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 […]
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 […]
The NWSL may be an American soccer league, but many of its best players come from outside of the United States. This series takes a look at those players and analyzes their style of play, the role they take on in their national team, and the role they play in […]
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 […]
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 […]
Leanne Keator made the trip down to Orlando to take in the Washington Spirit vs Orlando Pride game. Here are her photos.
Kat Farris snapped some photos on during the Chicago Red Stars vs Orlando Pride game in Orlando.
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 […]
In this weekly series, I will be highlighting a player from the weekend who was their respective team’s unsung hero, win, lose or draw. A player who does the dirty work, does the little but important things in a game, and someone who didn’t exactly fill up the stat sheet […]
At the last Chicago home game our own Elizabeth Wawrzyniak snapped some beautiful shots. Click on thumbnail to enlarge.
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: […]
First and foremost, a big thanks to my Backline Soccer colleagues for wishing me a happy birthday last week. AS I TOOK ANOTHER STEP IN BEING OLD, I CAN’T HELP BUT GET REFLECTIVE On Sunday, the UEFA Women’s European Championship started. The second half of the NWSL season is underway […]
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 […]
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 […]
Well, faithful followers, it has been quite the week in WoSo, hasn’t it? From the nail-biting 12-minute score-a-thon from Sam Kerr to Carli Lloyd’s “You think that’s a red card, I’ll show you a red card” last minute send-off on Saturday night, our heart rates are still not quite back […]
Kelley Piper was out taking photos as always during Washington’s home game. She caught the Spirit vs Pride action from this past weekend.
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 […]
In this weekly series, I will be highlighting a player from the weekend who was their respective team’s unsung hero, win or lose. A player who does the dirty work, does the little but important things in a game and someone who didn’t exactly fill up the stat sheet but […]
Week 11 brought us a double scoop of NWSL action with most teams playing a midweek match on top of all the action from the weekend. There were highlight reel goals, penalty kicks awarded, and referee controversy. That was just the beginning, so let’s buckle in as we offer up […]
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 […]