Alright DMV—it’s your turn for a preseason preview for your very own Washington Spirit. There is a lot to get excited for this year, and for years to come. The roster is young, the talent is fierce, and the beer garden is waiting for you at the SoccerPlex. So without […]
Alright, my friends, let’s just say it how it is. This off-season has been rough for the NWSL. I think the majority of us will agree to that. We lost a team, we had some really weird coaching shakeups (looking at you, Laura Harvey), and we still have no schedule […]
Emma Bayer is an 11 year old who will be doing a recurring interview series for Backline Soccer. You can find more out about how Emma got in to soccer here. Estelle Johnson began her professional career with the Philadelphia Independence. She also played for the Western New York Flash, […]
All ten National Women’s Soccer League teams have announced their roster and contract updates following the 2017 NWSL season. Here are the updated rosters: Boston Breakers Contract Option Exercised: Abby Smith, Sammy Jo Prudhomme, Megan Oyster, Julie King, Amanda Frisbie, Rosie White, Morgan Andrews, Adriana Leon, Natasha Dowie, Ifeoma Onumonu, […]
The NWSL may be the American soccer league, many of its most talented players come from all over the world. This series looks at some of the best internationals in the NWSL, analyzing their role and impact on their national team and their NWSL club, as well as their overall […]
Backline Soccer Recap: The Unknown International: Natasha Dowie – Allison Cary highlights Natasha Dowie in this weeks unknown international. MVA: 5 Reasons Tobin Heath Is The Thorns’ Most Valuable Asset – Tobin Heath has returned from injury. Lindsay Schwarz breaks down why she is the most valuable asset for the […]
AND SO THE NWSL PLAYOFFS ARE SET It’s weird that we’re getting two playoff preview matches on the final weekend of the regular season, but here we are. All four teams will go into them definitely with the intent of using them as film study for the semi-final matches next […]
Kelley Piper was back in action during the Washington Spirit vs Boston Breakers game. Check her photos out below.
IN THEORY… Let’s talk about things that are good in theory. Specifically football governing bodies. Whether it’s FIFA, US Soccer, The FA (of England), these entities mean well and over the years sure have done plenty of good in terms of organizing the beautiful game, forming leagues, and all that […]
Backline Soccer Recap: The View from the Sideline: Orlando Pride vs Seattle Reign – Check out these shots from the thriller from Kat Farris. Kicks & Gigs: 5 Reasons to be Stoked for the USA/NZL Friendlies – Lindsay Schwarz broke down 5 reasons we should have been stoked for the […]
Backline Soccer Recap: The View from the Sideline: North Carolina vs Washington – Kelly Piper was out at the Spirit and Courage game and took some great shots! Child’s Play: 5 Reasons The NWSL Will Shape The Future Of Women’s Sports – Lindsay Schwarz on how the NWSL will shape […]
First & foremost, stay strong everyone in Orlando. I know this includes some people that are a part of Backline Soccer, so yeah, hopefully everyone is safe and secure as best as they can be. Former Seattle Reign FC midfielder Lindsay Elston announced her retirement yesterday. She posted her retirement […]
Kelley Piper took in the North Carolina vs Washington game. Here are some of her best shots.
Backline Soccer Recap: The View from the Sideline: Washington Spirit vs Chicago Red Stars – Check out these shots from Kelly Piper from the game last weekend. Irreplaceable: 5 Reasons Christie Pearce Should Stick Around – Lindsay Schwarz brings you 5 reasons Captain America should stick around in some capacity […]
First and foremost, nothing but love for everyone in Houston and surrounding towns/communities around them. I don’t have any stories from time spent in Houston, say for last year’s NWSL Championship, because I wasn’t able to make the trip down there. But the NWSL media colleagues I’ve talked to who […]
Kelley Piper was once again at the Plex to take some great shots as the Washington Spirit took on the Chicago Red Stars.
Backline Soccer Recap: Too Cool For School: 5 Reasons Mallory Pugh Needs a New Narrative – Lindsay Schwarz brings you five reasons its time to give people some new talking points on Mal Pugh. Why You Should or Should Not Be Freaking Out About the Red Stars – Sandra Herrera […]
THE TABLE IS SILLY, THE SEASON IS SILLY Turnabout is fair play in the NWSL. Seattle beats Sky Blue in a bonkers 5-4 match because of a stoppage time winner, Sky Blue beats Seattle in a bonkers 5-4 match with a goal in stoppage time too. Look, can we just […]
Kelley Piper Sports media is a lot of things – inspiring, biased, challenging, thought provoking … I could go on. But every once in a while it is just plain repetitive. Case in point: Mallory Pugh. If you have watched a single match that Mallory Pugh has played in this […]
Backline Soccer Recap: Under the Radar: 5 Reasons Rachel Daly Is Underrated – Lindsay Schwarz breaks down five reasons Rachel Daly is underrated in the NWSL. The Unknown International: Alanna Kennedy – Allison Cary shines a spotlight on Australian International Alanna Kennedy. The View from the Sideline: Washington Spirit vs […]