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Trinity Rodman Isn't First

January 15, 2021

Trinity Rodman Isn't First by Leo Baudhuin

Trinity Rodman wasn't the first player to leave college before playing a single game in favor of playing professionally, nor will she be the youngest to join the league. And that absence of firsts is what makes 19-year-old Rodman going second overall to the Washington

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