The NWSL Championship kicked off on Sunday, October 27, at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park. The North Carolina Courage went on to lift the trophy in a second consecutive season with the added bonus of doing it in their own stadium after cruising to a 4-0 victory against the Chicago Red Stars.
Relive the NWSL Championship weekend through images.
Meeting The Media
On Friday of NWSL Championship weekend, players met with the media as well as Chicago’s Sam Kerr being awarded the MVP trophy after scoring a record-breaking 18 goals in the regular season.
Both clubs spent time on the field on Saturday, giving fans a chance to watch an open training session ahead of Sunday’s contest.
The Coaches’ Thoughts
In between the open sessions both Courage coach Paul Riley and Red Stars coach Rory Dames spoke to the media to give their thoughts on the upcoming matchup.
Courage Back On Top
The Courage put an exclamation point on a season that saw the club earn a third straight NWSL Shield with a second straight NWSL title.
Fans from both sides were rocking at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park from the starting whistle.
Celebrating In Style
The Courage received their medals and celebrated with confetti as well as in the locker room thanks to Budweiser.