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NWSL Draft – Post U20 World Cup Stock Watch
by All White Kit
posted September 2, 2014 at 2:49pm

Here’s a mini-update of where I’ve got players who played in the U20 WWC on my board at the moment and where they’ve moved since the early 2014 update of the boards. None of this takes into account any college season performance thus far...more

AWK: Lori Lindsey retires 12 years after turning professional
by All White Kit
posted August 26, 2014 at 2:53pm

Someday there should be a DC Women’s Soccer Hall of Fame, and Lori Lindsey should be in it. The Washington Freedom had a laudable tradition that I hope the Spirit eventually decide to emulate: they created a “Hall of Freedom”, an hon...more

AWK: DC-area AmWoSo 2014 summer in review
by All White Kit
posted August 25, 2014 at 4:33pm

Four of the year’s best players: Spirit Reserves’ Sam Lofton and Ashley Herndon battle Braddock Road’s Allie Wisner while Marisa Park looks on. (photo by Larry J. Clark) Power Rankings: 1. Washington Spirit Reserves 2. ASA Chesapeake...more

A quick look at NWSL playoff scenarios
by All White Kit
posted August 11, 2014 at 5:04pm

Here’s what I came with after some number-crunching (or whatever you’d call it). Corrections, additions, clarifications welcome: Washington: - Clinches third with a win against Sky Blue on Saturday. (38 points) - With a tie (36) or loss (35):...more

NWSL – Fantasy Round Eighteen Preview – Mailing It In Edition
by All White Kit
posted August 9, 2014 at 4:26pm

I’m busy with college previews, so the final two rounds of fantasy previews are probably going to be shorter than usual. There’s just one week of double game teams left, this one, meaning putting up a big number this round could be huge if yo...more

NWSL: Undefeated homestand with two comeback wins puts Spirit on verge of playoff spot
by All White Kit
posted August 6, 2014 at 5:02pm

Yael Averbuch took a long time to make her presence felt, but when she finally did, it really counted. Go figure the Spirit. A couple of weeks ago with a golden chance for points against weaker teams, they went to Houston and played to an uninspired dr...more

NWSL – Fantasy Round Seventeen Preview
by All White Kit
posted August 2, 2014 at 1:55pm

There’re three rounds left in the fantasy season and limited time to make a move up the standings. Complicating matters is the rapidly evolving playoff picture that’s seen Seattle already wrap up the regular season title, leaving them nothing...more

NWSL – Fantasy Round Sixteen Preview
by All White Kit
posted July 25, 2014 at 5:11pm

Big round! Probably. Portland’s frontline lit opposing teams up, making anyone who went heavy with them a happy camper. Washington? Err, the only player to really establish themselves with a big round was Jodie Taylor. Neither side has a double...more

NWSL – Fantasy Round Fifteen Preview
by All White Kit
posted July 18, 2014 at 10:43pm

Meh in Round Twelve, pretty damn good in Round Thirteen, and To Be Determined (but probably quite disappointing) in Round Fourteen. That’s a quick catchup now that points for the past few weeks have been tabulated. I finally cracked the Top 100 afte...more

Think Like A Freak via @TiffanyWeimer
by Tiffany Weimer
posted July 13, 2014 at 11:09am

I haven’t written in over a month, yet it seems much longer. I guess time goes slow when you can only do some of the things you enjoy, and not all of them. But that’s neither her nor there or anywhere. I’ve been able to read quite a bit ...more

NWSL – Fantasy Round Fourteen Preview
by All White Kit
posted July 11, 2014 at 1:12pm

How unpredictable has the NWSL been in recent weeks? Only the top two teams have more than nine points in their past six matches, indicating enormous volatility throughout the rest of the table. As you might expect, it’s also proving to be a night...more

NWSL Fantasy Round Thirteen – Provisional Point Totals
by All White Kit
posted July 10, 2014 at 8:27pm

Again, with the official totals on the site not being updated yet, here are my point counts for round thirteen from official league box scores: Portland Match One 5.0 – Angerer -0.5 – Catley 0.5 – Farrelly 5.5 – Heath 6.0 &ndash...more

NWSL – Fantasy Round Thirteen Preview
by All White Kit
posted July 4, 2014 at 8:52am

I had Carli Lloyd in my side this past round (Good). I also captained Kim Little and picked Hope Solo and Sydney Leroux (Not So Good). I finished (probably) with just above a hundred points and behind many of you if your gloating is to be trusted. This...more

NWSL Fantasy Round Twelve – Provisional Point Totals
by All White Kit
posted July 3, 2014 at 8:00pm

Official point totals are going to be a little slow in getting entered into the system for rounds twelve and thirteen, so here are my unofficial counts based off box scores posted on the official NWSL website: WNY Flash Match One 3.0 – Adriana 5....more

Washington AmWoSo Week June 25-29
by All White Kit
posted June 30, 2014 at 4:59pm

Sam Lofton and Ashley Herndon of the Spirit Reserves battle Braddock Road’s Allie Wisner for the ball while Marisa Park looks on. (Photo by Larry J. Clark) It was a good week for local women’s soccer fans. The professional Spirit got back o...more

NWSL – Fantasy Round Twelve Preview
by All White Kit
posted June 28, 2014 at 9:21am

If you captained Alex Morgan, you probably enjoyed a very good round. I still managed a decent week to rise closer to the Top 100, but the decision to captain Vero over Morgan turned out to be a rather poor one. Sticking with Morgan, Sinclair, and Vero ...more

Spirit lose badly to Thorns in key match
by All White Kit
posted June 23, 2014 at 12:06pm

In a pivotal game with significant playoff implications and revised lineups for both teams, the Washington Spirit fell badly, 6-1, to the Portland Thorns. From being in playoff position for several weeks, after losing three straight Washington dropped to ...more

NWSL – Midseason Rookie Review
by All White Kit
posted June 19, 2014 at 9:13pm

The 2014 NWSL Draft Class was touted as one of the best in recent memory, composed largely of U.S. U20 World Cup winners at the top. Through half a season, has this class lived up to it’s billing? Well… BOSTON – Jazmine Reeves probab...more

NWSL – Fantasy Round Ten Preview #NWSL14
by All White Kit
posted June 14, 2014 at 10:41am

The less said about Round Nine, the better. I went in like a mad man on Portland and Washington, looking at matchups, while avoiding WNY, despite their two match round. And I, along with many others, paid the price, as the Thorns were humiliated by the ...more

NWSL – Fantasy Round Nine Preview
by All White Kit
posted June 8, 2014 at 5:24pm

Want to win your league/the overall title this season? Better hope you make the right choices over the next two rounds. These two rounds are probably going to be among the most punishing all season for the minds of fantasy owners, as there are all sorts...more

NWSL – Fantasy Round Eight Preview #NWSL14
by All White Kit
posted May 31, 2014 at 9:31am

May 28, 2014. Where were you the day your fantasy team died? OK, perhaps that’s a bit melodramatic, but for a lot of people who bet big on Portland this round (including myself), it was a veritable disaster, with the Thorns losing two matches which...more

Late goals preserve Spirit’s undefeated home stand
by All White Kit
posted May 28, 2014 at 8:47pm

Ali Krieger moved to the unfamiliar role of central defender at the start of the homestand. It’s interesting how one moment can change the complexion of not just a game but a series. Late in Monday’s match, I was already trying to compose a...more

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