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February 13, 2017
BACK TO THE ATTACK
Breakers re-sign England national team forward Natasha Dowie

The Boston Breakers have re-signed England national team forward Natasha Dowie, the team announced Monday.


February 2, 2017
ON THE AIR
NWSL gets three-year deal with A+E; games to be televised by Lifetime

NEW YORK -- Lifetime will broadcast NWSL games this season as part of a three-year partnership with A+E Networks, the league announced Thursday.


January 25, 2017
CANADIAN CONTRIBUTION
D'Angelo, Sinclair on NWSL teams' list

The NWSL announced 10 Canadian Women's National Team players, including goalkeeper Sabrina D’Angelo, who helped the Western New York Flash capture last year’s title, will be subsidized this season.


January 12, 2017
THREE FROM 'SC
Breakers, Sky Blue go for NCAA champs in first round

LOS ANGELES -- NCAA champion Southern Cal became the third school to have three players selected in the first round of the NWSL College Draft Thursday.



January 8, 2017
CATCH THE DRAFT
NWSL draft on Facebook, YouTube Thursday

The National Women's Soccer League will live stream its college Draft via Facebook and YouTube Thursday at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America convention in Los Angeles.


December 20, 2016
FRENCH CONNECTION
Alex Morgan skipping start of NWSL season to join Lyon

ORLANDO, Fla. -- U.S. Women’s National Team forward Alex Morgan will play for Olympique Lyonnaise in France, then return to the Orlando Pride for the second half of the NWSL season.


October 9, 2016
COMEBACK DRAMA QUEENS
Flash overcome late deficit, Spirit to win NWSL crown in a shootout

During the National Women's Soccer League regular season, the Western New York Flash forged a reputation as a team that wouldn't die. No deficit was safe with that side. On Sunday night, the Flash demonstrated why -- in spectacular fashion -- in the NWSL championship game.


October 2, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Flash advance to final with OT win over Thorns

PORTLAND, OR ---,Lynn Williams scored two goals in the first period of extra time to give the Western New York Flash a 4-3 win in an NWSL semi-final game played in front of 20,086 at Providence Park Sunday.


September 30, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Spirit advance over Red Stars

WASHINGTON SPIRIT 2, CHICAGO RED STARS 1
BOYDS, Md. – Francisca Ordega scored in the 111th minute to give the Washington Spirit a 2-1 overtime win over the Chicago Red Stars in an NWSL Semi-final game at the Maryland SoccerPlex Friday.


September 25, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Portland clinches NWSL Shied

PISCATAWAY, N.J. –Allie Long scored two goals and Lindsey Horan added another as the Portland Thorns FC defeated Sky Blue FC 3-1 to capture the NWSL Shield Sunday at Yurcak Field.


September 24, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Flash earn final playoff spot

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--- Christen Press, Cara Walls and Sofia Herta all scored as the Chicago Red Stars jumped out to an early lead and cruised to a 3-1 win over the Washington Spirit at Toyota Park Saturday.


September 11, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns clinch home-field advantage before 21,144 crowd

The Portland Thorns clinched a first-round home playoff match with a 3-2 victory over the Western New York Flash before a 21,144 sellout crowd at Providence Park Sunday night.


September 10, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Sky Blue gets past Orlando 2-1

ORLANDO---Sky Blue FC got second half goals from Sam Kerr and Maya Hayes to defeat the Orlando Pride 2-1 at Camping World Stadium Saturday. Kristen Edmonds had given the Pride a 1-0 first half lead.


September 7, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Spirit plays anthem early, then clinches home field

The first-place Washington Spirit clinched the home field for its playoff opener with a 2-1 win over the Seattle Reign at the Maryland SoccerPlex Wednesday night, also attracting attention by playing the national anthem early because of Reign midfielder Megan Rapinoe’s intention to kneel during the ceremony.


September 4, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns trounce Breakers

The Portland Thorns pulled within four points of first place with a 5-1 victory over the Boston Breakers before a 17,152 crowd at Providence Park Sunday night.


September 3, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Spirit clinches playoff place

The Washington Spirit remained in first place in the NWSL standings, clinching a playoff berth with a 1-1 tie with the Western New York Flash before a 4,572 crowd at the Maryland SoccerPlex Saturday night.


August 31, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Lloyd, Houston dash by Breakers

The Houston Dash snapped the Boston Breakers’ two-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory before a 3,762 crowd at Jordan Field Wednesday night.


August 30, 2016
THE SOLO SAGA CONTINUES
Hope Solo quits Reign for rest of NWSL season

Don't expect Hope Solo to call any opponents "cowards" any time soon. Solo, who has been suspended from the U.S. women's national team for critical comments of Sweden after the Americans were eliminated at the Rio Olympics, Tuesday quit the Seattle Reign for the remainder of the NWSL season.


August 28, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Breakers blank FC Kansas City 2-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Boston Breakers took a 2-0 win over FC Kansas City, improving their winning streak to two games, at Swope Soccer Village Sunday night


August 27, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Red Stars, Reign score 3-1 wins

SEATTLE--- Manon Melis scored two goals to lead the Seattle Reign to a 3-1 win over the Portland Thorns FC in front of 5,888 at Memorial Stadium Saturday.


August 26, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Spirit edge Pride 2-1

ORLANDO--- Cheyna Williams and Christine Nairn scored to lead the Washington Spirit to a 2-1 win over the Orlando Pride at Camping World Stadium Friday night.


August 18, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Nairn leads Spirit over Dash

HOUSTON – Christine Nairn scored two goals to lead the Washington Spirt to a 2-1 win over the Houston Dash at BBVA Compass Stadium.


July 31, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Spirit, Breakers come up winners

BOYDS, Md. – First-half goals from midfielder Estefania Banini and forward Cheyna Williams and a second-half goal in stoppage time from defender Alyssa Kleiner led the Washington Spirit to a 3-1 win over Sky Blue FC at Maryland SoccerPlex Sunday afternoon.


July 30, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns, Red Stars take 1-0 wins

HOUSTON – – Western New York Flash forward Lynn Williams’ late second half goal salvaged a draw for the visitors at BBVA Compass Stadium Saturday in a 3-3 match with the Houston Dash.


July 23, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Seattle, Sky Blue, KC post wins

ROCHESTER, NY---FC Kansas City goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart made 14 saves and Shea Groom scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over the Western New York Flash at Rochester Rhinos Stadium Saturday night.


July 17, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Sky Blue edges Breakers

ALLSTON, Mass. – Sarah Killion, Leah Galton and Erica Skroski scored to give Sky Blue FC a 3-2 win over the Boston Breakers at Jordan Field Sunday.


July 16, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Houston ends drought with big win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Estefania Banini scored twice as the Washington Spirit took a 3-2 win over defending NWSL champion FC Kansas City before a 2,013 crowd Saturday night.


July 10, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Pride rally past Breakers in stoppage time

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Midfielder Kristen Edmonds converted two late goals to rally the Orlando Pride to a 2-1 win over the Boston Breakers at Camping World Stadium Sunday night.


July 9, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns drop first, Flash edges Reign

ROCHESTER, NY ---Abby Erceg had a pair of goals and an assist to lead the Western New York Flash to a 3-2 win over the Seattle Reign FC at Frontier Field.


July 2, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Kawasumi brace leads Reign

BOYDS, Md. -- The Washington Spirit rallied in the second half for 2-0 win over FC Kansas City at the Maryland SoccerPlex Saturday night.


July 1, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Flash overtakes Red Stars

ROCHESTER, NY --- Newcomer Lianne Sanderson and Lynn Williams each scored to lead the Western New York Flash to a 2-0 win over the Chicago Red Stars in a game that was weather-delayed an hour at Rhinos Stadium Friday night.


June 26, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns come back to remain unbeaten

ORLANDO-- Portland Thorns FC rallied in the final 10 minutes with a pair of goals from midfielders Dagny Brynjarsdottir and Lindsey Horan to remain unbeaten through their first 11 games this season, earning a 2-1 win against the Orlando Pride in front of 7,143 fans Sunday evening at Camping World Stadium.


June 25, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Sky Blue topples Spirit, Reign scoreless in KC

BOYDS, Md. – Raquel Rodriguez and Sam Kerr scored goals to lift Sky Blue to a 2-1 win over the Washington Spirit at the Maryland Soccerplex Saturday night.


June 24, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Flash rout Breakers 7-1

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Jess McDonald had three goals and an assist, and Lynn Williams added two goals and an assist as the Western New York Flash routed the Boston Breakers 7-1 at Rhinos Stadium Friday night.


June 23, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Pride get a late lift

ORLANDO - Jasmyne Spencer scored in stoppage time to lift the Orlando Pride to a 1-0 win over the Houston Dash at Camping World Stadium on Thursday night.


June 22, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns overtake Red Stars

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Christine Sinclair and Nadia Nadim scored as the Portland Thorns overtook the Chicago Red Stars for first place in the NWSL with a 2-0 victory in front of 16,931 fans at Providence Park Wednesday night.


June 19, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
KC Blanks Dash, Reign-Sky Blue go scoreless

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Sky Blue FC played Seattle Reign FC to a scoreless draw before 1,547 at Yurcak Field Sunday night.


June 18, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Red Stars move to top

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Sofia Huerta scored two goals, leading the Chicago Red Stars to a 3-0 win over the Boston Breakers at Toyota Park Saturday night..


June 17, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns extend unbeaten string to nine

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Second-half goals from forwards Christine Sinclair and Nadia Nadim, helped the Portland Thorns FC extend its unbeaten streak to nine games, including six games on the road, with a 2-0 win against the Western New York Flash in front of 2,235 fans at Rhinos Stadium on Friday evening.


June 12, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Reign end skid, Thorns stay unbeaten

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Christen Press scored in the 61st minute to lift the Chicago Red Stars to a 1--1 draw with the Portland Thorns at Toyota Park on Sunday.


June 11, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
KC, Sky Blue draw 1-1, Flash tops Pride 1-0

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Sky Blue FC and FC Kansas City to a 1-1 draw in a National Women's Soccer League game at Yurcak Field.


May 29, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Red Stars unbeaten in six

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The first-place Chicago Red Stars extended their unbeaten run to six games, playing to a 1-1 tie with Sky Blue FC before a 2,502 crowd at Toyota Park Sunday night.


May 28, 206
NWSL ROUNDUP
Blues blank Pride 2-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Yael Averbuch’s 53rd minute goal ended the Orlando Pride's 348 minute shutout streak and FC Kansas City ended their three game winning streak, 2-0 at Swope Soccer Park Saturday.


May 27, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Flash rout Breakers

ROCHESTER, N.Y. –The Western New York Flash kept their offense rolling in a 4-0 victory over the Boston Breakers on Friday evening.


May 22, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Breakers get first win

ALLSTON, Mass. – With a goal off the head of Whitney Engen and a shutout from goalkeeper Libby Stout, the Boston Breakers earned their first win of the season, 1-0, against FC Kansas City Sunday night at Jordan Field.


May 21, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Spirit suffer first loss

ROCHESTER, NY. – The Western New York Flash used four goals in the first half to propel them to a 5-2 victory over Sky Blue FC at Sahlen's Stadium Saturday . Jess McDonald led the effort with a first-half brace with three other Western New York players adding to the tally.


May 20, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Pride blank Dash 1-0

HOUSTON -- Kristen Edwards scored a late goal to give the Orlando Pride their first road win, 1-0 over the Houston Dash at BBVA Compass Stadium Friday.


May 14, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Alex Morgan nets Pride winner

BOYDS, Md. -- Midfielder Joanna Lohman’s 38th-minute header made the difference as the Washington Spirit remained unbeaten with a 1-0 win over the Houston Dash before a crowd of 3,545 at the Maryland Soccerplex Saturday night.


May 13, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Red Stars extend shutout streak

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Chicago Red Stars extended their shutout streak to four games as they played to a 0-0 tie with FC Kansas City at Swope Soccer Village Friday night.


May 8, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Pride earn first shutout

ORLANDO The Orlando Pride earned its first shutout, taking a 2-0 win over the Seattle Reign before a crowd of 8,211 at Camping World Stadium Sunday night.


May 7, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Spirit, Thorns scoreless to stay unbeaten

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Sam Mewis scored in the 86th minute to give the Western New York Flash a 2-1 win over Sky Blue FC at Yurcak Field Saturday night.


May 1, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns, Reign, Red Stars all 1-0 winners

ALLSTON, Mass.---Dagny Brynjarsdottir scored on a second half header to give the Portland Thorns a 1-0 win before 3,698 at Jordan Field Sunday night.


April 29, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Spirit win third straight

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The Washington Spirit remained undefeated after three games, taking a 3-0 win over the Western New York Flash at Sahlen’s Stadium Friday night.


April 24, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Reign, Spirit winners

ALLSTON, Mass. – The Seattle Reign scored twice in the first half and once in the second, to defeat the Boston Breakers 3-0 in front of a near sellout crowd of 3,743 at Jordan Field.


April 23, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Orlando sets attendance record, Lloyd hurt

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Casey Short’s 28th-minute goal gave the Chicago Red Stars a 1-0 win over the Western New York Flash in their NWSL home opener at Toyota Park Saturday night.


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NWSL ROUNDUP
Sky Blue, Thorns take 2-1 wins

SEATTLE -- Kelly Conheeney scored the game winning goal in the 68th minute of her debut, giving Sky Blue FC a 2-1 win over the Seattle Reign at memorial Stadium Sunday.


April 16, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Flash, Dash, Spirit win openers

BOYDS, Md.--- Joanna Lohman scored the only goal of the game to give the Washington Spirit a 1-0 win over the Boston Breakers in front of 3,578 at the Maryland SoccerPlex Saturday.


April 16, 2016
NWSL TITLE GAME
Final will be played at BBVA Compass Stadium

HOUSTON -- BBVA Compass Stadium will play host to the National Women's Soccer League Championship, the league announced Saturday. The game will be played Sunday, Oct. 9 and will be televised nationally on FOX Sports 1. Kickoff time will be announced later.


April 14, 2016
NWSL ON FOX
Three games, playoffs, to be televised

CHICAGO -- The National Women's Soccer League and FOX Sports announced a one-year agreement to telecast six NWSL games for the second consecutive season Thursday.


February 8, 2016
CANADIAN ALLOCATIONS
National team players set for NWSL teams

CHICAGO -- A total of 11 Canadian Women's National Team players have been allocated to NWSL teams, the league announced Monday.


January 15, 2016
NWSL DRAFT
Full results

BALTIMORE--The National Women's Soccer League conducted its 2016 College Draft Friday afternoon at the Baltimore Convention Center. Forty players were selected over four rounds. With the No. 1 overall pick, the Portland Thorns FC selected University of Virginia defender Emily Sonnett. Full results follow.


January 15, 2016
CAVALIER PICK
Portland Thorns select Emily Sonnett No. 1

As expected, the Portland Thorns made U.S. national team defender Emily Sonnett the first pick in the NWSL draft Friday.


January 6, 2016
DRAFT ELIGIBLE
NCAA champion Nittany Lions feature on NWSL list

A total of 145 players are eligible for selection in the NWSL College Draft, the league announced Wednesday. The draft will take place at 10 a.m. ET Friday, Jan. 15 at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention in Baltimore.


October 26, 2015
MAKING A LIST
NWSL protected, unprotected players for expansion draft

CHICAGO - The National Women's Soccer League announced the official list of protected and unprotected players ahead of the 2015 Expansion Draft on Monday, Nov. 2. The Orlando Pride will become the tenth club to join the NWSL when they begin play in 2016.


October 23, 2015
DRAFT PROCEDURES
NWSL readies to stock Orlando Pride

CHICAGO - The National Women's Soccer League has announced the procedures for the 2015 NWSL Expansion Draft, which is scheduled to be held on Monday, Nov. 2 at 12 p.m. ET via conference call. As the lone expansion club, the Orlando Pride will be able to select up to ten (10) players from the list of unprotected players.


October 22, 2015
ONLY ONE SELECTED
Chicago takes Brittany Bock in NWSL waiver draft

CHICAGO - The Chicago Red Stars were the only team making a selection in the NWSL Waiver Wire, taking local product Brittany Bock.


October 21, 2015
WAIVER PROCESS
Eight players available to NWSL teams

CHICAGO - Eight players are available on the Waiver Wire as part of the National Women's Soccer League Offseason Waiver Process.


October 20, 2015
ORLANDO PRIDE
New NWSL team officially announced

ORLANDO, Fla -- Orlando City SC has taken an expansion team in the National Women's Soccer League to begin play in 2016. The Orlando Pride will be coached by former US and Australia women's national team coach Tom Sermanni.


October 14, 2015
WAIVER WIRE
NWSL to hold it next week

CHICAGO - The National Women's Soccer League will hold the offseason waiver process on Oct. 21 as any league player not under contract at the conclusion of the season will be made available on the waiver wire.


October 1, 2015
DOUBLE TROUBLE
FC Kansas City repeat as NWSL champs

PORTLAND, Ore.--For the second straight year, FC Kansas City defeated Seattle Reign FC to win the NWSL championship, prevailing 1-0 Thursday night at Providence Park. And for the second straight year, Amy Rodriguez took care of the scoring.


September 24, 2015
BEST XI
MVP Crystal Dunn youngest on NWSL selection

CHICAGO ---Championship finalists FC Kansas City and Seattle Reign FC combined for six selections on the National Women's Soccer League Best XI announced by the league on Thursday.


September 23, 2015
MOST VALUABLE
Washington's Crystal Dunn honored by NWSL

CHICAGO - Washington Spirit forward Crystal Dunn was voted the National Women's Soccer League Most Valuable Player for the 2015 NWSL season, the league announced Wednesday.


September 21, 2015
TOP DEFENDER
Becky Sauerbrunn honored by NWSL

CHICAGO - FC Kansas City defender Becky Sauerbrunn was voted the National Women's Soccer League Defender of the Year for the 2015 NWSL season.


September 18, 2015
COACHING REIGN
Seattle's Laura Harvey named tops in NWSL

CHICAGO - Seattle Reign FC general manager and coach Laura Harvey was voted the National Women's Soccer League Coach of the Year for the 2015 NWSL season, the league announced Friday.


September 16, 2015
BETOS IS THE BEST
Thorns netminder is NWSL 'keeper of the year

CHICAGO -- Portland Thorns FC goalkeeper Michelle Betos has been named the National Women's Soccer League Goalkeeper of the Year for the 2015 season.


September 14, 2015
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Chicago's Danielle Colaprico earns NWSL honor

CHICAGO – Chicago Red Stars midfielder Danielle Colaprico has been voted the National Women's Soccer League Rookie of the Year in a vote by fans owners, general managers, coaches, players and the media.


September 13, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Kansas City, Seattle will meet in final again

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Amy Rodriguez scored two goals to lead FC Kansas City to a second straight National Women's Soccer League championship appearance with a 3-0 win over the Chicago Red Stars in front of a sparse crowd announced at 3,031 at Toyota Park Sunday.


September 12, 2015
NWSL SEMI-FINALS
A look at Sunday's games

The Red Stars are making their first ever playoff appearance, while FC Kansas City is the only club to make the post season in all three years of the National Women's Soccer League's existence.


September 11, 2015
GOING FOURTH
NWSL looking where no previous league has gone

As it goes into its semifinals this weekend, the National Women's Soccer League is anxiously looking forward to something none of its two predecessors had, a fourth season.


September 10, 2015
STEPPING DOWN
Durkin moves from pro coach to Academy

HANOVER, Mass. – Tom Durkin has stepped down as head coach of the Boston Breakers and will fulfill a director of coaching role in the Boston Breakers Academy.


September 6, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Press gives Red Stars a draw with Dash

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Christen Press scored a late goal to life the Chicago Red Stars to a 1-1 draw against the Houston Dash at Toyota Park on Sunday evening.


September 5, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Early goals give Reign 2-1 win over Spirit

BOYDS, Md.--- First half goals by Jessica Fishock and Megan Rapinoe were enough to give the Seattle Reign FC a 2-1 win over the Washington Spirit in front of a crowd of 5,708 at the Maryland SoccerPlex Saturday night.


September 4, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Flash end season with 3-2 win over Thorns

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Michelle Heyman set up two goals as the Western New York Flash closed the 2015 National Women’s Soccer League season with a 3-2 win over Portland Thorns FC on Friday night in front of a season-high 4,147 fans at Sahlen’s Stadium.


September 3, 2015
ANNOUNCEMENT SCHEDULE
NWSL to honor league's finest players

CHICAGO - The National Women's Soccer League announced Thursday the list of 2015 NWSL Awards featuring the Golden Boot, Most Valuable Player, Defender of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year and Best XI.


September 2, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
A-Rod leads Blues over Sky Blue FC

PISCATAWAY, NJ– Amy Rodriguez scored two goals and Sara Hagen added one as FC Kansas City slipped past Sky Blue FC 3-2,Wednesday night at Yurcak Field. The win extended FCKC's unbeaten streak to six games.


August 30, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Dunn leads Spirit tie, Dash blank Breakers

PORTLAND, Ore. – Crystal Dunn had two goals and an assist to lead the Washington Spirit to a 3-3 tie with the Portland Thorns FC at sold-out Providence Park on Sunday night.


August 29, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Press leads Red Stars, Reign preserve home streak

ROCHESTER, NY – Christen Press had a goal and an assist as the Chicago Red Stars ended a six game winless streak, defeating the Western New York Flash 2-0 at Sahlen's Stadium Saturday night.


August 27, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Kansas City, Washington in scoreless draw

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – FC Kansas City increased its unbeaten streak to five games after tying 0-0 against the Washington at Swope Soccer Village Thursday night


August 23, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Red Stars clinch playoff spot with 0-0 draw

LISLE, Ill. – The Chicago Red Stars clinched their first ever National Women’s Soccer League playoff berth on Sunday evening at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex, behind a 0-0 draw with the Western New York Flash, who were eliminated from playoff contention in the process.


August 22, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Despite win, Sky Blue eliminated; FCKC rolls on

KANSAS CITY, Mo.---Two ex-Boston Breakers, Amy Rodriguez and Lauren Holiday proved the difference on Saturday night, leading FC Kansas City to a 3-0 win against the former team at Swope Soccer Village.


August 21, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Little Reigns over Houston

HOUSTON —Kim Little and Seattle Reign FC put an effective end to the Houston Dash’s postseason hopes with a hat trick and a 3-0 result in front of 9,530 at BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday night.


August 17, 2015
NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT
Portland's Providence Park to host NWSL Championship Game

The 2015 NWSL Championship match will be played on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, at Providence Park in Portland, Ore. The championship match will kick off at 9:30 p.m. ET with a national television broadcast on FOX Sports 1.


August 16, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Dunn gives Spirit the winner

LISLE, Ill.---Crystal Dunn scored a late goal to give the Washington Spirit a 2-1 win over the Chicago Red Stars at Benedictine University Sports Stadium Saturday.


August 12, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Reign clinch first playoff spot

LILSE, Ill. – The Chicago Red Stars drew 1-1 with visiting Sky Blue FC on Wednesday afternoon, Canadian international Adriana Leon giving the home side the lead and Australia star Samantha Kerr leveling the match before halftime.


August 9, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns win third straight, end Red Stars streak

PORTLAND, Ore. – Allie Long scored two goals, giving the Portland Thorns FC a come-from-behind, 2-1 victory against the Chicago Red Stars before 15,858 fans on Sunday night at Providence Park. The loss snaps the Red Stars six game unbeaten streak.


August 8, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Breakers end skid, FCKC wins big

ALSTON, Mass. – Julie King and Kyah Simon scored to give the Boston Breakers a 2-1 win over the Washington Spirit In front of 4,137 fans at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium in their final home match of the season Saturday night. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Breakers.


August 7, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Sky Blue blanks Dash 2-0

HOUSTON — Sky Blue got goals from Nadia Nadim and Sam Kerr to defeat the Houston Dash 2-0 at BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday night.


August 5, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
McCall Zerboni brace leads Thorns

PORTLAND, Ore.– The Portland Thorns got two goals from McCall Zerboni and one from Mana Shim early in the second half to take a 5-2 win against the Boston Breakers at Providence Park Wednesday night.


August 1, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Dunn scores three as Washington Spirit rout Houston Dash

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Late sub Elizabeth Eddy scored in the 90th minute to give the Western New York Flash a 2-1 win over Sky Blue FC at Yurcak Field Saturday.


July 29, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Carli Lloyd, Christine Sinclair lead wins for Dash, Thorns

ROCHESTER, N.Y. ---Canadian international Christine Sinclair had a goal and an assist, leading the Portland Thorns FC to a 2-0 win over the Western New York Flash at Sahlen's Stadium Wednesday night.


July 25, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Sky Blue, Dash earn wins, Red Stars tie Spirit

PISCATAWAY, NJ---Sky Blue FC used a pair of first half goals by Kelley O’Hara to defeat the Boston Breakers 3-1 at Yurcak Field Saturday night.


July 22, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Red Stars, Reign both win; separated by a point

ALLSTON, Mass. – An 89th minute goal by Christen Press was the difference as the league-leading Chicago Red Stars beat the Boston Breakers, 2-1, Wednesday night in front 3,403 fans at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.


July 20, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Houston, Kansas City play to 1-1 draw

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Carli Lloyd scored a first half goal, but an own goal in the second half forced the Houston Dash to settle for a 1-1 draw with FC Kansas City in front of 3,557 at Soccer Village on Monday night.


July 19, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Flash, Sky Blue draw 3-3

ROCHESTER, N.Y. ---Sky Blue FC scored two goals in a six minute span to come from behind at tie the Western New York Flash 3-3 Sunday at Sahlen's Stadium.


July 18, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Spirit halts Reign streak

BOYDS, Md.— The Washington Spirit got three second half goals to defeat the Seattle Reign 3-0 at the Maryland SoccerPlex Saturday night.


July 13, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Chicago moves back up top

HOUSTON – Goals by Vanessa DiBernardo before the break and Jen Hoy after the break gave the Chicago Red Stars a 2-1 win over the Houston Dash at BBVA Compass Stadium Sunday night. Houston’s Tiffany McCarty temporarily leveled the score early in the second half.


July 11, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Sky Blue snaps winless streak, Reign handles Flash

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Making her Sky Blue FC debut, Sam Kerr scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over the Portland Thorns FC in front of 3,014 fans at Yurcak Field Saturday night.


July 9, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Blues get past Breakers 3-2

ALSTON, Mass. – Erika Tymrak scored two goals and Shea Groom had a pair of assists and the game winning goal to lead FC Kansas City to a 3-2 win over the Boston Breakers at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium Thursday night.


July 3, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Reign extends unbeaten string, KC, Portland post wins

ROCHESTER, NY---Lynn Williams scored in the 82nd minute to lift the Western New York Flash to a 1-1 draw with the Seattle Reign FC at Sahlen's Stadium Friday night.


June 28, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Flash, Red Stars post clean sheets

ALLSTON, Mass. - The Western New York Flash got first half goals from goals from first-year players Lynn Williams and Elizabeth Eddy on their way to a 2-0 win over the Boston Breakers Sunday night in front of 2,011 fans at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.


June 27, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Dunn leads Spirit; Reign extend streak

BOYDS, Md. —Crystal Dunn scored a second half goal to give the Washington Spirit a 1-0 win over the Houston Dash at the Maryland SoccerPlex on Saturday night.


June 21, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Reign end Breakers home streak

ALSTON, Mass. - A late goal from Jess Fishlock gave the Seattle Reign a 3-2 victory and handed the Boston Breakers their first home loss of the season Sunday afternoon in front of 2,145 fans at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium


June 20, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Dynamo blank WNY; Weather calls Red Stars-Spirit

HOUSTON – Jessica McDonald and Kealia Ohai scored on each side of the half to give the Houston Dash a 2-0 win over the Western New York Flash at BBVA Compass Stadium Saturday night.


June 6, 2015
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Canada opens with a win, Dutch get their first ever

EDMONTON---Christine Sinclair scored on a stoppage time penalty kick to lift Canada to a 1-0 win over China in the opening game of the 20145 FIFA Women's World Cup at Commonwealth Stadium Saturday.


June 6, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Red Stars take first loss, Reign extend streak

BOYDS, MD--– Midfielder Maddy Evans scored her first professional goal to lift the Boston Breakers to a 1-1 draw with the Washington Spirit at the Maryland SoccerPlex Saturday.


May 31, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Dash settle for draw with Sky Blue

PISCATAWAY, N.J. ---Sky Blue FC played the Houston Dash to a 1-1 draw at Yurcak Field Sunday.


May 23, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Red Stars stay unbeaten, Dash blank Thorns

ROCHESTER, NY – The Western New York Flash defeated the Washington Spirit 3-2 on a chilly Saturday evening at Sahlen’s Stadium.


May 22, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Breakers come back for 1-1 draw

ALLSTON, Mass. –A game tying goal from Stephanie McCaffrey kept the Boston Breakers home unbeaten streak intact as they played to a 1-1 draw in front of 1,861 at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium Friday night.


May 16, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Breakers, Spirit post wins

BOYDS, Md. – Nigerian striker Francisca Ordega struck for the game-winner as she finished a Crystal Dunn feed with under a minute remaining in second-half stoppage time to give the Washington Spirit a 1-0 win over SkyBlue FC at the Maryland SoccerPlex Saturday night after a twenty-five minute weather delay.


May 15, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Huerta has another brace in Red Stars draw

HOUSTON---Sofia Huerta registered her second straight two goal game to lead the Chicago Red Stars to a come-from behind 2-2 draw with the Houston Dash at BBVA Compass Stadium Friday night.


May 14, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Kansas City, Western New York go scoreless

KANSAS CITY, MO– FC Kansas City recorded its fourth consecutive shutout with a scoreless draw against the Western New York Flash on Thursday in front of 1,847 fans at Swope Soccer Village.


May 9, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Huerta leads the Red Stars

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Sofia Huerta had two goals and an assist to lead the Chicago Red Stars to a 3-0 win over the Boston Breakers at Toyota Park Saturday.


May 8, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Bogus rings one up for Blues

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Liz Bougus scored her second goal of the year to give FC Kansas City a 1-0 win over the Western New York Flash at Sahlen's Stadium Friday night.


May 8, 2015
NWSL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

The Chicago Red Stars look to stay undefeated in 2015 and earn their third win in four NWSL matches when they take on the Boston Breakers on Saturday in part two of a doubleheader with Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire.


May 2, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Reign snap skid, Flash comeback over Breakers

LISLE, Illinois – Danielle Colaprico scored her first professional goal to give the Chicago Red Stars a 1-0 win over Sky Blue FC on Saturday.


May 1, 2015
NWSL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

With Chicago having a bye during the first week of the NWSL season, the team will still have its full complement of players when it hosts Sky Blue FC on Saturday.


April 26, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Spirit, Breakers win

PISCATAWAY, N.J.---Crystal Dunn scored two goals to lead the Washington Spirit to a 3-1 win over Sky Blue FC at Yurcak Field Sunday.


April 25, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Press scores pair as Red Stars draw Thorns

LISLE, Ill. – Christen Press scored two goals in the first eight minutes, but the Portland Thorns FC scored two second half goals to come from behind and earn a 2-2 draw with the Chicago Red Stars in front of 2,136 fans on Saturday night at Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex.


April 25, 2015
NWSL SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming games

The Breakers are looking to earn their first win of the season after falling, 4-1, to Portland Thorns FC on April 11 at Providence Park.


April 24, 2015
NWSL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming game

The Red Stars defeated current title holders Seattle Reign FC 3-2 in their season opener behind a standout performance by striker Christen Press that included a dramatic stoppage-time winner.


April 23, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
A-Rod's goal leads KC over Seattle

KANSAS CITY, Mo.---Amy Rodriguez scored the only goal of the game to give FC Kansas City a 1-0 win over the Seattle Reign FC in front of 2,466 fans at Swope Soccer Village Thursday.


April 18, 2015
NWSL ROUNDUP
Press leads the Red Stars; Thorns, Spirit win

PISCATAWAY, NJ — The Houston Dash earned a come-from-behind point on the road with a 1-1 draw against Sky Blue FC at Yurcak Field on Saturday night.


April 17, 2015
NWSL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Fresh off a road victory over 2014 NWSL Champions FC Kansas City last weekend, Sky Blue FC will host the unbeaten Houston Dash this Saturday night in its 2015 home opener.


March 18, 2015
GONE IN A FLASH
Wambach won't play in NWSL, will focus on Women's World Cup

Abby Wambach is focused on one thing and one thing only -- to win the Women's World Cup.

That is why the world's greatest international goal-scorer will sit out the upcoming National Women's Soccer League season and not play for the Western New York Flash and concentrate on the Women's World Cup.


January 16, 2015
NWSL DRAFT
Rounds 1-4

Complete results of Friday's NWSL Draft


January 16, 2015
NWSL DRAFT
First- and second-round selections

Results of Friday's NWSL Draft


January 16, 2015
FIRST OVERALL
Houston takes Morgan Brian as top NWSL pick

PHILADELPHIA --- The Houston Dash selected two-time Hermann Trophy winner Morgan Brian as the first selection in the National Women’s Soccer League draft held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.


January 6, 2015
NEW BOSS
NWSL names Jeff Plush Commissioner

CHICAGO---Jeff Plush has been named Commissioner of the National Women's Soccer League, which will begin its third season in April. Plush has more than 20 years of operating experience in the sport and live entertainment industry.


November 25, 2014
SEE YOU IN PHILLY
NWSL college draft at NSCAA convention Jan. 16

CHICAGO - The National Women's Soccer League will hold its college draft at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America convention in Philadelphia on Friday, Jan. 16.


August 31, 2014
KANSAS CITY REIGNS
Rodriguez brace lands Blues NWSL crown

TUKWILA, Wash.---Amy Rodriguez scored two goals on a pair of assists from Lauren Holiday to lead FC Kansas City to the National Women's Soccer League championship with a 2-1 win over the Seattle Reign FC at the Starfire Sports Complex Sunday.


August 30, 2014
SEEKING REDEMPTION
FC Kansas City get their shot at a title

FC Kansas City are seeking a redemption of sorts when the Blues take the field Sunday against Seattle Reign FC in the 2014 NWSL Championship Game (at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Wash. 3pm ET ESPN2) after painfully falling short of their goal last season.


August 30, 2014
HOME FIELD-BUT ANY ADVANTAGE?
Reign return to Starfire for title bid

It's been more than a year since Seattle Reign FC has played a competitive match at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Wash. But coach Laura Harvey and her side will return to their old home, and current training ground, Sunday for the 2014 NWSL Championship Game against FC Kansas City in a match broadcast on ESPN2 at 3:00 pm ET.


August 24, 2014
NWSL SEMIFINAL
Reign advances to final with 2-1 win

SEATTLE---Megan Rapinoe scored a late goal to give the Seattle Reign FC a 2-1 in over the Washington Spirit in the NWSL Semifinal at Memorial Stadium Sunday night.


August 23, 2014
NWSL SUNDAY
Reign host Spirit in semi-final

The National Women’s Soccer League's bottom two clubs from last season face off Sunday in a semi-final playoff game when Seattle Reign FC host the Washington Spirit Sunday.


August 23, 2014
NWSL SEMI-FINAL
FC Kansas City advances past Portland

KANSAS CITY, MO – Amy Rodriguez and Lauren Holiday scored to give FC Kansas City a 2-0 win over the Portland Thorns FC in an NWSL Semi-final game on Saturday.


August 22, 2014
NWSL SATURDAY
FC Kansas City host Portland in semi-final

Despite a star studded lineup, the defending National Women’s Soccer League champion Portland Thorns squeaked into the playoffs on the final day of the season, and now face the daunting task of taking on FC Kansas City, which has not lost at home all season.


August 20, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Sky Blue closes out season with win over Dash

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Lindsi Cutshall scored the only goal of the game giving Sky Bblue FC a 1-0 win over the Houston Dash in the National Women’s Soccer League regular season finale at Yurcak Field Wednesday night.


August 17, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns clinch playoff spot with win over Reign

PORTLAND, Ore. – Forward Alex Morgan tallied the game-winning goal in the 68th minute, while goalkeeper Nadine Angerer recorded a clean sheet to help lead Portland Thorns FC to a 1-0 win against Seattle Reign FC and a berth in the National Women’s Soccer League playoffs in front of 17,109 fans on Sunday afternoon at Providence Park.


August 16, 2014
NWSL SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming games

The Cascadia rivalry shows it feminine side on Sunday when the Portland Thorns host the Seattle Reign FC at Providence Park.


August 16, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Red Stars hanging on, Spirit clinch, Sky Blue out

LISLE, Ill. ---The Chicago Red Stars came from behind to tie the Western New York Flash 3-3 Saturday night, a result that leaves them clinging to the last playoff spot in the National Women's Soccer League.


August 16, 2014
NWSL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Both teams are still fighting for a playoff spot as they enter the final weekend of the 2014 NWSL regular season. For Sky Blue FC, the club must defeat the Washington Spirit on Saturday to keep its playoff hopes alive. However, SBFC will need help from around the league in order to qualify.


August 13, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Red Stars, Sky Blue stay alive

LISLE, Ill.---The Chicago Red Stars kept their playoff hopes alive with a 2-0 win over the Boston Breakers Wednesday night at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex.


August 12, 2014
NWSL WEDNESDAY
A look at the upcoming games

The Chicago Red Stars are looking to keep their slim playoff hopes alive, while the Boston Breakers are looking to play spoiler, after knocking off the Portland Thorns over the weekend.


August 10, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Breakers earn 2-0 win over Thorns

ALLSTON, Mass. – Rachel Wood and Heather O’Reilly scored first half goals and goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher made them stand up despite an onslaught, as the Boston Breakers defeated the Portland Thorns 2-0 Sunday at Harvard Stadium.


August 9, 2014
NWSL SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming game

The Chicago Red Stars win on Saturday against Kansas City put off a potential playoff clinching by the Portland Thorns FC.


August 9, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Red Stars stay alive

LISLE, Ill.– The Chicago Red Stars got goals from Melissa Tancredi and Christen Press to keep their playoff hopes alive with a 2-1 win over FC Kansas City Saturday night.


August 8, 2014
NWSL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

FC Kansas City have already secured a spot in the playoffs but Chicago sits on the brink of elimination from the 2014 playoffs.


August 7, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Reign extend streak, Blues get home field

SEATTLE — Japanese international Nahomi “Naho” Kawasumi had two goals and an assist to lead the Seattle Reign FC to a 4-1 win over the Houston Dash Wednesday at Memorial Stadium.


August 5, 2014
NWSL WEDNESDAY
A look at the upcoming games

The Boston Breakers head to Kansas City to face FC Kansas City in a rematch. This is the second to last away match for the Breakers this season. This will be FC Kansas City’s last home match of the 2014 regular season, but there is a possibility of hosting a playoff game.


August 3, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns win in front of record crowd

ALLSTON, Mass. – Abby Wambach scored two goals and second half sub Sonia Bermudez scored two minutes into stoppage time to give the Western New York Flash a 4-3 win at Harvard Stadium Sunday.


August 2, 2014
NWSL SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Alex Morgan and Allie Long have had Portland Thorns FC's title defense thrust onto their shoulders as the champions look to deal with mounting injury concerns when they host the Houston Dash on Sunday.


August 2, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Reign extends streak, Spirit solidify 3rd

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Seattle Reign FC extended its unbeaten streak to four games after a 1-1 draw with FC Kansas City on Saturday, at Durwood Stadium .


August 2, 2014
NWSL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

The Washington Spirit are looking to further solidify a place in the playoffs, while the Chicago Red Stars are hoping to keep their playoff hopes alive. Washington is currently in third place, and has a magic number of 10 points to clinch a playoff sport, while Chicago, in fifth place would be eliminated on 11 points.


August 1, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Sky Blue blank Flash 1-0

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Kelley O'Hara scored five minutes into the second half and the defense held on as Sky Blue FC recorded a 1-0 win over the Western New York Flash at Yurcak Field Thursday night.


July 31, 2014
NWSL THURSDAY
A look at the upcoming game

Two struggling teams -- Sky Blue FC and the Western New York Flash will meet Thursday at Yurcak Field.


July 30, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Reign clinch the Shield

BOYDS, Md.—Late goals by Kerstin Garefrekes and Christine Narin lifted the Washington Spirit to a 2-1 win over FC Kansas City at the Maryland SoccerPlex Wednesday.


July 29, 2014
NWSL WEDNESDAY
A look at the upcoming games

FC Kansas City can clinch a playoff spot and secure home-field advantage all in one night when they face the Washington Spirit


July 27, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Seattle routs Portland, KC tops Sky Blue

KANSAS CITY, MO- Lauren Holiday and Amy Rodriguez scored to give FC Kansas City a 2-1 win over Sky Blue FC Sunday at Durwood Stadium


July 26, 2014
NWSL SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming games

FC Kansas City returns home after a 1-1 draw with the Western New York Flash last Friday. Sky Blue FC had a 4-2 win over the Washington Spirit last Sunday.


July 26, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Red Stars, Dash in scoreless draw

LISLE, IL –The Chicago Red Stars played the Houston Dash to a 0-0 draw Saturday at Village of Lisle Benedictine University Sports Complex.


July 25, 2014
NWSL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming game

Two teams hoping to keep playoff chances alive meet on Saturday when the fifth place Chicago Red Stars and the eighth place Houston Dash meet. A win by the Red Stars would push them into fourth place.


July 25, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Breakers end skid with 4-2 win over WNY

ROCHESTER, NY.– Heather O'Reilly scored two goals and Lianne Sanderson and Jazmyne Reeves each added one as the Boston Breakers ended their three game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Western New York Flash at Sahlen's Stadium Friday night.


July 24, 2014
NWSL FRIDAY
A look at the upcoming game

These two teams meet for the second time this season, with the Flash winning to first contest on June 27, 2-1.


July 23, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Spirit, Thorns in 1-1 draw

BOYDS, Md. –Jodie Taylor scored in the 68th minute to give the Washington spirit a 1-1 tie with the Portland Thorns FC in a two-hour weather delayed match in front of 3,854 fans at the Maryland SoccerPlex Wednesday night.


July 22, 2014
NWSL WEDNESDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Portland Thorns FC begin a two-game road stretch with Wednesday's game.


July 20, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Reign clinch playoff spot

PORTLAND, Ore. – Christine Sinclair scored the first hat trick in club history to lead the Portland Thorns FC to a 6-3 win over the Boston Breakers in front of 14,383 fans at Providence Park on Sunday afternoon.


July 19, 2014
NWSL SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Sunday will be the second match between the Portland Thorns FC and the Boston Breakers. Currently the Thorns are in fourth place in the NWSL standings while the Breakers are in last.


July 18, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Flash, KC play to draw

ROCHESTER, NY--The Western New York Flash and FC Kansas City played to a 1-1 draw in front of 2,916 fans at Sahlen’s Stadium on Friday night. Both goals came within a five-minute span in the first half with WNY’s Samantha Kerr notching her seventh goal of the season, a team high for the Flash.


July 17, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Spirit tie Dash 1-1, Thorns-Red Stars draw again

HOUSTON —Rookie defender Marissa Diggs scored a late goal to lift the Houston Dash to a 1-1- draw with the Washington Spirit at BBVA Compass Stadium Thursday night.


July 17, 2014
NWSL FRIDAY
A look at the upcoming game

Western New York is coming off a 1-0 loss to the Washington Spirit. It was just the third time this season the Flash has been shutout.


July 16, 2014
NWSL THURSDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Portland travels to Chicago to take on the Red Stars for the third time this month.


July 13, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns thrash FC Kansas City 7-1

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Thorns FC received braces from midfielders Allie Long and Verónica Boquete while setting a National Women’s Soccer League record for most goals in a single game in a 7-1 victory against FC Kansas City before 9,672 fans at Providence Park on Sunday afternoon.


July 12, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Reign fall for first time, 1-0 to Chicago

ROCHESTER, NY---Diana Matheson scored the only goal as the Washington Spirit kept their playoff hopes alive with a 1-0 win over the Western New York Flash at Sahlen's Stadium Saturday night.


July 11, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Kealia Ohai braces Dash in 2-1 win

HOUSTON — Kealia Ohai scored both goals to give the Houston Dash a 2-1 comeback win over the Boston Breakers at BBVA Compass Stadium Friday night.


July 11, 2014
NWSL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Western New York is coming off a 4-1 victory against the Houston Dash, in what was its first ever win against the expansion side. Samantha Kerr had a goal and an assist in the game.


July 11, 2014
NWSL INFORMER
Waldrum to coach Soca Princesses

Houston Dash head coach Randy Waldrum has accepted the head coaching position of the Trinidad and Tobago women’s national team on a temporary and volunteer basis. Waldrum will continue in his current role with the Dash, and his new appointment is not expected to interfere with his club duties.


July 10, 2014
NWSL FRIDAY
A look at the upcoming game

The two bottom dwellers in the National Women’s Soccer League will square off on Friday night when the Breakers and the Dash meet for the second time this season. Houston won the first meeting between the two clubs, 3-2 on April 20.


July 9, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns, Red Stars play to another draw

LISLE, Ill.-- –An 86th minute penalty kick by Emily Van Egmond lifted the Chicago Red Stars to a 1-1- draw with the Portland Thorns FC Wednesday night.


July 8, 2014
NWSL WEDNESDAY
A look at the upcoming game

This is the second of three meeting between these two teams in a two week span. In the last meeting, Thorns FC led 2-0 at halftime, but conceded two goals in the final 15 minutes of a 2-2 draw on July 4 at Providence Park.


July 6, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Reign, FC KC extend streaks

PISCATAWAY, N.J. --Sarah Hagen scored two goals leading FC Kansas City to a 5-0 win over Sky Blue FC at Yurcak Field Sunday.


July 5, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Flash move up with win over Dash

HOUSTON--- Samantha Kerr had a goal and an assist to lead the Western New York Flash to a 4-1 win over the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium Saturday night.


July 5, 2014
NWSL SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming games

FC Kansas City enters Sunday's match in second place after a big 1-0 win over Portland Thorns FC last week. Sky Blue FC’s Wednesday match was postponed due to weather making their last game a scoreless tie with Seattle Reign FC.


July 4, 2014
NWSL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming game

Western New York is coming off a 2-1 loss at the hands of the league-leading Seattle Reign FC. Houston's last scheduled game, on the road against Sky Blue FC was postponed due to inclement weather.


July 4, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Red Stars come back to tie Thorns

PORTLAND, Ore –Christen Press scored two goals to lead a second half come-from-behind charge, that gave the Chicago Red Stars a 2-2- draw against the Portland Thorns FC a in front of 13,084 at Providence Park Friday.


July 3, 2014
NWSL FRIDAY
A look at the upcoming game

The Red Stars are making their only trip of the year to Portland where they’ll meet the Thorns FC for the first time this season, and first of three encounters over the next 3 weeks.


July 1, 2014
NWSL WEDNESDAY
A look at the upcoming games

The Boston Breakers continue on their seven-away game stretch as they look to move out of the league cellar.


June 28, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Reign keep streak, blanked 0-0 by Sky Blue

HOUSTON —Jodie Taylor scored the only goal of the game to give the Washington Spirit a 1-0 win over the Houston Dash at in front of 4,050 BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday night.


June 27, 2014
NWSL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

This is the second game in four days for the Thorns, who lost to Sky Blue FC 2-1 on Wednesday night. The Blues hope to continue the 7 game undefeated streak as they come off a 1-0 win over the Chicago Red Stars.


June 27, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Lloyd brace leads Flash

ROCHESTER, NY – Carli Lloyd scored two goals to lead the Western New York Flash to a 2-1 win over the Boston Breakers on Friday night at Sahlen’s Stadium.


June 26, 2014
NWSL FRIDAY
A look at the upcoming game

Coming off their first draw of the season, the Boston Breakers are looking for their first road win of the season in their second of seven successive away games.


June 26, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Sky Blue tops Thorns 2-1

PORTLAND, Ore. - Sky Blue FC earned its third win of the season after defeating Portland Thorns FC, 2-1, on a rainy Wednesday night at Providence Park.


June 22, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Reign extend streak to 13

ROCHESTER NY--- Seattle Reign FC (11-0-2, 35 pts) remain undefeated following a 2-1 victory over the Western New York Flash (5-7-2, 17 pts) on Sunday, June 22 at Sahlen’s Stadium.


June 21, 2014
NWSL SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Seattle Reign FC will try to extend its unbeaten streak to a league-record 13 games on Sunday as they take on the Western New York Flash .


June 21, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns explode for 6-1 win, Blues extend streak

KANSAS CITY, MO. - Jen Buczkowski scored the lone goal to give FC Kansas City a 1-0 win over the Chicago Red Stars at Dunwood Stadium Saturday night. The win extends the Blues unbeaten streak to seven games, including five straight wins.


June 21, 2014
NWSL INFORMER
Following arrest, Hope Solo to miss Reign game

Just days after tying the all-time U.S. Women's National Team record for career shutouts, goalkeeper Hope Solo may find herself with another kind of record.


June 20, 2014
NWSL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

The Washington Spirit get a chance to redeem themselves this Saturday evening against the Portland Thorns. The Spirit were defeated by the Thorns last Sunday 2-0 at the end of a lengthy, four-match road trip.


June 19, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Reign extend streak to 12 games

ALSTON, Mass.---Beverly Goebel and Keeling Winters scored first half goals to lead the Seattle Reign FC to a 2-0 win over the Boston Breakers at Harvard Stadium Thursday night.


June 18, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Early, late strikes give Flash 2-0 win over Red Stars

ROCHESTER, NY – Brittany Taylor scored in the 2nd minute and Sam Kerr in the 91st, giving the Western New York Flash a 2-0 win over the Chicago Red Stars at Sahlen's Stadium Wednesday night.


June 18, 2014
NWSL THURSDAY
A look at the upcoming game

Seattle Reign FC will try to extend its unbeaten streak to a league-record 12 games on Thursday s they take on the Boston Breakers.


June 18, 2014
NWSL WEDNESDAY
A look at the upcoming game

The Red Stars and Flash will be meeting for the first time since the season opener, where the Red Stars squeaked out a 1-0 victory on April 19.


June 15, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Veronica Boquette gets her first in Thorns win

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Thorns FC registered a season-high 22 shots as forward Jessica McDonald and midfielder Verónica Boquete each tallied a goal in a 2-0 win against the Washington Spirit in front of 10,056 fans at Providence Park on Sunday afternoon.


June 14, 2014
NWSL SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Sky Blue enter Sunday's game looking to end a three game losing streak. Most recently, Sky Blue was defeated by the Houston Dash, 3-0, on June 8 at Yurcak Field


June 14, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
KC ends Dash streak with late goal

HOUSTON —A stoppage time goal by Frances Silva gave FC Kansas City a 2-1 win over the Houston Dash at BBVA Compass Stadium Saturday night.


June 13, 2014
NWSL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming game

The suddenly surging Houston Dash are looking for their fourth straight win, having beaten the Western New York Flash 2-1 on Wednesday for their first ever home victory.


June 11, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Dash win third straight

HOUSTON--The Houston Dash got their first-ever win at BBVA Compass Stadium and stretched their winning streak to three games with a 2-1 win over the Western New York Flash on a warm Wednesday night.


June 11, 2014
NWSL INFORMER
Ten get Canada call; Little's back-to-back honors

Western New York Flash forward Samantha Kerr has been voted the National Women's Soccer League Player of the Week by the media for Week 9 of the 2014 NWSL season.


June 10, 2014
NWSL WEDNESDAY
A look at the upcoming games

This is the second meeting between the two teams in the last nine days, with the Spirit taking the last encounter 3-2. Washington is currently on a three game winning streak, while Boston has dropped its last two.


June 8, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Dash win again, 3-0 over Sky Blue

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Tiffany McCarty scored twice and goalkeeper Erin McLeod earned the team’s first shutout as the Houston Dash defeated Sky Blue FC 3-0 at Yurcak Field Sunday.


June 7, 2014
NWSL SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming game

Sky Blue FC and the Houston Dash currently sit near the bottom of the league table in the 7th and 8th place spots, respectively, and both struggling clubs are looking for their third wins of the season.


June 7, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Flash end skid, Reign still unbeaten

PORTLAND, Ore. – Samantha Kerr and Carli Lloyd each scored two goals and McCall Zerboni added another as the Western new York Flash ended a five game winless streak with a 5-0 win over the man-down Portland Thorns at Providence Park.


June 6, 2014
NWSL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

The Boston Breakers go in search of their first road win of the 2014 National Women's Soccer League season on Saturday, having lost 3-2 last week to Washington. They are trying to pull themselves out of the bottom of the table.


June 4, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Washington. Kansas City earn 1-0 wins

LISLE, Ill---Jodie Taylor scored her third goal in the last two games to give the Washington Spirit a 1-0 win over the Chicago Red Stars at the Village of Lisle – Benedictine University Sports Complex Wednesday night.


June 4, 2014
NWSL INFORMER
Morgan may make return, Wambach has a sprain

Alex Morgan could be making her return to the U.S. Women's National Team lineup in a pair of games against France. Morgan was selected to the 26 player roster by head coach Jill Ellis even though she has yet to play in an NWSL league game this season.


June 3, 2014
NWSL WEDNESDAY
A look at the upcoming games

The surging Washington Spirit suddenly find themselves in third place, just three points behind the Chicago Red Stars.


June 1, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Reign keep streak going with 3-1 win over Sky Blue

PISCTAWAY, NJ---Seattle Reign FC remain unbeaten following their 3-1 victory over Sky Blue FC on Sunday at Yurcak Field.


May 31, 2014
NWSL SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Seattle Reign FC will try to extend its unbeaten streak to ten games on Sunday, as they take on Sky Blue FC at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, N.J. Seattle will have a chance to tie the NWSL's unbeaten streak that was set by FC Kansas City during the 2013 season. FCKC did not suffer a loss for 10 consecutive games.


May 31,2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Dash comeback to top Flash 2-1

ROCHESTER, NY — The Houston Dash came from behind to defeat the Western New York Flash 2-1 at Sahlen’s Stadium Saturday night.


May 30, 2014
NWSL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming game

The Dash are coming off a 3-2 stoppage time loss to the Washington Spirit at Maryland SoccerPlex on Monday. The Flash are and coming off a 2-2 draw to league leaders Seattle Reign FC at home last Sunday.


May 28, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Breakers snap skid, Red Stars extend streak

ALLSTON, Mass. – Jazmine Reeves scored three goals leading the Boston Breakers to s 4-1 win over the man-down Portland Thorns in front of 1,556 fans at Harvard Stadium Wednesday night.


May 28, 2014
NWSL ON ESPN
League agrees to 1-year, 9-match package

CHICAGO - The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and ESPN have reached a one-year agreement to broadcast nine NWSL games this year.


May 27, 2014
NWSL WEDNESDAY
A look at the upcoming games

The Boston Breakers will play their fourth of five straight home games when they play the Portland Thorns at Harvard Stadium Wednesday. Home field advantage has not helped the Breakers however, as they are still looking for their second win of the season, having lost their last four games.


May 26, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Late goal give Spirit 3-2 win over Dash

BOYDS, Md.---Christine Nairn scored three minutes into stoppage time to give the Washington Spirit a 3-2 win over the Houston Dynamo in front of 2,865 fans at the Maryland SoccerPlex Monday.


May 25, 2014
NWSL MONDAY
A look at the upcoming game

Two inconsistent teams meet in the lone Memorial Day game in the National Women’s Soccer League. The Spirit are in the midst of a bright spot in their season, having picked up points in back to back games.


May 25, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Flash end skid, but Reign stay unbeaten

SEATTLE – The Western New York Flash snapped a two-game losing streak, playing the Seattle Reign to a 2-2 draw in front of a season-high crowd of 4,018 at Memorial Stadium Sunday night.


May 24, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
O'Hara leads Sky blue over Thorns 1-0

PORTLAND, Ore. - Kelley O'Hara scored the only goal to lead Sky Blue FC to a 1-0 win over the Portland Thorns at Providence Park Saturday night.


May 24, 2014
NWSL SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming games

The Boston Breakers come into Sunday's game looking to break a three game losing streak. Two of those losses came in a span of three days last week to the Chicago Red Stars at Harvard Stadium.


May 23, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Red Stars extend streak to four straight

HOUSTON – Vanessa Di Bernardo, Alyssa Mautz, and Jen Hoy scored to lead the Chicago Red Stars to their fourth straight win, 3-1 over the Houston Dash Friday night at BBVA Compass Stadium.


May 23, 2014
NWSL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming game

Sky Blue FC is coming off a 3-3 tie against the Washington Spirit and will be looking to earn its second win of the season.


May 22, 2014
NWSL FRIDAY
A look at the upcoming game

The Chicago Red Stars are taking to the road again as they look to extend their current three-game win streak .


May 21, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
KC ends Reign winning streak with 1-1 tie

BOYDS, Md. – The Washington Spirit scored two late second half goals to come from behind for a 3-3 tie with Sky Blue FC at the Maryland SoccerPlex Wednesday night.


May 20, 2014
NWSL WEDNESDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Sky Blue FC and the Washington Spirit meet for the first time this season. Sky Blue FC is coming off its first bye week of the season and will strive to bounce back from the 2-0 loss against the Western NY Flash on May 11. The New Jersey squad is also in search of its second win of the season.


May 18, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Dash end losing streak, Breakers fall to Red Stars

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —The Houston Dash came from behind twice Sunday evening to earn a 2-2 draw on the road against FC Kansas City, ending a four-game losing streak.


May 17, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Taylor brace lifts Spirit 3-2 over Flash

BOYDS, MD – Jodie Taylor scored two goals in a seven minute span to lead the Washington Spirit to a 3-2 win over the Western New York Flash at the Maryland SoccerPlex Saturday night.


May 16, 2014
NWSL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming game

The Western New York Flash will look to add to its two-game winning-streak following a 2-0 win over visiting Sky Blue FC last Sunday. Forward Abby Wambach recorded both goals for the Flash.


May 15, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Red Stars come back for 3-1 win over Boston

ALLSTON, Mass.---The Chicago Red Stars scored three goals right around halftime to take a 3-1 come from behind win over the Boston Breakers at Harvard Stadium Thursday.


May 14, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Wins for Portland and Seattle

PORTLAND, Ore. – Goalkeeper Nadine Angerer made a season-high seven saves, including a key stop on Kaylyn Kyle’s second-half penalty kick, and forward Jessica McDonald netted the game-winning goal for Portland Thorns FC in a 1-0 victory over the Houston Dash in front of 3,931 fans at BBVA Compass Stadium on Wednesday night.


May 13, 2014
NWSL WEDNESDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Wednesday's match marks the second of three regular-season meetings between Portland and Houston in 2014 as Thorns FC travel to face the Dash for the second time in six matches to start the 2014 NWSL season.


May 11, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
A-Rod, Wambach lead with braces

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. international striker Abby Wambach scored twice in the second half to lead the Western New York Flash to a 2-0 victory over Sky Blue FC at Sahlen's Stadium Sunday afternoon.


May 10, 2014
NWSL SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Entering the matchup with a record of 2-1-1, the Flash will look to remain undefeated at home this season. In its most recent game, the Flash captured its first Rochester win against FC Kansas City behind goals from Samantha Kerr and Jasmyne Spencer.


May 10, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Reign snaps Portland streak with 1-0 win

PORTLAND, Ore. – Kim Little scored her league-leading fifth goal of the season in the 89th minute to lead the Seattle Reign to a 1-0 win over the Portland Thorns in front of 14,182 fans at Providence Park on Saturday.


May 9, 2014
NWSL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming game

The only remaining undefeated teams in the National Women’s Soccer League, Portland and Seattle, square off Saturday in the first of three regular-season matches.


May 7, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Flash take first at home


PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Sky Blue FC took a first half lead, but gave up a spectacular second half goal and settled for a 1-1 tie with the Chicago Red Stars at Yurcak Field Wednesday night.


May 6, 2014
NWSL WEDNESDAY
At look at the upcoming games

FC Kansas City is fresh off a resounding 4-0 victory over the Houston Dash, and are looking to extend their winning streak to three games.


May 3, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
KC rolls over Dash, Thorns-Flash draw 1-1

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - A first half goal by Monica Ocampo gave Sky Blue FC a 1-0 win over the Boston Breakers at Yurcak Field Saturday night.


May 2, 2014
NWSL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Seattle Reign FC is looking for their second win of the season over the Washington Spirit.


April 30, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Kansas City earns first win, Reign stay perfect

KANSAS CITY, KS ----A ninth minute goal by Amy Rodriguez gave FC Kansas City a 1-0 win over the Chicago Red Stars Wednesday night at Verizon Wireless Stadium.


April 27, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Braces lead Reign, Breakers

SEATTLE — Kim Little scored two first half goals to lead the Seattle Reign to a 2-0 win over the Houston Dash Sunday night at Memorial Stadium.


April 26, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
McDonald leads late Thorn charge

PORTLAND, Oregon – Jessica McDonald scored twice in the final six minutes to lead the Portland Thorns to a 3-1 win over FC Kansas City in front of 14,124 at rain Providence Park Saturday night.


April 24, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Reign win second straight, 3-1, over Spirit

SEATTLE – The Seattle Reign defeated the Washington Sprit 3-1 Wednesday night at Memorial Stadium.


April 20, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Dash earn first ever win

BOSTON- Teresa Noyola scored two goals in the last ten minutes to give the Houston Dash the first win in franchise history, coming back to beat the Boston Breakers 3-2 in front of 2,018 fans at Harvard Stadium Sunday.


April 19, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Red Stars, Spirit pick up wins

BOYDS, Maryland – Diana Matheson scored two goals to lead the Washington Spirit to a 3-1 win over FC Kansas City Saturday at the Maryland SoccerPlex.


April 13, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Reign, Flash dominate in openers

SEATTLE--- Seattle Reign FC scoreless struck for two goals in the first nine minutes of the second half en route to a 3-0 win Sunday afternoon on Moda Pitch Field at Memorial Stadium.


April 12, 2014
NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns winners over Dash 1-0

KANSAS CITY, MO - Sky Blue FC got an early second half goal from Katy Freels to earn a 1-1 tie on the road against FC Kansas City at H. Durwood Stadium Saturday night.


January 17, 2014
NWSL DRAFT
Complete results

Complete results of the NWSL Draft, held January 17, 2014 at the Philadelphia Convention Center:


January 17, 2013
NWSL DRAFT
First Round Draft Selections

First round selections from the National Women’s Soccer League Draft held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in conjunction with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention.


January 9, 2014
FULL ORDER
NWSL Draft will be four rounds

CHICAGO - The National Women's Soccer League set the official order for the 2014 NWSL College Draft, which will take place on Friday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. (ET) at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention in Philadelphia.


January 8, 2014
PROTECTED LIST
NWSL teams prepare for expansion draft

The complete list of protected and unprotected players for the 2014 NWSL expansion draft:


January 6, 2014
STOCKING THE DASH
NWSL Expansion Draft on Friday

CHICAGO - The National Women's Soccer League Expansion Draft will be held on Friday, Jan. 10 at 11am ET via conference call. The Houston Dash will be able to select up to ten players from the expansion draft list of unprotected players.


January 3, 2014
50 ALLOCATED
NWSL Divides up National Team players

CHICAGO - The National Women's Soccer League has announced the official list of allocated players for the 2014 NWSL season. A total of 50 allocated National Team players will be participating in the upcoming season with 26 Americans, 16 Canadians and eight Mexicans.


December 12, 2013
HOUSTON WE HAVE A TEAM
NWSL adds first expansion franchise

HOUSTON –Houston has been awarded the first expansion franchise by the National Women's Soccer League. The new team, the Dash, becomes the league's ninth and will begin play in 2014, will be owned by the Houston Dynamo .


December 10, 2013
TAKING OVER A CHAMPION
Paul Riley named Portland Thorns coach

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Thorns FC named Paul Riley as the club’s head coach for the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League season. He takes over from Cindy Parlow Cone, who stepped down last week for personal reasons after leading the team to the Women's National Soccer League championship.


December 4, 2013
NWSL COLLEGE DRAFT
Set for January's NSCAA convention

The National Women's Soccer League will hold its college draft at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention in Philadelphia on Friday, Jan. 17.


August 31, 2013
A GAME OF THORNS
Gritty, 10-man Portland, overcomes disadvantage, bests Western NY to win 1st NWSL title

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- If there was a time to crack, this was it.

Clinging to a 1-0 lead, the Portland Thorns FC was forced to play the final 33 minutes a woman down and gutted out a victory, a 2-0 win, to best the Western New York Flash to earn the very first National Women's Soccer League championship on Saturday night.


August 31, 2013
FIRST CHAMPIONS
Portland bests Flash to capture NWSL crown, 2-

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Despite playing on the road and a man down for the final 34 minutes, the Portland Thorns FC secured the very first National Women's Soccer League championship, blanking the Western New York Flash, 2-0, at Sahlen's Stadium on Saturday night.


August 31, 2013
MORGAN'S AND HEATH'S HEALTH
Will 2 stars be ready to be a Thorn in the Flash's side?

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Will they or won't they?

Will U.S. internationals Alex Morgan and Tobin Heath be healthy enough to play if not start for the Portland Thorns FC against the Western New York Flash in the National Women's Soccer League championship game.


August 30, 2013
A FEW TICKETS TO PUNCH
Wambach wants to win NWSL title and find 65 tickets so her family can watch final

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- There was a lot of irony in Abby Wambach's words while she talked about Saturday's National Women's Soccer League final against the Portland Thorns FC.


August 24, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns, Flash advance to final

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Midfielder Allie Long scored the game-winning goal in the 103rd minute as Portland Thorns FC erased a two-goal deficit for a 3-2, overtime win against FC Kansas City in a National Women’s Soccer League playoff semifinal match before 4,016 fans at Shawnee Mission District Stadium on Saturday.


August 23, 2013
NWSL SATURDAY
Semifinal matchups

The first playoff game in NWSL history will be a rematch of the league's first game when FC Kansas City and the Thorns played to a 1-1 draw to kick off the inaugural NWSL season on April 13.


August 20, 2013
PLAYOFF TV SET
Fox Sports 2 to carry NWSL games

CHICAGO -The 2013 National Women’s Soccer League Playoffs will be carried on FOX Sports 2, starting with the semifinals on Saturday, August 24


August 18, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Flash finish season in first

The Western New York Flash have won the inaugural NWSL regular season title, finishing with 38 points after 22 games. The Flash end the year tied for first with FC Kansas City, however the Flash own the tiebreaker over the Blues to hold top of the table.


August 17, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Sinclair brace leads Thorns 2-1

TUKWILA, Wash. – Forward Christine Sinclair registered a brace to lead Portland Thorns FC to a come-from-behind, 2-1 win over Seattle Reign FC in the regular-season finale before a sellout crowd of 3,855 at Starfire Sports Complex on Saturday night.


August 10, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns, Flash go scoreless

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc made a season-high 10 saves, including five in each half, as Portland Thorns FC battled to a scoreless draw with the Western New York Flash before 7,606 fans at Sahlen's Stadium on Saturday.


August 7, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns clinch playoff spot

SOMERVILLE, Mass - The Boston Breakers scored two goals in a 15-minute span to come back and defeat the Portland Thorns FC, 2-1, in front of a sellout crowd of 3,012 at Dilboy Stadium Wednesday night.


August 4, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
FC Kansas City clinches playoff spot

PORTLAND, Ore.—FC Kansas City became the first team in the National Women’s Soccer League to clinch a playoff spot, defeating the Portland Thorns 3-2 in front of the largest crowd of the season, 17,619 at JELD-WEN Field Sunday.


August 3, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Seattle eliminated from playoff race

SOMERVILLE, Mass.- The Boston Breakers put the pressure on the Western New York Flash with an early two-goal lead, but a pair of second-half goals by the Flash ended the match in a 2-2 tie Saturday night at Dilboy Stadium


July 31, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Flash, Thorns roll to wins

PORTLAND, Ore.--- The Portland Thorns struck for to second half goals to come from behind and defeat Sky Blue FC 3-1 in front of 13,169 fans at JELD-WEN Stadium Wednesday night.


July 28, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Red Stars come back for 3-3- tie in Portland

PISCATAWAY, N.J. –Second half substitute Courtney Jones scored in the 76th minute to give FC Kansas City a 1-0 win over Sky Blue FC at Yurcak Field in a Sunday match that was delayed two hours by weather.


July 27, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Breakers rout Spirit 5-2

BOYDS, Md.--- The Boston Breakers got a goal each from Heather O’Reilly, Lianne Sanderson, Rhian Wilkinson, Mariah Nogueira, and captain Cat Whitehill to defeat the Washington Spirit, 5-2, Saturday night in front of 2,607 at the Maryland SoccerPlex.


July 25, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Reign routs Red Stars 4-1

TUKWILA, Wash.---Megan Rapinoe scored two goals and assisted on another, leading the Seattle Reign to a 4-1 win over the Chicago Red Stars at Starfire Stadium Thursday night.


July 24, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
FC Kansas City extends streak to eight games

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.---FC Kansa City expended its unbeaten streak to eight games with 3-0 win over the Boston Breakers in front of 5,024 fans at Verizon Wireless Field The Blues got goals from Courtney Jones and Merritt Mathias, plus an own goal off the foot of Boston Breakers defender Kia McNeill.


July 21, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Wambach, Morgan lead victories

ROCHESTER, NY - Abby Wambach assisted on two goals, leading the Western New York Flash to a 3-0 win over Sky Blue FC at Sahlen's Stadium Sunday afternoon.


July 20, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Kansas City extends streak to seven

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – FC Kansas City extended their undefeated streak to seven games by shutting out the visiting Seattle Reign 2-0. In front of 5,271 fans at Verizon Wireless Field, Lauren Holiday and Erika Tymrak chipped in goals past Seattle Reign goalkeeper, Hope Solo. Nicole Barnhart recorded her eighth clean-sheet of the season.


July 14, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns hold onto second; Reign unbeaten in six

PORTLAND, Ore. — Midfielder Meleana Shim scored her second goal of the season and goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc made five saves, including an 84th-minute stop on a penalty kick, as Portland Thorns FC made a quick comeback for a 1-1 draw against the Western New York Flash before a spirited crowd of 13,021 at JELD-WEN Field on Sunday afternoon.


July 13, 2013
NWSL ROUND UP
Sky Blue-Breakers scoreless

PISCATAWAY, NJ---The Boston Breakers and Sky Blue FC played to a 0-0 draw in front of 1,279 at Yurcak Field on Saturday.


July 11, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Reign extend unbeaten streak

TUKWILA, WA – A goal in the 82ndminute by Christine Nairn gave the Seattle Reign a 3-2 win over the Western New York Flash at Starfire Stadium Thursday. The win extended the Reign’s unbeaten streak to five games.


July 10, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Red Stars blank Spirit 2-0

BOYDS, MD – Adriana Leon had a goal and an assist and Ella Masar scored a goal to give the Chicago Red Stars a 2-0 win over the Washington Spirit at the Maryland SoccerPlex Wednesday night.


July 7, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Flash, Blues scoreless

OVERLAND PARK, Kan – The Western New York Flash and FC Kansas City played to a 0-0 tie in front of 5,031 at hot Shawnee Mission District Stadium Sunday.


July 6, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Sky Blue solidifies league lead

PORTLAND, Ore—Sydney Leroux scored two goals to give the Boston Breakers a 2-0 win over the Portland Timbers in front of 12,436 at JELD-WEN Field Saturday night.


July 4, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Red Stars stop Flash streak

LISLE, IL – Lori Chalupny scored the only goal to give the Chicago Red Stars a 1-0 win over the Western New York Flash on Thursday.


July 3, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Spirit snap scoreless skid in 1-1 tie with KC

SEATTLE, Wash.---- A goal by Sydney Leroux in the 63rd minute Wednesday night helped salvage a 1-1 tie with Seattle Reign FC at Starfire Stadium in Seattle. For Leroux, it was her eighth goal of the season, tying her for the league lead with FC Kansas City's Lauren Cheney.


June 30, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Lauren Cheney takes over scoring lead

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Midfielder Lauren Cheney tallied a strike from distance in the 10th minute and second-half substitute Merritt Mathias added a goal in the 71st minute as FC Kansas City defeated Portland Thorns FC 2-0 before 4,774 fans at Shawnee Mission District Stadium on Sunday afternoon.


June 29, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Reign win second straight

SEATTLE, Wash. – Christine Nairn set up two goals including the game winner and a late stoppage goal to help the Seattle Reign to a 3-1 win over the Chicago Red Stars Saturday night at the Starfire Stadium.


June 28, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Carli Lloyd, Abby Wambach lead WNY romp

ROCHESTER, NY---Carli Lloyd registered a hat trick and Abby Wambach assited on three goals as the Western New York Flash crushed the Washington Spirit 4-0 infront of 3,364 at Sahlen's Stadium


June 26, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Ocampo leads Sky Blue 2-2 comeback

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Monica Ocampo scored twice in the final seven minutes, including the equalizer with seconds remaining in injury time, to help Sky Blue FC salvage a 2-2 tie with FC Kansas City in a National Women's Soccer League match at Yurcak Field on Wednesday night.


June 23, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Cheney brace leads KC, Wambach nets equalizer for WNY

ROCHESTER, NY---Abby Wambach scored on a penalty kick to lift the Western New York Flash to a 1-1- draw with the Seattle Reign in front of a season-high 6,347 fans Sunday afternoon at Sahlen’s Stadium.


June 22, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
With 0-0 draw, Thorns, Sky Blue tied for league lead

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Sky Blue FC and Portland Thorns FC battled to a scoreless draw at Yurcak Field on Saturday night.


June 19, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Late goal gives Flash 2-2 tie with Red Stars

LISLE, Ill--Brittany Taylor scored in the 89th minute, lifting the Western New York Flash to a 2-2 tie with the Chicago Red Stars in front of an announced crowd of 790 at the Benedictine University Sports Complex


June 16, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns blank Reign 2-0, Red Stars top KC 3-1

PORTLAND, Ore. – Forward Danielle Foxhoven and midfielder Meleana Shim each scored goals in the second half to help guide Portland Thorns FC to a 2-0 win over Seattle Reign FC on Sunday before 13,802 fans at JELD-WEN Field.


June 15, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Flash blank Spirit 2-0

BOYDS, MD. ---First half goals by Veronica Perez and Vicki DiMartino gave the Western New York Flash a 2-0 win over the Washington Spirit in front of 4,469 fans Saturday night at the Maryland SoccerPlex.


June 13, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
FC KC blanks Chicago Red Stars 2-0

LISLE, Ill.--- Goals by as Casey Loyd and Courtney Jones gave FC Kansas City a 2-0 win over the Chicago Red Stars Thursday night.


June 13, 2013
NWSL ON TV
Fox Soccer to start airing games July 14

CHICAGO - The National Women's Soccer League announced the 2013 national TV schedule with FOX Sports Media Group to offer live coverage of nine matches, featuring six regular-season matches and all three playoff matches, which include the two semifinal games on August 24 and the championship game on August 31.


June 9, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
KC blanks Seattle 1-0

TUKWILA, Wash.—Erika Tymrak scored her second goal in as many games to give FC Kansas City a 1-0 win over the Seattle Reign at the Starfire Stadium Sunday night.


June 8, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Flash blank Sky Blue 3-0

PISCATAWAY, NJ---Abby Wambach and Samantha Kerr each had a goal and an assist at the Western New York Flash shutout Sky Blue FC 3-0 at Yurcak Field Saturay night.


June 7, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns nip FC Kansas City 4-3

PORTLAND, Ore. — Forward Alex Morgan tallied a brace and midfielder Courtney Wetzel recorded her first-career goal as Portland Thorns FC earned a 4-3 win over FC Kansas City before 10,886 at JELD-WEN Field on Thursday night.


June 5, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Flash comeback to tie Breakers 2-2

SOMERVILLE, Mass--A last-second goal by Jodi-Ann Robinson lifted the Western New York Flash into a 2-2 draw with the Boston Breakers Wednesday night at sold-out Dilboy Stadium.


June 1, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Red Stars get first win, 2-0 over Thorns

PORTLAND, Ore. — Midfielders Zakiya Bywaters and Jackie Santacaterina scored on either side of halftime as the Chicago Red Stars defeated Portland Thorns FC 2-0 before 12,446 fans at JELD-WEN Field on Saturday.


May 25, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Sinclair, Schmidt pks lead Sky Blue, Thorns

OVERLAND, Kansas - Canadian international Sophie Schmidt converted a penalty kick as Sky Blue FC handed FC Kansas City its first defeat at home, recording a 1-0 win in front of 4,186 at Shawnee Mission District Stadium Saturday night.


May 24, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Flash comeback to beat Red Stars 2-1

ROCHESTER, N.Y. --The Chicago Red Stars got on the scoreboard first, but Western New York Flash defender Brittany Taylor assisted on both goals as the home team took a 2-1 win in front of 3, 152 fans at Sahlen's Stadium Friday night.


May 18, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Breakers fall for first time, 2-0 to Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Kan.--- Goals by Mexican international Renae Cuellar and Lauren Cheney gave Kansas City FC a 2-0 win over the Boston Breakers Saturday night to FC Kansas City in front of 4,362 fans at Verizon Wireless Field.


May 17, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Spirit get first win, Sky Blue nips Thorns

TUKWILLA, Wash.---The Washington Spirit captured their first win of the season, defeating the Seattle Reign 4-1 at the Starfire Stadium Thursday night in front of 1,011 fans.


May 12, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns extend unbeaten streak to five

LISLE, Ill. --- Alex Morgan and Allie Long each found the net, as the Portland Thorns extended it season opening unbeaten streak to five games with a 2-0 win over the Chicago Red Stars at the Benedictine Sports Complex.


May 11, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Wambach brace leads Flash over KC

PISCATAWAY, N.J.---First half goals by Danesha Adams and Lisa DeVanna gave Sky Blue FC a 2-0 win over the Seattle Reign at Yurcak Field Saturday night.


May 8, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Late goals for Sky Blue-Red Stars in 1-1 draw

PISCATAWAY, N.J. –Late-game heroics were the order of the day, as the Chicago Red Stars tied Sky Blue FC 1-1 at Yurcak Field on the campus of Rutgers University Wednesday night.


May 4, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Alex Morgan gives Thorns another win

BOYDS, Md. – Forward Alex Morgan and midfielder Nikki Washington each tallied goals and goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc made six saves as Portland Thorns FC earned their third consecutive victory with a 2-1 win against the Washington Spirit on Saturday in front of a sell-out crowd of 5,011 fans at Maryland SoccerPlex.


May 1, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Abby Wambach nets Flash winner

ROCHESTER, NY---Abby Wambach came back from a head injury, made her home town debut for the Western New York Flash and scored the game winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Sky Blue FC at Sahlen's Stadium Wednesday night.


April 27, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Sky Blue, Thorns stay unbeaten

GERMANTOWN, Md.---Sky Blue FC got goals from defender CoCo Goodson and midfielder Sophie Schmidt to defeat the Washington Spirit 2-1 this evening at Washington's home stadium. Sky Blue FC is undefeated with a 2-0 record.


April 26, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
KC earns first win, 2-0 over Seattle

OVERLAND PARK, Kan– FC Kansas City earned its first win in franchise history and remains unbeaten after defeating the Seattle Reign FC 2-0. A crowd of 4,064 braved the rain and cool temperatures to see Lauren Cheney feed Sinead Farrelly and Renae Cuellar for the two goals.


April 21, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
16,479 see Thorns edge Reign 2-1

PORTLAND, Ore. – It seems Cascadia's soccer rivalry extends to the women's game as well as the men. A crowd of 16,479 crammed into JELD-WEN Field on Sunday to see the Portland Thorns defeat the Seattle Reign 2-1.


April 20, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Flash earn first point, tie Spirit 1-1

GERMANTOWN, Md.---The Washington Spirit managed to keep Western New York Flash forward Abby Wambach off the scoresheet, but they could not keep her from doing damage. Wambach set up an 85th minute goal by Sam Kerr, which the Spirit offset with a penalty kick two minutes later as the teams tie 1-1 at the Maryland SoccerPlex Saturday night.


April 18, 2013
WOMEN ON TV
Fox inks deal with NWSL

CHICAGO – It looks like the National Women’s Soccer League will get some of the TV exposure any fledgling sports property needs. The league and Fox Sports Media Group have reached a one-year deal to televise nine games from the NWSL’s inaugural season.


April 14, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
Sky Blue the only weekend winner

LISLE, Ill. – Lori Chalupny scored a 25th minute goal giving the Chicago Red Stars a 1-1 draw with the Seattle Reign in their inaugural game of the National Women’s Soccer League.


April 13, 2013
NWSL ROUNDUP
FC Kansas City, Portland Thorns draw 1-1 in opener

OVERLAND PARK, Kan – In front of a sell-out crowd of 6,784 fans at Shawnee Mission District Stadium, FC Kansas City and the Portland Thorns played to a 1-1 draw Saturday night.


March 20, 2013
NEW CBA
U.S. Soccer, WNTPA agreement allows U.S. internationals to start training with NWSL clubs

CHICAGO---U.S. Soccer on Wednesday announced, in conjunction with the Women’s National Team Players Association, that the sides have agreed to the material terms of a new collective bargaining agreement through 2016.


February 12, 2013
THE KICKOFF
Portland to start NWSL season at KC April 13

CHICAGO -- The National Women's Soccer League on Tuesday unveiled the schedule for the inaugural season, which kicks off on Saturday, April 13 when U.S. international striker Alex Morgan and the Portland Thorns FC visit FC Kansas City.


February 7, 2013
SUPPLEMENTAL DRAFT
NWSL teams select more players

CHICAGO---National Women's Soccer League teams continued to build their rosters with the league's Supplemental Draft held via conference call on Thursday. In all, 45 players were selected in the six-round draft, as three clubs chose to pass in the final round.


February 1, 2013
BREAKING WITH BOSTON
Osborne signs with Red Stars

CHICAGO---Former Boston Breakers midfielder Lesli Osborne has decided to return to her Midwestern roots to sign with the Chicago Red Stars.


February 1, 2013
NWSL SUPPLEMENTAL DRAFT
Boston Breakers to pick third

CHICAGO - The National Women's Soccer League has released the order for the Supplemental Draft set to take place on Feb. 7. The Supplemental Draft will consist of six rounds and will be held via conference call.


January 31, 2013
SUPPLEMENTAL DRAFT
NWSL teams will add more players

CHICAGO - The National Women's Soccer League clubs will continue to build their rosters in preparation for the inaugural season through a Supplemental Draft that will be held on Feb. 7.


January 25, 2013
SIGNING PERIOD BEGINS
NWSL teams can add four more players

CHICAGO - The National Women's Soccer League clubs will continue to build their rosters with a signing period running until Jan. 31 in which each team can sign four additional players.


January 18, 2013
NWSL DRAFT
All the picks



January 18, 2013
NWSL DRAFT
First Round selections



January 16, 2013
NWSL DRAFT
Order set, Breakers pick fifth

INDIANAPOLIS – The National Women’s Soccer League announced today the order for the league’s inaugural college draft, which will take place on Friday, Jan. 18, at 9 a.m. ET at the Indianapolis Convention Center.


January 11, 2013
BALANCING ACT
NWSL balances team, player needs in allocating national teamers

Friday's allocation of 55 players to the teams in the National Women's Soccer League was just the first step in the process of stocking the new league's eight teams, but one that was perhaps fraught with more twists and turns in the process than conducting a draft.


January 11, 2013
ON THEIR WAY
NWSL allocates national teamers

CHICAGO - The National Women's Soccer League has allocated 55 national team players from the US, Canada and Mexico to its eight teams in advance of the 2013 season. The list included 23 Americans, 16 Canadians and 16 Mexicans.


January 9, 2013
ALLOCATION LIST
55 international players to be allocated to NWSL teams

CHICAGO - The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) has announced the list of 55 U.S., Canadian and Mexican National Team players that will be allocated to the eight clubs.


December 21, 2012
DRAFT SET
NWSL will select college players during NSCAA convention

CHICAGO - The first National Women's Soccer League College Draft will take place on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at the NSCAA Convention in Indianapolis.


December 16, 2012
THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM?
Players, Sermanni hoping for the best from new pro league

BOCA RATON, Fla.--US Soccer’s Saturday night announcement of the name and logo for the nation’s third women’s professional league in 12 years drew cautiously optimistic reviews from both national team players and incoming coach Tom Sermanni.


December 15, 2012
NAME GAME
New women’s league will be NWSL

CHICAGO - The new eight-team women's soccer league will be called the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).


November 29, 2012
RUNNING THE SHOW
Bailey named executive director of new women's league

CHICAGO -- Cheryl Bailey on Thursday was named the executive director for the new U.S. Soccer-led women's soccer league that will begin play in next spring.


November 21, 2012
NEW WOMEN'S LEAGUE
Source: Sky Blue, KC, Chicago, Portland, Seattle, Boston, WNY, D.C. will be part of the league

U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati on Wednesday is expected to announce the eight teams that will be part of the new national women's soccer league.


November 20, 2012
MOVING FORWARD
Gulati to talk about the new women's soccer league

U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati will speak on the status of a new women's league on a conference call on Wednesday.


October 8, 2012
NEW WOMEN'S LEAGUE
Gulati says 2013 launch possible

Talks on a new women's professional league have progressed to the point where it is possible a new circuit, with the backing of U.S. Soccer and under the management of the United Soccer Leagues, could kick off in 2013, according to U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati.


August 9, 2012
TRYING AGAIN
Another Women’s Pro League on the horizon

CHICAGO - After the failure of two women’s professional soccer leagues, another group apparently is ready to take the plunge, with four teams announcing the formation of a new professional women’s soccer league that will start play in the spring of 2013.


   
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