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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 5

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 30

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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Morgan, anxious to return to field, discusses Ellis, Riley, Gustavsson as possible USWNT coaches

Morgan, anxious to return to field, discusses Ellis, Riley, Gustavsson as possible USWNT coaches

Jeff Kassouf April 14, 2014 193

Alex Morgan hasn’t played a competitive match since Nov. 10, when she came off the bench for a few minutes at the end of the U.S. women’s 4-1 win over Brazil. What was thought

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Parsons: Spirit’s mentality unacceptable in loss

Parsons: Spirit’s mentality unacceptable in loss

Dan Lauletta April 14, 2014 27

BOYDS, Md. — Washington Spirit players should know what to expect when they arrive for work on Monday. Mark Parsons will save discussions about tactics, giveaways, and all else physical until he hammers home

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Little strikes twice as Reign earn win, first shutout

Little strikes twice as Reign earn win, first shutout

The Equalizer Staff April 13, 2014 143

Kim Little scored a second-half brace and Megan Rapinoe added a late goal as the new-look Seattle Reign FC defeated the Boston Breakers 3-0 on Sunday in Seattle to open the 2014 season. Seattle

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Losada scores twice in debut, lifts Flash past Spirit

Losada scores twice in debut, lifts Flash past Spirit

Jennifer Gordon April 13, 2014 53

Spanish international Vicky Losada dazzled in her NWSL debut, notching two goals and an assist for the Western New York Flash in a 3-1 win over the Washington Spirit on Saturday. Both the Spirit

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Wambach out of Flash opener with fractured orbital bone below left eye

Wambach out of Flash opener with fractured orbital bone below left eye

Jeff Kassouf April 13, 2014 38

Abby Wambach will miss the Western New York Flash’s season-opener vs. the Washington Spirit on Sunday due to a fractured orbital bone below her left eye. She suffered the injury in Thursday’s 3-0 USA

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Long: ‘We were lucky to get away with 3 points’

Long: ‘We were lucky to get away with 3 points’

The Equalizer Staff April 13, 2014 6

Portland Thorns FC didn’t exactly open their title-defense in style, but the 1-0 road victory over the Houston Dash on Saturday was the start the needed, and goal scorer Allie Long acknowledged postgame that

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Dash, fans get everything but a win from opener

Dash, fans get everything but a win from opener

Dan Lauletta April 13, 2014 23

HOUSTON — It was almost the dream start for the Dash. The brand new NWSL franchise overflowed their stated goal of the 7,000-seat lower bowl and wound up with 8,097 at BBVA Compass Stadium

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