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Losing record halfway through the NWSL season? We’ve got bad news for you

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We’re exactly halfway through the 2023 National Women’s Soccer League season, and the top seven in the table are separated by only four points which shows the competitiveness of the league.

Looking at the 2022 NWSL table, the playoff cutoff for the top six teams was 33 points. If you extrapolate this year’s playoff cutline with the fact that we’re midway through, it comes out to 34 points. So minimally, it appears that teams will need at least 33 points in order to have a postseason and vie for that coveted NWSL Championship.

Every team has between five and seven matches against those top seven teams left, meaning, in terms of toughness of schedule, no team will have it easy that second half of the season.

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