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NWSL Week 20 preview — racing to host the semis

NWSL Week 20 preview — racing to host the semis

Dan Lauletta August 29, 2015 1

The four playoff berths are secure as are the first and and last spots on the table.  Now the battle heats up for the right to host the semifinal opposite Seattle.  The Spirit are

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Sinclair out Sunday with ankle, Achilles injury

Sinclair out Sunday with ankle, Achilles injury

The Equalizer Staff August 29, 2015 3

Christine Sinclair will miss Portland Thorns FC’s 2015 home finale with a left ankle sprain and left Achilles tendon strain. Sinclair was injured last Saturday in a 1-0 loss to Sky Blue FC in

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With regular routine, O’Hara hitting stride in NWSL

With regular routine, O’Hara hitting stride in NWSL

Jeff Kassouf August 28, 2015 43

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Soccer is a simple game, in which sometimes the simplest of things can make the world of difference. For Kelley O’Hara, those things are confidence and day-to-day happiness. O’Hara returned from

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Spirit clinch playoffs with draw; Thorns eliminated

Spirit clinch playoffs with draw; Thorns eliminated

Jeff Kassouf August 27, 2015 334

A scoreless draw on Thursday on the road was all the Washington Spirit needed to clinch the fourth and final berth in the National Women’s Soccer League playoffs. The Spirit drew defending league champions

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Scotland defender Corsie enjoying life in Seattle

Scotland defender Corsie enjoying life in Seattle

Tim Grainey August 27, 2015 16

Rachel Corsie, a 26-year-old Scottish international defender who played most of her career at home with Aberdeen and Glasgow City before transferring last season to Notts County in the FA WSL1, has been a

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Reign top lowly Breakers, win 2nd straight Shield

Reign top lowly Breakers, win 2nd straight Shield

The Equalizer Staff August 26, 2015 137

There was little doubting how this one was going to end from the opening whistle. Seattle Reign FC steamrolled the visiting Boston Breakers, 3-1 on Wednesday at Memorial Stadium to clinch the NWSL Shield

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NWSL Week 20 midweek preview

NWSL Week 20 midweek preview

Dan Lauletta August 26, 2015 12

Two matches midweek and there are implications for everyone. The Reign will be trying to clinch the Shield and the Spirit a playoff spot as they battle FC Kansas City with the second home

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The Lowdown: NWSL playoff field nearly set

The Lowdown: NWSL playoff field nearly set

Dan Lauletta August 26, 2015 55

There are two weeks left to play and things are almost settled in terms of the NWSL playoff races. Let’s take a look: Seattle Reign FC (11-3-3, 36 pts., clinched home playoff match): The

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Q+A with Lotta Schelin: Sights set on UWCL title

Q+A with Lotta Schelin: Sights set on UWCL title

Harjeet Johal August 25, 2015 51

LYON, France – Lotta Schelin is entering her eighth season in France with Olympique Lyonnais. Last season, Schelin led Division 1 Feminine with 33 goals as Lyon won the league championship with a perfect 22-0-0 record.

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Van Hollebeke retiring to begin medical school

Van Hollebeke retiring to begin medical school

Jeff Kassouf August 25, 2015 72

Rachel Van Hollebeke announced she will retire from professional and international soccer to begin medical school at the end of the month. Van Hollebeke will make herself available for the Thorns in their final

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