The National Women’s Soccer League 2018 season will be remembered for the extremes of the standings with the dominance of the North Carolina Courage and the woes in New Jersey both on and off the field with Sky Blue FC. Among the lesser stories which will be nothing more than […]
Going into the 2017 NWSL season, the Chicago Red Stars were widely regarded as a leading contender for the title. Through the first ten games, they seemed to be living up to the promise, earning 18 points and playing an aggressive, exciting brand of soccer. The back half of 2017, […]
So we are about a quarter of the way through the 2018 NWSL season. There has been some great moments, some beautiful shots, and some excellent defense. Some teams surpassed expectations, while others are exactly where the world predicted they would be. We still have the majority of the season […]
Shaina Benhiyoun was at the Chicago Red Stars vs the Orlando Pride match from midweek. Check out her photos below.
Nathan Davidson was front and center to catch the action between the Washington Spirit and the Chicago Red Stars. Check his photos out below.
April is coming to an end, my friends. And the first full month of NWSL action has not disappointed. We had some unlikely draws, a few sparks of magic, and an excessive amount of PKs in my opinion. Yes, April was a fine month, but looking ahead to May should […]
Warning: This power ranking is not reactionary. This power ranking takes outside factors like weather and injuries into account. It has bias—yours when you read it and mine when I wrote it. Enjoy it. It will soon change.
Congratulations, women’s soccer fans! We made it! The season has officially begun and we can all breathe a sigh of relief. No longer will we have to go through NWSL withdrawals. No longer will we have to mark down the days on our calendars. No longer will we have to […]
Predictions are a mug’s game, but I’m a mug, so here we are. For these predictions, I’ve assigned an order, and my rough estimation of the chance of each team making the playoffs. What should quickly become clear is that I think this league has four tiers, with clear separation […]
The Chicago Red Stars are that team that always gets to the playoffs but never gets to the finals. They have historically had one of the top midfields in the league, but when push comes to shove, they always wilt in the biggest moments of the season. This offseason saw […]
Alright, my friends, let’s just say it how it is. This off-season has been rough for the NWSL. I think the majority of us will agree to that. We lost a team, we had some really weird coaching shakeups (looking at you, Laura Harvey), and we still have no schedule […]
All ten National Women’s Soccer League teams have announced their roster and contract updates following the 2017 NWSL season. Here are the updated rosters: Boston Breakers Contract Option Exercised: Abby Smith, Sammy Jo Prudhomme, Megan Oyster, Julie King, Amanda Frisbie, Rosie White, Morgan Andrews, Adriana Leon, Natasha Dowie, Ifeoma Onumonu, […]
Kat Farris Kat Farris The Chicago Red Stars entered 2017 with high hopes. After several strong seasons that ended in the semifinals, this year was supposed to be their turning point. And not just in terms of results. They were going to be more flexible, would take better advantage of […]
Backline Soccer Recap: A Conversation with Orlando Pride Coach Tom Sermanni – Luis Hernandez sat down with Orlando Pride Head Coach for an interview. Unapologetically Cool: 5 Reasons Ashlyn Harris and Umbro Works – Lindsay Schwarz breaks down why the Ashlyn Harris and Umbro partnership is a match made in […]
On Wednesday, NFL quarterback Cam Newton said something really dumb. And he rightfully got lambasted for it. Women in sports; guess what it’s fucking awesome. The things I have learned from those that cover sports as a member of the media or work for a professional team are nothing short […]
Backline Soccer Recap: The Unknown International: Natasha Dowie – Allison Cary highlights Natasha Dowie in this weeks unknown international. MVA: 5 Reasons Tobin Heath Is The Thorns’ Most Valuable Asset – Tobin Heath has returned from injury. Lindsay Schwarz breaks down why she is the most valuable asset for the […]
AND SO THE NWSL PLAYOFFS ARE SET It’s weird that we’re getting two playoff preview matches on the final weekend of the regular season, but here we are. All four teams will go into them definitely with the intent of using them as film study for the semi-final matches next […]
IN THEORY… Let’s talk about things that are good in theory. Specifically football governing bodies. Whether it’s FIFA, US Soccer, The FA (of England), these entities mean well and over the years sure have done plenty of good in terms of organizing the beautiful game, forming leagues, and all that […]
Backline Soccer Recap: The View from the Sideline: Orlando Pride vs Seattle Reign – Check out these shots from the thriller from Kat Farris. Kicks & Gigs: 5 Reasons to be Stoked for the USA/NZL Friendlies – Lindsay Schwarz broke down 5 reasons we should have been stoked for the […]
U.S. Soccer has announced that FIFA has approved a one-time change of national association for Chicago Red Stars player Sofia Huerta. NEWS: @chicagoredstars player @schuerta has been granted a one-time change of association by FIFA. Details » https://t.co/2W3Ssn3SOn pic.twitter.com/TASCBWpfbV — U.S. Soccer WNT (@ussoccer_wnt) September 14, 2017 Huerta had previously […]