All posts tagged "2022 NWSL Championship"
Anatomy of an NWSL Championship-winning goal
The opening minutes of a final are often conservative chess matches while teams feel each other out and work out some...
Analysis: Intense counter-pressing, forcing errors leads Portland to third NWSL Championship
Intense counter-pressing was one of the key tactical themes underpinning the Kansas City Current’s run to the NWSL Championship. Their penultimate...
Fans flock to NWSL Championship carrying weight of past trauma, but with renewed hope for change
Lindy Lacson never questioned making the cross-country flight to support her team, the Portland Thorns. The past few weeks have exposed...
Uncategorized/ 7 months ago
Championship Notebook: Sinclair, Sauerbrunn reflect on league growth
As the National Women’s Soccer League celebrates its 10th season and ninth final, several players who were prominent in the nascent...
Previewing the NWSL Championship: Portland Thorns FC vs. Kansas City Current
The Portland Thorns and Kansas City Current met in their opening National Women’s Soccer League regular season fixture of 2022. Now...
Rhian Wilkinson on building trust and the transition from player to coach
So what’s it like to play for your former teammate? It’s something Christine Sinclair had to ask herself late last year...
Is there an underdog in the NWSL Championship?
On the banks of the Potomac river, Meghan Klingenberg is debating with me. Fervently. “I think to put any expectations on...
NWSL/ 10 hours 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/ 15 hours 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...
Analysis/ 2 days ago
Slump or anomaly? Unpacking the Portland Thorns’ erratic few weeks
Primacy bias, Becky Sauerbrunn's absence, and Sophia Smith's dry spell: What the advanced data...
Analysis/ 3 days ago
Chelsea’s dominance won’t be ending soon
For all the excitement of a title race that involved four teams, the narrative...