FAWSL Week 8: Round-up

There were no draws in the WSL this week. Arsenal stay unbeaten as Vivianne Miedema breaks another scoring record; Chelsea and Manchester City thrash the Birmingham clubs; West Ham edge their London derby with Spurs; Reading take their loss-free streak to four; Everton score late to pile more misery on still-pointless Leicester City. Here's how week 8 of the Women's Super League panned out ahead of the international break...

NWSL Playoff Final: Risen – Spirit by name, Spirit by nature…

The Washington Spirit rose up to secure their first ever NWSL Championship, coming back from a goal down to beat an injury-ravaged Chicago Red Stars 2-1 (a.e.t.) at the Lynn Family Stadium in Louisville. Rachel Hill put the Red Stars ahead. Andi Sullivan equalised from the penalty spot midway through the second period. Full back Kelley O'Hara got the 97th minute winner heading in Trinity Rodman's left wing cross...

FAWSL Week 6: Round-up

Arsenal's WSL win streak stretches to six; Chelsea beat Villa to remain hard on their heels; Spurs hold Manchester United with a last gasp equaliser; new Everton boss Jean-Luc Vasseur tastes defeat to Brighton; Manchester City grab three points at winless Leicester; Reading record back-to-back successes with victory at Birmingham. It's seemed like weeks since we've had any Women's Super League to enjoy, because it HAS been weeks. See ya later international break, here's Week 6...

NWSL October: Farewell to a Living Legend…

The Shield had already been wrapped up by Portland going into the final weekend of the NWSL season. OL Reign were cemented in second spot. Now five other teams had to contest four playoff spots. Attacking midfielder Carli Lloyd made her 316th and final international appearance for the National Team and then scored in her last ever regular-season match for NJ/NY Gotham...

NWSL October: No More Silence (Pt.2)

Part 2 of the October Review of the NWSL now. It had been a tough month for all teams in the league after 'The Athletic' published serious allegations against one of the League’s most successful Head Coaches. By the end of the month the NWSL had appointed new (interim) Commissioner, Marla Messing, and both FIFA and US Soccer had committed to thorough investigations. Despite the fact that they only picked up six points during the month - Portland secured the Regular Season ‘Shield’ with a game to spare…

NWSL October: No More Silence (Pt.1)

It was a tough October for all teams in the NWSL after the Athletic published serious allegations against one of the League's most successful Head Coaches. Week 19 fixtures were postponed as a result as the league took stock and the Commissioner resigned. When the football resumed, despite picking up just six points during the month, Portland secured the Regular Season 'Shield' Trophy...

NWSL: Pacific North West Breakaway (Pt.2)

Here's part two of our NWSL Review for September with just the one game week to wrap up. Portland held firm at the top of the standings, despite defeat to the Red Stars. They were also helped in no small part by Washington Spirit having to concede a 3-0 defeat after failing to meet Covid-19 protocols. This exact same situation arose with OL Reign, helping both Cascadia clubs to pull away from the rest of the pack in their pursuit of the 2021 Regular Season ‘Shield’…