» August 1, 2018

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 […]

» July 26, 2018

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 […]

» July 19, 2018

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 […]

» June 18, 2018

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 […]

» June 14, 2018

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 […]

» June 9, 2018

RJ and Luis talk all about the NWSL and the USWNT. 

» June 6, 2018

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 […]

» June 1, 2018

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 […]

» May 29, 2018

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 […]

» April 18, 2018

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 […]

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