Tag: Seattle Reign

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 […]

Route Two Soccer – Which Seattle is the Real Seattle

Which Seattle is the real Seattle? The one that destroyed Houston and Washington? The one that was devastated by Boston early in the season? The one that ran roughshod over Portland a couple weeks ago? Or the one that was manhandled by North Carolina the following week? The glib answer […]

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 […]

A European Holiday: The NWSL in the Euros

With the European Championship fast approaching, NWSL teams have seen players leave to attend pre-tournament camps with their national teams. All in all, there are seven NWSL players representing their country at the EUROs. Denmark has the most representation with two players heading back to their National Team, while the […]

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 […]

6 Takeaways from NWSL: Week 9

The NWSL returned from the short FIFA break this past weekend and the action was non-stop. There were a combined 20 goals scored across the league this weekend, some unexpected losses and some big upsets. Honestly, we’re just so thrilled to be watching club WoSo again, all the excitement was […]

Off the Bench with Backline Soccer, International Break #1

Backline Soccer Recap: USWNT take on Norway in Sandefjord – Jordan Small previewed the USWNT match against Norway this past Sunday. Route Two Soccer – NWSL Teams at the Break: Buy/Sell/Hold? – Charles Olney takes a look into where each NWSL team stands as we are one-third of the way […]

Route Two Soccer – NWSL Teams at the Break: Buy/Sell/Hold?

We are now one-third of the way through the season, and things seem to be settling down a bit. While there have been plenty of surprises week-to-week, the league table points toward some broad stability. We’ve got one tier of clear frontrunners, a second group of playoff hopefuls, and a […]

Off the Bench with Backline Soccer: 2017, Week 8

Image Credits to Leanne Keator.  Welcome to Week 8 of Off the Bench! Backline Soccer Recap: The View from the Sideline: North Carolina vs. Sky Blue FC:  Check out Guillermo Delgado’s amazing images from the game.  View from the Sideline: Sky Blue FC vs Orlando Pride – 5/27:  Leanne Keator was at the Sky […]

Off the Bench with Backline Soccer: 2017, Week 7

Welcome to Week 7 of Off the Bench! Backline Soccer Recap: The 123rd Minute: Parity, this league has it, and an interview with Yael Averbuch: Last week, RJ Allen and Charles Olney welcomed FC Kansas City’s Yael Averbuch to the 123rd minute podcast. She talked about the newly created NWSL players […]