Tag: North Carolina Courage

Battle of the Keepers: NWSL Goalkeeper Power Ranking

RJ Allen: Hey Jordan, you wanna talk about goalkeepers? Jordan Small: Of course! Who doesn’t want to talk about the best position in the game? RJ Allen: So before we started,Jordan and I ranked 1-10 the best goalkeepers in the league. Then we made a joint list I think we’re […]

Off the Bench with Backline Soccer: 2017, Week 2

Backline Soccer Recap: Last week on Backline Soccer, we introduced several new series that you can look forward to reading throughout the 2017 NWSL season. The Unused Sub – Jacob Cristobal graced us with two pieces in this series last week. The first piece details the introduction of the streaming platforms […]

Route Two Soccer – North Carolina 1-0 Portland: A Comprehensive Pressing Performance

It ended up a low-scoring affair—a bit of a disappointment after last year’s epic 4-3 semifinal—but this early match between two of the league’s title challengers offered plenty of excitement in its own right. It was defined by a virtuoso team defensive performance from North Carolina, whose comprehensive pressing game put Portland under […]

U.S. Soccer Announces NWSL Allocations for 2017

After yesterday’s exciting news that a new 5-year CBA agreement had been reached, the USSF followed today with the names of those players to be allocated in the NWSL this season. 22 players across nine teams in the league will have their salary paid for by US Soccer, an arrangement that […]

Down to 25: NWSL Preseason Rosters Updated

Teams across the league released updated preseason rosters, cutting down from their 30+ player lists to just 25. Just an FYI if, like us, you find yourself counting names, a few teams will have more than 25 players listed, due to listing selected players as “Out of Market” or NYR […]

Breaking: NWSL Releases Full 2017 Schedule

The NWSL dropped the full 24-match schedule for each of the 10 teams this morning, to the great relief of fans across the world. #NWSL announces complete 2017 regular-season schedule for its historic fifth campaign. Details: https://t.co/pSjtR0kGRi pic.twitter.com/QQTnCPxedp — NWSL (@NWSL) March 1, 2017 Each team will play 24 matches–12 […]

NWSL Releases Home Opener Schedule

This afternoon the NWSL released information about the league’s 2017 season home openers. #NWSL announces the schedule of home openers for the 2017 regular season. Details: https://t.co/zVBWyPUzjy pic.twitter.com/eZUeJIFzh6 — NWSL (@NWSL) February 21, 2017 The release was chock full of important information. Most notable, perhaps, was the fact that 2017’s Opening […]

A Look at Season Tickets Around the NWSL

With the NWSL season quickly approaching (no schedule available at the time of posting), it’s time to take a look at the different season ticket options around the league. This year’s NWSL season features 12 games at the home field of each club (24 in total)—up from the 10 home game, […]