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How are NWSL goals scored?

The NWSL is known as a transitional league, but do the stats back that up?

How are NWSL goals scored?

The National Women’s Soccer League is renowned as a transitional league. With competitiveness built into the way it is set up, most of the games are unpredictable, end-to-end affairs. This season has felt particularly open — at the halfway stage, just three points separate first-placed San Diego Wave from the North Carolina Courage in sixth. The Orlando Pride’s recent 3-1 win over the Portland Thorns, the NWSL reigning champions, underlined the notion that no game is over before it starts.

That’s the narrative, anyway. But do the stats back it up?

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