Lora Charles was at the final game of the 2018 NWSL regular season. She captured the North Carolina Courage and Houston Dash square off.
FIFA announced the final three for Best Women’s Player of the year today, leaving many people scratching their heads in bewilderment. The shortlist: Ada Hegerberg, Dzsenifer Marozsan, and Marta. That’s certainly three of the best players in the world over the past few years. But the best over the last twelve […]
Photos by Steph Nacho.
The NWSL Podium: Top Performances is a weekly series that looks at the best attacking, defensive, and goalkeeping performances each week. Week 22 has come and gone, and the NWSL playoffs are starting to take shape. This week, the Portland Thorns clinched their ticket to the playoffs with a 2-1 […]
RJ and Charles talk about the 2012 USWNT Olympic semifinal against Canada. Questionable refereeing, frantic play, *that* goal, and not much defense. powered by podcast garden Check us out on iTunes.
Charles Olney (@olneyce): Hi everyone, and welcome to this week’s Backline chat. It’s been an exciting weekend in the NWSL, so let’s start by discussing the playoff race. I think the general consensus has the current top four (NC, Seattle, Portland, and Chicago) as the most likely to make it in […]
Dan and RJ answer questions in Mail Bag about “who should be the USMNT GM, should we be worried about the USWNT going into the Women’s World Cup, and which “old time” player should they go find film on”. Then, Dan and RJ give you an American club soccer 101 […]
When the Orlando Pride were announced in the team’s introductory press conference by the fountain of Lake Eola which is the basis for the team logo, Tom Sermanni was named the first head coach in team history. Since being appointed as gaffer he’s gone on to a 25-26-14 overall record. […]
RJ and Luis talk all about two handed shoves, the NWSL heading down the stretch and make predictions. Check us out on iTunes.
The NWSL Podium: Top Performances is a weekly series that looks at the best attacking, defensive, and goalkeeping performances each week. With only a handful of games left for each team this season, the race for a spot in the NWSL playoffs is heating up. In Week 20, the Seattle […]
Every year there is a conversation on who the NWSL MVP should be. We here at Backline Soccer decided to offer 9 nominations, one from each NWSL team. Chicago Red Stars: Sam Kerr ~Charles Onley Sam Kerr, who else? It’s not that Chicago doesn’t have other potential options. Julie Ertz […]
The NWSL has some truly outstanding international soccer talent rostered on the nine current teams in the league. We are all incredibly lucky to be able to watch some of the best in the world, week in and week out in this league. You have five time FIFA Women’s Player […]
RJ and Dan take some mail bag questions before they talk about The USWNT’s win at the Tournament of Nations as well as the USMNT’s new GM, Earnie Stewart. powered by podcast garden Check us out on iTunes.
Charles Olney (@olneyce): Welcome to our midweek Backline chat. The international break is over. The NWSL is back. There’s plenty to cover, but let’s start with the playoff race. Did this weekend’s results change anyone mind about who will make the cut? RJ Allen (@TheSoccerCritic): I knew the results of the Orlando […]
RJ and Charles talk about booing, Sky Blue and more on the latest episode of the 123rd Minute. powered by podcast garden Check us out on iTunes or Podcast Garden.
The NWSL Podium: Top Performances is a weekly series that looks at the best attacking, defensive, and goalkeeping performances each week. The NWSL returned to action this week following the international break, and it did not disappoint. Of the four matches in Week 18, all played on Sunday night, the […]
Luis and RJ talk about the USWNT in ToN along with a little bit of NWSL news. Check us out on iTunes.
Charles Olney (@olneyce): Hi everyone, and welcome to the Backline Soccer chat. Today we’re going to spend some time talking about international soccer, particularly the Tournament of Nations. But first, can we all pour one out for go90, which is officially shuffling off the stage today? Will anyone be lamenting its […]
The ToN has kicked off and a little NWSL action too! Check us out on iTunes.
The Orlando Pride started its three-match homestand with a frustrating draw with the Seattle Reign. Both teams were missing key players this match due to national team duty: Alex Morgan and Ashlyn Harris for Orlando, and Megan Rapinoe and Allie Long for Seattle. The hosts may rue this performance which saw […]