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The Lowdown: My annual attempt to unlock the NWSL Draft

The Lowdown: My annual attempt to unlock the NWSL Draft

Dan Lauletta January 10, 2017 168

In the world of wins, losses and draws, there remains one day when everyone can at least claim to have had a good day. Draft day. Overhyped by most in the states and misunderstood

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Thursday Roundup: Sunderland Ladies drop pro status

Thursday Roundup: Sunderland Ladies drop pro status

The Equalizer Staff January 5, 2017 46

Also in today’s roundup, NWSL players headline W-League POTM nominees, Bianca Henninger earns call up for Mexico, Ellis adds Sarah Killion to USWNT camp roster and more Today, the Sunderland AFC announced that Sunderland Ladies

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The Lowdown: NWSL rings in 2017

The Lowdown: NWSL rings in 2017

Dan Lauletta January 4, 2017 67

The NWSL is about to embark on a fifth season and with the draft a little more than a week away, you can expect a flurry of news tidbits to start trickling out. Until

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The Lowdown: XI things to be thankful for, NWSL style

The Lowdown: XI things to be thankful for, NWSL style

Dan Lauletta November 22, 2016 28

The Lowdown is back! And with Thursday being Thanksgiving it’s time for the list of XI things to be thankful for in NWSL. I did this last year and some of the items are

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NWSL clubs announce options, Re-Entry Wire players

NWSL clubs announce options, Re-Entry Wire players

The Equalizer Staff October 19, 2016 47

All 10 NWSL clubs announced updated contract status of all players on Wednesday. There were no real surprises on the day that left 13 players that will go through the Re-Entry Wire meaning they

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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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‘Rocky’ Rodriguez named NWSL Rookie of the Year

‘Rocky’ Rodriguez named NWSL Rookie of the Year

The Equalizer Staff October 3, 2016 17

Sky Blue FC midfielder Raquel Rodriguez has been voted NWSL Rookie of the Year. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 draft becomes the first Hermann Trophy Award winner to be voted Rookie

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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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