Player for player, which team is better? – Equalizer Soccer

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USA Today Sports/SPP The United States women’s national team faces England on Friday in a friendly designed to seriously test Vlatko Andonovski’s side before next year’s World Cup. England won the EUROs in July, securing their first major tournament success and confirming their development on the international stage. The US, meanwhile, defeated Canada to continue […]

live updates – Equalizer Soccer

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Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports Developments continue to unfold following Monday’s public release of Sally Yates’ report into abuse in women’s soccer. Bookmark this page to keep up with all the major developments in real time. Below, you’ll find links and news updates to the story in reverse chronological order. Thursday, Oct. 6 9:30 a.m. ET: […]

Regular season ends; Yates report released – Equalizer Soccer

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Photo credit: EM Dash-USA TODAY Sports Three weeks into the new National Women’s Soccer League campaign comes an international break and the first hard stop for teams to assess what is and is not working thus far. (And, for players not departing to national teams, a needed rest after a blitz of games to start […]

Abuse in women’s soccer is ‘systemic,’ according to Yates’ detailed report – Equalizer Soccer

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EM Dash-USA TODAY Sports The independent investigation into widespread abuse in women’s professional soccer in the United States found extensive failures from leadership at the US Soccer Federation and the National Women’s Soccer League. The issues “were not unique or new to the NWSL,” according to Sally Yates, the former US attorney general who led […]

Chicago defeated Angel City to secure a playoff spot in the final match of the season – Equalizer Soccer

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Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports On the final day of the National Women’s Soccer League regular season, the Chicago Red Stars hosted Angel City FC to determine who would take the sixth and final playoff spot, Chicago with a win or the North Carolina Courage with any other result. Chicago Red Stars 2, Angel City FC […]

Reign wins Shield; Gotham rally to tie Thorns; Dash defeat Spirit; Racing thrills with last-minute winner – Equalizer Soccer

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Stephen Brashear-USA TODAY Sports The National Women’s Soccer League featured four matches on Saturday night that played out in dramatic fashion. An early draw at Gotham opened up the chances for a team other than the Portland Thorns to clinch the shield, the Houston Dash then helped themselves up the table to be able to […]

San Diego draws North Carolina, leaving sixth and final playoff spot up for grabs – Equalizer Soccer

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Ray Acevedo-USA TODAY Sports Only one match was played in the National Women’s Soccer League on Friday night to kick off the last weekend of the regular season. San Diego Wave 0, North Carolina Courage 0 The Skinny: The North Carolina Courage came into this match only needing a win to secure their spot in […]

Alyssa Thompson, 17, joins USWNT for games vs. England, Spain; Morgan out injured – Equalizer Soccer

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Daniela Porcelli/ISI Photos Seventeen-year-old forward Alyssa Thompson earned her first senior call-up for the United States women’s national team, making the 24-player roster that will travel to face England on Oct. 7 and Spain on Oct. 11. Thompson, a senior in high school, is the youngest player called up for a full national team camp […]

Lauren James looks ready to fulfill her potential – Equalizer Soccer

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Sports Press Photo Two games into the new Women’s Super League season, there are moments when it looks like Lauren James is playing a different game to everyone else. The Chelsea attacker has a level of ball control that few in the world, let alone England, can replicate. Still, it’s taken time and challenges behind […]

Decision Day(s) Ahead – Equalizer Soccer

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© Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports It’s the final week of the National Women’s Soccer League regular season and four teams are fighting for the final two playoff spots. Three teams are still in the hunt for the NWSL Shield. Claire Watkins and Jeff Kassouf analyze how the drama could play out. Listen to this pod […]