Tag: USWNT

Around the World of WoSo: NWSL Champions Crowned, Stanford Falls; New Blood for USWNT

Flash Stun Spirit in NWSL Final: Let’s be real. This game was messy, foul driven, and ended in penalty kicks. Not exactly the dream final between Western New York and Washington that I was hoping for. But the last 45 minutes of action, between the 30 minutes of extra time […]

Ellis Names NWSL Heavy Roster for Switzerland Friendlies

Jill Ellis, head coach of the USWNT, has named her 24-person roster ahead of friendlies against Switzerland (October 19th at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, and October 23rd at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota). And out of the 24 women called up, 11 players have yet to earn a […]

Chicago’s Best Football Team Isn’t the Bears, or the Fire

Last Sunday marked an eventful day for professional women’s sports leagues in Chicago. Both the Chicago Sky of the WNBA and the Chicago Red Stars of the NWSL clinched their playoff spots in their respective leagues. Just last month, the Chicago Bandits won their fourth league championship for National Pro […]

The Future of the USWNT is in the NWSL: Offense

With the USWNT beginning a new cycle and the team in transition, it’s time for new blood. In this two-part series, I take a look at whose NWSL play has earned a call-up to National Team camp and the chance to make an impression on Jill Ellis. Part One examined […]

The Future of the USWNT is in the NWSL: Defense

With the USWNT beginning a new cycle and the team in transition, it’s time for new blood. In this two-part series, I take a look at whose NWSL play has earned a call-up to National Team camp and the chance to make an impression on Jill Ellis. Part One examines […]

The Downsizing of Fat Fans

I haven’t always been a sports fan. I grew up in southeast Wisconsin, a place where Sunday Catholic masses in the fall usually included a reference to the Packers during the homily. And sometimes a joke about the Bears or the Vikings, to the delight of almost all. But I […]

Olympic Quarter Final Matchups Set

With the last group stage games played it’s now time for the quarterfinals of the Olympic women’s soccer tournament. On Friday, August 12th, eight teams will be paired down to four semifinalists. The winners are guaranteed at least one more game and a chance to play for either gold or bronze.  […]

Introducing Backline Soccer

RJ Allen: I am RJ Allen. I am the Editor in Chief of Backline Soccer. I’m joined by Chelsey Bush, who is the Managing Editor of Backline Soccer. So Chelsey, why is Backline Soccer a thing now? Chelsey Bush: We felt like it was time to devote all our attention […]