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Thorns, Blues renew rivalry with different looks

Thorns, Blues renew rivalry with different looks

Jeff Kassouf April 24, 2014 1

Watching from high above Yurcak Field last Saturday, there was a moment early in the match that told a lot about this year’s Portland Thorns FC. Defensive midfielder Amber Brooks had just dropped in

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VIDEO: Solo moving on from ’13, excited for Reign

VIDEO: Solo moving on from ’13, excited for Reign

Jeff Kassouf April 24, 2014 9

Seattle Reign FC opened their 2014 NWSL season with a shutout victory, something they failed to obtain in all 22 games last year. They followed that up with a convincing 3-1 win over the

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Set pieces lift Reign past Spirit, to perfect start

Set pieces lift Reign past Spirit, to perfect start

Jennifer Gordon April 23, 2014 163

Seattle Reign FC won Wednesday’s match convincingly with goals coming from Kendall Fletcher, Keelin Winters, and Jess Fishlock in a 3-1 decision over the Washington Spirit. So far, the Reign are living up to

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Spirit’s Weimer out for season with torn left ACL

Spirit’s Weimer out for season with torn left ACL

Jeff Kassouf April 23, 2014 3

Washington Spirit forward Tiffany Weimer will miss the entire 2014 NWSL season with a torn left ACL, the team announced on Wednesday. Weimer sustained the injury during a training session last week. She did

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NWSL Week 3 midweek preview: Reign-Spirit

NWSL Week 3 midweek preview: Reign-Spirit

Dan Lauletta April 23, 2014 13

Washington Spirit (1-1-0) at Seattle Reign FC (1-0-0) Memorial Stadium Wednesday, 10 pm EDT Series: Spirit lead, 2-1-0 The Spirit travel west for the first mid-week game of the season against the only club

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The Lowdown: Red Stars rookies make early impact

The Lowdown: Red Stars rookies make early impact

Dan Lauletta April 22, 2014 81

Julie Johnston and Vanessa DiBernardo were teammates on the U-20 U.S. side that won the World Cup in 2012. And they were linked together in Chicago when the Red Stars made them the 3rd

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Riley preaching progress, not perfection in Portland

Riley preaching progress, not perfection in Portland

Jeff Kassouf April 22, 2014 80

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Paul Riley walked into the locker room at Yurcak Field on Saturday and wrote a simple message on the whiteboard: ‘Progression, not perfection.’ The Portland Thorns FC coach preached that in

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WATCH: Highlights of all four NWSL Week 2 games

WATCH: Highlights of all four NWSL Week 2 games

The Equalizer Staff April 21, 2014 1

Four games and 12 goals later, it was busy Easter Weekend — and Week 2 — for the NWSL. If you missed anything, catch highlights of all four games below, along with recaps: Boston

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Noyola leads comeback for Dash’s first-ever win

Noyola leads comeback for Dash’s first-ever win

Jennifer Gordon April 20, 2014 90

Teresa Noyola scored a brace in the final ten minutes to give the Houston Dash their first win in franchise history, a 3-2 victory over the Boston Breakers. Both clubs came into the match

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Rampone goal, PKs highlight wild night at Yurcak

Rampone goal, PKs highlight wild night at Yurcak

Dan Lauletta April 20, 2014 21

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Can a goalkeeper really goad an opponent into missing a penalty just with her daunting demeanor? Christine Sinclair thinks so. “We have so much confidence in Nadine (Angerer). She puts fear

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