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 […]

Off the Bench with Backline Soccer: 2017, Week 17

Backline Soccer Recap: Under the Radar: 5 Reasons Rachel Daly Is Underrated – Lindsay Schwarz breaks down five reasons Rachel Daly is underrated in the NWSL.  The Unknown International: Alanna Kennedy – Allison Cary shines a spotlight on Australian International Alanna Kennedy. The View from the Sideline: Washington Spirit vs […]

The Unused Sub: Holly, We Hardly Knew Ye

I am going to miss Christy Holly. He was a sharp-dressed man and built something good with Sky Blue FC and I think was on the cusp of something great with them. ON THE TYLER LUSSI SUSPENSION & MORE The NWSL DisCo’s decision to suspend Tyler Lussi of the Portland […]

Off the Bench with Backline Soccer: 2017, Week 16

Backline Soccer Recap: Euro’s Final Set – Allison Cary recaps the Euro’s semi-final matches.  The View from the Sideline: Chicago Red Stars vs Orlando Pride – Kat Farris snapped some great shots at the draw between the Pride and Red Stars. Multi-Trick Pony: 5 Reasons Christen Press Should Start for […]

The Unused Sub: August In Kansas Is A Hot Seat?

Kelley Piper Hi. UNPOPULAR… BUT SURELY A PROVOCATIVE OPINION Most of the time I look past whenever people are playing the occasional hashtag game on Twitter. However taking part in #ConfessYourUnpopularOpinion, our very own fearless leader RJ Allen tweeted something that sure was provocative. https://twitter.com/CaptainWOSO/status/894381935807561732 Full disclosure, what I am […]

The Unused Sub: Hey, We’re Back

As I write this, the Pacific Northwest is in the middle of a crazy heat wave. It’s hot in the room I am typing this and my brain has melted. NWSL ALL-STAR GAME? SURE WHY NOT I just finished watching the 2017 MLS All-Star Game in which the league’s best […]

Off the Bench with Backline Soccer: 2017, Week 14

Backline Soccer Recap: The Unknown International: Amandine Henry – Allison Carey takes a look at French international Amandine Henry in her debut piece.  Amber Brooks Deserves Another Shot With The USWNT – Alanna Fairbairn breaks down why the Houston defender deserves another shot with the USWNT.  The Rock(Y) Of The Team: […]

6 Takeaways from NWSL: Week 13

Another week, another step closer to the end of the season, and a little bit more parity. The Portland Thorns are currently occupying the last playoff slot, but just five points separate them from the top of the table … and from 7th place. It’s a close race. Here are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]