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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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Sky Blue close season with 5th straight win

Sky Blue close season with 5th straight win

Dan Lauletta August 20, 2014 10

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Sky Blue FC beat the Houston Dash, 1-0 on Wednesday at Yurcak Field in the final regular season NWSL match of 2013.  Lindsi Cutshall scored on a 1st half rebound and

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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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Sky Blue eliminated despite defeating Spirit, who clinch playoff berth

Sky Blue eliminated despite defeating Spirit, who clinch playoff berth

Jennifer Gordon August 16, 2014 19

BOYDS, Md. — Sky Blue beat Washington Spirit 1-0 to keep their slim playoff hopes alive only to be eliminated later in the evening when the Red Stars drew with the Flash. Monica Ocampo

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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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No fun watching for Lytle, but rehab going smoothly

No fun watching for Lytle, but rehab going smoothly

Dan Lauletta August 15, 2014 2

As Sky Blue continue, improbably, to have life in the playoff race, one player unable to take part in the fun is Taylor Lytle.  The 25-year-old midfielder has not played since suffering a tibia

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Nadim scores twice to eliminate Flash, keep Sky Blue’s playoff alive

Nadim scores twice to eliminate Flash, keep Sky Blue’s playoff alive

Megan Manzari August 13, 2014 90

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Nadia Nadim netted a late goal in the second half to lift Sky Blue FC past the Western New York Flash, 3-2, officially eliminating the Flash from playoff contention. The goal marks seven in

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NWSL mid-week 19 preview:  Flash, Sky Blue in virtual playoff match

NWSL mid-week 19 preview: Flash, Sky Blue in virtual playoff match

Dan Lauletta August 13, 2014 1

Sky Blue FC (6-8-7) at Western New York Flash (8-11-3) Sahlen’s Stadium Wednesday, 7 pm EDT (ESPN2) Series:  Flash lead, 4-2-0 (1-1-0 in 2014; plus Flash, 1-0-0 in playoffs) This was a semifinal match

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The Lowdown:  Wild final week ahead in NWSL

The Lowdown: Wild final week ahead in NWSL

Dan Lauletta August 12, 2014 24

Week 18 was a wild one in the NWSL, setting up what could be an equally wild finale to the league’s second regular season. There were several clinching and elimination scenarios last week, but

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