Ninth flavour of the National Women’s Soccer League

Football league flavor

National Women’s Soccer League
Flavor 2021
Champions Washington Spirit
(1st title)
NWSL Shield Portland Thorns FC
(second shield)
Claiming Loving cup Portland Thorns FC
(1st loving cup)
Matches played 120
Goals scored 278 (2.32 per match)
Superlative goalscorer Ashley Hatch
(ten goals)
Biggest domicile win POR 5–0 CHI
(May 16)

NC 5–0 LOU
(May 28)
Biggest away win LOU 0–4 HOU
(Sept 26)
Highest scoring RGN five–i HOU
(Aug 7)
Longest winning run 4 games
NC
(June 19 – July 4)

POR
(July 7 – Aug 26)

WAS(Oct 9 – Oct 31)
Longest unbeaten run 8 games
NJY
(June 5 – Aug seven)

POR
(July iii – Aug 26)

RGN(Aug 14 – Oct thirteen)

NJY
(Sept 4 – Oct 31)
Longest winless run 13 games
KC
(May fifteen–Aug 15)
Longest losing run 6 games
KC
(May 26–July 27)
Highest omnipresence 27,278
RGN vs. POR
(August 29, 2021)

(NWSL Record)
Lowest attendance 1,929
HOU vs. POR
(July 24, 2021)
Total attendance 567,072
Average attendance 5,155

← 2020

2022 →

All statistics correct every bit of Oct 31, 2021.

The
2021 National Women’s Soccer League season
is the ninth season of the National Women’due south Soccer League, the top sectionalisation of women’due south soccer in the United States. Including the NWSL’south 2 professional predecessors, Women’southward Professional person Soccer (2009–2011) and the Women’southward United Soccer Association (2001–2003), information technology is the 15th overall flavour of FIFA and USSF-sanctioned top division women’south soccer in the U.s..

This season is the kickoff in which the NWSL has been fully self-governing. After the 2020 season, the league terminated its management contract with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF or U.S. Soccer), which however continues to provide major financial support to the NWSL.[1]
Farther financial backing is provided by the Canadian Soccer Clan. Both national federations pay the league salaries of many of their corresponding national team members in an effort to nurture talent in those nations and take a major fiscal brunt off of individual clubs.

On November eighteen, 2020, the NWSL announced new competition formats for the 2021 season.[ii]
The Claiming Cup became a league cup competition played earlier the outset of the regular flavor. The Loving cup was followed by the 24-match regular season, which began on May xv and ended on Oct 31. The playoffs were expanded to include the 6 teams, with the top two seeds receiving a get-go-circular adieu. Playoffs started on November vi and concluded with the NWSL Championship on Nov twenty.[3]

In the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup, Portland Thorns FC and NJ/NY Gotham FC won the W and East Divisions, respectively, earning the right to play in the final. As Portland had the better record, they hosted the final, which was played on May eight in Providence Park in Portland, Oregon. The game was a 1–1 draw after 90 minutes; Portland won the ensuing penalty shootout half dozen–5 to win the cup.[four]

In the regular season, the Portland Thorns won the most points and thus earned the NWSL Shield.

In the playoffs, the Washington Spirit and Chicago Cherry Stars progressed to the final, which was played on Nov. 20, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky. The Spirit prevailed 2-i in overtime, winning the NWSL Championship.

The season was also marked past a sexual misconduct controversy that erupted on September 30, when
The Able-bodied
published an investigation into North Carolina Courage head coach Paul Riley that accused him of a pattern of sexual compulsion and abuse, and also alleged numerous inappropriate comments near players’ physical appearance and sexuality. More than a dozen players from every team Riley had coached since 2010 spoke to the publication, and two named players went on the record with allegations confronting him. The Courage fired Riley that day, and U.S. Soccer immediately suspended his coaching license.[5]
The side by side day, the NWSL called off all of its scheduled matches for that weekend, both FIFA and U.South. Soccer announced they were starting their own investigations into Riley, league commissioner Lisa Baird resigned, and league general counsel Lisa Levine was dismissed. Further reporting revealed systemic failure by NWSL leadership to investigate allegations confronting Riley, including some made in the 2021 season.
[6]
[vii]


Teams, stadiums, and personnel

[edit]

Team names

[edit]

Before the start of the flavor, Heaven Bluish FC rebranded equally NJ/NY Gotham FC with new team insignia, jerseys, and colors.[8]

The new Kansas Urban center team, which played the 2021 season nether the placeholder proper name of Kansas City NWSL, announced its permanent identity of Kansas City Current at its terminal home game on October thirty.[nine]

Stadiums and locations

[edit]

Capacities listed here are full capacities, and do not reverberate COVID-19 restrictions.

Personnel and sponsorship

[edit]

Note: All teams employ Nike as their kit manufacturer.

Team Head coach Helm Shirt sponsor
Chicago Red Stars




Rory Dames




Julie Ertz
Houston Nuance
England



James Clarkson




Jane Campbell

England

Rachel Daly
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Kansas Urban center
Wales



Huw Williams


Scotland



Rachel Corsie


[14]
Palmer Square Capital Management[15]
NJ/NY Gotham FC
England



Scott Parkinson






McCall Zerboni


[16]
Avaya[17]
North Carolina Courage




Sean Nahas


(acting)

New Zealand

Abby Erceg
Continental AG
OL Reign
England



Laura Harvey




Lauren Barnes



Megan Rapinoe
Blackness Time to come Co-op Fund[18]
Orlando Pride




Becky Burleigh


(interim)



Ashlyn Harris
Orlando Health
Portland Thorns FC
England



Mark Parsons


Canada

Christine Sinclair
Providence Health & Services
Racing Louisville FC




Mario Sanchez


(interim)



Michelle Betos[19]
GE Appliances[xx]
Washington Spirit


Tori Huster[21]






Andi Sullivan

IntelliBridge[22]

Coaching changes

[edit]

Team Outgoing coach Style of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming coach Appointment of appointment Ref.
Racing Louisville FC Preseason
Northern Ireland



Christy Holly

August 12, 2020 [23]
Kansas City Preseason
Wales



Huw Williams

December 7, 2020 [24]
OL Reign
France



Farid Benstiti

Resigned July 2, 2021 ninth
England



Sam Laity


(acting)
July 2, 2021 [25]
Orlando Pride
England



Marc Skinner

Resigned July 23, 2021 5th




Becky Burleigh


(interim)
July 25, 2021 [26]
[27]
OL Reign
England



Sam Laity


(acting)
Cease of acting menstruation August nine, 2021[a] sixth
England



Laura Harvey

July 15, 2021 [xxx]
Washington Spirit
England



Richie Burke

Re-assigned[b] Baronial 10, 2021 7th [33]
NJ/NY Gotham FC
England



Freya Coombe

Common separation August 30, 2021 seventh
England



Scott Parkinson

August 31, 2021 [34]
[35]
Racing Louisville FC
Northern Ireland



Christy Holly

Terminated for crusade Baronial 31, 2021 9th




Mario Sanchez


(interim)
August 31, 2021 [36]
North Carolina Backbone
England



Paul Riley

Terminated September 30, 2021 3rd




Sean Nahas


(acting)
September 30, 2021 [37]

  1. ^

    Although Harvey was appointed on July xv, 2021, she officially took upwards the position on August nine, 2021.[28]
    [29]

  2. ^

    Initially re-assigned to the front office, Burke was suspended by the team one 24-hour interval later pending an investigation past the league.[31]
    He was terminated for cause on September 28, 2021, later on the league concluded its investigation.[32]

Regular flavour

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Pos Team

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
i Portland Thorns FC 24 13 5 6 33 17 +16 44 NWSL Shield
2 OL Reign 24 13 3 8 37 24 +thirteen 42 Playoffs – Semi-finals
iii Washington Spirit 24 xi vi seven 29 26 +3 39 Playoffs – First round
four Chicago Red Stars 24 eleven 5 viii 28 28 0 38
five NJ/NY Gotham FC 24 8 11 5 29 21 +viii 35
6 North Carolina Courage 24 9 6 nine 28 23 +five 33
7 Houston Nuance 24 9 v 10 31 31 0 32
8 Orlando Pride 24 7 7 10 27 32 −5 28
9 Racing Louisville FC 24 five 7 12 21 40 −19 22
ten Kansas City 24 3 7 fourteen fifteen 36 −21 16

Tiebreakers

[edit]

The initial determining factor for a team’southward position in the standings (and hence playoff qualification and seeding) is points earned, with three points earned for a win, one point for a draw, and zero points for a loss. If ii or more teams are tied in points, the NWSL uses the post-obit tiebreaker criteria in the gild listed:[38]

  1. Head-to-caput win/loss record, or points per game if more than than two teams, between the teams tied in points.
  2. Greatest goal difference (against all teams, not just tied teams).
  3. Greatest total number of goals scored (against all teams, not simply tied teams).
  4. Apply #1–3 to games played on the route.
  5. Apply #1–3 to games played at domicile.
  6. Coin toss or drawing of lots.

Annotation:
If two clubs remain tied after some other lodge with the same number of points advances during any step, tiebreaker determination restarts at step i.

Omnipresence

[edit]

NWSL attendance in 2021 was impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Many early-season matches were airtight to the public because of COVID restrictions, and when games were opened, many teams had lower boilerplate attendances than the most recent regular flavor in 2019.

Average domicile attendances

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Ranked from highest to lowest average omnipresence.

Squad GP Omnipresence Loftier Low Average
Portland Thorns FC 9 112,992 17,584 v,819 12,555
Racing Louisville FC 12 79,042 8,488 5,843 vi,587
OL Reign 12 62,885 27,278 2,104 5,240
North Carolina Courage 12 59,837 7,064 3,523 4,986
Kansas City 12 58,043 half-dozen,345 three,449 four,837
Orlando Pride 12 50,728 5,755 3,407 4,227
Washington Spirit 10 41,304 6,002 2,233 4,130
NJ/NY Gotham FC 12 45,516 9,532 1,924 iii,793
Houston Dash 13 44,017 4,792 1,929 3,386
Chicago Ruddy Stars 12 37,710 4,488 ii,265 3,143
Total 116 592,074 27,278 1,924 v,104


Updated through 2021 season. A total of 2 matches were not reported, mostly resulting from the absence of fans due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Portland Thorns FC were the merely club to not report matches (versus Louisville June 5 and Kansas City June 20). Two matches (September 4 Washington at Portland and September 12 OL Reign at Washington) were alleged forfeits past Washington due to COVID protocol violations and not played.

Statistical leaders

[edit]

As of October 31, 2021.
[39]
[40]

Playoffs

[edit]

Beginning this season, the top six teams from the regular season competed for the NWSL Championship, with the top two teams receiving a first-circular adieu.[2]
[41]

First round
Semi-finals Championship
1 Portland Thorns FC 0
four Chicago Red Stars i 4 Chicago Scarlet Stars 2
5 NJ/NY Gotham FC 0 iv Chicago Blood-red Stars 1
3 Washington Spirit (a.e.t.) 2
two OL Reign ane
3 Washington Spirit (a.e.t.) 1 iii Washington Spirit 2
6 N Carolina Courage 0

First circular

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Semi-finals

[edit]

Championship

[edit]

Championship MVP:
Aubrey Bledsoe (WAS)

Challenge Cup

[edit]

The 2021 NWSL Claiming Cup was a tournament-way competition starting on April 9 and ending with a terminal played on May 8, earlier the start of the regular NWSL season. The tournament was organized as a group stage with two five-team, geographically-chosen groups playing a round-robin, followed by a unmarried-game final featuring the top team from each group. NJ/NY Gotham FC won the Eastern Partition and the Portland Thorns won the Western one. In the final, held at Providence Park in Portland, these ii teams tied 1-i after 90 minutes and went straight to a punishment-kicking shootout, with Portland prevailing 6-five in 7 rounds of penalties.

East Division

[edit]

Pos Team

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
ane NJ/NY Gotham FC iv 2 2 0 5 iii +2 eight Qualification for the Title
two North Carolina Courage 4 2 1 1 9 8 +1 7
3 Orlando Pride iv 1 two one three iii 0 5
4 Washington Spirit 4 1 1 2 iii iv −i 4
five Racing Louisville FC 4 0 2 2 4 6 −2 2

West Division

[edit]

Pos Team

Pld West D 50 GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Portland Thorns FC iv 3 1 0 six 2 +4 10 Qualification for the Championship
two OL Reign 4 2 ane 1 v 5 0 7
three Houston Dash 4 1 3 0 4 ii +ii half dozen
4 Chicago Red Stars 4 0 2 2 three 5 −ii 2
5 Kansas Metropolis four 0 one 3 four 8 −iv one

Championship

[edit]

Individual awards

[edit]

As of November twenty, 2021

Annual awards

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Award Winner Nominees Ref.
Gilded Boot


Ashley Hatch (ten G)
Washington Spirit [42]
Coach of the Year
England

Laura Harvey
OL Reign
England

Mark Parsons, POR

England

Scott Parkinson, NJY
[43]
Rookie of the Year


Trinity Rodman
Washington Spirit


Emily Fox, LOU

Canada

Victoria Pickett, KC
[44]
Goalkeeper of the Year


Aubrey Bledsoe
Washington Spirit
Canada

Kailen Sheridan, NJY



Bella Bixby, POR
[45]
Defender of the Year


Caprice Dydasco
NJ/NY Gotham FC


Sarah Gorden, CHI



Emily Menges, POR



Carson Pickett, NCC



Alana Cook, RGN
[46]
Most Valuable Player
Wales

Jess Fishlock
OL Reign


Mallory Pugh, CHI



Midge Purce, NJY



Ashley Hatch, WAS



Angela Salem, POR
[47]
NWSL Teams of the Season
Pos. All-time Eleven 2nd XI Ref.
GK
Canada

Kailen Sheridan
NJ/NY Gotham FC


Bella Bixby
Portland Thorns FC [48]
DF


Carson Pickett
N Carolina Backbone


Emily Flim-flam
Racing Louisville FC



Sarah Gorden
Chicago Crimson Stars


Emily Menges
Portland Thorns FC



Alana Melt
OL Reign


Meghan Klingenberg
Portland Thorns FC



Caprice Dydasco
NJ/NY Gotham FC


Sofia Huerta
OL Reign
MF/FW
Wales

Jess Fishlock
OL Reign


Lindsey Horan
Portland Thorns FC

France

Eugénie Le Sommer
OL Reign
England

Rachel Daly
Houston Dash



Angela Salem
Portland Thorns FC


Mallory Pugh
Chicago Red Stars



Midge Purce
NJ/NY Gotham FC


Sydney Leroux
Orlando Pride



Ashley Hatch
Washington Spirit


Bethany Balcer
OL Reign



Trinity Rodman
Washington Spirit
Nigeria

Ifeoma Onumonu
NJ/NY Gotham FC
NWSL Championship Game MVP
Histrion Club



Aubrey Bledsoe
Washington Spirit

Monthly Awards

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Role player of the Month

[edit]

Calendar month Player Club Ref.
May


Alex Morgan
Orlando Pride [49]
June


Lynn Williams
North Carolina Courage [fifty]
July


Ashley Hatch
Washington Spirit [51]
Baronial


Megan Rapinoe
OL Reign [52]
September


Bethany Balcer
OL Reign [53]
Oct


Midge Purce
NJ/NY Gotham FC [54]

Team of the Month

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Month Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards Ref.
May
Canada

Kailen Sheridan, NJY



Caprice Dydasco, NJY




Emily Fox, LOU




Phoebe McClernon, ORL




Carson Pickett, NC

Brazil

Debinha, NC




Crystal Dunn, POR


Wales

Jessica Fishlock, RGN



Sydney Leroux, ORL




Alex Morgan, ORL




Mallory Pugh, CHI
[55]
June


Michelle Betos, LOU



Caprice Dydasco, NJY (2)


New Zealand

Abby Erceg, NC




Courtney Petersen, ORL




Becky Sauerbrunn, POR



Tori Huster, WAS




Kristie Mewis, HOU




Sam Mewis, NC

Brazil

Marta, ORL




Trinity Rodman, WAS




Lynn Williams, NC
[56]
July


Bella Bixby, POR



Caprice Dydasco, NJY (3)




Emily Menges, POR




Meghan Klingenberg, POR




Katie Naughton, HOU



Andi Sullivan, WAS




Allie Long, NJY




Morgan Gautrat, CHI



Sydney Leroux, ORL (ii)




Mallory Pugh, CHI (2)



Ashley Hatch, WAS
[57]
August


Casey White potato, NC



Caprice Dydasco, NJY (4)



Emily Menges, POR (2)



Ali Krieger, ORL



Carson Pickett, NC (2)

Wales

Jessica Fishlock, RGN (2)

Republic of Ireland

Denise O’Sullivan, NC



Angela Salem, POR

Denmark

Nadia Nadim, LOU

Nigeria

Ifeoma Onumonu, NJY



Megan Rapinoe, RGN
[58]
September
Canada

Kailen Sheridan, NJY (2)



Tierna Davidson, CHI



Sofia Huerta, RGN

Cameroon

Estelle Johnson, NJY



Casey Krueger, CHI



Morgan Gautrat, CHI (2)

Germany

Dzenifer Marozsan, RGN



Angela Salem, POR (2)



Bethany Balcer, RGN

England

Rachel Daly, HOU

France

Eugenie Le Sommer, RGN
[59]
October


Aubrey Bledsoe, WAS



Caprice Dydasco, NJY (5)



Sofia Huerta, RGN (2)



Sarah Gorden, CHI



Sam Staab, WAS

Wales

Jessica Fishlock, RGN (iii)




Morgan Gautrat, CHI (three)



Angela Salem, POR (3)



Ashley Hatch, WAS (2)




Midge Purce, NJY



Trinity Rodman, WAS (2)
[60]

Weekly awards

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Week Player of the Week Salve of the Week Ref.
Player Club Role player Lodge
1


Midge Purce
NJ/NY Gotham FC


Ashlyn Harris
Orlando Pride [61]
[62]
2


Emina Ekic
Racing Louisville FC
Canada

Erin McLeod
Orlando Pride [63]
[64]
three


Mallory Pugh
Chicago Reddish Stars
Canada

Kailen Sheridan
NJ/NY Gotham FC [65]
[66]
4


Lindsey Horan
Portland Thorns FC


Ashlyn Harris (two)
Orlando Pride [67]
[68]
5


Michelle Betos
Racing Louisville FC


Abby Smith
Kansas Metropolis [69]
[70]
six


Lynn Williams
Northward Carolina Courage


Michelle Betos
Racing Louisville FC [71]
[72]
7
Jamaica

Havana Solaun
North Carolina Backbone


Ashlyn Harris (3)
Orlando Pride [73]
[74]
viii


Ashley Hatch
Washington Spirit
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Didi Haracic
NJ/NY Gotham FC [75]
[76]
9


Mallory Pugh (2)
Chicago Red Stars


Ashlyn Harris (iv)
Orlando Pride [77]
[78]
x


Tziarra King
OL Reign


Ashlyn Harris (5)
Orlando Pride [79]
[80]
11
France

Eugenie Le Sommer
OL Reign


Bella Bixby
Portland Thorns FC [81]
[82]
12


Bethany Balcer
OL Reign


Christen Westphal
Portland Thorns FC [83]
[84]
xiii
Nigeria

Ifeoma Onumonu
NJ/NY Gotham FC


Ashlyn Harris (6)
Orlando Pride [85]
[86]
14


Megan Rapinoe
OL Reign
France

Sarah Bouhaddi
OL Reign [87]
[88]
xv


Sarah Woldmoe
Chicago Reddish Stars


Ashlyn Harris (vii)
Orlando Pride [89]
[xc]
16


Bethany Balcer (2)
OL Reign


Ashlyn Harris (8)
Orlando Pride [91]
[92]
17


Sydney Leroux
Orlando Pride


Bella Bixby (ii)
Portland Thorns FC [93]
[94]
18
France

Eugenie Le Sommer (two)
OL Reign


Ashlyn Harris (9)
Orlando Pride [95]
[96]
xix Games postponed [97]
20
England

Rachel Daly
Houston Dash


Ashlyn Harris (10)
Orlando Pride [98]
[99]
21


Midge Purce (2)
NJ/NY Gotham FC
Wales

Jess Fishlock
OL Reign [100]
[101]
22
France

Eugenie Le Sommer (iii)
OL Reign
Canada

Kailen Sheridan (2)
NJ/NY Gotham FC [102]
[103]

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    – via Twitter.



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    National Women’s Soccer League [@NWSL] (June 23, 2021). “The selection of the agglomeration 💯 @abbyys44’s penalisation terminate earns the @KCWoSo keeper @Verizon Save of the Week honors 👏 #NWSL21 t.co/dIfA3UTtVi” (Tweet). Archived from the original on June 24, 2021. Retrieved
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    National Women’southward Soccer League [@NWSL] (July 14, 2021). “She smashed information technology ✅ Send a thank you to your @budweiserusa Player of the Week, @ash_hatch33 🍻 t.co/xywSqPNw1u” (Tweet). Archived from the original on July 14, 2021. Retrieved
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    National Women’due south Soccer League [@NWSL] (July 28, 2021). “Long Live Zee Male monarch 👑 Drop a cheers in the chat for this week’south @budweiserusa Thespian of the Week, @tziarra 🍻 t.co/aFHzEPzG7w” (Tweet). Archived from the original on July 28, 2021. Retrieved
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    National Women’s Soccer League [@NWSL] (July 28, 2021). “Another week, another win 🏆 @Ashlyn_Harris takes home @Verizon Save of the Week honors for this penalization save ⤵️ t.co/kbv3kS9a2d” (Tweet). Archived from the original on August 11, 2021. Retrieved
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    National Women’s Soccer League [@NWSL] (August 4, 2021). “Genie in a bottle 🧞♀️ Drop a 🍻 in the comments for the @budweiserusa Player of the Week, @ELS_9_FRANCE 👏 t.co/E6OSDfWtTT” (Tweet). Archived from the original on August 4, 2021. Retrieved
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    National Women’s Soccer League [@NWSL] (August four, 2021). “Look Ma, One Hand 🖐️ This astonishing @bellageist cease is this week’s @Verizon Salve of the Week winner 👏 t.co/62I7kVZLTs” (Tweet). Archived from the original on Baronial 13, 2021. Retrieved
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    National Women’s Soccer League [@NWSL] (August 11, 2021). “She’s a defender, but this save is a keeper ✅ @Cwestphal20 is this week’due south @Verizon Salve of the Week winner ⤵️ t.co/8HOsCwxd5B” (Tweet). Archived from the original on August 11, 2021. Retrieved
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    National Women’due south Soccer League [@NWSL] (August 18, 2021). “t’s not 𝓲𝓯 she balls out, it’s when she assurance out🍻 in the chat for this calendar week’south @budweiserusa Player of the Week winner, @ify_on22🍻” (Tweet) – via Twitter.


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    National Women’s Soccer League [@NWSL] (September ane, 2021). “Putting the W in Woldmoe Thanks in the chat for Sarah Woldmoe of the @chicagoredstars taking home @budweiserusa Thespian of the Week honors 🍻” (Tweet) – via Twitter.


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    National Women’s Soccer League [@NWSL] (September 1, 2021). “What a week for this legend @Ashlyn_Harris takes home @Verizon Save of the Week honors for Week 15 Clapping hands sign” (Tweet) – via Twitter.


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    National Women’s Soccer League [@NWSL] (September 9, 2021). “This will float your gunkhole Thanks to @bethanybalcer for taking dwelling @budweiserusa Player of the Week honors for Week 16 Clinking beer mugs 🍻” (Tweet) – via Twitter.


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    National Women’s Soccer League [@NWSL] (September 9, 2021). “She’due south done it again @Ashlyn_Harris is your @Verizon Salve of the Week Winner for Week 16” (Tweet) – via Twitter.


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    National Women’s Soccer League [@NWSL] (September xv, 2021). “BIG MOM Free energy Fire Cheers in the chat for @sydneyleroux being named this week’southward @budweiserusa Role player of the Week 🍻” (Tweet) – via Twitter.


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    National Women’south Soccer League [@NWSL] (September 15, 2021). “Bella’s Large Week Smiling face with sunglasses @bellageist is your @Verizon Relieve of the Week Winner for this stop confronting the Courage” (Tweet) – via Twitter.


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    National Women’s Soccer League [@NWSL] (September 29, 2021). “Her reign continues Cheers in the chat for this week’s @budweiserusa Player of the Week, @ELS_9_FRANCE 🍻” (Tweet) – via Twitter.


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    National Women’s Soccer League [@NWSL] (Oct 13, 2021). “Winning on a Daly footing Soccer Thanks to @RachelDaly3 on being named @budweiserusa Histrion of the Calendar week for Week 20 🍻” (Tweet) – via Twitter.


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    National Women’south Soccer League [@NWSL] (October xiv, 2021). “She’s washed it again @Ashlyn_Harris takes habitation @Verizon Save of the Week for this finish” (Tweet) – via Twitter.


  100. ^


    National Women’south Soccer League [@NWSL] (October 20, 2021). “100% her week Cheers to @100Purcent on taking home this week’south @budweiserusa Player of the Week” (Tweet) – via Twitter.


  101. ^


    National Women’southward Soccer League [@NWSL] (October twenty, 2021). “Always a lock for the highlight reel @JessFishlock takes home this calendar week’southward @Verizon Salve of the Week for this goal line clearance” (Tweet) – via Twitter.


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    National Women’southward Soccer League [@NWSL] (Nov iii, 2021). “Bagging Braces Thanks to @ELS_9_FRANCE on taking abode another @budweiserusa Histrion of the Week accolade” (Tweet) – via Twitter.


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    National Women’s Soccer League [@NWSL] (November 3, 2021). “The hero @GothamFC needed @Kailen_Sheridan takes home @Verizon Save of the Week honors for this stop” (Tweet) – via Twitter.

External links

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  • Official website



Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_National_Women%27s_Soccer_League_season

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