Route Two Soccer – A Good Trade for Sky Blue

In the first big NWSL blockbuster deal of the offseason, Sky Blue traded away one of their key players. It will be hard to imagine the New Jersey side without Kelley O’Hara, who has been a bulwark of the team’s structure, formation, and identity since the founding of the league. […]

Route Two Soccer – What Went Wrong with Sky Blue?

It’s been a strange season for Sky Blue FC. They got off to a strong start, and spent most of the first half looking like serious playoff challengers. That came as a surprise to those who had judged them too young, too inexperienced, and too raw to make a serious […]

Route Two Soccer – Sky Blue and Seattle play the craziest game of the year

Photo by MikeRussellFoto, find more @mikerussellfoto This weekend, Seattle and Sky Blue played one of the craziest games in the history of the league. I was lucky enough to see it in person, from high above the Memorial Stadium pitch, perched with the seagulls. And when I arrived, my plan was to […]

Nevertheless, She Played: What It Means to ‘Play Like a Girl’

It’s 2017. Sports is still a major part of our American culture, and more and more women are playing them.  So why does it seem like there’s still a double-standard when it comes to female athletes and aggressive play? When a woman appears to play aggressively on the field, they’re […]

Kickbacks: Five Things about the Roster for Russia

Earlier this morning, US Soccer released a 24-player roster in anticipation of the Women’s Team’s upcoming friendlies against Russia. Back together in a week! 👊 Ellis names 24 players for April training camp and friendlies vs. Russia: https://t.co/AJhaSR6ewM. pic.twitter.com/o6oH3TbLsf — U.S. Soccer WNT (@ussoccer_wnt) March 23, 2017 The two-leg set […]

Around the World of WoSo

Plenty of good and not so good things happened this week in the world of women’s soccer. Here’s my weekly roundup for you. Kelley O’Hara Taken Down From Behind: The tackle heard around the National Women’s Soccer League on Saturday night was on Sky Blue and USWNT member Kelley O’Hara. […]