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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 216

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 57

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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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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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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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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