Lauren Barker

  • joined Jul 22, 2011
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NWSL season previews: WNY Flash

The 2013 Flash fell just short of a fourth consecutive title. A year later, Western NY will look to avenge that final loss, but the Flash will have to do it without starting keeper Adrianna Franch.

NWSL season previews: FC Kansas City

FC Kansas City had everything you need for a championship in 2013, except the Blues often struggled to close out games when it mattered. Has KC exorcised the ghosts of a tough semifinal loss and...

NWSL season previews: Sky Blue FC

Sky Blue FC is mostly unchanged from a year ago, except for trading Lisa De Vanna and the fact that Kelley O'Hara is healthy. But are a still-young defense, a steady midfield, a pair of rookie...

NWSL season previews: Boston Breakers

The Boston Breakers made relatively few changes from last season's middle-of-the-table side, but the one they did make - sending Sydney Leroux to Seattle and acquiring Lisa De Vanna from New Jersey...

NWSL Week 1 preview: First kick

The NWSL is back, with eight of the nine teams in action to kick off the second season. The Houston Dash make their debut against Portland, and we'll get our first look just how much all that...

NWSL season previews: Chicago Red Stars

Flashy has never been Chicago's style on the field, and with one exception, that's been the Red Stars' style off the field too. But keeping things the same may be the best thing that Chicago could...

NWSL season previews: Washington Spirit

It would be impossible for the 2014 Washington Spirit to be any worse than the 2013 version of the team. The NSWL's former last-place finishers have made some serious upgrades for their second...

NWSL season previews: Seattle Reign

Megan Rapinoe! Sydney Leroux! Hope Solo! Kim Little! Jess Fishlock! Thanks to a flurry of offseason moves, the Seattle Reign head into 2014 looking like a whole new team.

NWSL season previews: Houston Dash

The Houston Dash enter 2014 as the NSWL's first-ever expansion team, but just how new does the league's newest team actually look?

Abby Wambach's Record Setting Night

With four first half goals in a 5-0 win over the Korea Republic, Abby Wambach broke Mia Hamm's international goals record of 158. Wambach now has 160 career goals - the most by any player - female...

USWNT show the past, present & future in win

The past, present and future of the USWNT came together as Kristie Mewis, Lauren Cheney, Carli Lloyd and Abby Wambach all scored in the U.S.'s 4-1 win over the Korea Republic on Saturday night in...

USWNT-Canada: The Sequel is Just Never as Good

The USWNT and Canada met for the first time since their epic Olympic semifinal ten months ago. But the great rematch we were promised? It ended up being kind of a dud.

Sky Blue FC-Boston Breakers Preview


Sky Blue takes on the Boston Breakers on Saturday night in New Jersey. Both teams will be missing some major components due to international duty. Can Sky Blue keep its winning and shutout streaks...

Sky Blue FC Defeats FC Kansas City 1-0


Sophie Schmidt scored on a penalty kick and Sky Blue FC defeated FC Kansas City 1-0 on Saturday night in Overland Park, Kansas to stay top of the table - and extend their winning, and shutout...

USWNT-CANWNT: The Rematch, or just a friendly?

The USWNT and Canada will meet for the first time since the Olympic semifinal last summer, but while Canada may be looking to right some wrong, for the USWNT, Sunday's match may be just another...

Recap: Sky Blue FC 2, Seattle 0


Danesha Adams and Lisa De Vanna both scored for Sky Blue as they shut out the Reign 2-0 in New Jersey on Saturday night. The struggling Reign never really connected and Sky Blue looked like a...

Sky Blue FC-Seattle Preview: Three Questions


Sky Blue FC takes the Seattle Reign for the first time ever on Saturday night in New Jersey. Will a Sky Blue striker finally score a goal? Will a struggling Seattle finally break out?

NWSL First Kick: Sky Blue FC-WNY Flash Preview


Three questions for Sky Blue FC-Western NY Flash

It's Algarve Cup time: previewing USWNT-Iceland


The USWNT takes on Iceland in group play as the 2013 Algarve Cup gets underway from Portugal.

USWNT-Scotland: The good, the not so good

Tom Sermanni's first two matches at the helm of the USWNT brought first caps, first goals, long awaited returns, and a pair of wins. But things weren't quite all good for the new coach's team.

USWNT-Scotland preview: It's Tom Sermanni time

Tom Sermanni's time at the helm of the USWNT officially begins in Jacksonville with a friendly against his native Scotland.

The absence of two Amys

Amy LePeilbet is having ACL surgery. Amy Rodriguez is having a baby. Both are set to miss considerable time with the USWNT, but how much will the USWNT miss them?

USWNT-China: The Tribute Tour comes to an end

The USWNT will finish off 2012 with three matches against China, as the Fan Tribute Tour finally comes to an end.

USWNT 2, Ireland 0: Alex Morgan strikes again

Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe both scored in the first half as the USWNT defeated Ireland 2-0 on Saturday night in Arizona.

Hello Portland, the USWNT cometh. Ireland too.


The USWNT's celebration tour continues as the team takes on Ireland at JELD-WEN Field on Wednesday night.

Tom Sermanni and the future of the USWNT

It's time to bring some new faces into a USWNT that isn't getting any younger. New head coach Tom Sermanni's experience in that department might make him the perfect guy for the job.

USWNT 2, Germany 2

Abby Wambach scored career goal 148, Tobin Heath scored career goal number seven and Dzenifer Marozsan put up a brace for Germany as the two sides played to a draw for the second time in three days.

Abby Wambach scores in 1-1 draw with Germany

Abby Wambach netted the 147th goal of her career, putting her just 11 off the all time record as the number one team in the world and the number two team in the world each scored an early goal and...

USA vs. Germany, preview: Doing it without Pia

The USWNT will take on Germany at Toyota Park in Chicago on Saturday in the first of a pair of friendlies with the world's number two.

Riley, Waldrum, DiCicco: 3 names for USWNT manager

With interviews ongoing for the USWNT head coaching job, a look at three potential candidates; former Philadelphia Independence head coach Paul Riley, Notre Dame and U.S. U-20 Women head coach...

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