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Blues beat Sky Blue, close in on playoffs

Blues beat Sky Blue, close in on playoffs

Dan Lauletta July 27, 2014 25

FC Kansas City closed in on another playoff berth with a 2-1 victory over Sky Blue FC on Sunday night at Durwood Stadium.  The win snapped a brief, two-match winless streak and gives them

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Red Stars held by Dash, remain 5th

Red Stars held by Dash, remain 5th

Dan Lauletta July 26, 2014 212

The Red Stars are still chasing the playoff pack after being held to a scoreless draw by the Houston Dash on Saturday afternoon in Benedictine University Sports Complex.  The point moved the Red Stars

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NWSL Week 16 preview:  Cascadia rivalry returns

NWSL Week 16 preview: Cascadia rivalry returns

Dan Lauletta July 26, 2014 16

Houston Dash (5-10-2) at Chicago Red Stars (7-6-6) Benedictine University Sports Complex Saturday, 2 pm EDT Series:  Red Stars lead, 2-0-0 The teams above them keep giving away points so the Red Stars have

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NWSL mid-week 16 preview:  the tension rises

NWSL mid-week 16 preview: the tension rises

Dan Lauletta July 23, 2014 12

Portland Thorns FC (8-6-5) at Washington Spirit (8-8-3) Maryland SoccerPlex Wednesday, 7 pm EDT Series: Thorns lead, 4-0-0 (2-0-0 in 2014) Big one here. The Spirit exit a tough week when consecutive road trips

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The Lowdown:  Playoff contenders gearing up for finish

The Lowdown: Playoff contenders gearing up for finish

Dan Lauletta July 22, 2014 47

There is something of an uneasy feeling at Sahlen’s Stadium this summer.  The Flash are used to being at the top of the table, cruising into the playoffs, and contending for championships.  But 2014

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Nadim, O’Hara lead Sky Blue rout of Spirit

Nadim, O’Hara lead Sky Blue rout of Spirit

Dan Lauletta July 20, 2014 60

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Nadia Nadim made good on her first NWSL start with a goal and an assist to lead Sky Blue to a 4-2 victory over the Washington Spirit on Sunday night at

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NWSL Week 15 preview: Playoffs in sight for Reign

NWSL Week 15 preview: Playoffs in sight for Reign

Dan Lauletta July 20, 2014 21

Boston Breakers (3-12-2) at Portland Thorns FC (7-6-5) Providence Park Sunday, 5 pm EDT (ESPN2) Series:  Breakers lead, 3-1-0 (1-0-0 in 2014) Last time they played, the Breakers benched several starting players and pulled

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NWSL Mid-Week 15 Preview:  Clash in the Windy City

NWSL Mid-Week 15 Preview: Clash in the Windy City

Dan Lauletta July 17, 2014 9

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The Lowdown: Tight races for final playoff spots

The Lowdown: Tight races for final playoff spots

Dan Lauletta July 16, 2014 35

Just like that there are only five weeks to go in the NWSL season.  At the moment it seems like two teams rate between very safe and fairly safe to reach the playoffs and

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