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Stalemate’s The Name of the Game

Not since the first week of the National Women’s Soccer League regular season that a single week’s round of fixtures produced three draws. But unlike the first week of the season, all the teams have been together for over two months and are now fighting for critical points in the playoff picture. And those draws were all hard fought results, including one equalizer in the last couple of minutes. Plus one of the bottom-dwellers of the NWSL table showed potential of improvement so with that all being said lets take a look back at Week 11 of the NWSL season. Read more

One Part Northwest, Two Parts Midwest, All Parts NWSL Derby Weekend

This week held importance in the National Women’s Soccer League for a plethora of reasons. There were opportunities for teams to bounce back from an off match the week before. There were opportunities for teams to establish dominance over their regional rival and there were opportunities for teams to move up the table. This weekend’s matches gave us a little bit of all of the above, even without many key players available for all teams due to international duty. So lets take a look back at Week 10 of NWSL action: Read more

17-year-old Marija Banusic chosen by Pia Sundhage for game against Brazil

Marija Banusic
Marija Banusic

The EURO 2013 is just one summer’s month away and tension is rising in Sweden. The national team will meet later this week and prepare for their friendly against Brazil next Wednesday in Stockholm. Six days after that, team manager Pia Sundhage will announce her roster for the championships. Since Sundhage started working for the Swedish soccer federation, she has surprised experts and fans by nominating a vast amount of different players who sometimes seemed to get closer to becoming a part of the team, only to not get called again next time. Read more

A Week of Grinding

After a shortened week of matches last weekend, the NWSL had a full slate of matches with full rosters for teams to choose from. Now starting to head to the middle of the season, teams are realizing the wear and tear of a full professional schedule and the results were earned in more of a hard-nosed way than in previous weeks. But still these points were very important to grab and there was one team that took the opportunity in a busy week to make some strides through the standings. Lets take a look back at Week Nine of the NWSL Regular Season and some roster changes that teams will need to make in the next few weeks because of International Friendlies: Read more

I Want To Ride My Bicycle

Whether or not the lyrics of the infamous song by Queen were floating through Lisa De Vanna’s head on Saturday night, it takes something quite something special to pull off a bicycle kick goal. But almost always when successful, the feat stirs a frenzy in the soccer community. And I’m pretty sure for the young fans that witnessed it at Yurcak Field or for those who watched the match stream online, for the next few weeks the only thing that they will want to practice is bicycle kicks. Read more