During the broadcast of the Seattle Reign vs. Washington Spirit semifinal, the commentary team mentioned a hypothetical NWSL coach group text.
What follows is almost certainly a verbatim transcript of this chat, were it to exist in the first place.
Tom Durkin: guys I got fired
Aaran Lines: omg
Mark Parsons: u ok there tom
Randy Waldrum: I'm very sorry this is a difficult time for you Tom.
Tom Durkin: yeah they actually let me resign first
Paul Riley: BETTER THAN SOME PEOPLE GET
Paul Riley: COULD BE WORSE
Tom Durkin: ...
Rory Dames: hes got a point
Tom Durkin: well at least I'm staying as an academy coach
Paul Riley: SEE
Randy Waldrum: I'm sure you'll do very well in the academy.
The Harvster: congrats on the new academy job tommy
Tom Durkin: it's not actually a new job I got fired
The Harvster: my bad I'm knackered had to stay up for some phone calls in Europe
Mark Parsons: ...
Mark Parsons: what were u doing calling Europe
The Harvster: don't worry about it Marky Mark
Vlatko Andonovski: this chat is supposed to be for official use only
Paul Riley: YOU'RE FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Vlatko Andonovski: that doesn't make sense
Jim Gabarra: boston breakers tom durkin fired
Tom Durkin: what the hell
Mark Parsons: jim you're in chat again this isn't search
Jim Gabarra: oh sorry, sorry Tom
The Harvster: lolololololol
Tom Durkin: well I guess I'll see you guys around or something
The Harvster: new phone who dis
Tom Durkin: very funny Laura
Paul Riley: hey can you give me your GM's phone number