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Sauerbrunn makes 4th straight NWSL Best XI

Sauerbrunn makes 4th straight NWSL Best XI

The Equalizer Staff October 7, 2016 90

Becky Sauerbrunn’s three-year reign as NWSL Defender of the Year ended earlier this week, but the FC Kansas City captain is now the sole player to have made every Best XI. She was joined

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The Lowdown: XI NWSL players who need USWNT calls

The Lowdown: XI NWSL players who need USWNT calls

Dan Lauletta October 5, 2016 138

This column was going to wait, but in light of Jill Ellis’s recent comments to Graham Hays, it seemed like a good idea to fast-track things. We already know that Whitney Engen has been

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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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O’Reilly winner completes FCKC rally in Orlando

O’Reilly winner completes FCKC rally in Orlando

The Equalizer Staff September 24, 2016 13

Heather O’Reilly, in her first game since retiring from the national team, converted the game-winning penalty kick to help FC Kansas City to a come-from-behind, 2-1 victory over Orlando Pride in the final match

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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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Selfless O’Reilly ready for one last USWNT game

Selfless O’Reilly ready for one last USWNT game

John D Halloran September 14, 2016 33

Last Wednesday, after FC Kansas City managed to squeak out a 3-2 midweek victory over the host Chicago Red Stars, much of the postgame talk focused on FCKC midfielder Heather O’Reilly. Less than a

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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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