Can The Rose City Blossom Once Again?

The 2017 Portland Thorns will look very similar to last season’s team, and if you’re a Rose City fan, that’s got to be a great feeling. For Portland, three important elements of the NWSL Shield-winning 2016 team are back:  an explosive offense, a core veteran group, and a dominant defense. There’s only really one […]

Around the World of WoSo: City Remain Champs and Betos Says Goodbye

City goes back-to-back: Melbourne City and Perth Glory met in the Grand Final of the W-League on Sunday and the match certainly did not disappoint. It drew a record crowd of 4,591 in the stadium and saw two goals by City en route to their second championship. Melbourne City made history by […]

Around the World of WoSo: USC Victorious; U-20’s Finish Fourth

Japan Grabs Third Place Over U.S.: The Under-20 Women’s World Cup third place match was one that saw the Americans really struggle against a dominant Japanese group. In the previous three games between these two countries, Japan outscored the U.S. 11-2. So, to some, this was not a surprise and […]

Around the World of WoSo: FAWSL Winners and College Soccer

FSU & UVA couldn’t beat the elements:   In a top three showdown between Florida State (2) and University of Virginia (3), I expected goals and plenty of highlight reel material. Both teams did manage a goal, but the game was called in the 100th minute due to excessive lightening. […]

Portland Looks to Win (the Playoffs) Pretty in the Rose City

The 2016 Portland Thorns have been one of the most consistent teams in the NWSL this season. Currently in second place with 38 points, they look to march into the playoffs with the confidence of knowing they have a great chance to make the championship. Offense: The Thorns are second […]