An unlikely journey to Benfica helped Katelin Talbert find herself – Equalizer Soccer

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Photo Courtesy Isabel Cutileiro Growing up, Katelin Talbert’s dream of becoming a professional soccer player was too unlikely to be spoken aloud. Recently, however, it became a reality when Talbert signed her first professional contract with a team in a top division. Then came the success. On Sunday, the 23-year-old played in front of a […]

Pachuca upsets Club América, Tigres dominates Atlas – Equalizer Soccer

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Photo: Pachuca Femenil. The quarterfinals for the Liga MX Femenil Clausura Liguilla have wrapped up – and they certainly did not disappoint. The Liguilla kicked off with Club América being upset by Pachuca, while Tigres dominated Atlas. CF Monterrey and Chivas de Guadalajara advanced to the semifinals as well, with more tight competitions. Let’s break […]

Everyone wants a shot at the champs – Equalizer Soccer

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Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports Surprise, surprise: the North Carolina Courage added to their trophy case. A 2-1 victory over the Washington Spirit in Saturday’s NWSL Challenge Cup final added a sixth National Women’s Soccer League trophy to the Courage’s shelves since their move to North Carolina in 2017. Over half the possible league trophies in […]

Dubious penalty called in Dash’s win over Current, Orlando defeat LA, Reign draw Louisville – Equalizer Soccer

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Photo copyright Amy Kontras-USA TODAY Sports. The National Women’s Soccer League regular season action continued on Sunday with three matches. Catch up on the highlights and insight from each below. Kansas City Current 0, Houston Dash 2 The Skinny: The Houston Dash won a dubious penalty on Sunday to get the go-ahead goal against a […]

Alex Morgan’s four goals crush Gotham – Equalizer Soccer

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Ray Acevedo-USA TODAY Sports After Saturday’s other two Women’s Women’s Soccer League matches were rescheduled due to the Challenge Cup Final, just the one regular-season game was played. San Diego Wave 4, NJ / NY Gotham FC 0 The Skinny: San Diego created numerous chances in their regular-season home opener, and despite missing several, they […]

Could Erin Cuthbert be Ji So-yun’s successor at Chelsea? – Equalizer Soccer

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Photo: Daniela Torres / Sports Press Photo. The announcement that Ji So-yun would leave Chelsea at the end of this season was met with sadness by those in and around the club. Ji joined in January 2014, and her eight-year spell coincided with the club’s emergence as a dominant force domestically and a contender in […]

“I would put my mortgage on Megan Rapinoe to score a penalty” – Equalizer Soccer

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Photo: © Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports. Megan Rapinoe is no stranger to taking – and making – crucial penalty kicks. She took three during the 2019 World Cup, all in knockout matches with the score tied, and made them all. One was in the final against the Netherlands. In 2011, she took a spot kick […]

The Reign and Spirit double dose was as epic as it was ridiculous – Equalizer Soccer

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Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports There is no getting past it: Wednesday’s epic National Women’s Soccer League Challenge Cup semifinal in Washington, DC, featured a clear and obvious error in the final seconds which likely impacted the result. Megan Rapinoe called it “horrible” and “unacceptable.” Laura Harvey called it “embarrassing.” Deep into second-half stoppage time, a […]

Tijuana, Pumas punch ticket to Liguilla at the death – Equalizer Soccer

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Photo: Club Tijuana Femenil. Talk about chaos. The final week of Liga MX Femenil action certainly delivered on all of the different playoff scenarios and the chaos that followed. Atlético San Luis, Querétaro, Cruz Azul, Club Tijuana, Toluca and UNAM Pumas were all competing for the final two playoff spots. In the end, Pumas and […]