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WATCH: Christen Press has touch of gold

WATCH: Christen Press has touch of gold

The Equalizer Staff February 11, 2016 26

Christen Press scored a goal on Wednesday which we still can’t totally explain. The actual shot itself wasn’t overly impressive — it was the first touch to settle the ball, combined seamlessly with a

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USWNT rolls past Costa Rica in Rio qualifying opener

USWNT rolls past Costa Rica in Rio qualifying opener

The Equalizer Staff February 10, 2016 292

Alex Morgan scored early, Christen Press scored late and the United States women’s national team opened 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying with a 5-0 victory over Costa Rica on Wednesday in Frisco, Texas. Morgan

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WATCH: Alex Morgan scores 12 seconds into game

WATCH: Alex Morgan scores 12 seconds into game

The Equalizer Staff February 10, 2016 212

That escalated quickly. WATCH: Alex Morgan scores 12 seconds in for @ussoccer_wnt. #USWNT https://t.co/yJSU1O5g3y — NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) February 11, 2016 Alex Morgan scored 12 seconds into the United States women’s national team’s

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CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying kicks off

CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying kicks off

The Equalizer Staff February 10, 2016 0

It’s Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, which means that CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying is finally here. Puerto Rico and Mexico kick off the tournament in Frisco, Texas at 6 p.m., ET, followed by the United

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Solo voices big concerns over Zika virus scare

Solo voices big concerns over Zika virus scare

Jeff Kassouf February 9, 2016 47

The United States women need to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics in the coming two week-plus in order to fully start discussing them. Qualifying should be a formality. But then, of course, there

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The Lowdown: On lawsuits and Olympic quailfying

The Lowdown: On lawsuits and Olympic quailfying

Dan Lauletta February 9, 2016 298

United States women’s national team players are in the spotlight this week.  They are on schedule at the dawn of what should amount to little more than the formality of qualifying for the Olympic

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CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying rosters announced

CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying rosters announced

The Equalizer Staff February 8, 2016 11

The 20-player rosters have been announced for all eight teams in 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament. It was already known that U.S. coach Jill Ellis made some tough decisions which include bringing some

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Abby Wambach gets her own Barbie doll

Abby Wambach gets her own Barbie doll

The Equalizer Staff February 4, 2016 41

Abby Wambach is getting her own Barbie doll. Mattel, the makers of the iconic Barbie doll for the past 57 years, recently revealed that the company would get with the times and start making dolls

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Ellis seeks balance in preparation for Rio Olympics

Ellis seeks balance in preparation for Rio Olympics

Jeff Kassouf February 2, 2016 409

Roster management, particularly at the international level, is always about balance. That word is central to almost every decision on the micro and macro level. Is there balance within the team to adjust to

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NBC to stream all of CONCACAF Olympic qualifying

NBC to stream all of CONCACAF Olympic qualifying

Jeff Kassouf January 29, 2016 186

All 15 matches of the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament will be streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra, in addition to up to four matches airing on NBCSN. The eight-team tournament takes place

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