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California Is Proving To Be The Perfect Soil To Grow The NWSL

According to The Athletic, Sacramento, California, is gearing up to launch an NWSL expansion team.

Last fall, the city hinted at launching a team — and came so close to closing on the deal. But with the arrival of the horrid 2020 year, the league decided to hold off on any and all potential expansion teams and keep the league at nine teams.

What Does The Women’s Transfer Market Look Like?

The summer transfer window is open and will stay open for the next few months. Huge signings and huge sums of money have been spent on the men's side, and I’m sure most of us know the ins and outs of the men's transfer market.

Rose Lavelle Continues NWSL Exodus To Europe, Completes Move To Man City

Manchester City has signed United States' World Cup-winning midfielder Rose Lavelle from National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) side OL Reign, the English club said on Tuesday.

The midfielder joined OL Reign from Washington Spirit this week but had signed an agreement to join a club outside the NWSL.

The NWSL Might Continue With More Matches In 2020

So the NWSL Challenge Cup ended almost a month ago. Fans are coming down from the thrill of the games and champions Houston Dash are now barely recovering from their Budweiser hangovers.

USWNT Star Sam Mewis Joins Manchester City

Manchester City has signed United States' World Cup-winning midfielder Sam Mewis from National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) side North Carolina Courage, the English club said on Monday.

The 27-year-old, who helped the U.S. national team capture the World Cup in France last year, is Women's Super League (WSL) side City's second signing of the transfer window following the arrival of Chloe Kelly from Everton.

MLSPA Writes Opposition To Major Aspect Of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s Stimulus Legislation

Major League Soccer, following the lead of the NWSL, has had a mostly successful return from the novel coronavirus pandemic. Playing matches in a bubble in Orlando, Florida, MLS has helped show it is possible to resume sports, so long as a long list of necessary precautions are taken.

Perhaps then it’s no surprise the players association of MLS — and those from four other major sports leagues — has taken issue with a key aspect of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s latest stimulus legislation proposal. 

Washington Spirit's Ashley Sanchez Named NWSL Future Legend

I know we are all lost without NWSL games, but women's football is slowly making its return. The NWSL Challenge Cup exceeded expectations by not only breaking records on viewership, but they were the first American professional sports league to make its return and also successfully remained safe from Covid-19. With more than 2,000 tests taken over the course of a month of games, practices and bubble living, not one player or staff member tested postiive.

Houston Dash Win Challenge Cup By Shutting Down Julie Ertz And Chicago

The Houston Dash claimed the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup by defeating the Chicago Red Stars 2-0 in Sunday’s final at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. 

Kristie Mewis earned a penalty for Houston in the fourth-minute and veteran Canadian midfielder Sophie Schmidt sent Alyssa Naeher the wrong way for the game’s opening goal before Shea Groom added the second in second half stoppage time. 

In Many Respects The Least Interesting Team In NWSL History, This Houston Dash Team Deserves Some Damn Credit

In eight seasons of the NWSL, there hasn’t been a team less interesting than the Houston Dash. Yet a team no one seems to want to play for is one win away from winning the 2020 NWSL title, and for that the players and staff deserve some credit for the first time in team history.

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