Looking for a positive spin on the end of NWSL, A+E deal – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

When the National Women’s Soccer League and A+E Networks formed their landmark partnership two years ago this month, the long-term prognosis was that the relative success or failure would hinge on 2019, the final year of the agreement and the one destined to be impacted by the World Cup. It turns out that was fool’s gold. The partnership ended on Wednesday. A+E will remain on board as a sponsor for the 2019 season, but… This is only a snippet of…

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The NWSL’s power shift doesn’t faze Red Stars owner Whisler – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

When the first season of the National Women’s Soccer League kicked off in 2013, only one of the league’s eight founding teams — the Portland Thorns — was affiliated with a men’s soccer team. The rest entered as “independents,” a designation that now represents only one-third of NWSL teams heading into the 2019 season. At the beginning of 2017, the Western New York Flash were sold and moved to North Carolina, where they are now affiliated with a USL side.…

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What Reign FC’s changes tell us about the future of NWSL independents – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

Reign FC’s move from the center of Seattle to Tacoma, the not-so-twin city 35 miles to the south, was met with the kind of mixed reaction that majority owners Bill and Teresa Predmore surely expected. Tacoma isn’t going to be for everyone, and the relocation is likely to carry a short-term cost of current Reign fans who won’t or can’t make the trip south. The reasons for the move have been detailed at length:… This is only a snippet of…

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Where are all the female coaches? Still navigating an unequal landscape – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

Every year, when the National Women’s Soccer League coaches are brought together for the college draft at the United Soccer Coaches Convention, they take a picture as a group. It’s usually the only time we see every head coach in one place, and the picture never fails to remind us of a fact that tends to fade into the background during the actual season, only to be brought up again when a position becomes available: Nearly all the coaches are…

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Alexi Lalas on media coverage of the USWNT – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

Former U.S. men’s national team defender and Fox Sports studio analyst Alexi Lalas joins The Equalizer Podcast for a discussion on how he covers the women’s game the same way he covers the men’s game, plus his thoughts on the United States’ chances at the 2019 World Cup. Editor’s note: We recorded this podcast prior to the United States’ recent matches against France and Spain. The Equalizer Podcast is now… This is only a snippet of a Football Article written…

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As Press shines for USWNT in Europe, another question about how to best utilize her – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

Photo Copyright Daniela Porcelli | Joerdeli Photography The United States women’s national team slightly redeemed their start to 2019 by claiming a 1-0 victory over Spain, three days after dropping their opening match to France, 3-1. Neither match was much to write home about for the Americans, as they spent large parts of each chasing the ball after turning it over. But one consistently bright… This is only a snippet of a Football Article written by Chelsey Bush Read Full…

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What’s Plan B? European jaunt shows Ellis what works — and what doesn’t – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

ALICANTE, Spain — “It’s about looking at players’ versatility. It’s important for us to explore our options and profiles of players.” That was the response of U.S. women’s national team head coach Jill Ellis when asked by The Equalizer whether her side’s trip to Europe was as much about exploring and testing out potential Plan Bs, if Plan A at the World Cup isn’t working. The question was in response to the number of players she tried out in different…

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The perception of inactivity hurt the NWSL at the 2019 College Draft – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

Robin Alam/ISI Photos   As the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft commenced in Chicago on Jan. 10, no one could deny it stood as a testament of progress in a still-young league. The production value was high, fans came out in full force, and the interest in the league in a World Cup year stood to rival that of any previous season. However, despite the festivities, in the weeks… This is only a snippet of a Football Article…

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Utah Royals head coach Laura Harvey – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

Photo Copyright Lewis Gettier for The Equalizer The Equalizer was lucky enough to be included in the United Soccer Coaches Convention’s first Podcast Row in Chicago, where we caught up with personalities from across the soccer world. On this episode, Dan Lauletta and Chelsey Bush catch up with Utah Royals FC coach Laura Harvey to discuss the team’s inaugural National Women’s Soccer League… This is only a snippet of a Football Article written by Equalizer Podcast Team Read Full Article

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