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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 […]


Christine Sinclair

Learn about Christine Sinclair and her journey to Portland Thorns FC. She has found success wherever she played at including FC Gold Pride.

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

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Becky Sauerbrunn trade

Becky Sauerbrunn is leaving the Utah Royals and heading up the Pacific Northwest, as the official trade was announced today. The Equalizer first reported the news last week.

NWSL

Jodie Taylor and Estelle Johnson are two veteran players that have each re-signed with their respective clubs before the 2020 season. See what else happened in the NWSL this week.

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.

Andressinha NWSL

Andressinha is leaving the NWSL and the Portland Thorns for more playing time in Brazil, while Katie Stengel heads to yet another new club.

Raquel Rodríguez NWSL

Sky Blue FC jumped into the trading frenzy on Wednesday by sending Raquel Rodríguez to Portland, while the Thorns sent Margaret Purce to New Jersey, along with a 2021 NWSL College Draft pick.

Emily Sonnett

The Orlando Pride made a splash with their own NWSL offseason news, trading for Emily Sonnett and the rights to Caitlin Foord. Meanwhile, the Portland Thorns get the No. 1 pick in next week’s NWSL College Draft.

MLS Playoffs Preview

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? This week on Last Word SC, Rachael joins Matt again for a full MLS Playoff preview. We start off with some rants about the state of the United States Men’s National Team and the embarrassing loss to Canada this week. The due breaks down every MLS Cup Playoff game this […]

NWSL playoffs
Shannon Torres - Oct 12, 2019

Shannon Torres gives her NWSL playoff predictions, including a potential upset for the North Carolina Courage and which goalkeeper to keep an eye on.

Reign FC Balcer

Reign FC forced their way into the NWSL playoffs after battling injuries and doubts all season. Meanwhile, Chicago will join North Carolina in hosting one of the NWSL semifinals.

Courage beat Thorns

The North Carolina Courage are back on top in the NWSL, after a huge 6-0 victory over the Portland Thorns. Also, the Chicago Red Stars earn three points on the road in Orlando.

NWSL Megan Rapinoe

Despite all of her international accolades, Megan Rapinoe has not stepped on the pitch once for Reign FC this year. However, that changed on Saturday night.

NWSL Portland Thorns record

Portland broke an NWSL record, smashing it with all the fans at Providence Park. Meanwhile, the Chicago Red Stars picked up their fifth-straight win, tying a club record.



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