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Friday Roundup: NWSL partners with SheIs Initiative

Also in today’s roundup, the updated injury report for Chicago v Sky Blue FC

After talk of a possible collaboration before the 2018 season, the NWSL officially announced this week that it has partnered with the SheIs leadership group, an initiative that focuses on growing awareness and support for women’s sports.

In addition to league managing director Amanda Duffy, the initial player ambassadors for the partnership are Lindsey Agnew, Michelle Betos, Aubrey Bledsoe, Alex Morgan, Kailen Sheridan, and Nikki Stanton.

The NWSL joins eight leagues in the initiative, including the WNBA, U.S. Tennis Association, Women’s Pro Fastpitch League and Canadian Women’s Hockey, in an effort to pool together expertise and resources to promote the women’s game in many different sports. The opportunity for cross promotion within many NWSL cities is strong, considering the popularity of events like the ReignStorm nights promoting both the Seattle Reign and the Seattle Storm.

Injury Report for Chicago v Sky Blue updated

In anticipation of the lone NWSL match of the weekend, the injury report for Chicago v Sky Blue FC was updated on Friday. The Red Stars’ injury report came out relatively clear, though they have a laundry list of players that are unavailable for international duty – more specifically the Tournament of Nations.

Sky Blue is missing fewer players called up to the national stage, but also have to be concerned when listing Imani Dorsey as Questionable, considering her use as a spark-plug for the New Jersey offense in recent weeks.



OUT: Stephanie McCaffrey (illness)

INTERNATIONAL DUTY: Morgan Brian (USA), Julie Ertz (USA), Sam Kerr (AUS), Alyssa Naeher (USA), Casey Short (USA)


OUT: None
QUESTIONABLE: Imani Dorsey (lower left leg contusion), Jen Hoy (right knee sprain)

INTERNATIONAL DUTY: Katie Johnson (MEX), Carli Lloyd (USA)


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