Lo’eau LaBonta’s best NWSL season yet shouldn’t come as a surprise – Equalizer Soccer

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© Amy Kontras-USA TODAY Sports Lo’eau LaBonta has been in the National Women’s Soccer League since 2015, amassing over 100 career appearances. She has never had a season like this. No Kansas City Current player has more goals or assists than LaBonta this season (seven and four, respectively) as the team aims to go from […]

Current and Wave playoff bound, Red Stars and Angel City in jeopardy – Equalizer Soccer

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© Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports With playoffs just around the corner, the National Women’s Soccer League featured four high-stakes matches on Sunday night. Portland Thorns 3, Chicago Red Stars 0 The Skinny: What started as an even-handed match between the Portland Thorns and Chicago Red Stars devolved towards the end, as Chicago suffered from red […]

Reign clinch playoff berth; Debinha hat trick keeps Courage hopes alive – Equalizer Soccer

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Photo copyright Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports. As the final stretch of the National Women’s Soccer League regular season continues, two matches with playoff implications took place on Saturday night. Houston Dash 0, OL Reign 2 The Skinny: OL Reign clinched a playoff spot on Saturday night in Houston with a 2-nil win over the Dash. […]

Chivas, Monterrey and Tigres clinch spot in Liguilla – Equalizer Soccer

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Photo: Chivas de Guadalajara Three teams are officially in the Liga MX Femenil Liguilla after Week 13 wins. It should come as no surprise to see teams like Chivas de Guadalajara, CF Monterrey and Tigres punch their tickets to the Liguilla, otherwise known as the playoffs. Monterrey punched their ticket first with a Thursday night […]

No. 10 or double pivot? Either way, Vanessa DiBernardo dominates – Equalizer Soccer

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Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports Vanessa DiBernardo is one of the most adaptable players in the National Women’s Soccer League. Naturally an attacking midfielder, she has taken on a different role with the Chicago Red Stars this season and has not once looked out of place. DiBernardo plays in the team’s double pivot, where the 30-year-old […]

Courage, Reign, Thorns, and Angel City are victorious – Equalizer Soccer

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Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Four matches were played on Wednesday in the National Women’s Soccer League in order to bring all teams even on 20 games played. Here is what the playoff picture looks like after these four matches, with Portland clinching a spot in the playoffs and Orlando getting eliminated while the Courage and […]

How Diana Ordóñez took the NWSL by storm – Equalizer Soccer

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The rookie class of 2022 has taken the National Women’s Soccer League by storm. Naomi Girma quickly established herself as one of the league’s best center-backs. Savannah DeMelo worked her way into the US national team with her creative performances. Sam Coffey slotted seamlessly into a key role at the base of Portland’s midfield. And […]

Math Time – Equalizer Soccer

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Photo credit: Amy Kontras-USA TODAY Sports With just a few games remaining in the season, the NWSL playoff race is anything but settled. Claire Watkins and Jason Anderson (Pro Soccer Wire) discuss how this weekend’s results impact the fight for the final spots, as well as the NWSL Shield chase. Listen to this pod on: […]

Mace stunner denies Portland the win in Kansas City – Equalizer Soccer

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Photo copyright Amy Kontras-USA TODAY Sports. Just one match was on tap on Sunday National Women’s Soccer League action. Kansas City Current 1, Portland Thorns 1 The Skinny: The Current hosted the Thorns on Sunday evening, with both teams vying for a win and the top of the standings. Portland’s persistence throughout the match paid […]

San Diego defeats LA in front of record crowd; Reign earn road win in North Carolina; Houston defeated Chicago; Washington extends Gotham’s losing streak – Equalizer Soccer

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Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports It was a busy night in the National Women’s Soccer League on Saturday night as eight different teams played, with all but one of them still working to secure a spot in the playoffs. San Diego Wave 1, Angel City FC 0 The Skinny: In their home-opener at the brand new […]