NWSL 2021 Season Week 4 Round Up


Well that is week 4 of the NWSL over and done with and once again it has been a week of mixed results. Teams you would have had money on winning easily last season have once again struggled and lost to teams they would have previously beat with a big margin. It is nice seeing a different set of teams winning for a change too as a lot of them have struggled to hit the ground running in the past but now they seem to have found what they are more than capable of and are picking up the points they should have always had. So here is how the results are looking for week 4...

Chicago Red Stars 1 -0 North Carolina Courage 

Gotham 1 -0 OL Reign 

Portland Thorns 3 - 0 Racing Louisville

Kansas City 0 -1 Houston Dash

Washington Spirit 1- 1 Orlando Pride 

Chicago Red Stars managed to defeat North Carolina Courage 1-0 which has kept the Courage down in the bottom half of the table. Gotham also managed to pick up all 3 points against OL Reign which was brilliant to see. Portland Thorns had another high scoring game to take them into 2nd place against Racing Louisville whilst Houston Dash managed to pick up all 3 points again Kansas City. The only draw of the week was between the Washington Spirit and Orlando Pride where the Pride managed to hold onto their current unbeaten run. 

It is great seeing other teams rising up the table for a change instead of it being between the same few teams. So here is how the table is looking at the end of week 4...

1) Orlando Pride 11

2) Portland Thorns 9 

3) Washington Spirit 8

4) Gotham 7

5) Houston Dash 7

6) Chicago Red Stars 7

7) North Carolina Courage 4

8) OL Reign 4

9) Racing Louisville 4

10) Kansas City 2

I am loving seeing Orlando Pride right up there at the top of the table a few points ahead and it is really nice not to see Gotham at the bottom of the table either their progress is long overdue. It just feels so strange seeing North Carolina Courage and OL Reign right down at the opposite end of the table for a change. It is still early on in the season though so I guess anything could happen and in a few weeks the table could end up looking a whole lot different. But for now I think the table is looking great. 

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