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USWNT Forward, Alyssa Thompson Is Playing at El Sadar Stadium in Pamplona, Spain And Is First in the 2023 NWSL Mock Draft
Connor Marshall - Jan 10, 2023

This Thursday will see the NWSL Draft return to an in-person event in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Unlike its male counterpart in MLS, the NWSL Draft sees almost immediate impact from the top picks. Players like US Women’s Player of the Year Sophia Smith and San Diego’s rookie standout, Naomi Girma, are just […]


Portland Thorns Forward, Christine Sinclair, has Re-signed for One More Year in the First NWSL Free Agency Period
Connor Marshall - Nov 20, 2022

Tuesday saw the beginning of the first-ever NWSL free agency period. Those who have played six or more years can now renegotiate or sign with other clubs if their contracts are expiring or have option years in their contract. So far it has been slightly tame in the number of signings to start. But if […]

Salt Lake City is One of the Potential NWSL Expansion Bids as Mallory Weber Played in the Last Year of the Utah Royals FC's Existence Two Years Ago
Connor Marshall - Nov 9, 2022

Friday saw the deadline two make bids for NWSL expansion in 2024. Commissioner Jessica Berman said that she expects to select two bids by the end of 2022. While some bids are from independent ownership groups, many are attached to Major League Soccer franchises. Here is a list of the strongest potential NWSL expansion bids […]

2022 NWSL Championship Preview
Connor Marshall - Oct 28, 2022

PREVIEW – On Saturday the 2022 NWSL season will conclude with a Championship match in Washington DC. When the Portland Thorns and Kansas City Current meet at Audi Field it will mark the end of a season of many highs and lows both on and off the pitch. Regardless of the outcome, this weekend’s match […]

North Carolina Courage Defender, Carson Pickett, Is Part of the 2022 NWSL Award Predictions
Connor Marshall - Oct 22, 2022

On October 14, the finalists for the NWSL awards were announced. Five awards will be given to the best performers on the field and the sidelines from the 2022 regular season. The following are my 2022 NWSL award predictions. MVP 👏 MVP 👏 MVP 👏 Meet your 2022 Nominees! pic.twitter.com/Dkkfb60pzZ — National Women’s Soccer League […]

Chicago Red Stars Forward Mallory Pugh Will Be in the NWSL Opening Round Preview in Two Days
Connor Marshall - Oct 14, 2022

The past two weeks have been some of the most eventful in NWSL history. After the conclusion of the regular season play came the release of the Sally Yates report. The former Attorney General’s findings showed the darkest side of the sport and lead to the firing and resignations of many coaches and executives. Many […]

NWSL Sally Yates Investigation
Connor Marshall - Oct 7, 2022

We are a little over a week from the start of the NWSL playoffs. In any other circumstance this would be an exciting occasion. By October’s end we will crown a new champion in one of the most talented leagues in the world. However, as many of you are probably aware of those are not […]

The Portland Thorns FC celebrates Taylor Porter's goal as Portland maintains first place heading into the playoff scenarios in NWSL with the final regular season weekend coming up
Connor Marshall - Sep 28, 2022

This weekend will see the final matches of the regular season in NWSL. So far, four teams have clinched playoff spots, Four have been eliminated and four have yet to decide their fate. Along with the battle for making the playoffs is who will top the table and win the NWSL Shield. As well as […]

San Diego Wave FC player, Alex Morgan, dribbles the ball on August 13, 2022
Connor Marshall - Sep 24, 2022

Next week sees the release of EA Sports’ annual FIFA series with FIFA 23. This is set to be the final installment under the FIFA name. With that in mind, EA Sports is going all out this year. Not just with new features to the men’s teams, but also with the female players in the […]

San Diego Wave FC fans marching as Snapdragon Stadium will break NWSL attendance record tomorrow
Connor Marshall - Sep 16, 2022

NWSL’s newest California expansion teams meet Saturday with a little over two weeks left in the season, but the match between the San Diego Wave and Angel City FC has already made history. San Diego will be debuting their new home at Snapdragon Stadium. In the process, the Wave will break the NWSL attendance record […]

Washington Spirit forward Ashley Hatch's game-winning highlights Dramatic Weekend in NWSL
Connor Marshall - Sep 13, 2022

The NWSL season is winding down. Yet there are still many unanswered questions regarding who’s in and who’s out in the playoffs. A dramatic weekend in NWSL was highlighted by late goals. Including a rare matinee thriller on network television for a more casual national audience to take in. A Dramatic Weekend in NWSL Hopes […]

North Carolina Courage goalie Katelyn Rowland makes a save on March 30, 2022
Connor Marshall - Sep 5, 2022

HARRISON, NJ – There is less than one month left in the NWSL season. Those who will or won’t make the playoffs are starting to separate as the standings become more set in stone. This made a North Carolina late goal to defeat a last-place Gotham FC side all the more important. North Carolina Late […]

Houston Dash's Michelle Alozie scored one of two Stoppage-Time NWSL Goals on August 27, 2022
Connor Marshall - Aug 29, 2022

This weekend saw a full slate of matches in the NWSL. All 12 teams played in some hard-fought high-intensity matchups. These were highlighted by two stoppage-time NWSL goals that made for a dramatic and eventful weekend of soccer. Two Stoppage-Time NWSL Goals Happened This Past Weekend A-L-O-Z-I-E. Alozie. One more time. ALOZIE.#HoldItDown pic.twitter.com/1HYbV6Bj2I — Houston […]

The Courage upset first place Portland Thorns on Kelli Hubly's 50th NWSL game on August 23, 2022
Connor Marshall - Aug 25, 2022

CARY, NC – Coming off a huge 4-0 win against Chicago Red Stars last week, North Carolina looked to keep that momentum going at WakeMed Soccer Park. They did that and more when the Courage upset first place Portland Thorns at home in Cary, North Carolina. Before Wednesday night, the Thorns were on an 11-match […]

kc current unbeaten streak
Connor Marshall - Aug 21, 2022

It was a shorter than normal weekend in NWSL. There were just four games played on Friday and Saturday after a midweek game on Wednesday between Houston and Gotham FC. However there was still plenty of scoring and a continuation of dominance two unbeaten streaks extended from both Kansas City and Orlando. NWSL Weekend Review: […]

Houston Dash head coach, Juan Carlos Amorós, celebrates goal as the Houston Dash defeat Gotham FC
Connor Marshall - Aug 18, 2022

HOUSTON, TX – Wednesday saw the Houston Dash, defeat Gotham FC at PNC Stadium. Last week saw Gotham FC part ways with head coach Scott Parkinson. Less than a year into his tenure as head coach, Robinson went 8-8-11 over 27 matches. Parkinson’s interim replacement is Hue Menzies. Menzies is known as the manager who […]



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Evan Curnew - Aug 18, 2022

As announced by Atletico Ottawa, the club has signed defender Karl Ouimette to a contract that runs until 2024. Ottawa joins six other CPL clubs to have announced a new player. Reigning CPL champions Forge FC have yet to announce a new player. Ouimette, now 30, has earned 18 senior appearances with Canada but has […]

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Matt Pollard, Editor - Aug 18, 2022

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? On this episode of Last Word Soccer Club Radio, Matt, Rachael, and Ed get together to talk all things U.S. Soccer exodus. We discuss Earnie Stewart and Brian McBride leaving their roles and what comes next as we still don’t have a head coach and Gregg Berhalter is still under […]

Los Angeles Galaxy Forward Raheem Edwards Is Being Defended by Toronto FC’s Chris Mavinga on August 31, 2022
Rob Jalón - Aug 18, 2022

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Atletico Ottawa vs York United as CPL Enters a New Era as Defending Regular Season Champions
Evan Curnew - Aug 18, 2022

The Canadian Premier League has announced a full schedule release for the 2023 season which is the league’s 5th season anniversary. In addition to a full schedule release, the league has also confirmed multiple changes to the regular season. It will be CPL Commissioner Mark Noonan’s first full season in charge after he took over mid-way […]

CanMNT Head Coach John Herdman Looks On At Al Thumama Stadium
Uttiyo Sarkar - Aug 18, 2022

The Canada men’s soccer team head coach, John Herdman, has confirmed that he will stay on as the team’s head coach after guiding them through the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The English coach aspires to take the Canadian side to the 2026 World Cup and has even rejected offers from other national sides to stay […]