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Tag: Challenge Cup

PREVIEW: Carolina still undefeated as the NWSL Challenge Cup enters knockout stage

The North Carolina Courage are the favourites to win the NWSL Challenge Cup after scoring seven goals to remain undefeated in the preliminary round. (Photo credit: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), boasting the world’s highest level of talent in women’s soccer, is North America’s first professional league to return to play […]

The Courage seal last-minute win in Game One of the Challenge Cup

The Portland Thorns FC and North Carolina Courage officially kicked off the NWSL Challenge Cup at the Zion Bank Stadium in Utah on Saturday.   It was clear, at the start of the league’s first nationally broadcasted game, that the players were focused on more than just the match at hand. During the playing of the […]

NWSL Challenge Cup preview: Thorns face defending champions in tournament kickoff

In less than a week a professional sport will finally return to action for the first time since the beginning of April. The NWSL’s Challenge Cup begins on Saturday, with the Portland Thorns FC taking on defending champions North Carolina Courage to kick off the tournament. With a total of nine teams and 25 games, […]