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KC drops second straight game to open title defense

KC drops second straight game to open title defense

Jennifer Gordon April 18, 2015 22

BOYDS, Md. –The only two teams to get shut out last week got on the board quickly at the Maryland Soccerplex Saturday night. The Washington Spirit scored three unanswered goals to defeat defending NWSL

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Press’ stoppage-time goal for Chicago stuns Reign

Press’ stoppage-time goal for Chicago stuns Reign

The Equalizer Staff April 18, 2015 210

The Windy City continues to be unwelcoming for Seattle Reign FC, despite Seattle’s successes over the past year. Christen Press scored in second-half stoppage time to lift the Chicago Red Stars past defending NWSL

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Long lifts Thorns past Flash, to second straight win

Long lifts Thorns past Flash, to second straight win

The Equalizer Staff April 18, 2015 29

Allie Long’s third goal of the season held up as the game-winner for Portland Thorns FC against the Western New York Flash on Saturday in front of 13,148 fans at Providence Park in Portland.

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Sky Blue FC, Dash trade goals to stay unbeaten

Sky Blue FC, Dash trade goals to stay unbeaten

Jeff Kassouf April 18, 2015 22

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Sky Blue FC opened its home slate with a 1-1 draw against the Houston Dash on Saturday at Yurcak Field, keeping both teams unbeaten through two matches this season. Katy Freels

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PSG shock holders Wolfsburg in Leg 1 semifinal

PSG shock holders Wolfsburg in Leg 1 semifinal

The Equalizer Staff April 18, 2015 15

Paris Saint-Germain picked up a huge win over two-time holders VfL Wolfsburg in Leg 1 of the UEFA Women’s Champions League semifinals on Saturday. Sabrina Delannoy scored from the penalty spot in the 13th

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Morgan questionable, but sounds unlikely to play

Morgan questionable, but sounds unlikely to play

Jeff Kassouf April 18, 2015 74

The next couple of weeks will include some walking on eggshells in regards to United States national team players avoiding injuries in their National Women’s Soccer League matches. Washington Spirit defender Ali Krieger only

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NWSL Week 2 Preview: Full Saturday slate

NWSL Week 2 Preview: Full Saturday slate

Dan Lauletta April 17, 2015 43

After a stirring Week 1, NWSL is back at it with four more games, all Saturday on night.  In Washington, 2014 playoff teams look to avoid 0-2 while in New Jersey, last year’s non-playoff

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Krieger (concussion) out of Spirit’s home opener

Krieger (concussion) out of Spirit’s home opener

The Equalizer Staff April 17, 2015 37

Washington Spirit defender Ali Krieger will miss the team’s home opener on Saturday against defending National Women’s Soccer League champions FC Kansas City, per the Washington Post’s Steven Goff. Krieger suffered a concussion early

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Sasaki says Japan stronger now than in 2011

Sasaki says Japan stronger now than in 2011

Jeff Kassouf April 17, 2015 36

Here’s a scary thought for the rest of the world: Japan is better now than in 2011, when the Nadeshiko won the World Cup. That is according to Japan’s coach, Norio Sasaki, but there

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England’s Aluko looks to inspire next generation

England’s Aluko looks to inspire next generation

The Equalizer Staff April 16, 2015 19

England forward Eniola Aluko says she is determined to inspire young players after facing tough times in her youth days. She says her abilities were doubted when she was younger and she wants younger

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