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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
Soccer News Net s 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.
January 15, 2016 NWSL DRAFT
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.