Trigger-happy statkeepers, or the breaking of a dam, unleashing shot after testing shot onto two of the weekend’s heroines, Alyssa Naeher and Michelle Betos? It’s a case for Scully and Mulder to solve after the Courage and Thorns combined for 66 shots in their weekend matches, albeit only claiming one point in the process. In the heals of the most pedestrian weekend of the NWSL season, the matches in North Carolina and Oregon made for one of the most memorable weeks in league history.
To talk about that, Richard Farley and Dan Lauletta take the helm for this episode, examining what we learned about Seattle’s heights, Chicago’s ebbs and flows, and the Houston Dash after the first victory of the Vera Pauw era.
Also: The NWSL final returns to Portland; the reason for Abby Dahlkemper’s absences; crowds to celebrate in England and Mexico; and, something we should do more: answer your questions.
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