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Backline Soccer Rejects the Banning and Dehumanizing of Immigrants and Refugees

Backline Soccer joins our fellow Americans and those around the world in condemning the illegal executive order signed by President Trump. Our hearts ache for those treated like criminals. For those seeking refuge from war and destruction. For those legal immigrants, green-card holders, and permanent residents now barred from returning home […]

Around the World of WoSo: HAO to Arsenal; Pride Trade Hat-Trick

HAO Commits to Being a Gunner: Long-time United States Women’s National Team midfielder Heather O’Reilly has announced she will be playing in the Women’s Super League (FA WSL 1), England’s top league for women’s soccer. Simply known as HAO, she recently retired from international play, but at just 32 she […]

Around the World of WoSo: NWSL Draft, Morgan in Lyon

NWSL College Draft Tidbits: The 2017 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft was held in Los Angeles over the weekend and – no surprise – Rose Lavelle was taken number one overall. The first of 40 picks, the talented midfielder out of Wisconsin spent all four years a Badger and […]

Breaking News: Heather O’Reilly Reportedly to Join Arsenal Ladies

Glenn Crooks of CBS New York has reported that FCKC and former USWNT midfielder Heather O’Reilly has joined England’s Arsenal Ladies. More details as they become available. Heather O'Reilly joins Arsenal, tells me:"I want to help soccer in the US-I’m doing this to be a better ambassador"@TheDanLauletta @Wosozone — Glenn […]

Around the World of WoSo: W-League Madness and African POY Nominees Announced

Canberra United beat Melbourne City: History was made this past weekend in the W-League when Canberra United won 2-1 over Melbourne City. Not only was it United’s first win against City, but it was the first loss in Melbourne’s short existence. In that span of 18 games, they only trailed […]

Around the World of WoSo: USC Victorious; U-20’s Finish Fourth

Japan Grabs Third Place Over U.S.: The Under-20 Women’s World Cup third place match was one that saw the Americans really struggle against a dominant Japanese group. In the previous three games between these two countries, Japan outscored the U.S. 11-2. So, to some, this was not a surprise and […]

Around The World of WoSo: College Cup Set and U20’s Fall

Melbourne Derby One Sided: The Australian W-League saw a thrilling Derby between Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory on Saturday. Plenty of NWSL talent on display: Jess Fishlock (Seattle), Steph Catley (Orlando), Lydia Williams (Houston), Natasha Dowie (Boston), Christine Nairn (Seattle), Sam Johnson (Chicago), Erika Tymrak (Kansas City), Laura Alleway (Orlando), […]