AUDIO: Heather O’Reilly’s first comments since international retirement announcement

The surprising news that Heather O’Reilly is retiring from international soccer reverberated across the sport’s landscape on Thursday. But for O’Reilly, teammates Nicole Barnhart and Becky Saurebrunn and coach Vlatko Andonovski, it was back to business as usual, preparing for a September 4 match against Sky Blue FC. Still, it wasn’t exactly your typical postgame media avail...
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September 01, 2016

Hope Solo is off the USWNT for now -- and that's probably a good thing

Hope Solo will not play for the U.S. Women’s National Team for at least six months and, from a soccer standpoint, that may be just fine. In fact, it may be the best thing for the future of the USWNT.Solo is the greatest goalkeeper the United States has ever seen -- that is indisputable. But for the last couple years, coach Jill Ellis and U.S. Soccer have been willing to put all...
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August 29, 2016

NWSL streams of the week – Week 15

Each week, Excelle Sports will provide a post with links to all the National Women’s Soccer League games available on YouTube. This past weekend saw Sky Blue FC (6-4-4) take down the second seeded Washington Spirit (8-3-2) 1-0 on Saturday night. Eighth placed FC Kansas City (4-6-4) upset the Western New York Flash 1-0 in a game dominated by saves from Kansas City goal keeper...
Via Excelle Sports
July 28, 2016

NWSL: FC Kansas City’s Nicole Barnhart picks up Player of the Week

Nicole Barnhart made 14 saves in FC Kansas’s 1-0 win over the Western New York Flash on Saturday. Despite the relentless offensive showing from the Flash, Barnhart was instrumental for the Blues and picked up NWSL Player of the Week honor on Tuesday. The Flash had 24 shots, 14 on goal, all of which Barnhart snatched for the win. It’s the first time she’s ever been honored...
Via Excelle Sports
July 26, 2016

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