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Netherlands, Italy tie in Leg 1 of playoff final

Netherlands, Italy tie in Leg 1 of playoff final

The Equalizer Staff November 22, 2014 0

The Netherlands and Italy tied 1-1 on Saturday in the first leg of the UEFA Women’s World Cup qualifying playoff final in The Hague, Netherlands. Melania Gabbiadini opened the scoring for Italy in the

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No. 1 seeds roll into Sweet 16 of D-I tournament

No. 1 seeds roll into Sweet 16 of D-I tournament

The Equalizer Staff November 22, 2014 3

All four No. 1 seeds advanced to the Sweet 16 of the 2014 NCAA Division I women’s soccer tournament with victories on Friday. UCLA smacked Harvard 7-0 in the final game of the day,

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Packed slate of international matches set to begin

Packed slate of international matches set to begin

The Equalizer Staff November 22, 2014 52

The World Cup is a little over six months away now, and the number of international matches is kicking into high gear. That all starts Saturday, with Leg 1 of the UEFA Women’s World

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NWSL ref Berry faces child pornography charge

NWSL ref Berry faces child pornography charge

Jeff Kassouf November 22, 2014 13

Timon Berry, a regular referee in the National Women’s Soccer League, faces child pornography charges, according to Seattle CBS affiliate KIRO 7. In a statement to The Equalizer early Saturday, Professional Referee Organization (PRO)

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Averbuch to play with Arsenal at Nestlé Cup

Averbuch to play with Arsenal at Nestlé Cup

Jeff Kassouf November 21, 2014 11

FC Kansas City midfielder Yael Averbuch will play for Arsenal as a guest player at the International Women’s Club Championship from Nov. 30 – Dec. 6. Averbuch signed with the reigning National Women’s Soccer

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Vela out as New Mexico coach after hazing incident

Vela out as New Mexico coach after hazing incident

Associated Press November 21, 2014 8

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico says women’s soccer coach Kit Vela will not return to the school after a season that included discipline for a hazing incident. School officials said Thursday that Vela’s contract

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Herdman names roster for Canada-Sweden games

Herdman names roster for Canada-Sweden games

The Equalizer Staff November 21, 2014 21

Canada coach John Herdman named his 24-player roster — including the usual cast of teenagers on the rise — for next week’s pair of closed-door friendly matches against Sweden. The matches will be played

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Spirit add Welsh forward Natasha Harding

Spirit add Welsh forward Natasha Harding

The Equalizer Staff November 20, 2014 24

The Washington Spirit have signed Welsh international forward Natasha Harding.  The 25-year-old will arrive in Washington in March and join countrywoman Jessica Fishlock of the Reign as Welsh players in NWSL.  Harding has played

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Sermanni now has ‘freedom to look around’ at jobs

Sermanni now has ‘freedom to look around’ at jobs

Jeff Kassouf November 20, 2014 34

It has been about seven months since Tom Sermanni was unceremoniously dismissed as U.S. women’s national team coach, a move that came just 15 months into his contract and a little over a year

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Thorns defender Huffman announces retirement

Thorns defender Huffman announces retirement

The Equalizer Staff November 19, 2014 12

Sarah Huffman is hanging up her boots after six professional seasons. Huffman most recently played for Portland Thorns FC, tallying a goal and an assist in 22 games after being traded by the Western

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