Tag: Chicago Red Stars

NWSL First Quarter Review

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 […]

Come What May: 5 Matches to Watch Next Month

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 […]

The Deep Dive: 5 Things Every NWSL Fan Should Do This Season

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 […]

Route Two Soccer: 2018 NWSL Season Predictions

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 […]

Get Hyped: 5 Things to be Excited for This NWSL Season

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 […]

NWSL Teams Announce End-of-Season Roster And Contract Updates

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, […]

Off the Bench with Backline Soccer: 2017, Semi-Finals

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 […]

Off the Bench with Backline Soccer: 2017, Week 22

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 […]

Soccer Takes From Jake: End Of The Line

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 […]

Soccer Takes From Jake: Oh, England

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 […]

Off the Bench with Backline Soccer: 2017, Week 21

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 […]

Breaking: FIFA Approves Change Of National Association For Huerta

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 […]