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The Lowdown: What we know, what we don’t know

The Lowdown: What we know, what we don’t know

Dan Lauletta September 2, 2015 81

As the calendar flips to September and takes NWSL play with it for the first time,  there is still much to be worked out regarding this year’s playoffs.  The four combatants are known but

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Press, Johnston, Chalupny sing, pitch at Cubs game

Press, Johnston, Chalupny sing, pitch at Cubs game

The Equalizer Staff September 1, 2015 40

The summer of soccer taking over baseball continued on Monday night (which, to be more concise, soccer has been closing ground on baseball for a long time as younger generations take to footie and

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Press leads Red Stars past Flash to end winless skid

Press leads Red Stars past Flash to end winless skid

The Equalizer Staff August 29, 2015 193

Christen Press tallied a goal and an assist and the Chicago Red Stars ended their six-game winless streak on Saturday with a 2-0 victory over the Western New York Flash at Sahlen’s Stadium in

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NWSL Week 20 preview — racing to host the semis

NWSL Week 20 preview — racing to host the semis

Dan Lauletta August 29, 2015 6

The four playoff berths are secure as are the first and and last spots on the table.  Now the battle heats up for the right to host the semifinal opposite Seattle.  The Spirit are

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NWSL Week 20 midweek preview

NWSL Week 20 midweek preview

Dan Lauletta August 26, 2015 12

Two matches midweek and there are implications for everyone. The Reign will be trying to clinch the Shield and the Spirit a playoff spot as they battle FC Kansas City with the second home

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The Lowdown: NWSL playoff field nearly set

The Lowdown: NWSL playoff field nearly set

Dan Lauletta August 26, 2015 55

There are two weeks left to play and things are almost settled in terms of the NWSL playoff races. Let’s take a look: Seattle Reign FC (11-3-3, 36 pts., clinched home playoff match): The

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Red Stars draw Flash to clinch first-ever playoff berth

Red Stars draw Flash to clinch first-ever playoff berth

The Equalizer Staff August 23, 2015 175

The Chicago Red Stars clinched their first-ever NWSL playoff berth on Saturday with a 0-0 draw at home against the Western New York Flash. The result officially qualified defending champions FC Kansas City for

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NWSL Week 19 Preview — points at a premium

NWSL Week 19 Preview — points at a premium

Dan Lauletta August 22, 2015 19

This weekend will go a long way toward determining if the last two weeks will be a mad scramble or not. In one scenario, the Red Stars can clinch this weekend, Kansas City can

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The Lowdown:  no shortage of chatter during break

The Lowdown: no shortage of chatter during break

Dan Lauletta August 21, 2015 40

NWSL action returns to the field Friday night for the start of a three-week sprint to the finish line.  What was supposed to be an eight-day break was briefly interrupted by a make-up match

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Spirit score early, late to edge Red Stars

Spirit score early, late to edge Red Stars

Dan Lauletta August 16, 2015 76

The Spirit scored in the opening minutes and again in the closing minutes to knock off the Red Stars, 2-1 on Sunday night and take second place on the head-to-head tiebreaker with three games

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