Stories By Claire Watkins
In 2018, where does the NWSL fit in the larger sports landscape?
At the end of the 2018 season, the National Women’s Soccer League Championship Final in Portland provided a watershed moment for...
Watkins: A sloppy spectacle defines the U.S.’s night against Chile
The United States Women’s national team firmly handled the Chilean Women’s national team late on Friday night, handing them a 3-0...
News/ 5 years ago
USWNT dominates Brazil, wins the 2018 Tournament of Nations
The first half could have been considered touch-and-go, but the U.S. women’s national team eventually walked away with the 2018 Tournament...
Watkins: Three things from the USWNT’s Tournament of Nations victory over Japan
The U.S. women’s national team kicked off the second annual Tournament of Nations on Thursday evening with a 4-2 a win...
Tracking Back: What can be done to stop the North Carolina Courage?
Two games past the midseason point, it’s clear the North Carolina Courage is running away with the best record in the...
Watkins: Not quite the beautiful game in Portland on Friday
The Portland Thorns went back to their winning ways at home on Friday evening, handing the Utah Royals their first away...
Tracking Back: The Houston Dash, Eddie Robinson, and the intersectional dream
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Tracking Back: The Utah Royals are tightening things up
Of all of the re-vamped teams that have begun to settle into a groove after the tumultuous NWSL offseason, the Utah...
Watkins: An electric atmosphere in Portland, and a game to match
The NWSL saw some of its best soccer of 2018 today, when post-season contenders (and fierce rivals) Seattle Reign FC traveled...
Tracking Back: Orlando Pride, Lost in Space
The Orlando Pride finally got their first win of the season last weekend, a 1-0 victory over the still winless Houston...
Analysis/ 2 days ago
Champions League final reaction: Barcelona defeats Wolfsburg in thriller
Barcelona returned to the top of the European game on Saturday, beating Wolfsburg 3-2...
Analysis/ 3 days ago
The Equalizer Podcast: Challenge Cup; USWNT goalkeepers
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NWSL/ 4 days ago
Lauren Barnes: Approaching 200 games and the NWSL’s growth
Saturday, nearly 40,000 fans will be filling Lumen Stadium in Seattle for the Seattle/Portland...
NWSL/ 4 days ago
Bay FC unveils itself with a play toward soccer, timelessness and, yes, merchandise
The 2024 NWSL expansion team in the San Francisco Bay Area will be known...