FC Kansas City will be without midfielder Frances Silva coming 2017. She has announced her retirement from professional soccer. Silva leaves to work at Fox Soccer as a Social Media Specialist. Below is their statement. KANSAS CITY (Nov. 16, 2016) – Two-time National Women’s Soccer League champion midfielder Frances Silva […]
Head Coach and General Manager of the Washington Spirit Jim Gabarra has written a letter of Spirit fans about the recent changes. Below is the full text of the letter. Dear Spirit Fans, In light of the response to our recent trades here at the Spirit over the past two […]
In a move that is sure to leave Washington fans scratching their heads, midfield Christine Nairn is heading back to Seattle. In exchange for Nairn, Washington will get the 3rd and 36th pick in the 2017 NWSL college draft and the rights to midfielder Havana Solaun, as well as Seattle’s second […]
The Boston Breakers announced that Louise Schillgard will not return in 2017 due to personal reasons. She scored 1 goal and 2 assists in 18 games. On Thursday morning they sent out the following press release. The Boston Breakers announced today that midfielder Louise Schillgard will not return for the 2017 […]
In a surprise announcement this morning, the Seattle Reign have announced that Manon Melis, who joined the Reign for the 2016 season, is retiring from professional soccer. Manon Melis has announced her retirement from professional soccer. Thanks for a great season and best of luck! pic.twitter.com/3JqmCNqA61 — Seattle Reign FC […]
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Ali Krieger has commented on leaving the Washington Spirit for the Orlando Pride.
Ali Krieger, former captain for the Washington Spirit, has been traded to the Orlando Pride. In exchange for her rights, the Orlando Pride have swapped places with the Washington Spirit in the Distribution Ranking Order (DRO). The DRO is how newly allocated players are paired with teams. Bill Lynch, owner […]
Jill Ellis, head coach of the USWNT, has named her 24-person roster ahead of friendlies against Switzerland (October 19th at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, and October 23rd at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota). And out of the 24 women called up, 11 players have yet to earn a […]
Today on Twitter Whitney Engen reveled that her time with the United States women’s national team has come to a close. After 5 years, 40 caps and 4 goals, Head Coach Jill Ellis has informed Engen that she is “no longer in her future plans”. The World Cup winning centerback currently plays for the Boston […]
The Washington Spirit announced this morning that US Paralympic Flag Bearer Josh Brunais will act as Honorary Captain for their Friday night semifinal match against the Chicago Red Stars. The midfielder, a native of Stafford, Virginia, competed for the US Paralympic National Team in 7-a-side soccer, which finished 7th over-all […]
Hope Solo of the Seattle Reign and former USWNT goalkeeper has undergone a successful shoulder replacement.
After a controversial decision by Spirit owner Bill Lynch that had the National Anthem played before the athletes came onto the field this past Wednesday, citing Megan Rapinoe’s “hijacking” of the game’s focus and potential disrespect toward the flag, the players of the Washington Spirit have released a statement today. […]
A special moment took place in Chicago this weekend, before an intense match between the Chicago Red Stars and the Seattle Reign, both fighting for playoff positions. Although not in the starting lineup and on the pitch for the national anthem, Seattle Reign’s Megan Rapinoe took a knee as the […]
RJ Allen: I am RJ Allen. I am the Editor in Chief of Backline Soccer. I’m joined by Chelsey Bush, who is the Managing Editor of Backline Soccer. So Chelsey, why is Backline Soccer a thing now? Chelsey Bush: We felt like it was time to devote all our attention […]