NWSL Season Home Openers Announced

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today the schedule of home openers for the 2017 regular season. The 2017 NWSL season will kick off the weekend of April 15-16 with preseason training camps beginning on Monday, March 13. The NWSL will play a 24-game regular season schedule and compete in a single table, with […]

National Womens Soccer League Announce TV Partnership with A+E

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and A+E Networks have entered an historic partnership whereby A+E Networks will become the league’s newest investor with an equity stake in the National Women’s Soccer League, joining the existing team ownership groups. As one of the leading women’s media brands, Lifetime, will become an official sponsor and broadcast […]

New Owners for FC Kansas City

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today that Elam Bear, CEO of North Central Equity, LLC, is taking over operation of FC Kansas City (FCKC). The team enters into its fifth season with plenty of reason for optimism. Brad Likens, one of FC Kansas City’s founders said, “This is a good day for Kansas […]

Chicago Red Stars Retiring Lori Chalupny’s Jersey

A great weekend in Chicago is available at the end of July. The Chicago Red Stars announced this week that they will retire Lori Chalupny’s jersey during their game against FC Kansas City on Saturday July 30. How’s that for a triple treat – Chicago, Lori and FC Kansas City. The defending champions will not […]

The Jacqui Report – Four Thoughts on the NWSL

In the first five weeks of the National Women’s Soccer League there have been a few surprises and unexpected outcomes. I’ll give you my thoughts on what we have witnessed for far, the good (yay Washington) and the bad (sorry Boston fans). The Washington Spirit are (still) undefeated: Led by the league leading scorer in […]

The Jacqui Report – Let’s Get This Party (NWSL) Started

The fourth season of the National Women’s Soccer League kicks off Saturday and that’s history in itself as the previous two leagues (WUSA from 2000-2003, WPS from 2009-2011 respectively) failed to reach a fourth year of existence. Women’s soccer in America is in completely new territory. It’s exciting, unpredictable and about damn time, am I […]

US Soccer Academy Program for Girls – 10 Month Season?

It appears that US Soccer is about to announce an “Academy Development model” for Girls that will generally follow the Boys program that is in place. SoccerWire updated their report from late December noting the following: That suggests a professionally-oriented environment, 10-month season and top-down infrastructure interwoven with the leadership of the U.S. youth national […]

Dave Lange – A Lori Chalupny Retrospective

As we enter 2016, I am going to take a look back at 2015 over the course of the next two weeks. What were the most impactful players, teams, clubs and events in St. Louis. That is best begun with a look at Lori Chalupny with the end of her professional playing career. I asked […]

Jacqui – NWSL Championship Preview

As the 2015 NWSL championship game nears, it’s the rematch we’ve all secretly wanted. With several players missing due to the world cup for a lengthy period of time, both teams did well to climb to the top of the table. I’d like to point out a few differences for each team in their quest […]

Jacqui – Becky, Reign, Breakers and FIFA16

In a week filled with international friendly’s (including two U.S. victory tour matches vs. Haiti), some things might’ve got lost in the shuffle regarding the NWSL. Well, A few more awards were given out, including Defender of the Year and Coach of the Year. Oh, and hey all you Boston fans; you are allowed to […]