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National Women's Soccer League (NWSL)

The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) is a top level professional women's soccer league in the United States. It is set to begin play in spring 2013 with eight teams:

  • Boston Breakers
  • Chicago Red Stars
  • FC Kansas City
  • Portland Thorns FC
  • Seattle Reign FC
  • Sky Blue FC
  • Washington Spirit
  • Western New York Flash

More info at nwslsoccer.com


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NWSL Week in Review: Five Things (Week 2) #NWSL14

posted by All White Kit Tue, Apr 22 at 9:13pm

When you read an article like this in the New York Times of all places, the first reaction – understandably – is straight up anger. Because if you’re reading this, it’s highly likely you have a passion for women’s soccer, and...more
Washington Spirit down FC Kansas City, 3-1 #NWSL14

posted by All White Kit Mon, Apr 21 at 8:34am

Lori Lindsey with the night’s heroines: Diana Matheson, Christine Nairn, and (in the distance) Crystal Dunn. Is history repeating itself? Twelve years ago the WUSA-era Washington Freedom came off a miserable first season and entered their second ...more
NWSL – Fantasy Round Two Preview + Details on AWK Group #NWSL14

posted by All White Kit Sat, Apr 19 at 8:57am

With the addition of groups into the NWSL fantasy game, I’ve naturally added a group for AWK readers. And naturally, there’s a twist. Specifically, the low scorer each round out gets booted at the end of the round. At the end of the season,...more
You Learn via @TiffanyWeimer

posted by Tiffany Weimer Tue, Apr 15 at 9:11pm

I recently encountered an intense feeling of déjà vu. In 2009, during preseason with FC Gold Pride I pulled my quad. I was out for three weeks of preseason. Editors Note: For the record, the only two preseasons I have g...more
Houston Dash Drop Points But Gain Confidence In Debut #NWSL

posted by All White Kit Tue, Apr 15 at 9:04pm

    (Photo by Wilf Thorne) The Houston Dash made a point Saturday night, though not one reflected in the league standings. Houston Mayor Annise Parker and NWSL Commissioner Cheryl Bailey were on hand to add an air of significance to the eve...more
In opener, Spirit sputter while Spaniard sparkles #NWSL14

posted by All White Kit Mon, Apr 14 at 10:30pm

Defender Robyn Gayle was the one strength in an otherwise porous back line Sometimes there’s more to being the winning team than having more talent. Even without Abby Wambach (out with a broken bone under her left eye) and with a tired Carli Lloy...more
NWSL Week in Review: Five Things (Week 1) #NWSL14

posted by All White Kit Mon, Apr 14 at 10:13pm

I guess the fact that the NWSL has returned for a second season is something to celebrate with the recent history of women’s professional soccer leagues in North America. Of course, your mind knows that the backing of USSF (as well as Canada) made t...more
2014 NWSL Preview – Washington Spirit (Chris’ Take) #NWSL14

posted by All White Kit Sun, Apr 13 at 5:28pm

Projected Starting Lineup (Questionable Starters in Parentheses) The Washington Spirit are probably sick of hearing about 2013. So let’s keep it short. The club was awful. They finished last. It’s over. On to 2014. OK, let’s be clear...more
NWSL – Fantasy Preview – Round One #NWSL14

posted by All White Kit Sun, Apr 13 at 10:23am

Team Fantasy Rankings – Round One 1. Seattle 2. Portland 3. FC Kansas City 4. Western New York 5. Washington 6. Sky Blue FC 7. Boston 8. Houston Positional Rankings GK 1. Barnhart (FCKC) – Opposition isn’t a slam dunk, but she’...more
2014 NWSL Preview – Portland Thorns #NWSL2014

posted by All White Kit Sun, Apr 13 at 10:21am

Projected Early Season Lineup (Questionable Starters in Parentheses) Projected Full Strength Lineup Likely pleasing owner Merritt Paulson, the 2013 NWSL season essentially ended up being all about his Thorns by the time the confetti had been cleaned...more
Washington Spirit season preview: 2014 will not be like 2013 #NWSL2014

posted by All White Kit Sun, Apr 13 at 10:18am

Last year for the Spirit goals were few and far between. On Maureen Hendricks Field last year from the run of play – that’s ignoring for the moment three Diana Matheson penalty kicks – Washington scored all of seven goals. Against the ...more
2014 NWSL Preview – Houston Dash #NWSL14

posted by All White Kit Sun, Apr 13 at 10:16am

Projected Early Season Lineup (Questionable Starters in Parentheses) Projected Full Strength Lineup (Questionable Starters in Parentheses) Anyone questioning the Houston Dash’s ambition need only go back to the club’s hiring of Randy Wal...more
2014 NWSL Preview – And Now An Interlude…(Season Predictions) #NWSL2014

posted by All White Kit Sat, Apr 12 at 8:29pm

The last five previews will be coming, probably within the next 3-5 days. Since that’s probably going to be after the season starts, here are my predictions for the season: League Table 1. FC Kansas City 2. Portland Thorns 3. Seattle Reign 4. WNY ...more
2014 NWSL Preview – Sky Blue FC #NWSL14

posted by All White Kit Sat, Apr 12 at 8:17pm

Projected Starting Lineup Contrary to just about every other returning NWSL club this season, the headlines for SBFC this offseason were made off the pitch this year. And the lede isn’t necessarily an appealing one either. As whispers of a potent...more
2014 NWSL Preview – WNY Flash #NWSL2014

posted by All White Kit Fri, Apr 11 at 7:19pm

Projected Opening Day Lineup (Questionable Starters in Parentheses) For the first time in an age, specifically since the clubs early days in the W-League, the Western New York Flash ended the season with a gnawing feeling of being unfulfilled. The Fla...more

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