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News Roundup: Union win, Rooney to DC uncertainty, and HSV relegated

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Plus: PDL play kicks off, Dallas pandering to Zlatan fans, and a lot of talk about North Carolina.

D.C. soccer teams still lose, a (paid) Audi Field stadium tour & more: Freedom Kicks for 5/14/18

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And...all the Wayne Rooney you can handle.

Hi, hope the mother you know by blood or marriage had a good day yesterday.

Recaps of D.C. United's 3-2 loss to Real Salt Lake by us, WaPo, MLS and RSL Soapbox. Happy 200th win to Nick Rimando by the way. Drop a gamer you like in here if you'd like.

Recap: Spirit come close, but can’t quite hold off North Carolina

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Abby Erceg's 63rd minute goal undid an otherwise solid Spirit defensive effort

A lone set piece goal from North Carolina Courage gave them a 1-0 win against the Washington Spirit on Saturday night in Cary, NC. Despite holding off the Courage under intense pressure for an hour, the Spirit left Abby Erceg open to head in a 63rd minute free kick that proved to be the difference.

Houston Dash bring back familiar face in trade with North Carolina Courage

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Allysha Chapman returns to the Houston Dash.

The Houston Dash announced on Wednesday that they had traded their 2019 first round draft pick to the North Carolina Courage for defender Allysha Chapman and two second round draft picks in the 2019 draft.

The move adds a sorely needed defender to the Dash's roster.

Recap: Spirit fall 3-0 to North Carolina in preseason match

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6,235 fans turned up for the Spirit's first-ever game in Richmond

At the first-ever NWSL game in Richmond, the Washington Spirit fell 3-0 to the North Carolina Courage in front of a crowd of 6,235 fans. North Carolina scored twice in the first half hour through Abby Erceg and Jess McDonald before adding a late Kristen Hamilton goal.

Portland Thorns battle their way past North Carolina Courage to take 2017 NWSL Championship

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It wasn't pretty, but the Thorns won via Lindsey Horan's second half goal

The Portland Thorns won their second-ever NWSL Championship today in Orlando, defeating the North Carolina Courage 1-0. Lindsay Horan's 50th minute goal was the deciding factor in a game short on chances and high on physical play.

NWSL Champions! Portland Thorns Beat North Carolina Courage 1-0!

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The Portland Thorns ground out a hard-fought 1-0 victory against the North Carolina Courage to take home the NWSL Cup today, beating the league leading side and taking revenge for their semifinal loss last year.

With a trophy on the line, the Thorns and Courage both came out looking to defend, defend, and defend, playing a physical match where chances were few and far between.

North Carolina Courage vs. Portland Thorns 2017: Time, TV schedule and how to watch NWSL Championship online

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The defending champs and the league's most popular team are looking to win it all today in Orlando

Even before the 2017 NWSL season kicked off, the the North Carolina Courage and the Portland Thorns were exceedingly common picks to make this year's final. It made perfect sense: North Carolina, in their previous identity as the Western New York Flash, won last year's title by breaking the Washington Spirit's hearts with last-gasp goal and penalty kicks, while the Thorns won last year's NWSL Shield and appeared to be improved for this year.

Houston Dash vs North Carolina Courage Final Score: Dash fall 4-0 in final ‘home’ game of 2017

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North Carolina dominated the Houston Dash at H-E-B Park.

Wednesday night's game between the Houston Dash and the North Carolina Courage was a make-up game for the match that was supposed to take place when Hurricane Harvery hit Houston. Originally a home game for the Dash the rescheduled game was moved to H-E-B Park in Edinberg, TX, a mere 5-plus hour drive from BBVA Compass Stadium.

Injuries, set pieces haunt Washington Spirit in 3-2 loss to the North Carolina Courage

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An injury to Estelle Johnson overshadowed a hard-fought loss to the league leaders

Despite finally managing to score on the North Carolina Courage after two shutout losses earlier this year, the Washington Spirit still couldn't solve their nemesis. North Carolina completed a season sweep, winning 3-2 thanks to two goals from Jess McDonald and another from Samantha Mewis.

Houston Dash

First place North Carolina Courage defeat Houston Dash

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Kyah Simon makes Dash debut in loss.

Kyah Simon and Kealia Ohai's appearance in Houston's starting lineup was unable to achieve its desired effect. Ohai played 61 minutes in the match but was unable to launch a shot on frame and while Simon played the full 90 in her Dash debut, Houston's inability to create chances for their striker severely impacted her ability to make a difference.

Houston Dash vs North Carolina Courage Final Score: Dash lose 1-0, eliminated from playoff contention

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Houston Dash will miss out on the playoffs for another year.

For the fourth straight season, the Houston Dash will have to wait until next year for a chance to compete in the playoffs.

The North Carolina Courage defeated the Houston Dash 1-0 at Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary.

Houston Dash vs Seattle Reign Preview: Dash to face Seattle in Frisco, TX

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After hurricane Harvey, the Houston Dash will play in Frisco, TX this weekend.

It has been a brutal week for the people of Houston. If you are somehow unaware the city was hit by Hurricane Harvey which caused historic flooding through out the city.

Last weekend's Houston Dash game against the North Carolina Courage was postponed due to the hurricane.

Dynamo's match against Sporting KC postponed due to hurricane

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Hurricane Rodney has claimed an MLS match before it even makes landfall on the Texas coast.

Houston Dynamo were slated to host Sporting Kansas City at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday, but the impending hurricane has postponed the match. The Houston Dash of the NWSL were supposed to play North Carolina Courage on Sunday.

2026 World Cup

News Roundup: Union lose, MLS goal frenzy, and Morocco surprisingly unprepared

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Also- Serie A is interesting, US Soccer tries to fix the NCAA, coaching rumors, and ... Ken Tribbett?

News Roundup: Union lose, Steel Draw, Dempsey suspended (more), and NWSL is back

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Plus transfer rumor, bad weather, a fall to look forward to, and a Russian bear.

Washington Spirit

Storylines: Portland Thorns vs Washington Spirit

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After a convincing win in wet conditions in their home opener, the Thorns get their second game at home just five days later in what promises to be much nicer weather. Their opponent, the Washington Spirit, get a day's more rest for travel after having been disassembled at home in a physically demanding game against the North Carolina Courage.

Preview + TV/Streaming info: Washington Spirit vs. North Carolina Courage

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The Spirit face a North Carolina team that has troubled them in recent years

After playing the North Carolina Courage in a preseason friendly last month, the Washington Spirit face one of the NWSL's best teams again this evening in the Spirit's third game of the season. At Richmond's City Stadium, the Spirit fell 3-0 to the Courage, but that's not necessarily a great predictor of how tonight's game will end up.

Washington Spirit make moves, USL gets D-2 approval, and more: Freedom Kicks for January 17, 2018

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Happy Wednesday folks! A lot of stuff dropped yesterday, including the Washington Spirit just making move after move after move. Let's get into all of it:

Washington Spirit trade Crystal Dunn's NWSL rights to North Carolina Courage for Taylor Smith, Ashley Hatch | Black & Red United

Bombshell trades involving the Washington Spirit yesterday, as they sent Crystal Dunn's NWSL rights to the North Carolina Courage for United States internationals Taylor Smith and Ashley Hatch.

Courage land Crystal Dunn via surprise trade with Spirit

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Crystal Dunn is coming back to the NWSL.

The North Carolina Courage announced on Tuesday that they have acquired Dunn's rights and an international roster spot via a trade with the Washington Spirit. In exchange, the Spirit received Taylor Smith and Ashley Hatch.

Dunn, 25, was most recently on the books of Chelsea after signing with the English outfit in 2017, but played for Washington for three seasons prior to that.

Washington Spirit announce Richmond preseason game vs. North Carolina Courage

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It's the second game the Spirit will play in Virginia during the 2018 preseason

The Washington Spirit have announced a second preseason game for the 2018 season, confirming today that they will face the North Carolina Courage at Richmond's City Stadium on March 17 at 7:00pm. The game will be the first ever appearance by an NWSL side in the city of Richmond.

Spirit loses, transfer day window closes & more: Freedom Kicks for 8/31/17

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Also if you're a D.C. United goalkeeper, you got profiled this week.

Hi, I'll be your Caitlin today. I don't kill it like she does, but I'll give it a shot. Since today is the last day for England's transfer window, if you have a rooting interest, feel free to visit the SBN mothership for more.

Portland Thorns

NWSL championship: Portland Thorns grit out 1-0 win over North Carolina Courage

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It was a messy, rough grind of a game.

Portland Thorns starting XI: Adrianna Franch, Kat Reynolds, Emily Sonnett, Emily Menges, Meghan Klingenberg, Amandine Henry, Lindsey Horan, Ashleigh Sykes, Christine Sinclair, Tobin Heath, Hayley Raso

North Carolina Courage starting XI: Katelyn Rowland, Abby Dahlkemper, Abby Erceg, Jaelene Hinkle, Taylor Smith, McCall Zerboni, Sam Mewis, Denise O'Sullivan, Kristen Hamilton, Ashley Hatch, Lynn Williams

It was a rough start for the North Carolina Courage as they faced off against the Portland Thorns on a bright, humid day in Orlando.

NWSL Final - Portland Thorns vs. North Carolina Courage: How to Watch, Match Thread

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The Portland Thorns meet The North Carolina Courage in this year's NWSL final Saturday at 1:30 PM Pacific Time. While it won't be marked as one on the record books, the match is largely a rematch of last years semi-final 4-3 loss against the Western New York Flash.

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How to Watch

Match Time: 1:30p.

Storylines: Portland Thorns vs North Carolina Courage, NWSL Championship 2017

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The Thorns head to Orlando for a chance at their second NWSL championship

The season is spent. In Portland, the leaves are turning and the rain is back. But in Orlando, it's still a balmy eighty degrees, and one thing remains for the Thorns: to bring home the championship trophy this Saturday.

The Rest

Reign FC close road trip with 1-0 loss to North Carolina Courage

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Vlatko uses squad depth, forced to make another unplanned sub.

A quick turnaround from Sunday in New Jersey saw the Seattle Reign FC back in action tonight, taking on the North Carolina Courage in Cary, North Carolina. While the weather was far nicer than the monsoon in Piscataway, the result on the field was the opposite as they lost, 1-0 courtesy of a Jessica McDonald goal in the 70th minute.

Bad Takes FC: The Mark Parsons Project

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What exactly was he thinking?

By now you've probably heard the official reason for Mark Parsons' recent two one game suspension. But, if you've been living under a rock the last few days, here's the juicy bit from the Professional Soccer Referees Association's statement.

On March 24th, immediately following the conclusion of the North Carolina Courage vs.

USWNT scores six in victory over South Korea

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The U.S. Women's National Team recorded another one of their big wins, blasting six past South Korea at Sahlen's Stadium in Cary, North Carolina.

The scoring came early and it came often, starting with a third minute goal from Samantha Mewis, followed by another goal in the 20th minute. For the second, Lindsey Horan put a ball into the box and it ended up at the feet of Mewis, who scored from close range at the stadium where she plays with her club, North Carolina Courage.