Jessica McDonald comes up big in Portland, named Championship MVP

NWSL ChampionshipSeptember 22

NWSL MVP: Lindsey Horan, Portland Thorns FC

NWSL AwardsSeptember 21

How pressure, adversity, molded the Portland Thorns

NWSL ChampionshipSeptember 21

Courage channeling underdog mentality ahead of NWSL Championship

NWSL ChampionshipSeptember 21

2018 NWSL Best XI and Second XI announced

NWSL AwardsSeptember 20

Vera Pauw leaves the Houston Dash

NewsSeptember 20

North Carolina adapts mid-game, shuts down Chicago’s offense

PlayoffsSeptember 19

U.S. names 20-woman roster for Concacaf Women’s Championship

USWNTSeptember 19

Courage, Thorns to meet in 2018 NWSL Championship; Broadcast, ticket info

PlayoffsSeptember 18

Franch’s big saves kept Portland in the game

PlayoffsSeptember 17

2018 NWSL Awards Finalists

VoteSeptember 16

Semifinal preview: Courage vs. Red Stars

PlayoffsSeptember 15

Courage, Red Stars set to meet again in the NWSL Playoffs

PlayoffsSeptember 15

Orlando Pride and head coach Tom Sermanni part ways

NewsSeptember 14

Courage vs. Red Stars semifinal to be played Tuesday night at Providence Park

NewsSeptember 13

Thorns, Reign set to meet one last time in 2018

PlayoffsSeptember 13

League Leaders

StatsSeptember 13

2018 NWSL Playoffs schedule, broadcast info

PlayoffsSeptember 13

Thorns, Reign anticipate a very different game on Saturday

PlayoffsSeptember 12

NWSL statement on Courage vs. Red Stars semifinal

NewsSeptember 12

Watch: 3 Moments

HighlightsSeptember 12

Goal of the Week: Lindsey Horan

NWSL AwardsSeptember 11

Player of the Week: Lindsey Horan

NWSL AwardsSeptember 11

Save of the Week: Nicole Barnhart

NWSL AwardsSeptember 11

2018 Golden Boot: Sam Kerr

NWSL AwardsSeptember 10

NWSL, North Carolina Courage closely monitoring Hurricane Florence

NewsSeptember 10

Week 23/24 Rewind

HighlightsSeptember 09

2018 NWSL Semifinals to broadcast live on Lifetime and ESPN2

PlayoffsSeptember 07

Playoff seeding, records on the line in regular season’s final weekend

What To Watch ForSeptember 07

Quote Sheet: Fishlock, Klingenberg and more preview Portland vs. Seattle

#PORvSEASeptember 06

The stage is set for another epic Cascadia showdown

#PORvSEASeptember 05

Zerboni suffers broken left elbow, will miss remainder of season

NewsSeptember 05

Carli Lloyd scores twice as U.S. beats Chile 4-0

USWNTSeptember 04

Scotland qualifies for 2019 Women’s World Cup; Full UEFA qualifying results

WWC2019September 04

Draw set for 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship

NewsSeptember 04

Marta named finalist for The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2018

NewsSeptember 03

Canada tops Brazil 1-0

CANWNTSeptember 03

Best of August

HighlightsSeptember 01

Press scores in 3-0 win for the United States over Chile

USWNTSeptember 01

England qualifies for 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup

WWC2019August 31

August Team of the Month

NWSL AwardsAugust 31

League Leaders

StatsAugust 30

August Player of the Month: Sam Kerr

NWSL AwardsAugust 29

Player of the Week: Sam Kerr

NWSL AwardsAugust 28

Hayley Raso out 6-8 weeks

NewsAugust 27

Rapinoe ruled out of USWNT friendlies; Rodriguez added to roster

NewsAugust 27

Week 22 Power Rankings: Playoff picture coming into focus

Power RankingsAugust 27

Twelve NWSL players named to U.S. U-23 Nordic Tournament roster

NewsAugust 23

Jill Ellis names roster for U.S. games vs. Chile

USWNTAugust 22

Canada roster named for friendly vs. Brazil

CANWNTAugust 22

Jessica McDonald comes up big in Portland, named Championship MVP

McDonald scored twice in North Carolina's 3-0 win over Portland

Jessica McDonald scored twice as the Courage beat the Thorns in the 2018 NWSL Championship. (Photo credit: John Todd/isiphotos.com)

Portland, Oregon — Jessica McDonald‘s journey as a player is surely not over, but Saturday, one chapter came to an almost too-neat ending as she returned to Portland — in front of a sell-out crowd of 21,144 — to win a championship against the club that traded her for a draft pick in 2015.

“I don’t know if you can write a better script,” said North Carolina Courage coach Paul Riley, who was also her coach in Portland back in 2014. “She leads the league in assists, and I think that was the tenth goal this season. That’s unbelievable… I think Jess Mac’s getting better with age.”

The last few years, for McDonald, have been difficult in more ways than one. After starting at forward for the first 11 games of the 2014 season, she was relegated to the bench when Alex Morgan recovered from injury. She scored eight goals in that stretch and would end the season, one in which the Thorns lost in the semifinal round to Kansas City, as the team’s leading goalscorer. Despite that performance, she wound up in Houston in 2015 (where she was also the leading scorer), before finally landing in Western New York, back with Riley, in 2016. Add in the move from Rochester to Cary, North Carolina, when the franchise was sold and relocated, and a mid-season trade from Chicago to Seattle in 2013, and McDonald has lived in six different cities in the last five years.

“I’ve bounced around a lot in this league,” McDonald said after the game, “and I finally found a home. I found a place where I’m comfortable, where my kid is comfortable as well, and that kind of comfort sort of gives me some motivation. The fact that a team really continues to want me with their organization, it’s kind of nice for me as an individual.”

It’s clear why North Carolina values McDonald. Beyond her performance in the championship match, which saw her score two goals, she’s been a key offensive asset for her team all season. She’s the league leader in assists this year with eight, on top of her ten goals. That’s a big improvement over last season, when she notched just four goals and two assists.

“Me and Jess had a little moment in the locker room,” said North Carolina forward Lynn Williams after the game. “I’ve obviously played with her for the last three years and I think last year she fell short of her goals. She was going through some personal stuff and life changes for her, and to see her this season, she obviously took a different role of being more of an assister. With these two playoff games, I don’t think she’s ever played better.”

Adding to the difficulty of getting bounced around from team to team is that McDonald has a young son. “You know, after practice, we go home,” said Riley. “I go home, I do a bit of reading, most of them probably sleep. But this one has to work even harder, with her kid, so I give her an amazing amount of credit.”

Midfielder Sam Mewis echoed Riley. “I think her commitment to putting soccer first has been really admirable,” said Mewis. “Jess has a family, she has a lot of other things going on in her life, and for her to be performing this well is incredible. The rest of us, this is our number one priority, and she’s like, FaceTiming her kid on the bus. And I think that for her to be able to do both is such a huge accomplishment, and it’s a sign that anyone can do anything, and I think we all really admire her commitment to the team and her commitment to her family as well.”

The stability she’s found in North Carolina has made her continued improvement as a player possible — and according to Riley, she’s performing well beyond what the team expected from her. “At the beginning of the season, I thought if we could get four or five out of Jess we’d be good, you know, get ten twelve games out of her. But as the season went on she got better and better, she took care of herself off the field.”

“She just makes it hard,” said Thorns defender Meghan Klingenberg. “She’ll run when her team needs her to run. She’ll press, she gets in behind, and she likes to cause a bit of havoc in front of goal.”

McDonald’s success this season can’t be separated from her partnership with Williams, which has strengthened in the duo’s third year together. “We trust each other,” says Williams. “We know what each other does well and we let that person do it. … She has been the person to check off more off the back line, and I’m the person to go in behind, and it’s worked.”

What defines North Carolina is their team ethos — how far more than any individual player, the roots of this team’s success are a system that works perfectly with their roster, and a group of players willing to work for each other when the chips are down. All the same, on this day, in this stadium packed with Portland fans, McDonald was crucial. “She’s a worker,” said Williams. “She pushes both of us to be better, and I like to think we uplift each other, and I don’t have anything else to say, but that was amazing! She was so awesome.”

NWSL MVP: Lindsey Horan, Portland Thorns FC

The midfielder scored 13 goals (3rd in the NWSL) and added two assists

Lindsey Horan was named 2018 NWSL MVP on Friday. (Photo credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/isiphotos.com)

Portland, Oregon — Portland Thorns FC midfielder Lindsey Horan has been named the 2018 NWSL Most Valuable Player, the league announced Friday. The award was voted on by club officials, players, media and fans.

Horan played 1,980 minutes over 22 games to lead the Thorns to an 12-6-6 (42 points) overall record good for second place in the NWSL.

NWSL Managing Director Amanda Duffy presented the award to Horan at Providence Park on Friday.

“Obviously, it’s a huge honor for me. I think this year has been incredible for our team. It’s been a roller coaster ride and we have dealt with so much adversity and injuries, etc., so credit to my team and what they have done this year to get us to this point,” Horan said at the press conference. “I thank them and I’m so grateful for them, and this staff too. They have pushed me hard every single day and have got me to this point, so it’s just an honor to receive this award with my team behind me and my staff behind me. Again, the players that were up for this — McCall [Zerboni], Pinoe [Megan Rapinoe], Sam [Kerr] and Lynn [Williams] — they are incredible and it’s just an honor to be amongst them as well.”

“Really happy for her,” Thorns head coach Mark Parsons said at the coaches press conference ahead of the championship. “The people across the league, media, players, and coaches have shown her appreciation for what she’s done this season, because it’s been nothing short of exceptional. I have said it a few times now I think she’s the only one capable of having the impact across so many different areas on and off the ball; offensive and defensive sides this season. … I said it in ‘16, I said it at ‘17, and I’ll say it again now, she is at a very, very elite level and I think she’s just getting started, she really is and she’ll say that herself.”

Horan scored 13 goals (third in the NWSL) and chipped in two assists, scoring at a rate of 152.3 minutes per goal in 30 shots on target. Six of Horan’s goals she finished with her head. The midfielder led the league in total touches (1,852) and duels won (297), including aerial duels (141). Horan finished fourth in the league for tackles won (47) and third in the league for headed clearances (42). She topped the season off with 25 chances created and held a passing accuracy of 75.2% (1,293 passes).

In July, Horan earned Player of the Month honors for the first time after she scored three goals and added an assist to lead her team to an undefeated 3-0 run during the month of July. Although she didn’t play in the Thorns 2-1 win over Sky Blue FC due to national team duty, in the two games she did play in July she led her team to a 4-0 win over Utah Royals FC and then a 3-1 victory vs. the Houston Dash. Horan was also named to the Team of the Month five times this season.

Horan is the first MVP to have not won the Golden Boot that season.

Chicago Red Stars forward Sam Kerr finished second in MVP voting. Seattle Reign FC forward Megan Rapinoe was third. North Carolina Courage midfielder McCall Zerboni was fourth. Courage forward Lynn Williams was fifth.

The list of five finalists was decided after a preliminary round of voting by owners, general managers, coaches, players and media. The finalists were then voted on by fans, owners, general managers, coaches, players and media.

Voting Breakdown:
Preliminary Round: Owners/GMs/Coaches (25%), Media (25%) and Players (50%)
Final Round: Fans (20%), Owners/GMs/Coaches (20%), Media (20%) and Players (40%)

MVP FANS MEDIA CLUB PLAYER TOTAL
Horan 30.9% 34.7% 36.7% 28.8% 32.0%
Kerr 23.8% 26.2% 20.0% 27.0% 24.8%
Rapinoe 20.9% 12.4% 20.0% 20.7% 18.9%
Zerboni 10.9% 17.1% 0.0% 17.1% 12.4%
Williams 13.5% 9.7% 23.3% 6.5% 11.9%

 

Full list of NWSL MVPs

2013: Lauren Holiday, FC Kansas City

2014: Kim Little, Seattle Reign FC

2015: Crystal Dunn, Washington Spirit

2016: Lynn Williams, Western New York Flash

2017: Sam Kerr, Sky Blue FC

2018: Lindsey Horan, Portland Thorns FC

How pressure, adversity, molded the Portland Thorns

The Thorns will face the Courage on Saturday afternoon in a rematch of the 2017 NWSL Championship

The Thorns will meet the Courage on Saturday in a rematch of last year's final. (Photo credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/isiphotos.com)

Portland, Oregon — Thinking about the Portland Thorns, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the sheer level of talent on the team’s roster. Tobin Heath. Christine Sinclair. Lindsey Horan. These are some of the best players in the game, all at the top of their careers, and obviously, they all play a huge role in the team’s success. What’s less obvious about the Thorns — despite those big names, and despite the fact that they now find themselves in contention for a championship for the second year in a row — is the very real adversity they’ve been through this year, and how those challenges have molded the character of the team.

One of the defining features of the 2018 season, for Portland, has been the spate of injuries the team endured early on. And while, with the exception of Heath, most of those injuries weren’t to players often seen in lights outside the Rose City, they impacted multiple key pieces of the team.

Center back Emily Menges was out until mid-May. Goalkeeper Adrianna Franch played the first three games of the season, then sat out until late June. Then it was Midge Purce‘s turn, then Katherine Reynolds, then Emily Sonnett, then Purce again. All that came on top of the fact that one of Portland’s key offseason acquisitions, Caitlin Foord, had to sit out the majority of the season after sustaining a foot injury in the W-League playoffs. And all that, of course, happened in the most competitive season in the history of the NWSL.

“I’m a firm believer that the weakest moments make some of the strongest teams,” said Purce on Media Day on Thursday. “Something that makes our team special is we’ve had to go through a lot of ups and downs. … I just think our team has this unbelievable belief in ourselves.”

That belief hasn’t always been there, either this season or in previous years. The 2016 Thorns — whose core was the same as that of this team — won the NWSL Shield only to fall 3-4 to Western New York in the semifinals, after extra time. Earlier this season, they dropped a series of results at home, to Washington, Seattle, Orlando, North Carolina, and even then-winless Sky Blue. With the group of available players running low, those results were understandable, to an extent — but ultimately, the team knew they had to start finding ways to get results, regardless of the challenges placed in their way.

“Mark [Parsons] kind of zoomed in on [how] we can’t control what the other team’s going to do, we can’t control this, this, this, and this,” said Menges. “But your focus and your grit and your hard work, you can always control. … That’s always been a baseline of our team, but I definitely think there was a turning point in the middle of the season where we had to kind of remind ourselves to do that again.”

As far as focus and grit go, the team’s August 18 draw against Chicago at home is a case study. Although Portland was 4-1-0 since July 6 at that point (after going 5-5-5 to start the season), the four wins in that period were games they should have been expected to win — they were all against teams they’d gotten results against already. Faced with a very good Red Stars team fronted by Sam Kerr, a player notorious for scoring braces at Providence Park, they did something that felt new. They went down two goals, both by Kerr, and came back to draw.

“Two-nil down, we couldn’t come back against Seattle and Orlando earlier in the year,” said Parsons at a training in August. “The fact that we’ve got over that, I felt we were going to score. … That’s credit to the mentality and character that’s here.”

“I think it’s just the character of the team,” said Heath. “We have a great team, a super tight, united team and I think it shows in the results and the performances that we’ve had this year. We’ve had a lot of games that we have gone down a goal and we’ve been able to come back and have that belief within the locker room and within each other.”

There are plenty of examples of when the grit present in this team has come in handy. July 21 away against Sky Blue, when the team was again without multiple core players due to the Tournament of Nations, was one. August 25 against Washington, when they turned in one of their most dominant offensive performances to that point after a three-game week that included a difficult travel day, was another. But that mentality has never been quite as visible as it was in their last two games, both against Seattle at home, one at the end of the regular season and the other in the semifinals.

In the first game, Jess Fishlock scored early, which only seemed to motivate the Thorns to work harder and push for a goal. They equalized back in the 30th minute with an emphatic goal by Lindsey Horan, then won thanks to a second by Heath and a third by Horan. The semifinal was a similar story: Portland conceded midway through the first half, but came back to win.

“When we go down, our mentality has been stronger than ever,” said defender Emily Sonnett. “[In the first] Seattle game, we go down a goal in the first four, five minutes. I think it’s incredible how our team could kind of push, stick to the game plan, not freak out, and score a couple for the win.”

This team, most agree, is a better attacking side than last year’s championship squad. Beyond the starting lineup, from the top of the roster to the bottom, it may be a deeper team than the Thorns have ever had. None of that matters if the team’s mentality isn’t up for the challenges this super-competitive league presents.

“I think we’re more of a team this year,” said Thorns captain Christine Sinclair. “I think last year, if we would’ve gone down two goals, we weren’t coming back from that. … Whereas this year we have that trust in each other, and we’ll do it as a team.”

That cohesiveness is something that’s been molded in part by the number of must-win games Portland has played in throughout the final stretch of the season. “If you take the last four, five games that we’ve played, those were all must-win games for us,” says Heath. “I think for a lot of people, they don’t realize that we’ve been playing in these championship games for a while now. So this team understands pressure and this team understands what’s required to get results.”

When they face North Carolina, the best team in NWSL history, on Saturday, the Thorns’ battle-hardened mentality will be put to the test, something the team is ready for. “Under pressure, I think that’s where we’re at our best,” says Sonnett. “I think pressure defines what we do.”

Courage channeling underdog mentality ahead of NWSL Championship

Courage and Thorns meet in the NWSL Championship on Saturday at Providence Park

Lynn Williams finished second in the Golden Boot race with 14 goals this season. (Photo credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/isiphotos.com)

Portland, Oregon — No team has beaten the North Carolina Courage on the road this season. No NWSL team has ever won more games, earned more points, scored more, or allowed fewer goals than the Courage. But, on Saturday when the Courage face Portland Thorns FC in the 2018 NWSL Championship at Providence Park, the Courage feel like the underdogs.

“I always say this, but there is nothing better than hearing the dead silence of a home crowd,” Courage forward Lynn Williams said as both the Courage and Thorns took part in Media Day ahead on Thursday. “And I think that’s our mentality going into Saturday. Between the hurricane and not getting our home-field advantage [in the semifinal], and then coming here, playing a game and now having three days less rest than them [Portland], and they are actually on their home ground – We are the underdogs.”

The Courage, despite becoming the best American women’s professional soccer team in history per their points per game average of 2.375, feel like their backs are against the wall. There is something about Providence Park – whether that be the chants that erupt the stands or the red Thorns jerseys that bleed throughout — that can make even the very best of teams nervous. But, while nerves are most certainly present, more than that, it’s the edge that the Courage feel like they have gained from this final stretch of the season.

The Courage lost one of their best midfielders, MVP finalist McCall Zerboni, to a broken elbow that she suffered in the U.S. national team’s win over Chile on September 4. After that, the Courage had their home semifinal game moved from North Carolina due to Hurricane Florence. The game was shifted to Providence Park on Tuesday, where the Courage shutout the Chicago Red Stars 2-0 to advance to the championship. The Thorns defeated Seattle Reign FC 2-1 on that Saturday to punch their ticket to the final. The Courage and Thorns will now meet in a rematch of the 2017 NWSL Championship, which was won by the Thorns.

“I think we play our best when we feel like our backs are against a wall a bit,” Williams said. Williams led the Courage in scoring this season with 14 goals, good for runner-up in the Golden Boot. Teammate midfielder Elizabeth Eddy said she thinks playing away gives her side — which went 8-0-4 on the road in the regular season — an “edge.”

“Not that you need an edge, but [this is] something extra to fight against and use to bond together. It’s this us against the world mentality – like bring it, nothing is stopping us!”

Midfielder Sam Mewis, who scored the Courage’s second goal on Tuesday night, finishing an upper-90 blast from outside the box said, “I think that this sense of being underdogs goes back to 2016 when we were the Western New York Flash and Paul [Riley] came in and we hadn’t had a great season the year before and went on to win it.” The WNY Flash, before being sold and relocated to North Carolina after that season, defeated the Washington Spirit in penalty kicks to win the 2016 NWSL Championship.

“I think the core of this team has kept this feeling. We train like underdogs, we always have kept this sense that it’s us against the world.”

The Courage will also be up against the “Curse of the Shield” – no NWSL Shield winner has ever won the NWSL Championship in five NWSL seasons. The Courage claimed this year’s Shield with a record-breaking 17 wins and 57 points, but will face a team that has never lost in the NWSL Championship, earning the crest in 2013 and 2017. The Thorns enter this weekend’s game in peak form – they finished the regular season in second place with an overall record of 12-6-6 and 42 points. The Thorns are undefeated in their last six games – with their last loss coming against the Courage on August 5.

“They have been fantastic all season. I kind of think the pressure is on them to win a championship with everything they have done this season,” Thorns midfielder Tobin Heath said. “I have said it all year that we’re a championship team, and we’re built for these moments, and it’s one game. I say it too, you learn a lot from your losses. We’ve played them three times and we’ve lost, and from that we’ve learned.”

Heath scored the Thorns’ equalizer against the Reign on Saturday and has eight goals and seven assists this season. Heath mentioned that her side has yet to beat the Courage since last year’s Championship – the Courage won all three times vs. the Thorns this season; by a scoreline of 1-0 on March 24, 4-1 on May 30 and, most recently, 2-1 on August 5.

The last time the Courage played against the Thorns at Providence Park, the silence Williams mentioned she loves hearing on the road was most certainly heard that evening in May. Williams scored twice, and Mewis and midfielder Debinha also chipped in a goal each.

“We’re going to get booed and it’s fine. We know it’s coming,” Williams said. “You’re not going to hear your teammates very well, or your coaches, but you know what — we’re just going to have to give it our all.”

2018 NWSL Best XI and Second XI announced

The best of the 2018 NWSL season

The NWSL announced the 2018 Best XI and Second XI on Thursday afternoon. The Best XI and Second XI are a result of votes from September 16-18 among players, media, fans and owners/GMs/coaches.

Voting breakdown: Fans (20%), Owners/GMs/Coaches (20%), Media (20%) and Players (40%).

 

2018 NWSL Best XI

Goalkeeper: Adrianna Franch

Defenders: Emily Sonnett, Becky Sauerbrunn, Abby Erceg, Abby Dahlkemper

Midfielders: Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, McCall Zerboni

Forwards: Crystal Dunn, Sam Kerr, Megan Rapinoe

 

2018 NWSL Second XI

Goalkeeper: Lydia Williams

Defenders: Merritt Mathias, Julie Ertz, Emily Menges, Steph Catley

Midfielders: Debinha, Carli Lloyd, Christine Sinclair

Forwards: Lynn Williams, Rachel Daly, Sofia Huerta

 

A look at the regular season stats of the 2018 NWSL Best XI:

 

GK: Adrianna Franch, Portland Thorns FC

Portland Thorns FC goalkeeper Adrianna Franch made 14 starts in 2018, posting three clean sheets. She made 45 saves, conceded 14 goals and held a save percentage of 76.3%.


D: Emily Sonnett, Portland Thorns FC

Portland Thorns FC defender Emily Sonnett played 1,755 minutes over 20 games in 2018 and her 104 clearances ranked third in the NWSL. She recorded 14 blocks, 35 interceptions, 18 tackles won and 68 duels won. She also had one goal and one assist, and held a 77.8% passing accuracy (886 passes).


D: Becky Sauerbrunn, Utah Royals FC

Utah Royals FC defender Becky Sauerbrunn played 1,720 minutes over 20 appearances in 2018, as Utah’s finished the season allowing the third-fewest goals in the league. She was the league’s most efficient passer (minimum 400 pass attempts) with an 86.23% passing accuracy over 1,046 passes. Her 18 blocks ranked 5th in the NWSL and 90 clearances ranked 10th in the NWSL. She also had 20 tackles won, 78 duels won, and 49 interceptions.


D: Abby Erceg, North Carolina Courage

North Carolina Courage defender Abby Erceg played every minute (2,160) in 2018, one of five players to do so, as the Courage allowed the fewest goals in the league and earned 11 clean sheets. She made 110 clearances (2nd in the NWSL), 21 blocks (4th), 50 interceptions and 19 tackles won. She won 116 duels, including 81 aerial duels, which ranked 5th in the league. She held an 81.9% passing accuracy (1047 passes) and added two goals and two assists.


D: Abby Dahlkemper, North Carolina Courage

North Carolina Courage defender Abby Dahlkemper appeared in 19 games in 2018 for the league’s best-ranked defense. She made 60 clearances, 11 blocks, 20 interceptions, eight tackles won and 39 duels won. She held a passing accuracy of 79.3% (885 passes).


M: Tobin Heath, Portland Thorns FC

In 17 games, Portland Thorns FC midfielder Tobin Heath finished the regular season with seven assists (tied for second-best in the NWSL) and seven goals in 17 shots on target. She also recorded 28 chances created and 26 successful crosses/corners, while holding a passing accuracy of 76.4% (534 passes).


M: Lindsey Horan, Portland Thorns FC

Portland Thorns FC midfielder Lindsey Horan played 1,980 minutes over 22 games as the Thorns went 12-6-6 (42 points) and finished second in the NWSL. She scored 13 goals (3rd in the NWSL) and added two assists, scoring at a rate of 152.3 minutes per goal in 30 shots on target. She led the league in total touches (1,852) and duels won (297), including aerial duels (141), which was also first in the league. She also had 47 tackles won (tied for 4th in the NWSL), 42 headed clearances (3rd). She recorded 25 chances created and held a passing accuracy of 75.2% (1,293 passes).


M: McCall Zerboni, North Carolina Courage

North Carolina Courage midfielder McCall Zerboni played 1,800 minutes over 20 games for the Courage, as North Carolina posted a 17-1-6 record (57 points) and finished first in the league. She led the league in tackles won with 63 and finished second in interceptions with 70. She won 203 duels, third best in the NWSL, 47 of which were aerial duels. She finished 10th in total touches with 1,422. She also added three goals in eight shots on target and 25 chances created. She held a passing accuracy of 75.9% (995 passes).


F: Crystal Dunn, North Carolina Courage

North Carolina Courage forward Crystal Dunn appeared in 22 games in her first year with the Courage, scoring eight goals and five assists. She finished the regular season second in the NWSL in chances created with 47 and led the league in dribbles completed (46). She also won 127 duels and 41 tackles.


F: Sam Kerr, Chicago Red Stars

Chicago Red Stars forward Sam Kerr played 1,704 minutes over 19 games for the Red Stars as the team finished fourth in the NWSL with a 9-5-10 record (37 points). Her 16 goals lead the league, and she added four assists. Her 40 chances created tied for 9th in the NWSL. She scored at a rate of 106.5 minutes per goal in 47 shots on target. She won 129 duels, tied for 12th in the league, 70 of which were aerial duels, 9th in the NWSL.


F: Megan Rapinoe, Seattle Reign FC

Seattle Reign FC forward Megan Rapinoe played 1,315 minutes over 16 games for the Reign as they finished third in the NWSL with an 11-5-8 record and 41 points. She scored seven goals (tied for 10th) and had six assists (tied for 4th in the league). She scored at a rate of 187.9 minutes per goal in 37 shots on target. Her 41 chances created ranked 8th in the NWSL and 27 successful crosses/corners ranked 6th in the NWSL. She won 114 duels, 31 in the air.

 


Additional end of season statistical league leaders are available here.

Vera Pauw leaves the Houston Dash

Pauw served as the Dash's head coach for one season

Vera Pauw led the Dash to a 9-10-5 overall record in 2018. (Photo credit: Jane Gershovich/isiphotos.com)

Houston Dash head coach Vera Pauw has stepped down from her position with the organization, the club announced on Thursday. Pauw did not seek a new contract with the team to return to her home in the Netherlands to be closer to her family

After her one season with the Dash, Pauw’s side earned nine wins this year and finished the regular season at 9-10-5 and 32 points, good for sixth place in the league standings.

“While the Houston Dash is a phenomenal club with huge potential and an amazing fan base, I have decided to not pursue a contract extension. Although we set club records in many categories and stayed in the playoff race until the final week of the season, it is best for me to go back to my husband in The Netherlands,” Pauw said in the Houston Dash’s press release.

“I thank club management for the ongoing support of the changes that had to be made. I leave a young team that is ready for the future. The foundation is set, and I wish the club the success it deserves.”

Before coaching in Houston, Pauw coached the South African Women’s National Team through the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, as well as the 2014 Confederation of African Football Women’s Championship. She also served as the technical director for the Russian women’s national team and spent a short role as an interim head coach for Russia. She was also the head coach for her home nation of the Netherlands and Scotland. Prior to her coaching days, Pauw also earned 89 caps for the Netherlands before she retired in 1998.

Houston Dash president Chris Canetti and Dash Managing Director Brian Ching will lead the search process for the next head coach along with overseeing the team. The search for Houston’s new head coach will begin immediately.

North Carolina adapts mid-game, shuts down Chicago’s offense

The Courage shut out the Red Stars to advance to the NWSL Championship

The Courage defense shut out the Red Stars offense on Tuesday night -- including two-time Golden Boot winner Sam Kerr. (Photo credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/isiphotos.com)

Portland, Oregon — As a team, the North Carolina Courage are known for their ridiculously dominant offense, which uses a high-pressing approach to take control of games and keep opposing defenses on their back foot. But Tuesday night in their semifinal against the Chicago Red Stars, the story wasn’t the offense, but how the team’s all-time league-leading defense — the Courage have conceded just 17 goals all season — was able to shut down a Chicago attack that for 45 minutes looked like it was capable of anything.

“We were getting picked apart in the first half,” said North Carolina coach Paul Riley. “Morgan Brian was getting the ball. [Danielle] Colaprico, [Vanessa] DiBernardo, they were hurting us bad. [Yuki] Nagasato was getting in between lines. She caused us a lot of problems tonight and then we just backed off, dropped 30 yards deeper than we normally do.”

That choice to drop off was an unusual move for a team largely defined by their ability to run relentlessly at opponents, and against a Red Stars side that didn’t seem to be bothered by North Carolina’s usual pressure, it proved the right one. The first half saw Chicago repeatedly break the first line of pressure in the midfield, with Brian often able to beat multiple defenders to find a forward pass. The attacking duo of Sam Kerr and Nagasato looked as dangerous as they have all season, and Kerr had a handful of excellent chances, including one shot that went off the post in the ninth minute.

“We just couldn’t figure out their shape in the first half,” said Courage center back Abby Erceg. “Especially when you’re trying to do it on the fly, during the game, it’s very difficult. Paul [Riley] helped us out a little bit with that, thankfully.”

The game changed completely in the second half. Kerr and Nagasato, so dynamic as an attacking duo for the first 45 minutes, couldn’t find each other. “We dropped off a little bit just to make sure they weren’t getting in behind us,” said Erceg. “They were getting a lot of chances, their midfield was getting behind our midfield and it was causing a lot of problems. We changed it and it worked out in the second half.”

“As the game got stretched in the second half,” said Red Stars coach Rory Dames, “we couldn’t get anybody up high enough with [Kerr] to give her any sort of support. … We needed to be able to keep the ball and get the ball moving a little bit more.” Unable to find space between North Carolina’s lines, Chicago often resorted to long upfield passes, many of which weren’t successful — but even then, Kerr was able to get on the end of a few optimistic services. That’s where North Carolina’s last line of defense stepped in.

“I think the Abbys [Erceg and Dahlkemper] did a good job of having one tight to her and one covering,” said Dames. Their smart positioning, together with some excellent one-on-one defending by both players, contained the relatively few looks Kerr found in the second half.

“Sam Kerr was frighteningly good today,” said Riley, “and [Erceg] and Dahlkemper dealt with her. Their partnership has been fantastic this year. … Abby Erceg, we got her from Chicago a couple years ago and she’s just elevated her game, fitness-wise, professionally, technically. She’s better than she used to be, great leader. In the locker room, she’s just amazing. I hope she’s defender of the year because she absolutely, you look at who deserves it? Becky [Sauerbrunn] deserved it, [Julie Ertz] probably deserved it other years, but absolutely hands down, there’s no question for me.”

Midfielder Sam Mewis echoed Riley’s praise. “Our center backs are so good,” she said. “They’re both up for defender of the year, right? Which I think is so deserved, they’re both world-class defenders.”

Asked what it’s like defending one of the world’s best forwards in Kerr, Erceg was straightforward. “It sucks,” she laughed. “She’s very good, she’s so good. You can watch footage of her all day, but she’s so dynamic in the way she plays, she’s not predictable which makes it very difficult to mark her. That’s one of the trademarks of her game. She can pull a goal out of nothing, which makes her dangerous all over the field, so we really wanted to shut her down today.”

Between strong individual performances from the defense and the mid-game adjustments to their overall game plan, North Carolina did just that. Ultimately, it was an approach that allowed the Courage to be effective offensively as well, giving the team a look that almost harkened back to the Western New York Flash days, when blazing-fast attacks in transition were the team’s most powerful weapon.

Ultimately, it was a wonder goal by Mewis, sent to the far post from 30 yards out, that put the game to bed in the 86th minute. Chicago had already been looking tired and frustrated, and after that, it was all over. “It came at a good time,” said Mewis. “It allowed us to definitely sit back, we didn’t need to get another goal and stretch the lead at all. … I think all it really did was allow us to sit in, keep them out, go to the corners, and finish the game out.”

Heading into a rematch of last year’s championship, against a Portland Thorns side whose offense has looked unstoppable in recent weeks, the team’s ability to adjust in a way they haven’t done in the regular season could prove to be a crucial asset.

“We’re really motivated,” said Mewis of the upcoming final. “We’ve been thinking about this all year, and we’re excited to just come out and try and perform and I think it’s going be a great match, for the league, for women’s soccer. It’s going to be exciting.”

U.S. names 20-woman roster for Concacaf Women’s Championship

The United States will take on Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago and Panama in the group stage of the tournament

The United States will first face Mexico on October 4. (Photo credit: Robin Alam/isiphotos.com)

U.S. women’s national team head coach Jill Ellis has named the 20-woman roster for the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship in October. U.S. Soccer announced the roster on Wednesday. The tournament, Concacaf’s qualifying tournament for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, will take place October 4-17.

The roster is only 20 players, down from the 23 were selected the last time out for the U.S. in their pair of friendlies vs. Chile, and three less than would be on a World Cup squad next summer.

U.S. WNT Concacaf Women’s Championship Roster by Position (Caps/Goals):

GOALKEEPERS (2): Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 17/0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 33/0)

DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage; 23/0), Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage; 69/23), Hailie Mace (UCLA; 2/0), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC; 108/2), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 143/0), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 25/0), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 21/0)

MIDFIELDERS (5): Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars; 79/6), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 66/16), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 56/6), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 13/3), Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage; 38/7)

FORWARDS (6): Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 138/21), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 259/102), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 147/90), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 104/45), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 37/12), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC; 140/38)

 

U.S. Soccer noted that Courage midfielder McCall Zerboni (left elbow fracture) and Stanford defender Tierna Davidson (left ankle fracture) were not available for selection due to injury. U.S. Soccer also said that Thorns goalkeeper Adrianna Franch and Courage defender Merritt Mathias would train with the team to assist in preparation ahead of the matches.

Group A of the tournament will feature the United States, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago and Panama. Group A games will be played at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. Group B will feature Canada, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Cuba. Group B games will take place at H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas.

The semifinals, third-place game and championship games will be held at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The top three teams will automatically qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. The fourth-place finisher will head to a home-and-away playoff with Argentina for a spot in next summer’s tournament.


Schedule:

 

October 4

Sahlen’s Stadium in Cary, North Carolina

Trinidad & Tobago vs. Panama | 5 p.m. ET

United States vs. Mexico | 7:30 p.m. ET

 

October 5

H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas

Costa Rica vs. Cuba | 6 p.m. ET

Canada vs. Jamaica | 8:30 p.m. ET

 

October 7

Sahlen’s Stadium in Cary, North Carolina

Panama vs. United States | 5 p.m. ET

Mexico vs. Trinidad & Tobago | 7:30 p.m. ET

 

October 8

H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas

Jamaica vs. Costa Rica | 6 p.m. ET

Cuba vs. Canada | 8:30 p.m. ET

 

October 10

Sahlen’s Stadium in Cary, North Carolina

Panama vs. Mexico | 5 p.m. ET

Trinidad & Tobago vs. United States | 7:30 p.m. ET

 

October 11

H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas

Cuba vs. Jamaica | 7:30 p.m. ET

Costa Rica vs. Canada | 10 p.m. ET

 

October 14

Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas

2nd A vs. 1st B | 5 p.m. ET*

1st A vs. 2nd B | 8 p.m. ET*

* Order of semifinal matches may be switched to accommodate broadcasters

 

October 17

Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas

Third-place match | 5 p.m. ET

Championship | 8 p.m. ET

 

 


Ticket info via U.S. Soccer:

CARY, N.C.

Tickets for the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship Group A doubleheaders featuring the U.S. Women’s National Team, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago and Panama on Oct. 4, 7 and 10 in Cary, N.C., are currently on sale through ussoccer.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets will not be sold at the stadium except on the day of each event.

EDINBURG, TEXAS

Tickets for the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship Group B doubleheaders featuring Canada, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Cuba on Oct. 5, 8 and 11 in Edinburg, Texas, go on sale Thursday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m. CT through ussoccer.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets will not be sold at the stadium except on the day of each event.

FRISCO, TEXAS

Tickets for the semifinals, Third-Place Match and the Championship Game at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship are currently on sale through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-855-492-8053 and at the Toyota Stadium Ticket Office.

Groups of 20 or more can order directly at ussoccer.com.

Coaches Circle and Presidents Circle members supporting the U.S. Soccer Development Fund can receive individual customer support and concierge services for their ticketing needs. Click here or contact circles@ussoccer.org for more information.

Courage, Thorns to meet in 2018 NWSL Championship; Broadcast, ticket info

Courage vs. Thorns on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET on Lifetime

The North Carolina Courage and Portland Thorns FC will meet Saturday at Providence Park in the 2018 NWSL Championship, a rematch of last year’s final.

 

Saturday, September 22 at 4:30 p.m. ET on Lifetime

NWSL Championship

Providence Park in Portland, Oregon

Tickets to the 2018 NWSL Championship match are on sale by calling (888) 736-6849 or online

The final will be streamed live via the Lifetime App, with authentication required in the United States. International fans will be able to watch every game on the NWSL app and NWSLsoccer.com.

Franch’s big saves kept Portland in the game

Adrianna Franch made four saves in Portland's semifinal win over Seattle

Portland Thorns FC goalkeeper Adrianna Franch made four saves on Saturday vs. Seattle Reign FC. (Photo credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/isiphotos.com)

Portland, Oregon — In the playoffs, the margins between winners and losers can be razor-thin, and so it was yesterday when Seattle Reign FC went to Portland for a semifinal against their Cascadia rivals. In a first half when Portland Thorns FC admit they didn’t play their best soccer, it was often one player — goalkeeper Adrianna Franch — keeping the home team in the game.

“I thought AD was incredible in the first half,” said Reign coach Vlatko Andonovski. “I was actually afraid, thinking to myself, walking to the locker room, ‘What do we need to do to score a goal?'”

This semifinal was a rematch of last week’s regular-season showdown, which saw Portland dominate their rivals; yesterday, things played out differently from the start. “Seattle came in super aggressive, and really working hard, and they played well,” said Portland coach Mark Parsons. “For us, the biggest difference was we weren’t getting the pressure. We weren’t competing.”

With Seattle coming out swinging from the starting whistle and often pinning Portland into their own half, the numerical discrepancies between the two teams were stark in the first half. Seattle out-possessed Portland 59.8% to 40.2% and took 13 shots to Portland’s eight.

After knocking on the door for much of the half, Seattle finally found the game’s first goal in the 29th minute when Jasmyne Spencer crashed the far post on a Megan Rapinoe free kick and one-timed the ball, which had ricocheted off the crossbar, into the net. For the next 15 minutes, it would be Franch who kept the Thorns in contention.

“We had some great opportunities first half,” said Reign forward Jodie Taylor. “We exploited some weaknesses and managed to create a lot of chances, but AD’s such a good goalkeeper. … I had two really great chances that I hit well, but not good enough to beat AD.”

Franch’s first big save came in the 33rd minute. Taylor struck a beautiful volley from the top of the penalty arc that curved gracefully as it flew towards goal, looking sure to land in the back of the net—but the Thorns keeper, despite initially stepping the wrong direction, dove right at the last minute to get a hand on the ball and deflect it out for a corner kick.

In the 37th minute, Franch would be tested again, this time when Taylor spun to beat Emily Sonnett near the six-yard line, this one a low driven effort. Franch dove to the ground to make another eye-popping reflex save. Just two minutes later, she dove backwards and blocked an attempt by Rapinoe, who had beaten Ellie Carpenter around the inside to get on the end of a cross from Theresa Nielsen, with her right foot.

“She’s incredible,” said Portland midfielder Tobin Heath. “The kind of saves that she makes in big-time moments — she’s a gamer, you know. It’s really cool to have someone like that on your team.”

Those missed opportunities by Seattle kept Portland in the game long enough for Heath to score the 43rd-minute equalizer, assisted by Lindsey Horan, which set the stage for a Portland comeback in the second half. “I think if we’d snuck in a couple extra, you know, if we were going into the half at three goals, 3-1, it would have been a different game,” said Taylor.

“At halftime I think we all knew,” said Parsons, “we needed to compete, we needed to claw our way back into this game, because no one was going to give it to us. … And wow, were they better in the second half.”

“We got at them,” said Franch of the turnaround in the second half. “We started pressing a little bit more, like we normally do, not allowing them to send in balls from deep. .. if they were pressing, we put the ball long, and if they did drop off we had to play.” The Thorns picked up momentum throughout the half, until they finally found the go-ahead goal in the 77th minute when Horan headed in a service by Christine Sinclair.

Beyond those crucial 15 minutes in the first half, Franch repeatedly demonstrated her ability in the air, leaping to catch crosses and corner kicks that most keepers would be content to deflect away. Aside from Rapinoe’s perfectly-hit free kick on the Reign goal, which skipped past her fingertips, she claimed just about every service Rapinoe sent in out of the air.

“There’s no one, I’d say in the league,” said Parsons, “and I’ll rely on Nadine [Angerer, the Thorns goalkeeping coach] to say the world. There’s no one in the world that can do what she did in the first 45 minutes.”

Franch’s partnership with Angerer, the legendary former German international who became the only goalkeeper ever to be named FIFA World Player of the Year, has been key to her development as a player since arriving in Portland in 2016. “Her ceiling is nowhere near,” Parsons said. “Working in this environment with our staff and Nadine, what Britt Eckerstrom continues to give to that environment, and Bella [Geist]. … [I’m] just proud of the growth that she continues to make and what she does in big games and big moments.”

For Franch, saves like the ones she made today are all in a day’s work, something she downplays in favor of talking about the overall team performance. “You want to try to keep the ball out of the back of the net and be there for your team,” she said after the game. “That’s what I tried to do. It was enough in the first half, and the team stepped up and took care of the second for a team performance across the board.”

2018 NWSL Awards Finalists

Voting is now open

The 2018 finalists for Most Valuable Player, Defender of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year have now been announced. Voting is now open and will continue for owners, general managers, coaches, players, media and fans until Tuesday, September 18 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

The list of finalists was decided after a preliminary round of voting by owners, general managers, coaches, players and media.

The final round of voting will determine the individual award winners and Best XI.

Voting Breakdown:
Preliminary Round: Owners/GMs/Coaches (25%), Media (25%) and Players (50%)
Final Round: Fans (20%), Owners/GMs/Coaches (20%), Media (20%) and Players (40%)

VOTE NOW



2018 NWSL Awards – Finalists

Coach of the Year

 

Vlatko Andonovski, Seattle Reign FC

In his first year as coach of Seattle Reign FC, Vlatko Andonovski coached the Reign to their first playoff appearance since 2015. The Reign finished 11-5-8 with 41 points to capture third place in the NWSL and went 7-1-4 at home. The Reign finished the year with the second-best goals against average in league history (.79), allowing 19 goals in 24 games. Their 12 clean sheets tied the NWSL record.

Mark Parsons, Portland Thorns FC

In 2018, Mark Parsons and Portland Thorns FC finished in second place in the NWSL for the second straight year, earning their third straight postseason appearance, and third straight home semifinal game. Their 12-6-6 record (42 points) also marked their third straight season with 12 wins or more. The Thorns went 7-1-1 down the stretch and won the No. 2 seed in their regular season finale with a 3-1 win over Seattle Reign FC. Portland’s 40 goals and +12 goal differential were second in the NWSL.

Paul Riley, North Carolina Courage

In 2018, Paul Riley and the North Carolina Courage won the NWSL Shield for the second consecutive season. The Courage finished the regular season with a 17-1-6 record, setting NWSL records for most wins (17), points (57), fewest losses (1), most goals scored (53), fewest goals allowed (17), goals against average (.71) and largest goal differential (+36). They also became the first team in NWSL history to go unbeaten on the road for an entire season.

 


Rookie of the Year 

Imani Dorsey, Sky Blue FC 

After making her NWSL debut on June 8, Sky Blue FC forward Imani Dorsey appeared in 13 games for Sky Blue, earning 1,047 minutes and making 12 starts. She recorded 4 goals, 1 assist, 16 shots on target and 11 chances created, while posting a 74.4% passing accuracy (332 passes).

Savannah McCaskill, Sky Blue FC

Sky Blue FC midfielder Savannah McCaskill appeared in 20 matches, 17 starts, and played 1,510 minutes. She scored 3 goals and 3 assists, with 12 shots on target and a 68.5% passing accuracy (581 passes). Her 37 chances created ranked 11th in the league.

 Andi Sullivan, Washington Spirit

Washington Spirit midfielder Andi Sullivan led all rookies with 1,984 minutes. In 23 games (22 starts), she held a 78.9% passing accuracy (988 passes), and added 34 interceptions, 33 tackles won and 1 assist.

 

End of season statistical league leaders are available here.

More stats are also available on each player’s page on the NWSL site: Imani Dorsey, Savannah McCaskill, Andi Sullivan

 


Goalkeeper of the Year

Aubrey Bledsoe, Washington Spirit

Washington Spirit goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe finished tied for first in the NWSL with 108 saves, a new NWSL record. She posted 4 clean sheets and held a 78.3% save percentage, conceding 30 goals over 21 games.

Adrianna Franch, Portland Thorns FC

Portland Thorns FC goalkeeper Adrianna Franch made 14 starts in 2018, posting 3 clean sheets. She made 45 saves, conceded 14 goals and held a save percentage of 76.3%.

Lydia Williams, Seattle Reign FC

Seattle Reign FC goalkeeper Lydia Williams earned 10 clean sheets, one shy of tying the NWSL record. She made 56 saves and allowed 11 goals over 16 games, posting a save percentage of 83.6%.

 

End of season statistical league leaders are available here.

More stats are also available on each player’s page on the NWSL site: Aubrey Bledsoe, Adrianna Franch, Lydia Williams

 


Defender of the Year

Abby Dahlkemper, North Carolina Courage

North Carolina Courage defender Abby Dahlkemper appeared in 19 games in 2018 for the league’s best-ranked defense. She made 60 clearances, 11 blocks, 20 interceptions, 8 tackles won and 39 duels won. She held a passing accuracy of 79.3% (885 passes).

Abby Erceg, North Carolina Courage

North Carolina Courage defender Abby Erceg played every minute (2,160) in 2018, one of five players to do so, as the Courage allowed the fewest goals in the league and earned 11 clean sheets. She made 110 clearances (2nd in the NWSL), 21 blocks (4th), 50 interceptions and 19 tackles won. She won 116 duels, including 81 aerial duels, which ranked 5th in the league. She held an 81.9% passing accuracy (1047 passes) and added 2 goals and 2 assists.

Julie Ertz, Chicago Red Stars 

Chicago Red Stars defender Julie Ertz played 1,126 minutes over 14 appearances in 2018. She recorded 54 clearances, 8 blocks, 22 interceptions, 9 tackles won and 63 duels won. She held a passing accuracy of 67.1% (468 passes).

Becky Sauerbrunn, Utah Royals FC

Utah Royals FC defender Becky Sauerbrunn played 1,720 minutes over 20 appearances in 2018, as Utah’s finished the season allowing the third-fewest goals in the league. She was the league’s most efficient passer (minimum 400 pass attempts) with an 86.23% passing accuracy over 1,046 passes. Her 18 blocks ranked 5th in the NWSL and 90 clearances ranked 10th in the NWSL. She also had 20 tackles won, 78 duels won, and 49 interceptions.

Emily Sonnett, Portland Thorns FC

Portland Thorns FC defender Emily Sonnett played 1,755 minutes over 20 games in 2018 and her 104 clearances ranked third in the NWSL. She recorded 14 blocks, 35 interceptions, 18 tackles won and 68 duels won. She also had one goal and one assist, and held a 77.8% passing accuracy (886 passes).

 

End of season statistical league leaders are available here.

More stats are also available on each player’s page on the NWSL site: Abby Dahlkemper, Abby Erceg, Julie Ertz, Becky Sauerbrunn, Emily Sonnett

 


Most Valuable Player

Lindsey Horan, Portland Thorns FC

Portland Thorns FC midfielder Lindsey Horan played 1,980 minutes over 22 games as the Thorns went 12-6-6 (42 points) and finished second in the NWSL. She scored 13 goals (3rd in the NWSL) and added 2 assists, scoring at a rate of 152.3 minutes per goal in 30 shots on target. She led the league in total touches (1,852) and duels won (297), including aerial duels (141), which was also first in the league. She also had 47 tackles won (tied for 4th in the NWSL), 42 headed clearances (3rd). She recorded 25 chances created and held a passing accuracy of 75.2% (1,293 passes).

Sam Kerr, Chicago Red Stars

Chicago Red Stars forward Sam Kerr played 1,704 minutes over 19 games for the Red Stars as the team finished fourth in the NWSL with a 9-5-10 record (37 points). Her 16 goals lead the league, and she added 4 assists. Her 40 chances created tied for 9th in the NWSL. She scored at a rate of 106.5 minutes per goal in 47 shots on target. She won 129 duels, tied for 12th in the league, 70 of which were aerial duels, 9th in the NWSL.

Megan Rapinoe, Seattle Reign FC

Seattle Reign FC forward Megan Rapinoe played 1,315 minutes over 16 games for the Reign as they finished third in the NWSL with an 11-5-8 record and 41 points. She scored 7 goals (tied for 10th) and had 6 assists (tied for 4th in the league). She scored at a rate of 187.9 minutes per goal in 37 shots on target. Her 41 chances created ranked 8th in the NWSL and 27 successful crosses/corners ranked 6th in the NWSL. She won 114 duels, 31 in the air.

Lynn Williams, North Carolina Courage

North Carolina Courage forward Lynn Williams played 1,707 minutes over 21 games for the Courage as North Carolina finished first in the NWSL with a 17-1-6 record (57 points). Her 14 goals ranked second in the NWSL, scoring at a rate of 121.9 minutes per goal in 41 shots on target. She added 5 assists and 29 chances created. She won 116 duels, 54 of which were aerial duels.

McCall Zerboni, North Carolina Courage

North Carolina Courage midfielder McCall Zerboni played 1,800 minutes over 20 games for the Courage, as North Carolina posted a 17-1-6 record (57 points) and finished first in the league. She led the league in tackles won with 63 and finished second in interceptions with 70. She won 203 duels, third best in the NWSL, 47 of which were aerial duels. She finished 10th in total touches with 1,422. She also added 3 goals in 8 shots on target and 25 chances created. She held a passing accuracy of 75.9% (995 passes).

 

End of season statistical league leaders are available here.

More stats are also available on each player’s page on the NWSL site: Lindsey Horan, Sam Kerr, Megan Rapinoe, Lynn Williams, McCall Zerboni

Semifinal preview: Courage vs. Red Stars

Courage vs. Red Stars will take place on Tuesday night at 9 p.m. ET on ESPNews

The Courage and Red Stars played to a 1-1 draw the last time the two teams met in the regular season. (Photo credit: Daniel Bartel/isiphotos.com)

The North Carolina Courage and Chicago Red Stars will meet on Tuesday night at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon, in the second NWSL semifinal at 9 p.m. ET on ESPNews. (Buy Tickets)

The game was originally scheduled to be played on Sunday in North Carolina, home of the first-place Courage, but was moved to Portland due to Hurricane Florence. The league announced the change on Thursday. The winner will take on Portland Thorns FC on Saturday afternoon at Providence Park in the 2018 NWSL Championship.

Tuesday’s semifinal is a meeting of the NWSL’s best-ever regular season team in the Courage, and the league’s most prolific goal scorer in Red Stars forward Sam Kerr.

North Carolina set records for wins (17), points (57), most goals scored (53) and fewest goals allowed (17). The Courage finished the regular season at 17-1-6, unbeaten on the road, 15 points clear of second-place Portland Thorns FC and NWSL Shield winners for the second consecutive year. Their points per game average of 2.375 is the best in the history of not just the NWSL, but also any team in American women’s professional soccer history, besting the previous record set by the 2011 Western New York Flash of Women’s Professional Soccer.

“North Carolina has had a special season. Have a special team. You want to be the best, you’ve got to beat the best, so we’re excited about the opportunity to compete against them,” Red Stars coach Rory Dames said on a conference call with the media last week. “North Carolina’s the best women’s team that has played in a professional league in this country. They’ve statistically proven that. … So, all credit to them for what they’ve done, but we feel pretty good about our group as well.”

On the other side of the field, Kerr followed up last year’s record 17 goals with 16 this year, winning the Golden Boot for the second straight season. Her 16 goals and four assists came in 19 games after missing the first five games of the season because of international duty.

“I think [Kerr is] just one of those players that’s unstoppable at the moment. She’s in the top form of her career and she is unstoppable. She’s scoring in almost every single game,” Courage defender Abby Erceg said. “I think we just have to find a way to shut her down as best as possible. Some days, you’re going to be able to do it and some days, you’re not going to be able to do it. That’s how it goes with players like that. They’re just so good that they always find a way. But I enjoy the challenge. I like playing against players like that. They make you better. They make you think.”

Chicago claimed the fourth and final playoff spot, their fourth straight semifinal appearance, with a strong run down the stretch. The Red Stars are 8-2-3 in their last 13 games, with the only losses coming to the Courage in July and then Utah Royals FC in the regular season finale, when the Red Stars had already clinched the No. 4 seed.

Both teams have history to overcome this postseason. No Shield winner has ever won the title, including last year’s Courage team, which lost the final to Portland Thorns FC in the final. And the Red Stars have never made the NWSL Championship, losing in the semifinals the last three years, including a 1-0 loss in North Carolina last year on an 89th minute goal from Denise O’Sullivan last October.

While Kerr is new to the team, and has not been a part of those losses, she says the team is confident heading in the playoffs. “It doesn’t really play any emotion into this week. The girls have said around the team that they feel the most confident they ever have in this team, so that gives us confidence. I don’t think that’s something that the girls are thinking about.”

The Courage are 1-0-2 vs. the Red Stars this season, making Chicago just one of two teams to earn multiple points vs. the league leaders this season. This after the Red Stars went 3-0 vs. the Courage in the regular season last year before the playoff loss.

“I think they’re a very good side. To be honest with you, you don’t want to play anybody in the playoffs, but this is certainly one we would have liked to avoid,” Courage head coach Paul Riley said.

When the Courage take the field on Tuesday night, they’ll do so without one of their most important players in midfielder McCall Zerboni, who broke her elbow in the first minute of the U.S. women’s national team’s win over Chile on September 4. Zerboni, named an MVP Finalist on Sunday, finished the season first in tackles won, second in interceptions and third in duels won. When Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher put up an impressive 11 saves vs. the Courage back in May, it was Zerboni who finally scored late to keep North Carolina’s then unbeaten streak alive.

McCall’s a huge part of their team. I’ve played with McCall, so I know how much she means to a team. When we were at Western New York five years ago she was a big part of our team,” Kerr said. “It’s disappointing. You want to play the best teams when you go into a semifinal, but I’m sure — North Carolina, they beat one of the best teams in the world with six of their players out [Olympique Lyon in the International Champions Cup Final], so they’re a resilient team.”

Even without Zerboni on the field, the game will still feature two MVP finalists in Kerr and Courage forward Lynn Williams, who finished 1-2 in this year’s Golden Boot race with 16 and 14 goals, respectively. Kerr’s goals came in just 19 games after missing the first part of the season on international duty. Williams caught fire down the stretch, scoring 13 goals in the final 14 of her 21 appearances. Both goal scorers are the only players to record a hat trick in the league this season.

North Carolina Courage vs. Chicago Red Stars will take place on Tuesday night at 9 p.m. ET on ESPNews from Providence Park in Portland, Oregon. (Buy Tickets)

Courage, Red Stars set to meet again in the NWSL Playoffs

The Courage and Red Stars will play on Tuesday night at 9 p.m. ET on ESPNews

Courage forward Debinha has scored in two of the three meetings with the Red Stars this year. (Photo credit: Daniel Bartel/isiphotos.com)

The North Carolina Courage and the Chicago Red Stars will meet at Providence Park in the 2018 NWSL Playoffs on Tuesday night (9 p.m. ET on ESPNews) for a rematch of the 2017 NWSL Playoffs. Last year, the Courage knocked out the Red Stars 1-0 to advance to the Championship — so this year, the two teams will battle it out once again for a ticket to the final.

This year’s Courage and Red Stars match-up has been dramatic — with the two teams tying twice and the Courage exploding for a 4-1 win over the Red Stars in July. While the Courage have the slight edge on the year, at 1-0-2, the Red Stars are hungry to make up for last year’s late-game playoff heartbreak and remain just one of two teams to pick up multiple points from the league leaders.

The semifinal was originally scheduled to be played on Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Courage’s Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina, but the game has been moved to Providence Park on Tuesday due to Hurricane Florence.

A look back at the 2018 Courage vs. Red Stars:

May 6: North Carolina Courage 1 | Chicago Red Stars 1

In the their first meeting since the 2017 NWSL playoffs, Chicago Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher stole the show, collecting 11 saves to earn a point on the road. Golden Boot winner Sam Kerr scored her first goal in a Red Stars uniform to give her team a 1-0 lead in the 37th minute. For the Courage, it was midfielder McCall Zerboni who saved the Courage’s unbeaten streak scoring in the 82nd minute to level the game at 1-1. Watch the full game


July 4:  North Carolina Courage 4 | Chicago Red Stars 1

Four different Courage players scored to set off fireworks at WakeMed Soccer Park on the Fourth of July. The Courage earned their 12th win of the season led by goals from Crystal Dunn, Lynn Williams, Debinha and Kristen Hamilton. The Red Stars only goal came off of a penalty kick taken by Yuki Nagasato. Heather O’Reilly made her 2018 NWSL debut, when she entered the game in the 75th minute. Watch the full game


August 10: Chicago Red Stars 1 | North Carolina Courage 1

In their final regular season meeting of the year, the Red Stars and Courage played to a defensive draw. Debinha scored for the Courage in the 22nd minute, but Kerr equalized in the 64th minute to keep her team in the playoff hunt. Kerr almost scored her second of the night in extra time, but Courage defender Merritt Mathias made a defensive tackle to keep her team unbeaten record on the road. Watch the full game

 

Orlando Pride and head coach Tom Sermanni part ways

Pride and Sermanni mutually agreed to his departure

Tom Sermanni was named the Pride’s first head coach in October 2015. (Photo credit: Jeremy Reper/isiphotos.com)

The Orlando Pride and head coach Tom Sermanni have mutually agreed to part ways, the club announced on Friday.

Sermanni was named the Pride’s first head coach in 2015 and led the club to a 25-30-13 overall record throughout the course of the three seasons.

This season, the Pride went 8-10-6 and finished the regular season in seventh place. Last season, Sermanni led the Pride to their first playoff appearance. The Pride finished 2017 with a league-leading 45 goals scored.

“It’s been a great honor to be the inaugural coach of Orlando Pride and to be a part of this wonderful organization,” Sermanni said in the Pride’s press release. ” I’d like to thank all of our players, staff, fans and community for their tremendous support throughout my time here. I want to wish the team and the organization great success moving forward. I look forward to being an avid supporter and following the Club’s fortunes.”

The search for a new head coach for the Pride will begin immediately.

Courage vs. Red Stars semifinal to be played Tuesday night at Providence Park

Courage vs. Red Stars will now take place on Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET at Providence Park

The 2018 NWSL Playoffs Semifinal game between the North Carolina Courage and Chicago Red Stars will now be played on Tuesday night at 9 p.m. ET at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon, on ESPNews, the NWSL announced on Thursday afternoon.

The game was originally scheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m. ET at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina, but has been moved due to Hurricane Florence. Tickets to the game will be $10 general admission tickets. The winner of the game will advance to the 2018 NWSL Championship, which will take place on Saturday, September 22, at 4:30 p.m. ET, also at Providence Park in Portland. 

Full NWSL news release on the schedule change:

CHICAGO (Sept. 13, 2018) – The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today that the North Carolina Courage vs. Chicago Red Stars semifinal game on Sunday, Sept. 16 has been moved due to the pending arrival of Hurricane Florence.

Due to uncertainty of the impact of the storm in North Carolina, the NWSL worked in partnership with North Carolina Courage and Chicago Red Stars to make the decision in the best interests of the safety and well-being of fans, players and staff.

The semifinal game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 9 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on ESPNews and streamed live on the ESPN App from Providence Park in Portland, Ore.

Tickets for the NWSL Semifinal match will be $10 general admission and are now on sale by calling (888) 736-6849 or online at https://nwsl.us/2Ogbz3Z.   

 NWSL’s international fans will be able to watch the game on the NWSL app and NWSLsoccer.com.”

Thorns, Reign set to meet one last time in 2018

The Thorns will host the Reign on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. ET on Lifetime

When Portland Thorns FC and Seattle Reign FC meet in the 2018 NWSL Playoffs on Saturday afternoon (3 p.m. ET on Lifetime), it’ll be the 20th all-time meeting between the two sides — but the first time they’ve ever met in the postseason.

The all-time series is even at 8-8-3 between the Thorns and Reign — with the Reign holding a 2-1-0 edge in 2018. Every game this season has been a memorable, dramatic affair. With a ticket to the 2018 NWSL Championship — which will be held at Providence Park as well — on the line, Saturday’s game should be no different.

A look back at the 2018 Cascadia Rivalry:

 

May 5: Portland Thorns FC 2 | Seattle Reign FC 3

In one of the best NWSL regular season games ever, the Reign beat the Thorns 3-2 at Providence Park. The Reign took the lead twice, only for the Thorns to equalize both times. But Rumi Utsugi scored the game-winner in the 75th minute and Michelle Betos made a handful of saves down the stretch to preserve the win. Watch the full game


June 30: Seattle Reign FC 1 | Portland Thorns FC 0

Thorns goalkeeper Adrianna Franch made eight saves, including a leaping snag on a shot by Megan Rapinoe in the 87th minute, the Reign won 1-0 at home after a late goal by Jodie Taylor. Rapinoe set up the play with a cross into the box that found Taylor open for the game-winner. Watch the full game


September 7: Portland Thorns FC 3 | Seattle Reign FC 1

And then last week, Round 3. Jess Fishlock gave the Reign a 1-0 lead in the fourth minute, but the Thorns stormed back thanks to a brace from Lindsey Horan and the eventual game-winner from Tobin Heath in the 49th minute. A sell-out crowd of 21,144 was on hand at Providence Park for the Thorns win, which clinched the No. 2 seed for Portland, and set up Saturday’s meeting with a trip to the NWSL Championship on the line. Watch the full game

League Leaders

NWSL league leaders in a number of statistical categories at the end of the 2018 regular season

2018 NWSL Ball (Photo credit: Mike Lawrence/isiphotos.com)

NWSL league leaders in a number of statistical categories, as of September 11, 2018 — the end of the 2018 regular season.

All stats are courtesy of Opta, and there is a key to the terms at the bottom of this story. 

 

Also — additional advanced stats from Opta can be found on every player page, team page and game info page.

Past League Leader posts can be found herehere and here.

 

Minutes Played

1. Erceg, Abby | NC | 2160
Campbell, Jane | HOU | 2160
Brooks, Amber | HOU | 2160
Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 2160
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 2160
6. Daly, Rachel | HOU | 2155
7. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 2131
8. Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 2088
Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 2088
10. Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 2070
Sheridan, Kailen | NJ | 2070
12. Smith, Taylor | WAS | 2064
13. Naughton, Katie | CHI | 2059
14. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 2040
15. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 2032
16. Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 2003
17. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 1984
18. Naeher, Alyssa | CHI | 1980
Horan, Lindsey | POR | 1980
20. Mathias, Merritt | NC | 1961
21. Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 1948
22. Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 1927
23. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 1905
24. Church, Whitney | WAS | 1898
25. Harris, Ashlyn | ORL | 1890
Bledsoe, Aubrey | WAS | 1890
Johnson, Estelle | WAS | 1890
28. Moros, Becca | UTA | 1868
29. Freeman, Mandy | NJ | 1826
30. Scott, Desiree | UTA | 1810
31. Oyster, Megan | SEA | 1800
Zerboni, McCall | NC | 1800
Dunn, Crystal| NC |1800
Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 1800
35. Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 1788
36. Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 1779
37. Sonnett, Emily | POR | 1755
38. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 1752
39. Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 1751
40. Debinha | NC | 1728
41. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 1720
42. van Wyk, Janine | HOU | 1719
43. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 1715
44. Dahlkemper, Abby | NC | 1710
45. Long, Allie | SEA | 1709
46. Williams, Lynn | NC | 1707
47. Kerr, Sam | CHI | 1704
48. McDonald, Jessica | NC | 1686
49. Barnes, Lauren | SEA | 1679
50. Krieger, Ali | ORL | 1675
Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 1658
Skroski, Erica | NJ | 1654
Nielsen, Theresa | SEA | 1654
Rowland, Katelyn | NC | 1620
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 1607
Boureille, Celeste | POR | 1586
Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 1563
Fishlock, Jess | SEA | 1542
Groom, Shea | NJ | 1535
Smith, Abby | UTA | 1512
McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 1510
Morgan, Alex | ORL | 1500
Hanson, Haley | HOU | 1464
Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 1450

Games Played

1. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 24
Daly, Rachel | HOU | 24
Killion, Sarah | NJ | 24
Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 24
Brooks, Amber | HOU | 24
Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 24
Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 24
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 24
Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 24
Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 24
Campbell, Jane | HOU | 24
Erceg, Abby | NC | 24
13. Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 23
Naughton, Katie | CHI | 23
Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 23
Sheridan, Kailen | NJ | 23
Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 23
Smith, Taylor | WAS | 23
Stengel, Katie | UTA | 23
Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 23
McDonald, Jessica | NC | 23
Hamilton, Kristen | NC | 23
Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 23
Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 23
Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 23
26. Naeher, Alyssa | CHI | 22
Spencer, Jasmyne | SEA | 22
O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 22
Horan, Lindsey | POR | 22
Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 22
Church, Whitney | WAS | 22
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 22
Moros, Becca | UTA | 22
Tiernan, Madison | NJ | 22
Dunn, Crystal | NC | 22
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 22
37. Bledsoe, Aubrey | WAS | 21
Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 21
Groom, Shea | NJ | 21
Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 21
Scott, Desiree | UTA | 21
Boureille, Celeste | POR | 21
Matheson, Diana | UTA | 21
Williams, Lynn | NC | 21
Harris, Ashlyn | ORL | 21
Debinha | NC | 21
Hill, Rachel | ORL | 21
Freeman, Mandy | NJ | 21
Latsko, Veronica | HOU | 21
Johnson, Estelle | WAS | 21

 

Goals

1. Kerr, Sam | CHI | 16
2. Williams, Lynn | NC | 14
3. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 13
4. Daly, Rachel | HOU | 10
5. Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 9
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 9
7. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 8
Debinha | NC | 8
Dunn, Crystal | NC | 8
10. McDonald, Jessica | NC | 7
Heath, Tobin | POR | 7
Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 7
13. Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 6
Stengel, Katie | UTA | 6
15. Morgan, Alex | ORL | 5
Ohai, Kealia | HOU | 5
Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 5
Crnogorčević, Ana-Maria | POR | 5
Rodriguez, Amy | UTA | 5
20. Dorsey, Imani | NJ | 4
Hill, Rachel | ORL | 4
Marta | ORL | 4
Latsko, Veronica | HOU | 4
Johnson, Katie | NJ | 4
Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 4
Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 4
Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 4
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 4
29. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 3
Hamilton, Kristen | NC | 3
Zerboni, McCall | NC | 3
Long, Allie | SEA | 3
Mewis, Samantha | NC | 3
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 3
Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 3
36. Kgatlana, Thembi | HOU | 2
Tiernan, Madison | NJ | 2
Erceg, Abby | NC | 2
DiBernardo, Vanessa | CHI | 2
Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 2
Killion, Sarah | NJ | 2
Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 2
Press, Christen | UTA | 2
Fishlock, Jess | SEA | 2
Simon, Kyah | HOU | 2
Groom, Shea | NJ | 2
Ratcliffe, Brittany | UTA | 2
Matheson, Diana | UTA | 2
Mewis, Kristie | HOU | 2
Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 2
Raso, Hayley | POR | 2
Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 2

 

Assists

1. McDonald, Jessica | NC | 8
2. Heath, Tobin | POR | 7
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 7
4. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 6
Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 6
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 6
7. Williams, Lynn | NC | 5
Dunn, Crystal | NC | 5
9. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 4
Ohai, Kealia | HOU | 4
Marta | ORL | 4
Hamilton, Kristen | NC | 4
Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 4
Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 4
Nairn, Christine | ORL | 4
Kerr, Sam | CHI | 4
17. Kgatlana, Thembi | HOU | 3
McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 3
O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 3
Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 3
Crnogorčević, Ana-Maria | POR | 3
Groom, Shea | NJ | 3
Catley, Steph | SEA | 3
Kawasumi, Nahomi | SEA | 3
25. Morgan, Alex | ORL | 2
Prince, Nichelle | HOU | 2
Debinha | NC | 2
Erceg, Abby | NC | 2
DiBernardo, Vanessa | CHI | 2
Latsko, Veronica | HOU | 2
Johnson, Katie | NJ | 2
Killion, Sarah | NJ | 2
Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 2
Press, Christen | UTA | 2
Horan, Lindsey | POR | 2
Oyster, Megan | SEA | 2
Simon, Kyah | HOU | 2
Daly, Rachel | HOU | 2
Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 2
Mewis, Samantha | NC | 2
Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 2
Lytle, Taylor | UTA | 2
Krieger, Ali | ORL | 2
Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 2
Raso, Hayley | POR | 2
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 2
47. Dorsey, Imani | NJ | 1
Sonnett, Emily | POR | 1
Tiernan, Madison | NJ | 1
White, Rosie | CHI | 1
Westphal, Christen | SEA | 1
Elby, Brooke | CHI | 1
Bowen, Katie | UTA | 1
Fishlock, Jess | SEA | 1
Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 1
Jordan, Savannah | HOU | 1
Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 1
Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 1
Campbell, Jane | HOU | 1
Chapman, Allysha | HOU | 1
Rodríguez, Raquel | NJ | 1
Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 1
Zerboni, McCall | NC | 1
Nielsen, Theresa | SEA | 1
Agnew, Lindsay | HOU | 1
Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 1
Rodriguez, Amy | UTA | 1
Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 1
Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 1
Solaun, Havana | WAS | 1
Matheson, Diana | UTA | 1
Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 1
Long, Allie | SEA | 1
Addo, Elizabeth | SEA | 1
Hanson, Haley | HOU | 1
Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 1
Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 1
Tymrak, Erika | UTA | 1
Church, Whitney | WAS | 1
Smith, Taylor | WAS | 1
van Egmond, Emily | ORL | 1
Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 1
Lussi, Tyler | POR | 1

 

Total Shots (including blocked shots)

1. Williams, Lynn | NC | 120
2. Kerr, Sam | CHI | 109
3. Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 86
4. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 78
5. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 77
6. McDonald, Jessica | NC | 75
Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 75
8. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 64
9. Daly, Rachel | HOU | 63
10. Debinha | NC | 62
11. Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 59
12. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 56
13. Sinclair, Christine | POR | 53
14. Morgan, Alex | ORL | 51
Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 51
16. Rodriguez, Amy | UTA | 46
Mewis, Samantha | NC | 46
18. Marta | ORL | 44
19. Press, Christen | UTA | 41
20. Groom, Shea | NJ | 39
21. Fishlock, Jess | SEA | 37
Crnogorčević, Ana-Maria | POR | 37
23. Heath, Tobin | POR | 36
Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 36
25. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 35
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 35
27. Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 34
Stengel, Katie | UTA | 34
Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 34
30. Ohai, Kealia | HOU | 31
O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 31
32. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 30
33. Dorsey, Imani | NJ | 29
Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 29
35. Johnson, Katie | NJ | 28
36. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 27
Hamilton, Kristen | NC | 27
38. Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 26
Simon, Kyah | HOU | 26
40. Erceg, Abby | NC | 25
Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 25
42. Latsko, Veronica | HOU | 24
Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 24
44. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 23
Banini, Estefanía | WAS | 23
46. DiBernardo, Vanessa | CHI | 22
Long, Allie | SEA | 21
48. Hill, Rachel | ORL | 20
Prince, Nichelle | HOU | 20
Spencer, Jasmyne | SEA | 20

 

Total Shots (excluding blocked shots)

1. Williams, Lynn | NC | 95
2. Kerr, Sam | CHI | 88
3. Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 68
4. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 65
5. McDonald, Jessica | NC | 59
Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 59
7. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 53
8. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 52
Daly, Rachel | HOU | 52
10. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 51
11. Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 47
12. Debinha | NC | 42
13. Rodriguez, Amy | UTA | 41
14. Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 40
15. Morgan, Alex | ORL | 38
16. Press, Christen | UTA | 34
Crnogorčević, Ana-Maria | POR | 34
Groom, Shea | NJ | 34
Mewis, Samantha | NC | 34
20. Sinclair, Christine | POR | 33
21. Fishlock, Jess | SEA | 31
22. Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 30
23. Marta | ORL | 29
Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 29
Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 29
26. Heath, Tobin | POR | 28
27. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 26
Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 26
29. Dorsey, Imani | NJ | 25
McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 25
Stengel, Katie | UTA | 25
32. Johnson, Katie | NJ | 24
33. Ohai, Kealia | HOU | 22
Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 22
35. Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 21
Simon, Kyah | HOU | 21
37. Erceg, Abby | NC | 20
Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 20
39. Latsko, Veronica | HOU | 19
Hamilton, Kristen | NC | 19
Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 19
42. Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 18
43. Prince, Nichelle | HOU | 17
O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 17
Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 17
46. Hill, Rachel | ORL | 16
Utsugi, Rumi | SEA | 16
Raso, Hayley | POR | 16
Spencer, Jasmyne | SEA | 16
Banini, Estefanía | WAS | 16

 

Shots on Target

1. Kerr, Sam | CHI | 47
2. Williams, Lynn | NC | 41
3. Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 37
4. Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 35
5. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 32
6. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 30
7. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 27
8. McDonald, Jessica | NC | 26
9. Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 24
10. Morgan, Alex | ORL | 23
Daly, Rachel | HOU | 23
12. Debinha | NC | 22
Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 22
14. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 21
15. Sinclair, Christine | POR | 20
16. Rodriguez, Amy | UTA | 19
17. Marta | ORL | 18
18. Press, Christen | UTA | 17
Heath, Tobin | POR | 17
20. Dorsey, Imani | NJ | 16
Crnogorčević, Ana-Maria | POR | 16
Mewis, Samantha | NC | 16
23. Groom, Shea | NJ | 15
Stengel, Katie | UTA | 15
25. Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 14
26. Ohai, Kealia | HOU | 13
Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 13
28. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 12
Latsko, Veronica | HOU | 12
Johnson, Katie | NJ | 12
Hamilton, Kristen | NC | 12
Fishlock, Jess | SEA | 12
Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 12
34. Hill, Rachel | ORL | 10
35. White, Rosie | CHI | 9
Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 9
Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 9
Banini, Estefanía | WAS | 9
39. DiBernardo, Vanessa | CHI | 8
Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 8
Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 8
Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 8
Zerboni, McCall | NC | 8
Spencer, Jasmyne | SEA | 8
Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 8
46. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 7
Matheson, Diana | UTA | 7
Long, Allie | SEA | 7
Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 7
Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 7
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 7
Lussi, Tyler | POR | 7

 

Total Touches

1. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 1852
2. Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 1714
3. Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 1564
4. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 1558
5. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 1548
6. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 1539
7. Moros, Becca | UTA | 1514
8. Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 1462
9. Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 1430
10. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 1422
11. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 1420
12. Smith, Taylor | WAS | 1363
13. Long, Allie | SEA | 1361
14. Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 1358
15. Erceg, Abby | NC | 1335
16. Barnes, Lauren | SEA | 1325
17. Daly, Rachel | HOU | 1313
18. Mathias, Merritt | NC | 1301
19. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 1299
20. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 1289
21. Nielsen, Theresa | SEA | 1257
22. Oyster, Megan | SEA | 1250
23. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 1247
24. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 1231
25. Naughton, Katie | CHI | 1230
Krieger, Ali | ORL | 1230
27. Sinclair, Christine | POR | 1228
28. Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 1224
29. Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 1212
30. Johnson, Estelle | WAS | 1171
31. Sonnett, Emily | POR | 1148
Scott, Desiree | UTA | 1148
33. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 1137
34. Church, Whitney | WAS | 1129
35. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 1124
36. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 1112
37. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 1107
38. Dahlkemper, Abby | NC | 1105
39. Bowen, Katie | UTA | 1094
40. Campbell, Jane | HOU | 1091
41. Skroski, Erica | NJ | 1072
42. Naeher, Alyssa | CHI | 1065
43. Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 1063
44. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 1052
45. Catley, Steph | SEA | 1047
46. Debinha | NC | 1036
47. Sheridan, Kailen | NJ | 1033
48. Fishlock, Jess | SEA | 1021
49. Boureille, Celeste | POR | 1012
50. Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 1010

 

Touches in the Opp Box

1. Williams, Lynn | NC | 214
2. Kerr, Sam | CHI | 160
3. McDonald, Jessica | NC | 147
4. Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 132
5. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 125
6. Crnogorčević, Ana-Maria | POR | 106
7. Debinha | NC | 100
8. Morgan, Alex | ORL | 98
9. Daly, Rachel | HOU | 96
Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 96
11. Groom, Shea | NJ | 95
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 95
13. Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 89
14. Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 88
15. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 87
16. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 77
17. Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 76
18. Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 70
Heath, Tobin | POR | 70
20. Johnson, Katie | NJ | 67
Stengel, Katie | UTA | 67
22. Erceg, Abby | NC | 66
Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 66
24. Press, Christen | UTA | 65
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 65
26. Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 61
27. Latsko, Veronica | HOU | 59
28. Marta | ORL | 58
Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 58
30. Ohai, Kealia | HOU | 57
Hamilton, Kristen | NC | 57
32. Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 54
33. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 52
Rodriguez, Amy | UTA | 52
35. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 50
36. Raso, Hayley | POR | 49
37. Vasconcelos, Michele | CHI | 43
Spencer, Jasmyne | SEA | 43
39. Prince, Nichelle | HOU | 41
Fishlock, Jess | SEA | 41
Addo, Elizabeth | SEA | 41
42. Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 38
43. Tiernan, Madison | NJ | 37
Mewis, Samantha | NC | 37
45. Hill, Rachel | ORL | 36
46. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 35
47. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 34
48. Dorsey, Imani | NJ | 33
Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 33
Smith, Taylor | WAS | 33

 

Chances Created

1. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 48
2. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 47
3. Debinha | NC | 44
4. Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 43
McDonald, Jessica | NC | 43
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 43
7. Daly, Rachel | HOU | 42
8. Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 41
9. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 40
Kerr, Sam | CHI | 40
11. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 37
12. Marta | ORL | 36
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 36
14. Mathias, Merritt | NC | 32
15. Dahlkemper, Abby | NC | 31
16. Williams, Lynn | NC | 29
Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 29
18. Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 28
Heath, Tobin | POR | 28
20. Fishlock, Jess | SEA | 26
Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 26
Nairn, Christine | ORL | 26
Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 26
24. Morgan, Alex | ORL | 25
Horan, Lindsey | POR | 25
Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 25
Zerboni, McCall | NC | 25
28. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 24
Mewis, Samantha | NC | 24
30. Crnogorčević, Ana-Maria | POR | 23
Nielsen, Theresa | SEA | 23
32. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 22
DiBernardo, Vanessa | CHI | 22
Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 22
35. Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 21
Groom, Shea | NJ | 21
Stengel, Katie | UTA | 21
Catley, Steph | SEA | 21
Smith, Taylor | WAS | 21
40. Ohai, Kealia | HOU | 20
Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 20
Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 20
Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 20
44. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 19
Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 19
Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 19
Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 19
48. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 18
Johnson, Katie | NJ | 18
Bowen, Katie | UTA | 18

 

Successful Crosses/Corners

1. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 43
Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 43
3. Dahlkemper, Abby | NC | 40
4. Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 31
5. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 28
6. Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 27
7. Heath, Tobin | POR | 26
8. Marta | ORL | 24
9. Mathias, Merritt | NC | 23
10. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 21
11. Debinha | NC | 19
12. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 18
Nairn, Christine | ORL | 18
14. Nielsen, Theresa | SEA | 17
Smith, Taylor | WAS | 17
16. Catley, Steph | SEA | 16
17. Bowen, Katie | UTA | 14
McDonald, Jessica | NC | 14
Church, Whitney | WAS | 14
20. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 13
21. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 12
Kerr, Sam | CHI | 12
23. DiBernardo, Vanessa | CHI | 11
Daly, Rachel | HOU | 11
Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 11
Kawasumi, Nahomi | SEA | 11
27. Williams, Lynn | NC | 10
Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 10
Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 10
30. Prince, Nichelle | HOU | 9
Purce, Midge | POR | 9
Horan, Lindsey | POR | 9
Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 9
Dunn, Crystal | NC | 9
Mewis, Kristie | HOU | 9
Pickett, Carson | ORL | 9
37. Ohai, Kealia | HOU | 8
Hill, Rachel | ORL | 8
Carpenter, Ellie | POR | 8
Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 8
41. Chapman, Allysha | HOU | 7
Krieger, Ali | ORL | 7
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 7
44. Elby, Brooke | CHI | 6
Huster, Tori | WAS | 6
Frisbie, Amanda | NJ | 6
O’Reilly, Heather | NC | 6
Banini, Estefanía | WAS | 6
49. Miramontez, Sidney | UTA | 5
O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 5
Press, Christen | UTA | 5
Reynolds, Katherine | POR | 5
Matheson, Diana | UTA | 5
Lytle, Taylor | UTA | 5
van Egmond, Emily | ORL | 5
Raso, Hayley | POR | 5

 

Passing Accuracy (min. 400 pass attempts)

1. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 86.23% | 1046 pass attempts
2. Long, Allie | SEA | 84.32 | 1059
3. Andressinha | POR | 84.19 | 468
4. Menges, Emily | POR | 83.85 | 650
5. Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 83.33 | 1314
6. Mônica | ORL | 82.87 | 683
7. Scott, Desiree | UTA | 82.31 | 899
8. Erceg, Abby | NC | 81.95 | 1047
9. Skroski, Erica | NJ | 81.87 | 739
10. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 81.23 | 1140
11. Marta | ORL | 80.66 | 512
12. Rodríguez, Raquel | NJ | 80.56 | 432
13. Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 79.86 | 710
14. Johnson, Samantha | UTA | 79.38 | 485
15. Dahlkemper, Abby | NC | 79.32 | 885
16. Johnson, Estelle | WAS | 79.05 | 840
17. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 78.95 | 988
18. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 78.48 | 725
19. LaBonta, Lo’eau | UTA | 77.82 | 505
20. van Wyk, Janine | HOU | 77.78 | 630
21. Sonnett, Emily | POR | 77.77 | 886
22. Richardson, Dominique | NJ | 77.73 | 503
23. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 77.68 | 1017
24. McNabb, Kristen | SEA | 77.02 | 583
25. Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 76.7 | 704
26. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 76.67 | 853
27. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 76.4 | 716
Heath, Tobin | POR | 76.4 | 534
29. Freeman, Mandy | NJ | 76.22 | 698
30. Krieger, Ali | ORL | 76.05 | 856
31. Banini, Estefanía | WAS | 75.95 | 449
32. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 75.88 | 995
33. Naughton, Katie | CHI | 75.81 | 926
34. Oyster, Megan | SEA | 75.71 | 992
35. Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 75.62 | 968
36. Gibbons, Christina | NJ | 75.53 | 613
37. Quinn, Rebecca | WAS | 75.39 | 776
38. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 75.17 | 1293
39. Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 74.96 | 591
40. Frisbie, Amanda | NJ | 74.39 | 449
41. Catley, Steph | SEA | 74.32 | 588
42. Hanson, Haley | HOU | 74.31 | 576
43. Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 74.23 | 718
44. Nairn, Christine | ORL | 74.17 | 631
45. Barnes, Lauren | SEA | 74.12 | 1055
46. Boureille, Celeste | POR | 74.01 | 754
47. Church, Whitney | WAS | 73.83 | 833
48. Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 73.71 | 833
49. Matheson, Diana | UTA | 73.7 | 578
50. Gorden, Sarah | CHI | 73.37 | 552

 

Total Passes

1. Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 1314
2. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 1293
3. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 1140
4. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 1092
5. Long, Allie | SEA | 1059
6. Barnes, Lauren | SEA | 1055
7. Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 1048
8. Erceg, Abby | NC | 1047
9. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 1046
10. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 1017
11. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 995
12. Oyster, Megan | SEA | 992
13. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 988
14. Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 968
15. Moros, Becca | UTA | 940
16. Naughton, Katie | CHI | 926
17. Sinclair, Christine | POR | 903
18. Scott, Desiree | UTA | 899
19. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 898
20. Sonnett, Emily | POR | 886
21. Dahlkemper, Abby | NC | 884
22. Krieger, Ali | ORL | 856
23. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 853
24. Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 842
25. Johnson, Estelle | WAS | 840
26. Naeher, Alyssa | CHI | 839
27. Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 833
Church, Whitney | WAS | 833
29. Campbell, Jane | HOU | 829
30. Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 817
31. Sheridan, Kailen | NJ | 784
32. Daly, Rachel | HOU | 781
33. Quinn, Rebecca | WAS | 776
34. Smith, Taylor | WAS | 768
35. Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 766
36. Boureille, Celeste | POR | 754
37. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 743
38. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 740
39. Skroski, Erica | NJ | 739
40. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 723
41. Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 718
42. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 716
43. Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 711
44. Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 704
45. Freeman, Mandy | NJ | 698
46. Mathias, Merritt | NC | 689
47. Mônica | ORL | 683
48. Fishlock, Jess | SEA | 680
49. Bowen, Katie | UTA | 678
50. Johnson, Samantha | UTA | 674

 

Passing Accuracy in Opp Half (min. 50 pass attempts)

1. Andressinha | POR | 79.52% | 293 pass attempts
2. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 77.76 | 589
3. Brian, Morgan | CHI | 77.14 | 175
4. Marta | ORL | 77.03 | 370
5. Foord, Caitlin | POR | 76.56 | 64
6. Rodríguez, Raquel | NJ | 76.35 | 241
7. Scott, Desiree | UTA | 75.72 | 416
8. Mônica | ORL | 74.12 | 228
9. Lytle, Taylor | UTA | 74 | 150
Hoy, Jennifer | NJ | 74 | 50
11. Banini, Estefanía | WAS | 73.79 | 290
12. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 73.61 | 610
13. Long, Allie | SEA | 73.59 | 390
14. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 73.22 | 478
15. Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 72.87 | 258
16. Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 72.59 | 394
17. Rodriguez, Amy | UTA | 72.53 | 233
18. Heath, Tobin | POR | 71.54 | 376
19. Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 71.27 | 536
20. Solaun, Havana | WAS | 71.21 | 132
21. Kawasumi, Nahomi | SEA | 71.09 | 211
22. Dahlkemper, Abby | NC | 70.71 | 379
23. O’Reilly, Heather | NC | 70.59 | 68
24. Skroski, Erica | NJ | 70.47 | 254
25. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 70.44 | 433
26. Lavelle, Rose | WAS | 70.43 | 115
27. Stengel, Katie | UTA | 70.41 | 338
28. Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 70.17 | 362
29. Camila | ORL | 70 | 80
30. Gibbons, Christina | NJ | 69.96 | 273
31. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 69.88 | 518
32. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 69.87 | 302
33. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 69.74 | 575
34. DiBernardo, Vanessa | CHI | 69.59 | 194
35. Hanson, Haley | HOU | 69.38 | 258
36. Erceg, Abby | NC | 69.25 | 374
37. Shim, Meleana | HOU | 69.23 | 104
38. Thaisa | NJ | 69.01 | 71
39. Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 68.71 | 294
40. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 68.02 | 444
41. Tymrak, Erika | UTA | 67.72 | 158
42. Stott, Rebekah | NJ | 67.35 | 98
43. Kgatlana, Thembi | HOU | 67.16 | 67
44. Lohman, Joanna | WAS | 67.03 | 91
45. Krieger, Ali | ORL | 66.67 | 372
Menges, Emily | POR | 66.67 | 159
47. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 66.6 | 491
48. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 66.58 | 739
49. Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 66.38 | 351
50. Matheson, Diana | UTA | 66.11 | 357

 

Passing Accuracy Own Half (min. 50 pass attempts)

1. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 92.88% | 744 pass attempts
2. Andressinha | POR | 92 | 175
3. Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 90.85 | 918
4. LaBonta, Lo’eau | UTA | 90.83 | 240
5. Long, Allie | SEA | 90.58 | 669
6. Marta | ORL | 90.14 | 142
7. Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 89.94 | 348
8. Sonnett, Emily | POR | 89.85 | 611
9. Menges, Emily | POR | 89.41 | 491
10. Erceg, Abby | NC | 89 | 673
11. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 88.94 | 470
12. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 88.66 | 247
13. Nairn, Christine | ORL | 88.31 | 248
14. Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 88.28 | 128
15. O’Reilly, Heather | NC | 88.24 | 51
16. Scott, Desiree | UTA | 87.99 | 483
17. Heath, Tobin | POR | 87.97 | 158
18. Skroski, Erica | NJ | 87.84 | 485
19. Johnson, Samantha | UTA | 87.38 | 428
20. Mônica | ORL | 87.25 | 455
21. Stott, Rebekah | NJ | 87.1 | 248
22. van Wyk, Janine | HOU | 86.93 | 459
23. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 86.64 | 554
24. Richardson, Dominique | NJ | 86.57 | 335
Fishlock, Jess | SEA | 86.57 | 283
26. Church, Whitney | WAS | 86.48 | 488
27. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 86.22 | 566
McNabb, Kristen | SEA | 86.22 | 421
29. Matheson, Diana | UTA | 85.97 | 221
30. DiBernardo, Vanessa | CHI | 85.95 | 121
31. Rodríguez, Raquel | NJ | 85.86 | 191
32. Johnson, Estelle | WAS | 85.81 | 592
33. Dahlkemper, Abby | NC | 85.77 | 506
34. Eubanks, Mallory | WAS | 85.56 | 90
35. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 85.51 | 283
36. Utsugi, Rumi | SEA | 85.34 | 348
37. Williams, Lynn | NC | 85.29 | 68
38. Bowen, Katie | UTA | 85.22 | 318
39. Freeman, Mandy | NJ | 85.21 | 453
40. Johnson, Katie | NJ | 85.06 | 87
41. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 84.94 | 551
42. Catley, Steph | SEA | 84.83 | 290
43. Dorsey, Imani | NJ | 84.77 | 151
44. Oyster, Megan | SEA | 84.73 | 668
45. Quinn, Rebecca | WAS | 84.63 | 449
46. Naughton, Katie | CHI | 84.6 | 617
47. Thaisa | NJ | 84.34 | 83
48. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 84.29 | 420
49. Shim, Meleana | HOU | 84.14 | 145
50. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 83.78 | 407

 

Passing Accuracy, ending in final third (min 10 attempts)

1. Foord, Caitlin | POR | 78% | 50 pass attempts
2. Rodríguez, Raquel | NJ | 77.42 | 124
3. Brian, Morgan | CHI | 74.49 | 98
4. Lytle, Taylor | UTA | 73.12 | 93
5. Marta | ORL | 72.8 | 250
6. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 71.48 | 270
7. Camila | ORL | 71.43 | 49
8. Andressinha | POR | 71.15 | 156
9. Roccaro, Cari | NC | 70.59 | 17
10. Banini, Estefanía | WAS | 69.77 | 172
11. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 69.57 | 322
12. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 69.09 | 275
13. Heath, Tobin | POR | 69.01 | 242
Solaun, Havana | WAS | 69.01 | 71
15. Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 68.42 | 190
16. Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 67.41 | 316
17. Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 67.26 | 168
18. Rodriguez, Amy | UTA | 67.11 | 152
19. Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 66.84 | 187
20. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 66.67 | 300
Scott, Desiree | UTA | 66.67 | 171
22. Stengel, Katie | UTA | 66.5 | 206
23. Skroski, Erica | NJ | 66.39 | 119
24. Long, Allie | SEA | 66.06 | 165
25. Lohman, Joanna | WAS | 65.96 | 47
26. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 65.45 | 246
27. O’Reilly, Heather | NC | 64.52 | 31
28. Leon, Adriana | SEA | 64.29 | 14
29. Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 64.09 | 220
30. Lavelle, Rose | WAS | 64.06 | 64
31. Kawasumi, Nahomi | SEA | 63.64 | 132
32. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 63.42 | 421
33. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 63.33 | 330
Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 63.33 | 120
35. Matheson, Diana | UTA | 62.95 | 251
36. Jenkins, Darian | NC | 62.86 | 35
37. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 62.59 | 278
38. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 62.32 | 276
39. Meehan, McKenzie | NJ | 62.3 | 61
40. Tymrak, Erika | UTA | 61.86 | 97
41. Debinha | NC | 61.84 | 304
42. Gibbons, Christina | NJ | 61.76 | 136
43. Sinclair, Christine | POR | 61.59 | 427
44. Dorsey, Imani | NJ | 61.39 | 101
45. Addo, Elizabeth | SEA | 61.34 | 119
46. Thaisa | NJ | 61.29 | 31
Hoy, Jennifer | NJ | 61.29 | 31
48. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 61.11 | 288
49. Catley, Steph | SEA | 61.08 | 167
50. Hanson, Haley | HOU | 61.02 | 118

 

Dribbles Completed

1. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 46
2. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 44
Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 44
4. Debinha | NC | 43
5. Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 36
6. Marta | ORL | 34
7. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 33
Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 33
9. Ohai, Kealia | HOU | 32
Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 32
11. Williams, Lynn | NC | 30
Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 30
13. Press, Christen | UTA | 28
14. Purce, Midge | POR | 27
Addo, Elizabeth | SEA | 27
16. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 26
Kerr, Sam | CHI | 26
Smith, Taylor | WAS | 26
19. Prince, Nichelle | HOU | 25
Heath, Tobin | POR | 25
21. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 24
Banini, Estefanía | WAS | 24
23. Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 23
24. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 22
25. Scott, Desiree | UTA | 21
Daly, Rachel | HOU | 21
Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 21
Moros, Becca | UTA | 21
Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 21
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 21
31. Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 19
32. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 18
Simon, Kyah | HOU | 18
Groom, Shea | NJ | 18
Frisbie, Amanda | NJ | 18
Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 18
37. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 17
Fishlock, Jess | SEA | 17
Mewis, Kristie | HOU | 17
Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 17
Mewis, Samantha | NC | 17
Beckie, Janine | NJ | 17
43. Hill, Rachel | ORL | 15
McDonald, Jessica | NC | 15
45. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 14
Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 14
Tymrak, Erika | UTA | 14
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 14
49. Johnson, Katie | NJ | 13
Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 13
Catley, Steph | SEA | 13
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 13

 

Dribbles Attempted

1. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 98
2. Debinha | NC | 97
3. Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 82
4. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 81
5. Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 73
6. Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 66
7. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 65
Williams, Lynn | NC | 65
9. Ohai, Kealia | HOU | 63
Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 63
Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 63
12. Marta | ORL | 62
Smith, Taylor | WAS | 62
14. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 58
Purce, Midge | POR | 58
16. Heath, Tobin | POR | 57
17. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 56
18. Prince, Nichelle | HOU | 54
19. Daly, Rachel | HOU | 53
20. Addo, Elizabeth | SEA | 51
21. Press, Christen | UTA | 49
Kerr, Sam | CHI | 49
23. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 47
Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 47
25. Mathias, Merritt | NC | 45
26. Spencer, Jasmyne | SEA | 44
27. Banini, Estefanía | WAS | 43
28. Beckie, Janine | NJ | 42
29. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 40
30. Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 39
Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 39
Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 39
33. Latsko, Veronica | HOU | 38
Groom, Shea | NJ | 38
35. Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 36
McDonald, Jessica | NC | 36
Frisbie, Amanda | NJ | 36
38. Scott, Desiree | UTA | 34
Hill, Rachel | ORL | 34
Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 34
Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 34
42. Tymrak, Erika | UTA | 33
43. Carpenter, Ellie | POR | 32
Fishlock, Jess | SEA | 32
Rodriguez, Amy | UTA | 32
Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 32
Moros, Becca | UTA | 32
48. Dorsey, Imani | NJ | 31
49. Johnson, Katie | NJ | 30
Simon, Kyah | HOU | 30

 

Total Duels Won

1. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 297
2. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 205
3. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 203
4. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 169
5. Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 158
6. Long, Allie | SEA | 157
7. Sinclair, Christine | POR | 151
8. Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 147
9. Daly, Rachel | HOU | 134
10. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 132
Moros, Becca | UTA | 132
12. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 129
Kerr, Sam | CHI | 129
14. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 128
15. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 127
16. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 124
17. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 119
Brooks, Amber | HOU | 119
19. Erceg, Abby | NC | 116
Williams, Lynn | NC | 116
21. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 115
Smith, Taylor | WAS | 115
23. Groom, Shea | NJ | 114
Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 114
25. Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 112
Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 112
Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 112
28. Debinha | NC | 111
Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 111
Naughton, Katie | CHI | 111
31. Tiernan, Madison | NJ | 110
Mewis, Samantha | NC | 110
33. Fishlock, Jess | SEA | 108
34. Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 107
35. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 106
36. Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 105
37. Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 102
Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 102
39. Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 101
McDonald, Jessica | NC | 101
41. Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 99
42. Purce, Midge | POR | 98
43. Hanson, Haley | HOU | 97
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 97
45. Mewis, Kristie | HOU | 96
46. Morgan, Alex | ORL | 94
47. Boureille, Celeste | POR | 91
48. Nielsen, Theresa | SEA | 90
49. Oyster, Megan | SEA | 89
Utsugi, Rumi | SEA | 89

 

Total Duels

1. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 503
2. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 365
3. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 361
4. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 349
5. Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 323
6. Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 302
7. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 298
8. Daly, Rachel | HOU | 287
9. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 274
Killion, Sarah | NJ | 274
11. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 271
12. Sinclair, Christine | POR | 269
13. Long, Allie | SEA | 266
14. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 259
15. Debinha | NC | 258
16. Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 239
17. Tiernan, Madison | NJ | 238
18. Williams, Lynn | NC | 236
19. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 233
20. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 232
21. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 230
22. Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 227
23. Kerr, Sam | CHI | 224
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 224
25. Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 221
26. McDonald, Jessica | NC | 218
27. Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 217
28. Groom, Shea | NJ | 216
29. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 214
30. Fishlock, Jess | SEA | 212
31. Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 211
32. Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 206
McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 204
34. Stengel, Katie | UTA | 201
35. Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 200
36. Morgan, Alex | ORL | 199
Smith, Taylor | WAS | 199
38. Moros, Becca | UTA | 198
39. Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 197
40. Heath, Tobin | POR | 194
Hanson, Haley | HOU | 194
42. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 193
43. Marta | ORL | 192
44. Mathias, Merritt | NC | 189
45. Mewis, Samantha | NC | 187
46. Purce, Midge | POR | 185
Naughton, Katie | CHI | 185
48. Addo, Elizabeth | SEA | 184
Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 184
50. Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 183

 

Aerial Duels Won

1. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 141
2. Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 98
3. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 93
4. Sinclair, Christine | POR | 91
5. Erceg, Abby | NC | 81
6. Long, Allie | SEA | 78
7. Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 77
8. McDonald, Jessica | NC | 71
9. Kerr, Sam | CHI | 70
10. Mewis, Samantha | NC | 69
11. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 66
12. Morgan, Alex | ORL | 56
13. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 55
Daly, Rachel | HOU | 55
15. Williams, Lynn | NC | 54
16. Naughton, Katie | CHI | 53
17. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 47
Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 47
19. Oyster, Megan | SEA | 43
20. Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 42
Groom, Shea | NJ | 42
22. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 41
Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 41
van Egmond, Emily | ORL | 41
25. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 40
26. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 39
Andrews, Morgan | SEA | 39
Krieger, Ali | ORL | 39
29. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 38
30. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 37
31. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 36
Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 36
Huster, Tori | WAS | 36
34. Ertz, Julie | CHI | 33
Stengel, Katie | UTA | 33
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 33
Boureille, Celeste | POR | 33
38. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 32
Hanson, Haley | HOU | 32
40. Johnson, Katie | NJ | 31
Crnogorčević, Ana-Maria | POR | 31
Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 31
43. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 28
Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 28
45. Tiernan, Madison | NJ | 27
Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 27
47. Barnes, Lauren | SEA | 26
48. McNabb, Kristen | SEA | 25
Fishlock, Jess | SEA | 25
50. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 24
Moros, Becca | UTA | 24
Pressley, Toni | ORL | 24
Church, Whitney | WAS | 24

 

Aerial Duels

1. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 202
2. Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 182
3. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 178
4. Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 154
5. Sinclair, Christine | POR | 143
6. McDonald, Jessica | NC | 133
7. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 132
8. Erceg, Abby | NC | 122
9. Long, Allie | SEA | 117
10. Daly, Rachel | HOU | 112
11. Kerr, Sam | CHI | 108
12. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 106
13. Mewis, Samantha | NC | 104
14. Morgan, Alex | ORL | 99
Williams, Lynn | NC | 99
16. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 98
17. Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 90
18. Stengel, Katie | UTA | 88
19. Naughton, Katie | CHI | 87
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 87
21. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 84
22. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 82
Zerboni, McCall | NC | 82
24. Huster, Tori | WAS | 81
25. Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 79
26. Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 76
27. Crnogorčević, Ana-Maria | POR | 75
28. van Egmond, Emily | ORL | 73
29. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 71
30. Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 70
Brooks, Amber | HOU | 70
32. Tiernan, Madison | NJ | 69
33. Groom, Shea | NJ | 68
34. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 67
35. Krieger, Ali | ORL | 65
36. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 64
Andrews, Morgan | SEA | 64
Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 64
Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 64
40. Oyster, Megan | SEA | 63
41. Hanson, Haley | HOU | 62
Boureille, Celeste | POR | 62
43. Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 59
44. Johnson, Katie | NJ | 58
Church, Whitney | WAS | 58
46. Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 57
Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 56
48. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 55
Ertz, Julie | CHI | 55
50. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 54
Catley, Steph | SEA | 54

 

Recoveries

1. Bledsoe, Aubrey | WAS | 288
2. Campbell, Jane | HOU | 275
3. Naeher, Alyssa | CHI | 261
Sheridan, Kailen | NJ | 261
5. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 218
6. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 215
7. Harris, Ashlyn | ORL | 210
Zerboni, McCall | NC | 210
9. Smith, Abby | UTA | 199
10. Rowland, Katelyn | NC | 197
11. Long, Allie | SEA | 196
12. Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 191
13. Erceg, Abby | NC | 182
14. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 179
15. Williams, Lydia | SEA | 174
16. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 173
17. Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 167
18. Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 166
19. Scott, Desiree | UTA | 163
20. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 161
21. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 157
22. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 156
23. Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 155
24. Sonnett, Emily | POR | 154
25. Naughton, Katie | CHI | 151
26. Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 150
27. Smith, Taylor | WAS | 149
28. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 145
Dunn, Crystal | NC | 145
30. Franch, Adrianna | POR | 144
31. Skroski, Erica | NJ | 143
32. Fishlock, Jess | SEA | 140
33. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 138
Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 138
Krieger, Ali | ORL | 138
36. Oyster, Megan | SEA | 135
Johnson, Estelle | WAS | 135
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 135
39. Dahlkemper, Abby | NC | 134
40. Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 133
Boureille, Celeste | POR | 133
42. Moros, Becca | UTA | 130
43. van Wyk, Janine | HOU | 129
44. Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 127
45. Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 126
46. Debinha | NC | 123
47. Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 122
48. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 119
49. Gorden, Sarah | CHI | 118
50. Mewis, Samantha | NC | 116

 

Tackles Won

1. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 63
2. Moros, Becca | UTA | 57
3. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 48
4. Tiernan, Madison | NJ | 47
Horan, Lindsey | POR | 47
Nielsen, Theresa | SEA | 47
7. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 45
8. Smith, Taylor | WAS | 43
9. Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 42
10. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 41
11. Scott, Desiree | UTA | 40
Utsugi, Rumi | SEA | 40
13. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 39
Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 39
Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 39
16. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 38
17. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 35
Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 35
19. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 34
20. Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 33
Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 33
Hanson, Haley | HOU | 33
23. Debinha | NC | 32
Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 32
Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 32
26. Gibbons, Christina | NJ | 31
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 31
28. Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 30
29. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 29
Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 29
31. Purce, Midge | POR | 28
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 28
33. Freeman, Mandy | NJ | 27
Boureille, Celeste | POR | 27
35. Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 26
Mewis, Kristie | HOU | 26
Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 26
van Wyk, Janine | HOU | 26
39. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 25
Chapman, Allysha | HOU | 25
Naughton, Katie | CHI | 25
Long, Allie | SEA | 25
Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 25
44. Elby, Brooke | CHI | 24
Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 24
46. Huster, Tori | WAS | 23
47. Carpenter, Ellie | POR | 22
Fishlock, Jess | SEA | 22
Williams, Lynn | NC | 22
Catley, Steph | SEA | 22

 

Tackles

1. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 92
2. Moros, Becca | UTA | 74
3. Nielsen, Theresa | SEA | 72
4. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 71
5. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 68
6. Tiernan, Madison | NJ | 62
7. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 60
8. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 58
9. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 57
Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 57
11. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 55
12. Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 54
13. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 53
Smith, Taylor | WAS | 53
15. Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 52
Utsugi, Rumi | SEA | 52
17. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 50
Hanson, Haley | HOU | 50
19. Scott, Desiree | UTA | 49
20. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 48
21. Purce, Midge | POR | 47
Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 47
23. Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 46
Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 46
25. van Wyk, Janine | HOU | 45
26. Mewis, Kristie | HOU | 44
27. Debinha | NC | 43
28. Naughton, Katie | CHI | 42
Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 42
30. Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 41
Long, Allie | SEA | 41
Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 41
Gibbons, Christina | NJ | 41
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 41
35. Boureille, Celeste | POR | 40
36. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 39
37. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 38
38. Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 37
Freeman, Mandy | NJ | 37
40. Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 36
41. Elby, Brooke | CHI | 35
Fishlock, Jess | SEA | 35
Catley, Steph | SEA | 35
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 35
45. Chapman, Allysha | HOU | 34
46. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 33
47. Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 32
Hubly, Kelli | POR | 32
49. Sonnett, Emily | POR | 30
Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 30
Daly, Rachel | HOU | 30

 

Blocks

1. Johnson, Estelle | WAS | 32
2. van Wyk, Janine | HOU | 26
3. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 23
4. Erceg, Abby | NC | 20
5. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 18
6. Mônica | ORL | 17
7. Krieger, Ali | ORL | 16
Barnes, Lauren | SEA | 16
Church, Whitney | WAS | 16
10. Oyster, Megan | SEA | 15
11. Naughton, Katie | CHI | 14
Freeman, Mandy | NJ | 14
13. Sonnett, Emily | POR | 13
14. Skroski, Erica | NJ | 12
Gibbons, Christina | NJ | 12
16. McNabb, Kristen | SEA | 11
Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 11
Long, Allie | SEA | 11
Dahlkemper, Abby | NC | 11
Richardson, Dominique | NJ | 11
21. Johnson, Samantha | UTA | 10
Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 10
Reynolds, Katherine | POR | 10
24. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 9
25. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 8
Quinn, Rebecca | WAS | 8
Ertz, Julie | CHI | 8
Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 8
Frisbie, Amanda | NJ | 8
Pickett, Carson | ORL | 8
Boureille, Celeste | POR | 8
32. Fishlock, Jess | SEA | 7
Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 7
Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 7
Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 7
Polkinghorne, Clare | HOU | 7
Menges, Emily | POR | 7
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 7
39. Agnew, Lindsay | HOU | 6
Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 6
Hubly, Kelli | POR | 6
42. Short, Casey | CHI | 5
Tiernan, Madison | NJ | 5
Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 5
Huster, Tori | WAS | 5
Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 5
Stott, Rebekah | NJ | 5
Hanson, Haley | HOU | 5
Utsugi, Rumi | SEA | 5
50. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 4
Elby, Brooke | CHI | 4
Bowen, Katie | UTA | 4
Gorden, Sarah | CHI | 4
Mewis, Samantha | NC | 4

 

Clearances (inc. punches)

1. Johnson, Estelle | WAS | 122
2. Erceg, Abby | NC | 110
3. Sonnett, Emily | POR | 104
4. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 103
Church, Whitney | WAS | 103
6. Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 100
7. Naughton, Katie | CHI | 99
8. van Wyk, Janine | HOU | 98
9. Barnes, Lauren | SEA | 95
10. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 89
11. Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 83
12. Menges, Emily | POR | 82
13. Oyster, Megan | SEA | 80
Reynolds, Katherine | POR | 80
15. Richardson, Dominique | NJ | 72
16. Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 65
Freeman, Mandy | NJ | 65
18. Johnson, Samantha | UTA | 63
Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 63
20. Smith, Taylor | WAS | 61
21. Dahlkemper, Abby | NC | 60
Krieger, Ali | ORL | 60
23. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 57
Chapman, Allysha | HOU | 57
Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 57
Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 57
27. Skroski, Erica | NJ | 56
28. Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 55
29. Ertz, Julie | CHI | 54
30. McNabb, Kristen | SEA | 51
31. Hubly, Kelli | POR | 50
32. Quinn, Rebecca | WAS | 47
Frisbie, Amanda | NJ | 47
34. Long, Allie | SEA | 46
35. Moros, Becca | UTA | 42
36. Nielsen, Theresa | SEA | 41
37. Mônica | ORL | 40
38. Stott, Rebekah | NJ | 39
39. Huster, Tori | WAS | 37
Daly, Rachel | HOU | 37
41. Boureille, Celeste | POR | 36
42. Naeher, Alyssa | CHI | 35
Gorden, Sarah | CHI | 35
44. Catley, Steph | SEA | 34
Gibbons, Christina | NJ | 34
46. Mathias, Merritt | NC | 33
47. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 32
48. Keever, Kimberly | HOU | 31
Purce, Midge | POR | 31
50. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 31
Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 31
Pickett, Carson | ORL | 31

 

Headed Clearances

1. Erceg, Abby | NC | 62
2. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 58
3. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 42
van Wyk, Janine | HOU | 42
5. Oyster, Megan | SEA | 41
6. Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 37
7. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 36
8. Sonnett, Emily | POR | 35
Naughton, Katie | CHI | 35
Johnson, Estelle | WAS | 35
11. Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 34
Barnes, Lauren | SEA | 34
13. Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 33
Menges, Emily | POR | 33
15. Long, Allie | SEA | 32
16. Church, Whitney | WAS | 30
17. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 29
Krieger, Ali | ORL | 29
19. Dahlkemper, Abby | NC | 28
20. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 27
21. Freeman, Mandy | NJ | 26
Richardson, Dominique | NJ | 26
23. Sinclair, Christine | POR | 24
24. Johnson, Samantha | UTA | 23
Reynolds, Katherine | POR | 23
26. Moros, Becca | UTA | 22
Smith, Taylor | WAS | 22
28. Ertz, Julie | CHI | 21
29. Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 20
30. Chapman, Allysha | HOU | 19
31. Daly, Rachel | HOU | 18
Hanson, Haley | HOU | 18
33. McNabb, Kristen | SEA | 17
Huster, Tori | WAS | 17
Skroski, Erica | NJ | 17
Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 17
Hubly, Kelli | POR | 17
38. Quinn, Rebecca | WAS | 16
Frisbie, Amanda | NJ | 16
Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 16
Pickett, Carson | ORL | 16
42. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 14
McDonald, Jessica | NC | 14
Mônica | ORL | 14
Kurtz, Kaleigh | NC | 14
Kerr, Sam | CHI | 14
47. Bowen, Katie | UTA | 13
Stott, Rebekah | NJ | 13
Boureille, Celeste | POR | 13
50. Gorden, Sarah | CHI | 12
Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 12
Mewis, Kristie | HOU | 12
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 12

 

Interceptions

1. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 85
2. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 70
3. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 61
4. Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 60
5. Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 57
6. Oyster, Megan | SEA | 56
Johnson, Estelle | WAS | 56
8. van Wyk, Janine | HOU | 54
9. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 53
Nielsen, Theresa | SEA | 53
11. Church, Whitney | WAS | 52
12. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 51
13. Scott, Desiree | UTA | 50
Erceg, Abby | NC | 50
15. Bowen, Katie | UTA | 49
Boureille, Celeste | POR | 49
17. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 48
18. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 47
Moros, Becca | UTA | 47
20. Krieger, Ali | ORL | 46
Pickett, Carson | ORL | 46
22. Naughton, Katie | CHI | 45
Barnes, Lauren | SEA | 45
24. Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 43
25. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 42
Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 42
27. Elby, Brooke | CHI | 41
28. Freeman, Mandy | NJ | 40
Reynolds, Katherine | POR | 40
30. Long, Allie | SEA | 38
31. Skroski, Erica | NJ | 37
Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 37
Poliana | ORL | 37
34. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 36
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 36
36. Sonnett, Emily | POR | 35
Richardson, Dominique | NJ | 35
38. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 34
Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 34
40. Fishlock, Jess | SEA | 33
Hanson, Haley | HOU | 33
Smith, Taylor | WAS | 33
43. Chapman, Allysha | HOU | 31
Mônica | ORL | 31
45. Johnson, Samantha | UTA | 30
Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 30
Quinn, Rebecca | WAS | 30
48. Gorden, Sarah | CHI | 29
Gibbons, Christina | NJ | 29
50. Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 28

 

Saves

1. Bledsoe, Aubrey | WAS | 108
2. Sheridan, Kailen | NJ | 108
3. Campbell, Jane | HOU | 89
4. Harris, Ashlyn | ORL | 70
5. Naeher, Alyssa | CHI | 64
6. Williams, Lydia | SEA | 56
7. Franch, Adrianna | POR | 45
8. Rowland, Katelyn | NC | 43
9. Betos, Michelle | SEA | 40
10. Eckerstrom, Britt | POR | 37
11. Smith, Abby | UTA | 31
12. Barnhart, Nicole | UTA | 19
13. Kopmeyer, Haley | ORL | 14
14. DiDi Haracic | WAS | 14
15. D’Angelo, Sabrina | NC | 7
16. Boyd, Emily | CHI | 5
17. Wys, Kelsey | WAS | 2
18. Casey, Caroline | NJ | 1

 

Save Percentage and shots faced (including blocked shots)

1. Boyd, Emily | CHI | 100% | 15 shots faced
2. Kopmeyer, Haley | ORL | 87.5% | 51
3. Williams, Lydia | SEA | 83.33% | 222
Betos, Michelle | SEA | 83.33% | 139
5. DiDi Haracic | WAS | 82.35% | 43
6. Barnhart, Nicole | UTA | 79.17% | 80
7. Bledsoe, Aubrey | WAS | 78.26% | 347
8. Franch, Adrianna | POR | 76.27% | 196
9. Rowland, Katelyn | NC | 75.44% | 178
10. Eckerstrom, Britt | POR | 72.55% | 130
11. Naeher, Alyssa | CHI | 69.57% | 290
12. Campbell, Jane | HOU | 69.53% | 370
13. Sheridan, Kailen | NJ | 68.35% | 409
14. D’Angelo, Sabrina | NC | 66.67% | 35
15. Harris, Ashlyn | ORL | 66.35% | 308
16. Smith, Abby | UTA | 63.27% | 161
17. Wys, Kelsey | WAS | 50% | 11
18. Casey, Caroline | NJ | 33.33% | 8

 

Clean Sheets

1. Williams, Lydia | SEA | 10
2. Naeher, Alyssa | CHI | 7
Rowland, Katelyn | NC | 7
4. Smith, Abby | UTA | 6
5. D’Angelo, Sabrina | NC | 4
Harris, Ashlyn | ORL | 4
Bledsoe, Aubrey | WAS | 4
8. Campbell, Jane | HOU | 3
Barnhart, Nicole | UTA | 3
Franch, Adrianna | POR | 3
11. Boyd, Emily | CHI | 2
Sheridan, Kailen | NJ | 2
Eckerstrom, Britt | POR | 2
Betos, Michelle | SEA | 2
15. Kopmeyer, Haley | ORL | 1

 

Saves (from inside the box)

1. Sheridan, Kailen | NJ | 73
2. Bledsoe, Aubrey | WAS | 67
3. Campbell, Jane | HOU | 50
4. Harris, Ashlyn | ORL | 47
5. Naeher, Alyssa | CHI | 42
6. Williams, Lydia | SEA | 41
7. Franch, Adrianna | POR | 27
Betos, Michelle | SEA | 27
9. Eckerstrom, Britt | POR | 24
10. Rowland, Katelyn | NC | 23
11. Smith, Abby | UTA | 21
12. Barnhart, Nicole | UTA | 14
13. DiDi Haracic | WAS | 12
14. Kopmeyer, Haley | ORL | 10
15. D’Angelo, Sabrina | NC | 4
16. Wys, Kelsey | WAS | 1
Boyd, Emily | CHI | 1
Casey, Caroline | NJ | 1

 

Saves (from outside the box)

1. Bledsoe, Aubrey | WAS | 41
2. Campbell, Jane | HOU | 39
3. Sheridan, Kailen | NJ | 35
4. Naeher, Alyssa | CHI | 22
Harris, Ashlyn | ORL | 22
6. Rowland, Katelyn | NC | 20
7. Franch, Adrianna | POR | 18
8. Williams, Lydia | SEA | 14
9. Eckerstrom, Britt | POR | 13
Betos, Michelle | SEA | 13
11. Smith, Abby | UTA | 10
12. Barnhart, Nicole | UTA | 5
13. Boyd, Emily | CHI | 4
Kopmeyer, Haley | ORL | 4
15. DiDi Haracic | WAS | 2
D’Angelo, Sabrina | NC | 2
17. Wys, Kelsey | WAS | 1

 

Penalty Kick Saves

1. Sheridan, Kailen | NJ | 3 saved | 7 faced
2. Campbell, Jane | HOU | 2 | 5
3. Bledsoe, Aubrey | WAS | 2 | 4
4. Eckerstrom, Britt | POR | 1 | 3
5. Rowland, Katelyn | NC | 1 | 2
6. Williams, Lydia | SEA | 1 | 1
7. Smith, Abby | UTA | 0 | 2
8. Naeher, Alyssa | CHI | 0 | 1
Harris, Ashlyn | ORL | 0 | 1
Franch, Adrianna | POR | 0 | 1

 

Catches

1. Rowland, Katelyn | NC | 18
2. Campbell, Jane | HOU | 17
3. Smith, Abby | UTA | 13
Franch, Adrianna | POR | 13
5. Harris, Ashlyn | ORL | 10
6. Betos, Michelle | SEA | 9
Bledsoe, Aubrey | WAS | 9
8. Naeher, Alyssa | CHI | 6
Williams, Lydia | SEA | 6
Sheridan, Kailen | NJ | 6
Barnhart, Nicole | UTA | 6
12. Eckerstrom, Britt | POR | 3
13. D’Angelo, Sabrina | NC | 2
14. DiDi Haracic | WAS | 1

 

Fouls Conceded

1. Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 42
2. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 41
3. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 40
4. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 36
5. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 35
6. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 33
Tiernan, Madison | NJ | 33
8. Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 32
9. Long, Allie | SEA | 30
10. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 28
Killion, Sarah | NJ | 28
12. Groom, Shea | NJ | 26
Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 26
Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 26
15. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 25
16. Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 24
17. Marta | ORL | 23
Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 23
Fishlock, Jess | SEA | 23
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 23
21. Rodríguez, Raquel | NJ | 22
Addo, Elizabeth | SEA | 22
Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 22
Boureille, Celeste | POR | 22
25. Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 21
Crnogorčević, Ana-Maria | POR | 21
Daly, Rachel | HOU | 21
Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 21
29. Johnson, Samantha | UTA | 20
Nielsen, Theresa | SEA | 20
Brooks, Amber | HOU | 20
van Egmond, Emily | ORL | 20
33. Oyster, Megan | SEA | 19
Heath, Tobin | POR | 19
Mewis, Samantha | NC | 19
36. Hamilton, Kristen | NC | 18
Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 18
Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 18
39. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 17
Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 17
Raso, Hayley | POR | 17
42. Sonnett, Emily | POR | 16
Morgan, Alex | ORL | 16
Hill, Rachel | ORL | 16
Prince, Nichelle | HOU | 16
Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 16
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 16
48. Andrews, Morgan | SEA | 15
Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 15
Chapman, Allysha | HOU | 15
Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 15
Dunn, Crystal | NC | 15
Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 15
Pickett, Carson | ORL | 15

 

Fouls Won

1. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 63
2. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 46
3. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 42
4. Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 33
5. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 32
Daly, Rachel | HOU | 32
Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 32
8. Fishlock, Jess | SEA | 31
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 31
10. Andressinha | POR | 30
11. Long, Allie | SEA | 29
12. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 27
Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 27
Heath, Tobin | POR | 27
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 27
16. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 26
Groom, Shea | NJ | 26
18. Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 25
19. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 24
Raso, Hayley | POR | 24
21. Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 23
Addo, Elizabeth | SEA | 23
Kerr, Sam | CHI | 23
24. Morgan, Alex | ORL | 22
Debinha | NC | 22
Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 22
27. Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 21
Banini, Estefanía | WAS | 21
29. Marta | ORL | 19
O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 19
Killion, Sarah | NJ | 19
Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 19
Smith, Taylor | WAS | 19
34. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 18
Mewis, Kristie | HOU | 18
Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 18
37. Oyster, Megan | SEA | 17
Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 17
Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 17
40. LaBonta, Lo’eau | UTA | 16
41. Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 15
42. Matheson, Diana | UTA | 15
Edmonds, Kristen | ORL | 15
Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 15
Gibbons, Christina | NJ | 15
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 15
47. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 14
Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 14
Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 14
Chapman, Allysha | HOU | 14

 

Yellow Cards

1. Sonnett, Emily | POR | 5
Johnson, Samantha | UTA | 5
Horan, Lindsey | POR | 5
4. Tiernan, Madison | NJ | 4
Hamilton, Kristen | NC | 4
Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 4
Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 4
Daly, Rachel | HOU | 4
Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 4
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 4
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 4
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 4
13. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 3
McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 3
Killion, Sarah | NJ | 3
Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 3
Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 3
Camila | ORL | 3
Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 3
Oyster, Megan | SEA | 3
Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 3
Brooks, Amber | HOU | 3
Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 3
Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 3
Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 3
26. Scott, Desiree | UTA | 2
Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 2
Marta | ORL | 2
O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 2
McNabb, Kristen | SEA | 2
Fishlock, Jess | SEA | 2
Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 2
Chapman, Allysha | HOU | 2
Naughton, Katie | CHI | 2
Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 2
Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 2
Ratcliffe, Brittany | UTA | 2
Freeman, Mandy | NJ | 2
Mônica | ORL | 2
Matheson, Diana | UTA | 2
Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 2
Long, Allie | SEA | 2
Johnson, Estelle | WAS | 2
Addo, Elizabeth | SEA | 2
Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 2
Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 2
Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 2
Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 2
Barnes, Lauren | SEA | 2
Catley, Steph | SEA | 2
Church, Whitney | WAS | 2
Kerr, Sam | CHI | 2
van Egmond, Emily | ORL | 2
Gibbons, Christina | NJ | 2
Pickett, Carson | ORL | 2

 

Red Cards

1. Marta | ORL | 1
Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 1

 


Opta Event Definitions

From Opta’s site:

Chances Created

Assists plus key passes (final pass or pass/shot leading to the recipient of the ball having an attempt at goal without scoring.)

Tackles

A tackle is defined as where a player connects with the ball in ground challenge where she successfully takes the ball away from the woman in possession. 

  • The tackled player must clearly be in possession of the ball before the tackle is made

A Tackle Won is deemed to be where the tackler or one of her team-mates regains possession as a result of the challenge, or that the ball goes out of play and is “safe.”

A Tackle Lost is where a tackle is made but the ball goes to an opposition player.

Clearance

This is a defensive action where a player kicks the ball away from his own goal with no intended recipient of the ball.

Block

This is where a player blocks a shot from an opposing player.

Interception

This is where a player intentionally intercepts a pass by moving into the line of the intended ball.

Recovery

This is where a player wins back the ball when it has gone loose or where the ball has been played directly to her.

Foul conceded

A foul conceded is defined as any infringement that is penalized as foul play by a referee. Offsides are not given as a foul conceded.

Foul won

A foul won is defined as where a player wins a free-kick or penalty for their team after being fouled by an opposing player.

Touches

A sum of all events where a player touches the ball, so excludes things like Aerial challenge lost or Challenge lost. 

Duels

A duel is an 50-50 contest between two players of opposing sides in the match, including aerial duels. For every Duel Won there is a corresponding Duel Lost depending on the outcome of the Duel.

Aerial Duel won – Aerial Duel lost

This is where two players challenge in the air against each other. The player that wins the ball is deemed to have won the duel. When more than two players are involved the player closest to the duel winner is given an Aerial Duel lost.

2018 NWSL Playoffs schedule, broadcast info

Thorns vs. Reign and Courage vs. Red Stars

Portland Thorns FC, Seattle Reign FC, North Carolina Courage and Chicago Red Stars in the 2018 NWSL Playoffs. (Photo credit: isiphotos.com)

2018 NWSL Playoffs schedule and broadcast information:

Saturday, September 15 at 3 p.m. ET on Lifetime

Portland Thorns FC vs. Seattle Reign FC

Providence Park in Portland, Oregon

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Tuesday, September 18 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPNews

North Carolina Courage vs. Chicago Red Stars

Providence Park in Portland, Oregon

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Saturday, September 22 at 4:30 p.m. ET on Lifetime

NWSL Championship

Providence Park in Portland, Oregon

Tickets to the 2018 NWSL Championship match are on sale by calling (888) 736-6849 or online at www.thornsfc.com.


Every playoff game will be streamed live via the Lifetime App and ESPN App, with authentication required in the United States. International fans will be able to watch every game on the NWSL app and NWSLsoccer.com.

Thorns, Reign anticipate a very different game on Saturday

Thorns and Reign will meet in the 2018 NWSL Playoffs on Saturday, Sep. 15, at Providence Park

Portland Thorns FC beat Seattle Reign FC 3-1 on September 7 at Providence Park. (Photo credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/isiphotos.com)

Providence Park was buzzing on Friday night after Portland Thorns FC defeated Seattle Reign FC 3-1 to clinch second place in the National Women’s Soccer League and earn a home semifinal playoff game. The Reign dropped to third place in the league standings with the loss, which means the two teams square off once again on Saturday (3 p.m. ET on Lifetime) — this time with a ticket to the 2018 NWSL Championship on the line.

“Portland—Seattle, it doesn’t get any better than that,” Thorns captain Christine Sinclair told the media on Tuesday.

The Cascadia rivals have met three times this season – with the Reign holding edge at 2-1-0 against the Thorns. And while the Thorns finished the series with a win last Friday night behind a brace from Lindsey Horan and goal from Tobin Heath, the 2017 NWSL champions recognize that come playoffs it’s a completely different game. And then add to the equation that these teams have never met in the playoffs.

“They will look different and we will look a little different as well,” Thorns head coach Mark Parsons said to the media. “Friday night was a great performance from the group, a really, really good performance, but this will be a different game and we have to find a new level.”

For one, the Reign were missing two of their key players, Allie Long (knee sprain) and Megan Rapinoe (rib soreness) due to injury on Friday. On the media conference call this week, Reign head coach Vlatko Andonovski said they are hoping both players will be ready to play this weekend.

“At this point, Megan is a little bit ahead of Allie, but we’re hoping that they will be able to play and be 100 percent,” Andonovski said. He also stated that they are expected to be tested in a full game-like experience on Thursday.

For the Reign, Rapinoe is second in scoring with seven goals and Long is third with three. Rapinoe hasn’t suited up for the Reign since they clinched a playoff berth on August 21 and Long hasn’t played since August 15.

“I don’t think they are going to change the dimension of the game, but the quality will be higher,” Parsons said. “They (Rapinoe and Long) are two world class soccer players that can make a huge difference, and we prepared that way for last weekend’s game too, so we’re not going to change too much.”

The Reign’s leading goal scorer Jodie Taylor (nine goals) said Friday was one of her team’s worst performances all season, but that the two training sessions this week have already felt like a complete reset.

“This week at training has been really positive. It has been a great start to the week and in terms of looking at last week to this week, it’s night and day.” Andonovski agreed: “The two practices we’ve had have been tremendous.”

Portland has the home-field advantage and also the added pressure and possibility of getting to stay at home for the NWSL Championship game. Sinclair and Parsons both made a point of recognizing how incredible it would be to get that opportunity, but were quick to remain grounded and focused on the first task at hand.

“Ever since the location of the final was announced, it has been a motivation for us to give our fans a championship game that we’re participating in,” Sinclair said. “Right now, to be honest, we’re just looking forward to the semifinal game and doing our best there and try to take care of a very talented Seattle team.”

“I’m trying to do my best job on focusing on what we can control, but the prospect of playing a championship here is unbelievable,” Parsons said.

Part four of the 2018 Cascadia Rivalry is set for Saturday, and one thing is for certain: Providence Park will be buzzing even more this time.

NWSL statement on Courage vs. Red Stars semifinal

The Courage and Red Stars are scheduled to meet in North Carolina on Sunday

On Wednesday afternoon, the NWSL issued a statement on the North Carolina Courage vs. Chicago Red Stars, scheduled to be played on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina, as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast this week.

The league’s statement:

NWSL Match Between NC Courage and Chicago Red Stars in Doubt for Sunday Due to Hurricane Florence

The National Women’s Soccer League, in conjunction with the North Carolina Courage and Chicago Red Stars, continue to monitor the changing forecast of Hurricane Florence as it relates to the potential of the NC Courage’s NWSL Semifinal home playoff game being played as scheduled on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 3 p.m. ET. 

The league and teams continue to explore all options and scenarios that would ultimately permit the match to be played in front of the NC Courage home fans. 

The safety of the fans, players and staff, as well as the ability for the Red Stars to travel to North Carolina safely, remains the top priority for NWSL. An announcement as to the status of the match will be made as soon as reasonably possible.”

Watch: 3 Moments

Tobin Heath, Debinha, Amanda Frisbie

Three key moments from Week 23/24 in the NWSL:

  • Portland Thorns FC midfielder Tobin Heath‘s steal
  • North Carolina Courage midfielder Debinha‘s backheel pass
  • Sky Blue FC defender Amanda Frisbie‘s tackle

Goal of the Week: Lindsey Horan

Horan scored a brace in Week 24

Lindsey Horan finished the season with 13 goals. (Photo credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/isiphotos.com)

Portland Thorns FC forward Lindsey Horan finished a one time rocket in the 30th minute vs. Seattle Reign FC in Week 24 and has been voted NWSL Week 24’s Goal of the Week. Horan finished the regular season with 13 goals.

Watch the Week 24 Goal of the Week below and catch up on all of this year’s Goals of the Week on the YouTube playlist.

 

Player of the Week: Lindsey Horan

Horan finished in third place in the Golden Boot race with 13 goals

Lindsey Horan helped the Thorns earn the No. 2 seed in the 2018 NWSL playoffs. (Photo credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/isiphotos.com)

Portland Thorns FC midfielder Lindsey Horan has been voted NWSL Player of the Week for Week 24 of the 2018 season by the NWSL Media Association.

Horan scored a brace to help the Thorns come from behind to beat Seattle Reign FC 3-1 in Week 24. With the win, the Thorns secured second place in the league standings and get to host the playoff semifinal next Saturday at Providence Park. Horan finished the regular season with two, two-goal performances.

This is the second time Horan has been named NWSL Player of the Week.

Horan’s first goal came in the 30th minute when she blasted a one-time shot past Reign FC goalkeeper Lydia Williams. Her second on the night was in the 82nd minute when she finished off a Tobin Heath corner kick to make it 3-1. Horan’s brace put her at 13 goals this season, the third-highest in the league.

Horan had two shots, both on target and completed 77.6% of her passes (38 total) on 93 touches, according to Opta. In addition to her 13 goals this season, Horan also chipped in two assists.

 

 

 

 

The NWSL Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by the NWSL Media Association, a collection of writers that cover the league on a consistent basis. For more information on the NWSL Media Association, follow them on Twitter.

Save of the Week: Nicole Barnhart

Nicole Barnhart finished the season with 19 saves

Utah Royals FC goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart made seven saves in Week 24.(Photo credit: Howard C. Smith/isiphotos.com)

Utah Royals FC goalkeeper Nicole Barnharts leaping one-handed save in the 40th minute to prevent Chicago Red Stars forward Yuki Nagasato‘s right-footed shot from going in near post has been voted Week 24’s Save of the Week.

 

2018 Golden Boot: Sam Kerr

Kerr scored 16 goals in 2018

Chicago Red Stars forward Sam Kerr scored her 16th goal of the season in Chicago's regular season finale vs. Utah Royals FC. (Photo credit: Rob Gray/isiphotos.com)

Once again, Sam Kerr has captured the NWSL Golden Boot, finishing as the league’s leading goal scorer for the second straight season. The Chicago Red Stars forward finished the regular season with 16 goals and four assists in 19 games to claim the award. She’s the first player in NWSL history to finish as the leading scorer in two different seasons.

Kerr scored her 16th goal of the season on Saturday afternoon vs. Utah Royals FC.

North Carolina Courage forward Lynn Williams scored twice on Saturday night to finish second in the Golden Boot race with 14 goals.

Kerr won the Golden Boot in 2017 after scoring a record 17 goals for Sky Blue FC. While she didn’t best her own record this year, she has 33 goals over the last two seasons.

Kerr didn’t even make her 2018 NWSL debut until April 28, missing the first five games of the Red Stars season because of international duty for Australia. She then scored her first goal of the season on May 6, her third appearance of the year in a 1-1 draw in North Carolina. She finished the season on a four-game scoring streak, scoring six goals in those four games.

Key Stats:

  • Seven of Kerr’s goals this season have been assisted by Yuki Nagasato (and two of Kerr’s assists were on Nagasato goals)
  • Six came at home, 10 came on the road
  • Kerr played 1,704 minutes in 2018, scoring at a rate of 106.5 minutes per goal
  • Three of her goals were game-winners and one a game-tying goal
  • 11 goals with her right foot, five with her head
  • 15 goals from inside the box, one from outside the box
  • Scored against every other team in the league
  • First player to score a hat trick in the 2018 season, on the road vs. Sky Blue FC
  • Three braces — two vs. the Orlando Pride and one vs. Portland Thorns FC
  • She took 88 total shots (excluding blocked shots) and 47 shots on target, according to Opta

 

Every Sam Kerr Goal Scored in the 2018 Season

Goal 1: May 6 at North Carolina Courage, 1-1 draw | 37′ | Unassisted

Goal 2: May 12 vs. Houston Dash, 2-2 draw  | 20’ | Assist: Arin Gilliland

Goal 3: May 26 vs. Orlando Pride, 5-2 loss | 21’ | Assist: Yuki Nagasato

Goal 4: May 26 vs. Orlando Pride, 5-2 loss | 60’ | Assist: Yuki Nagasato

Goal 5: June 2 at Washington Spirit, 2-0 win | 25′ | Unassisted

Goal 6: July 7 at Sky Blue FC, 3-1 win | 40’ | Assist: Alyssa Mautz

Goal 7: July 7 at Sky Blue FC, 3-1 win | 46’ | Assist: Yuki Nagasato

Goal 8: July 7 at Sky Blue FC, 3-1 win | 63’ | Assist: Yuki Nagasato

Goal 9: July 14 vs. Seattle Reign FC, 1-0 win | 87’ | Assist: Yuki Nagasato

Goal 10: August 10 vs. North Carolina Courage, 1-1 draw | 64’ | Assist: Vanessa DiBernardo

Goal 11: August 18 at Portland Thorns FC, 2-2 draw | 44’ | Assist: Yuki Nagasato

Goal 12: August 18 at Portland Thorns FC, 2-2 draw | 49’ | Assist: Vanessa DiBernardo

Goal 13: August 25 at Orlando Pride, 3-1 win | 44’ | Assist: Yuki Nagasato

Goal 14: August 25 at Orlando Pride, 3-1 win | 59’ | Unassisted

Goal 15: September 4 vs. Sky Blue FC, 5-0 win | 64’ | Assist: Brooke Elby

Goal 16: September 8 at Utah Royals FC, 2-1 loss | 39’ | Assist: Arin Gilliland

NWSL, North Carolina Courage closely monitoring Hurricane Florence

The Courage are scheduled to host the Red Stars on Sunday afternoon in the 2018 NWSL Playoffs

The North Carolina Courage are scheduled to host the Chicago Red Stars on Sunday afternoon in the 2018 NWSL Playoffs. (Photo credit: Andy Mead/isiphotos.com)

With Hurricane Florence approaching North Carolina this week, the NWSL and the North Carolina Courage said on Monday that they are closely monitoring the situation and potential impacts to Sunday’s semifinal game in North Carolina.

The Courage are scheduled to host the Chicago Red Stars at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina, on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

We are closely monitoring the weather forecasts and are in contact with the North Carolina Courage and the Chicago Red Stars. Our primary concern is for public safety, and we are following a thorough process to be prepared in the event the storm impacts the Chicago at North Carolina semifinal,” the league said in a statement.

“The club is in contact with the league and the visiting team. The safety and well-being of fans, players and event staff is the club’s priority,” the Courage said.

The Courage and the NWSL will provide updates on NCCourage.com, NWSLsoccer.com, as well as the team and league social media accounts.

Week 23/24 Rewind

The 2018 NWSL regular season is complete

Portland Thorns FC midfielder Lindsey Horan scored her 12th and 13th goals of the season in Portland's 3-1 win over Seattle Reign FC. (Photo credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/isiphotos.com)

Another incredible chapter of the Cascadia Rivalry, a new saves record, a first win and another Golden Boot for Sam Kerr. And then the North Carolina Courage completed the best regular season in NWSL history. A look back at the final games of the 2018 NWSL regular season.

 

September 2: Washington Spirit 1 | Sky Blue FC 1

Washington Spirit goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe made five saves, bringing her season total to 108 with a save percentage of 78.3%. She broke Alyssa Naeher’s single-season save record of 106, set in 2014 with the Boston Breakers. Sky Blue FC midfielder Sarah Killion scored the equalizer in the 87th minute. Spirit forward Arielle Ship put the Spirit ahead in the 71st minute with her first goal of the year, in her second appearance since returning from a torn ACL. Recap


September 4: Chicago Red Stars 5 | Sky Blue FC 0

The Chicago Red Stars clinched a playoff spot with a 5-0 win over Sky Blue FC in Week 24. Alyssa Mautz scored twice and Michele Vasconcelos scored the first goal of her NWSL career. Rosie White and Sam Kerr also scored for the Red Stars. Recap


September 7: Portland Thorns FC 3 | Seattle Reign FC 1

Portland Thorns FC clinched the No. 2 seed in the NWSL Playoffs with a 3-1 win over Seattle Reign FC, led by a brace from Lindsey Horan. Tobin Heath also scored for the Thorns. Jess Fishlock scored the first goal of the game to give the Reign an early lead before the Thorns scored the next three. Recap


September 8: Sky Blue FC 1 | Orlando Pride 0

Carli Lloyd scored the game-winning goal in the 74th minute as Sky Blue FC got their first win of the season. Kailen Sheridan made six saves to earn her second clean sheet and finish the year with 107 saves, second-best in the NWSL. Recap


September 8: Utah Royals FC 2 | Chicago Red Stars 1

Red Stars forward Sam Kerr scored her 16th goal of the season to capture the 2018 NWSL Golden Boot, but it was Utah Royals FC who came away with the win in their final regular season game. Amy Rodriguez scored the equalizer and Katie Stengel got the game-winner. Recap


September 8: North Carolina Courage 5 | Houston Dash 0

The North Carolina Courage beat the Houston Dash 5-0, earning their 17th win and completing the best regular season in NWSL history. The Courage set records for wins (17), points (57), goals scored (53), fewest goals allowed (17), fewest losses (1) and goal differential (+36). Lynn Williams led the way with a brace and the Courage added goals from Jessica McDonald, Crystal Dunn and Kristen Hamilton. Recap

2018 NWSL Semifinals to broadcast live on Lifetime and ESPN2

NWSL Playoffs tickets on sale now; Thorns vs. Reign on September 15 and Courage vs. Red Stars on September 16

The Courage will host their semifinal on Sunday, September 16 on ESPN2. (Photo credit: Andy Mead/isiphotos.com)

The 2018 NWSL Playoffs will air on Lifetime and ESPN2, the NWSL announced on Friday. Lifetime will broadcast the first semifinal game on Saturday, September 15, at 3 p.m. ET from Providence Park in Portland as the Thorns host Seattle Reign FC. ESPN2 will get the second semifinal game in Cary, North Carolina, as the Courage host the Chicago Red Stars, on Sunday, September 16, at 3 p.m. ET.

The 2018 NWSL Championship will be broadcast live on Lifetime at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, September 22, from Providence Park in Portland, Oregon.

NWSL fans will also be able to stream every playoff game live via the Lifetime App and ESPN App, with authentication required in the U.S. International fans will be able to watch every game on the NWSL app and NWSLsoccer.com.

 


2018 NWSL Playoffs Schedule

Saturday, September 15 at 3 p.m. ET on Lifetime

Portland Thorns FC vs. Seattle Reign FC

Providence Park in Portland

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Sunday, September 16 at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN2

North Carolina Courage vs. Chicago Red Stars

Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina

Buy Tickets


Saturday, September 22 at 4:30 p.m. ET on Lifetime

NWSL Championship

Providence Park in Portland, Oregon

Tickets to the 2018 NWSL Championship match are on sale by calling (888) 736-6849 or online at www.thornsfc.com.

 

Playoff seeding, records on the line in regular season’s final weekend

Records could fall in the final four regular season games

The Reign (left) can finish with the best-ever defense and the Courage can set several records this weekend. (Photo credit: isiphotos.com)

What to watch for in the final weekend of the regular season:

Playoff Picture

With only four games remaining in the regular season, we finally know all four playoff teams: North Carolina Courage, Seattle Reign FC, Portland Thorns FC and Chicago Red Stars. The Courage have the NWSL Shield and the No. 1 seed locked up, but the rest of the seeds are still to be determined.

Here’s what can happen this weekend and how it will affect the playoff games:

IF the Reign win vs. the Thorns on Friday night, and the Red Stars win on Saturday, the Reign would finish second and host the third-place Red Stars in the first semifinal on September 15. The fourth-place Thorns would then face the Courage in North Carolina on September 16.

IF the Reign win vs. the Thorns on Friday night, and the Red Stars lose or draw on Saturday, the Reign would finish second and host the third-place Thorns in the first semifinal on September 15. The fourth-place Red Stars would then face the Courage in North Carolina on September 16.

IF the Reign draw vs. the Thorns on Friday night, the Reign would finish second and host the third-place Thorns in the first semifinal on September 15. The fourth-place Red Stars would then face the Courage in North Carolina on September 16. (The result of the Red Stars would be irrelevant in this scenario, because they are unable to finish higher than 40 points and would lose the head-to-head tiebreaker with the Thorns for the No. 3 seed.)

IF the Thorns win vs. the Reign on Friday night, the Thorns would finish second and host the third-place Reign in the first semifinal on September 15. The fourth-place Red Stars would then face the Courage in North Carolina on September 16.


Record Watch

Meanwhile, the North Carolina Courage are 16-1-6 (54 points) and still in pursuit of several regular season records. They host the Houston Dash on Saturday night in the final game of the NWSL regular season.

The 16 wins and 54 points have tied NWSL records — but with one game remaining, they still have a chance to stand alone as the best regular season team in American women’s professional soccer history (covering the NWSL, Women’s United Soccer Association and Women’s Professional Soccer).

To do that, they need:

— 1 win to break the record for wins in a season (16, set by the 2014 Seattle Reign FC/2017 North Carolina Courage in NWSL, as well as the 2010 FC Gold Pride of WPS)

— 1 point to break the record for points in a season (54 points, set by Seattle Reign FC in 2014)

— 3 points to hold the highest points per game average (2.33 set by the 2011 Western New York Flash of WPS; the NWSL record is 2.25, set by the 2014 Reign)

Like the current Courage team, the 2014 Reign, 2017 Courage and 2010 FC Gold Pride did their damage in 24 game seasons, but the 2011 Flash played only 18 games, going 13-2-3 with 42 points, and finished with a 2.33 points per game average.

If this year’s Courage squad gets all three points on Saturday, they’ll finish with an average of 2.375 points per game. A loss would leave them tied for second on the list and a draw would put them at 2.29 points per game. No team in any league has ever finished with fewer than two losses.

1. 2011 Western New York Flash: 2.33 points per game
2. 2014 Seattle Reign FC: 2.25 points per game
3. 2010 FC Gold Pride: 2.21 points per game
4. 2015 Seattle Reign FC: 2.15 points per game
5. (tie) 2009 Los Angeles Sol: 2.05 points per game
5. (tie) 2016 Portland Thorns FC: 2.05 points per game
7. 2017 North Carolina Courage: 2.04 points per game

 

Elsewhere in record watch in the NWSL — Washington Spirit goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe set a new single-season record for saves with 108 in the Spirit’s regular season finale last weekend. Sky Blue FC goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan has 101 and has a chance to break the new record with her final game on Saturday. Bledsoe broke Alyssa Naeher’s record of 106 set in 2014 with the Boston Breakers. That season, Naeher allowed 53 goals in 24 games. Bledsoe allowed 30 goals in 21 games with a save percentage of 78.3%.

 

Other NWSL single-season records that could fall or be tied this weekend:

 

Goals: 17

Set in 2017 by Sam Kerr while with Sky Blue FC

2018: Sam Kerr has 15 goals with the Chicago Red Stars

 

Assists: 10

Set in 2016 by Tobin Heath, Portland Thorns FC

2018: Yuki Nagasato, Chicago Red Stars, has 7

 

Team shutouts: 12

Set in 2017 by North Carolina Courage

2018: Seattle Reign FC have 12

 

Goalkeeper shutouts: 11

Set in 2017 by Adrianna Franch, Portland Thorns FC

2018: Lydia Williams, Seattle Reign FC, has 10

 

Lowest Goals Against Average: .83 (20 in 24 games)

Set in 2017 by Portland Thorns FC and in 2014 by Seattle Reign FC

2018: Seattle Reign FC have allowed 16 and the North Carolina Courage have allowed 17

 

Most Goals Scored: 50

Set in 2014 by Seattle Reign FC

2018: North Carolina Courage have 48

Quote Sheet: Fishlock, Klingenberg and more preview Portland vs. Seattle

Portland vs. Seattle, Friday at 10 p.m. ET on Lifetime

Round 3 of the 2018 Cascadia Rivalry will take place on Friday night on Lifetime. (Photo credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/isiphotos.com)

Portland Thorns FC and Seattle Reign FC meet on Friday at 10 p.m. ET on Lifetime, with the No. 2 seed in the 2018 NWSL Playoffs on the line. On Wednesday, Lifetime’s broadcast team of Jenn Hildreth and Aly Wagner, Portland Thorns FC defender Meghan Klingenberg and coach Mark Parsons, and Seattle Reign FC midfielder Jess Fishlock and coach Vlatko Andonovski spoke with the media to preview the game.

Highlights from the conference call:

 

Jenn Hildreth

“It’s pretty easy to understand why this is a dream matchup for us as broadcasters. I think when we came out of the May 5th matchup out at Providence Park between Seattle and Portland and Aly and I looked at each other — it was just everything about that match was so electric. One of the best soccer matches that I have ever had the chance to call in terms of quality of play and the rivalry and the energy surrounding the match. Great crowd as always in Providence Park. And we looked down the schedule and we said, ‘These guys finish the season off against each other, back here in Portland. Man, if there’s any way we could make that happen, how great would that be?’ And credit to our entire production crew, and all of those at Lifetime, who when they looked at shuffling some things around at some point in the season, they thought that was a good idea too. So here we go. You’ve got a game that has everything. Some of the best players in the world, when you look at these two rosters. It means something with the winner getting the right to host, potentially, the other team that they’ll see again a week later in the semifinals. And for Portland, revenge. Seattle has gotten the best of them in fairly dramatic fashion with that 3-2 win back in May in Portland and then 1-0 with Jodie Taylor scoring in the 89th minute in June. It really has all the makings of a fantastic game, fantastic broadcast. And we’re certainly excited to be a part of it.”

On how the game will play out, as Seattle and Portland are likely to meet again in the semifinals a week later

“You almost have to look at it like a two game series and then it’s up to the individual coaches and how they approach that. … You’ve got two really savvy coaches here, Vlatko Andonovski and Mark Parsons and how they want to go about things. And I think you also have to consider, with the number of players they have for this match, coming off really short rest and that international break, I think that could affect how they try to do things. I do think that the match we see Friday night, could look pretty different from what we see a week later in the semifinal should these two teams meet again.”

On Portland’s home record this season (5-3-3)

“The times that they struggled [at home], they were struggling on the road as well early in season. So that just went with the way their entire progression of the season has gone. I think Portland — at full strength — at home — is absolutely so difficult to beat. And I just go back to that August 18th match against Chicago. They’re down two goals. Sam Kerr looks like she’s having the night of her life. And they come back from two down to draw. They even said after the match how much the crowd helped push them along. Whether how much that’s true or not — they certainly have the talent to do it — but I certainly think it is a massive home-field advantage. I think the opportunity to host throughout the playoffs is something that cannot be overlooked. I don’t think the bigness of the moment gets to these players because they play in it all the time. I do think it gets to a lot of the opponents.”

 

Aly Wagner

“The attacking, explosive nature of both these sides is something that is going to be a treat for everyone to see. … Of course you have to include North Carolina in this conversation — these are two of the best teams in terms of the product that they put out there and the way they can break down their opponents. If [Megan] Rapinoe is healthy and is a go and she’s sized up against Ellie Carpenter, that’s obviously a matchup that I want to watch. … Her comments after the U.S.-Australia match were fascinating about how — ‘Ellie Carpenter’s young. She’s naive. She just has to learn to defend me a little better. She’s a good player, but there’s a lot she has to learn as an inexperienced outside back.’ I think that’s a matchup that will be fascinating to watch if in fact Rapinoe’s out there. And then, of course, the center midfield is where a lot of it filters through for both these squads. I would say that’s not abnormal for any team, but those match-ups will be interesting to see who controls tempo, how they go about it. Playing at Providence Park, Seattle does have a decent record there. Who kind of goes for it early on? I know that the impetus is on Portland to control their own hopes and destiny, but it’ll be interesting to see how much they leave themselves exposed, because they’re facing a side that can strike on the break. So I think that those are a few of the areas that I will absolutely be keying in on.”

“I would be shocked if either side held something back. Obviously, the advantage of having home-field is massive. I think more so for Portland, being at Providence Park and what an incredible environment, atmosphere that is. But I also think the mental side of it, if in fact it is a rematch for them, as we anticipate. Then that semifinal day, you want the upper hand mentally. As a player, you don’t ever try to control or limit yourself and so I would be really shocked if there was any sort of gamesmanship in terms of not playing all your cards. Maybe there’s wrinkles in formations and systems that either coach has up their sleeve. But I doubt it. They’re pretty up front with how both these teams approach each match week in and week out. I think that mental edge is something that both are going to be striving for heading into that semifinal matchup.”

“Those are two very different players with Lindsey Horan, Tobin Heath. Both are in incredible form. When you think of Lindsey Horan — I am shocked — or I’m amazed by the number of plays that she actually breaks up. Her work rate. The ground that she covers. And then her distribution. A lot of times it’s effortless. A lot of times when Jenn and I are calling the matches, I don’t even get to point it out and I want to celebrate it because it’s instrumental and really initiating a lot of the positive plays for Portland. I think she’s been a huge asset this year. Without Amandine Henry, she’s not only picked up that load to a certain extent, but I think she’s actually probably exceeded it. I know as absurd as it sounds because Henry is so good, I think they are almost in a better position without her and Horan running that show. And then of course you add in Tobin Heath. What we’ve seen out of her, I do comment on it all the time when we watch Portland play, but her freedom to pop up in different areas and her awareness of where to be and when has really grown over the last year. I think she used to isolate herself on the wing and the way that she comes across now, it just adds a new layer in the attack, so they have more depth, so it can allow for her to be higher, she can be underneath that seam and then obviously give them some more interior angles as well. I think her awareness as a senior player. You see it out of Rapinoe, you see it out of Heath. You almost don’t expect these older players to make such great strides in their games at this stage in their career and I’ve been incredibly impressed with just the nuances that both those players have added.”

 

Meghan Klingenberg, Portland Thorns FC

“I feel like there’s not many things to say when it comes to a Portland-Seattle matchup. It pretty much speaks for itself. It’s an incredible atmosphere. It’s heightened energy. It’s heightened nerves for everybody. When a home playoff spot’s on the line, it makes it even bigger. I’m very much looking forward to this game. I think our team is as well. We know that our fans are going to bring it, and Portland’s going to bring it, so we want to be able to bring it this weekend.”

On the season for the Thorns

“It was a slow start for us, but we also had a bunch of injuries, we had people coming in hurt, we had people coming in tired, we had people coming in out of form because they had been injured previously. It took us awhile to get our starting XI and our depth in a good spot where we are now. I think we’ve grown into the season. If you watch our team, as it’s gone on we’ve played better and better soccer. We’ve gotten more fit. We’ve gotten our players back. We’re potent off the bench. It’s an exciting time for us. We finally feel like we have all of our players in a good spot playing well, playing together, having enough games under our belt to be able to work off each other and know what each other are going to do. I feel like our team is in a good spot. We’ve really grown into it.”

“This team, it can be world class. We have the personnel and the personalities that want to work hard. These personalities are world class. When we put together a good game and we’re all fighting together and making sure that we’re all pulling in the same direction, I think that the sky’s the limit for this group. In every postseason I have played with the Thorns, going into the postseason we have played some of our best soccer. I just get super excited when crunch time comes around because the Thorns seem to thrive under pressure. Going into this last game, we want home-field advantage, and that’s pressure. Whenever the Thorns get put into that type of position, we really rise to the occasion. I hope that that’s the same way this Friday because when we play at our best I think we’re a pretty hard team to beat.”

On what it will take to beat Seattle

“Seattle’s a great team. They have a lot of world class personalities and they’ve done a really good job not allowing many chances or many goals this year. So credit to them, they’re a tough team to beat. They got the best of us at their place and put in a really good performance, but I just think that this is a different Thorns team than you’ve seen the rest of the year and I’m excited to have our international players back because they have a lot of flare and they add a lot of personality that we don’t have without them. Hopefully they don’t have our number this weekend, but I think they’ve done a good job before, kind of limiting our chances. Even if you look back to that Seattle game that we lost. The chances were there. We scored off a free kick that arguably was onside. We had two or three open chances in front of net that we didn’t put away, so that very much could’ve been a different game. I just think that we weren’t putting away our chances and they had a moment of absolute individual brilliance at the end of the game, where Pinoe picked out Taylor in front of net. It could’ve absolutely gone the other way, but it didn’t. This time we want to make sure that we capitalize on these opportunities and don’t give them anything in the back. Just be super tough and limit their shots, make sure their shots are from outside the box and just make it as hard as we can on them.”

 

Mark Parsons, Portland Thorns FC

“Both teams have had good years, good seasons. Both have gone through lots of change and have had a lot of players step up in both their rosters. Both teams have a lot of quality. Both teams work really hard and defend well. This is setting up to be a nice one.”

On Lindsey Horan’s season

“She’s one that really attacked the offseason on a physical level and building her body to an even more elite level. That has given her, not just the fitness, but more importantly the strength to continue to train well and play well throughout this season. What we said after the first 6-8 games. She brought a lot of consistency. She’s a really high performer. And last year, even go back to 16, when we were against the ropes against the Flash in the semifinal, it was Horan who scored to make it 4-3 in overtime. She would do that in the biggest games. She would come out somewhere. Like last year, she would do it more consistently, but still we wouldn’t see it every game. 17, she comes up with a massive goal in the championship. This year, I feel like it’s been every single week. She is showing this mentality and mindset to always affect and help the team impact the game. Her growth on a consistency level continues to improve. Her statistics and what she’s achieved in the league this year, I’ve said it already a number of times, it’s outrageous. There’s no single player that has a bigger impact across so many different areas defensively and offensively. Her assists, creating chances, final third passes, her goals, is such great numbers, and she’s a center mid. You could watch 10 minutes of the game and think that she’s a holding mid because she spends time building out the back for us. Next minute, you could watch 10 other minutes and say she’s a Number 9. What she does on a physical, mental and a technical, tactical level, is just really elite. It’s a really, really high level. She’s obviously crucial to our team and proving to be one of the best in the league. And it’s an exciting prospect that this young player has shown this growth in a couple of years, and she’s only just getting started.”

On preparation for the game

“We’re fighting for a home playoff  after the up and down, roller coaster season. We fought our way back into the situation. You’re always going to be playing a quality team, this stage of the season and going into playoffs. And we’re playing a really good team. A really quality team. I’ll sum up our preparation: just being focused. We are ultra-focused on what we need to do and how we need to do it. Understanding Seattle and what they bring and respecting that. … There’s one game on Friday. The way the group has prepared has been really inspiring because the focus has been, and has been for the last month — I hope that we’ve been a good focused group for the whole year, but there’s been a new focus the last month. Every single game. One game at a time. One training session at a time. We often find our best version of ourself when backs are against the wall, over the last couple of years, and here we are again. Huge respect to Seattle. Whoever was going to be coming to this stadium, this place is going to be packed. The atmosphere is going to be electric. And our team’s going to be focused. Of course, there might be a little extra electricity in the stadium because of it being Seattle. For us, it’s focus time and that’s about it. It’s time for us to perform our roles and jobs to the best ability and then we move on from there.”

 

Jess Fishlock, Seattle Reign FC

“It is an important match. Both teams want a home playoff. A home semifinal is going to give you a little bit of an advantage. There’s an international break, and that’s always a little bit annoying when you want to prepare for a game of such magnitude. But it is what it is and the situation is the same for both teams. I was just with the team just today and we get some players back [Thursday], the day before a game, which isn’t ideal, but it’s just life. It will be great. Playing against Portland in Portland is always a lot of fun. We know exactly what to expect and we’re just going to go down there and do our jobs to the best of our ability and hopefully bring home a semifinal. ”

On Wales not qualifying for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup

“I’m going to be completely honestly with you. It’s heartbreaking. I don’t necessarily want to see the sight of a football right now. That’s just me being honest. What I will say is I went into my club environment today and felt a whole lot better, really, really fast. That’s a credit to the girls that I’m with right now. They were so nice and so thoughtful today and within the hour that I was on the field today, I got my hunger back, you could say, to be here and remember why we’re here and what we’re doing and where we want to go. Yeah, look, it was heartbreaking. It is still heartbreaking. But I probably couldn’t be in a better group to make me feel a little bit better and to focus on me being in a good place for these next three games which are what we’ve been fighting for for the whole season. Heartbreaking, but great group of girls. They’re just fantastic.”

Playing at Providence Park

“I know the crowd is going to be the crowd that it is, which is great for the league and for the fans. So we know that it’s going to be a difficult place to go. It always is. So I don’t think that the games that we played this year or the wins that we’ve had against them really play into our mind. If anything it makes them even more pumped up for the game. And both games were — they were 3-2 and 1-nil. That’s the type of game this is going to be. It’s going to be a really close, one [goal], type of encounter. It’s going to be a really good game to watch and obviously we’re excited to play in it. ”

Favorite moments from the Seattle-Portland rivalry

“Hang on, let me get my list out. The game we won, when Kimmy [Kim Little] scored. 1-nil. That was a great goal. Was a great game, actually. The game that was 2-2, actually, was a great game. The one where I scored a goal and then I scored an own goal. That was a fun game to be a part of, too. Obviously, the 3-2 that we had this time around was an epic of just like, attack v. attack, goals v. goals. The 4-nil, I think it was, 5-nil, that we had against them at home. That was epic. That was brilliant. Basically, all the games we’ve won have always given us a really good memory. I think even the very first game we played in Portland, Year 1. I think we lost 2-1, but I scored in that game. It was really nice that game to just — it was really nice to hear the crowd be silent, when you score against them in that kind of environment because they’re really, really against you in those moments. Rivalry, is a fun topic, rivalry. It’s one that I think every league will want with two types of teams. It always brings up good memories, but it also brings up terrible memories, when they beat us. I obviously chose to remember the good ones when we’re going down there. I’m sure that any of their players will also remember the good ones that they’ve had against us, too. So there’s just a few.”

 

 

Vlatko Andonovski, Seattle Reign FC

“We’re very excited about having the chance to play a team like Portland in Portland. It’s one of the best venues in the league and it’s one of the best group of fans in the league. We know it’s going to be exciting. … That’s what this game is all about. And we’re looking forward to it.”

On being without Megan Rapinoe at times this season

“Not having Megan Rapinoe in some of the games … it was not easy for us. She’s one of the best players in the world. She’s a player that can change the game, with or without the ball. Just not having her on the field, mentally was not easy for us, but we figure out a way to deal with it. We have other experienced players. Jess Fishlock is there, who steps up. She’s a natural leader as well. Lu [Lauren] Barnes is a good leader for us. Allie Long was in the majority of games. It was not easy, but we had to figure out a way to deal with it. Going forward, the game on Friday, we still don’t know if Megan is going to be ready or not. We’re going to have the final testing [Thursday] and if there’s any pain or risk of her getting injured again, she’s not going to play because as important as the game is [Friday], the more important game is the one next weekend.”

On Seattle’s defense

“We made the playoffs and we’re very happy where we are at this point in the season. If there’s one that made the biggest difference for us, it was our mentality. I think that we played well, tactically. We prepared well physically, technically. But I think the most important thing is mentally … and one thing that was a key throughout the season for us was the mentality of trying to get better every day. Every day these players are coming to train with mentality. What can they do to improve themselves. If you take a look at the season, every one of the players that was on the team — whether they played one minute or one game or a whole season — they all improved. That was our main goal. Going forward, we’re excited about this game, but we also look at is as an opportunity to get better. What can we do to go to this game and be better when we leave the field?”

The stage is set for another epic Cascadia showdown

Portland vs. Seattle, Friday at 10 p.m. ET on Lifetime

Round 3 of the 2018 Cascadia Rivalry will take place on Friday night on Lifetime. (Photo credit: Stephen Brashear/isiphotos.com)

This is it.

After seven months, 23 games, thousands of miles of travel, and countless hours of training, the playoff fates of the Seattle Reign and the Portland Thorns will be determined in a final regular-season meeting (Friday at 10 p.m. ET on Lifetime). And by all appearances, it’s going to be an epic clash.

There’s a lot on the line: win, and either team would slide into second place and earn a home semifinal. Lose, and they’d likely have to replay this match in enemy territory in the semis — or, in Portland’s case, potentially face shield-winning North Carolina. A draw would lock in Seattle at 2 and Portland at 3. All that is set against the backdrop of the fiercest rivalry in the NWSL, with both teams playing the best soccer they’ve played all year.

“It’s going to be a battle,” said Thorns defender Emily Menges after training last week. “Any team that we would play the last game of the season, trying to get a home playoff spot, would be a battle, but just that it’s Seattle and we’re both fighting for the same thing right now, home-field advantage for both of us is huge. … I think it’s any team’s game. We’re excited. … We’re ready for it to go down.”

For both teams, the possibility of a home semifinal is huge. Seattle are famously hard to beat on their home turf, going 7-1-4 at home this season. Portland, meanwhile, say they feed off the energy of the biggest crowds in the league. “It means everything to us,” said Thorns head coach Mark Parsons last week. “It freaking drives us. Being in this stadium with these fans in this city, it means so much.”

“The Seattle-Portland rivalry is undeniable,” said Seattle keeper Michelle Betos — who previously spent three seasons in Portland — last week. “You watch that game and you can see from kickoff, there’s a different mentality going in. In the NWSL, every game’s a big game, but there always is a little bit of something extra when it’s Seattle-Portland, and I’ve seen that on both sides.”

Both teams are looking at the last few games of the season, including this one, as preparation for the playoffs. “One way we looked at it,” said Seattle coach Vlatko Andonovski last week, “was that we wanted to make the playoffs in 22 games, then we’d take North Carolina and Portland in preparation for the playoffs, and that’s how we’re taking it. … I think it’s a great opportunity for us as a team, and we’re going to try to make the most of it.”

On the Thorns’ side, head coach Mark Parsons praised his team’s performance in a difficult stretch of three games in seven days going into the international break. “The whistle blew [in Washington on August 25] and I looked at them all and I said, ‘holy cow.’ What they’ve just done — it hit me only then because they looked so good, they looked so organized and committed to their roles, and if we can do it under [those] conditions, hopefully we can do it when we’re feeling fresh and trained and prepared.”

Both sides could also be contending with injuries to key players. Hayley Raso, Portland’s speedy, high-pressing right winger, suffered a spinal fracture against Washington and will be out the rest of the season. “It’s a huge, huge blow,” said Parsons. At the same time, “this roster is as deep as ever, and players will be thriving for the opportunity to step up. … Ana [Crnogorčević], Andressinha, Caitlin [Foord], Midge [Purce], they’re players that can all play in those high, wide areas.”

For Seattle, left winger Megan Rapinoe, forward Beverly Yanez, and central midfielder Allie Long are all questionable for the game, with a broken rib, foot fracture, and knee injury, respectively. Rapinoe, especially, who has six assists and seven goals this season, would be a big loss for the Reign.

“It does change your game plan,” Andonovski said of the potential absences, “but I’m glad we have a roster that has enough available, quality players who are ready to jump in at any time.” Kristen McNabb would be a likely sub for Long, while Jasmyne Spencer and Elizabeth Addo would probably fill out the front three alongside Jodie Taylor in Rapinoe and Yanez’s absence.

Seattle’s biggest strength, however, is their league-leading defense, which has conceded just 16 goals. That defensive unit — Steph Catley, Lauren Barnes, Megan Oyster, and Theresa Nielsen, plus Lydia Williams in goal — will be put to the test against Portland’s offense, which has the second-most goals in the league this season.

“To sum up Seattle, I think defensively,” said Parsons, “they defend as an eleven. Eleven players work really hard to defend, and when you’ve got eleven committed players doing it, it’s tough. They don’t leave dangerous spaces and spaces in the final third. … They try to protect those dangerous spaces and they leave less dangerous space.”

On the other side, Lindsey Horan and Tobin Heath have been two of the most dynamic attacking players in the NWSL, with 11 and six goals, respectively. Horan is especially dangerous on set pieces, typically on service by Heath.

“The impact she has everywhere on the field — she’s a freaking center midfielder,” said Parsons of Horan. “Her statistics are out of this world. Guys, it hasn’t happened in this league before, and if there’s anyone who can continue to do it in this league it’s probably her.”

Andonovski’s side is ready for that threat. “The best way to shut down someone like Tobin Heath or Lindsey Horan,” he said, “is to limit them on the ball. We have to stop the supply of balls to both of them, and if we can do that, we’re going to be successful. … So, hopefully we don’t allow them to dictate the tempo and dictate the pace, which they’re both very capable of, especially when they play at home.”

Whatever the result, both sides agree that it’s going to be a hard-fought battle. “It’s going to be two very good teams,” said Parsons. “Two tough teams that have had good years, and it’s going to be hard, it’s going to be really hard, this game.”

Zerboni suffers broken left elbow, will miss remainder of season

The Courage midfielder was injured in the first minute of the USWNT's 4-0 win on Tuesday night

Courage midfielder McCall Zerboni made 20 starts in 2018. (Photo credit: Andy Mead/isiphotos.com)

North Carolina Courage midfielder McCall Zerboni will miss the rest of the NWSL season with a broken left elbow, the Courage announced on Wednesday.

The injury means that Zerboni will miss North Carolina’s home semifinal on September 16, and the rest of the NWSL postseason.

Zerboni was injured in the first minute of the U.S. women’s national team’s 4-0 win over Chile on Tuesday night in San Jose. She landed hard on her left elbow and immediately left the game. The game was Zerboni’s second international start, in just her seventh cap.

Zerboni has appeared in 20 games for the first-place Courage this season, scoring three goals and adding an assist. She’s the NWSL leader in tackles won (63) and is second in interceptions (70) and duels won (203).

Carli Lloyd scores twice as U.S. beats Chile 4-0

McCall Zerboni and Casey Short were injured in the match

Carli Lloyd now has 102 international goals in her career. (Photo credit: Brad Smith/isiphotos.com)

The United States beat Chile 4-0 on Tuesday night in their final game ahead of the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship in October, the federation’s qualifying tournament for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

Carli Lloyd scored twice and Mallory Pugh and Tobin Heath also scored in the win at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California.

But the game saw two injuries and both were to players whose teams are in the NWSL playoffs, just a week and a half before the start of the postseason. Courage midfielder McCall Zerboni earned her second international start, but was injured in just the first minute of the match. She landed hard on her left elbow and was replaced by Red Stars midfielder Morgan Brian. Red Stars defender Casey Short left the match with a left ankle injury in the 78th minute, but was not replaced as the U.S. was out of subs at that point.

Lloyd’s goals were the 101st and 102nd of her international career, fifth all-time in U.S. history. The Sky Blue midfielder scored on her first touch of the game in the 47th minute, a diving header on a free kick from Heath.

Lloyd’s second goal came in the final moments of second half stoppage time.

Pugh opened up the scoring in the 34th minute. After the Spirit forward was taken down in the box, Pride forward Alex Morgan had her penalty kick saved. But Heath got to the ball before it bounced over the end line, and served it back into the area, where Pugh was following the play to make it 1-0.

Heath scored in the 38th minute off a set piece free kick taken by Abby Dahlkemper. Stanford’s Tierna Davidson headed it on into the path of Heath to put the U.S. up 2-0.

Utah Royals FC defender Kelley O’Hara started and played the first 30 minutes as she works her way back from a hamstring injury. She was then replaced by the North Carolina Courage’s Crystal Dunn.

Orlando Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris made the start, and was called on to make just one save in the first minute. It’s her fourth career shutout.

Joining Harris as a starter in the game: O’Hara, Short, Dahlkemper, Davidson, Julie Ertz, Zerboni, Rose Lavelle, Pugh, Heath and Morgan. Brian and Dunn replaced Zerboni and O’Hara. Lloyd entered at halftime, with Pugh leaving the match. Lindsey Horan and Amy Rodriguez entered in the 61st minute, replacing Lavelle and Heath. Becky Sauerbrunn subbed in for Ertz in the 74th minute.


– U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Chile
Date: September 4, 2018
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Avaya Stadium; San Jose, Calif.
Kickoff: 7 p.m. PT
Attendance: 14,340
Weather: 70 degrees; Clear

Scoring Summary: 1     2     F
USA                          2     2     4 
CHI                           0     0     0

USA – Mallory Pugh (Tobin Heath)          34th minute
USA – Tobin Heath (Tierna Davidson)     38
USA – Carli Lloyd (Tobin Heath)              47
USA – Carli Lloyd (Crystal Dunn)             90+3

Lineups:
USA: 24-Ashlyn Harris; 5-Kelley O’Hara (19-Crystal Dunn, 31), 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 12-Tierna Davidson, 14-Casey Short; 2-Julie Ertz (4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 74), 16-Rose Lavelle (9-Lindsey Horan, 61), 25-McCall Zerboni (6-Morgan Brian, 5); 11-Mallory Pugh (10-Carli Lloyd, 46), 13-Alex Morgan (capt.), 17-Tobin Heath (8-Amy Rodriguez, 61)
Subs not used: 1-Alyssa Naeher
Head coach: Jill Ellis

CHI: 1-Christiane Endler; 2-Rocio Soto (15-Su Helen Galaz, 60), 3-Carla Guerrero, 4-Francisca Lara (16-Ana Gutierrez, 71), 6-Claudia Soto, 8-Karen Araya (21-Maria Jose Urrutia, 89), 10-Yanara Aedo, 11-Yesenia Lopez (19-Javiera Grez, 79), 13-Bárbara Santibáñez (20-Daniela Zamora, 46), 17-Geraldine Leyton, 18-Camila Saez
Subs not used: 12-Natalia Campos, 7-Maria Jose Rojas, 9-Maryorie Hernandez, 14-Fernanda Pinilla
Head coach: José Letelier

Stats Summary: USA / CHI
Shots: 24 / 4
Shots on Goal: 12 / 1
Saves: 1 / 8
Corner Kicks: 6 / 0
Fouls: 8 / 9
Offside: 5 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials: 
Referee: Christina Unkel (First Half) / Karen Abt (Second Half) (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Alicia Messer (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Brooke Mayo (USA)
4th Official: Karen Abt (First Half) / Christina Unkel (Second Half) (USA)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Carli Lloyd

 

Scotland qualifies for 2019 Women’s World Cup; Full UEFA qualifying results

2019 will be Scotland's Women's World Cup debut

Utah Royals FC defender Rachel Corsie and Scotland are headed to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France. (Photo credit: Rob Gray/isiphotos.com)

Utah Royals FC defender Rachel Corsie and Scotland qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Tuesday with a 2-1 win over Albania to win their group in UEFA Women’s World Cup qualifying. It’s Scotland’s first-ever appearance in the tournament.

Scotland also features former Seattle Reign FC midfielder and 2014 NWSL MVP Kim Little, who will likely make her World Cup debut next summer.

Also qualifying on Tuesday: Germany, Norway and Sweden. The four countries join Australia, Brazil, Chile, China PR, England, France (host nation), Italy, Japan, Korea Republic, Spain and Thailand, who have already qualified for the tournament. Fifteen of 24 countries have booked their tickets to France so far.

Four countries are set for the play-offs round for UEFA’s final spot in the tournament: Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland. The draw will take place on Friday. Denmark features Seattle Reign FC defender Theresa Nielsen and Switzerland is represented by Ana-Maria Crnogorčević of Portland Thorns FC.

Utah Royals FC midfielder Gunnhildur Jónsdóttir and Iceland, as well as Seattle Reign FC midfielder Jess Fishlock and Wales, missed out on the play-offs.

Also on Tuesday, Houston Dash forward Rachel Daly started and scored her second international goal for England in a 6-0 win over Kazakhstan in their final qualifier.

Draw set for 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship

The tournament will take place in October

Canada and the United States will take part in the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship in October. (Photo credit: Bob Drebin/isiphotos.com)

The draw is set for the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship in October, the federation’s qualifying tournament for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. The tournament will take place October 4-17. Full schedule and ticket info below.

Group A will feature the United States, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago and Panama. Group A games will be played at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.

Group B will feature Canada, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Cuba. Group B games will take place at H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas.

The semifinals, third-place game and championship games will be held at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The top three teams will automatically qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. The fourth-place finisher will head to a home-and-away playoff with Argentina for a spot in next summer’s tournament.

 


Schedule:

 

October 4

Sahlen’s Stadium in Cary, North Carolina

Trinidad & Tobago vs. Panama | 5 p.m. ET

United States vs. Mexico | 7:30 p.m. ET

 

October 5

H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas

Costa Rica vs. Cuba | 6 p.m. ET

Canada vs. Jamaica | 8:30 p.m. ET

 

October 7

Sahlen’s Stadium in Cary, North Carolina

Panama vs. United States | 5 p.m. ET

Mexico vs. Trinidad & Tobago | 7:30 p.m. ET

 

October 8

H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas

Jamaica vs. Costa Rica | 6 p.m. ET

Cuba vs. Canada | 8:30 p.m. ET

 

October 10

Sahlen’s Stadium in Cary, North Carolina

Panama vs. Mexico | 5 p.m. ET

Trinidad & Tobago vs. United States | 7:30 p.m. ET

 

October 11

H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas

Cuba vs. Jamaica | 7:30 p.m. ET

Costa Rica vs. Canada | 10 p.m. ET

 

October 14

Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas

2nd A vs. 1st B | 5 p.m. ET*

1st A vs. 2nd B | 8 p.m. ET*

* Order of semifinal matches may be switched to accommodate broadcasters

 

October 17

Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas

Third-place match | 5 p.m. ET

Championship | 8 p.m. ET

 

 


Ticket info via U.S. Soccer:

CARY, N.C.

Tickets for the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship Group A doubleheaders featuring the U.S. Women’s National Team, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago and Panama on Oct. 4, 7 and 10 in Cary, N.C., are currently on sale through ussoccer.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets will not be sold at the stadium except on the day of each event.

EDINBURG, TEXAS

Tickets for the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship Group B doubleheaders featuring Canada, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Cuba on Oct. 5, 8 and 11 in Edinburg, Texas, go on sale Thursday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m. CT through ussoccer.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets will not be sold at the stadium except on the day of each event.

FRISCO, TEXAS

Tickets for the semifinals, Third-Place Match and the Championship Game at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship are currently on sale through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-855-492-8053 and at the Toyota Stadium Ticket Office.

Groups of 20 or more can order directly at ussoccer.com.

Coaches Circle and Presidents Circle members supporting the U.S. Soccer Development Fund can receive individual customer support and concierge services for their ticketing needs. Click here or contact circles@ussoccer.org for more information.

Marta named finalist for The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2018

The winner will be announced on Monday, September 24, in London

Orlando Pride forward Marta in action during the 2018 season. (Photo credit: Jeremy Reper/isiphotos.com)

Orlando Pride forward Marta has been named a finalist for the 2018 FIFA The Best Women’s Player Award.

Marta is one of three finalists, alongside Ada Hegerberg (Lyon) and Dzsenifer Marozsán (Germany/Lyon). The winner will be announced on Monday, September 24, in London. The time period considered for the award is August 7, 2017 to May 24, 2018.

The three finalists were voted on by fans, selected media, national team coaches and national team captains, to narrow down an original shortlist of 10 players. The shortlists were put together by a panel of 12 experts, including Mia Hamm, Sissi, Sun Wen and Nadine Keßler.

Four NWSL or former NWSL players made the original shortlist —Marta, Chicago Red Stars forward Sam Kerr, Seattle Reign FC forward Megan Rapinoe and former Portland Thorns FC midfielder Amandine Henry (Olympique Lyon) — with Marta making it as one of three finalists after voting. Marta, Kerr and Rapinoe were all finalists for the 2017 NWSL MVP award.

The original shortlist of nominees for best women’s player: Lucy Bronze (England/Lyon), Pernille Harder (Denmark/Wolfsburg), Ada Hegerberg (Lyon), Amandine Henry (France/Lyon), Sam Kerr (Australia/Chicago Red Stars), Saki Kumagai (Japan/Lyon), Dzsenifer Marozsán (Germany/Lyon), Marta (Brazil/Orlando Pride), Megan Rapinoe (United States/Seattle Reign FC) and Wendie Renard (France/Lyon).

On the coaching side, the finalists for best women’s coach are Reynald Pedros (Lyon), Asako Takakura (Japan) and Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands). Portland Thorns FC coach Mark Parsons was on the original shortlist, but did not make the list of finalists.

 

 

Canada tops Brazil 1-0

Nichelle Prince scored the game’s only goal

Canada celebrate's Nichelle Prince's goal. (Photo credit: Canada Soccer/Flickr)

Houston Dash forward Nichelle Prince scored as Canada beat Brazil 1-0 at TD Place in Ottawa on Sunday. A crowd of 16,128 turned out to see the two teams meet for the first time since Canada beat Brazil for the bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Prince scored in the 48th minute, jumping on the end of a free kick from former Sky Blue FC forward Janine Beckie (now with Manchester City) after it bounced around in the box.

Canada’s roster for the match featured 10 NWSL players: Sabrina D’Angelo (North Carolina Courage), Lindsay Agnew (Houston Dash), Allysha Chapman (Houston Dash), Shelina Zadorsky (Orlando Pride), Rebecca Quinn (Washington Spirit), Diana Matheson (Utah Royals FC), Desiree Scott (Utah Royals FC), Adriana Leon (Seattle Reign FC), Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns FC) and Prince. All but D’Angelo and Agnew saw minutes in the match.

For Brazil, Camila (Orlando Pride), Debinha (North Carolina Courage) and Monica (Orlando Pride) started. Portland Thorns FC midfielder Andressinha entered as a sub in the second half.

The game was Canada’s last before the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship in October, the federation’s qualifying tournament for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. Brazil has already qualified for next year’s World Cup.

Best of August

Highlights from August in the NWSL

Seattle Reign FC (left) and Portland Thorns FC clinched their spots in the 2018 NWSL Playoffs in August. (Photo credit: isiphotos.com)

A look back at August in the NWSL as the North Carolina Courage clinched the NWSL Shield and Seattle Reign FC and Portland Thorns FC booked their tickets to the postseason.

Plus, the Chicago Red Stars and Utah Royals FC kept themselves in the thick of the NWSL playoff race.

Watch now:

 

Press scores in 3-0 win for the United States over Chile

Press scored her 45th international goal in the win

Christen Press and Mallory Pugh celebrate Press' goal in the USWNT's 3-0 win over Chile. (Photo credit: Brad Smith/isiphotos.com)

Christen Press celebrated her 100 caps with the U.S. women’s national team with a goal as the United States won 3-0 on Friday night at StubHub Center in Carson, California.

The Utah Royals FC forward scored her 45th international goal in the 59th minute after a string of U.S. passes from a trio of second half subs.

Courage midfielder McCall Zerboni hit Red Stars midfielder Morgan Brian in stride to start the play. Brian sent a through ball to Spirit forward Mallory Pugh, who then sent a low cross into the penalty area. Sky Blue FC midfielder Carli Lloyd slid for it, but the ball skipped to Press, who hit a high, hard shot over the line to give the U.S. the 3-0 lead.

The game was Press’ 104th cap, after earning No. 100 back in June — and the Los Angeles native was able to celebrate the occasion in front of her hometown fans on Friday night. Press wore the captain’s armband and played all 90 minutes in the win.

The United States took a 2-0 lead in the first half thanks to two Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC) corner kicks. The first came in 8th minute, and found the head of Stanford defender Tierna Davidson. The goal is Davidson’s first international goal.

The second came when Heath found the head of Chicago Red Stars defender Julie Ertz at the near post in the 32nd minute. Ertz headed it behind her and across the face of the goal, where Chile defender Carla Guerrero redirected it into her own net for an own goal.

It was a bit of a weird night as the United States had a Press penalty kick goal disallowed at the end of the first half.

Heath won the penalty after being taken down in the box, and Press converted the kick from the spot. But the goal was called back by referee Katja Koroleva, and a free kick was then taken by Chile due to what appeared to be encroachment. But both teams appeared to be inside the area when the kick was taken, and that Crystal Dunn had her foot stepped on as well. But no matter what, the FIFA Laws of the Game say the kick should’ve been retaken, if encroachment was indeed the call.

Early in the second half, the USWNT also had a Carli Lloyd shot appear to go over the line but not be ruled a goal.

The game marked the first-ever meeting between Chile and the United States. Chile has already qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the United States will take part in Concacaf’s qualifying tournament in October. The game is also the 20th straight game without a loss for the United States.

Eighteen players dressed for the match, with Adrianna Franch, Casey Short, Abby Dahlkemper, Kelley O’Hara and Amy Rodriguez not on the gameday roster.

Alyssa Naeher, Emily Sonnett, Davidson, Becky Sauerbrunn, Dunn, Ertz, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Heath, Alex Morgan and Press were the starters. The United States made four subs at halftime, with Lloyd, Pugh, Zerboni and Brian entering for Morgan, Heath, Horan and Lavelle. It was a Courage for Courage swap in the 61st as Sam Mewis replaced Dunn and UCLA’s Hailie Mace came on in the 74th minute to replace Ertz. Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris was the only unused sub.

The two teams will meet again on Tuesday, September 4, in San Jose, California (10 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and UDN).


– U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Chile
Date: August 31, 2018
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: StubHub Center; Carson, Calif.
Kickoff: 8 p.m. PT
Attendance: 23,544
Weather: 70 degrees; Clear

Scoring Summary: 1     2     F
USA                          2     1     3 
CHI                           0     0      0

USA – Tierna Davidson (Tobin Heath)      8th minute
USA – Own Goal (Carla Guerrero)            32
USA – Christen Press (Mallory Pugh)       59

Lineups:
USA: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 22-Emily Sonnett, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 12-Tierna Davidson, 19-Crystal Dunn (3-Samantha Mewis, 61); 2-Julie Ertz (26-Hailie Mace, 74), 16-Rose Lavelle (6-Morgan Brian, 46), 9-Lindsey Horan (25-McCall Zerboni, 46); 23-Christen Press (capt.), 13-Alex Morgan (10-Carli Lloyd, 46), 17-Tobin Heath (11-Mallory Pugh, 46)
Substitutes not used: 24-Ashlyn Harris
Head coach: Jill Ellis

CHI: 1-Christiane Endler (capt.); 3-Carla Guerrero, 4-Francisca Lara, 7-Maria Jose Rojas (20-Daniela Zamora, 46), 8-Karen Araya (6-Claudia Soto, 69), 10-Yanara Aedo, 11-Yesenia Lopez, 13-Bárbara Santibáñez (21-Maria Jose Urrutia, 61), 14-Fernanda Pinilla (2-Rocio Soto, 46), 17-Geraldine Leyton, 18-Camila Saez
Substitutes not used: 9-Maryorie Hernandez, 12-Natalia Campos 15-Su Helen Galaz, 16-Ana Gutierrez, 19-Javiera Grez
Head coach: José Letelier

Stats Summary: USA / CHI
Shots: 24 / 1
Shots on Goal: 11 / 1
Saves: 1 / 9
Corner Kicks: 17 / 1
Fouls: 10 / 10
Offside: 2 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Tobin Heath (caution)            38th minute
CHI – Maria Jose Urrutia (caution)   74
CHI – Rocio Soto (caution)               80

Officials: 
Referee: Katja Koroleva (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Felisha Mariscal (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Deleana Quan (USA)
4th Official: Christina Unkel (USA)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Christen Press

 

 

 

England qualifies for 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup

It's the fifth World Cup trip for England

Seattle Reign FC and England forward Jodie Taylor (Photo credit: isiphotos.com)

England qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Friday with a 3-0 win over Wales.

It’s a top of the group finish for England, who have earned automatic qualification to the tournament in France. Seattle Reign FC forward Jodie Taylor and Houston Dash forward Rachel Daly have featured for England during the qualifying games. Taylor has scored two goals in England’s qualifying campaign.

It’s the fifth World Cup trip for England and their fourth consecutive appearance in the tournament.

The result means that Wales and Seattle Reign FC midfielder Jess Fishlock will finish second in the group and must wait until Tuesday to find out if they will make the playoff round. Wales has a 5-1-2 record in the qualifying round.

Eleven countries have qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup so far: Australia, Brazil, Chile, China PR, England, France (host nation), Italy, Japan, Korea Republic, Spain and Thailand.

August Team of the Month

The August Team of the Month presented by Cutter

The National Women’s Soccer League’s August Team of the Month has been announced. Portland Thorns midfielder Lindsey Horan makes her fifth Team of the Month appearance after leading her team to a 4-1-0 record and clinching a playoff berth in August. Chicago Red Stars forward Sam Kerr earns a spot for the second straight month after scoring five goals and chipping in one assist this month. Kerr also took the lead in the Golden Boot race in August with 14 goals.

Seattle Reign FC take the lead in representation on the August Team of the Month with goalkeeper Lydia Williams and defenders Megan Oyster and Theresa Nielsen. The Reign backline went undefeated in August and conceded just one goal for a 3-0-2 record to close out the month.

The August Team of the Month was selected by the NWSL Media Association. The team lines up in a 4-3-3 formation.

 

 GK: Lydia Williams, Seattle Reign FC

Lydia Williams made 23 saves in August, as the Reign went undefeated on the month. In five appearances, Williams conceded just one goal and helped the Reign earn four clean sheets. Williams has 10 clean sheets in 2018 and with one more she will tie the individual record.

D: Abby Erceg, North Carolina Courage

Abby Erceg was essential in holding the Courage’s backline together and helping her team win the 2018 NWSL Shield. The captain remains the only Courage player to have played every minute of the season after logging another 360 minutes in North Carolina’s four games in August (2,070 total). She picks up Team of the Month honors for the fourth straight time this year. Erceg maintained an 85.97% passing accuracy, won 22 duels, made 25 clearances, nine interceptions and eight blocks in August.

D: Megan Oyster, Seattle Reign FC

The Reign FC defender makes her first appearance this season on Team of the Month. Oyster led the Reign to an undefeated five-game run in August and started every game. She earned one assist in the Reign’s 1-0 victory over Utah Royals FC at the beginning of the month. She made 24 clearances, 21 interceptions, two blocks and won 20 duels in August.

D: Theresa Nielsen, Seattle Reign FC

Neilsen is another key piece to the Reign’s undefeated run in August. The defender scored her first NWSL goal in Seattle’s 1-1 draw with the North Carolina Courage in Week 22. Nielsen also earned an assist in Seattle’s 2-0 win over Houston in Week 22. Nielsen finished the month with 23 duels won and is third in the league in tackles won with 47. She also capped off August with 17 clearances and eight chances created.

D: Taylor Comeau, Houston Dash

Taylor Comeau earns a spot on Team of the Month for the first time this season after chipping in two assists for the Dash in August. The defender played in all five of the Dash’s games this month and created seven chances. She ended the month with nine clearances, seven interceptions, two blocks and 20 duels won.

M: Vanessa DiBernardo, Chicago Red Stars

Vanessa DiBernardo helped the Red Stars to an undefeated run in August (1-0-3) — scoring one goal and adding two assists. The midfielder created 15 chances this month on 259 touches. She won 23 duels and made eight interceptions.

M: Lindsey Horan, Portland Thorns FC

A familiar face to the Team of the Month roster, Lindsey Horan makes her fifth-straight appearance in the line-up this year. Horan scored two goals in August and is in third place in the Golden Boot race with 11 goals this season. The midfielder won 66 duels and created four chances this month. Horan currently leads the league in total touches with 1,759 this season.

M: Sofia Huerta, Houston Dash

Sofia Huerta helped the Dash to three wins in August (3-2-0 record) by scoring three times and adding two assists. The midfielder finished the month with 27 shots, 12 on target, 13 chances created on 292 total touches. She also won 32 duels. Huerta is tied for second in the league in assists with six.

F: Tobin Heath, Portland Thorns FC

Tobin Heath had a month to remember, scoring three times and also dishing out three assists. The midfielder created 12 chances on 328 total touches. In 197 passes, she finished the month with a 78.98% passing accuracy. Heath picked up Week 22’s NWSL Goal of the Week for her left-footed stunner into the near post to give Portland a 1-0 win over the Washington Spirit.

F: Sam Kerr, Chicago Red Stars

Once again, Sam Kerr’s August goal tally leads among her fellow honorees on the Team of the Month squad. The forward exploded for five goals in August, topping the month off with back-to-back two-goal performances. Kerr took the lead in Golden Boot race after scoring twice in the Red Stars 3-1 win over the Pride in Week 22. In that same game, Kerr also had an assist. In addition to taking over the league-lead in goals with 14, Kerr created eight chances for her team and led the Red Stars to an unbeaten four-game run in August.

F: Lynn Williams, North Carolina Courage

In August, Lynn Williams scored a brace to secure the 2018 NWSL Shield for the Courage in Week 19. The forward was also named Week 19 Player of the Week. Williams made the Team of the Month roster after helping the Courage to a 2-0-1 record and scoring four goals. Williams is second in the Golden Boot race with 12 goals — two shy of Kerr’s leading 14 goals. Williams finished the month with 26 shots and nine on target. She created seven chances for her team and won 27 duels. She continues to lead the league in shots with 88 this season and is second in shots on target with 39.

 

The NWSL Team of the Month is selected each month of the regular season by the NWSL Media Association, a collection of writers that cover the league on a consistent basis. For more information on the NWSL Media Association, follow them on Twitter.

League Leaders

NWSL league leaders in a number of statistical categories, as of August 28, 2018

The 201 NWSL ball. (Photo credit: Jeremy Reper/isiphotos.com)

NWSL league leaders in a number of statistical categories, as of August 28, 2018.

All stats are courtesy of Opta, and there is a key to the terms at the bottom of this story. 

 

Also — additional advanced stats from Opta can be found on every player page, team page and game info page.

Past League Leader posts can be found here and here.

 

Games Played

1. Erceg, Abby | NC | 23
Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 23
Campbell, Jane | HOU | 23
Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 23
Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 23
Daly, Rachel | HOU | 23
Brooks, Amber | HOU | 23
Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 23
Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 23
Smith, Taylor | WAS | 23
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 23
12. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 22
Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 22
Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 22
Hamilton, Kristen | NC | 22
Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 22
Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 22
Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 22
McDonald, Jessica | NC | 22
Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 22
Stengel, Katie | UTA | 22
Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 22
23. Harris, Ashlyn | ORL | 21
O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 21
Naeher, Alyssa | CHI | 21
Killion, Sarah | NJ | 21
Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 21
Horan, Lindsey | POR | 21
Naughton, Katie | CHI | 21
Dunn, Crystal | NC | 21
Matheson, Diana | UTA | 21
Moros, Rebecca | UTA | 21
Johnson, Estelle | WAS | 21
Church, Whitney | WAS | 21
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 21
Spencer, Jasmyne | SEA | 21
37. Scott, Desiree | UTA | 20
Hill, Rachel | ORL | 20
Debinha | NC | 20
McNabb, Kristen | SEA | 20
Latsko, Veronica | HOU | 20
Bledsoe, Aubrey | WAS | 20
Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 20
Williams, Lynn | NC | 20
Crnogorčević, Ana-Maria | POR | 20
Zerboni, McCall | NC | 20
Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 20
Sheridan, Kailen | NJ | 20
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 20
Boureille, Celeste | POR | 20

Minutes Played

1. Erceg, Abby | NC | 2070
Campbell, Jane | HOU | 2070
Brooks, Amber | HOU | 2070
Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 2070
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 2070
6. Daly, Rachel | HOU | 2065
7. Smith, Taylor | WAS | 2064
8. Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 1998
9. Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 1998
10. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 1984
11. Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 1980
12. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 1942
13. Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 1927
14. Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 1913
15. Harris, Ashlyn | ORL | 1890
Naeher, Alyssa | CHI | 1890
Horan, Lindsey | POR | 1890
Johnson, Estelle | WAS | 1890
19. Naughton, Katie | CHI | 1879
20. Mathias, Merritt | NC | 1871
21. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 1861
22. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 1860
23. Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 1858
24. Church, Whitney | WAS | 1808
25. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 1800
Bledsoe, Aubrey | WAS | 1800
Zerboni, McCall | NC | 1800
Sheridan, Kailen | NJ | 1800
29. Moros, Rebecca | UTA | 1778
30. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 1722
31. Scott, Desiree | UTA | 1720
32. Oyster, Megan | SEA | 1710
Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 1710
34. Long, Allie | SEA | 1709
35. Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 1698
36. Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 1689
37. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 1685
38. Sonnett, Emily | POR | 1665
39. Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 1661
40. Freeman, Mandy | NJ | 1658
41. Williams, Lynn | NC | 1640
42. Debinha | NC | 1638
43. Nielsen, Theresa | SEA | 1633
44. van Wyk, Janine | HOU | 1632
45. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 1630
46. Dahlkemper, Abby | NC | 1620
47. McDonald, Jessica | NC | 1596
48. Barnes, Lauren | SEA | 1589
49. Krieger, Ali | ORL | 1585
50. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 1575

Goals

1. Kerr, Sam | CHI | 14
2. Williams, Lynn | NC | 12
3. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 11
4. Daly, Rachel | HOU | 10
5. Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 9
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 9
7. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 8
Debinha | NC | 8
9. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 7
Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 7
11. McDonald, Jessica | NC | 6
Heath, Tobin | POR | 6
Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 6
14. Morgan, Alex | ORL | 5
Ohai, Kealia | HOU | 5
Crnogorčević, Ana-Maria | POR | 5
Stengel, Katie | UTA | 5
18. Dorsey, Imani | NJ | 4
Hill, Rachel | ORL | 4
Marta | ORL | 4
Johnson, Katie | NJ | 4
Latsko, Veronica | HOU | 4
Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 4
Rodriguez, Amy | UTA | 4
Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 4
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 4
27. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 3
Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 3
Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 3
Zerboni, McCall | NC | 3
Long, Allie | SEA | 3
Mewis, Samantha | NC | 3
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 3
Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 3
35. Kgatlana, Thembi | HOU | 2
Tiernan, Madison | NJ | 2
Erceg, Abby | NC | 2
DiBernardo, Vanessa | CHI | 2
Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 2
Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 2
Hamilton, Kristen | NC | 2
Press, Christen | UTA | 2
Simon, Kyah | HOU | 2
Groom, Shea | NJ | 2
Ratcliffe, Brittany | UTA | 2
Matheson, Diana | UTA | 2
Mewis, Kristie | HOU | 2
Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 2
Raso, Hayley | POR | 2
Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 2

Assists

1. Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 7
2. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 6
McDonald, Jessica | NC | 6
Heath, Tobin | POR | 6
Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 6
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 6
7. Williams, Lynn | NC | 5
Dunn, Crystal | NC | 5
9. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 4
Ohai, Kealia | HOU | 4
Marta | ORL | 4
Hamilton, Kristen | NC | 4
Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 4
Nairn, Christine | ORL | 4
15. Kgatlana, Thembi | HOU | 3
McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 3
O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 3
Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 3
Crnogorčević, Ana-Maria | POR | 3
Kawasumi, Nahomi | SEA | 3
Catley, Stephanie | SEA | 3
Kerr, Sam | CHI | 3
23. Morgan, Alex | ORL | 2
Prince, Nichelle | HOU | 2
Debinha | NC | 2
DiBernardo, Vanessa | CHI | 2
Johnson, Katie | NJ | 2
Latsko, Veronica | HOU | 2
Killion, Sarah | NJ | 2
Press, Christen | UTA | 2
Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 2
Horan, Lindsey | POR | 2
Oyster, Megan | SEA | 2
Simon, Kyah | HOU | 2
Daly, Rachel | HOU | 2
Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 2
Groom, Shea | NJ | 2
Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 2
Mewis, Samantha | NC | 2
Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 2
Krieger, Ali | ORL | 2
Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 2
Raso, Hayley | POR | 2
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 2
45. Dorsey, Imani | NJ | 1
Sonnett, Emily | POR | 1
Westphal, Christen | SEA | 1
Erceg, Abby | NC | 1
Fishlock, Jessica | SEA | 1
Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 1
Jordan, Savannah | HOU | 1
Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 1
Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 1
Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 1
Chapman, Allysha | HOU | 1
Campbell, Jane | HOU | 1
Rodríguez, Raquel | NJ | 1
Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 1
Nielsen, Theresa | SEA | 1
Agnew, Lindsay | HOU | 1
Zerboni, McCall | NC | 1
Rodriguez, Amy | UTA | 1
Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 1
Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 1
Solaun, Havana | WAS | 1
Matheson, Diana | UTA | 1
Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 1
Long, Allie | SEA | 1
Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 1
Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 1
Tymrak, Erika | UTA | 1
Lytle, Taylor | UTA | 1
Church, Whitney | WAS | 1
Smith, Taylor | WAS | 1
van Egmond, Emily | ORL | 1
Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 1
Lussi, Tyler | POR | 1

 

Total Shots (including blocked shots)

1. Williams, Lynn | NC | 111
2. Kerr, Sam | CHI | 95
3. Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 86
4. Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 75
5. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 73
6. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 72
McDonald, Jessica | NC | 72
8. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 62
9.Daly, Rachel | HOU | 61
10. Debinha | NC | 60
11. Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 57
12. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 50
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 50
14. Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 47
15. Morgan, Alex | ORL | 45
16. Marta | ORL | 44
17. Rodriguez, Amy | UTA | 43
18. Mewis, Samantha | NC | 42
19. Press, Christen | UTA | 37
Crnogorčević, Ana-Maria | POR | 37
21. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 35
Heath, Tobin | POR | 35
23. Fishlock, Jessica | SEA | 34
Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 34
25. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 32
26. Ohai, Kealia | HOU | 30
McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 30
O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 30
Groom, Shea | NJ | 30
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 30
31. Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 29
32. Stengel, Katie | UTA | 28
33. Johnson, Katie | NJ | 27
34. Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 26
Hamilton, Kristen | NC | 26
Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 26
Simon, Kyah | HOU | 26
38. Erceg, Abby | NC | 25
Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 25
40. Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 24
41. Dorsey, Imani | NJ | 23
Latsko, Veronica | HOU | 23
Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 23
Banini, Estefanía | WAS | 23
45. DiBernardo, Vanessa | CHI | 21
Long, Allie | SEA | 21
47. Spencer, Jasmyne | SEA | 20
48. Hill, Rachel | ORL | 19
Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 19
Zerboni, McCall | NC | 19
Raso, Hayley | POR | 19

Total Shots (excluding blocked shots)

1. Williams, Lynn | NC | 88
2. Kerr, Sam | CHI | 78
3. Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 68
4. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 62
5. Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 59
6. McDonald, Jessica | NC | 56
7. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 50
Daly, Rachel | HOU | 50
9. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 49
10. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 46
11. Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 45
12. Debinha | NC | 42
13. Rodriguez, Amy | UTA | 38
14. Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 37
15. Morgan, Alex | ORL | 35
16. Crnogorčević, Ana-Maria | POR | 34
17. Sinclair, Christine | POR | 33
18. Mewis, Samantha | NC | 32
19. Press, Christen | UTA | 31
20. Marta | ORL | 29
Fishlock, Jessica | SEA | 29
Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 29
23. Heath, Tobin | POR | 27
24. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 26
Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 26
Groom, Shea | NJ | 26
Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 26
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 26
29. Johnson, Katie | NJ | 23
Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 23
31. Dorsey, Imani | NJ | 21
Ohai, Kealia | HOU | 21
Simon, Kyah | HOU | 21
Stengel, Katie | UTA | 21
35. Erceg, Abby | NC | 20
Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 20
37. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 19
Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 19
Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 19
40. Latsko, Veronica | HOU | 18
Hamilton, Kristen | NC | 18
Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 18
43. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 17
Hill, Rachel | ORL | 16
Raso, Hayley | POR | 16
Spencer, Jasmyne | SEA | 16
Banini, Estefanía | WAS | 16
48. Long, Allie | SEA | 15
Utsugi, Rumi | SEA | 15
Lussi, Tyler | POR | 15

 

Shots on Target

1. Kerr, Sam | CHI | 43
2. Williams, Lynn | NC | 39
3. Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 37
4. Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 35
5. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 31
6. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 28
7. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 26
8. McDonald, Jessica | NC | 24
9. Daly, Rachel | HOU | 23
10. Debinha | NC | 22
Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 22
Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 22
13. Morgan, Alex | ORL | 20
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 20
15. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 19
16. Marta | ORL | 18
Rodriguez, Amy | UTA | 18
18. Crnogorčević, Ana-Maria | POR | 16
Heath, Tobin | POR | 16
Mewis, Samantha | NC | 16
21. Dorsey, Imani | NJ | 15
Press, Christen | UTA | 15
23. Groom, Shea | NJ | 13
Stengel, Katie | UTA | 13
25. Ohai, Kealia | HOU | 12
McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 12
Johnson, Katie | NJ | 12
28. Latsko, Veronica | HOU | 11
Hamilton, Kristen | NC | 11
Fishlock, Jessica | SEA | 11
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 11
32. Hill, Rachel | ORL | 10
Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 10
Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 10
35. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 9
Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 9
Banini, Estefanía | WAS | 9
38. Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 8
Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 8
Zerboni, McCall | NC | 8
Spencer, Jasmyne | SEA | 8
Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 8
43. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 7
DiBernardo, Vanessa | CHI | 7
Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 7
Matheson, Diana | UTA | 7
Long, Allie | SEA | 7
Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 7
Lussi, Tyler | POR | 7
50. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 6
Beckie, Janine | NJ | 6
Raso, Hayley | POR | 6
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 6

Total Touches

1. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 1759
2. Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 1650
3. Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 1516
4. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 1477
5. Moros, Rebecca | UTA | 1439
6. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 1422
7. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 1420
8. Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 1391
9. Smith, Taylor | WAS | 1364
10. Long, Allie | SEA | 1361
11. Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 1347
12. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 1333
13. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 1323
14. Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 1300
15. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 1299
16. Erceg, Abby | NC | 1282
17. Barnes, Lauren | SEA | 1274
18. Daly, Rachel | HOU | 1253
19. Mathias, Merritt | NC | 1247
20. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 1241
21. Nielsen, Theresa | SEA | 1237
22. Oyster, Megan | SEA | 1217
23. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 1190
24. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 1180
25. Johnson, Estelle | WAS | 1176
26. Sinclair, Christine | POR | 1169
27. Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 1159
Krieger, Ali | ORL | 1159
29. Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 1141
30. Naughton, Katie | CHI | 1111
31. Scott, Desiree | UTA | 1091
32. Church, Whitney | WAS | 1082
33. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 1080
34. Sonnett, Emily | POR | 1075
35. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 1071
36. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 1065
37. Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 1063
38. Campbell, Jane | HOU | 1055
Dunn, Crystal | NC | 1055
40. Dahlkemper, Abby | NC | 1042
41. Bowen, Katie | UTA | 1025
42. Naeher, Alyssa | CHI | 1022
43. Catley, Stephanie | SEA | 985
44. Fishlock, Jessica | SEA | 972
45. Debinha | NC | 971
46. Quinn, Rebecca | WAS | 969
47. Boureille, Celeste | POR | 957
48. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 945
49. Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 941
50. Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 939
Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 931
Freeman, Mandy | NJ | 928
Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 922
Marta | ORL | 916
Chapman, Allysha | HOU | 915
Reynolds, Katherine | POR | 903

 

Touches in the Opp Box

1. Williams, Lynn | NC | 203
2. McDonald, Jessica | NC | 141
3. Kerr, Sam | CHI | 137
4. Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 131
5. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 120
6. Crnogorčević, Ana-Maria | POR | 105
7. Debinha | NC | 98
8. Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 96
9. Daly, Rachel | HOU | 93
10. Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 89
11. Morgan, Alex | ORL | 86
12. Sinclair, Christine | POR | 85
13. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 81
14. Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 79
15. Groom, Shea | NJ | 73
16. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 72
17. Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 70
18. Heath, Tobin | POR | 67
19. Erceg, Abby | NC | 64
20. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 63
21. Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 62
22. Johnson, Katie | NJ | 60
Press, Christen | UTA | 60
Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 60
25. Marta | ORL | 58
26. Stengel, Katie | UTA | 58
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 58
28. Latsko, Veronica | HOU | 55
Hamilton, Kristen | NC | 55
Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 55
31. Ohai, Kealia | HOU | 54
Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 54
33. Rodriguez, Amy | UTA | 50
34. Raso, Hayley | POR | 49
35. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 48
36. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 44
37. Vasconcelos, Michele | CHI | 42
Spencer, Jasmyne | SEA | 42
39. Fishlock, Jessica | SEA | 41
Addo, Elizabeth | SEA | 41
41. Prince, Nichelle | HOU | 39
42. Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 38
43. Hill, Rachel | ORL | 34
O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 34
45. Mewis, Samantha | NC | 33
Smith, Taylor | WAS | 33
47. Long, Allie | SEA | 32
48. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 31
Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 31
50. Weber, Mallory | POR | 30

 

Chances Created

1. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 45
2. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 44
3. Debinha | NC | 42
4. Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 41
McDonald, Jessica | NC | 41
Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 41
7. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 39
Daly, Rachel | HOU | 39
9. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 36
Marta | ORL | 36
Kerr, Sam | CHI | 36
12. Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 35
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 35
14. Mathias, Merritt | NC | 30
15. Heath, Tobin | POR | 29
Dahlkemper, Abby | NC | 29
Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 29
18. Williams, Lynn | NC | 27
19. Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 26
20. Fishlock, Jessica | SEA | 25
21. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 24
Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 24
23. Morgan, Alex | ORL | 23
Killion, Sarah | NJ | 23
Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 23
Horan, Lindsey | POR | 23
Crnogorčević, Ana-Maria | POR | 23
Nielsen, Theresa | SEA | 23
29. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 22
Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 22
Nairn, Christine | ORL | 22
32. DiBernardo, Vanessa | CHI | 21
Mewis, Samantha | NC | 21
Catley, Stephanie | SEA | 21
Smith, Taylor | WAS | 21
36. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 20
Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 20
Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 20
Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 20
Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 20
41. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 19
Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 19
Stengel, Katie | UTA | 19
Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 19
45. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 18
Johnson, Katie | NJ | 18
47. Ohai, Kealia | HOU | 17
Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 17
Matheson, Diana | UTA | 17
Mewis, Kristie | HOU | 17
Kawasumi, Nahomi | SEA | 17

Successful Crosses/Corners

1. Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 42
2. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 40
3. Dahlkemper, Abby | NC | 37
4. Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 30
5. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 27
Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 27
7. Marta | ORL | 24
8. Heath, Tobin | POR | 23
9. Mathias, Merritt | NC | 22
10. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 20
11. Debinha | NC | 19
12. Nielsen, Theresa | SEA | 17
Smith, Taylor | WAS | 17
14. Nairn, Christine | ORL | 15
Catley, Stephanie | SEA | 15
16. McDonald, Jessica | NC | 14
Church, Whitney | WAS | 14
18. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 13
Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 13
20. Kerr, Sam | CHI | 12
21. Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 11
Kawasumi, Nahomi | SEA | 11
23. DiBernardo, Vanessa | CHI | 10
24. Bowen, Katie | UTA | 10
Williams, Lynn | NC | 10
Daly, Rachel | HOU | 10
Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 10
28. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 9
Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 9
Dunn, Crystal | NC | 9
Mewis, Kristie | HOU | 9
Pickett, Carson | ORL | 9
33. Hill, Rachel | ORL | 8
Prince, Nichelle | HOU | 8
Purce, Midge | POR | 8
Horan, Lindsey | POR | 8
Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 8
38. Ohai, Kealia | HOU | 7
Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 7
Chapman, Allysha | HOU | 7
41. Carpenter, Ellie | POR | 6
Tori Huster | WAS | 6
Frisbie, Amanda | NJ | 6
Krieger, Ali | ORL | 6
O’Reilly, Heather | NC | 6
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 6
Banini, Estefanía | WAS | 6
48. Miramontez, Sidney | UTA | 5
O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 5
Reynolds, Katherine | POR | 5
Matheson, Diana | UTA | 5
van Egmond, Emily | ORL | 5
Raso, Hayley | POR | 5

 

Passing Accuracy (min. 400 pass attempts)

1. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 85.88% | 1006 attempts
2. Long, Allie | SEA | 84.32 | 1059
3. Andressinha | POR | 84.15 | 467
4. Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 83.42 | 1273
5. Menges, Emily | POR | 83.39 | 614
6. Mônica | ORL | 82.15 | 605
7. Scott, Desiree | UTA | 82 | 50
8. Skroski, Erica | NJ | 81.77 | 598
9. Erceg, Abby | NC | 81.51 | 1006
10. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 80.93 | 991
11. Marta | ORL | 80.66 | 512
12. Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 79.46 | 667
13. Johnson, Samantha | UTA | 79.38 | 485
14. Johnson, Estelle | WAS | 79.12 | 843
15. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 78.93 | 987
16. Dahlkemper, Abby | NC | 78.53 | 829
17. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 78.45 | 696
18. LaBonta, Lo’eau | UTA | 77.6 | 500
19. Sonnett, Emily | POR | 77.59 | 830
20. van Wyk, Janine | HOU | 77.43 | 607
21. McNabb, Kristen | SEA | 77.02 | 583
22. Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 76.88 | 666
23. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 76.75 | 942
24. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 76.74 | 688
25. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 76.53 | 818
26. Krieger, Ali | ORL | 76 | 800
27. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 75.96 | 994
28. Banini, Estefanía | WAS | 75.95 | 449
29. Oyster, Megan | SEA | 75.77 | 970
30. Heath, Tobin | POR | 75.75 | 499
31. Freeman, Mandy | NJ | 75.73 | 647
32. Quinn, Rebecca | WAS | 75.45 | 774
33. Catley, Stephanie | SEA | 75.36 | 556
34. Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 75.22 | 908
35. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 75 | 1228
36. Barnes, Lauren | SEA | 74.71 | 1020
37. Naughton, Katie | CHI | 74.48 | 823
38. Church, Whitney | WAS | 73.88 | 804
39. Hanson, Haley | HOU | 73.87 | 532
40. Nairn, Christine | ORL | 73.86 | 593
41. Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 73.85 | 780
42. Boureille, Celeste | POR | 73.83 | 707
43. Matheson, Diana | UTA | 73.7 | 578
44. Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 73.52 | 506
45. Reynolds, Katherine | POR | 73.33 | 645
46. Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 73.23 | 635
Utsugi, Rumi | SEA | 73.23 | 620
48. Gibbons, Christina | NJ | 73.15 | 499
49. Stengel, Katie | UTA | 73.01 | 452
50. Moros, Rebecca | UTA | 72.29 | 884

 

Total Passes

1. Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 1273
2. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 1227
3. Long, Allie | SEA | 1059
4. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 1035
5. Barnes, Lauren | SEA | 1020
6. Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 1014
7. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 1006
Erceg, Abby | NC | 1006
9. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 995
10. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 990
11. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 987
12. Oyster, Megan | SEA | 970
13. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 941
14. Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 908
15. Moros, Rebecca | UTA | 884
16. Sinclair, Christine | POR | 867
17. Scott, Desiree | UTA | 850
18. Johnson, Estelle | WAS | 841
19. Sonnett, Emily | POR | 831
20. Dahlkemper, Abby | NC | 829
21. Naughton, Katie | CHI | 821
22. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 819
23. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 813
24. Campbell, Jane | HOU | 806
25. Naeher, Alyssa | CHI | 805
Church, Whitney | WAS | 805
27. Krieger, Ali | ORL | 800
28. Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 795
29. Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 780
30. Quinn, Rebecca | WAS | 774
31. Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 771
32. Smith, Taylor | WAS | 768
33. Daly, Rachel | HOU | 745
34. Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 734
35. Boureille, Celeste | POR | 706
36. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 704
37. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 702
38. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 696
39. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 688
40. Sheridan, Kailen | NJ | 679
41. Johnson, Samantha | UTA | 674
42. Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 669
43. Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 667
44. Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 666
45. Fishlock, Jessica | SEA | 651
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 651
47. Freeman, Mandy | NJ | 647
48. Reynolds, Katherine | POR | 645
49. Nielsen, Theresa | SEA | 643
50. Bowen, Katie | UTA | 640

 

Passing Accuracy Opp Half (min. 200 pass attempts)

1. Andressinha | POR | 79.45% | 292 attempts
2. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 77.21 | 509
3. Marta | ORL | 77.03 | 370
4. Scott, Desiree | UTA | 75.13 | 390
5. Mônica | ORL | 74.16 | 209
6. Banini, Estefanía | WAS | 73.79 290
7. Long, Allie | SEA | 73.59 | 390
8. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 73.28 | 464
9. Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 73.02 | 378
11. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 72.68 | 571
12. Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 72.59 | 259
13. Rodriguez, Amy | UTA | 72.25 | 209
14. Stengel, Katie | UTA | 71.24 | 306
15. Kawasumi, Nahomi | SEA | 71.09 | 211
16. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 70.87 | 412
17. Heath, Tobin | POR | 70.69 | 348
18. Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 70.15 | 469
19. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 69.94 | 519
20. Dahlkemper, Abby | NC | 69.92 | 359
21. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 69.69 | 574
22. Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 69.64 | 336
23. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 68.86 | 289
24. Erceg, Abby | NC | 68.42 | 361
25. Hanson, Haley | HOU | 68.2 | 239
26. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 68.08 | 426
27. Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 67.32 | 254
28. Gibbons, Christina | NJ | 66.98 | 215
29. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 66.74 | 475
30. Krieger, Ali | ORL | 66.67 | 351
31. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 66.57 | 703
32. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 66.33 | 401
33. Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 66.28 | 341
34. Matheson, Diana | UTA | 66.11 | 357
35. LaBonta, Lo’eau | UTA | 65.78 | 263
36. Debinha | NC | 65.77 | 409
37. Sinclair, Christine | POR | 65.7 | 618
38. Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 65.62 | 384
39. Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 65.58 | 398
40. Catley, Stephanie | SEA | 65.47 | 278
41. Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 65.2 | 273
42. Pickett, Carson | ORL | 64.94 | 328
43. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 64.91 | 627
44. Nairn, Christine | ORL | 63.87 | 357
45. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 63.64 | 484
46. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 63.38 | 467
47. Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 63.36 | 423
48. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 63.14 | 350
49. Boureille, Celeste | POR | 63.07 | 352
50. Beckie, Janine | NJ | 63.05 | 295

 

Passing Accuracy Own Half (min 200 pass attempts)

1. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 92.75% | 717 attempts
2. Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 91.11 | 889
3. LaBonta, Lo’eau | UTA | 90.72 | 237
4. Long, Allie | SEA | 90.58 | 669
5. Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 89.43 | 331
6. Sonnett, Emily | POR | 89.27 | 578
7. Menges, Emily | POR | 89.06 | 466
8. Nairn, Christine | ORL | 88.98 | 236
9. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 88.89 | 468
10. Erceg, Abby | NC | 88.84 | 645
11. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 88.79 | 232
12. Scott, Desiree | UTA | 87.83 | 460
13. Fishlock, Jessica | SEA | 87.41 | 270
14. Skroski, Erica | NJ | 87.25 | 408
15. Stott, Rebekah | NJ | 87.1 | 248
16. van Wyk, Janine | HOU | 87.02 | 439
17. Richardson, Dominique | NJ | 86.89 | 267
18. Johnson, Samantha | UTA | 86.75 | 302
19. McNabb, Kristen | SEA | 86.43 | 420
20. Mônica | ORL | 86.36 | 396
21. Church, Whitney | WAS | 86.32 | 468
22. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 86.29 | 525
23. Bowen, Katie | UTA | 86.18 | 304
24. Johnson, Estelle | WAS | 85.98 | 592
25. Matheson, Diana | UTA | 85.97 | 221
26. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 85.85 | 544
27. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 85.51 | 276
28. Dahlkemper, Abby | NC | 85.32 | 470
29. Catley, Stephanie | SEA | 85.25 | 278
30. Utsugi, Rumi | SEA | 85.15 | 330
31. Oyster, Megan | SEA | 85.12 | 652
32. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 84.85 | 482
33. Quinn, Rebecca | WAS | 84.79 | 447
34. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 84.52 | 420
35. Boureille, Celeste | POR | 84.51 | 355
36. Freeman, Mandy | NJ | 84.38 | 416
37. Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 83.89 | 571
38. Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 83.74 | 246
39. Frisbie, Amanda | NJ | 83.65 | 208
40. Reynolds, Katherine | POR | 83.57 | 414
41. Naughton, Katie | CHI | 83.49 | 533
42. Krieger, Ali | ORL | 83.3 | 449
43. Pressley, Toni | ORL | 83.17 | 202
44. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 83.02 | 371
45. Nielsen, Theresa | SEA | 82.56 | 344
46. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 82.49 | 217
47. Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 82.46 | 382
48. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 82.35 | 408
49. Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 81.94 | 288
50. Barnes, Lauren | SEA | 81.91 | 702

Dribbles Completed

1. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 46
2. Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 44
3. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 42
4. Debinha | NC | 41
5. Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 36
6. Marta | ORL | 34
7. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 31
8. Ohai, Kealia | HOU | 30
Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 30
10. Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 29
Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 29
12. Williams, Lynn | NC | 27
13. Purce, Midge | POR | 26
Addo, Elizabeth | SEA | 26
Kerr, Sam | CHI | 26
Smith, Taylor | WAS | 26
17. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 24
Prince, Nichelle | HOU | 24
Press, Christen | UTA | 24
Zerboni, McCall | NC | 24
Heath, Tobin | POR | 24
Banini, Estefanía | WAS | 24
23. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 22
Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 22
25. Daly, Rachel | HOU | 21
Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 21
Moros, Rebecca | UTA | 21
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 21
29. Scott, Desiree | UTA | 20
30. Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 19
Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 19
32. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 18
Simon, Kyah | HOU | 18
Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 18
35. Groom, Shea | NJ | 17
Mewis, Kristie | HOU | 17
Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 17
Frisbie, Amanda | NJ | 17
Beckie, Janine | NJ | 17
40. Fishlock, Jessica | SEA | 16
41. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 15
McDonald, Jessica | NC | 15
Mewis, Samantha | NC | 15
44. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 14
Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 14
Tymrak, Erika | UTA | 14
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 14
48. Hill, Rachel | ORL | 13
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 13
50. Carpenter, Ellie | POR | 12
Johnson, Katie | NJ | 12
Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 12
Hamilton, Kristen | NC | 12
Long, Allie | SEA | 12
Utsugi, Rumi | SEA | 12
Krieger, Ali | ORL | 12
Catley, Stephanie | SEA | 12

Dribbles Attempted

1. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 97
2. Debinha | NC | 90
3. Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 80
4. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 77
5. Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 70
6. Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 65
7. Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 63
8. Williams, Lynn | NC | 62
Smith, Taylor | WAS | 62
10. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 61
11. Marta | ORL | 61
12. Ohai, Kealia | HOU | 59
Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 59
14. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 57
15. Heath, Tobin | POR | 55
16. Purce, Midge | POR | 54
17. Prince, Nichelle | HOU | 53
Daly, Rachel | HOU | 53
19. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 52
20. Addo, Elizabeth | SEA | 49
21. Kerr, Sam | CHI | 48
22. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 47
23. Press, Christen | UTA | 45
24. Mathias, Merritt | NC | 45
Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 45
26. Banini, Estefanía | WAS | 43
27. Beckie, Janine | NJ | 42
28. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 40
29. Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 38
Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 38
Spencer, Jasmyne | SEA | 38
32. Latsko, Veronica | HOU | 36
Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 36
34. Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 34
McDonald, Jessica | NC | 34
Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 34
Frisbie, Amanda | NJ | 34
38. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 33
39. Scott, Desiree | UTA | 32
Groom, Shea | NJ | 32
Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 32
Moros, Rebecca | UTA | 32
Tymrak, Erika | UTA | 32
44. Hill, Rachel | ORL | 31
Carpenter, Ellie | POR | 31
Fishlock, Jessica | SEA | 31
Rodriguez, Amy | UTA | 31
48. Dorsey, Imani | NJ | 30
Simon, Kyah | HOU | 30
50. Raso, Hayley | POR | 29

 

Passing Accurancy, ending in final third (min 100 attempts)

1. Rodríguez, Raquel | NJ | 79.05% | 105 attempts
2. Marta | ORL | 72.8 | 250
3. Andressinha | POR | 70.97 | 155
4. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 70.29 | 239
5. Banini, Estefanía | WAS | 69.77 | 172
6. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 68.89 | 270
7. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 68.75 | 304
8. Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 68.68 | 182
9. Heath, Tobin | POR | 67.71 | 223
10. Rodriguez, Amy | UTA | 67.41 | 135
11. Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 67.26 | 168
12. Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 66.79 | 277
13. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 66.67 | 300
14. Scott, Desiree | UTA | 66.67 | 165
15. Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 66.47 | 173
16. Long, Allie | SEA | 66.06 | 165
17. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 65.96 | 235
18. Stengel, Katie | UTA | 65.95 | 185
19. Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 64.32 | 213
20. DiBernardo, Vanessa | CHI | 63.96 | 111
21. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 63.71 | 394
22. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 63.64 | 319
23. Kawasumi, Nahomi | SEA | 63.64 | 132
24. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 63.47 | 271
25. Matheson, Diana | UTA | 62.95 | 251
26. Catley, Stephanie | SEA | 62.89 | 159
27. Sinclair, Christine | POR | 62.65 | 407
28. Hill, Rachel | ORL | 62.62 | 107
29. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 62.45 | 277
30. Debinha | NC | 61.86 | 291
31. Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 61.68 | 107
32. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 60.74 | 270
33. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 60.71 | 280
34. Tori Huster | WAS | 60.12 | 163
35. Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 59.84 | 244
36. Hanson, Haley | HOU | 59.63 | 109
37. Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 59.41 | 202
38. Simon, Kyah | HOU | 59.17 | 120
39. Addo, Elizabeth | SEA | 58.56 | 111
40. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 58.52 | 229
41. Gibbons, Christina | NJ | 58.33 | 108
42. Mewis, Samantha | NC | 57.94 | 233
43. Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 57.76 | 232
44. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 57.63 | 295
45. Nairn, Christine | ORL | 57.63 | 236
46. Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 57.6 | 217
47. Kerr, Sam | CHI | 57.14 | 280
48. Crnogorčević, Ana-Maria | POR | 56.9 | 239
49. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 56.89 | 341
50. Vasconcelos, Michele | CHI | 56.72 | 134

Tackles Won

1. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 63
2. Moros, Rebecca | UTA | 56
3. Nielsen, Theresa | SEA | 47
4. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 44
5. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 43
Smith, Taylor | WAS | 43
7. Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 42
8. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 41
Dunn, Crystal | NC | 41
10. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 39
Scott, Desiree | UTA | 39
Utsugi, Rumi | SEA | 39
Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 39
14. Tiernan, Madison | NJ | 38
15. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 37
16. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 36
17. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 34
Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 34
19. Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 33
Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 33
21. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 31
Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 31
23. Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 30
Hanson, Haley | HOU | 30
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 30
26. Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 29
Gibbons, Christina | NJ | 29
28. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 28
Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 28
30. Debinha | NC | 27
Purce, Midge | POR | 27
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 27
33. Mewis, Kristie | HOU | 26
Boureille, Celeste | POR | 26
35. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 25
Chapman, Allysha | HOU | 25
Freeman, Mandy | NJ | 25
Long, Allie | SEA | 25
Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 25
40. Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 24
41. Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 23
Fishlock, Jessica | SEA | 23
Tori Huster | WAS | 23
Naughton, Katie | CHI | 23
45. Williams, Lynn | NC | 22
van Wyk, Janine | HOU | 22
47. Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 21
Hubly, Kelli | POR | 21
49. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 20
Carpenter, Ellie | POR | 20
Elby, Brooke | CHI | 20
Krieger, Ali | ORL | 20
Catley, Stephanie | SEA | 20
Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 20

Total Duels Won

1. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 283
2. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 203
3. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 201
4. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 159
5. Long, Allie | SEA | 157
6. Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 147
7. Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 146
8. Sinclair, Christine | POR | 140
9. Moros, Rebecca | UTA | 130
10. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 128
11. Daly, Rachel | HOU | 127
12. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 125
13. Kerr, Sam | CHI | 124
14. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 122
15. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 117
16. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 115
Smith, Taylor | WAS | 115
18. Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 114
19. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 113
20. Erceg, Abby | NC | 111
Killion, Sarah | NJ | 111
Williams, Lynn | NC | 111
23. Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 110
24. Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 109
Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 109
26. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 108
Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 108
28. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 107
29. Fishlock, Jessica | SEA | 103
Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 103
Naughton, Katie | CHI | 103
32. Mewis, Samantha | NC | 102
33. Debinha | NC | 100
Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 100
35. Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 97
McDonald, Jessica | NC | 97
37. Mewis, Kristie | HOU | 96
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 96
39. Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 94
40. Tiernan, Madison | NJ | 92
Hanson, Haley | HOU | 92
42. Morgan, Alex | ORL | 91
Groom, Shea | NJ | 91
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 91
45. Purce, Midge | POR | 90
46. Nielsen, Theresa | SEA | 89
47. Boureille, Celeste | POR | 88
48. Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 87
49. Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 86
50. Marta | ORL | 84
Oyster, Megan | SEA | 84
Utsugi, Rumi | SEA | 84

Aerial Duels Won

1. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 137
2. Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 95
3. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 91
4. Sinclair, Christine | POR | 83
5. Long, Allie | SEA | 78
6. Erceg, Abby | NC | 77
Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 77
8. McDonald, Jessica | NC | 68
9. Kerr, Sam | CHI | 66
10. Mewis, Samantha | NC | 65
11. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 60
12. Morgan, Alex | ORL | 55
13. Williams, Lynn | NC | 52
14. Daly, Rachel | HOU | 51
15. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 50
Naughton, Katie | CHI | 50
17. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 47
18. Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 45
19. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 41
Oyster, Megan | SEA | 41
van Egmond, Emily | ORL | 41
22. Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 40
Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 40
Brooks, Amber | HOU | 40
25. Krieger, Ali | ORL | 38
26. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 37
27. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 36
Tori Huster | WAS | 36
29. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 35
30. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 34
Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 34
32. Andrews, Morgan | SEA | 33
33. Ertz, Julie | CHI | 32
Stengel, Katie | UTA | 32
Boureille, Celeste | POR | 32
36. Crnogorčević, Ana-Maria | POR | 31
Groom, Shea | NJ | 31
Hanson, Haley | HOU | 31
Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 31
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 31
41. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 29
42. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 28
Johnson, Katie | NJ | 28
44. Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 26
45. McNabb, Kristen | SEA | 25
Barnes, Lauren | SEA | 25
47. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 24
Moros, Rebecca | UTA | 24
Pressley, Toni | ORL | 24
50. Tiernan, Madison | NJ | 23
Fishlock, Jessica | SEA | 23
Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 23
Johnson, Estelle | WAS | 23

Tackles

1. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 92
2. Moros, Rebecca | UTA | 72
3. Nielsen, Theresa | SEA | 71
4. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 65
5. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 61
6. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 58
7. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 57
8. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 56
9. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 53
10. Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 53
Smith, Taylor | WAS | 53
12. Tiernan, Madison | NJ | 52
13. Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 50
Utsugi, Rumi | SEA | 50
15. Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 49
Dunn, Crystal | NC | 49
17. Scott, Desiree | UTA | 48
Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 48
19. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 47
Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 47
21. Hanson, Haley | HOU | 46
22. Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 45
Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 45
24. Purce, Midge | POR | 44
Mewis, Kristie | HOU | 44
26. Long, Allie | SEA | 41
Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 41
28. van Wyk, Janine | HOU | 40
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 40
30. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 39
31. Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 38
Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 38
Naughton, Katie | CHI | 38
Boureille, Celeste | POR | 38
35. Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 37
Gibbons, Christina | NJ | 37
37. Debinha | NC | 36
Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 36
39. Fishlock, Jessica | SEA | 34
Chapman, Allysha | HOU | 34
Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 34
Freeman, Mandy | NJ | 34
43. Sinclair, Christine | POR | 33
44. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 32
Hubly, Kelli | POR | 32
46. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 30
Elby, Brooke | CHI | 30
Catley, Stephanie | SEA | 30
49. Williams, Lynn | NC | 29
Daly, Rachel | HOU | 29
Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 29

 

Total Duels

1. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 480
2. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 356
3. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 349
4. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 334
5. Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 323
6. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 289
7. Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 284
8. Daly, Rachel | HOU | 271
9. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 266
Long, Allie | SEA | 266
11. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 264
12. Sinclair, Christine | POR | 252
13. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 243
14. Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 239
15. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 236
16. Debinha | NC | 234
17. Williams, Lynn | NC | 231
18. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 230
19. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 229
20. Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 221
21. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 215
22. Kerr, Sam | CHI | 213
23. Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 210
24. McDonald, Jessica | NC | 204
25. Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 203
26. Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 203
27. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 202
28. Fishlock, Jessica | SEA | 201
29. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 200
30. Smith, Taylor | WAS | 199
31. Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 198
32. Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 195
33. Tiernan, Madison | NJ | 193
Marta | ORL | 193
Moros, Rebecca | UTA | 193
36. Morgan, Alex | ORL | 190
37. Stengel, Katie | UTA | 189
Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 189
39. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 188
40. Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 187
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 187
42. Hanson, Haley | HOU | 181
43. Crnogorčević, Ana-Maria | POR | 179
44. Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 178
Heath, Tobin | POR | 178
46. Groom, Shea | NJ | 176
47. Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 174
Mewis, Samantha | NC | 174
49. Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 173
Naughton, Katie | CHI | 173

 

Aerial Duels

1. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 194
2. Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 176
3. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 173
4. Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 154
5. Sinclair, Christine | POR | 132
6. McDonald, Jessica | NC | 127
7. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 119
8. Erceg, Abby | NC | 117
Long, Allie | SEA | 117
10. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 105
11. Daly, Rachel | HOU | 102
Kerr, Sam | CHI | 102
13. Mewis, Samantha | NC | 99
14. Williams, Lynn | NC | 97
15. Morgan, Alex | ORL | 96
16. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 93
17. Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 88
18. Stengel, Katie | UTA | 85
19. Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 83
20. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 82
21. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 81
Tori Huster | WAS | 81
Naughton, Katie | CHI | 81
24. Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 76
25. Crnogorčević, Ana-Maria | POR | 75
26. van Egmond, Emily | ORL | 73
27. Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 71
28. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 70
29. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 69
30. Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 68
31. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 67
32. Krieger, Ali | ORL | 63
33. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 61
34. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 60
Hanson, Haley | HOU | 60
Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 60
37. Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 59
38. Oyster, Megan | SEA | 58
Boureille, Celeste | POR | 58
40. Tiernan, Madison | NJ | 57
41. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 56
42. Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 54
43. Ertz, Julie | CHI | 54
44. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 53
Johnson, Katie | NJ | 53
Groom, Shea | NJ | 53
Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 53
48. Church, Whitney | WAS | 52
49. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 51
Catley, Stephanie | SEA | 51

 

Recoveries

1. Bledsoe, Aubrey | WAS | 273
2. Campbell, Jane | HOU | 260
3. Naeher, Alyssa | CHI | 253
4. Sheridan, Kailen | NJ | 226
5. Harris, Ashlyn | ORL | 210
Zerboni, McCall | NC | 210
7. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 204
8. Smith, Abby | UTA | 199
9. Long, Allie | SEA | 196
10. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 191
11. Rowland, Katelyn | NC | 187
12. Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 186
13. Erceg, Abby | NC | 174
14. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 172
15. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 166
16. Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 163
17. Williams, Lydia | SEA | 161
18. Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 159
19. Scott, Desiree | UTA | 157
20. Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 151
21. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 149
22. Smith, Taylor | WAS | 149
23. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 148
24. Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 146
25. Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 145
26. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 143
27. Sonnett, Emily | POR | 140
28. Franch, Adrianna | POR | 139
Dunn, Crystal | NC | 139
30. Naughton, Katie | CHI | 137
31. Fishlock, Jessica | SEA | 135
Johnson, Estelle | WAS | 135
33. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 132
34. Sinclair, Christine | POR | 130
35. Oyster, Megan | SEA | 129
Dahlkemper, Abby | NC | 129
37. Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 128
Krieger, Ali | ORL | 128
39. Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 127
40. Boureille, Celeste | POR | 126
41. Skroski, Erica | NJ | 124
42. van Wyk, Janine | HOU | 121
43. Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 120
44. Moros, Rebecca | UTA | 119
45. Debinha | NC | 114
Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 114
47. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 113
Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 113
49. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 109
50. Mathias, Merritt | NC | 107

Clearances

1. Johnson, Estelle | WAS | 123
2. Erceg, Abby | NC | 104
3. Sonnett, Emily | POR | 100
4. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 99
5. Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 98
6. Naughton, Katie | CHI | 95
7. van Wyk, Janine | HOU | 92
Church, Whitney | WAS | 92
9. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 87
10. Barnes, Lauren | SEA | 86
11. Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 81
12. Oyster, Megan | SEA | 80
Reynolds, Katherine | POR | 80
14. Menges, Emily | POR | 77
15. Johnson, Samantha | UTA | 63
16. Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 62
17. Smith, Taylor | WAS | 61
18. Dahlkemper, Abby | NC | 60
Krieger, Ali | ORL | 60
20. Freeman, Mandy | NJ | 59
21. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 57
Chapman, Allysha | HOU | 57
Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 57
Richardson, Dominique | NJ | 57
25. Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 56
26. Ertz, Julie | CHI | 55
27. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 54
Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 54
29. McNabb, Kristen | SEA | 51
30. Hubly, Kelli | POR | 50
31. Skroski, Erica | NJ | 47
32. Quinn, Rebecca | WAS | 46
Long, Allie | SEA | 46
34. Nielsen, Theresa | SEA | 41
Moros, Rebecca | UTA | 41
Frisbie, Amanda | NJ | 41
37. Stott, Rebekah | NJ | 39
Mônica | ORL | 39
Tori Huster | WAS | 37
40. Boureille, Celeste | POR | 35
41. Naeher, Alyssa | CHI | 34
42. Daly, Rachel | HOU | 33
Gibbons, Christina | NJ | 33
44. Mathias, Merritt | NC | 32
45. Gorden, Sarah | CHI | 31
Catley, Stephanie | SEA | 31
47. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 30
Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 30
Pickett, Carson | ORL | 30
50. Keever, Kimberly | HOU | 29
Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 29
Hanson, Haley | HOU | 29
Kurtz, Kaleigh | NC | 29
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 29

Headed Clearances

1. Erceg, Abby | NC | 59
2. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 55
3. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 42
4. Oyster, Megan | SEA | 41
5. van Wyk, Janine | HOU | 39
6. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 36
Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 36
8. Johnson, Estelle | WAS | 35
9. Sonnett, Emily | POR | 34
Naughton, Katie | CHI | 34
Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 34
12. Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 32
Long, Allie | SEA | 32
14. Barnes, Lauren | SEA | 31
15. Menges, Emily | POR | 30
16. Krieger, Ali | ORL | 29
17. Dahlkemper, Abby | NC | 28
18. Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 27
19. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 26
Church, Whitney | WAS | 26
21. Johnson, Samantha | UTA | 23
Freeman, Mandy | NJ | 23
Reynolds, Katherine | POR | 23
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 23
25. Smith, Taylor | WAS | 22
Richardson, Dominique | NJ | 22
27. Moros, Rebecca | UTA | 21
Ertz, Julie | CHI | 21
29. Chapman, Allysha | HOU | 19
Hanson, Haley | HOU | 19
31. Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 18
32. McNabb, Kristen | SEA | 17
Tori Huster | WAS | 17
Daly, Rachel | HOU | 17
Klingenberg, Meghan | POR | 17
Hubly, Kelli | POR | 17
37. Skroski, Erica | NJ | 16
Quinn, Rebecca | WAS | 16
Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 16
40. Pickett, Carson | ORL | 15
41. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 14
Mônica | ORL | 14
Kurtz, Kaleigh | NC | 14
Kerr, Sam | CHI | 14
45. Stott, Rebekah | NJ | 13
McDonald, Jessica | NC | 13
Frisbie, Amanda | NJ | 13
Boureille, Celeste | POR | 13
49. Bowen, Katie | UTA | 12
Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 12
Mewis, Kristie | HOU | 12
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 12

Interceptions

1. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 82
2. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 70
3. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 59
4. Johnson, Estelle | WAS | 57
5. Oyster, Megan | SEA | 55
Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 55
7. Nielsen, Theresa | SEA | 53
Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 53
van Wyk, Janine | HOU | 53
10. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 50
Church, Whitney | WAS | 50
12. Erceg, Abby | NC | 49
13. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 48
Gilliland, Arin | CHI | 48
15. Scott, Desiree | UTA | 47
Moros, Rebecca | UTA | 47
Boureille, Celeste | POR | 47
18. Bowen, Katie | UTA | 46
19. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 44
Krieger, Ali | ORL | 44
Barnes, Lauren | SEA | 44
Pickett, Carson | ORL | 44
23. Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 43
Naughton, Katie | CHI | 43
25. Hinkle, Jaelene | NC | 42
26. Reynolds, Katherine | POR | 40
27. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 38
Long, Allie | SEA | 38
29. Poliana | ORL | 37
Freeman, Mandy | NJ | 37
31. Mathias, Merritt | NC | 36
32. Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 35
33. Elby, Brooke | CHI | 34
Fishlock, Jessica | SEA | 34
Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 34
36. Sonnett, Emily | POR | 33
Smith, Taylor | WAS | 33
38. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 32
Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 32
Skroski, Erica | NJ | 32
Hanson, Haley | HOU | 32
42. Chapman, Allysha | HOU | 31
43. Johnson, Samantha | UTA | 30
Quinn, Rebecca | WAS | 30
45. Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 29
Mônica | ORL | 29
Richardson, Dominique | NJ | 29
48. McNabb, Kristen | SEA | 27
Gorden, Sarah | CHI | 27
50. Menges, Emily | POR | 26

 

Blocks

1. Johnson, Estelle | WAS | 33
2. van Wyk, Janine | HOU | 25
3. Brooks, Amber | HOU | 20
4. Erceg, Abby | NC | 18
5. Mônica | ORL | 17
6. Church, Whitney | WAS | 15
7. Sauerbrunn, Becky | UTA | 14
Oyster, Megan | SEA | 14
Krieger, Ali | ORL | 14
10. Naughton, Katie | CHI | 13
Freeman, Mandy | NJ | 13
Barnes, Lauren | SEA | 13
Sonnett, Emily | POR | 12
14. McNabb, Kristen | SEA | 11
Long, Allie | SEA | 11
16. Johnson, Samantha | UTA | 10
Skroski, Erica | NJ | 10
Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 10
Reynolds, Katherine | POR | 10
Dahlkemper, Abby | NC | 10
Gibbons, Christina | NJ | 10
22. Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 9
Richardson, Dominique | NJ | 9
24. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 8
Quinn, Rebecca | WAS | 8
Ertz, Julie | CHI | 8
Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 8
Pickett, Carson | ORL | 8
Boureille, Celeste | POR | 8
30. Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 7
Polkinghorne, Clare | HOU | 7
Menges, Emily | POR | 7
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 7
34. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 6
Fishlock, Jessica | SEA | 6
Agnew, Lindsay | HOU | 6
Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 6
Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 6
Frisbie, Amanda | NJ | 6
Hubly, Kelli | POR | 6
41. Short, Casey | CHI | 5
Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 5
Tori Huster | WAS | 5
Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 5
Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 5
Stott, Rebekah | NJ | 5
Utsugi, Rumi | SEA | 5
48. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 4
Bowen, Katie | UTA | 4
Hanson, Haley | HOU | 4
Mewis, Samantha | NC | 4

Saves

1. Bledsoe, Aubrey | WAS | 103
2. Sheridan, Kailen | NJ | 93
3. Campbell, Jane | HOU | 85
4. Harris, Ashlyn | ORL | 70
5. Naeher, Alyssa | CHI | 59
6. Williams, Lydia | SEA | 54
7. Franch, Adrianna | POR | 44
8. Betos, Michelle | SEA | 40
Rowland, Katelyn | NC | 40
10. Eckerstrom, Britt | POR | 37
11. Smith, Abby | UTA | 31
12. DiDi Haracic | WAS | 14
13. Barnhart, Nicole | UTA | 12
14. Kopmeyer, Haley | ORL | 11
15. D’Angelo, Sabrina | NC | 7
16. Boyd, Emily | CHI | 4
17. Wys, Kelsey | WAS | 2
18. Casey, Caroline | NJ | 1

Saves (from inside the box)

1. Bledsoe, Aubrey | WAS | 62
Sheridan, Kailen | NJ | 62
3. Campbell, Jane | HOU | 48
4. Harris, Ashlyn | ORL | 47
5. Williams, Lydia | SEA | 40
6. Naeher, Alyssa | CHI | 39
7. Betos, Michelle | SEA | 27
8. Franch, Adrianna | POR | 25
9. Eckerstrom, Britt | POR | 24
10. Smith, Abby | UTA | 21
Rowland, Katelyn | NC | 21
12. DiDi Haracic | WAS | 12
13. Kopmeyer, Haley | ORL | 9
Barnhart, Nicole | UTA | 9
15. D’Angelo, Sabrina | NC | 4
16. Boyd, Emily | CHI | 1
Casey, Caroline | NJ | 1
Wys, Kelsey | WAS | 1

 

Saves (from outside the box)

1. Bledsoe, Aubrey | WAS | 41
2. Campbell, Jane | HOU | 37
3. Sheridan, Kailen | NJ | 31
4. Harris, Ashlyn | ORL | 22
5. Naeher, Alyssa | CHI | 20
6. Franch, Adrianna | POR | 19
Rowland, Katelyn | NC | 19
8. Williams, Lydia | SEA | 14
9. Betos, Michelle | SEA | 13
Eckerstrom, Britt | POR | 13
11. Smith, Abby | UTA | 10
12. Boyd, Emily | CHI | 3
Barnhart, Nicole | UTA | 3
14. Kopmeyer, Haley | ORL | 2
DiDi Haracic | WAS | 2
D’Angelo, Sabrina | NC | 2
17. Wys, Kelsey | WAS | 1

Clean Sheets

1. Williams, Lydia | SEA | 10
2. Naeher, Alyssa | CHI | 7
3. Smith, Abby | UTA | 6
Rowland, Katelyn | NC | 6
5. D’Angelo, Sabrina | NC | 4
Harris, Ashlyn | ORL | 4
Bledsoe, Aubrey | WAS | 4
8. Campbell, Jane | HOU | 3
Barnhart, Nicole | UTA | 3
Franch, Adrianna | POR | 3
11. Eckerstrom, Britt | POR | 2
Betos, Michelle | SEA | 2
13. Boyd, Emily | CHI | 1
Sheridan, Kailen | NJ | 1
Kopmeyer, Haley | ORL | 1

 

Catches

1. Rowland, Katelyn | NC | 17
2. Campbell, Jane | HOU | 15
3. Smith, Abby | UTA | 13
Franch, Adrianna | POR | 13
5. Harris, Ashlyn | ORL | 10
6. Betos, Michelle | SEA | 9
7. Naeher, Alyssa | CHI | 6
Bledsoe, Aubrey | WAS | 6
9. Williams, Lydia | SEA | 5
Sheridan, Kailen | NJ | 5
11. Barnhart, Nicole | UTA | 4
12. Eckerstrom, Britt | POR | 3
13. D’Angelo, Sabrina | NC | 2
14. DiDi Haracic | WAS | 1

Penalty Kick Saves

1. Sheridan, Kailen | NJ | 3 saved | 7 faced
2. Campbell, Jane | HOU | 2 | 5
3. Bledsoe, Aubrey | WAS | 2 | 3
4. Eckerstrom, Britt | POR | 1 | 3
5. Rowland, Katelyn | NC | 1 | 2
6. Williams, Lydia | SEA | 1 | 1
7. Smith, Abby | UTA | 0 | 2
8. Naeher, Alyssa | CHI | 0 | 1
Franch, Adrianna | POR | 0 | 1
Harris, Ashlyn | ORL | 0 | 1

 

Fouls Conceded

1. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 39
Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 39
3. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 39
4. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 36
5. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 35
6. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 30
Tiernan, Madison | NJ | 30
Long, Allie | SEA | 30
9. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 28
Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 28
11. Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 26
Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 26
13. Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 25
14. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 24
15.Marta | ORL | 23
Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 23
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 23
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 23
19. Fishlock, Jessica | SEA | 22
Groom, Shea | NJ | 22
Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 22
22. Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 21
Crnogorčević, Ana-Maria | POR | 21
Daly, Rachel | HOU | 21
Boureille, Celeste | POR | 21
26. Johnson, Samantha | UTA | 20
Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 20
van Egmond, Emily | ORL | 20
29. Oyster, Megan | SEA | 19
Nielsen, Theresa | SEA | 19
Addo, Elizabeth | SEA | 19
Brooks, Amber | HOU | 19
33. Hamilton, Kristen | NC | 18
Mewis, Samantha | NC | 18
Pugh, Mallory | WAS | 18
36. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 17
Rodríguez, Raquel | NJ | 17
Raso, Hayley | POR | 17
39. Morgan, Alex | ORL | 16
Prince, Nichelle | HOU | 16
Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 16
Heath, Tobin | POR | 16
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 16
44. Sonnett, Emily | POR | 15
Hill, Rachel | ORL | 15
Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 15
Chapman, Allysha | HOU | 15
Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 15
Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 15
Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 15
Pickett, Carson | ORL | 15

Fouls Won

1. Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 62
2. Zerboni, McCall | NC | 42
3. Horan, Lindsey | POR | 41
4. Comeau, Taylor | HOU | 33
5. Huerta, Sofia | HOU | 31
Daly, Rachel | HOU | 31
7. Fishlock, Jessica | SEA | 30
Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 30
Andressinha | POR | 30
10. Long, Allie | SEA | 29
11. McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 27
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 27
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 27
14. Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 26
Sullivan, Andi | WAS | 26
16. Dunn, Crystal | NC | 24
Heath, Tobin | POR | 24
Raso, Hayley | POR | 24
19. Hatch, Ashley | WAS | 23
Kennedy, Alanna | ORL | 23
Kerr, Sam | CHI | 23
22. Groom, Shea | NJ | 22
23. Morgan, Alex | ORL | 21
Debinha | NC | 21
Dydasco, Caprice | WAS | 21
Motlhalo, Linda | HOU | 21
Banini, Estefanía | WAS | 21
28. Addo, Elizabeth | SEA | 20
29. Marta | ORL | 19
Rapinoe, Megan | SEA | 19
Smith, Taylor | WAS | 19
32. O’Sullivan, Denise | NC | 18
Mewis, Kristie | HOU | 18
34. Gorry, Katrina | UTA | 17
Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 17
36. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 16
Oyster, Megan | SEA | 16
Leroux, Sydney | ORL | 16
39. Killion, Sarah | NJ | 15
Yanez, Beverly | SEA | 15
Matheson, Diana | UTA | 15
Edmonds, Kristen | ORL | 15
Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 15
LaBonta, Lo’eau | UTA | 15
45. Ubogagu, Chioma | ORL | 14
Chapman, Allysha | HOU | 14
47. Weatherholt, Dani | ORL | 13
Johnson, Katie | NJ | 13
Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 13
Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 13
Moros, Rebecca | UTA | 13
van Wyk, Janine | HOU | 13
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 13
Boureille, Celeste | POR | 13

Yellow Cards

1. Johnson, Samantha | UTA | 5
Horan, Lindsey | POR | 5
3. Sonnett, Emily | POR | 4
Tiernan, Madison | NJ | 4
Hamilton, Kristen | NC | 4
Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 4
Daly, Rachel | HOU | 4
Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur | UTA | 4
Mathias, Merritt | NC | 4
Nagasato, Yuki | CHI | 4
Sinclair, Christine | POR | 4
12. Colaprico, Danielle | CHI | 3
McCaskill, Savannah | NJ | 3
Mautz, Alyssa | CHI | 3
Zadorsky, Shelina | ORL | 3
Camila | ORL | 3
Stanton, Nikki | CHI | 3
Corsie, Rachel | UTA | 3
Oyster, Megan | SEA | 3
Brooks, Amber | HOU | 3
Taylor, Jodie | SEA | 3
Dougherty Howard, Meggie | WAS | 3
Ordega, Francisca | WAS | 3

 

Red Cards

1. Marta | ORL | 1
Lloyd, Carli | NJ | 1

 


Opta Event Definitions

From Opta’s site:

Chances Created

Assists plus key passes (final pass or pass/shot leading to the recipient of the ball having an attempt at goal without scoring.)

Tackles

A tackle is defined as where a player connects with the ball in ground challenge where she successfully takes the ball away from the woman in possession. 

  • The tackled player must clearly be in possession of the ball before the tackle is made

A Tackle Won is deemed to be where the tackler or one of her team-mates regains possession as a result of the challenge, or that the ball goes out of play and is “safe.”

A Tackle Lost is where a tackle is made but the ball goes to an opposition player.

Clearance

This is a defensive action where a player kicks the ball away from his own goal with no intended recipient of the ball.

Block

This is where a player blocks a shot from an opposing player.

Interception

This is where a player intentionally intercepts a pass by moving into the line of the intended ball.

Recovery

This is where a player wins back the ball when it has gone loose or where the ball has been played directly to her.

Foul conceded

A foul conceded is defined as any infringement that is penalized as foul play by a referee. Offsides are not given as a foul conceded.

Foul won

A foul won is defined as where a player wins a free-kick or penalty for their team after being fouled by an opposing player.

Touches

A sum of all events where a player touches the ball, so excludes things like Aerial challenge lost or Challenge lost. 

Duels

A duel is an 50-50 contest between two players of opposing sides in the match, including aerial duels. For every Duel Won there is a corresponding Duel Lost depending on the outcome of the Duel.

Aerial Duel won – Aerial Duel lost

This is where two players challenge in the air against each other. The player that wins the ball is deemed to have won the duel. When more than two players are involved the player closest to the duel winner is given an Aerial Duel lost.

August Player of the Month: Sam Kerr

The Red Stars forward scored five goals in August

Sam Kerr leads the Golden Boot race with 14 goals (Photo credit: Daniel Bartel/isiphotos.com)

Chicago Red Stars forward Sam Kerr has been voted August Player of the Month by the NWSL Media Association.

Kerr scored five goals and chipped in one assist to lead the Red Stars to an undefeated 1-0-3 month of August. Heading into NWSL Week 23 action, the Red Stars sit in fourth place with an 8-4-10 overall record and 34 points.

Kerr scored in all but one game played in August. She scored back-to-back braces in Week 21 and Week 22 action. In Week 22 her two-goal performance put her in the lead of the 2018 Golden Boot race with 14 goals. She finished the month with 26 shots, 11 on target and eight chances created.

Kerr’s first goal of the month solidified a 1-1 result with the 2018 NWSL Shield winners, the North Carolina Courage. She headed home her tenth goal of the season in the 64th minute for the equalizer.

Her second and third goals of the month came against the Thorns in Week 21 play. Kerr first finished in the 44th minute beating Portland’s backline in the box and sneaking one past Adrianna Franch. Kerr’s second on the night was a header goal in the 48th minute off a cross from Red Stars midfielder Vanessa DiBernardo.

To cap off the month, Kerr scored a brace and added an assist to spoil the Pride’s playoff hopes and move her team to fourth place in the standings. Kerr’s 13th goal of the season came in the 44th minute, and her league-leading 14th (her 57th NWSL career goal) came in the 59th minute after she stole the ball from Pride defender Alanna Kennedy and slipped it past Ashlyn Harris for the 3-0 lead on the road.

Seattle Reign FC goalkeeper Lydia Williams finished second in Player of the Month voting. North Carolina Courage forward Lynn Williams was third.

The NWSL Player of the Month is selected each month of the regular season by the NWSL Media Association, a collection of writers that cover the league on a consistent basis. For more information on the NWSL Media Association, follow them on Twitter.

Player of the Week: Sam Kerr

The Red Stars forward leads the Golden Boot race with 14 goals

Sam Kerr has 14 goals and three assists this season. (Photo credit:

Chicago Red Stars forward Sam Kerr has been voted NWSL Player of the Week for Week 22 of the 2018 season by the NWSL Media Association.

Kerr scored a brace and chipped in an assist to earn the Red Stars three points with a 3-1 win over the Orlando Pride in Week 22. Kerr scored her 13th and 14th goal of the season and now leads the Golden Boot race. The win kept the Red Stars playoff hopes alive and moved them to fourth place in the league standings with an 8-4-10 overall record and 34 points.

It is the seventh time Kerr has been honored as the NWSL Player of the Week and the second time this season.

 

Kerr scored her 13th goal of the season in the 44th minute, breaking down the Pride’s backline and then slipping one into the far post past Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris for the 1-0 lead.

Kerr’s league-leading 14th goal came in the 59th minute when she stole the ball from Pride defender Alanna KennedyAfter stripping Kennedy, Kerr went on to beat Harris near post for the 3-0 lead.

Kerr finished the game with 10 shots (five on target) and four key passes. Kerr has two more games left in the regular season to secure the Golden Boot nod for the second-straight season. This was also the fourth multi-goal performance for her.

 

 

The NWSL Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by the NWSL Media Association, a collection of writers that cover the league on a consistent basis. For more information on the NWSL Media Association, follow them on Twitter

Hayley Raso out 6-8 weeks

Raso suffered a back injury on Saturday night vs. Washington

Portland Thorns FC forward Hayley Raso has two goals and two assists in 2018. (Photo credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/isiphotos.com)

Portland Thorns FC forward Hayley Raso will be out for 6-8 weeks, the Thorns announced on Monday.

Raso suffered a back injury on Saturday night in a collision with Washington Spirit goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe. The Thorns said Raso suffered a non-displaced fracture of the transverse processes of L2, L3 and L4.

The injury occurred in the 55th minute of Portland’s 1-0 win over Washington at Audi Field. The game marked Raso’s ninth start of the season. After earning an assist earlier in the game, Raso has two goals and two assists in 2018.

“Thank you all for the love & well wishes over the last 24 hours. Means a lot,” Raso tweeted on Sunday night.

Rapinoe ruled out of USWNT friendlies; Rodriguez added to roster

Rapinoe missed Seattle's 1-1 draw with North Carolina due to a rib injury

Seattle Reign FC forward Megan Rapinoe has seven goals and six assists in 2018. (Photo credit: Jane Gershovich/isiphotos.com)

Seattle Reign FC forward Megan Rapinoe has been ruled out of the United States women’s national team’s upcoming friendlies vs. Chile due to the rib injury that kept her out of Seattle’s 1-1 draw with the North Carolina Courage in Week 22, U.S. Soccer announced on Monday.

Rapinoe will be replaced on the roster by Utah Royals FC forward Amy Rodriguez. Rapinoe suffered the rib injury last week in Seattle’s 2-0 win over the Houston Dash.

The USWNT will play Chile on Friday, August 31, in Carson, California (11 p.m. ET, ESPN2) and Tuesday, September 4, in San Jose, California (10 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and UDN).

U.S. Soccer said that Rapinoe will still join the team in camp to evaluate the injury.

 

 

Week 22 Power Rankings: Playoff picture coming into focus

NWSL Power Rankings presented by Cutter

The Courage and Thorns played to a 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon. (Photo credit: Stephen Brashear/isiphotos.com)

The Week 22 edition of the NWSL Power Rankings:

 

 

1

NORTH CAROLINA COURAGE
16-1-6, 54 pts

Change:
Last week: 1

Lynn Williams scored in the 95th minute on Saturday night to earn the Courage one point on the road vs. Seattle. The Courage are now 16-1-6 on the season and their 54 points tie the league record set by Seattle in 2014. The 1-1 draw against Seattle was the Courage’s final road game of the regular season and they finish unbeaten away at 8-0-4. The Courage have one more game left this season to set a new NWSL record with a 17th win. They host the Houston Dash after the FIFA break on September 8.


2

SEATTLE REIGN FC
11-4-8, 41 pts

Change:
Last week: 2

The Reign played twice in Week 22 – earning four points and securing their playoff spot. On Tuesday, the Reign defeated the Dash 2-0 led by a brace from Jodie Taylor. This win for the Reign meant they would appear in the postseason for the first time since 2015. On Saturday, the Reign played the Courage to a 1-1 draw – this tie kept the Reign from clinching a home playoff game and now they must wait until their final match vs. the Portland Thorns to vie for the No. 2 seed in the postseason.


3

PORTLAND THORNS FC
11-6-6, 39 pts

Change:
Last week: 3

Christine Sinclair and Tobin Heath scored to lead the Thorns past Sky Blue 2-1 and clinch a postseason spot on Wednesday. The Thorns then picked up their second win on the week thanks to another Heath goal – this time vs. the Spirit for a 1-0 result. The Thorns remain in hunt for the No. 2 seed in the playoffs and if they beat the Reign on September 7, it’s theirs.


4

CHICAGO RED STARS
8-4-10, 34 pts

Change:
Last week: 4

Sam Kerr took the lead in the Golden Boot race with her two-goal performance on Saturday night to earn the Red Stars a 3-1 victory over the Orlando Pride. Kerr now has 14 goals on the season. The Red Stars took the fourth spot in the regular season standings, but are still in the hunt for the final playoff spot. The Red Stars and Utah both have their sights on the fourth spot – but the Red Stars have one more game than Utah to snag it. The Red Stars can clinch the playoffs with a win or draw when they face Sky Blue on Tuesday, September 4 — and then will close out the season against Utah on September 8.


5

UTAH ROYALS FC
8-7-8, 32 pts

Change: ▲ 1
Last week: 6

Utah’s win against the Spirit on Wednesday moved them to fourth place temporarily, but Chicago’s victory over the Pride on Saturday then moved them down to fifth place. Utah and the Red Stars are separated by two points in the league standings and are both battling it out for the final playoff spot. Utah has one more game to earn their first-ever playoff berth, while Chicago has two more games and can clinch before Utah Royals FC are in action again. But — if Chicago loses to Sky Blue FC on Tuesday, Utah Royals FC will host the Red Stars on the final day of the regular season with the final playoff spot on the line.


6

HOUSTON DASH
9-9-5, 32 pts

Change: ▼ 1
Last week: 5

Six different players scored for the Dash on Saturday in their 6-1 win over Sky Blue, but the result wasn’t enough as the Dash were eliminated from playoff contention when the Red Stars beat the Pride that night. The Dash dropped their first game of the week – falling 2-0 to Seattle on Tuesday. Despite the end to their playoff hunt, the Dash head into their final game of the season at 9-9-5 overall with 32 points – all franchise bests.


7

ORLANDO PRIDE
8-9-6, 30 pts

Change:
Last week: 7

The Pride were eliminated from playoff contention on Saturday night after they fell to the Red Stars 3-1 at home. The Pride have one more game left this season and head into their final match at 8-9-6 with 30 points. The Pride are winless in their last five games, so will look to end the season strong against Sky Blue on September 8.


8

WASHINGTON SPIRIT
2-17-4, 10 pts

Change: ▲ 1
Last week: 9

Despite the historic night at Audi Field on Saturday, marking the first women’s professional soccer match at the new stadium, the Spirit suffered their 10th straight loss. The Spirit fell 1-0 to the Thorns on Saturday and fell earlier in the week to Utah Royals FC. The Spirit are winless in 14-straight games and have one more game left this season to snap their losing streak. The Spirit will host Sky Blue on September 1 to close out their 2018 campaign.


9

SKY BLUE FC
0-16-5, 5 pts

Change: ▼ 1
Last week: 8

Sky Blue still remain in search of their first win of the season, dropping both of their games in Week 22. Sky Blue first fell to the Thorns 2-1 on Wednesday night and then collapsed against the Dash on Saturday in a 6-1 loss. Sky Blue, despite being out of playoff contention, have three more games left this season. If Sky Blue picks up a win against the Red Stars on September 4, they could make the hunt for the final playoff spot particularly interesting – forcing Utah Royals FC and Chicago to battle it out on September 8 – whoever wins, gets the fourth seed.

Twelve NWSL players named to U.S. U-23 Nordic Tournament roster

U.S. U-23 team will take on Norway, Sweden and England in the tournament

Twelve NWSL players have been named to the U.S. Under -23 roster for the upcoming Women’s U-23 Nordic Tournament in Norway, U.S. Soccer announced on Thursday.

The U-23 team will take on Norway, Sweden and England in the tournament, which will take place from August 29 to September 3.

The NWSL players on the roster are: Jane Campbell (Houston Dash), Mallory Eubanks (Washington Spirit), Morgan Andrews (Seattle Reign FC), Haley Hanson (Houston Dash), Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue FC), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit), Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue FC), Summer Green (Chicago Red Stars), Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit), Rachel Hill (Orlando Pride), Darian Jenkins (North Carolina Courage) and Jaycie Johnson (Seattle Reign FC).

All players will participate in this weekend’s NWSL games except for Green and Jenkins, who have been released early by their clubs.

U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Courtney Brosnan (Le Harve AC; Madison, N.J.), Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; Kennesaw, Ga.), Casey Murphy (Montpellier HSC; Bridgewater, N.J.)               

DEFENDERS (7): Maddie Bauer (Djurgårdens IF; Newport Beach, Calif.), Rachel Bloznalis (Umeå IK; Upton, Mass.), Megan Buckingham (Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar; Novi, Mich.), Deja Davis (Le Harve AC; Montclair, N.J.), Schuyler DeBree (AC Sparta Prague; Fair Haven, N.J.), Mallory Eubanks (Washington Spirit; Lexington, Ky.), Samantha Staab (Clemson; San Diego, Calif.)               

MIDFIELDERS (6): Morgan Andrews (Seattle Reign FC; Milford, N.H.), Carlyn Baldwin (Sporting Clube de Portugal; Oakton, Va.), Haley Hanson (Houston Dash; Overland Park, Kan.), Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue FC; Chapin, S.C.), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; Lorton, Va.), Bri Visalli (West Ham United W.F.C.; San Jose, Calif.)                           

FORWARDS (7): Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue FC; Elkridge, Md.), Summer Green (Chicago Red Stars; Brighton, Mich.), Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit; Gilbert, Ariz.), Rachel Hill (Orlando Pride; Rollinsford, N.H.), Darian Jenkins (North Carolina Courage; Heber City, Utah), Jaycie Johnson (Seattle Reign FC; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Toni Payne (Sevilla FC; Birmingham, Ala.)       


Under-23 Women’s Nordic Tournament Match Schedule:

August 29

Sarpsborg Stadium; Sarpsborg, Norway

Norway vs. England

USA vs. Sweden

 

August 31  

Fredrikstad Stadium; Fredrikstad, Norway

Norway vs. Sweden

USA vs. England

 

September 3  

Sarpsborg Stadium; Sarpsborg, Norway

USA vs. Norway

Sweden vs. England

Jill Ellis names roster for U.S. games vs. Chile

The USWNT will face Chile on August 31 and September 4

Kelley O'Hara in action for Utah Royals FC earlier this season. (Photo credit: Jeremy Reper/isiphotos.com)

U.S. women’s national team head coach Jill Ellis has named the 23-player roster for the team’s upcoming friendlies vs. Chile, U.S. Soccer announced on Wednesday. The United States will play Chile on Friday, August 31, in Carson, California (11 p.m. ET, ESPN2) and Tuesday, September 4, in San Jose, California (10 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and UDN).

Eighteen players will be chosen for the game day rosters. The roster features 21 NWSL players and all will report to Los Angeles for camp after their NWSL matches on August 25.

The games vs. Chile will be the final ones for the United States before the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship in October, the federation’s qualifying tournament for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

Washington Spirit forward Mallory Pugh and Utah Royals FC defender Kelley O’Hara are back with the team for the first time after injuries kept them out earlier this summer. U.S. Soccer said Seattle Reign FC midfielder Allie Long was not available for selection due to the right knee sprain suffered last week vs. the Chicago Red Stars.

U.S. Women’s National Team Roster by Position; Caps/Goals

GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 16/0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 32/0)

DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage; 22/0), Tierna Davidson (Stanford; 10/0), Hailie Mace (UCLA; 1/0), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC: 107/2), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 141/0), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 24/0), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 20/0)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars; 77/6), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 64/16), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 54/6), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 11/3), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 257/100), Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage; 37/7), McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage; 5/0)

FORWARDS (6): Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage; 67/23), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 136/20), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 145/90), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 103/44), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 35/11), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC; 140/38)

Canada roster named for friendly vs. Brazil

Canada will take on Brazil on September 2

Orlando Pride defender Shelina Zadorsky (left) and Portland Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair in NWSL action. (Photo credit: Jeremy Reper/isiphotos.com)

Canada head coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller has named the roster for the upcoming friendly with Brazil, Canada Soccer announced on Wednesday. Canada will meet Brazil on Sunday, September 2, at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa (2 p.m. ET).

The roster features ten NWSL players: Sabrina D’Angelo (North Carolina Courage), Lindsay Agnew (Houston Dash), Allysha Chapman (Houston Dash), Shelina Zadorsky (Orlando Pride), Rebecca Quinn (Washington Spirit), Diana Matheson (Utah Royals FC), Desiree Scott (Utah Royals FC), Adriana Leon (Seattle Reign FC), Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash) and Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns FC).

The last time these teams met, Canada beat Brazil for the bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Canada is currently ranked fifth in the world rankings and Brazil is ranked seventh.

It’s the last game for Canada before the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship in October, the federation’s qualifying tournament for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

Full Canada Roster:

GK – Stephanie Labbe, age 31, from Stony Plain, AB/ Lejonflocken Linköping (Damallsvenskan)

GK – Erin McLeod, age 35, from St. Albert, AB/ USV Jena (Frauen-Bundesliga)

GK – Sabrina D’Angelo, age 25, from Welland, ON/ North Carolina Courage (NWSL)

FB – Lindsay Agnew, age 23, from Kingston, ON/ Houston Dash (NWSL)

FB – Allysha Chapman, age 29, from Courtice, ON/ Houston Dash (NWSL)

FB – Ashley Lawrence, age 23, from Caledon, ON/Paris Saint Germain (Division 1 Féminine France)

FB – Jayde Riviere, age 17, from Markham, ON/ Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite/ Canada Soccer Regional EXCEL Super Centre (British Columbia)

CB – Maya Antoine, age 17, from Vaughn, ON/ Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite/ Canada Soccer Regional EXCEL Super Centre (British Columbia)

CB – Shannon Woeller, age 28, from Vancouver, BC/ Eskilstuna United DFF (Damallsvenskan)

CB – Kadeisha Buchanan, age 22, from Brampton, ON/ Olympique Lyonnais (Division 1 Féminine France)

CB – Shelina Zadorsky, age 25, from London, ON/ Orlando Pride (NWSL)

M/CB –  Rebecca Quinn, age 23, from Toronto, ON/ Washington Spirit (NWSL)

M – Jessie Fleming, age 20, from London, ON/UCLA (NCAA)

M – Julia Grosso, age 17, from Vancouver, BC / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite/ Canada Soccer Regional EXCEL Super Centre (British Columbia)

M –  Diana Matheson, age 34, from Oakville, ON/Utah Royals FC (NWSL)

M- Sophie Schmidt, age 30, from Abbotsford, BC/ FFC Frankfurt (Frauen-Bundesliga)

M- Desiree Scott, age 31, from Winnipeg, MB/ Utah Royals FC (NWSL)

F- Jordyn Huitema, age 17, from Chilliwack, BC/ Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite/ Canada Soccer Regional EXCEL Super Centre (British Columbia)

F – Adriana Leon, age 25, from King City, ON/ Seattle Reign FC (NWSL)

F – Nichelle Prince, age 23, from Ajax, ON/ Houston Dash (NWSL)

F – Deanne Rose, age 19, from Alliston, ON/ University of Florida Gators (NCAA)

F – Christine Sinclair ( C ), age 35, from Burnaby, BC/ Portland Thorns (NWSL)

F – Janine Beckie, age 24, from Highlands Ranch, CO/ Manchester City (FA Women’s Super League)