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 […]

Unsung Hero of the Week: Hip-Hip Horan Leads Portland

Kelley Piper 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 […]

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: […]

The Unused Sub: More Than A Feeling With Boston

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 […]

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 […]

Unsung Hero of the Week: Dynamic Dash Duo

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 […]

6 Takeaways from NWSL: Week 12

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 […]

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 […]