Tag: Seattle Reign

Soccer Takes From Jake: The Final Four (Weeks)

First and foremost, nothing but love for everyone in Houston and surrounding towns/communities around them. I don’t have any stories from time spent in Houston, say for last year’s NWSL Championship, because I wasn’t able to make the trip down there. But the NWSL media colleagues I’ve talked to who […]

Off the Bench with Backline Soccer: 2017, Week 18

Backline Soccer Recap: Too Cool For School: 5 Reasons Mallory Pugh Needs a New Narrative – Lindsay Schwarz brings you five reasons its time to give people some new talking points on Mal Pugh.  Why You Should or Should Not Be Freaking Out About the Red Stars – Sandra Herrera […]

The Unused Sub: The Home Stretch

THE TABLE IS SILLY, THE SEASON IS SILLY Turnabout is fair play in the NWSL. Seattle beats Sky Blue in a bonkers 5-4 match because of a stoppage time winner, Sky Blue beats Seattle in a bonkers 5-4 match with a goal in stoppage time too. Look, can we just […]

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 […]

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 […]

Route Two Soccer – Sky Blue and Seattle play the craziest game of the year

Photo by MikeRussellFoto, find more @mikerussellfoto This weekend, Seattle and Sky Blue played one of the craziest games in the history of the league. I was lucky enough to see it in person, from high above the Memorial Stadium pitch, perched with the seagulls. And when I arrived, my plan was to […]

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 […]

6 Takeaways from NWSL: Week 13

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]