Why You Should or Should Not Be Freaking Out About the Red Stars

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 […]

No Regrets: How Mexican International Katie Johnson is Impacting the NWSL

After a Week 8 match-up against the Chicago Red Stars and earning her first start, Katie Johnson spoke with Backline Soccer about NWSL draft day, rookie life, and making an impact in the league as a Mexican International and Mexican-American player. During the second round of the annual NWSL draft, […]

Chicago Red Stars Head Coach Rory Dames is Here to Remind You He’s Chicago AF

It’s Week 3. And yeah, it’s a bit early in the season. But unless you’re the NC Courage, many teams are still busy building fitness, establishing chemistry, and finding their offensive rhythm. But if there’s one thing other than the sporadic goals to remind us that NWSL is back for […]

Grassroots Support: Interview with a UWSL Support Group

The United Women’s Soccer League is one of the lower-tier pro-amateur soccer leagues for women in the United States. Founded in December 2015 with eleven teams, the league has added five new teams playing in its three conferences for the upcoming 2017 season. Backline Soccer takes a moment to interview Southeast […]

Visibility Matters: An Interview with Crystal Dunn

The Washington Spirit have had quite the year, dominating the 2016 league standings for most of the season. But in recent weeks, the team’s momentum appears to have slowed as the regular season winds down. This week Washington was looking for a victory against Chicago in order to lock up the […]