Welcome to a three part series where we take a look at three different players on the USWNT Player pool bubble – or just the outside of it.. We’ll take you through the reasons they may or may not be included in the 2019 USWNT January camp. Player Name: Kealia […]
Welcome to a three part series where we take a look at three different players on the USWNT Player pool bubble – or just the outside of it.. We’ll take you through the reasons they may or may not be included in the 2019 USWNT January camp. Player Name: Andi […]
Welcome to a three part series where we take a look at three different players on the USWNT Player pool bubble – or just the outside of it.. We’ll take you through the reasons they may or may not be included in the 2019 USWNT January camp. Player Name: Vanessa […]
The United States Women’s National team had to be happy when they saw their draw in the 2019 Women’s World Cup but are trying to bang the drum to keep their motivation high. The team is in Group F against Thailand, Sweden and Chile who have poor historical record against […]
Photo by Lora Charles. Charles Olney (@olneyce): Hi everyone, and welcome to our first slackchat of the offseason. We’re hoping to get back into a semi-regular conversations here are news starts to pick up. For today, we’ll mostly focus on international news, and do a little bit of assessment of […]
The 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship has been strange. Both Jamaica and Panama have made the semifinals while Costa Rico and Mexico–two teams that were expected to make the cut–are now out of the tournament. The only really expected result that has held is both Canada and the US making the […]
Lora Charles was on tap to shoot some great photos during the USWNT vs Trinidad and Tobago game. Check them out below.
Lora Charles was on hand to capture the USWNT vs Mexico as both teams try to qualify for France 2019.
RJ and Charles talk about the 2012 USWNT Olympic semifinal against Canada. Questionable refereeing, frantic play, *that* goal, and not much defense. powered by podcast garden Check us out on iTunes.
Charles Olney (@olneyce): Hi everyone, and welcome to the Backline Soccer chat. Today we’re going to spend some time talking about international soccer, particularly the Tournament of Nations. But first, can we all pour one out for go90, which is officially shuffling off the stage today? Will anyone be lamenting its […]
Jaelene Hinkle was called back into a US Women’s National Team camp last week. Given that Hinkle refused to play last year because she couldn’t accept wearing a rainbow pride jersey, many have seen the decision to bring her back as a betrayal of the US team’s supposed commitment to […]
The United States Women’s National Team are the crème de la crème of women’s soccer, placing no lower than third in all seven World Cups and winning the tournament three times. They are gunning for their eighth straight World Cup appearance next year, and with it, the chance to defend […]
Why does the United States Women’s National Team struggle to break down compact, deep defensive teams? In many ways, this has been the defining question of the two years since the US crashed out of the Olympics after failing to pick apart a very defensive Sweden. Hope Solo called them […]
Charles Olney (@olneyce): Alright, welcome to our slack chat for this week. Today we’re going to start with the US national team, who just finished up a pair of friendlies against China. How do people think it went? For what it’s worth, my general takeaway is: the US still isn’t playing […]
RJ and Luis talk all about the NWSL and the USWNT.
Charles Olney (@olneyce): Let’s start things off with a quick round of discussion about the national team friendlies coming up against China. What do people expect from these games? Is there anything in particular you’ll be watching for? RJ Allen (@TheSoccerCritic): I want Ellis to sit Morgan and Sauerbrunn and co. We […]
Today I want to challenge one of the most durable, and least well-founded, myths in women’s soccer: the idea that there is an “international level,” where play is more difficult than the domestic leagues. This belief is so widespread that, according to a piece this week from Jeff Kassouf which […]
Welcome to a new feature here at Backline: our weekly soccer chat. This week, we discussed the new USWNT roster, Lyon’s victory in the Champions League, and the continuing saga of Christen Press’s club situation. The transcript below has been lightly edited. Charles Olney (@olneyce) : Welcome everyone, to our […]
Charles and RJ discuss the recent USWNT’s friendlies against Mexico–what worked, what didn’t, and why there’s no need to worry too much about the team–and then cover some of the recent NWSL news. There’s also a bonus chat between RJ and Cindy Lara from RSL Soapbox about all things Utah. Follow us on Twitter: @123rdminute Intro music: Those Better […]
The two friendlies this week against Mexico weren’t the highest quality games the US has ever played. The shape wasn’t always compact and both defense and goalkeeping left something to be desired. But these games did show us that when players are “on” they can still be a delight to […]