Author: Charles Olney

» May 18, 2017

I’ve been traveling this week and haven’t had a chance to catch most of the games yet. So in lieu of diagramming a specific match, I wanted to take a […]

» May 11, 2017

With Ertz in the holding role, Press dropping back, and the fullbacks ranging forward, Chicago overloaded the midfield and dominated the game. After suffering a 2-0 defeat away to Houston […]

» May 3, 2017

FC Kansas City entered 2017 with high hopes. With both Amy Rodriguez and Sydney Leroux returning from pregnancy, the biggest problem with the 2016 squad—a lack of goals—looked settled. And […]

» April 25, 2017

It ended up a low-scoring affair—a bit of a disappointment after last year’s epic 4-3 semifinal—but this early match between two of the league’s title challengers offered plenty of excitement in its […]

» April 18, 2017

Welcome to Route Two Soccer, a new (semi) weekly column, where I’ll be discussing tactics in the women’s game. There are plenty of great resources out there already on soccer […]

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