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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 2

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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Press scores twice, Red Stars rally late to tie Flash, keep playoff hopes alive

Press scores twice, Red Stars rally late to tie Flash, keep playoff hopes alive

Rusty Silber August 16, 2014 190

LISLE, Ill. — Playoff hopes are alive in Chicago — for now. The Chicago Red Stars tied the Western New York Flash 3-3, converting their third penalty kick of the match in second-half stoppage

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NWSL Week 19 preview:  Win and in for Spirit, Red Stars

NWSL Week 19 preview: Win and in for Spirit, Red Stars

Dan Lauletta August 16, 2014 10

Sky Blue FC (7-8-7) at Washington Spirit (10-8-5) Maryland SoccerPlex Saturday, 6:30 pm EDT Series:  Sky Blue lead, 4-0-2 (1-0-1 in 2014) Last season the Spirit held Sky Blue to a draw in the

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Chicago tops Boston, keeps control of playoff fate

Chicago tops Boston, keeps control of playoff fate

Rusty Silber August 13, 2014 119

Lisle, Ill. – A couple of set pieces led the way for the Chicago Red Stars, keeping their playoff push going with a 2-0 win over the Boston Breakers on Wednesday at Benedictine Sports

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