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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 […]


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: […]

NWSL Weekend Recap Rapinoe
Connor Marshall - Aug 15, 2022

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 […]

NWSL Weekend Review: Portland Thorns forward Sophia Smith scores two goals at Providence Park on August 5, 2022
Connor Marshall - Aug 8, 2022

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 […]

Tobin Heath NWSL is back
Connor Marshall - Aug 1, 2022

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 […]

NWSL national anthem
RJ Allen - May 6, 2021

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 […]

NWSL quarterfinals
Matt Pollard, Editor - Jul 19, 2020

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 NWSL Thorns

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.

North Carolina Courage -- Lynn Williams

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.

nwsl challenge cup
Matt Pollard, Editor - May 29, 2020

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 […]

NWSL Draft Sophia Smith

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 NWSL

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.

MLS Cup Conference Finals
Matt Pollard, Editor - Oct 28, 2019

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.  […]

NWSL Championship

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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Evan Curnew - Oct 27, 2019

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 - Oct 27, 2019

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 - Oct 27, 2019

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Atletico Ottawa vs York United as CPL Enters a New Era as Defending Regular Season Champions
Evan Curnew - Oct 27, 2019

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 - Oct 27, 2019

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 […]