The Highlights: Four Questions for Backline Soccer Staff

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What is your favorite Backline Soccer piece written by another Backline Soccer writer:

RJ Allen: The Downsizing of Fat Fans

Jacqui Porter: Janine van Wyk Helping to Build a Bright Future for South African Soccer

Alanna Fairbairn: The Downsizing of Fat Fans

Jordan Small: Visibility Matters: An Interview with Crystal Dunn

Luis Hernandez: Just Pick an NWSL Team Already, I’m Begging You.

Sandra Herrera: Why the NWSL Shouldn’t Buy in to L.A. 

Adriana Hooper: In a time when our country is most divided, is the national women’s team most inclusive?

Leigh Nieves: Media Circus Skirts the Issue on Rapinoe Protest

Melissa Castro: The Several Flaws of Becky Sauerbrunn

Jenn Hayes: The Several Flaws of Becky Sauerbrunn

What is your favorite thing you’ve written for Backline Soccer?

RJ Allen:  Pack For L.A.: Women’s Soccer’s Most Unlikely Champions

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

Alanna Fairbairn:  How Do We Love HAO? Let Us Count The Ways

Sandra Herrera: In a time when our country is most divided, is the national women’s team most inclusive?

Leigh Nieves: The German Curse

Melissa Castro: U-20’s WWC: USA Faces a Tough Opponent in Mexico

Jenn Hayes: WoSo Rewind: The 2013 College Draft

What is your favorite Backline Soccer thing or moment from 2016? 

RJ Allen:

Typing in BacklineSoccer.com for the first time and seeing it connect and going to Houston with some of the BS crew.

Jacqui Porter:

Helping out the Afghanistan WNT by giving 30% of profits from merch shop.

Alanna Fairbairn:

Helping design shirts and then buying shirts I had input on.

Jordan Small:

My favorite moment from 2016 was getting to meet RJ, Chelsey and Sandra at the NWSL championship game.

Luis Hernandez:

The group photo of you all.

Sandra Herrera:

Rise of the Red Stars and NWSL Championship in HOU. Most importantly, everyone that has come into my life through Backline and WoSo. The ENTIRE backline crew – past, present, and future. Whether in passing, writing, interviewing, or on TSR. The impact of this sport on me is indescribable. From all the players, coaches, front offices, WoSo Media, and fans – I am truly a better person for having gone through a season. I look forward to growing with you all in another.

Adriana Hooper:

The tweets/articles that made our twitter implode. Also increasing our follower count by like 250 since September. Seeing social media grow in front of my eyes in general was a cool thing.

Leigh Nieves:

Without a doubt, meeting everyone in Houston. It felt like meeting a big extended family that I’m grateful to be a part of.

Melissa Castro:

Easy, when the site was created!

Jenn Hayes:

Chelsey’s rant about the commentary after USAvJapan on The Scouting Report.

What are you looking forward to in 2017:

RJ Allen:

Seeing how the site grows and working on The Scouting Report. And trying to get some more guests and interviews during the NWSL season.

Jacqui Porter:

The NWSL draft and covering more news from foreign leagues.

Alanna Fairbairn:

Helping you guys sound as awesome as you are.

Jordan Small:

I’m looking forward to covering the Spirit full time in 2017.

Luis Hernandez:

Watching The Pride to improve as a team, playing in the new stadium and finish better in a better position on the table.

Sandra Herrera: 

NWSL season FIVE. and Orlando NWSL Final.

Adriana Hooper:

I’m most looking forward to seeing NWSL teams be full load with their players as there is no major tournament for the US this year. I am also looking forward to learning more about the game and getting up to speed on more teams and also more broad players.

Leigh Nieves: 

I’m really looking forward to covering Seattle games in person. Also, I’m hyped to watch this site grow even more and get the recognition it deserves. 

Melissa Castro:

For the site to grow. It’s already incredible how far this site has come since August.

Jenn Hayes:

Writing more for the site.