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Friday Roundup: Ertz upgraded to questionable in NWSL Injury Report

Also in today’s roundup, Simon waived by Sky Blue and UWS and mycujoo sign streaming partnership

Ertz was ruled out for the mid-week game, but now is listed as questionable for this weekend. (photo copyright Lewis Gettier)

Julie Ertz is listed as questionable on the injury report ahead of this weekend’s NWSL games. Ertz, who has missed most of the start of the NWSL season due to a knee injury returned to the pitch last weekend for the Chicago Red Stars. She was later ruled out of Chicago’s mid-week match against Orlando due to a back strain. Today, she appears to be upgraded to questionable ahead of Chicago’s Sunday game against the first-place North Carolina Courage. Friday’s report also showed that Sky Blue only was one player ruled out for this weekend, Amandine Pierre-Louis.

Chicago Red Stars

OUT: Vanessa DiBernardo (stress fracture pelvis – D45), Stephanie McCaffrey (illness), Casey Short (right ankle sprain –
D45), Rosie White (right and left navicular fracture – D45)
QUESTIONABLE: Julie Ertz (back strain)

Houston Dash

OUT: Linda Motlhalo (right knee sprain)
QUESTIONABLE: Sammy Jo Prudhomme (left finger sprain)

North Carolina Courage

OUT: Makenzy Doniak (left knee ACL tear – SEI), Yuri Kawamura (right knee ACL repair – D45), Julie King (left ankle repair)
QUESTIONABLE: Kristen Hamilton (illness)

Portland Thorns FC

OUT: Adrianna Franch (right meniscus tear), Bella Geist (left quad strain), Meg Morris (left hip pain), Hayley Raso (right knee
sprain)
QUESTIONABLE: Meghan Klingenberg (left hip pain), Emily Menges (right tibia stress syndrome)

Seattle Reign FC

OUT: Yael Averbuch (illness), Kiersten Dallstream (right hamstring strain), Jaycie Johnson (right knee sprain), Megan
Rapinoe (left hamstring strain), Jasmyne Spencer (excused absence)

Sky Blue FC

OUT: Amandine Pierre-Louis (right tibia/fibula contusion)

Utah Royals FC

OUT: Alex Arlitt (left knee strain – D45), Mandy Laddish (right hip contusion – SEI)
QUESTIONABLE: Elise Thorsnes (left hamstring strain)

Washington Spirit

OUT: Rose Lavelle (left hamstring strain), Cheyna Matthews (pregnancy), Arielle Ship (right ACL recovery – D45)

Sky Blue waive Erin Simon

Sky Blue has waived defender Erin Simon.

Simon missed part of last season and all of 2018 so far due to a foot injury. The New Jersey native and Syracuse University alum joined the team in 2016 via open tryouts.

United Women’s Soccer signs streaming partnership with mycujoo

United Women’s Soccer, a lower level women’s league in the United States, has signed a multi-year broadcasting partnership with mycujoo for official streaming rights. With the partnership, every UWS club now has access to a free, simple and soccer-specific streaming solution.

Every UWS club will have its own mycujoo channel which will give UWS players the ability to increase their exposure for opportunities to further their soccer careers. It also provides a platform for teams to incorporate their club’s sponsors to earn revenue through mycujoo’s advertisers and through their monetization tools.

“We are really excited to team up with mycujoo as our video streaming partner,” said League Commissioner Joe Ferrara, Jr in the league’s official release. “This partnership will provide a tool for teams to grow the game and their business.”

“We are looking forward to supporting the UWS in its growth and development,” said mycujoo CEO Pedro Presa. “It is a great opportunity to grow our presence with American soccer, and women’s soccer is at the heart of our identity – we already stream matches from high level women’s leagues in Japan, Denmark, Switzerland, Brazil, Portugal or Myanmar, and we are excited to add the UWS to mycujoo’s already impressive footprint in women’s soccer.”

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