Route Two Soccer – Portland and Orlando Fight Out an Interesting 0-0 Draw

Portland showed how to defend against Orlando, without doing much to threaten on the other end The Orlando Pride entered Saturday’s match against Portland on an offensive tear, winning five of their previous six games and scoring 17 goals in the process. But that high-flying attack ground to a halt […]

Route Two Soccer – How Will Chicago Use Morgan Brian?

When news arrived that Houston had traded Morgan Brian to Chicago, it immediately inspired speculation about the motivations for the deal. Was Brian the rumored national teamer that might be headed to Lyon? Was this simply Houston’s effort to get something out of the player before she departed for foreign […]

Route Two Soccer – Handicapping the Playoff Run-in

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 […]

Route Two Soccer – What Went Wrong with Sky Blue?

It’s been a strange season for Sky Blue FC. They got off to a strong start, and spent most of the first half looking like serious playoff challengers. That came as a surprise to those who had judged them too young, too inexperienced, and too raw to make a serious […]

Unsung Hero of the Week: Hip-Hip Horan Leads Portland

Kelley Piper In this weekly series, I will be highlighting a player from the weekend who was their respective team’s unsung hero, win, lose or draw. 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 […]

Unsung Hero of the Week: LaBonta Playing With Confidence

In this weekly series, I will be highlighting a player from the weekend who was their respective team’s unsung hero, win, lose or draw. 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 […]