NWSL

Could This Be The Seattle Sounders' Future Soccer-Specific Stadium?

The Seattle Sounders 2018 MLS campaign came to a cruel end on Thursday night. Not just because it was via their rivals the Portland Timbers. Not just because it came through penalties after an incredible 4-4 aggregate score across two legs. Not just because they were forced to play most of the two legs without two of their best players, Chad Marshall and Christian Roldan, lost early in leg one to injury. 

Where Will The NWSL Expand To Next? We Look At The Top Contenders

We’re a good chunk into the National Women’s Soccer League off-season, which means speculation and rumors about what the 2019 edition will look like are already in full swing. Though there've been hurdles and uncertainties along the way, things have been so far, so good for the NWSL since it first kicked off in 2013.

Jessica McDonald’s Brace Leads NC Courage To NWSL Title Over Portland, 3-0

It’s official: The 2018 North Carolina Courage will go down as the finest side in NWSL history after dominating the Portland Thorns 3-0 in front of a sellout (and hugely pro-Thorns) crowd at Providence Park. Jessica McDonald was voted the game’s MVP after scoring a brace either side of halftime, but the Courage never looked back from Debinha’s opening goal in the 13th minute, dominating the entirety of the match much like they did the NWSL season.

Portland Thorns’ Lindsey Horan Named 2018 NWSL MVP

Lindsey Horan scored the match winner in the 2017 NWSL final. Her 2018 season is shaping up to be even better. On Friday, the day before she leads the Portland Thorns against the North Carolina Courage in a repeat NWSL Championship, Horan was named 2018 NWSL MVP.

Sam Mewis Rips A 25-Yard Golazo To Help NC Courage Reach NWSL Final

The North Carolina Courage defeated the Chicago Red Stars 2-0 on Tuesday night in the semifinals of the NWSL playoffs to setup a repeat of the 2017 final between the Courage and Portland Thorns FC. That match will take place at Providence Park on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 4:30 p.m. ET, with coverage on Lifetime. 

North Carolina Courage Vs. Chicago Red Stars: What You Need To Know, How To Watch Second NWSL Semifinal

Top-seeded North Carolina Courage’s match against fourth-place Chicago Red Stars was originally slated for this past Sunday in Cary, North Carolina. However, with the anticipation of Hurricane Florence’s landing in the Southeast, the game was rescheduled for Tuesday and will take place on neutral ground in Portland. Here’s what you need to know: 

Second NWSL Semifinal: North Carolina Courage vs. Chicago Red Stars 

When: Tuesday, September 18 at 9 p.m. ET

How to Watch: Lifetime (U.S.) | NWSLsoccer.com, NWSL app

Megan Rapinoe Is So Good She Probably Meant To Bank This Free Kick Off The Crossbar For An Assist

The Portland Thorns edged the Seattle Reign 2-1 in the first NWSL semifinal on Saturday at Providence Park in Portland, a second straight victory over their rivals to advance to the NWSL championship game on Sept. 22. 

Tobin Heath had a goal (and another called back) while Lindsey Horan headed in the winner in the 76th minute. It was a deserved win for a home side that had tremendous support from its fans, who will get to see their team go for a second straight title back at Providence Park against either North Carolina or Chicago. 

Portland Thorns Vs. Seattle Reign: What You Need To Know, How To Watch First NWSL Semifinal

The Portland Thorns and Seattle Reign face off in the NWSL semifinals on Saturday. Here's everything you need to know about the biggest match of the year (so far), from  

What: NWSL Semifinals

When: Saturday, September 15 at 3 p.m. ET

How to Watch: Lifetime (U.S.) | NWSLsoccer.com, NWSL app

How They Got Here

Sky Blue Wins, Tobin Heath Scores And Other Things To Feel Good About As The NWSL Regular Season Ends

The NWSL regular season wrapped up this past weekend with a mixed bag of business-as-usual and surprising results. All around the league, for playoff bound teams and doormats alike (we’re looking at you, Sky Blue), the level was turned up to 11, giving fans both feel-good entertainment and high quality football to get excited about heading into the postseason.

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