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The light that beamed across the grass and empty stands as the sun began to set during the Reign’s Oct. 10 evening home match represented the history made by Madison Hammond. The NWSL rookie was making her first start in the Cascadia derby against the Portland Thorns FC, becoming the first Native American player to notch a start in the league.
Real Salt Lake and Utah Royals owner Dell Loy Hansen has come under criticism for comments he made on a radio show after RSL players decided not to take the field for a match to protest racial injustice.
The National Women's Soccer League's Challenge Cup tournament heads into the finals Sunday with its extensive precautions having held up in the face of rising COVID-19 cases nationwide.
Rookie Morgan Weaver scored in the 68th minute to send the Portland Thorns into the semifinals of the National Women's Soccer League's Challenge Cup with a surprising 1-0 upset victory over the two-time defending league champion North Carolina Courage on Friday.
Bethany Balcer scored in stoppage time and OL Reign defeated the Utah Royals 1-0 on Wednesday in the National Women's Soccer League's Challenge Cup tournament.
Bethany Balcer didn't come to the National Women's Soccer League by way of a powerhouse college program like North Carolina or Stanford. She didn't have a national team history and wasn't a draft pick. Balcer is soccer's version of a walk-on wonder, forging her own path to the OL Reign.
Rookie Tziarra King came off the bench and scored her first National Women’s Soccer League goal Tuesday to pull the Utah Royals into a 3-3 draw with the Houston Dash in the Challenge Cup tournament.
Lynn Williams scored in stoppage time and the North Carolina Courage defeated the Portland Thorns 2-1 in the opening game of the National Women's Soccer League's Challenge Cup tournament on Saturday.
The National Women’s Soccer League opens its Challenge Cup tournament Saturday and the pressure is on as it becomes the first professional team sports league to play in the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Little was ordinary about Morgan Weaver’s college career.
Only two parties weren’t utterly surprised when Morgan Weaver went No. 2 overall in the National Women’s Soccer League draft Jan. 15.
The Portland Thorns have acquired veteran U.S. national team defender Becky Sauerbrunn from the Utah Royals.
Weaver helped the Cougars reach the NCAA College Cup for the first time in program history last year. She had a goal in WSU’s 2-1 semifinal loss to North Carolina.
The National Women’s Soccer League announced rule changes Friday for the 2020 season that will increase player salaries and team salary caps, as well as add $300,000 per team in allocation money to attract and retain top players.
Sam Kerr says she is focused on leading the Chicago Red Stars to the NWSL title, not any lucrative offers from a European club that might be coming her way. What Kerr decides to do about her future could be a major test for the NWSL after it saw renewed interest in the wake of the United States’ championship in the Women’s World Cup. While the top Americans play in the NWSL, the loss of a foreign star like Kerr would be a blow to the league as it tries to grow in the coming years.
The National Women’s Soccer League is in the midst of its seventh season and has been more successful than any other attempt at a pro women’s league in the United States.
The Seattle Reign FC is relocating to Tacoma in time to play the 2019 season in a new home. The relocation is part of a larger partnership between the NWSL team, the Seattle Sounders of the MLS and the Tacoma Rainiers Triple-A baseball franchise. The Reign will share a stadium with the Sounders’ USL franchise, which has been rebranded as the Tacoma Defiance.
Jess McDonald scored two goals and the North Carolina Courage won the National Women’s Soccer League championship with a 3-0 victory over the Portland Thorns on Saturday. The victory was a bit of revenge for the Courage, who lost 1-0 to the Thorns in last year’s final.
Former Seattle Reign coach Laura Harvey has been named coach of the new Real Salt Lake-affiliated team in the National Women’s Soccer League.
One of the most successful teams in the National Women’s Soccer League no longer exists. The league announced Monday it had reacquired the membership interest to two-time champion FC Kansas City, effectively folding one of its inaugural clubs after five seasons. The club had been in financial trouble and its future in limbo for the last several months.