After a busy week off the field, between revelations about conditions at Sky Blue and Jaelene Hinkle getting a second chance with the national team, the weekend in the NWSL was almost slow. We got two draws and one game that wasn't streamed due to a last-minute postponement. Sky Blue-Portland
With the league scrambling frantically toward the international break, this jam-packed week was the most bizarre of the season, replete with overly physical play, appalling officiating, and how-did-she-do-that goalkeeping errors. More quick summaries so you don't have to be here all day. Let's go:
North Carolina Courage vs Washington Spirit
A midweek game and four weekend matchups this week saw some thrills from the likes of Marta, Sam Kerr, and the Thorns, but a dark cloud hung above the fireworks.
On Friday, Diana Matheson went studs-up on Midge Purce's right ankle -- the same one she injured back in June
There were lots of games this week, so this week's edition will be quick and dirty. North Carolina is still firmly in control of the NWSL, while the race for the other three playoff slots is still red-hot. Orlando and Portland both had tough weeks. Utah and Chicago are on
This week in the NWSL represented the last week of an old world, as the latest megatrade promises to keep things interesting in the second half of the season. Said trade brought Utah -- a team sorely in need of a reliable scoring threat -- one of the biggest offensive