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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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Thorns’ Angerer, Catley go on loan to Australia

Thorns’ Angerer, Catley go on loan to Australia

The Equalizer Staff September 4, 2014 11

Portland Thorns FC goalkeeper Nadine Angerer and defender Stephanie Catley have been loaned to Australian teams, but both are expected back for the 2015 NWSL season, the Thorns announced on Thursday. Angerer will play

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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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Thorns loan Brooks to Bayern, Dash re-sign Henderson

Thorns loan Brooks to Bayern, Dash re-sign Henderson

The Equalizer Staff August 28, 2014 30

Portland Thorns FC today has loaned midfielder Amber Brooks to FC Bayern Munich — her previous club — for the 2014-15 Frauen-Bundesliga season. Brooks scored 10 goals in 22 appearances in 2013 with Bayern

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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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Boquete signs with Germany’s 1. FFC Frankfurt

Boquete signs with Germany’s 1. FFC Frankfurt

The Equalizer Staff August 25, 2014 20

Portland Thorns FC midfielder Vero Boquete has signed with 1. FFC Frankfurt of the German Frauen-Bundesliga. Boquete arrived in Portland in early June after finishing runner-up in the UEFA Champions League with the no-longer

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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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