Abby Erceg Backline: So, championship, second year in a row, sort of. Is there that same feeling as last year? Or do you guys think of this as sort of a different team? Erceg: No, I think we have 75% of the players from last year. So other than the rebranding […]
Looking back at this NWSL season, a lot has happened. We saw a good amount of uncertainty and instability among the league as a whole. Between not having a commissioner, mid-season player retirements, and a whole lot of financial inadequacies for some clubs, it would be easy to say that […]
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 […]
On Wednesday, NFL quarterback Cam Newton said something really dumb. And he rightfully got lambasted for it. Women in sports; guess what it’s fucking awesome. The things I have learned from those that cover sports as a member of the media or work for a professional team are nothing short […]
Can a sports bra save a life? When that sports bra is signed by a professional athlete and sold to raise money for the Keep-A-Breast Foundation, they can. North Carolina Courage midfielder McCall Zerboni and 11-year-old Emma Bayer have teamed up since 2010 to help raise money by selling signed sports […]
It’s that time of year. With the close of the regular season, it’s time to start thinking about the end of the year awards. Here’s my take. MVP Sam Kerr Marta McCall Zerboni Sam Mewis Julie Ertz This is a close race, and I certainly wouldn’t argue with anyone who […]
Kelley Piper There was a lot of material to write about this week – the NWSL playoffs are set, something is brewing with the Brazilian National Team, Pass The Ball just kicked off (with a little help from Julia Roberts and Ellen DeGeneres), and I still have a lot of […]
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 […]
Welcome, welcome, welcome, to Week 21 of the 2017 NWSL season. Things happened. People kicked balls. Players got political. Tobin Heath made her first appearance on an NWSL field since last year’s playoff game against the WNY Flash. Oh, and our four playoff teams are locked in. I’ll write an actual […]
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 […]
Kat Farris hit the sidelines again as the Pride took on the Thorns in what might end up as a semi final match up.
Kelley Piper was back in action during the Washington Spirit vs Boston Breakers game. Check her photos out below.
This past week has been a rough one for Thorns’ fans depending on how you look at it. They couldn’t come out with a win against Orlando, they had to deal with some of the worst officiating ever, and oh yeah, Amandine Henry and Nadia Nadim are calling it quits […]
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 […]
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 […]
Kat Farris took in the Orlando vs Boston game and came back with some great photos to show for it. Check them out below.
Jill Ellis does not do pomp and circumstance. She is the type of coach that would likely never do another pregame ceremony celebrating a player reaching a cap milestone if given a choice on the matter. That might be due, in part, to her preference to rotate players out of the pool […]
Kat Farris was in Orlando for the Seattle Reign vs the Orlando Pride game. She took some fantastic shots of the game. View below.
Backline Soccer Recap: Bigger than a Ballgame: Backline Soccer Can Not Just Stick To Sports – We introduced a new mini-series this week in regards to not sticking to sports. This is the introduction. Bigger than a Ballgame: I Would Have Shot Her Right There – RJ Allen’s thoughts on […]
Adriana Hooper The phrase “stick to sports” has always been one that frustrates me. We forget that professional athletes are in fact human and go through many of the same things we do. Athletes should not stick to sports and if I had to pick just one reason why, it […]