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NWSL: Challenge Cup Notebook #5

July 25, 2020

NWSL: Challenge Cup Notebook #5 by Leo Baudhuin

This past Wednesday saw the elimination of two more teams – both during regulation this time – in the semifinal round of the Challenge Cup. In the first match, the Portland Thorns fell 1-0 to the Houston Dash off a 69th minute scramble-in-the-box Rachel Daly goal. Sky

NWSL: Challenge Cup Notebook #4

July 21, 2020

NWSL: Challenge Cup Notebook #4 by Leo Baudhuin

Fourth Challenge Cup Notebook; four remaining teams; three games to go. Last Friday, the eighth-seeded Portland Thorns pulled out a 1-0 victory over the first-place North Carolina Courage to advance to the semifinals. The match marks the first time that North Carolina have lost a

NWSL: Challenge Cup Notebook #3

July 16, 2020

NWSL: Challenge Cup Notebook #3 by Leo Baudhuin

Well, that's a wrap on the preliminary round. After relying on a four-way tiebreaker to determine teams four through seven, our next round is set. The takeaways so far? We've seen a lot of really good soccer – especially compared with MLS –  accompanied by the majority

NWSL Notebook: An Invincible Summer

August 22, 2019

NWSL Notebook: An Invincible Summer by Lindsay Eanet

Last weekend was the kind of footballing weekend where you want to wax poetic about the thrill and thrall of it until Eduardo Galeano's ghost rises from the grave to grab you by the scruff of the neck and say, "Chill out, buddy, you're kind