Category: Analysis

Will the Stars Align for FCKC in 2017?

Heading into the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League’s fifth season, I think we can assure any FC Kansas City fans out there that they will have plenty to be excited about this season. For starters, two key playmakers will be returning to the offensive side while two important pieces on […]

Can The Rose City Blossom Once Again?

The 2017 Portland Thorns will look very similar to last season’s team, and if you’re a Rose City fan, that’s got to be a great feeling. For Portland, three important elements of the NWSL Shield-winning 2016 team are back:  an explosive offense, a core veteran group, and a dominant defense. There’s only really one […]

Around the World of WoSo: NWSL TV details, Mittag to Sweden

Mittag on the move: German international Anja Mittag has announced she will be returning to Sweden’s FC Rosengard this season. The-31 year-old striker is familiar with the club, having played for them from 2012-2015. She will leave Wolfsburg behind after just one season, and played her final game for the […]

Around the World of WoSo: FA Cup, UWCL action, latest USWNT camp

Arsenal’s shocking loss: In the Sunday quarterfinal of the FA Cup between Arsenal Ladies and Birmingham City, one team was expected to win and it wasn’t the Blues. Arsenal are the reigning champions, so to be knocked out so early surely has to be a blow. Defeating Arsenal’s talent-rich roster, which […]

Around the World of WoSo: The Book of Ellis, Lloyd Makes City Debut

Panico to make history: Patrizia Panico is set to make history in the realm of Italian soccer. The 42-year-old former striker for the Italian Women’s National Team is the assistant coach to the U-16 level and will coach two games this week. Head coach Daniele Zoratto will be out due […]

Around the World of WoSo: USSF Adds Policy, Plush Steps Down

Plush Steps Down: Jeff Plush has announced he is formally steppeing down as the National Women’s Soccer League Commissioner. Plush has been in the role since January of 2015. In his tenure, he saw the league grown to 10 teams when the Orlando Pride entered in 2016. Plush also oversaw the […]

Around the World of WoSo: Harvey Takes the Reigns, Matildas on TV

Edwards to Sweden: A couple of months ago, former Orlando Pride player Becky Edwards announced her retirement from the NWSL. But it seems the 28-year-old midfielder/defender has found new life in Sweden, as the club Kristianstad DFF have announced her signing this past weekend. Edwards is set to play again, in a […]

Around the World of WoSo: Lloyd to City, Kemme and Huth out for Germany

Lloyd bleeds blue: United States midfielder and two-time FIFA Women’s Player of the Year Carli Lloyd has decided to call Manchester City home for the next four months. Lloyd is expected to be reunited with her Houston Dash club in June, meaning she will miss the first two months of the […]

A Look at Season Tickets Around the NWSL

With the NWSL season quickly approaching (no schedule available at the time of posting), it’s time to take a look at the different season ticket options around the league. This year’s NWSL season features 12 games at the home field of each club (24 in total)—up from the 10 home game, […]

Around the World of WoSo: City Remain Champs and Betos Says Goodbye

City goes back-to-back: Melbourne City and Perth Glory met in the Grand Final of the W-League on Sunday and the match certainly did not disappoint. It drew a record crowd of 4,591 in the stadium and saw two goals by City en route to their second championship. Melbourne City made history by […]

WoSo Remix: Chance The Rapper and Chicago Red Stars

This is the first installment of a three-part series. *DISCLAIMER* Yes, this is a women’s soccer article referencing a rap album. Yes, there is foul language. Yes, this is your Parental Advisory. If you’re from Chicago and are unfamiliar with hip hop or have been living under a rock the last […]

Around the World of WoSo: W-League Finals; Trio of Canadians Retire

Perth Glory Takes Care of Business: All season Perth has been entertaining to watch but they didn’t hold back one bit, putting five past Sydney FC this weekend to advance to the Finals.  Even though Sydney scored first thanks to Kyah Simon, Perth controlled the rest of the game after […]

Around the World of WoSo: Crummer to Seattle and Canberra takes Prem

Seattle Sign Crummer: Laura Harvey has signed Australian Larissa Crummer, who is 21 years old and has emerged from a defender to talented forward since turning pro in 2013. Her previous club experiences were with Sydney FC and Brisbane Roar before signing on with Melbourne City in 2015. Crummer’s profile […]