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NC Courage Defeat Washington Spirit 2-0 to Move into First Place in Challenge Cup

July 2, 2020 - Herriman, Utah - Behind a stellar performance from Lynn Williams, the North Carolina Courage defeated the Washington Spirit by a score of 2-0 to secure their second win of the NWSL Challenge Cup preliminary round. With six points, the Courage move into first place in tournament standings following tonight's win. Early into the second half, Williams intercepted the ball from Spirit defender Sam Staab, dribbled into space, cut towards the goal, and fired a shot into the lower corner of the net. The goal gave the Courage a 1... Full Story

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Red Stars Earn First Point of NWSL Challenge Cup with Draw against Portland

July 1, 2020 - CHICAGO - The Chicago Red Stars secured their first point of the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup on Wednesday, July 1 with a 0-0 draw against the Portland Thorns. The Red Stars starting lineup saw six players earning their first NWSL start, with three more seeing their first NWSL appearances. KEY MOMENTS 13' - Emily Boyd just gets a hand up at point-blank range and blocks Morgan Weaver's right-footed attempt at the center of the goal. 47' - Kayla Sharples looked to connect on a header from the center of the box but missed t... Full Story

Thorns FC Earn First Point of 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup with Scoreless Draw against Chicago Red Stars

July 1, 2020 - HERRIMAN, Utah - Playing their second match of the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup presented by P&G and Secret, Portland Thorns FC earned their first point of the tournament, earning a clean sheet in a scoreless draw against the Chicago Red Stars on Wednesday afternoon. Facing a quick turnaround, Portland takes on the Washington Spirit on Sunday, July 5, at 7 p.m. (Pacific). Thorns FC Debuts & Starts Morgan Weaver and Autumn Smithers made their first professional starts in the match against Chicago. Weaver logged 57 minutes in... Full Story

OL Reign Battle Sky Blue FC to Scoreless Draw

July 1, 2020 - HERRIMAN, UTAH - OL Reign played Sky Blue FC to a scoreless draw to open the NWSL Challenge Cup on Tuesday, June 30. In its first match under head coach Farid Benstiti, OL Reign outshot Sky Blue 13-8 but could not find the back of the net. "For my first game, when you're in another country you don't know what might happen," Benstiti said. "But I think the first game for my team and I, it's different because a lot of our players have a lot of experience in the league. It's not a bad (result). I think this game is positive.... Full Story

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Chicago Red Stars at the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup
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Chicago Red Stars Chicago Red Stars - Chicago, Illinois
Houston Dash Houston Dash - Houston, Texas
North Carolina Courage North Carolina Courage - Cary, North Carolina
OL Reign OL Reign - Tacoma, Washington
Orlando Pride Orlando Pride - Orlando, Florida
Portland Thorns FC Portland Thorns FC - Portland, Oregon
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Utah Royals FC Utah Royals FC - Salt Lake City, Utah
Washington Spirit Washington Spirit - Washington, District of Columbia
Louisville Louisville * - Louisville, Kentucky
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