Craig Harrington is officially the second-ever coach for the Utah Royals FC. Also in NWSL news, the Orlando Pride used allocation money to sign Ali Riley, the New Zealand captain and defender.
Paige Monaghan is a proud "Jersey girl" and she's staying put in her home state. She inked a two-year deal with Sky Blue FC yesterday. Also, Haley Kopmeyer was waived by the Orlando Pride and Mandy Laddish announced her retirement.
Sophia Smith was the No. 1 pick at the NWSL College Draft today, while a slew of trades saw Mallory Pugh get sent to Sky Blue FC. Rachael Kriger has all the coverage from the NWSL Draft.
Andressinha is leaving the NWSL and the Portland Thorns for more playing time in Brazil, while Katie Stengel heads to yet another new club.
The NWSL began this week with plenty of news! Kealia Ohai is heading to Chicago, while Katie Naughton is going to H-Town. Plus, Erika Tymrak retires and the Royals sign Taylor Leach.
Laura Harvey has officially stepped down as Utah Royals FC head coach, as first reported by The Equalizer and Dan Lauletta, for an opportunity with U.S. Soccer.
Reign FC forced their way into the NWSL playoffs after battling injuries and doubts all season. Meanwhile, Chicago will join North Carolina in hosting one of the NWSL semifinals.
Despite all of her international accolades, Megan Rapinoe has not stepped on the pitch once for Reign FC this year. However, that changed on Saturday night.
Portland broke an NWSL record, smashing it with all the fans at Providence Park. Meanwhile, the Chicago Red Stars picked up their fifth-straight win, tying a club record.
North Carolina took on a 10-person Washington Spirit team once Paige Nielsen received a red card, Chicago won their fourth straight and much more NWSL action happened this weekend!
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