2014 National Women's Soccer League season

The 2014 National Women's Soccer League season is the second season of the National Women's Soccer League, the top division of women's soccer in the United States. Including the NWSL's two professional predecessors, Women's Professional Soccer (2009–2011) and the Women's United Soccer Association (2001–2003), this is the eighth overall season of FIFA and USSF-sanctioned top division women's soccer in the United States. The league is operated by the United States Soccer Federation and receives major financial backing from that body. Further financial backing is expected to be provided by the Canadian Soccer Association and the Mexican Football Federation. All three national federations pay the league salaries of many of their respective national team members in an effort to nurture talent in those nations.

National Women's Soccer League
Season2014
ChampionsFC Kansas City
NWSL ShieldSeattle Reign
Matches played108
Goals scored328 (3.04 per match)
Top goalscorerKim Little (16 goals)
Biggest home winPOR 7–1 KC (July 13)
Biggest away winPOR 0–5 WNY (June 7)
WAS 1–6 POR (June 21)
NJ 0–5 KC (July 6)
Highest scoringPOR 6–3 BOS (July 20)
Highest attendance19,123 – POR 1–0 HOU (August 3)[1]
Lowest attendance582 – NJ 0–2 SEA (April 30)[2]
Total attendance446,820 (August 20)
Average attendance4,137
2013
2015

The regular season began the weekend of April 12–13 and ended August 20, with the championship game played on August 30.[3] FC Kansas City defeated the Shield winners Seattle Reign FC 2–1 to win the NWSL title.[4]

The league had announced it would not expand for the 2014 season[5] and was not expected to contract.[6] However, after a push from the Houston Dynamo, the league approved the expansion of the Houston Dash.[7]

Contents

Teams, stadia, and personnelEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

See also List of National Women's Soccer League stadiums

Two teams, the Dash and Reign, do not make their stadia's entire capacity available for home games, instead restricting ticket sales at a lower level. The full capacities of their venues are included in parentheses and italics. The Boston Breakers, [8] FC Kansas City, [9] and Seattle Reign [10] moved to new stadia for 2014, while the Houston Dash was an expansion franchise. [11]

Personnel and sponsorshipEdit

Note: All teams use Nike as kit manufacturer.

Team Head coach Captain Shirt sponsor
Boston Breakers   Tom Durkin[13]   Cat Whitehill Steward Health Care[14]
Chicago Red Stars   Rory Dames   Lori Chalupny CJ Wilson Mazda[15]
Houston Dash   Randy Waldrum[16]   Erin McLeod BBVA Compass[17]
FC Kansas City   Vlatko Andonovski   Becky Sauerbrunn Research Medical Center[18]
Portland Thorns   Paul Riley[19][20]   Christine Sinclair Providence Health & Services
Seattle Reign FC   Laura Harvey[21]   Keelin Winters Moda Health
Sky Blue FC   Jim Gabarra   Christie Rampone Meridian Health
Washington Spirit   Mark Parsons   Ali Krieger ProChain Solutions, Inc.
Western New York Flash   Aaran Lines   Abby Wambach Sahlen's

Player AcquisitionEdit

Players were acquired through the 2014 Allocation of national team players announced on January 3, the 2014 NWSL Expansion Draft (for expansion team Houston) on January 10, and the 2014 NWSL College Draft on January 17, as well as free agency, trading, and loans.

Notable acquisitions

Competition formatEdit

  • Each team will play a total of 24 games,[3] 12 home and 12 away. Each teams will play four opponents twice at home and once away, and will play the other four opponents once at home and twice away.
  • The four teams at the end of the season with the most points will qualify for the playoffs. The two semi-final games will be played on the weekend of August 23–24, and the final will be played on August 30.

Results tableEdit

[25]

Abbreviation and Color Key:
Boston Breakers – BOS • Chicago Red Stars – CHI • Houston Dash – HOU • FC Kansas City – KC • Portland Thorns FC – POR
Seattle Reign FC – SEA • Sky Blue FC – NJ • Washington Spirit – WAS • Western New York Flash – WNY
Win  • Loss  • Tie  • Home Game
Club Match
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Boston Breakers SEA HOU NJ NJ CHI CHI KC POR WAS KC WAS SEA NJ WNY WAS SEA HOU POR WNY WNY KC POR CHI HOU
3–0 2–3 3–2 1–0 1–3 1–4 0–2 4–1 2–3 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–1 3–3 3–2 2–1 6–3 2–4 3–4 2–1 2–0 0–2 1–0
Chicago Red Stars WNY WAS KC NJ HOU BOS BOS HOU NJ WAS SEA NJ WNY KC POR POR SEA POR SEA HOU WAS KC BOS WNY
1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–3 1–4 1–3 0–2 0–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–3
Houston Dash POR BOS SEA KC CHI POR KC CHI WAS WNY NJ WNY KC WAS WNY BOS WAS CHI SEA POR SEA NJ BOS NJ
0–1 2–3 2–0 0–4 1–0 0–1 2–2 1–3 3–2 1–2 0–3 2–1 1–2 0–1 1–4 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–4 1–0 4–1 1–3 1–0 1–0
FC Kansas City NJ WAS POR CHI HOU WNY WAS SEA HOU SEA BOS WNY BOS HOU CHI POR NJ POR WNY NJ WAS SEA BOS CHI
1–1 3–1 3–1 1–0 0–4 2–1 2–1 3–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–0 2–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 0–5 7–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–1
Portland Thorns FC HOU NJ KC WNY SEA HOU WNY NJ BOS WNY WAS WAS NJ KC CHI CHI KC CHI BOS WAS SEA HOU BOS SEA
0–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 4–1 0–5 2–0 1–6 1–2 1–0 2–2 1–1 7–1 1–1 6–3 1–1 5–0 1–0 2–0 1–0
Seattle Reign FC BOS WAS HOU NJ WAS POR KC KC WNY NJ CHI BOS WNY NJ WNY BOS CHI CHI POR HOU KC HOU WAS POR
3–0 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–2 0–1 3–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–2 0–0 1–2 3–2 1–0 1–1 5–0 1–4 1–1 4–1 1–1 1–0
Sky Blue FC KC POR BOS SEA BOS CHI WNY WAS POR CHI SEA HOU CHI BOS POR SEA KC WAS KC WNY HOU WNY WAS HOU
1–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 3–3 0–1 0–2 1–3 0–3 2–2 2–2 1–2 0–0 0–5 4–2 2–1 1–0 1–3 2–3 0–1 1–0
Washington Spirit WNY KC SEA CHI SEA KC WNY NJ HOU BOS CHI BOS POR POR HOU BOS WNY HOU NJ POR KC CHI SEA NJ
1–3 3–1 3–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 3–2 3–3 3–2 2–3 0–1 2–0 2–0 1–6 0–1 3–3 0–1 1–1 4–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–1
Western New York Flash WAS CHI POR KC NJ WAS POR SEA HOU KC POR HOU CHI SEA BOS SEA HOU WAS KC BOS NJ BOS NJ CHI
1–3 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–2 2–1 2–2 1–2 0–1 0–5 2–1 2–0 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–4 0–1 1–1 2–4 1–0 3–4 2–3 3–3

Scores listed as home-away

League standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Seattle Reign FC 24 16 6 2 50 20 +30 54 NWSL Shield
2 FC Kansas City (C) 24 12 5 7 39 32 +7 41 NWSL Playoffs
3 Portland Thorns FC 24 10 6 8 39 35 +4 36
4 Washington Spirit 24 10 5 9 36 43 −7 35
5 Chicago Red Stars 24 9 8 7 32 26 +6 35
6 Sky Blue FC 24 9 7 8 30 37 −7 34
7 Western New York Flash 24 8 4 12 42 38 +4 28
8 Boston Breakers 24 6 2 16 37 53 −16 20
9 Houston Dash 24 5 3 16 23 44 −21 18
Source: NWSL
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(C) Champion.

TiebreakersEdit

The initial determining factor for a team's position in the standings is most points earned, with three points earned for a win, one point for a draw, and zero points for a loss. If two or more teams tie in point total, when determining rank and playoff qualification and seeding, the NWSL uses the following tiebreaker rules, going down the list until all teams are ranked.

If two teams tie:

  1. Head to Head win/loss record between the two teams.
  2. Greater goal difference across the entire season (against all teams, not just tied teams).
  3. Greatest total number of goals scored (against all teams).
  4. Apply #1–3 to games played on the road.
  5. Apply #1–3 to games played at home.
  6. If teams are still equal, ranking will be determined by a coin toss.

If three or more teams tie, the following rules apply until only two teams remain tied, at which point the two-team tiebreakers listed above are used:

  1. Points per game against all other tied teams (total all points earned in games against tied teams and divide by games played against tied teams).
  2. Greater goal difference across the entire season (against all teams, not just tied teams).

Positions by gameweekEdit

Considering each week to end on a Sunday

Team \ Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Seattle Reign FC 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
FC Kansas City 4 8 9 3 3 4 3 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Portland Thorns FC 3 1 2 2 4 3 4 5 6 5 4 6 6 4 3 3 4 4 3
Washington Spirit 8 5 3 4 6 6 6 3 3 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 3 3 4
Chicago Red Stars 6 4 5 7 5 2 2 2 4 3 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Sky Blue FC 4 7 8 5 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 7 7 8 7 7 7 7 6
Western New York Flash 2 3 4 6 2 5 5 6 5 6 6 4 3 6 6 6 6 6 7
Houston Dash 7 6 6 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 8 8 7 8 8 8 8 9
Boston Breakers 9 9 7 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8

Positions by games playedEdit

Team \ Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Seattle Reign FC 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
FC Kansas City 5 8 9 6 4 5 5 6 6 6 5 5 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Portland Thorns FC 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 5 4 4 3 3 4 4 5 3
Washington Spirit 8 4 4 4 6 7 6 5 4 3 2 4 5 5 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 3 3 4
Chicago Red Stars 3 6 5 5 5 3 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5
Sky Blue FC 5 7 8 9 7 6 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 7 7 8 7 7 7 6 6 6 6
Western New York Flash 2 3 3 3 2 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7
Houston Dash 7 5 6 7 8 8 8 9 9 8 7 7 7 7 8 8 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 9
Boston Breakers 9 9 7 8 9 9 9 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8

NWSL PlayoffsEdit

The top four teams from the regular season qualified for the championship playoffs. The highest-seeded semi-final winner then hosted the championship final.

Semi-finals Championship
      
1 Seattle Reign FC 2
4 Washington Spirit 1
1 Seattle Reign FC 1
2 FC Kansas City 2
2 FC Kansas City 2
3 Portland Thorns FC 0

Semi-finalsEdit

FC Kansas City2–0Portland Thorns FC
Rodriguez   65'
Phillips   84'
Holiday   87'
Report Menges   22'
Attendance: 2,997
Referee: Chris Spivey
Seattle Reign FC2–1Washington Spirit
Little   72' (pen)
Rapinoe   82'
Fletcher   90+5'
Report Averbuch   31'
Perez   65'
Nairn   90+2'
Attendance: 4,540
Referee: Timon Berry

ChampionshipEdit

Seattle Reign FC1–2FC Kansas City
Rapinoe   86'
Solo   90+3'
Report
Report
Report
Rodriguez   23'56'
LePeilbet   79'
Attendance: 4,252
Referee: Margaret Domka

AttendanceEdit

Average home attendancesEdit

Ranked from highest to lowest average attendance.

Team Average Total No. of games High Low
Boston Breakers 2,437[26] 29,248 12 4,191[27] 1,263[28]
Chicago Red Stars 2,949[26] 35,393 1 (Toyota Park) 15,743[29] 1,039[30]
11 (Benedictine Stadium) 3,032[31]
FC Kansas City 2,018[26] 24,215 12 3,107[32] 1,212
Houston Dash 4,650[26] 55,801 12 8,097[33] 3,561
Portland Thorns FC 13,362[26] 160,341 12 19,123[1] 9,672
Seattle Reign FC 3,666[26] 43,996 12 5,957[34] 1,754
Sky Blue FC 1,640[35] 19,682 12 3,471[36] 582[2]
Washington Spirit 3,335[26] 40,019 12 4,667[37] 2,306
Western New York Flash 3,177[26] 38,125 12 4,339[38] 1,786

A new NWSL attendance record of 19,123 was set on August 3 in a game between Portland and Houston at Providence Park in Portland, breaking the previous record of 17,619 set in 2013.[1]

Playoff AttendanceEdit

Semi-final No. 1, August 23, Portland at Kansas City: 2,997[39]

Semi-final No. 2, August 24, Washington at Seattle: 4,540[40]

Final, August 31, Kansas City at Seattle: 4,252[41]

Statistical leadersEdit

GoalkeepingEdit

(Minimum of 1,080 Minutes Played)

Rank Goalkeeper Club GP MINS SOG SVS GA GAA W-L-T SHO
1   Hope Solo Seattle Reign FC 20 1800 83 65 18 0.900 13–2–5 5
2   Karina LeBlanc Chicago Red Stars 21 1890 97 76 21 1.000 9–6–6 6
3   Lydia Williams Western New York Flash 14 1183 65 49 15 1.141 6–6–1 2
4   Nicole Barnhart FC Kansas City 22 1935 100 71 29 1.349 11–6–5 8
5   Nadine Angerer Portland Thorns FC 22 1917 104 74 30 1.408 8–8–6 4
6   Jillian Loyden Sky Blue FC 17 1530 94 69 25 1.471 7–5–5 4
7   Ashlyn Harris Washington Spirit 19 1710 97 66 31 1.632 10–5–4 4
8   Erin McLeod Houston Dash 19 1755 120 83 35 1.750 4–12–3 2
9   Alyssa Naeher Boston Breakers 24 2115 159 106 53 2.208 6–16–2 3

Source:[42]

Individual awardsEdit

Weekly awardsEdit

Week Player of the Week Club Week's Statline
Week 1   Vicky Losada[43] Western New York Flash 2G, 1A, GWA
Week 2   Teresa Noyola[44] Houston Dash 2G, GWG
Week 3   Lianne Sanderson[45] Boston Breakers 2G, 1A, GWG
Week 4   Sydney Leroux[46] Seattle Reign FC 1G, GWG
Week 5   Amy Rodriguez[47] FC Kansas City 2G, GWG
Week 6   Jodie Taylor[48] Washington Spirit 2G, GWG
Week 7   Kelley O'Hara[49] Sky Blue FC 1G, 1A
1G, GWG
Week 8   Jazmine Reeves[50] Boston Breakers 3G, 1A
Week 9   Samantha Kerr[51] Western New York Flash 2G, 1A, GWA
Week 10   Verónica Boquete[52] Portland Thorns FC 1G, GWG
Week 11   Alex Morgan[53] Portland Thorns FC 1A, 2G
Week 12   Carli Lloyd[54] Western New York Flash 2G, GWG
Week 13   Nahomi Kawasumi[55] Seattle Reign FC 2G, GWG
Week 14   Verónica Boquete[56] Portland Thorns FC 2G, 2A
Week 15   Christine Sinclair[57] Portland Thorns FC 3G
Week 16   Nahomi Kawasumi[58] Seattle Reign FC 2G, 1A
Week 17   Verónica Boquete[59] Portland Thorns FC 1G
Week 18   Alyssa Naeher[60] Boston Breakers 10 saves
Week 19   Nadia Nadim[61] Sky Blue FC 2G, GWG, 1A

Monthly awardsEdit

Month Player of the Month Club Month's Statline
April   Kim Little[62] Seattle Reign FC 4G in 4 games; Reign 4-0-0 in April
May   Kim Little[63] Seattle Reign FC 4G in 5 games; Reign 3-0-2 in May
June   Nicole Barnhart[64] FC Kansas City 1.1 GAA, 4SHO in 4 games; FCKC 5-0-0 in June
July   Kim Little[65] Seattle Reign FC 3G, 4A in 6 games; Reign 4-1-1 in July
August   Nadia Nadim[66] Sky Blue FC 5G, 1A in 2 games; Sky Blue 4-0-0 in August

Annual awardsEdit

Award Winner Runner-up Third place
Golden Boot[67]   Kim Little Seattle Reign FC 16 Goals   Amy Rodriguez FC Kansas City   Jessica McDonald
  Jodie Taylor
Portland Thorns FC
Washington Spirit
Rookie of the Year[68]   Julie Johnston Chicago Red Stars 2 goals, 2 assists   Kealia Ohai Houston Dash   Crystal Dunn Washington Spirit
Goalkeeper of the Year[69]   Alyssa Naeher Boston Breakers 106 saves   Hope Solo Seattle Reign   Ashlyn Harris Washington Spirit
Defender of the Year[70]   Becky Sauerbrunn FC Kansas City 1935 minutes, 1.33 GAA   Ali Krieger
  Julie Johnston
Washington Spirit
Chicago Red Stars
Coach of the Year[71]   Laura Harvey Seattle Reign 16–2–6 regular season   Mark Parsons Washington Spirit   Vlatko Andonovski FC Kansas City
Most Valuable Player[72]   Kim Little Seattle Reign 16 goals, 7 assists   Veronica Boquete Portland Thorns   Amy Rodriguez FC Kansas City
NWSL Best XI[73]
Position First team Second team
Goalkeeper   Alyssa Naeher Boston Breakers 106 saves   Hope Solo Seattle Reign FC 5 shutouts
Defender   Kendall Fletcher Seattle Reign FC .83 team GAA   Lauren Barnes Seattle Reign FC .83 team GAA
Defender   Ali Krieger Washington Spirit 1 goal   Stephanie Catley Portland Thorns FC 5 assists
Defender   Christie Rampone Sky Blue FC 1 goal, 2 assists   Stephanie Cox Seattle Reign FC .83 team GAA
Defender   Becky Sauerbrunn FC Kansas City 8 shutouts   Julie Johnston Chicago Red Stars Rookie of the Year
Midfielder   Verónica Boquete Portland Thorns FC 4 goals, 6 assists   Carli Lloyd Western New York Flash 8 goals, 5 assists
Midfielder   Jess Fishlock Seattle Reign FC 4 goals, 8 assists   Allie Long Portland Thorns FC 9 goals, 3 assists
Midfielder   Kim Little Seattle Reign FC 16 goals, 7 assists   Heather O'Reilly Boston Breakers 9 goals, 5 assists
Forward   Lauren Holiday FC Kansas City 8 goals, 7 assists   Jessica McDonald Portland Thorns FC 11 goals, 1 assist
Forward   Nahomi Kawasumi Seattle Reign FC 9 goals, 5 assists   Christen Press Chicago Red Stars 6 goals
Forward   Amy Rodriguez FC Kansas City 13 goals, 3 assists   Jodie Taylor Washington Spirit 11 goals, 2 assist
NWSL Championship Game MVP[4]
Player Club Record
  Lauren Holiday FC Kansas City Two assists including for the game-winning goal

StatisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
Jazmine Reeves[75] Boston Breakers Portland Thorns FC 4–1 5/28
Christine Sinclair Portland Thorns FC Boston Breakers 6–3 7/20
Nadia Nadim[76] Sky Blue FC Houston Dash 3–1 8/09

DisciplineEdit

StreaksEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "THORNS FC DEFEAT DASH, 1–0, IN FRONT OF RECORD CROWD". nwslsoccer.com. August 3, 2014. Archived from the original on August 17, 2014. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "REIGN FC SHUT OUT SKY BLUE FC, 2–0". nwslsoccer.com. April 30, 2014. Archived from the original on July 29, 2014. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Lauletta, Dan (December 12, 2013). "NWSL expansion: mad dash from here to April". EqualizerSoccer.com. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "2014 NWSL CHAMPIONS: FC KANSAS CITY". NWSL. August 31, 2014. Archived from the original on March 17, 2015. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  5. ^ Murray, Caitlin (August 25, 2013). "Exclusive: Gulati confirms no NWSL expansion for 2014". SoccerWire.com. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  6. ^ Giase, Frank (August 20, 2013). "On Soccer: National Women's Soccer League on solid ground". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  7. ^ Goff, Steve (December 11, 2013). "NWSL expanding to Houston in 2014". Washington Post. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Boston Breakers to Play at Harvard Stadium in 2014". Boston Breakers. January 7, 2014. Archived from the original on January 7, 2014. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  9. ^ a b "FC Kansas City to play to fewer seats, no football lines". Equalizer Soccer. January 8, 2014. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  10. ^ a b Mayers, Joshua (February 6, 2014). "Reign FC will play its games at Memorial Stadium". The Seattle Times. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  11. ^ a b "Dynamo welcome NWSL expansion team: Houston Dash". Retrieved December 12, 2013.
  12. ^ Stars, Red (February 12, 2013). "Red Stars Unveil 2013 NWSL Schedule, Venue". Chicago Red Stars. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  13. ^ Breakers, Boston (September 3, 2013). "Breakers appoint Tom Durkin as head coach". Boston Breakers. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  14. ^ Breakers, Boston (April 4, 2014). "Boston Breakers sign Steward Health Care as title sponsor". Boston Breakers. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  15. ^ "Chicago Red Stars Announce Presenting Partner For 2014 Season". Chicago Red Stars. Retrieved June 1, 2014.
  16. ^ "Dash hire highly-acclaimed coach from Notre Dame to be their first head coach". My FOX Houston. January 3, 2014. Archived from the original on January 3, 2014.
  17. ^ Dash, Houston (February 3, 2014). "Houston Dash unveil 2014 uniforms, sponsored by BBVA Compass". Houston Dash Communications. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  18. ^ jhusted (April 3, 2014). "FC KANSAS CITY ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH RESEARCH MEDICAL CENTER". FC Kansas City. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  19. ^ Wahl, Grant (December 5, 2013). "Cone to leave NWSL champion Thorns for personal reasons". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
  20. ^ Kassouf, Jeff (December 5, 2013). "Cindy Parlow Cone steps down as Thorns coach". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
  21. ^ Kassouf, Jeff (August 22, 2013). "Laura Harvey signs four-year extension as Seattle Reign FC coach and GM". The Equalizer. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  22. ^ "Reign acquire Japan's Kawasumi on loan". The Equalizer. February 11, 2014. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  23. ^ "REIGN FC ACQUIRE BEVERLY GOEBEL ON LOAN". nwslsoccer.com. December 5, 2013. Archived from the original on March 10, 2014. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  24. ^ Goldberg, Jamie (July 22, 2014). "Portland Thorns midfielder Veronica Boquete provides offensive spark with her wizardry on the field". Oregon Live. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  25. ^ "National Women's Soccer League". Nwslsoccer.com. February 9, 2014. Retrieved February 9, 2014.
  26. ^ a b c d e f g h Lauletta, Dan (August 26, 2014). "The Lowdown: My 2014 NWSL Awards Ballot". The Equalizer. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
  27. ^ Lauletta, Dan (August 12, 2014). "The Lowdown: Wild final week ahead in NWSL". The Equalizer. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  28. ^ "BREAKERS EARN 3–2 WIN OVER SKY BLUE FC". nwslsoccer.com. April 27, 2014. Archived from the original on July 30, 2014. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  29. ^ "RED STARS DEFEAT FLASH 1–0 IN SEASON OPENER". nwslsoccer.com. April 19, 2014. Archived from the original on July 30, 2014. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  30. ^ "RED STARS EARN 1–0 WIN OVER DASH". nwslsoccer.com. May 11, 2014. Archived from the original on September 5, 2014. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
  31. ^ "RED STARS EARN IMPRESSIVE 1–0 WIN OVER REIGN FC". nwslsoccer.com. July 12, 2014. Archived from the original on July 19, 2014. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  32. ^ "FC KANSAS CITY AND SKY BLUE FC DRAW 1–1". nwslsoccer.com. April 12, 2014. Archived from the original on July 30, 2014. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  33. ^ "THORNS FC DEFEAT DASH 1–0". nwslsoccer.com. April 12, 2014. Archived from the original on July 29, 2014. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  34. ^ "REIGN FC SHUT OUT THORNS FC, 5–0". nwslsoccer.com. July 27, 2014. Archived from the original on August 17, 2014. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  35. ^ "Taking Attendance 8/21/2014: Final NWSL Numbers". kenn.com. August 21, 2014. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
  36. ^ Lauletta, Dan (August 6, 2014). "The Lowdown: sorting the NWSL with 2 weeks to play". The Equalizer. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  37. ^ "REIGN FC DEFEAT SPIRIT 2–1". nwslsoccer.com. May 3, 2014. Archived from the original on May 29, 2014. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  38. ^ "SKY BLUE FC DEFEAT FLASH, 3–2". nwslsoccer.com. August 13, 2014. Archived from the original on August 19, 2014. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  39. ^ "KANSAS CITY DEFEATS PORTLAND, 2–0". nwslsoccer.com. August 23, 2014. Archived from the original on August 26, 2014. Retrieved August 24, 2014.
  40. ^ "REIGN FC BEATS SPIRIT, 2–1". nwslsoccer.com. August 25, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  41. ^ "2014 NWSL CHAMPIONS: FC KANSAS CITY". nwslsoccer.com. August 31, 2014. Archived from the original on September 5, 2014. Retrieved August 31, 2014.
  42. ^ a b c "Top Ten Listing – National Women's Soccer League". Nwslsoccer.com. August 20, 2014. Archived from the original on January 7, 2015. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  43. ^ "FLASH'S VICKY LOSADA VOTED NWSL PLAYER OF THE WEEK". Nwslsoccer.com. April 15, 2014. Archived from the original on April 18, 2014. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
  44. ^ "DASH'S TERESA NOYOLA VOTED NWSL PLAYER OF THE WEEK". Nwslsoccer.com. April 22, 2014. Archived from the original on April 24, 2014. Retrieved April 24, 2014.
  45. ^ "BREAKERS' SANDERSON VOTED NWSL PLAYER OF THE WEEK". Nwslsoccer.com. April 29, 2014. Archived from the original on April 30, 2014. Retrieved April 29, 2014.
  46. ^ "REIGN FC FORWARD SYDNEY LEROUX VOTED NWSL PLAYER OF THE WEEK". Nwslsoccer.com. May 6, 2014. Archived from the original on May 12, 2014. Retrieved May 16, 2014.
  47. ^ "KANSAS CITY'S AMY RODRIGUEZ VOTED NWSL PLAYER OF THE WEEK". Nwslsoccer.com. May 13, 2014. Archived from the original on May 17, 2014. Retrieved May 16, 2014.
  48. ^ "SPIRIT FORWARD JODIE TAYLOR VOTED NWSL PLAYER OF THE WEEK". Nwslsoccer.com. May 20, 2014. Archived from the original on May 29, 2014. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  49. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 29, 2014. Retrieved May 29, 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  50. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 2, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  51. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 2, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  52. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 2, 2014. Retrieved June 22, 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  53. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 2, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  54. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 2, 2016. Retrieved December 11, 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  55. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 17, 2014. Retrieved July 16, 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  56. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 17, 2014. Retrieved July 27, 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  57. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 17, 2014. Retrieved July 22, 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  58. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 17, 2014. Retrieved July 29, 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  59. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 17, 2014. Retrieved August 12, 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  60. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 19, 2014. Retrieved August 17, 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  61. ^ http://www.bigapplesoccer.com/teams/skyblue2.php?article_id=38080
  62. ^ "KIM LITTLE VOTED ARMY NATIONAL GUARD PLAYER OF THE MONTH". Nwslsoccer.com. May 2, 2014. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
  63. ^ Mayers, Joshua (June 4, 2014). "Reign FC's Kim Little wins NWSL Player of the Month — again". The Seattle Times. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  64. ^ "Nicole Barnhart voted Army National Guard Player of the Month". Our Sports Central. July 3, 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  65. ^ "KIM LITTLE VOTED ARMY NATIONAL GUARD PLAYER OF THE MONTH". National Women's Soccer League. August 4, 2014. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  66. ^ "NADIA NADIM VOTED ARMY NATIONAL GUARD PLAYER OF THE MONTH". National Women's Soccer League. August 25, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  67. ^ "KIM LITTLE CLAIMS 2014 NWSL GOLDEN BOOT". Nwslsoccer.com. August 21, 2014. Archived from the original on August 26, 2014. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  68. ^ "JULIE JOHNSTON NAMED 2014 NWSL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR". Nwslsoccer.com. August 22, 2014. Archived from the original on August 26, 2014. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
  69. ^ "ALYSSA NAEHER NAMED 2014 NWSL GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR". Archived from the original on September 5, 2014. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  70. ^ "BECKY SAUERBRUNN NAMED 2014 NWSL DEFENDER OF THE YEAR". Archived from the original on September 5, 2014. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  71. ^ "LAURA HARVEY NAMED 2014 NWSL COACH OF THE YEAR". Archived from the original on September 5, 2014. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  72. ^ "KIM LITTLE NAMED 2014 NWSL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER". Archived from the original on September 5, 2014. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  73. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 23, 2015. Retrieved January 21, 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  74. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 29, 2014. Retrieved May 16, 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  75. ^ Kassouf, Jeff (May 28, 2014). "Reeves' hat trick hands Thorns worst-ever loss". The Equalizer. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
  76. ^ Kassouf, Jeff (August 9, 2014). "Houston's home woes continue as Nadim hat trick powers Sky Blue to victory". The Equalizer. Retrieved August 10, 2014.
  77. ^ "NWSL MATCH RECAP : Houston Dash 0, Portland Thorns FC 1". PortlandThornsFC.com staff. April 12, 2014. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
  78. ^ http://www.bostonbreakerssoccer.com/home/806327.html
  79. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 7, 2015. Retrieved September 6, 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  80. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 22, 2014. Retrieved August 21, 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)