NWSL

Bethany’s Burritos: Balcer Details Her Insulting Reward For Winning 2019 NWSL Rookie Of The Year

I finally got around to watching the “LFG” documentary on the USWNT’s fight for equal pay earlier this week. My delay was mostly justified, as there wasn’t really any new information for anyone who has been paying attention to the saga over the last five years, but it was a good opportunity to see some of the world’s best footballers off the pitch and a strong reminder of the ongoing struggles women’s soccer players face.

I’m Embarrassed For EA Sports Over Their Attempt At FIFA 22 Women’s Ratings; How Is Rapinoe Still This High?

Another year, another FIFA game where it’s obvious EA Sports paid no attention to women’s soccer. The FIFA 22 women's ratings are somehow even worse than last year, once again proving the WoSo portion of the franchise is merely lip service to try to appease women without actually putting in any effort.

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.

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.

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.

NWSL Vs. Europe: International Champions Cup Returns To Settle The Debate

The Women’s International Champions Cup returns on Wednesday, giving us a rare glimpse of how the best club sides in Europe match-up with the NWSL elite. This year’s tournament boasts the defending UEFA Women’s Champions League winner, Barcelona, and the most recent NWSL champ, the Portland Thorns. 

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