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Mallory Swanson Injury Update
Connor Marshall - Apr 9, 2023

The United States Women’s National Team and Chicago Red Stars have announced that forward Mallory Swanson will be sidelined indefinitely with a torn patella tendon. This will likely include the Word Cup. Swanson was injured Saturday 41 minutes into the match against Ireland. She went back to Chicago to be further evaluated. Here is what […]

The Portland Thorns FC celebrates Taylor Porter's goal as Portland maintains first place heading into the playoff scenarios in NWSL with the final regular season weekend coming up
Connor Marshall - Sep 28, 2022

This weekend will see the final matches of the regular season in NWSL. So far, four teams have clinched playoff spots, Four have been eliminated and four have yet to decide their fate. Along with the battle for making the playoffs is who will top the table and win the NWSL Shield. As well as […]

San Diego Wave FC player, Alex Morgan, dribbles the ball on August 13, 2022
Connor Marshall - Sep 24, 2022

Next week sees the release of EA Sports’ annual FIFA series with FIFA 23. This is set to be the final installment under the FIFA name. With that in mind, EA Sports is going all out this year. Not just with new features to the men’s teams, but also with the female players in the […]

Washington Spirit forward Ashley Hatch's game-winning highlights Dramatic Weekend in NWSL
Connor Marshall - Sep 13, 2022

The NWSL season is winding down. Yet there are still many unanswered questions regarding who’s in and who’s out in the playoffs. A dramatic weekend in NWSL was highlighted by late goals. Including a rare matinee thriller on network television for a more casual national audience to take in. A Dramatic Weekend in NWSL Hopes […]

Houston Dash's Michelle Alozie scored one of two Stoppage-Time NWSL Goals on August 27, 2022
Connor Marshall - Aug 29, 2022

This weekend saw a full slate of matches in the NWSL. All 12 teams played in some hard-fought high-intensity matchups. These were highlighted by two stoppage-time NWSL goals that made for a dramatic and eventful weekend of soccer. Two Stoppage-Time NWSL Goals Happened This Past Weekend A-L-O-Z-I-E. Alozie. One more time. ALOZIE.#HoldItDown — Houston […]

The Courage upset first place Portland Thorns on Kelli Hubly's 50th NWSL game on August 23, 2022
Connor Marshall - Aug 25, 2022

CARY, NC – Coming off a huge 4-0 win against Chicago Red Stars last week, North Carolina looked to keep that momentum going at WakeMed Soccer Park. They did that and more when the Courage upset first place Portland Thorns at home in Cary, North Carolina. Before Wednesday night, the Thorns were on an 11-match […]

kc current unbeaten streak
Connor Marshall - Aug 21, 2022

It was a shorter than normal weekend in NWSL. There were just four games played on Friday and Saturday after a midweek game on Wednesday between Houston and Gotham FC. However there was still plenty of scoring and a continuation of dominance two unbeaten streaks extended from both Kansas City and Orlando. NWSL Weekend Review: […]

NWSL Weekend Recap Rapinoe
Connor Marshall - Aug 15, 2022

This past Wednesday, the Portland Thorns defeated the Washington Spirit 2-1. This means that the weekend is NWSL was one match short of a full weekend. That doesn’t mean however that it was not packed full of five diverse and entertaining battles. Let’s get this NWSL weekend recap started. NWSL Weekend Recap Rapinoe Brace and […]

Tobin Heath NWSL is back
Connor Marshall - Aug 1, 2022

After a 12 day break for international duty, the National Women’s Soccer League has returned. There is a little over two months until the regular season is over. Of the 12 teams in NWSL, six make it into the playoffs. It’s shaping up to be a wild final two months. If this past weekend is […]

NWSL Championship
Kiril Anastasov - Nov 17, 2021

PREVIEW – Six months of entertaining soccer come to an end this Saturday, when the Chicago Red Stars take on the Washington Spirit in the 2021 NWSL Championship. Here’s everything you need to know about the scintillating season finale. Previewing the NWSL Championship Match Information NWSL Championship 2021 (4) Chicago Red Stars vs. (3) Washington […]

NWSL national anthem
RJ Allen - May 6, 2021

EDITORIAL – The NWSL has a problem. Well, the NWSL has a lot of problems but the one I’m talking about today is completely within their control to fix. The NWSL makes the choice to play the national anthem before every match and they need to stop.  NWSL National Anthem Issue: A Picture of a Standing Player […]

2021 NWSL Challenge Cup

Rachael Kriger discusses five things that fans, reporters and anyone who watched the NWSL Challenge Cup learned this past month.

Houston Dash NWSL Challenge Cup

The Houston Dash have made history, winning the first-ever NWSL Challenge Cup. Shea Groom and Sophie Schmidt found the back of the net for the Dash.

MiB Round of 16
Matt Pollard, Editor - Jul 25, 2020

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? Matt Pollard joins Daniel Sperry and Rachael Kriger to discuss the NWSL Semi-final matchups, and the results of the group stages. We break down every game of the MiB Round of 16 and what went down in the group stage and why. Last Word SC Radio: MiB Round of 16 […]

NWSL quarterfinals
Matt Pollard, Editor - Jul 19, 2020

PODCAST – What’s up internet? Matt Pollard returns to join Daniel Sperry and Rachael Kriger to discuss the shocking NWSL Quarterfinals matchups, and the second group stage matches of the MLS is Back Tournament. They make predictions on the NWSL semi-finals and the key final round of group matches for the MLS is Back tournament. […]

Chicago Red Stars NWSL Challenge Cup

OL Reign featured in arguably their best 90 minutes of the NWSL Challenge Cup. However, on another penalty kick battle, the Chicago Red Stars prevailed.

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Joshua Davis - Jul 19, 2020

The 10th and 11th-placed teams in the Western Conference will face each other in what could prove to be a decisive fixture for each of them. Austin FC will host the Portland Timbers with both teams sitting just outside the final playoff spots. Tied on 33 points, a win boosts either team into the postseason […]

Joshua Davis - Jul 19, 2020

11th-placed Charlotte FC will play host to D.C. United, who currently lie two spots ahead of them in the Eastern Conference standings. The club from the nation’s capital occupies the final play-off spot for this year’s MLS Final Series. The North Carolina outfit, meanwhile, is three points behind them, but has played two fewer games. […]

C38 walkout
Matt Pollard, Editor - Jul 19, 2020

PODCAST – Hello Colorado Rapids fans. On this episode of Holding The High Line, we banter about this game against New England Revolution being the Interim Bowl. We give our takes on the Luis Díaz pickup and Chris Little as interim manager. Then we break some news about an open letter to Colorado Rapids leadership […]

MLS: Leagues Cup Showcase-America vs Los Angeles FC as Henry Martin Gets Prepared for the Club America vs St. Louis City SC Game
Ivan Pineda - Jul 19, 2020

The biggest game in Mexico is upon us. Club America will host Chivas this Saturday, September 16, at Estadio Azteca for a clásico that promises to be entertaining. The Clásico Nacional, The Super Clásico, El Clásico de Mexico, however you want to call it, is the echelon of Mexican football royalty and the biggest game […]

LA Galaxy Head Coach Greg Vanney will have a tough decision on whether to start Forward Billy Sharp or not for this weekend's El Tráfico and LA bragging rights. (Photo Credit: LA Galaxy)
Rob Jalón - Jul 19, 2020

The Los Angeles Galaxy is one of the hottest teams in MLS at the moment going into this Saturday’s El Tráfico. Unbeaten since league play resumed after the Leagues Cup, LA has managed the feat while dealing with injuries and absences to key personnel. Unfortunately, form counts for little in this fixture. So do LA […]

rapids lose again
Matt Pollard, Editor - Jul 19, 2020

PODCAST – Hey Colorado Soccer fans. This week on Holding The High Line, Rapids lose again. Rabbi and Red break down another uncompetitive loss on the road and the mounting pressure on Robin Fraser. They look ahead to the Rocky Mountain Cup, discuss a (nothing burger?) rumor, and answer listener questions. Holding The High Line: […]

Soccer: FIFA World Cup Qualifier-Jamaica at Canada with John Herdman the CanMNT Qualifies for the FIFA World Cup

John Herdman, who has coached the CanMNT since 2018, and has more than a decade of coaching Canadian national teams, starting with the CanWNT, will officially leave in October He now takes the role of head coach of Toronto FC, the richest Canadian club soccer team in the country (source: Statista of MLS). This story […]

MLS: Toronto FC at Columbus Crew SC With Jacen Russell-Rowe Scoring

Jacen Russell-Rowe, former TFC II and TFC III player was there when his team needed it. He scored the second goal for Columbus as Toronto now has lost eight straight games in MLS play and ten straight games in all competitions. TFC also concedes the Trillium Cup to the Crew for a second straight year. […]