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Long penalty earns Portland late point at Sky Blue

Long penalty earns Portland late point at Sky Blue

Jeff Kassouf April 19, 2014 68

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — A late Allie Long penalty kick was enough to salvage a 1-1 draw for Portland Thorns FC against Sky Blue FC on Saturday at Yurcak Field. Long finished the spot kick

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Rookies connect in Red Stars’s win over Flash

Rookies connect in Red Stars’s win over Flash

Megan Manzari April 19, 2014 33

The Chicago Red Stars shined in their 2014 season opener against the Western New York Flash. Julie Johnston netted Chicago’s winning goal in the 59th minute off of a corner kick taken by fellow

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Spirit surprise with 3-1 win over FC Kansas City

Spirit surprise with 3-1 win over FC Kansas City

Jennifer Gordon April 19, 2014 27

BOYDS, Md. — Both the Washington Spirit and FC Kansas City were looking to improve on their opening day performances, and it was the Spirit who emerged victorious 3-1 at the Maryland SoccerPlex on

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NWSL Week 2 preview: Red Stars make ’14 debut

NWSL Week 2 preview: Red Stars make ’14 debut

Dan Lauletta April 18, 2014 47

FC Kansas City (0-0-1) at Washington Spirit (0-1-0) Maryland SoccerPlex Saturday, 6:30 p.m. EDT Series: Kansas City lead, 1-0-1 The Spirit were overwhelmed late by the Flash on opening day and it will not

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USA-Canada still a go after Winnipeg stadium flooding

USA-Canada still a go after Winnipeg stadium flooding

The Equalizer Staff April 17, 2014 12

Canada’s May 8 home match against the United States is on as scheduled after flooding at the Winnipeg stadium slated to host the friendly. Investors Group Field, which will host Women’s World Cup matches

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Australia fires de Reus; Stajcic named interim coach

Australia fires de Reus; Stajcic named interim coach

Jeff Kassouf April 17, 2014 267

Football Federation Australia announced on Thursday that Hesterine de Reus has been fired as coach of the women’s national team and Sydney FC coach Alen Stajcic will take over on an interim basis. Stajcic

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Riley: Van Hollebeke out at least 3-4 weeks

Riley: Van Hollebeke out at least 3-4 weeks

Jeff Kassouf April 16, 2014 24

Portland Thorns FC coach Paul Riley says defender Rachel Van Hollebeke will miss at least 3-4 weeks due to a sprained left ankle. Van Hollebeke sprained her ankle just three minutes into the U.S.

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The Lowdown: 2013 finalists return winners

The Lowdown: 2013 finalists return winners

Dan Lauletta April 15, 2014 31

The opening minutes of Saturday’s Portland Thorns’ game went just about how coach Paul Riley envisioned it. One team a bit nervous for the opener, the other quickly pouncing to take advantage. The only

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Houston’s Bock out for season with torn ACL

Houston’s Bock out for season with torn ACL

The Equalizer Staff April 15, 2014 45

Houston Dash midfielder Brittany Bock’s seasonis over after playing only 23 minutes. An MRI on Monday confirmed that Bock has a torn anterior left cruciate ligament (ACL), as first reported by the Houston Chronicle.

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Applications to host 2019 WWC in, but mysterious

Applications to host 2019 WWC in, but mysterious

Jeff Kassouf April 15, 2014 38

Tuesday was the deadline for countries to submit their intent to bid for the 2019 Women’s World Cup, and it’s unclear exactly which countries submitted applications to FIFA. South Korea confirmed its intent to

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