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The Lowdown: XI ideas for a better NWSL

The Lowdown: XI ideas for a better NWSL

Dan Lauletta September 17, 2014 212

The National Women’s Soccer League has two seasons in the books and it is time to turn attention towards the all-important third. The importance is two-ply. First, the league will have to share, if

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NWSL waiver draft sees four players move

NWSL waiver draft sees four players move

Dan Lauletta September 15, 2014 55

The NWSL announced the results of the waiver process on Monday and four players now have new addresses.  The Washington Spirit claimed two players, Joanna Lohman from the Breakers and Lydia Williams from the

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Lohman among 12 NWSL players waived

Lohman among 12 NWSL players waived

The Equalizer Staff September 12, 2014 14

Twelve players were waived by their NWSL clubs on Friday, including Joanna Lohman, Angie Kerr and Emily Van Egmond. Teams have until Monday at 5 p.m. ET to claim a player off of the

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The Lowdown: KC’s risky off-season pays off with title

The Lowdown: KC’s risky off-season pays off with title

Dan Lauletta September 2, 2014 58

TUKWILA, Wash. — To properly trace the roots of the 2014 FC Kansas City team, you have to go back to last fall, when Lauren Holiday was boarding a bus following national team practice.

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Seattle, Kansas City lead NWSL Best XI selections

Seattle, Kansas City lead NWSL Best XI selections

The Equalizer Staff August 29, 2014 41

Seven players in Sunday’s National Women’s Soccer League final between Seattle Reign FC and FC Kansas City were named to the NWSL Best XI on Friday. Regular season champions Seattle placed a league-high four

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The Lowdown:  My 2014 NWSL Awards Ballot

The Lowdown: My 2014 NWSL Awards Ballot

Dan Lauletta August 26, 2014 235

Here is my 2014 NWSL awards ballot. Votes were due prior to the start of the semifinal matches, and performances in those matches have no bearing on these picks or anyone else’s who had

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Johnston wins NWSL Rookie of the Year

Johnston wins NWSL Rookie of the Year

Dan Lauletta August 22, 2014 24

Julie Johnston of the Chicago Red Stars has been voted 2014 NWSL Rookie of the Year.  The No. 3 overall pick out of Santa Clara played in 21 games for the Red Stars, most

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USWNT’s, Chicago’s Johnston confident after successful rookie year

USWNT’s, Chicago’s Johnston confident after successful rookie year

Jennifer Gordon August 20, 2014 7

Chicago Red Stars rookie Julie Johnston’s first season in NWSL started and ended much the same way. The Phoenix, Ariz., native scored both the first and last goal of the year for her club

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NWSL mid-week 20 preview:  playing out the string

NWSL mid-week 20 preview: playing out the string

Dan Lauletta August 20, 2014 5

Houston Dash (5-15-3) at Sky Blue FC (8-8-7) Yurcak Field Wednesday, 7 pm EDT Series:  tied, 1-1-0 They tried this one on July 2, but the lightning alarm went off just as warmups began. 

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Morgan sends Thorns to playoffs, Red Stars out

Morgan sends Thorns to playoffs, Red Stars out

Dan Lauletta August 17, 2014 317

Alex Morgan’s 68th minute header gave Portland Thorns FC a 1-0 victory over Seattle Reign FC and with it the final playoff berth in NWSL.  The Thorns are the 3rd seed and will play at

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