Furious
Outro music: “Toxic Music” by Soft and Furious