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Thursday Roundup: Heath Joins Thorns Academy Staff

Thursday Roundup: Heath Joins Thorns Academy Staff

The Equalizer Staff May 25, 2017 98

ALSO IN TODAY’S ROUNDUP, LITTLE OUT OF EUROS, BOULLEAU BACK, PURCE GRADUATES, AND MORE! Portland Thorns and USWNT midfielder Tobin Heath was named the Assistant Youth Technical Director of the Thorns FC Academy, launching

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USWNT Scandinavian Tour roster announced

USWNT Scandinavian Tour roster announced

Allison Lee May 25, 2017 280

Jill Ellis has named her 21-player United States women’s national team roster for next month’s Scandinavian Tour, which includes a pair of friendlies against Sweden and Norway. The USWNT takes on Sweden on June

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Courage remain on top after 2-0 defeat of Sky Blue

Courage remain on top after 2-0 defeat of Sky Blue

Allison Lee May 24, 2017 6

It was marketed as a top-of-the-table clash, but it was almost no contest for the North Carolina Courage (5-2-0, 15 points) as they defeated Sky Blue FC (3-3-1, 10 points), 2-0. Going into tonight’s

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Wednesday Roundup: Seven former USWNT players on Hall of Fame ballot

Wednesday Roundup: Seven former USWNT players on Hall of Fame ballot

Allison Lee May 24, 2017 16

Also in today’s roundup, U.S. soccer hires first Development Academy Technical Advisors, the U.S. U-20 WNT falls to Japan and former Brisbane Roar coach Wilson to lead Guam WNT. 2017 National Soccer Hall of

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Week 7 Preview: North Carolina Courage vs Sky Blue FC

Week 7 Preview: North Carolina Courage vs Sky Blue FC

Chelsey Bush May 24, 2017 12

Our first midweek game gives us another top of the table battle, as Sky Blue FC takes their two-game winning streak to visit the North Carolina Courage. With these teams ranked second and third

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Red Stars sign Japanese MF Yuki Nagasato

Red Stars sign Japanese MF Yuki Nagasato

The Equalizer Staff May 24, 2017 38

The Chicago Red Stars have bolstered their attack with the signing of Japanese midfielder Yuki Nagasato. The 29-year old has made 132 appearances for Japan, netting 58 goals. Nagasato’s signing is pending the receipt

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Run of Play: Defenders On the Rise

Run of Play: Defenders On the Rise

Chelsey Bush May 24, 2017 5

Among the arsenal of NWSL defenders, there are names who always stand out. There are the stalwarts – Becky Sauerbrunn, Christie Pearce, Steph Catley, Ali Krieger – and the reliable if sometimes overlooked –

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Ashlyn Harris out eight weeks with quad injury

Ashlyn Harris out eight weeks with quad injury

Allison Lee May 23, 2017 17

The Orlando Pride announced Tuesday evening that starting goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris will be out for eight weeks after suffering a quadriceps injury near her hip during Sunday’s match against the Seattle Reign. In approximately the

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The Lowdown: Buying or selling at the quarter point

The Lowdown: Buying or selling at the quarter point

Dan Lauletta May 23, 2017 28

We’re now one-quarter of the way through the NWSL season, and most of what we know is that we don’t know much. The two most high-profile signings are playing for teams languishing at or

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The Kronick Report: Huerta bends one into the highlight reel

The Kronick Report: Huerta bends one into the highlight reel

Hannah Kronick May 23, 2017 8

In NWSL action this week, let’s look at two goals from Sofia Huerta and Lynn Williams. Both are derived from similar set ups, but the goalscorers decision making and execution in the box are

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