Last year’s shield winners and NWSL championship runners-up, the North Carolina Courage open the season at home against the Portland Thorns on March 24th. Rarely the underdog, the Courage will embrace a Junkyard Dog mentality from whistle to whistle all season long. Voted by the league general managers and NWSL […]
Once upon a time, the Seattle Reign were the most dominant team in the NWSL, playing a brand of fast-paced, possession-oriented soccer that remains some of the most attractive we’ve seen in the young league. For two years, they were all but unstoppable, winning the shield in 2014 with 54 […]
It’s preseason preview time, and I have the honor of covering Sky Blue FC. This is by no means your ordinary, run-of-the-mill NWSL team. They don’t play in a huge stadium. They don’t have fluffy bathrobes in their locker rooms (as far as I know). And they don’t rep a […]
Alright DMV—it’s your turn for a preseason preview for your very own Washington Spirit. There is a lot to get excited for this year, and for years to come. The roster is young, the talent is fierce, and the beer garden is waiting for you at the SoccerPlex. So without […]
Charges too much for parking; doesn’t allow backpacks; won’t allow bottle caps on water bottles purchased at the park; only has 1 men’s restroom open for an entire half of the stadium but has 2 women’s restrooms open; the food vendors are too slow. – Chicago Too many rules around […]
NWSL rosters are cut down as the NWSL season grows near. The USWNT is playing for the SBC title. This and more on this weeks Quick Kicks. You can also check us out on iTunes.
TSR takes a look at Portland, North Carolina and Sky Blue as the season heads toward the start. Plus and interview with Sky Blue’s Mandy Freeman You can also find us on iTunes. –
That magical time is finally here. It’s NWSL pre season! – Where to find the hosts on Twitter: RJ Allen: @TheSoccerCritic Luis G. Hernandez: @RadioactivClown The Show: @QuickKicksNews –
The NWSL has dropped the hottest release of 2018, the schedule. The NWSL has given us the full schedule as well as the details on the NWSL Game of the Week teams. Both Jenn Hildreth and Aly Wagner will be back to call all 20 of the NWSL Game of the […]
The NWSL has dropped the hottest release of 2018, the schedule. As first found by Steven Goff, the NWSL site updated and now lists dates and times for all the games. No official @NWSL announcement yet, but here's the master schedule: https://t.co/8oYKm3SJaL#nwsl — Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) February 21, 2018 Below you […]
Alright, my friends, let’s just say it how it is. This off-season has been rough for the NWSL. I think the majority of us will agree to that. We lost a team, we had some really weird coaching shakeups (looking at you, Laura Harvey), and we still have no schedule […]
As part of their jersey unveiling for the 2018 NWSL season, the Utah Royals announced a sponsorship deal with utility company Conservice. The deal is reportedly around two million dollars for a three-year deal, which would make it the biggest jersey sponsorship deal for a women’s soccer club in US […]
RJ and Luis talk about the situation in Boston along with other NWSL and US Women’s National team news. Where to find the hosts on Twitter: RJ Allen: @TheSoccerCritic Luis G. Hernandez: @RadioactivClown The Show: @QuickKicksNews You can also play the episode on iTunes. Or below using Podbean or YouTube.
It has been an offseason of change for the NWSL. In November, it was announced that FC Kansas City—the two-time NWSL champions—were folding. In their place, the Real Salt Lake organization would be bringing the Utah Royals into league. For legal reasons, this was technically one club folding and another expanding, […]
The Boston Breakers have been a part of professional women’s soccer in this country for as long as professional women’s soccer has been a thing. Losing them is a terrible thing for the fans who have spent so much time and energy with them, and who will now never get […]
The 2018 NWSL draft is in the books. Sky Blue walked away with 5 picks. Michaela Abam, the listed forward, midfielder, defender out of West Virginia University; Imani Dorsey a forward, midfielder out of Duke University; Kiana Palacios a forward, midfielder from UC Irvine; Amandine Pierre-Louis a defender out of […]
Emma Bayer is an 11 year old who will be doing a recurring interview series for Backline Soccer. You can find more out about how Emma got in to soccer here. We move from our last interview with Ashley Hatch who has one year of professional experience, to a player with […]
Women’s Soccer writers RJ Allen and Charles Olney dig in to the 2018 NWSL draft and touch on the mega trade between Houston Dash, Sky Blue FC and the Chicago Red Stars. Intro: Those Better Days by Mimi Page If you want to check out our podcasts on iTunes you may do so here.
It’s that time of year again–the offseason. It’s a time when the shape of our teams are changing as players and coaches move around. Some will stay in the NWSL, content to stay where they are or potentially switching clubs. But others will consider a move across the pond– such […]
When it was announced that John Herdman would be leaving his position as the head coach of the Canadian Women’s National Team to head the Canadian Men’s Team the soccer media world erupted. ‘How could he do that?, Was the team aware?, Does that man have any loyalty?’ were just […]