shescoreswhenshewants:

Ellis Names 28 Players to U.S. WNT Training Camp Roster Prior to Matches Against Mexico

GOALKEEPERS (4): Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)

DEFENDERS (10): Stephanie Cox (Seattle Reign FC), Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Whitney Engen (Houston Dash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Houston Dash), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Rachel Van Hollebeke (Portland Thorns FC)

MIDFIELDERS (9): Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), Morgan Brian (Virginia), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Carli Lloyd (WNY Flash), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Kristie Mewis (Boston Breakers), Heather O’Reilly (Boston Breakers), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)

FORWARDS (5): Sydney Leroux (Seattle Reign FC), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach (WNY Flash)


Congrats to @kimlittle16 - NWSL Most Valuable Player for 2014. #FFTB


Vero Boquete takes 2nd and Amy Rodriguez 3rd.

Congrats to @kimlittle16 - NWSL Most Valuable Player for 2014. #FFTB

Vero Boquete takes 2nd and Amy Rodriguez 3rd.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • NWSL will play a 20-game schedule in 2015 which will run from April to September
  • They will take a break for the Women’s World Cup group stages
  • All three federations are allocating players
  • Allocated players will miss between 7 and 8 games for the World Cup
  • The schedule will feature more weekend dates; an average of 1.3 mid-week games as opposed to the 7.8 average mid-week games in the 2014 season
  • There will be an average of 5.9 rest days between games
  • The NWSL semifinal dates will be on September 12 and 13, and the final will fall on September 26 or 27. This allows for two weeks in between the semifinal and final matches. It also avoids any conflict with FIFA dates.

Overall, this schedule seems to take into account many of the complaints from players, coaches, and fans about the 2014 scheduling. What are your thoughts on the announcement?


Congrats to our very own @LH1505 - 2014 NWSL Coach of the Year! #NWSLCOY #FFTB

Congrats to our very own @LH1505 - 2014 NWSL Coach of the Year! #NWSLCOY #FFTB

Defender of the Year:

  1. Becky Sauerbrunn - FC Kansas City
  2. Ali Krieger - Washington Spirit / Julie Johnston - Chicago Red Stars
wash-spirit:

Not surprised

wash-spirit:

Not surprised

"VERONICA BOQUETE SIGNS WITH 1. FFC FRANKFURT
Thorns FC midfielder moves from NWSL to German Frauen-Bundesliga"

— (via womensfootballandall)