The 2019 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) regular season begins this weekend of April 13-14 and the postseason will conclude with the 2019 NWSL Championship on October 26. For the the third straight year, teams will play a 24-game schedule, with 12 home games and 12 away games. The league will take a break from June 3-14 for the group stage of 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup and return the weekend of June 15-16. The regular season will conclude the weekend of October 12-13.
There are two options for watching the games. Streaming will be available on the NWSLsoccer.com website and YahooSports. I’ve added the full NWSL schedule to my St. Louis Soccer calendar and for the St. Louis professionals competing in the league, you’ll also find their games in my Soccer on TV calendar. You can find both calendars on the front page of the website in Google Calendar format or follow the links for the full view.
Here is the weekend schedule and below that, find a table of the Missouri players (4 from KC, 3 from STL) with background information. I’m a Chicago Red Stars fan although I’ll always tune into a Seattle Reign match to watch Shea Groom and Head Coach Vlatko Andonovski. Who are you rooting for?
|Apr 13||6:00pm||North Carolina Courage vs Chicago Red Stars (Preview)|
|Apr 13||6:00pm||Washington Spirit vs Sky Blue|
|Apr 14||4:00pm||Orlando Pride vs Portland Thorns|
|Apr 14||5:00pm||Houston Dash vs Reign FC|
Game Day vs Chicago 🤗
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Stay tuned for preview content later this week!
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|Dorian Bailey||Washington Spirit||D||St. Teresa Stars||Sporting BV||Drafted #8 from UNC 2x Gatorade POY State Champion 2015|
|Shea Groom||Seattle Reign||F||Liberty Jays||KCFC Intensity||2x Gatorade POY 2x State Champion SEC POY NWLS champion with FCKC & greatest game-winning goal|
|Jaycie Johnson||Seattle Reign||F||Lee's Summit West||Sporting BV||2012 All-American 2013 Gatorade POY|
|Julie King||NC Courage||D||Nerinx Hall||JB Marine||Re-signs following 2017 ankle rehab & my 2017 interview with Julie & SEC Champion|
|Mandy Laddish||Utah Royals||M||Lee's Summit Tigers||Sporting BV||NCAA Champion Notre Dame 2x NWSL Champion FCKC|
|Alyssa Mautz||Chicago Red Stars||M||Ft Zumwalt West Jaguars||St. Louis SC||FZW State Champion & 2008 U20 World Cup Winner|
|Becky Sauerbrunn||Utah Royals||D||Ladue||JB Marine||2015 World Cup champion|
Highly recommend you follow Chris at All White Kit for his women’s soccer coverage. Owns the college scene. He’s holding an NWSL prediction contest that is $10 to enter with a current reward of $200. Money goes toward supporting his reporting efforts. Deadline 6pm Eastern before the first game begins 🙂
Perused the advanced stats for the Spirit's match against Virginia Tech.
Looks like they could go with a backline of McGrady, Nielsen, Staab, and Bailey this year, which is crazy young.
They dominated vs VT with tons of possession and passes. We'll see how that holds up.
— Chris Henderson (@chris_awk) April 13, 2019