Chicago Red Stars / National Women's Soccer League / Portland Thorns FC

Thorns capitalize on defensive miscommunication by Red Stars

After dominating the first 35 minutes of the match, a costly miscommunication between Chicago’s Abby Erceg and Karina LeBlanc turned the match, propelling Portland to a 2-1 victory over the Red Stars. The match, which was the first televised on Fox Sports 1 this season, changed course after the collision between the Red Stars’ internationals. The play … Continue reading

National Women's Soccer League

NWSL championship format changes to predetermined site

According to a SoccerWire report, the National Women’s Soccer League championship match will be held at a predetermined site, with all signs currently pointing to Portland as the yet-to-be-announced location. An NWSL spokesman declined to comment on the report. In both of the previous seasons, the championship match has been held by the highest seeded … Continue reading

National Women's Soccer League

Previewing the weekend: Spirit, Red Stars look to solidify places in postseason

Boston Breakers v. Washington Spirit ( 7 p.m. ET; Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium in Allston, Mass.) For the final time this season, the Boston Breakers will take the field at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium, squaring off against the Washington Spirit. Despite having lost their last four consecutive matches–and not having won since May 30–the match is … Continue reading

Boston Breakers / Group D / National Women's Soccer League / Women's World Cup

Simon reflects on daunting recovery and her return to the NWSL

Kyah Simon isn’t new to being a heroine, or viewed as a savior as her play in June’s Women’s World Cup showcased. The Blacktown, Australia native scored the most important goal in Australian football history to defeat powerhouse Brazil and help Australian advance to the quarterfinals for the first time on the men’s or women’s side.  The … Continue reading

National Women's Soccer League / US Women's National Team / Washington Spirit / Women's World Cup

Crystal Dunn rebounds from World Cup cut with stellar club season

Three summers ago, Crystal Dunn was on top of the world. The United States U-20 women’s national team had made history by defeating Germany for its historic third FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup title and Dunn, who recorded three assists and played every minute on defense, had emerged as one of the country’s top young players. … Continue reading