Tag: FC Kansas City

The Unused Sub: More Than A Feeling With Boston

First and foremost, a big thanks to my Backline Soccer colleagues for wishing me a happy birthday last week. AS I TOOK ANOTHER STEP IN BEING OLD, I CAN’T HELP BUT GET REFLECTIVE On  Sunday, the UEFA Women’s European Championship started. The second half of the NWSL season is underway […]

Off the Bench with Backline Soccer: 2017, Week 13

Backline Soccer Recap: The View From The Sideline: Washington Spirit Vs Orlando Pride: 7/8 – Kelly Piper zooms in on the Spirit and Pride game. Check out these awesome shots. Kailen Sheridan: Not Your Average Rookie – RJ Allen interviewed the Sky Blue rookie keeper and asked her about her rookie […]

6 Takeaways from NWSL: Week 12

Well, faithful followers, it has been quite the week in WoSo, hasn’t it? From the nail-biting 12-minute score-a-thon from Sam Kerr to Carli Lloyd’s “You think that’s a red card, I’ll show you a red card” last minute send-off on Saturday night, our heart rates are still not quite back […]

Off the Bench with Backline Soccer: 2017, Week 12

Image Credits: Leanne Keator Backline Soccer Recap: A History of Highs and Lows In Allocations In The NWSL: RJ Allen takes a look at the history of allocations in the NWSL with the USWNT, CANWNT, and MEXWNT.  6 Takeaways From NWSL: Week 11: Jordan Small, Luis Hernandez, and Elizabeth Wawrzyniak bring […]

6 Takeaways from NWSL: Week 11

Week 11 brought us a double scoop of NWSL action with most teams playing a midweek match on top of all the action from the weekend. There were highlight reel goals, penalty kicks awarded, and referee controversy. That was just the beginning, so let’s buckle in as we offer up […]

Off the Bench with Backline Soccer: 2017, Week 11

Image Credits: Elizabeth Wawrzyniak Backline Soccer Recap: The View from the Sideline: Washington Spirit vs the Portland Thorns: Kelly Piper shows off her photography skills with this weeks showing from the Spirit win over the Thorns.  View from the Sideline: Chicago Red Stars vs Sky Blue FC: Elizabeth Wawrzyniak traded her editing chops […]

Off the Bench with Backline Soccer: 2017, Week 10

Backline Soccer Recap: Promoting Pride in Courage Country: In her debut piece, Becca Kimble talks about her personal experience at the NC Courage’s first Pride night.  The Furt and the Fabulous: Episode 3: RJ Allen brought you her latest negatives and positives from the NWSL. This week she delves into a problem […]

Off the Bench with Backline Soccer, International Break #1

Backline Soccer Recap: USWNT take on Norway in Sandefjord – Jordan Small previewed the USWNT match against Norway this past Sunday. Route Two Soccer – NWSL Teams at the Break: Buy/Sell/Hold? – Charles Olney takes a look into where each NWSL team stands as we are one-third of the way […]

Route Two Soccer – NWSL Teams at the Break: Buy/Sell/Hold?

We are now one-third of the way through the season, and things seem to be settling down a bit. While there have been plenty of surprises week-to-week, the league table points toward some broad stability. We’ve got one tier of clear frontrunners, a second group of playoff hopefuls, and a […]

Off the Bench with Backline Soccer: 2017, Week 8

Image Credits to Leanne Keator.  Welcome to Week 8 of Off the Bench! Backline Soccer Recap: The View from the Sideline: North Carolina vs. Sky Blue FC:  Check out Guillermo Delgado’s amazing images from the game.  View from the Sideline: Sky Blue FC vs Orlando Pride – 5/27:  Leanne Keator was at the Sky […]

Off the Bench with Backline Soccer: 2017, Week 7

Welcome to Week 7 of Off the Bench! Backline Soccer Recap: The 123rd Minute: Parity, this league has it, and an interview with Yael Averbuch: Last week, RJ Allen and Charles Olney welcomed FC Kansas City’s Yael Averbuch to the 123rd minute podcast. She talked about the newly created NWSL players […]

Off the Bench with Backline Soccer: 2017, Week 6

Welcome to Week 6 of Off the Bench!  Backline Soccer Recap: This week we introduced a new series created by RJ Allen, The Furt & the Fabulous. 6 Takeaways From NWSL: Week Five: This week Jordan Small, Leigh Nieves, and Luis Hernandez take you through their six takeaways from week five. […]

Off the Bench with Backline Soccer: 2017, Week 5

Image Credits to Kelley Piper.  Welcome to Week 5 of Off the Bench!  Backline Soccer Recap: 6 Takeaways from NWSL: Week Four: This week, Jordan Small, Luis Hernandez, and Elizabeth Wawrzyniak take you through the latest 6 Takeaways piece. They go through the empty seat situation in Chicago, the competitiveness of […]

6 Takeaways From NWSL: Week Four

Welcome to the second month of the NWSL season, where April golazos bring May own-goals. At least so far. Yes, indeed, this weekend was notable for the three OGs scored on Saturday; one per game, in fact. But while the action this week was both entertaining and at times frustrating, […]

Off the Bench with Backline Soccer: 2017, Week 4

Welcome to Week Four of Off the Bench!  This week, the format has shifted from game recaps to short game previews. Take a moment and let us know what you think by leaving a note in the comment section! Backline Soccer Recap: This week we welcomed four new people to our […]

Route Two Soccer – Sky Blue 1 – 0 FCKC: Vlatko Struggles to Compensate For the Loss of Rodriguez

FC Kansas City entered 2017 with high hopes. With both Amy Rodriguez and Sydney Leroux returning from pregnancy, the biggest problem with the 2016 squad—a lack of goals—looked settled. And for the first hour, everything seemed to be going according to plan. But from the moment Rodriguez went down with […]

6 Takeaways From NWSL Week 3

Week 3 in the young NWSL season is at a close, and the standings are a bit unexpected. Do we believe the top five are the best of the best this season? Or will one of the current bottom-dwellers be able to right the ship and turn their season around? Verizon’s […]