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NWSL issues statement, no discipline over Anthem

NWSL issues statement, no discipline over Anthem

The Equalizer Staff September 22, 2016 155

The NWSL issued a brief statement on Friday saying there would be no fines or discipline stemming from recent issues regarding the National Anthem. Seattle Reign FC forward Megan Rapinoe took a knee during

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Carli Lloyd details rift with family in new book

Carli Lloyd details rift with family in new book

The Equalizer Staff September 21, 2016 45

Carli Lloyd details in her new autobiography that her pursuit of greatness in soccer came at the expense of her relationship with her family. Lloyd, the reigning FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year

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US rallies to win after conceding early to Netherlands

US rallies to win after conceding early to Netherlands

The Equalizer Staff September 18, 2016 1,120

The U.S. women’s national team defeated the Netherlands on Sunday, 3-1 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, despite giving up a goal less than two minutes into the match. Carli Lloyd and Allie Long

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Scurry, Milbrett stroll down USWNT memory lane

Scurry, Milbrett stroll down USWNT memory lane

Tim Nash September 18, 2016 51

Twenty years ago, the U.S. national team won the first-ever Gold medal awarded for women’s soccer. The ’96 Olympics is now seen as the event that signaled a significant change in women’s athletics, especially

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Wambach: Solo’s ‘cowards’ comment was ‘playground stuff’

Wambach: Solo’s ‘cowards’ comment was ‘playground stuff’

The Equalizer Staff September 16, 2016 233

Abby Wambach says she disagrees with how Hope Solo classified Sweden as “a bunch of cowards” after the United States women’s national team’s loss in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Rio Olympics. Wambach, appearing

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O’Reilly exits in tears as USWNT rolls past Thailand

O’Reilly exits in tears as USWNT rolls past Thailand

The Equalizer Staff September 15, 2016 448

Megan Rapinoe knelt, Heather O’Reilly cried, Carli Lloyd had a hat trick and the U.S. women’s national team rolled to a 9-0 victory over Thailand on Thursday night in Columbus, Ohio, in the team’s

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Rapinoe kneels for anthem for first time in US jersey

Rapinoe kneels for anthem for first time in US jersey

The Equalizer Staff September 15, 2016 395

Megan Rapinoe knelt during the United States national anthem prior to the U.S. women’s national team’s game against Thailand on Thursday in Columbus, Ohio. Her decision to kneel is a continuation of her protest,

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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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Wambach tells AP she abused alcohol, prescription drugs

Wambach tells AP she abused alcohol, prescription drugs

The Equalizer Staff September 12, 2016 251

In an interview with Anne M Peterson of The Associated Press, longtime United States national team star Abby Wambach said she spent years abusing alcohol and prescription drugs. Wambach, 36, said she has been

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Rapinoe included on USWNT team for HAO farewell

Rapinoe included on USWNT team for HAO farewell

The Equalizer Staff September 8, 2016 282

With one exception, Jill Ellis has called in the entire Olympic team including alternates for next week’s friendlies against Thailand and the Netherlands. Only Hope Solo, who has had her contract terminated and been

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