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Category: NWSL

Sam Kerr leaving NWSL: for better or for worse?

Photo courtesy of Fox News. It’s been just over a week since Sam Kerr, 2019 NWSL MVP and leading scorer, confirmed her long-awaited move to Chelsea FC of the Women’s Super League (WSL) in England. European football fans are ecstatic while North Americans are upset to see her go. But how sad should National Women’s […]

Courage win second straight NWSL title

The North Carolina Courage celebrate their NWSL championship victory. (Photo courtesy of isiphotos.com.) CARY, N.C. (Oct. 27, 2019) — The North Carolina Courage are back-to-back NWSL champions after their 4-0 win over the Chicago Red Stars on Sunday. The strong defensive line that North Carolina is known for was more than enough to shut down […]

NWSL expands to Louisville

Photo courtesy of NWSL. The NWSL will expand to Louisville in 2021, the league announced Tuesday. The expansion marks the first time the city has had a top-tier pro sports team since the American Basketball Association lost the Kentucky Colonels in 1976. Louisville, the league’s fourth expansion team, will play at Lynn Family Stadium, a […]

Courage and Reign are through to the NWSL championship

The Chicago Red Stars celebrate after defeating the Portland Thorns to advance to the NWSL finals. (Photo courtesy of Mash Viral.) The 2019 NWSL playoffs have been full of excitement so far. Here’s a recap of the semifinals that took place Sunday. Reign FC vs North Carolina Courage The Courage scored three unanswered goals in […]

Reign FC clinches final playoff spot with win over Thorns

Theresa Nielsen and Jodie Taylor celebrate after Nielson assists Taylor with the opening goal. (Photo credit: Jane Gershovich/isiphotos.com) TACOMA, Wash. (Sept. 29, 2019) — The Seattle Reign FC defeated the Portland Thorns FC for the third time this season with a 2-0 victory on Sunday. The Reign’s win clinched the NWSL’s fourth playoff spot. Jodie […]

Kerr strikes new records

Sam Kerr of the Chicago Red Stars broke the NWSL single-season scoring record on Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Chicago Red Stars.) Sam Kerr scored twice for the Chicago Red Stars in their 3-1 win against the Washington Spirit over the weekend to bring her goal tally for the year up to 18. In doing so […]

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 […]