Soccer Insider: NWSL


Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 02/18/2014

Tuesday kickaround

A unique retirement in NWSL, International Champions Cup update, UEFA Champions League TV, D.C. United TV, Roberto Baggio, FootGolf.

By Steven Goff  |  09:46 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, italy, manchester united, NWSL, uefa champions league, washington spirit

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 01/17/2014

Spirit takes Dunn with NWSL 1st pick

The Washington Spirit selects North Carolina star Crystal Dunn with the first pick in the National Women’s Soccer League draft.

By Steven Goff  |  10:39 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, u.s. women's national team, washington spirit

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Friday kickaround

Results of NWSL expansion draft. MLS news and notes. Hermann Trophy announcement. And more from the American soccer scene ...

By Steven Goff  |  11:43 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, ncaa soccer, NWSL

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Washington Spirit acquires Yael Averbuch

Yael Averbuch, a U.S. national soccer team midfielder, will join the Washington Spirit for the 2014 NWSL season.

By Steven Goff  |  05:29 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, u.s. women's national team, washington spirit

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 12/11/2013

NWSL expanding to Houston in 2014

The National Women’s Soccer League will expand to Houston for the 2014 season.

By Steven Goff  |  05:19 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Wednesday kickaround

Updates on the D.C. United stadium plan for Buzzard Point. U.S. Open Cup viewing locations. Americans abroad. John Brooks injury update. Washington Spirit roster status.

By Steven Goff  |  11:02 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, D.C. United, MLS, NWSL, Roundup, U.S. national team, u.s. open cup, washington spirit

Posted at 01:37 AM ET, 09/01/2013

Portland Thorns win NWSL championship

Tobin Heath scored on a long-range free kick and Christine Sinclair added a late goal as the Portland Thorns defeated the Western New York Flash, 2-0, in the NWSL final.

By Steven Goff  |  01:37 AM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 08/29/2013

Thursday kickaround

Juergen Klinsmann is preparing to name the 23-man U.S. national team roster for the two upcoming World Cup qualifiers. Plus, Americans abroad, D.C. United, Washington Spirit, Richmond Kickers, Maryland Terps, Georgetown Hoyas.

By Steven Goff  |  11:19 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Canada, College soccer, D.C. United, MLS, NWSL, richmond kickers, U.S. national team

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Monday kickaround

D.C. United stadium project. Manchester United vs. Chelsea today. NWSL championship pairing. USL Pro semifinal pairings. Seattle and MLS attendance. New England goal video.

By Steven Goff  |  10:17 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, NWSL, Roundup, usl

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 08/13/2013

MLS, NWSL, USL feature cluttered standings

While several teams are in the hunt for MLS's Supporters' Shield, the National Women's Soccer League and USL Pro third division feature tight late-season races.

By Steven Goff  |  09:32 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, NWSL, Roundup, usl

Posted at 12:41 AM ET, 08/07/2013

Wednesday kickaround

D.C. United and MLS's international transfer window. Galaxy schedule change. U.S. Open Cup semifinals. Washington Spirit. U.S. national team updates. Bosnia roster.

By Steven Goff  |  12:41 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, NWSL, Roundup, U.S. national team, u.s. open cup

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 08/05/2013

Monday kickaround

D.C. United's stadium plan. United scoring rarity. U.S. women's team opening training in Washington. NWSL attendance record. Richmond Kickers lose for first time. International Champions Cup schedule.

By Steven Goff  |  10:58 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, NWSL, Roundup, U.S. national team

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Wednesday kickaround

MLS all-stars vs. Roma. International Champions Cup. Chelsea in Washington. Brek Shea injury. Americans abroad. Washington Spirit.

By Steven Goff  |  10:58 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, MLS, NWSL, Roundup

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 07/16/2013

Tuesday kickaround

CONCACAF Gold Cup. U.S. national team. World Cup qualifying. D.C. United. Washington Spirit. New soccer book.

By Steven Goff  |  08:46 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  concacaf gold cup, D.C. United, NWSL, Roundup, washington spirit

Posted at 10:34 PM ET, 07/14/2013

Spirit's winless streak reaches 9

Jessica McDonald, younger sister of D.C. United's Brandon McDonald, scored twice in four minutes of the first half as the Seattle Reign defeated the Washington Spirit, 2-1, in an NWSL match.

By Steven Goff  |  10:34 PM ET, 07/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, NWSL, washington spirit

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Thursday kickaround

D.C. United updates, Chivas Guadalajara friendly at RFK Stadium, Richmond Kickers, Washington Spirit, MLS All-Star Game, CONCACAF Gold Cup, new online soccer show.

By Steven Goff  |  10:38 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  concacaf gold cup, D.C. United, MLS, NWSL, Roundup

Posted at 09:22 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Spirit comes up empty again

The Washington Spirit was shut out for the seventh time in eight matches, falling to the Chicago Red Stars, 2-0, in a National Women's Soccer League match at Maryland SoccerPlex.

By Steven Goff  |  09:22 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, washington spirit

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 06/29/2013

Frustration mounts as Spirit loses again

The Washington Spirit has lost five straight NWSL games, all by shutouts. The latest was a 4-0 defeat to Abby Wambach and the Western New York Flash. Carli Lloyd posted a hat trick.

By Steven Goff  |  10:59 AM ET, 06/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, washington spirit

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 06/23/2013

Spirit blanked again in loss at Kansas City

The Washington Spirit was shut out for the fourth consecutive game, losing to FC Kansas City, 2-0, in the National Women's Soccer League.

By Steven Goff  |  07:32 PM ET, 06/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, washington spirit

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 06/11/2013

Tuesday kickaround

Good morning from Seattle, venue for tonight's World Cup qualifier between the United States and Panama at CenturyLink Field.

By Steven Goff  |  11:52 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, panama, Roundup, U.S. national team, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 06/07/2013

Friday kickaround

Matchday in the Caribbean as the United States resumes World Cup qualifying against the Reggae Boyz at National Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  09:50 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jamaica, MLS, NWSL, Roundup, U.S. national team, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 12:28 AM ET, 06/02/2013

Sunday kickaround

Matchday at RFK Stadium. Link to USA-Germany preview story. American women face Canada in Olympic rematch. Video of bicycle kick in women's soccer game. Video of terrible own goal by Chivas USA in MLS game.

By Steven Goff  |  12:28 AM ET, 06/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  germany, MLS, NWSL, Roundup, U.S. national team, u.s. women's national team

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 05/19/2013

Sunday kickaround

Bill Hamid story. Robbie Russell farewell. Richmond Kickers. Washington Spirit. MLS olimpico. USA vs. Germany practice details.

By Steven Goff  |  10:40 AM ET, 05/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, germany, MLS, NWSL, Roundup, U.S. national team, washington spirit

Posted at 12:10 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Spirit defeats Reign for first victory, 4-2

Tiffany McCarty scored the tiebreaking goal in the 56th minute as the Washington Spirit defeated the Seattle Reign, 4-2, for its first NWSL victory.

By Steven Goff  |  12:10 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, washington spirit

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 05/08/2013

Wednesday kickaround

Sir Alex Ferguson to retire as Manchester United manager. D.C. United in action tonight. Americans abroad. MLS matches. NWSL update. Kei Kamara's burrito video.

By Steven Goff  |  08:58 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, D.C. United, manchester united, MLS, NWSL, Roundup

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 05/02/2013

Thursday kickaround

Montreal crushes Toronto in Canadian Championship semifinals. Monterrey wins CONCACAF Champions League. Americans abroad. NWSL. MLS and Make-a-Wish.

By Steven Goff  |  09:07 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, concacaf champions league, MLS, NWSL, Roundup, uefa

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Wednesday kickaround

David Beckham, MLS expansion, Miami, season starting dates, UEFA Champions League schedule and video, CONCACAF Champions League, Americans abroad, NWSL.

By Steven Goff  |  10:23 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, CONCACAF, D.C. United, lionel messi, MLS, NWSL, Roundup, uefa champions league

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 04/20/2013

Saturday kickaround

Washington Spirit's home opener. Boston's trip to Kansas City postponed. Sunil Gulati elected to FIFA executive committee. USA-Germany friendly update. MLS loans. D.C. United forwards.

By Steven Goff  |  11:23 AM ET, 04/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, germany, MLS, NWSL, Roundup, U.S. national team, usl, washington spirit

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 04/15/2013

NWSL begins with hope and growing pains

No one ever said starting a league would be smooth and easy, especially one thrown together on short notice. National Women's Soccer League has had to hit the ground running -- in steel-toe construction boots.

By Steven Goff  |  01:46 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, washington spirit

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 04/14/2013

Washington Spirit opens NWSL with 1-1 draw

The Washington Spirit made its National Women's Soccer League debut with a 1-1 draw against the Boston Breakers.

By Steven Goff  |  10:00 PM ET, 04/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, u.s. women's national team, washington spirit

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Tim Howard, Hope Solo sidelined with injuries

U.S. national team goalkeeper Tim Howard will probably miss a month and Hope Solo is sidelined for three to four months.

By Steven Goff  |  07:19 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, U.S. national team, U.S. soccer, u.s. women's national team, World Cup qualifying

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Washington Spirit sets schedule

The Washington Spirit, a new women's pro soccer club, will make its NWSL debut April 14 at Boston and play its first home match six days later.

By Steven Goff  |  04:05 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, U.S. national team

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 02/08/2013

Friday kickaround: United, Spirit, Cavalry

D.C. United preseason updates, Washington Spirit draft picks, NASL Virginia team's nickname, U.S. women's national team match

By Steven Goff  |  12:36 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, NASL, NWSL, Roundup, virginia cavalry, washington spirit

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Washington Spirit drafts local players

The Washington Spirit of the new National Women's Soccer League drafted three college players who starred at D.C. area high schools.

By Steven Goff  |  01:22 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, washington spirit

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Wednesday kickaround

Toronto FC is denying it has hired Pat Onstad, the outgoing goalkeepers coach at D.C. United. Stuart Holden returned to action for Bolton. The NWSL draft is approaching. Georgetown receives a gift.

By Steven Goff  |  02:43 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, georgetown hoyas, MLS, ncaa soccer, NWSL, Roundup, U.S. national team

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Spirit taking shape without Olympians

The Washington Spirit, one of eight clubs in the new National Women's Soccer League, was not allocated any of the 18 U.S. Olympians. However, the owner believes the club has a good core.

By Steven Goff  |  02:11 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, U.S. national team, washington spirit, women's soccer

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Krieger allocated to Washington women's team

Krieger allocated to Washington women's team

By Steven Goff  |  03:29 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, washington spirit, women's soccer