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Gabarra talks down Shield, talks up Spirit season

Gabarra talks down Shield, talks up Spirit season

Dan Lauletta September 29, 2016 3

Speaking on a national media conference call on Wednesday, Washington Spirit head coach Jim Gabarra said his club had achieved two of its three objectives on the season. “We achieved two of our three

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Hope Solo undergoes right shoulder surgery

Hope Solo undergoes right shoulder surgery

The Equalizer Staff September 28, 2016 44

Hope Solo says she had shoulder replacement surgery on Tuesday. It is the same shoulder on which she had surgery prior to the 2011 World Cup. Solo says she’s been dealing win an injury

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Gabarra, Dames discuss Friday semifinal

Gabarra, Dames discuss Friday semifinal

John D Halloran September 28, 2016 6

When the Chicago Red Stars and Washington Spirit step on the field this Friday for their semifinal match in the 2016 NWSL playoffs, they will do so only six days removed from their last

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The Lowdown: My 2016 NWSL Awards Ballot

The Lowdown: My 2016 NWSL Awards Ballot

Dan Lauletta September 27, 2016 77

Here is my 2016 NWSL Awards ballot. This was a difficult season as I did not feel there were many standouts. So there will likely be even more disagreements than usual. I welcome them

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NWSL Week In Review: Where do non-playoff teams go from here?

NWSL Week In Review: Where do non-playoff teams go from here?

Ray Curren September 27, 2016 79

Sadly, the close of the regular season means that we say goodbye to 60 percent of the NWSL’s teams until the spring. But before they walk out the 2016 door, it gives us a

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Tasha Kai undergoes surgery on left ankle

Tasha Kai undergoes surgery on left ankle

The Equalizer Staff September 26, 2016 7

Sky Blue FC forward Tasha Kai underwent successful surgery on her left ankle on Monday, the club announced. There is no timetable for her return. Kai “had the arthroscopic procedure to clean up her

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For Thorns, Shield was total team effort

For Thorns, Shield was total team effort

Dan Lauletta September 26, 2016 51

On July 30, Allie Long was dozing off in her hotel in Brazil watching the stream of her Portland Thorns against the Seattle Reign. The Reign carried much of the play that night, but

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Ohai falls short of Golden Boot in Dash’s 2-3 loss

Ohai falls short of Golden Boot in Dash’s 2-3 loss

The Equalizer Staff September 26, 2016 214

In the final match of the NWSL regular season, the Seattle Reign continued their winning streak against the Dash, defeating the home team 3-2. Most notably tonight, despite Kealia Ohai scoring her 11th goal

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Portland wins Shield with 3-1 victory over Sky Blue

Portland wins Shield with 3-1 victory over Sky Blue

Eric Scatamacchia September 25, 2016 84

On the final day of the 2016 NWSL season, the Portland Thorns took on Sky Blue with a chance to take the Shield with a win or draw. The Thorns earned the Shield in style coming

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Week 19 Sunday Preview: Thorns can nab Shield

Week 19 Sunday Preview: Thorns can nab Shield

Chelsey Bush September 25, 2016 71

The playoff spots are locked up, but the Shield and the Golden Boot are still up in the air. Sky Blue has one final chance to play spoiler on the last day of the

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