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Real Salt Lake meets with NWSL commissioner Plush

Real Salt Lake meets with NWSL commissioner Plush

Jeff Kassouf March 3, 2015 3

A week after an agreement with the Utah State Fairpark for a stadium fell through, Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen signed a letter of intent with West Valley City, Utah, to build

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Sesselmann on ACL recovery: ‘Almost full contact’

Sesselmann on ACL recovery: ‘Almost full contact’

The Equalizer Staff February 28, 2015 7

Canada defender Lauren Sesselmann says she is “almost full contact” as she attempts to recover from a left ACL tear in time for the Women’s World Cup in June. Sesselmann was not called in

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Proposed Atlanta team would play at Silverbacks Park

Proposed Atlanta team would play at Silverbacks Park

Jeff Kassouf February 27, 2015 46

An Atlanta investment group looking to bring a National Women’s Soccer League team to the city has reached a tentative agreement with Atlanta Silverbacks Park, as reported by The Equalizer last week. The team,

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Thorns sign young Canadian midfielder Robbins

Thorns sign young Canadian midfielder Robbins

The Equalizer Staff February 26, 2015 15

Portland Thorns FC announced on Thursday the signing of midfielder Sarah Robbins, who previously played for Finnish club Åland United. “Sarah is a true holding midfielder with all the qualities required to play in

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Report: Prosecutors appealing Solo case

Report: Prosecutors appealing Solo case

Jeff Kassouf February 25, 2015 43

On Tuesday morning, U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo was on national television saying she made a “horrible choice” at training camp in January, allowing her husband, ex-NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens, to drive

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Solo: Made ‘horrible choice’ … ‘I’m just human’

Solo: Made ‘horrible choice’ … ‘I’m just human’

Jeff Kassouf February 24, 2015 102

Hope Solo said in her first interview since being suspended by U.S. Soccer in January, calling the incident that led to her 30-day ban a poor decision. “Well, clearly, I wasn’t thinking. I mean,

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Thorns sign Equatorial Guinea’s Genoveva Añonma

Thorns sign Equatorial Guinea’s Genoveva Añonma

Jeff Kassouf February 24, 2015 91

Portland Thorns FC signed Equatorial Guinea striker Genoveva Añonma, who currently plays for Turbine Potsdam in the Frauen-Bundesliga. She will join the Thorns after the Frauen-Bundesliga season ends. OregonLive’s Jamie Goldberg first reported the

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Spirit deal Pressley to Flash, acquire Estelle Johnson

Spirit deal Pressley to Flash, acquire Estelle Johnson

Jeff Kassouf February 24, 2015 14

Defender Estelle Johnson is now a member of the Washington Spirit following a trade that sent defender Toni Pressley to the Western New York Flash, as reported by The Equalizer last week. Johnson sat

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Sky Blue FC sign Australians Kerr, Foord

Sky Blue FC sign Australians Kerr, Foord

The Equalizer Staff February 23, 2015 37

Australians Caitlin Foord and Sam Kerr have signed with Sky Blue FC and will join the team following the Women’s World Cup. The pair were a package deal, as Sky Blue FC coach Jim

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A visit to Portland Thorns open tryouts

A visit to Portland Thorns open tryouts

Dan Lauletta February 19, 2015 76

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Paul Riley does most things at least slightly differently from everyone else.  Open tryouts is no exception. “We did a proper training session both days,” the Thorns coach said Thursday following

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