Stories By Claire Watkins
Chicago Red Stars/ 4 years ago
How the Chicago Red Stars made the World Cup bump a reality
As the big summer tournament has come and gone, discussion has raged as to the legitimacy of the World Cup Bump,...
We should listen to the USWNT, even if they lose
What Megan Rapinoe did on that Friday night in Paris, showing nerves of steel and scoring two goals on soccer’s greatest...
Why one of the Top Six is going to win the World Cup (and also why they won’t)
As The Equalizer is part of the Guardian Expert Network, you can find in-depth looks on every team in the 2019...
The definitive NWSL kit rankings of 2019
With the seventh National Women’s Soccer League season underway, we finally have some things to analyze, mostly pertaining to what’s happening...
Houston Dash 2019 season preview: Will new coach bring new results?
Entering the league as the first expansion team in NWSL history, the Houston Dash have always been something of a wild...
The USWNT is overthinking how to utilize Julie Ertz
The argument that Julie Ertz is one of the most integral parts of the U.S. women’s national team lineup is hard...
Coaching controversy in the NWSL is bigger than Richie Burke
When the Washington Spirit announced Richie Burke as their head coach in early 2019, it was difficult to pin down a...
Watkins: The perception of inactivity hurt the NWSL at the 2019 College Draft
As the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft commenced in Chicago on Jan. 10, no one could deny it...
XI Moments of 2018: Welcome Yenith Bailey to the stage
Coming off an exciting (and historic) 2018 National Women’s Soccer League final, one wouldn’t have been faulted for looking at the...
Analysis/ 5 years ago
Expanded eligibility rules might make the NWSL College Draft more relevant than ever
Last week, in anticipation of the upcoming 2019 College Draft, the National Women’s Soccer League announced some changes in the...
Analysis/ 2 days ago
Champions League final reaction: Barcelona defeats Wolfsburg in thriller
Barcelona returned to the top of the European game on Saturday, beating Wolfsburg 3-2...
Analysis/ 3 days ago
The Equalizer Podcast: Challenge Cup; USWNT goalkeepers
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NWSL/ 4 days ago
Lauren Barnes: Approaching 200 games and the NWSL’s growth
Saturday, nearly 40,000 fans will be filling Lumen Stadium in Seattle for the Seattle/Portland...
NWSL/ 4 days ago
Bay FC unveils itself with a play toward soccer, timelessness and, yes, merchandise
The 2024 NWSL expansion team in the San Francisco Bay Area will be known...