Over the course of four days, the North Carolina Courage won matches 6-0 and 6-1 on opposite sides of the country, putting their dominance on full display. The National Women’s Soccer League playoff race continues to heat up for half the league — with Utah Royals FC and Reign FC playing chicken for the final spot — while a few bottom-dwellers are again in need of serious makeovers.
Chelsey Bush and John Halloran discuss those teams, as well as the 17-year career of Heather O’Reilly, which is coming to an end this fall. Stick around for the FBRef.com Stat of the Week and fan questions.
- Segment 1: North Carolina’s rolling. What about Utah Royals FC and Reign FC?
- Segment 2: FBRef Stat of the week (10:50), what’s working in Washington (14:15), why Houston keeps struggling (16:50), Sky Blue’s changing narrative (24:00), Orlando’s misery and Marc Skinner’s role (27:00)
- Segment 3: An ode to Heather O’Reilly (34:10) and fan questoins (38:30)
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