Month: June 2017

Route Two Soccer – NWSL Teams at the Break: Buy/Sell/Hold?

We are now one-third of the way through the season, and things seem to be settling down a bit. While there have been plenty of surprises week-to-week, the league table points toward some broad stability. We’ve got one tier of clear frontrunners, a second group of playoff hopefuls, and a […]

Route Two Soccer – Washington Keeps It Simple, Get Results

Washington squared off against Houston this weekend in a matchup between the two bottom teams in the table, and in many ways that’s precisely what the game felt like. Neither team looked particularly confident in possession, both suffered awkward defensive breakdowns, and the play was often more than a little […]

6 Takeaways from NWSL: Week 8

Well, Week 8 is done and gone, and we’re firmly into the season now, folks.  This week saw some unexpected wins from teams on the lower-half of the table, PKs made and PKs missed, and a lot–A LOT–of rain down Florida way.  As usual, after a weekend full of great […]

Off the Bench with Backline Soccer: 2017, Week 8

Image Credits to Leanne Keator.  Welcome to Week 8 of Off the Bench! Backline Soccer Recap: The View from the Sideline: North Carolina vs. Sky Blue FC:  Check out Guillermo Delgado’s amazing images from the game.  View from the Sideline: Sky Blue FC vs Orlando Pride – 5/27:  Leanne Keator was at the Sky […]

Unsung Hero of the Week: Reliable Raso in the Rose City

In this weekly series, I will be highlighting a player from the weekend who was their respective team’s unsung hero, win or lose. A player who does the dirty work, does the little but important things in a game and someone who didn’t exactly fill up the stat sheet but […]