|West Ham United||5||6||1||17||23||16|
|Brighton and Hove Albion WFC||2||9||1||9||28||7|
The latest: Manchester City conceded a 61st minute penalty to Bristol City and ended up in a 1-1 draw that threw control of the league back to Arsenal. The Gunners beat West Ham United, 4-2 on Danielle van de Donk’s second-half brace and are two points clear of Man City with a match in hand. City remain undefeated including their win over Arsenal but have now been held to four draws while Arsenal have not dropped any other points. Chelsea (d. Everton, 3-0) and Birmingham City (d. Reading 2-1) both won go stay within five of the top and now three of second. Both clubs have also played one more match than Arsenal.
EQUALIZER PODCAST (free to all!): Dan, Claire, and Chelsey ring in the new year with NWSL Draft talk and more!
|Sporting de Huelva||4||9||3||14||23||15|
The latest: Barcelona were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Espanyol and slipped three points behind Atletico Madrid, comfortable 3-0 winners over Athletic Club. Barca remain in solid position though with an identical goal differential to Atletico and their March 16 showdown in the Spanish capital still to come on March 16. Elsewhere, Levante stole late points at Albacete on Estefania Banini’s 96th minute goal and Madrid won at Rayo Vallecano to create a cluster of teams battling to avoid relegation.
|Melbourne City FC||4||4||1||14||14||13|
|Western Sydney Wanderers||0||7||1||5||17||1|
The latest: Perth edged Canberra 1-0 on a late penalty by none other than Sam Kerr and Melbourne Victory rode a late goal from Christine Nairn straight in off a corner kick to take the local derby from holders Melbourne City FC. Look for Tim Grainey’s W-League Week in Review soon.
Updated 2019 NWSL Draft order
Here is the full and complete 2019 NWSL Draft order as of 9:00 a.m. EST on Monday, January 7, 2019. The draft will be held Thursday, January 10 at 12:00 p.m. EST in Chicago. Streaming details will be announced soon.
1. Chicago Red Stars (from Utah Royals FC)
2. Sky Blue FC
3. Sky Blue FC (from Washington Spirit)
4. Washington Spirit (from Orlando Pride)
5. North Carolina Courage (from Houston Dash)
6. Chicago Red Stars
7. Chicago Red Stars (from Seattle Reign FC)
8. Washington Spirit (from Portland Thorns FC)
9. North Carolina Courage (from North Carolina Courage via Seattle Reign FC)
note: Utah Royals FC given No. 1 overall pick as part of franchise agreement
10. Sky Blue FC
11. Sky Blue FC (from Washington Spirit)
12. Houston Dash (from Orlando Pride)
13. Houston Dash
14. North Carolina Courage (from Utah Royals FC)
15. Chicago Red Stars
16. Houston Dash (from Seattle Reign FC via North Carolina Courage)
17. Portland Thorns FC
18. Houston Dash (from North Carolina Courage)
19. Sky Blue FC
20. Washington Spirit
21. Houston Dash (from Orlando Pride)
22. Houston Dash
23. Utah Royals FC
24. Chicago Red Stars
25. Orlando Pride (from Seattle Reign FC)
26. Chicago Red Stars (from Portland Thorns FC)
27. Utah Royals FC (from North Carolina Courage)
28. Sky Blue FC
29. Washington Spirit
30. Orlando Pride
31. Washington Spirit (from Houston Dash)
32. Utah Royals FC
33. Chicago Red Stars
34. Sky Blue FC (from Seattle Reign FC)
35. Portland Thorns FC
36. North Carolina Courage
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