NWSL 2021 Season Week 2 Round Up


Well that is week 2 of the NWSL complete and once again there have been some great results. I think that this season is really all to play for and no team are going to be running away with the league like they have previous, North Carolina I am looking at you, I think it is certainly going to be closely contested but who knows when the likes of Sam Mewis and Rose Lavelle get back playing again in the league. I am loving how you just don't know who is going to be walking away with 3 points and it makes waiting for results to come in a whole lot more enjoyable. It was also great to see Rachel Daly become Houston Dash's record goalscorer this weekend as she is definitely a massively underrated player who deserves a lot more credit than she gets. So here are how this weekends results went...

Racing Louisville 2 - 0 Washington Spirit

North Carolina Courage 1 - 2 Orlando

Chicago Red Stars 0 - 0 Gotham

Portland Thorns 1 - 2 OL Reign 

Houston Dash 2 - 2 Kansas City

It is nice to see Racing Louisville take away from their game against the Washington Spirit who don't seem to have got up and running just yet. The big result for me though is Orlando Pride beating North Carolina Courage 2-1 which honestly who would have thought that would happen with the past few seasons the Pride have had. There seems to have been something that has just clicked within the Pride squad and they are looking really good where as for the Courage something just doesn't seem to be clicking yet. Chicago picked up their first point of the season against Gotham who are another team that are looking stronger already this year. After a strong Challenge Cup and opening game Portland Thorns fell to a 2-1 defeat from OL Reign who again are looking like a strong side and with Rose Lavelle due to join them I think they are only going to improve game after game. Finally Kanas City pulled a goal back late in the game to gain a draw vs Houston to deny them their first win of the season but hopefully that will come next week when they take on Washington Spirit. 

So here is how the table is looking at the end of week 2...

1) Racing Louisville - 4 

2) Orlando Pride - 4 

3) OL Reign - 4 

4) Gotham -4 

5) Portland Thorns - 3 

6) Kansas City - 2

7) Houston - 1 

8) North Carolina Courage - 1 

9) Washington Spirit - 1

10) Chicago Red Stars - 1

With it only being early on in the season it is looking very close and I think as the weeks progress we are going to see a lot of movement within the standings and hopefully a lot more closely contested games. Roll on next week as there are some tough games coming up. 

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