NWSL

Christen Press Taking Time Away From Soccer For Mental Health

If there’s one thing you should take away from Season 2 of Ted Lasso, it’s that mental health is of utmost importance. Christen Press probably already knew this, and on Thursday the USWNT forward announced she would be stepping away from the beautiful game to focus on herself.

Harvey, Burleigh Y Coombe, Las Entrenadoras Que Inspiran En La NWSL

La liga de NWSL tiene diez equipos con mujeres de mucho talento. Cuando las jugadoras eran pequeñas no tenían referentes a quienes mirar e imitar para continuar una carrera como profesional. Si, hubo jugadoras como Mia Hamm, Abby Wambach y Michelle Akers, pero las mujeres no tenían una plataforma como la que tienen hoy. La idea de tener una entrenadora femenina también era algo fuera de lo común. 

Ahora no hay muchas mujeres en el rol de directoras técnicas, pero poco a poco comienza a cambiar. En la liga de NWSL en este momento hay tres entrenadoras femeninas.

Canada’s Olympic Champion Christine Sinclair Will Be Getting Her Own Documentary

The Burnaby’s soccer icon continues to be one of the best to play the game. Christine Sinclair captains her Canada squad and helped bring home the gold at the Tokyo Olympics this summer. Canada made history by defeating Sweden in penalty kicks to be named Olympic champions for the first time. As this squad went home to celebrations and supportive greetings from their home towns, Sinclair is still receiving praise for her accomplishment.

Orlando Pride's Ashlyn Harris Breaks NWSL All-Time Saves Record

Ashlyn Harris has been one of the most consistent and hardworking goalkeepers in NWSL history, and she's been highlighted for her penalty kick saves and clean sheet records with the Orlando Pride. This year alone she's made five straight penalty saves and won eight NWSL Save of the Week honors.

As she continues to be a brick wall in goal, this past weekend Harris broke the NWSL all-time saves record while playing against Gotham FC. 

USWNT Players Call On U.S. Government To Help Their Afghan Counterparts

Alex Morgan, Becky Sauerbrunn and five other prominent NWSL stars signed on to a letter sent to the U.S. State Department asking the American government expedite the evacuation of Afghan women’s national team players from the country where the Taliban recently took power.

Angel City Isn’t Playing Around And Announces Christen Press As Club’s First Player

Christen Press is coming home. The Los Angeles native will play her future club soccer with Angel City FC after Racing Louisville announced a trade with the NWSL expansion club on Monday.

Christen Press Transfer Details

Washington Spirit’s Ashley Sanchez Hits Unbelievable 89th-Minute Winner

The Washington Spirit and Orlando Pride delivered a classic NWSL match on Sunday evening at Audi Field with Marta scoring a memorable goal for the visitors before Ashley Sanchez’s spectacular game-winner in the 89th minute.

The first half finished scoreless, but Washington’s Trinity Rodman was twice denied by the woodwork while Orlando’s Sydney Leroux was kept out following a sensational double-save by Aubrey Bledsoe.

But there was no keeping out Marta’s opener in the 68th minute, which was smashed off the inside of the far post from distance.

Super Sub Morgan Weaver Wins International Champions Cup For Portland With Last-Minute Strike

Morgan Weaver hadn’t made an appearance for the Portland Thorns in over a month after getting injured against the Orlando Pride on July 18. The 23-year-old made her return in fashion and in the form of an 87th minute winner against Lyon.

Weaver was substituted into the game in the 82nd minute and nearly scored with her first touch of the game. She was in on goal against Lyon’s Christiane Endler but ended up hitting her shot over the bar.

Houston Dash Took The Champions Of Europe Barcelona To The Wire In Heroic Performance

The Houston Dash was the oddball inclusion the 2021 Women’s International Champions Cup. 

Teams like the Portland Thorns, French powerhouse Lyon and perhaps the most dominant team on the planet, Barcelona, all looked like giants compared to the Dash. 

The 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup champions were heavy underdogs against Barcelona for the third-place match, but holy hell did the Dash give the defending UEFA Champions League winners a run for their money, losing 3-2.

Olivia Moultrie’s First Portland Thorns Goal Is An Impressive Free Kick

15-year-old Portland Thorns phenom Olivia Moultrie scored her first professional goal on Wednesday night to help her side advance to the final of the Women’s International Champions Cup.

Shea Groom had given the Houston Dash a 2-0 halftime advantage to stun Providence Park, but Natalia Kuikka pulled one back for the Thorns in the 51st-minute to set the stage for Moultrie’s equalizer in the 58th.

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