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Category: NWSL

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, […]

Kerr scores the most NWSL goals in 2018

Sam Kerr has won the Golden Boot for the 2018 National Women’s Soccer League season. In 2017 Kerr had scored 17 goals for the Sky-Blue FC. This year, while playing with the Chicago Red Stars, she didn’t beat her record, but has 33 goals over the last two years. Kerr started the season late. She […]

Thorns and Reign will meet again in Saturday’s semi

Portland Thorns FC will host Seattle Reign FC for the first semifinal game of the NWSL playoffs. The game will take place at Providence Park at 3:00pm ET. Portland won the hometown advantage in an exciting 3-1 victory over Seattle on Friday. Seattle came into the game missing two key players (Allie Long and Megan […]

Zerboni suffers injury right before playoffs

McCall Zerboni is out for the rest of the NWSL season and will miss North Carolina’s semi-final game on September 16. Zerboni landed on her left elbow only minutes into the US national team’s game against Chile. She immediately left the stadium and it was confirmed after that she has broken her elbow. Zerboni has […]

There is hope for female soccer players in North America

The National Women’s Soccer League is changing the concept of female soccer players leading a double life. Many players on the women’s US national team have played before thousands of fans in many different countries. On top of playing soccer nationally and internationally, they keep another job in order to sustain their families. However, recent […]