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Reign say NWSL final practically sold out

Reign say NWSL final practically sold out

The Equalizer Staff August 26, 2014 8

Sunday’s NWSL championship match will be played at Starfire Soccer Complex in Tukwila, Wash., since Seattle Reign FC’s usual venue in downtown Seattle, Memorial Stadium, is being used all weekend for a music festival

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The Lowdown:  My 2014 NWSL Awards Ballot

The Lowdown: My 2014 NWSL Awards Ballot

Dan Lauletta August 26, 2014 204

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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Sauerbrunn named best NWSL defender for 2nd straight year

Sauerbrunn named best NWSL defender for 2nd straight year

The Equalizer Staff August 26, 2014 17

FC Kansas City defender Becky Sauerbrunn has won the NWSL Defender of the Year award for the second straight season, becoming the first repeat award winner in the fledgling league. Washington Spirit defender Ali

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Riley rips Kansas City turf, stadium, purported 159-degree field temperatures

Riley rips Kansas City turf, stadium, purported 159-degree field temperatures

Jeff Kassouf August 24, 2014 199

For almost a year, Portland Thorns FC players and staff have discussed how they wanted to repeat as champions on their home field. Providence Park averages about 13,000 fans per game, an anomaly in

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FC Kansas City eliminates Portland — four reasons this year was different

FC Kansas City eliminates Portland — four reasons this year was different

Dan Lauletta August 23, 2014 23

FC Kansas City waited one day short of a year to get back to the NWSL semifinals, where they coughed up a 2-0 lead at home to the Thorns in 2013.  That this year’s

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FC Kansas City avenges 2013 loss, advances to NWSL final over Thorns

FC Kansas City avenges 2013 loss, advances to NWSL final over Thorns

Jeff Husted August 23, 2014 392

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Last year’s NWSL Playoffs kicked off with an exciting match that saw two aggressive offenses combine for five goals in 120 minutes of exciting action. In a stark contrast this

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NWSL semifinal preview:  rematch in Kansas City

NWSL semifinal preview: rematch in Kansas City

Dan Lauletta August 23, 2014 1

Portland Thorns FC (10-8-6) at FC Kansas City (12-7-5) Durwood Stadium Saturday, 1 pm EDT (ESPN2) Series:  tied, 3-3-1 (Thorns, 2-1-0 in 2014) Playoff history:  Thorns lead, 1-0-0 (2013 semifinal, 3-2, aet) The first

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Rested FC Kansas City readies for another semifinal meeting with Portland

Rested FC Kansas City readies for another semifinal meeting with Portland

Jeff Husted August 22, 2014 19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the second straight year, FC Kansas City will host Portland Thorns FC in the opening round of the National Women’s Soccer League playoffs. And once again, these two teams

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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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Tune-in guide: NWSL playoffs set

Tune-in guide: NWSL playoffs set

The Equalizer Staff August 18, 2014 15

Portland Thorns FC pulled off the semi-miraculous on Sunday, handing Seattle Reign FC its second loss of the season to qualify for the postseason. That means Portland has a chance to defend its inaugural

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