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How Amy Rodriguez and Bev Yanez are changing the NWSL

Racing Louisville Head Coach Bev Yanez is surrounded by her team
Racing Louisville Head Coach Bev Yanez is surrounded by her team following their first victory of the season as they celebrate a 5-1 win against the Utah Royals. (Photo courtesy of Racing Louisville)

As the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) continues to grow, both Utah Royals FC head coach Amy Rodriguez and Racing Louisville FC head coach Bev Yanez are making history — taking the league by storm as a pair of former NWSL players now leading as head coaches.

This past weekend, Rodriguez and Yanez became the first former NWSL players to face off against each other as head coaches. Entering the game, Racing were riding an unbeaten streak, having recorded four draws across the board, and were eager to secure three points. Meanwhile, Rodriguez and the Royals recorded their first win in Week 2 of the season.

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