Red Stars rookies get off on the right foot after an unusual start to their professional careers

Red Stars rookie defender, Julia Bingham got her first NWSL start in Wednesday’s match against the Portland Thorns. | Bryan Byerly/isiphotos.com In total, six Red Stars earned their first NWSL start against the Thorns with three more seeing their first minutes as substitutes. When Red Stars rookie defender Julia Bingham lined up at outside back […]

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Red Stars play Thorns to scoreless draw in NWSL tournament

Red Stars goalkeeper Cassie Miller dives for the ball during the second half of an NWSL Challenge Cup soccer match against the Portland Thorns. | Rick Bowmer/AP Portland dominated possession and outshot Chicago’s young lineup but couldn’t manage to score in the match played without fans in Herriman, Utah. HERRIMAN, Utah — The Red Stars […]

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NWSL consulted players with kids in developing tournament

“[The NWSL] answered, or if they didn’t have the answer to some of the questions, they were able to get back to us immediately. So that was kind of cool,” North Carolina Courage forward Jessica McDonald said. “They handled it really well and they’ve been just very helpful overall with this entire process.” | David […]

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Red Stars will open NWSL season with match against the Orlando Pride

Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. will be the site of the NWSL semifinals and finals. | Rick Bowmer/AP The second opening day match will have the Portland Thorns playing the defending champion North Carolina Courage. The National Women’s Soccer League has set the schedule for the opening round of its tournament starting later this […]

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National Women’s Soccer League delays season, training

(Reuters) – The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) is extending its training moratorium and delaying the April 18 start of its regular season to follow guidelines released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the nine-team professional league said on Friday. The U.S. league said the training moratorium was extended through April 5 […]

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