Sydney Leroux is a proven, talented goal scorer for both club and country. The Orlando Pride and former USWNT star is feared by defenders and revered by teammates. But more than that, she’s got one of the most fun Instagram pages in the world — primarily because of all the amazing costumes she’s worn over the years, from video game characters to ’90s icons.
The NWSL has been around since 2012, but has anyone noticed that you can barely find any NWSL gear in stores? As the league is growing and fan bases are expanding, it's about time you're able to walk into a soccer shop or Dick’s Sporting Goods and able to pick out your favorite NWSL jersey or hoodie or even flannel to represent your club.
Angel City FC will join the National Women’s Soccer League in 2022. The team has several high profile owners, including Natalie Portman, Eva Longoria and Mia Hamm. As these inspirational women are trying to increase opportunities for female footballers, the future of the NWSL is growing in a direction that will only support these athletes and give them equal opportunities.
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Racing Louisville FC finally got to play a full 90 minutes of action against the University of Louisville, and Racing is definitely ready to compete in the NWSL.
The 2021 NWSL expansion team defeated the college side 4-0 as former Houston Dash forward Cece Kizer led Racing with a hat-trick to help solidify the win. As Racing has only been competing in practice, it was about time they got to play in a real scrimmage to get used to one another and improve their team chemistry.
Historically speaking, there’s only ever been one correct answer to the question of a dream away day in the National Women’s Soccer League. As well as producing the sort of football that’s landed two NWSL championships, the Portland Thorns boast the division’s best atmosphere with an average attendance (we have to go back to 2019 to look at such things) of over 20,000 at beautiful Providence Park.
But I believe Portland has been usurped for three reasons: views, horse racing and bourbon.
USWNT and Orlando Pride power couple Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger have adopted a beautiful baby girl. On February 12, Sloane Phillips was born and will grow up in a loving household with two superstars and 20-plus aunties to help raise her. Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris have gone through the adoption process while also competing at the highest level of play. They were fully supported through the entire journey by their teammates, coaching staff and family and they will step away from the game for a bit while they take care of the new addition to their family.
German sports magazine 11FREUNDE “11 Friends” has teamed up with more than 800 soccer players playing in the country in a mission to support gay soccer players.
In 11FREUNDE’s latest issue the hashtag and slogan “Ihr Könnt Auf Uns Zählen” (You Can Count On Us) has been echoed by the magazine and some of the biggest men and women stars playing in Germany.
Mallory Pugh has unfortunately had a few injuries that've set her back, causing her to miss out on USWNT play, NWSL play and falling behind in fitness and performance. As a top-tier athlete, injuries can make or break players, and with the immense amount of young talent joining the USWNT senior squad, this leaves Pugh’s future on the squad unknown.
The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) is currently the only professional women’s league in the United States, but not for long.
The United Women’s Soccer organization (UWS) is a pro-amateur women’s league that allows former and current college players to stay in top shape and continue to play competitively against the best of the best in the off-season. This past week, the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) announced its partnership with the UWS to advance the opportunities for top-level players.
Social media provides a wondrous, seemingly endless stream content. It also can be a horrible, toxic place for public figures, especially women in sports. A recent study on NWSL fans shows that could be changing.