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Category: NWSL

NWSL bans fan who yelled racist comments at player

Photo courtesy of NWSL. A fan who yelled racist slurs at Portland Thorns goalkeeper Adrianna Franch at last week’s Portland vs. Utah match has been banned from all NWSL games. The league issued the following statement on Sept. 14: “After a thorough investigation, the individual who made racist comments toward one of our players at […]

NWSL strikes audience breakthrough

NWSL team Portland Thorns FC currently sits in first place in the league. (Photo courtesy of Portland Thorns FC.) Currently in its seventh season, the NWSL has outlasted every other women’s professional sports league in North America and is growing exponentially. This summer has been a pivotal time for the league, as they have seen […]

Sky Blue FC moves game to Red Bull Arena due to sellout crowd

Sky Blue FC captain Carli Lloyd. (Photo courtesy of Pro Soccer USA.) Despite Sky Blue FC being last place in the standings, there is no lack of interest in New Jersey’s NWSL squad. The team will upgrade from their humble 5,000-seat stadium to a 25,000-seat facility on August 18 due to an increase in attendance. […]

Highlights from NWSL’s opening weekend

Christine Sinclair, Tobin Heath and Caitlyn Foord celebrate a goal for the Washington Spirit. (Photo courtesy of NWSL.) The NWSL opened their 2019 season this past weekend with games played by eight of the league’s nine teams. Portland Thorns and Washington Spirit were the only two teams that came out with wins. The matchups were: […]

NWSL Draft results and recap

College stars from around the country gathered in Chicago on Jan. 10 for the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) draft. The pool of athletes included such talents as Tierna Davidson, the USA National Team defender from Stanford. She was recently U.S. Soccer’s Young Female Player of the Year. Also in contention is Davidson’s teammate […]

USWNT comes out victorious in November friendlies

USA forward Alex Morgan. Photo courtesy of Pitch Perfect.   The U.S. women’s national team dominated two friendlies this month in preview to FIFA 2019. USA vs Portugal Jessica McDonald’s first ever international goal was scored during the U.S. vs Portugal match. She scored during the 42nd minute of play to give the U.S. a […]

O’Hara out for 8-12 weeks due to injury

Utah Royals and US national team defender Kelley O’Hara is out for 8-12 weeks due to surgery on her ankle. The 2018 CONCACAF champion will have to miss the US national team’s November trip to Portugal and Scotland for a pair of friendlies. O’Hara underwent an arthroscopic procedure and had the loose bodies in her […]

McDonald’s goals help the Courage secure the NWSL title

North Carolina Courage won the National Women’s Soccer League Championship 3-0 against the Portland Thorns on Saturday. The Courage are now the first team to win both the NWSL Shield (most regular season wins) and NWSL Championship in a single season. Providence Park held an attendance of 21,144 to watch the battle of the season […]

Thorns are headed back to the finals

The Portland Thorns will be playing, for the second year in a row, in the National Women’s Soccer League Championship on September 22. In an exciting 2-1 game win over Seattle Reign, this will be the defending champions’ third trip to the final game. The first 30 minutes of the game was back and forth, […]