14
May

Hope Solo caught up in feud with Portland Thorns owner and fans

imageHope Solo is at it again (Image: Getty)

Looks like USWNT No. 1 and Seattle Reign stopper Hope Solo has found herself in the midst of a little war of words. Shocker!

Over the weekend, Solo’s Reign visited the Portland Thorns in a National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) contest between two unbeaten teams. The Reign held on to a 1-0 win, but a few egos seemed to be bruised in the process.

Thorns owner Merritt Paulson was the first to fire a shot across the bow, tweeting:

A depleted Thorns team? Paulson was likely referring to the absences of U.S. national team stars Alex Morgan and Tobin Heath. Nevertheless, another Reign and USWNT star, Sydney Leroux, fired back at Paulson:

That looked to be the end of it, until Solo tweeted out a photo on Tuesday that showed quite a few Thorns fans giving Solo the one-fingered salute.

It looks like some pretty definitive proof right here, but there’s always another side to every story. Lucky for us, these two squads will face off again on July 27, but this time on the Reign’s turf.

Stay tuned!

(H/T YardBarker)

8
Jul

USWNT’s Lauren Cheney marries NBA star Jrue Holiday

Still thinking about that classic four-day July 4th weekend?

Just know, it probably wasn’t as awesome as US Women’s National Team star Lauren Cheney’s. Well, actually she is Lauren Holiday now! The US playmaker married NBA star Jrue Holiday yesterday to cap off the holiday (no pun intended) weekend.

Cheney’s club team, FC Kansas City of the NWSL, tweeted out this great picture:

As you could imagine, plenty of stars from both the soccer and the basketball world were in attendance:

Speaking of Leroux, looks like she enjoyed her long weekend as well. Looking fly!

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(photo via Instagram: sydneyleroux)

18
Jan

Inaugural NWSL draft class looking forward to challenge

By Kyle McCarthy

INDIANAPOLIS – Zakiya Bywaters discussed the imminent demise of the WPS during a trip to La Manga, Spain with the U.S. under-23 national team last February. At the time, Bywaters and her teammates wondered whether they would have the opportunity to continue their careers at the professional level in their home country. None of them knew what the future held.

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