All posts tagged "2022 NWSL Playoffs"
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...
Portland Thorns win third NWSL title: Smith shines, midfield dominates, Current dries up
The Portland Thorns are champions of the National Women’s Soccer League for the third time after defeating the Kansas City Current,...
Kansas City Current/ 7 months ago
Portland Thorns win third NWSL Championship, defeating KC Current 2-0
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Portland Thorns are champions of the National Women’s Soccer League for the third time in history after...
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...
Canada/ 7 months ago
From Kansas City to England and back again, Desiree Scott is ready to lead the Current to a title
Desiree Scott is a self-proclaimed homebody. So when the opportunity came up to change her career course and go to England...
Can the NWSL playoff format be improved? And is a predetermined final the right call?
Major League Soccer made news this week when details of potential changes to its playoff format were leaked. The men’s top...
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/ 4 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...