Ha: I just watched the highlights of Angel City vs. Racing Louisville. Two minutes into the game, an Angel City player scythes down
a RL player in the box--penalty kick. The camera zooms in on the Angel City offender, getting up off the ground after committing the foul...
and it was Vignola. I couldn't believe it. Not the way you want your first start to start. And I think she and the AC back four struggled in the first
half, as RL scored a second goal--though the AC midfield probably was part of the problem as well.
RL dominated the first half, 2-0, but AC dominated the second and scored twice late to grab the tie. Vignola, earlyish in the 2nd half, had a goal scoring
opportunity when a cross into the box came to her, she headed it down decently but too much straight down, and the ball bounced to the RL keeper. She was replaced at some point in the 2nd half.
I think Vignola has the potential to be a good player--she is athletic, good build, and is skilled--but she needs to get some NWSL experience. That was somewhat evident just watching highlights. She made a big jump up in class coming from the Icelandic league to the NWSL, didn't play at all last year but impressed enough in training camp, I presume, to stay on the roster. It's too bad she gave up a goal in her first game, and it wouldn't surprise me if she's back on the sidelines next game. I hope not. We'll see. She needs playing time, obviously.