NWSL

17-year-old Olivia Moultrie looked hilariously terrified during NWSL Championship locker room celebrations

Olivia Moultrie is the youngest NWSL champion in history. The 17-year-old phenom and the Portland Thorns defeated the KC Current 2-0 on Sunday to win the club’s third NWSL Championship. 

Moultrie came into the game as a substitute in the final minute to become the youngest ever player to appear in the NWSL Championship. 

Sophia Smith becomes youngest NWSL Championship MVP — Portland Thorns defeat KC Current 2-0

The Portland Thorns defeated the KC Current 2-0 in front of 17,624 fans at Audi Field in the nation’s capital on Saturday to win the club’s third NWSL Championship. Sophia Smith, the National Women’s Soccer League MVP, led her team to victory scoring the first and being involved in the second.

It was a momentous game for the league as the Championship game was CBS showed the game on national television during primetime for the first time in history.

2022 is the year of Sophia Smith.

Sophia Smith becomes youngest ever NWSL MVP

Portland Thorns striker Sophia Smith was named the National Women's Soccer League's (NWSL) Most Valuable Player on Thursday, becoming the youngest to earn the regular-season honor days before their championship match against Kansas City.

The 22-year-old scored a club record 14 goals in 18 appearances, the second highest tally this season behind San Diego Wave forward Alex Morgan (16), and three assists to help the Thorns to a second consecutive postseason appearance.

Crystal Dunn fires Portland into NWSL Championship with stoppage-time winner

The Portland Thorns clinched a spot in next Saturday's NWSL Championship by eliminating the San Diego Wave 2-1 in today's semifinal at Providence Park with sensational goals from Rocky Rodríguez and Crystal Dunn overcoming Taylor Kornieck's opener.  

The expansion Wave took the lead in the eighth-minute when Golden Boot winner Alex Morgan turned provider with Kornieck finishing from close range.  

NWSL playoffs: Alex Morgan fires San Diego into semis with 110th-minute winner

The first round of the 2022 NWSL playoffs came to a close Sunday night after Kansas City Current upset Houston Dash earlier in the day before San Diego Wave held off Chicago Red Stars in the late match to advance to the semifinals.

At PNC Stadium in Houston, TX, Lo'eau LaBonta gave Kansas City the lead from the spot in the fifth-minute before another trademark Current celebration.  

Owner of Portland Thorns and Timbers steps down as CEO following NWSL abuse investigation

Merritt Paulson, the CEO of the Portland Thorns and their Major League Soccer counterparts, the Timbers, said he was removing himself effective immediately, following a report that detailed abuse in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).

Racing Louisville FC Nadia Nadim suffers another ACL nightmare

Racing Louisville FC confirmed a season-ending knee injury for forward Nadia Nadim prior to Sunday's contest against Angel City FC.

Nadia Nadim ACL injury 

Nadim tore her left ACL in Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Portland Thorns, one year and one week after tearing the ACL in her right knee.

The 34-year-old from Denmark scored six goals in 11 appearances this season.

Crystal Dunn returns to Providence Park as the Portland Thorns go top of the NWSL

The NWSL playoff picture became a little clearer Wednesday after four results brought every team to 20 matches played in the 22-game regular season. However, there's still everything to play for with the distance between first-place and sixth-place (the final playoff position) just five points.

Alex Morgan's San Diego Wave had been leading the NWSL Shield race for a majority of the season, but the Portland Thorns took pole position last night, and clinched a spot in the playoffs, after a 3-0 hammering of already eliminated Racing Louisville.

Sophia Smith has had enough — Portland Thorns star calls out NWSL’s awful officiating

Sophia Smith called out NWSL’s continuously awful officiating on Tuesday after the referees missed a clear foul on her in the Portland Thorns’ game vs. Kansas City Current game from Sunday. In the second half of Sunday’s game Smith was taken down in the box with a dangerous tackle from behind.

No foul was called, and one Twitter user posted the highlight asking how nothing was given from the referee. Smith responded, too.

Tobin Heath Placed On Season-Ending Injury List

The OL Reign placed forward Tobin Heath on the season-ending injury list Friday following left knee surgery.

Heath, 34, recorded one goal in five matches after signing with the Reign in June.

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