Portland Thorns Down Current To Win NWSL Championship

by Blaise Ogutu (31/10/22). Above: Portland Thorns players lift the championship trophy in DC. Photo: @ThornsFC/Twitter. An easy 2-0 win over the Kansas City Current gave the Portland Thorns the NWSL Championship at Audi Field in Washington DC on Saturday night. It was Kansas’ first trip to the championship final as the relatively newly-revamped CurrentContinue reading “Portland Thorns Down Current To Win NWSL Championship”

NWSL Semi-Final Round-Up

by Blaise Ogutu (25/10/22). Above: Portland Thorns players celebrate Crystal Dunn’s last-minute winner against the San Diego Wave. Photo: @ThornsFC. Crystal Dunn’s 92nd-minute rocket sealed a win for the Portland Thorns at Providence Park as they came from behind to beat the San Diego Wave and in the process, secure their Championship final spot. SanContinue reading “NWSL Semi-Final Round-Up”

NWSL Quarter-Final Review

Impetus’ Blaise Ogutu brings us all the news from the first week of Finals action in the NWSL (18/10/22). Above: San Diego Wave players celebrate after their comeback win over Chicago Red Stars. Photo: @sandiegowavefc. Alex Morgan’s 110th-minute goal secured a comeback win for the San Diego Wave as they beat the Chicago Red StarsContinue reading “NWSL Quarter-Final Review”

NWSL: The Final Week Previewed

Impetus’ Blaise Ogutu brings the background to this weekend’s all-important games in the final round of the NWSL’s regular season (30/9/22). Above: North Carolina Courage’s Debinha celebrates after scoring against Gotham FC. Photo: @TheNCCourage/Twitter. Four teams have secured their place in the play-off rounds in the NWSL. Four more teams are in the hunt forContinue reading “NWSL: The Final Week Previewed”

NWSL Weekly Wrap Round 18

Impetus’ Blaise Ogutu brings us his detailed weekly round-up of all the action from the NWSL (20/9/22). Above: Nadia Nadim and Jessica McDonald during Racing Louisville’s win over Orlando Pride. Photo: @RacingLOUFC/Twitter. Racing Win, Snapdragon Stadium Opens To Record Crowd And More: Four points separate first from sixth. Five points are the difference between the sixth and eighth. AContinue reading “NWSL Weekly Wrap Round 18”

NWSL Weekly Wrap Round 17

Impetus’ Blaise Ogutu brings us his detailed weekly round-up of all the action from the NWSL (13/9/22). Above: Crystal Dunn in action for the Portland Thorns three months after the birth of her baby. Photo: @ThornsFC/Twitter.   New Table-Topper, Brazilian Connect, And More The end of the regular season looms ever closer and the race for the shield continues toContinue reading “NWSL Weekly Wrap Round 17”

Orlando Pride Rise To Play-Off Contention

by Blaise Ogutu (6/9/22). Above: Orlando Pride players huddle after a game. Photo: ORLPride/Twitter. Teams in the NWSL this season have been riddled with their own storylines. Whether good, bad or ugly, there is no denying the fact that the league has gotten a lot of attention in recent months. One team that caught people’sContinue reading “Orlando Pride Rise To Play-Off Contention”

NWSL Weekly Wrap Round 15

Impetus’ Blaise Ogutu brings us his detailed weekly round-up of all the action from the NWSL (25/8/22). Above: Houston Dash’s Ebony Salmon takes on Mandy Freeman and McCall Zerboni of the NJ/NY Gotham FC. Photo: @HoustonDash/Twitter. Scordonez Brace And An All-Timer Celebration: NWSL Round 15 This week, nine teams were in action in the NWSL with the Portland Thorns, OLContinue reading “NWSL Weekly Wrap Round 15”

NWSL Weekly Wrap Round 14

Impetus’ Blaise Ogutu brings us his detailed weekly round-up of all the action from the NWSL (18/8/22). Above: Christine Sinclair and Hina Sugita celebrate the equalizer against Washington Spirit. Photo: USA Today Sports. Nervy Wins, Great Strikes, And A Seven Goal Thriller: NWSL Round 14 The action started last Wednesday night as Morgan Weaver scored a stoppage-time winnerContinue reading “NWSL Weekly Wrap Round 14”

NWSL Weekly Wrap Round 13

Impetus’ Blaise Ogutu brings us his detailed weekly round-up of all the action from the NWSL (11/8/22). Above: Racing Louisville’s Nadia Nadim shoots past Washington’s Kelley Ohara. Photo: @ericcrawford/Twitter. Round 13 of the NWSL brought us another installment of comebacks, high-scoring games, and stunning quality goals. Here is how things panned out across the States. Friday night had twoContinue reading “NWSL Weekly Wrap Round 13”