Tag: North Carolina Courage

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, […]

Route Two Soccer: 3 Winners and 2 Losers from the NWSL Final

Winner: Portland, for getting the job done The Thorns showed up with a chip on their shoulder, ready to complete the ‘unfinished business’ of last season. It’s strange to say for a team that has now won either the league title or the shield in three out of the league’s […]

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 […]

Off the Bench with Backline Soccer: 2017, Week 20

Backline Soccer Recap: The View from the Sideline: North Carolina vs Washington – Kelly Piper was out at the Spirit and Courage game and took some great shots! Child’s Play: 5 Reasons The NWSL Will Shape The Future Of Women’s Sports – Lindsay Schwarz on how the NWSL will shape […]

Soccer Takes From Jake: Stay Strong Orlando

First & foremost, stay strong everyone in Orlando. I know this includes some people that are a part of Backline Soccer, so yeah, hopefully everyone is safe and secure as best as they can be. Former Seattle Reign FC midfielder Lindsay Elston announced her retirement yesterday. She posted her retirement […]

Off the Bench with Backline Soccer: 2017, Week 19

Backline Soccer Recap: The View from the Sideline: Washington Spirit vs Chicago Red Stars – Check out these shots from Kelly Piper from the game last weekend.  Irreplaceable: 5 Reasons Christie Pearce Should Stick Around – Lindsay Schwarz brings you 5 reasons Captain America should stick around in some capacity […]

Soccer Takes From Jake: The Final Four (Weeks)

First and foremost, nothing but love for everyone in Houston and surrounding towns/communities around them. I don’t have any stories from time spent in Houston, say for last year’s NWSL Championship, because I wasn’t able to make the trip down there. But the NWSL media colleagues I’ve talked to who […]

Off the Bench with Backline Soccer: 2017, Week 18

Backline Soccer Recap: Too Cool For School: 5 Reasons Mallory Pugh Needs a New Narrative – Lindsay Schwarz brings you five reasons its time to give people some new talking points on Mal Pugh.  Why You Should or Should Not Be Freaking Out About the Red Stars – Sandra Herrera […]

The Unused Sub: The Home Stretch

THE TABLE IS SILLY, THE SEASON IS SILLY Turnabout is fair play in the NWSL. Seattle beats Sky Blue in a bonkers 5-4 match because of a stoppage time winner, Sky Blue beats Seattle in a bonkers 5-4 match with a goal in stoppage time too. Look, can we just […]