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Flash, Reign swap Wambach, Leroux in blockbuster

Flash, Reign swap Wambach, Leroux in blockbuster

Jeff Kassouf March 30, 2015 225

Abby Wambach’s rights are now with Seattle Reign FC after the biggest trade in National Women’s Soccer League history. Seattle acquired Wambach on Monday from the Western New York Flash and sent U.S. teammate

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Harvey to Wambach: No pressure to play in 2015

Harvey to Wambach: No pressure to play in 2015

Dan Lauletta March 30, 2015 22

Seattle Reign FC head coach and general manager Laura Harvey said her club did not acquire Abby Wambach with the expectation that she will go back on her decision to sit out the entire

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Lines sees Leroux as ‘franchise player’ for Flash

Lines sees Leroux as ‘franchise player’ for Flash

Jeff Kassouf March 30, 2015 4

Sydney Leroux was traded to her third different team on Monday ahead of the third season of the National Women’s Soccer League, but new coach Aaran Lines sees the 24-year-old forward as a piece

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Sharp, with a catch: Red Stars roll out new kits

Sharp, with a catch: Red Stars roll out new kits

Jeff Kassouf March 30, 2015 82

Last season, the Chicago Red Stars had the best kits in the National Women’s Soccer League. The baby blue and white hoops jersey with the four red stars to replicate Chicago’s city flag was

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Preseason trip gives Riley early look at Thorns

Preseason trip gives Riley early look at Thorns

Tim Grainey March 29, 2015 18

TUSCON, Ariz. — For the second consecutive preseason, the Portland Thorns spent a week in Arizona at FC Tucson’s two-year-old, soccer specific Kino North Stadium (capacity 2,900) and training fields. While in the Grand

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NWSL preseason roundup: Spirit fall to Virginia

NWSL preseason roundup: Spirit fall to Virginia

The Equalizer Staff March 29, 2015 21

The Washington Spirit fell to the University of Virginia, 1-0 on Saturday in the Spirit’s first loss of the NWSL preseason. Alexis Shaffer scored the lone goal of the match in the 35th minute

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Anticipation brimming in N.J. with return of Nadim

Anticipation brimming in N.J. with return of Nadim

Jeff Kassouf March 26, 2015 16

BRICK, N.J. – Nadia Nadim is the most anticipated signing of the National Women’s Soccer League offseason. No pressure, right? Nadim scored seven goals in six matches at the end of last season to

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Sky Blue, Thorns pick up preseason wins; Dash fall

Sky Blue, Thorns pick up preseason wins; Dash fall

The Equalizer Staff March 26, 2015 15

Portland Thorns FC, Sky Blue FC and the Boston Breakers all picked up preseason victories on Wednesday night, while the Houston Dash lost in an in-house friendly. Portland defeated FC Tuscon, 2-0 in the

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Solo details recent suspension, return to USWNT

Solo details recent suspension, return to USWNT

Jeff Kassouf March 25, 2015 33

Hope Solo says in her newly-created blog that she used her 30-day suspension from the United States women’s national team to “reassess [her] life and career.” Solo was suspended from the team following a

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The Lowdown:  How no Wambach will impact NWSL

The Lowdown: How no Wambach will impact NWSL

Dan Lauletta March 25, 2015 302

There is little doubt that NWSL is in a stronger position heading into its third season than either of its two predecessors, WUSA and WPS.  But the league took its first serious body blow

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