The Courage built a foundation in 2023. Now, they look for consistency. – Equalizer Soccer

0 Comments

Jaylynn Nash/USA TODAY Sports North Carolina Courage head coach Sean Nahas does not hide from the fact that his team endured a turbulent buildup to the 2023 National Women’s Soccer League season. Brazilian playmaker Debinha’s departure for the Kansas City Current via free agency and a draft-day trade that shipped away rookie sensation Diana Ordoñez […]

The NWSL is at a crossroads with its trading culture – Equalizer Soccer

0 Comments

Photo Copyright Denny Medley for USA TODAY Sports A player is traded in the National Women’s Soccer League. We hold our breath and wait for club statements, social media posts and inside information. Did the player want the move? When did they learn they were being traded? How was it communicated? What are they leaving […]

Why Chelsea broke a British transfer record to sign Mayra Ramirez – Equalizer Soccer

0 Comments

Photo Copyright Keith McInnes for SPP Chelsea are an ambitious club, dominant in England and with sights set on winning their first-ever Champions League title. This quest for success was underlined once again last week with the signing of Mayra Ramirez, the Colombian arriving from Levante of Spain for a British women’s soccer record transfer […]

Patience in DC? Inside the Spirit’s ‘short-term pain for long-term gain.’ – Equalizer Soccer

0 Comments

Geoff Burke USA TODAY Sports This time last year, the Washington Spirit was a club starting a new era, one meant to blend the long-term vision of an ambitious owner with the style and guidance of a new coach who has a proven history of success. The same description holds entering the 2024 National Women’s […]

XI NWSL things I’d like to see in 2024 and beyond – Equalizer Soccer

0 Comments

(Photo credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) The National Women’s Soccer League season is already less than two months away. With kickoff fast approaching, here are 11 things I would like to see from our favorite soccer league for this year and beyond. Some are repeats from past lists, some are new, some you may be […]

Why the time was right for Deyna Castellanos to join Bay FC, NWSL – Equalizer Soccer

0 Comments

Getty Images/Photo Provided “Maybe one day,” Deyna Castellanos wrote over four years ago the cliffhanger in her tweet about deciding against playing in the National Women’s Soccer League. At the time, Castellanos was wrapping up a standout college career at Florida State. She decided against entering her name into the NWSL Draft and left her […]

Absence of Decision Day is a blemish on the 2024 NWSL schedule – Equalizer Soccer

0 Comments

Photo credit: Kirby Lee USA TODAY Sports Let’s get this out of the way: Everyone finds something to hate about the National Women’s Soccer League schedule. It is a rite of passage for every coach to dissect the list of games that lands in their inbox and opine that their team absolutely has the worst […]

What it means for team, player – Equalizer Soccer

0 Comments

Ray Acevedo-USA TODAY Sports Midfielder Taylor Flint (nee Kornieck) is now a member of Racing Louisville FC after being traded by the San Diego Wave for $150,000 in allocation money, the teams announced on Monday. Although only signed with the Wave through 2024, Louisville announced that it has restructured Kornieck’s contract to keep her signed […]

Portland’s new era is starting to take shape – Equalizer Soccer

0 Comments

Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports There’s a different feeling in the air in the Rose City this offseason. A Portland Thorns franchise that is so used to stability relative to the volatile world of the National Women’s Soccer League has undergone an upheaval on and off the field. New ownership for the Thorns is a welcome […]

‘This will be a defining year for me:’ Ella Stevens joins Gotham FC on multiyear deal – Equalizer Soccer

0 Comments

Photo Copyright Jay Biggerstaff for USA TODAY Sports NJ/NY Gotham FC today announced yet another free agency signing, adding forward Ella Stevens on a multiyear contract through 2025, with an option for 2026. The restricted free agent, who has played for the Chicago Red Stars since being drafted as the 24th overall pick in the […]