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 […]
I am going to miss Christy Holly. He was a sharp-dressed man and built something good with Sky Blue FC and I think was on the cusp of something great with them. ON THE TYLER LUSSI SUSPENSION & MORE The NWSL DisCo’s decision to suspend Tyler Lussi of the Portland […]
Backline Soccer Recap: Euro’s Final Set – Allison Cary recaps the Euro’s semi-final matches. The View from the Sideline: Chicago Red Stars vs Orlando Pride – Kat Farris snapped some great shots at the draw between the Pride and Red Stars. Multi-Trick Pony: 5 Reasons Christen Press Should Start for […]
Kelley Piper Hi. UNPOPULAR… BUT SURELY A PROVOCATIVE OPINION Most of the time I look past whenever people are playing the occasional hashtag game on Twitter. However taking part in #ConfessYourUnpopularOpinion, our very own fearless leader RJ Allen tweeted something that sure was provocative. https://twitter.com/CaptainWOSO/status/894381935807561732 Full disclosure, what I am […]
Leanne Keator made the trip down to Orlando to take in the Washington Spirit vs Orlando Pride game. Here are her photos.
As I write this, the Pacific Northwest is in the middle of a crazy heat wave. It’s hot in the room I am typing this and my brain has melted. NWSL ALL-STAR GAME? SURE WHY NOT I just finished watching the 2017 MLS All-Star Game in which the league’s best […]
It’s hard to be the Washington Spirit currently. They haven’t won a match on the road all season, they can’t seem to find their rhythm, and they are currently sitting at the bottom of the table. So their matches aren’t much of a competition, right? Wrong. The Washington Spirit are […]
Backline Soccer Recap: The Unknown International: Amandine Henry – Allison Carey takes a look at French international Amandine Henry in her debut piece. Amber Brooks Deserves Another Shot With The USWNT – Alanna Fairbairn breaks down why the Houston defender deserves another shot with the USWNT. The Rock(Y) Of The Team: […]
First and foremost, a big thanks to my Backline Soccer colleagues for wishing me a happy birthday last week. AS I TOOK ANOTHER STEP IN BEING OLD, I CAN’T HELP BUT GET REFLECTIVE On Sunday, the UEFA Women’s European Championship started. The second half of the NWSL season is underway […]
Backline Soccer Recap: The View From The Sideline: Washington Spirit Vs Orlando Pride: 7/8 – Kelly Piper zooms in on the Spirit and Pride game. Check out these awesome shots. Kailen Sheridan: Not Your Average Rookie – RJ Allen interviewed the Sky Blue rookie keeper and asked her about her rookie […]
Well, faithful followers, it has been quite the week in WoSo, hasn’t it? From the nail-biting 12-minute score-a-thon from Sam Kerr to Carli Lloyd’s “You think that’s a red card, I’ll show you a red card” last minute send-off on Saturday night, our heart rates are still not quite back […]
Kelley Piper was out taking photos as always during Washington’s home game. She caught the Spirit vs Pride action from this past weekend.
Image Credits: Leanne Keator Backline Soccer Recap: A History of Highs and Lows In Allocations In The NWSL: RJ Allen takes a look at the history of allocations in the NWSL with the USWNT, CANWNT, and MEXWNT. 6 Takeaways From NWSL: Week 11: Jordan Small, Luis Hernandez, and Elizabeth Wawrzyniak bring […]
Week 11 brought us a double scoop of NWSL action with most teams playing a midweek match on top of all the action from the weekend. There were highlight reel goals, penalty kicks awarded, and referee controversy. That was just the beginning, so let’s buckle in as we offer up […]