The NWSL may be the American soccer league, but many of its most talented players come from all over the world. This series looks at some of the league’s most talented internationals and looks at their careers in the NWSL, their roles within their national teams, and their overall style […]
The Chicago Red Stars have announced that they acquired US Women’s National Team midfielder Morgan Brian in a trade with the Houston Dash. NEWS: Chicago acquires @moeebrian in trade with @HoustonDash. Read | https://t.co/nEYPeINpcP pic.twitter.com/1EZvVE9Y0Y — Chicago Red Stars (@chicagoredstars) August 30, 2017 NEWS: Dash acquire @KristieMewie and future considerations […]
Week 18 has come and gone. As we head into the final stretch of games, the mad dash for the NWSL playoffs continues in what aims to be a season for the record books. This week involved four games, three identical score lines, a team trying to stop a freefall, […]
Leanne Keator was at the Sky Blue FC vs the Boston Breakers game to take some photos for us. Check them out below.
The door has not shut on Sky Blue making the playoffs in 2017. Even with 41 goals given up, the historic season Sam Kerr has put together has kept Sky Blue in the picture far longer than some predicted. While it is not totally under their control–they would have to […]
Leanne Keator Earlier this year Christie Pearce stated that this would be her last season playing professionally. So when it was reported that she was finished for the season because of an accumulation of injuries I felt my heart drop to my stomach. I wasn’t ready for it. In my […]
Kelley Piper was once again at the Plex to take some great shots as the Washington Spirit took on the Chicago Red Stars.
Backline Soccer Recap: Too Cool For School: 5 Reasons Mallory Pugh Needs a New Narrative – Lindsay Schwarz brings you five reasons its time to give people some new talking points on Mal Pugh. Why You Should or Should Not Be Freaking Out About the Red Stars – Sandra Herrera […]
The NWSL season is entering its squeaky-bum period, with five weeks to go and very little settled. North Carolina are as close to a lock as you can get at this point, with a five point lead over second place and a game in hand (against last place Washington) to […]
THE TABLE IS SILLY, THE SEASON IS SILLY Turnabout is fair play in the NWSL. Seattle beats Sky Blue in a bonkers 5-4 match because of a stoppage time winner, Sky Blue beats Seattle in a bonkers 5-4 match with a goal in stoppage time too. Look, can we just […]
Leanne Keator was at the Sky Blue and Seattle game to take some photos for us. Check them out below.
It’s not even December, but it still felt like Christmas as the National Women’s Soccer League Week 17 came to an end. As soccer fans, we have been treated to some fantastic matches so far. The word historic has been tossed around to describe this season, and honestly, that’s almost […]
Backline Soccer would like to apologize for the Twitter account incident that occurred this morning. Told that the Off the Post account would be changed into a personal account by one of our joint members, we asked the individual to consider letting us take over the account to continue to […]
Backline Soccer is committed to lifting the voices of those in the LGBT community, people of color and those who have thoughts on the beautiful game. The majority of the Backline Soccer staff is made up of those in the LGBT community and the issues that effect that community are […]
I’m gay. I’m a big fat lesbian. Before anyone misinterprets who I am or what I’m about to say, know that. Earlier this year, a member of Backline Soccer’s staff wrote an opinion piece about Jaelene Hinkle. The article was neither supportive of Hinkle’s views nor homophobic. It was immediately […]
Backline Soccer is aggrieved to know that members of our staff are being bullied and threatened on social media for their affiliation with our site. We condemn, in the strongest of terms, bullying, bigotry, and threats. There is never a call to tell someone to kill themselves. Ever. We will […]
Kelley Piper While the NWSL is the American soccer league, many of its best players come from all around the world. This series looks at some of those players who have come from outside of the U.S. and looks at their style of play and how they have featured for […]
Chances are if you follow the Chicago Red Stars and are reading this after watching the last home loss against Kansas City, you’re about FourFive seconds from wildin’. Or if you’re ever the optimist, you’re possibly looking forward to the playoff positioning race. Whichever, here are some words to either […]
Kelley Piper Sports media is a lot of things – inspiring, biased, challenging, thought provoking … I could go on. But every once in a while it is just plain repetitive. Case in point: Mallory Pugh. If you have watched a single match that Mallory Pugh has played in this […]
Backline Soccer Recap: Under the Radar: 5 Reasons Rachel Daly Is Underrated – Lindsay Schwarz breaks down five reasons Rachel Daly is underrated in the NWSL. The Unknown International: Alanna Kennedy – Allison Cary shines a spotlight on Australian International Alanna Kennedy. The View from the Sideline: Washington Spirit vs […]