North Carolina Courage
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 […]
2022 NWSL Award Predictions
Oct 22, 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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
This past Wednesday, the Portland Thorns defeated the Washington Spirit 2-1. This means that the weekend is NWSL was one match short of a full weekend. That doesn’t mean however that it was not packed full of five diverse and entertaining battles. Let’s get this NWSL weekend recap started. NWSL Weekend Recap Rapinoe Brace and […]
After last week’s return to league action, the teams of the NWSL were able to get rid of any rust that may have lingered from the international break. Both Friday and Saturday saw drama-filled matchups and standing shakeups throughout the league table in this week’s NWSL Weekend Review. NWSL Weekend Review and a New Number […]
After a 12 day break for international duty, the National Women’s Soccer League has returned. There is a little over two months until the regular season is over. Of the 12 teams in NWSL, six make it into the playoffs. It’s shaping up to be a wild final two months. If this past weekend is […]
EDITORIAL – The NWSL has a problem. Well, the NWSL has a lot of problems but the one I’m talking about today is completely within their control to fix. The NWSL makes the choice to play the national anthem before every match and they need to stop. NWSL National Anthem Issue: A Picture of a Standing Player […]
PODCAST – What’s up internet? Matt Pollard returns to join Daniel Sperry and Rachael Kriger to discuss the shocking NWSL Quarterfinals matchups, and the second group stage matches of the MLS is Back Tournament. They make predictions on the NWSL semi-finals and the key final round of group matches for the MLS is Back tournament. […]
Britt Eckerstrom stepped in-between the sticks today for the Portland Thorns, and it paid off. The goalkeeper had a massive day in a stunning Thorns victory over the North Carolina Courage.
The North Carolina Courage opened up the NWSL Challenge Cup with a victory against their rival: the Portland Thorns. Also, all players took a knee to begin, in a move expressing solidarity with Black Lives Matter.
PODCAST – What’s up internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, we talk all things NWSL Challenge Cup. The NWSL will be the first soccer league in the United States or Canada to resume play with the COVID-19 pandemic. LWSC Radio: NWSL Challenge Cup Round Table Discussion Last Word SC Radio is a part […]
Sophia Smith was the No. 1 pick at the NWSL College Draft today, while a slew of trades saw Mallory Pugh get sent to Sky Blue FC. Rachael Kriger has all the coverage from the NWSL Draft.
McCall Zerboni, a longtime member of the North Carolina Courage, will call Sky Blue FC home now. Also, co-captain Sarah Killion is staying in New Jersey.
PODCAST – What’s up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, Rachael joins Matt off of attending the NWSL final. The two recap the MLS Cup Playoffs to date, recapping the Conference Semifinals from this past week. We look ahead to the MLS Cup Conference Finals from the perspective of all four teams remaining. […]
The North Carolina Courage are the NWSL Champions once again! The Courage put up four goals and notched a clean sheet over the Chicago Red Stars to hoist their second-straight NWSL Championship title.
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EDITORIAL – John Herdman, the current CanMNT head coach, was able to take the team to the FIFA World Cup (men’s) for the first time in 36 years last year. Herdman became head coach of the CanMNT in 2018 and was able to change the culture of the team and the country in the men’s […]
PODCAST – Hello Rapids fans. Well this sucks. Holding The High Line recaps a bad game against Minnesota United, the Jack Price injury, and what it all means. We banter about Micheal Azira, Arsenal to the MLS ASG, and more. Also we preview the upcoming loss to Austin FC. Red had a sour throat and […]
This week marks the return of NWSL, the top flight of professional women’s soccer in the United States. The season kicks off March 25th at 2 pm ET when the North Carolina Courage takes on the Kansas City Current. With a mix of new and familiar faces to analyze for this upcoming year, here is […]
ANALYSIS – Dante Vanzeir’s first MLS goal sealed the Red Bulls first win of the season, a 2-1 comeback over the Columbus Crew Saturday night. Alexandru Matan opened the scoring after miscommunication from Carlos Coronel and Andres Reyes led to a simple finish into an empty net. New York turned up the pressure in the second […]
TORONTO, ON – Federico Bernardeschi delivered for Toronto FC as they earn their first win of the 2023 MLS season. It was also the most dominant game TFC played as the defence was compact and well-organized. It is also important to note though the performance of Bernardeschi and the Canadian MLS players. Federico Bernardeschi Was […]
Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Galaxy faced a battle on two fronts on Saturday, March 18. On the field, LA will feel vexed not to record their first win after a disallowed Dejan Joveljić goal meant the Galaxy’s home opener would end in a 1-1 tie against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Off the field, the […]
ANALYSIS – The Vancouver Whitecaps got just their second point of the season on Saturday evening, drawing LA Galaxy in a very open stalemate. With the goal scoring once again falling on the defenders, the Whitecaps’ search for their first win continues. Three Takeaways: Whitecaps Feisty Draw Against Galaxy That header though🤌 Beauty free kick […]
After a tough result in LA, the New England Revolution bounced back on home soil. Nashville SC visited Gillette Stadium and one moment of brilliance separated the Eastern Conference rivals. Gustavo Bou paired smart movement with an electric finish and as a result, the Revs have nine points from four games. Gustavo Bou Opens His […]