NATIONAL WOMEN'S SOCCER LEAGUE
| January 15, 2017
HOPING TO GET COURAGE
Riley says negotiations going well to coach North Carolina
Paul Riley is keeping his fingers crossed, hopeful that a deal will be worked out to continue coaching the National Women's Soccer League defending champions.
January 12, 2017
THREE FROM 'SC
Breakers, Sky Blue go for NCAA champs in first round
LOS ANGELES -- NCAA champion Southern Cal became the third school to have three players selected in the first round of the NWSL College Draft Thursday.
January 8, 2017
CATCH THE DRAFT
NWSL draft on Facebook, YouTube Thursday
The National Women's Soccer League will live stream its college Draft via Facebook and YouTube Thursday at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America convention in Los Angeles.
January 3, 2017
HER PATH IS CRYSTAL CLEAR
Dunn signs to play with Chelsea Ladies
Rockville Centre, N.Y. native Crystal Dunn became the second U.S. international to join a European team as she signed a contract to play for Chelsea Ladies FC Monday.
December 23, 2016
THE YEAR'S BEST -- NO. 8
Living the life of Riley: LI coach Paul Riley bags another national championship
Throughout his long and illustrious playing and coaching career, Paul Riley has won dozen of championships from State Cups in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association, in the old Northeast Super Soccer League and the Hellenic-American Soccer League, among others.
December 20, 2016
Alex Morgan skipping start of NWSL season to join Lyon
U.S. national team forward Alex Morgan will play for Olympique Lyonnaise in France, then return to the Orlando Pride for the second half of the NWSL season.
December 7, 2016
CAUGHT IN THE DRAFT
NWSL college draft set for LA Jan. 12
The National Women's Soccer League announced Wednesday the 2017 NWSL college draft will begin at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America convention in Los Angeles, Calif. on Jan. 12 at 3 p.m. ET.
November 3, 2016
CLOSER TO HOME
Chicago deals Katonah's Da Costa to Boston
Amanda Da Costa has gotten just a little bit close to her hometown.
October 9, 2016
GETTING THE CREDIT
Flash players tip their hats to coach Paul Riley
After the dust had settled at BBVA Stadium Sunday night, Western New York Flash players gave head coach Paul Riley plenty of credit for their National Women's Soccer League championship side.
October 9, 2016
THE BEST OF TIMES
Williams caps off a memorable week, game, season by producing under pressure and then some
What a game. What a week. What a season! Lynn HWilliams capped off a memorable game, week and season for the Western New York Flash in the National Women's Soccer League game against the Washington Spirit.
October 9, 2016
COMEBACK DRAMA QUEENS
Flash overcome late deficit, Spirit to win NWSL crown in a shootout; Riley wins 1st title
During the National Women's Soccer League regular season, the Western New York Flash forged a reputation as a team that wouldn't die. No deficit was safe with that side. On Sunday night, the Flash demonstrated why -- in spectacular fashion -- in the NWSL championship game.
October 9, 2016
Without superstars or U.S. internationals, Flash, Riley, Naimo have constructed one dangerous NWSL side
Just take a look at the top U.S. international players in the National Women's Soccer League. The Western New York Flash has none, yet it has reached the NWSL championship game.
October 8, 2016
HERE, THERE, EVERYWHERE
Flash coach Paul Riley has directed 9 ex-Albertson Fury players as teenagers who now perform in the NWSL
Just about every time you turn around in the National Women's Soccer League, there's a good chance you will find a former member of the Albertson Fury playing.
October 8, 2016
SHE MIGHT NOT BE DUNN QUITE YET
Flash coach Riley fears, respects his former player Crystal Dunn: ‘sometimes she is just unplayable’
He just might be the only coach who has stopped Crystal Dunn from scoring a goal any time he wanted. When he guided the Washington Spirit forward on the Albertson Fury years ago, Paul Riley could simply take her out of the lineup and stop the carnage.
October 7, 2016
Allie Long named to NWSL Best XI again; Emily Menges also selected; Dunn, Rampone on 2nd team
For the second year in a row, Northport, N.Y.'s Allie Long was named to the National Women's Soccer League Best XI. Portland Thorns teammate and defender Emily Menges, a Garden City, N.Y. also was chosen to the first team.
October 2, 2016
Flash advance to final with OT win over Thorns
PORTLAND, OR ---,Lynn Williams scored two goals in the first period of extra time to give the Western New York Flash a 4-3 win in an NWSL semi-final game played in front of 20,086 at Providence Park Sunday.
September 30, 2016
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 29, 2016
NOW, PLAYER OF THE MONTH
More NWSL honors for Allie Long
The honors just keep piling up for Northport, N.Y. native Allie Long.
September 27, 2016
Allie Long a finalist for NWSL MVP
Portland Thorns FC midfielder and Northport, N.Y. native Allie Long was named among five finalists for the National Women's Soccer League MVP, it was announced Tuesday.
September 27, 2016
Daly, Rodriguez named NWSL rookie of year finalists
Two players with ties to the metropolitan area -- the Houston Dash's Rachel Daly and Sky Blue FC's Raquel Rodriguez are among the three finalists for National Women's Soccer League rookie of the year, it was announced Tuesday.
September 27, 2016
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
NWSL honors Portland's Allie Long
Portland Thorns FC midfielder Allie Long was voted the National Women's Soccer League player of the week by the NWSL Media Association for Week 19 of the season, it was announced Tuesday.
September 25, 2016
Portland clinches NWSL Shield
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
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 11, 2016
Thorns clinch home-field advantage before 21,144
The Portland Thorns clinched a first-round home playoff match with a 3-2 victory over the Western New York Flash before a 21,144 sellout crowd at Providence Park Sunday night.
September 10, 2016
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
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
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
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 31, 2016
Lloyd, Houston dash by Breakers
The Houston Dash snapped the Boston Breakers’ two-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory before a 3,762 crowd at Jordan Field Wednesday night.
August 30, 2016
NO MORE SOCCER THIS YEAR
Hope Solo quits Reign for rest of NWSL season
Don't expect goalkeeper 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 28, 2016
Breakers blank FC Kansas City 2-0
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Boston Breakers took a 2-0 win over FC Kansas City, improving their winning streak to two games, at Swope Soccer Village Sunday night
August 27, 2016
Red Stars, Reign score 3-1 wins
SEATTLE--- Manon Melis scored two goals to lead the Seattle Reign to a 3-1 win over the Portland Thorns FC in front of 5,888 at Memorial Stadium Saturday.
August 26, 2016
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.
August 18, 2016
Nairn leads Spirit over Dash
HOUSTON – Christine Nairn scored two goals to lead the Washington Spirt to a 2-1 win over the Houston Dash at BBVA Compass Stadium.
August 11, 2016
A HAPPY CAMPER
Daly called into English national team again
After an impressive debut with the English National Team in June, former St. John's star forward Rachel Daly Thursday has been called into service by the Lionesses.
July 31, 2016
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
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 30, 2016
GOAL OF THE WEEK
NWSL honors ex-St. John's star Daly
Former St. John's University standout Rachel Daly was named winner of the National Women's Soccer League goal of the week.
July 23, 2016
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
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
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 15, 2016
NWSL bans Flash coach Paul Riley for one game
As if the Western New York Flash doesn't have enough problems after FrontierFieldGate and its small-sized soccer field at a baseball stadium, the National Women's Soccer League team learned that head coach Paul Riley was suspended by the league for one game.
July 10, 2016
Pride rally past Breakers in stoppage time
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Midfielder Kristen Edmonds converted two late goals to rally the Orlando Pride to a 2-1 win over the Boston Breakers at Camping World Stadium Sunday night.
July 9, 2016
Thorns drop first, Flash edges Reign
ROCHESTER, NY ---Abby Erceg had a pair of goals and an assist to lead the Western New York Flash to a 3-2 win over the Seattle Reign FC at Frontier Field.
July 2, 2016
Kawasumi brace leads Reign
BOYDS, Md. -- The Washington Spirit rallied in the second half for 2-0 win over FC Kansas City at the Maryland SoccerPlex Saturday night.
July 1, 2016
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
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 25, 2016
Sky Blue topples Spirit, Reign scoreless in KC
BOYDS, Md. – Raquel Rodriguez and Sam Kerr scored goals to lift Sky Blue to a 2-1 win over the Washington Spirit at the Maryland Soccerplex Saturday night.
June 24, 2016
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
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
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 19, 2016
KC Blanks Dash, Reign-Sky Blue go scoreless
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Sky Blue FC played Seattle Reign FC to a scoreless draw before 1,547 at Yurcak Field Sunday night.
June 18, 2016
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
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.
June 12, 2016
Reign end skid, Thorns stay unbeaten
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Christen Press scored in the 61st minute to lift the Chicago Red Stars to a 1--1 draw with the Portland Thorns at Toyota Park on Sunday.
June 11, 2016
KC, Sky Blue draw 1-1, Flash tops Pride 1-0
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Sky Blue FC and FC Kansas City to a 1-1 draw in a National Women's Soccer League game at Yurcak Field.
May 29, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Red Stars extend shutout streak
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
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.
May 7, 2016
Spirit, Thorns scoreless to stay unbeaten
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Sam Mewis scored in the 86th minute to give the Western New York Flash a 2-1 win over Sky Blue FC at Yurcak Field Saturday night.
May 1, 2016
Thorns, Reign, Red Stars all 1-0 winners
ALLSTON, Mass.---Dagny Brynjarsdottir scored on a second half header to give the Portland Thorns a 1-0 win before 3,698 at Jordan Field Sunday night.
April 29, 2016
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
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.
April 23, 2016
Orlando sets attendance record, Lloyd hurt
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Casey Short’s 28th-minute goal gave the Chicago Red Stars a 1-0 win over the Western New York Flash in their NWSL home opener at Toyota Park Saturday night.
April 19, 2016
Daly named NWSL player of the week
Not too shabby for a rookie playing in her first professional game. Houston Dash forward Rachel Daly was voted the National Women's Soccer League player of the week by the NWSL Media Association for Week 1 of the 2016 season, it was announced Tuesday.
April 17, 2016
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
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.
April 14, 2016
NWSL ON FOX
Three games, playoffs, to be televised
The National Women's Soccer League and FOX Sports announced a one-year agreement to telecast six NWSL games for the second consecutive season Thursday.
April 13, 2016
TAKING THE DASH
Rachel Daly signs with Houston
Three months after being taken as the sixth overall pick in the National Women's Soccer League college draft, Rachel Daly has signed a contract with the Houston Dash.
February 19, 2016
RILEY'S NEW WORLD
Paul Riley named Western New York Flash coach
Paul Riley has a new challenge -- and he doesn't have to go out of the state. Riley Friday was named the head coach of the Western New York Flash. He succeeds Aaran Lines, who is now vice president of the National Women's Soccer League club.
February 8, 2016
National team players set for NWSL teams
CHICAGO -- A total of 11 Canadian Women's National Team players have been allocated to NWSL teams, the league announced Monday.
January 15, 2016
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 15, 2016
HOUSTON, WE HAVE A STRIKER
Rachel Daly selected by Houston Dash as 6th overall pick in NWSL draft
Even when she wasn't on the soccer field, Rachel Daly continued to make history for the St. John's women's soccer program Friday. Daly became the first Red Storm player to be selected in the NWSL college draft as she was chosen by the Houston Dash as the sixth overall pick.
January 15, 2016
Portland Thorns select Emily Sonnett No. 1
As expected, the Portland Thorns made U.S. national team defender Emily Sonnett the first pick in the NWSL draft Friday.
January 8, 2016
Of next week's NWSL college player draft
Here is the latest order of the National Women's Soccer League college draft.
January 6, 2016
Galton, Daly lead a list of 17 area women eligible for next week's NWSL college draft
St. John's striker Rachel Daly and Hofstra forward Leah Galton head a list of 17 area players who are eligible for the 2016 National Women's Soccer League draft.
December 26, 2015
THE YEAR'S BEST NO. 5
Crystal Dunn's resilience proves her worth and then some for
If a soccer dictionary had a definition for resilient, then Crystal Dunn's photo would be next to it. Dunn proved to be one resilient woman, overcoming the utter disappointment of becoming of one of the final cuts of the U.S. Women's World Cup team. The former Albertson Fury player and Rockville Centre, N.Y. then rebounded to win the National Women's Soccer League scoring title and MVP before being recalled by the national team during its Victory Tour.
December 8, 2015
CALLING IT A CAREER
Red Stars' Lori Chalupny retires
After ending her national team career, Chicago Red Stars captain Lori Chalupny has decided to hang up her boots all together.
November 19, 2015
CAUGHT IN A DRAFT
NWSL draft set for NSCAA convention Jan. 15
The National Women's Soccer League will hold its college draft at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America convention in Baltimore on Friday, Jan. 15.
October 26, 2015
MAKING A LIST
NWSL protected, unprotected players for expansion draft
CHICAGO - The National Women's Soccer League announced the official list of protected and unprotected players ahead of the 2015 Expansion Draft on Monday, Nov. 2. The Orlando Pride will become the tenth club to join the NWSL when they begin play in 2016.
October 23, 2015
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 23, 2015
RULES AND PROCEDURES
To stock Orlando in NWSL expansion draft Nov. 2
The National Women's Soccer League Friday announced the procedures for its expansion draft, which is scheduled to be held on Monday, Nov. 2 at noon ET via conference call.
October 22, 2015
ONLY ONE SELECTED
Chicago takes Brittany Bock in NWSL waiver draft
CHICAGO - The Chicago Red Stars were the only team making a selection in the NWSL Waiver Wire, taking local product Brittany Bock.
October 21, 2015
Eight players available to NWSL teams
CHICAGO - Eight players are available on the Waiver Wire as part of the National Women's Soccer League Offseason Waiver Process.
October 20, 2015
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
NWSL to hold it next week
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
FC Kansas City repeat as NWSL champs
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 24, 2015
MVP Crystal Dunn youngest on NWSL selection
At 23, NWSL MVP Crystal Dunn is the youngest player on the National Women's Soccer League Best XI - 88 days younger than Red Stars defender Julie Johnston.
September 23, 2015
Washington's Crystal Dunn honored by NWSL
CHICAGO - Washington Spirit forward Crystal Dunn was voted the National Women's Soccer League Most Valuable Player for the 2015 NWSL season, the league announced Wednesday.
September 23, 2015
Paul Riley won't be back with Thorns
PORTLAND, Ore.---After a disappointing season that saw them finish out of the running for a playoff spot, the Portland Thorns FC announced Paul Riley will not return for a third season as head coach.
September 21, 2015
Becky Sauerbrunn honored by NWSL
FC Kansas City defender Becky Sauerbrunn was voted the National Women's Soccer League defender of the year.
September 18, 2015
Seattle's Laura Harvey named tops in NWSL
CHICAGO - Seattle Reign FC general manager and coach Laura Harvey was voted the National Women's Soccer League Coach of the Year for the 2015 NWSL season, the league announced Friday.
September 16, 2015
BETOS IS THE BEST
Thorns netminder is NWSL 'keeper of the year
Portland Thorns FC goalkeeper Michelle Betos has been named the National Women's Soccer League goalkeeper of the year.
September 14, 2015
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Chicago's Danielle Colaprico earns NWSL honor
CHICAGO – Chicago Red Stars midfielder Danielle Colaprico has been voted the National Women's Soccer League Rookie of the Year in a vote by fans owners, general managers, coaches, players and the media.
September 13, 2015
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
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 11, 2015
NWSL looking where no previous league has gone
As it goes into its semifinals this weekend, the National Women's Soccer League is anxiously looking forward to something none of its two predecessors had, a fourth season.
September 7, 2015
THE 15 GOALS
A list of Crystal Dunn's goals this season
This is a list of the 15 goals that Crystal Dunn scored for the Washington Spirit en route to becoming the NWSL Golden Boot winner.
September 7, 2015
THIS CRYSTAL IS GOLDEN
Spirit striker Crystal Dunn wins NWSL Golden Boot as its top goal-scorer
Washington Spirit forward Crystal Dunn was honored Monday as the winner of the National Women's Soccer League Golden Boot, awarded to the player with the most goals during the regular season.
September 6, 2015
Press gives Red Stars a draw with Dash
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Christen Press scored a late goal to life the Chicago Red Stars to a 1-1 draw against the Houston Dash at Toyota Park on Sunday evening.
September 5, 2015
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
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
NWSL to honors league's finest players
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 3, 2015
A CRYSTAL CLEAR DECISION
Crystal Dunn named NWSL player of the month
Washington Spirit forward Crystal Dunn was voted the National Women's Soccer League player of the month by the media for August.
September 2, 2015
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.
September 1, 2015
DUNN, DUNN, DUNN, DUNN
Spirit's Crystal Dunn wins NWSL player of the week a record 6th time
Washington Spirit forward Crystal Dunn was voted the National Women's Soccer League player of the week by the media Tuesday.
August 30, 2015
Dunn leads Spirit tie, Dash blank Breakers
PORTLAND, Ore. – Crystal Dunn had two goals and an assist to lead the Washington Spirit to a 3-3 tie with the Portland Thorns FC at sold-out Providence Park on Sunday night.
August 29, 2015
Press leads Red Stars, Reign preserve home streak
ROCHESTER, NY – Christen Press had a goal and an assist as the Chicago Red Stars ended a six game winless streak, defeating the Western New York Flash 2-0 at Sahlen's Stadium Saturday night.
August 27, 2015
Kansas City, Washington in scoreless draw
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – FC Kansas City increased its unbeaten streak to five games after tying 0-0 against the Washington at Swope Soccer Village Thursday night
August 23, 2015
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 22, 2015
Despite win, Sky Blue eliminated; FCKC rolls on
KANSAS CITY, Mo.---Two ex-Boston Breakers, Amy Rodriguez and Lauren Holiday proved the difference on Saturday night, leading FC Kansas City to a 3-0 win against the former team at Swope Soccer Village.
August 21, 2015
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 18, 2015
SHE'S DUNN IT AGAIN
Crystal Dunn wins NWSL player of week 5th time
For the fifth time this season, Washington Spirit forward Crystal Dunn was voted the National Women's Soccer League player of the week by the media for Week 18.
August 17, 2015
Portland's Providence Park to host NWSL Championship Game
The 2015 NWSL Championship match will be played on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, at Providence Park in Portland, Ore. The championship match will kick off at 9:30 p.m. ET with a national television broadcast on FOX Sports 1.
August 16, 2015
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
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
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
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.
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