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NWSL Semifinal: Spirit, Red Stars looking for first final

NWSL Semifinal: Spirit, Red Stars looking for first final

Chelsey Bush September 30, 2016 5

2016 NWSL Semifinal Chicago Red Stars (9-5-6) at Washington Spirit (12-5-3) Maryland SoccerPlex, 8pm EDT (FS1/foxsportsgo.com) Season series: tied, 1-1-0 All-Time Series: Spirit lead, 6-3-1 For the second year in a row, Washington’s semifinal

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With ‘chip on our shoulder,’ Red Stars look to make run to NWSL title

With ‘chip on our shoulder,’ Red Stars look to make run to NWSL title

John D Halloran September 29, 2016 14

Through four years of play in the National Women’s Soccer League, the Chicago Red Stars have made consistent and measurable progress. After finishing .500 in the league’s inaugural season back in 2013, Chicago disappointingly missed out

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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 13

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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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 206

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 119

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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Week 19 Saturday Preview: Spirit, Flash look to clinch

Week 19 Saturday Preview: Spirit, Flash look to clinch

Chelsey Bush September 23, 2016 22

Hard to believe, but the end of the season has arrived. Both the Shield and the final playoff spot are still up for grabs, and it’s anyone’s guess who will emerge triumphant. Everything comes

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The Lowdown: Playoff, Shield, Boot races down to wire

The Lowdown: Playoff, Shield, Boot races down to wire

Dan Lauletta September 14, 2016 93

An interesting Week 18 that saw all 10 teams play twice settled a number of scenarios but not everything in terms of the NWSL table. What we know is that the Spirit and Thorns

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NWSL Week In Review: Amidst The Noise, Great Night For Women’s Soccer

NWSL Week In Review: Amidst The Noise, Great Night For Women’s Soccer

Ray Curren September 13, 2016 138

For better or worse, the last few months in the women’s soccer world has involved more publicity about incidents off the field than on, starting with Hope Solo’s antics and comments at the Olympics

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Draw puts banged up Red Stars into playoffs

Draw puts banged up Red Stars into playoffs

Dan Lauletta September 11, 2016 39

It wasn’t pretty but the Chicago Red Stars earned point they needed to return to the playoffs, clinching their second straight berth following a scoreless draw at FC Kansas City. Alyssa Naeher made an

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