The Dash don't have a rich history, but Houston has found an identity worthy of a team playing for the NWSL championship against Chicago on Sunday.
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Rachel Daly scored in the 69th minute and the Houston Dash advanced to the NWSL Challenge Cup title game with a 1-0 win over the Portland Thorns.
Former German national team goalkeeper Nadine Angerer has unexpectedly found herself on the bench for the Portland Thorns
With the dominant defending NWSL champion Courage out, the Red Stars, Dash, Thorns and Sky Blue look to rewrite history in the semifinals.
The one-month NWSL season tournament, made necessary by the coronavirus pandemic, is short but no less taxing on the players' bodies and minds.
Portland reached the semifinals of the NWSL's Challenge Cup with a stunning upset of North Carolina, while Houston beat Utah on penalties.
As the tournament knockout rounds begin Friday, Graham Hays highlights the players who made favorable impressions in the preliminary matches.
The NWSL was the first pro team sport to restart during COVID-19, and Lindsey Horan is adjusting surprisingly well to the new normal.
All 22 starters from the North Carolina Courage and Portland Thorns, along with reserves from both teams, knelt during the national anthem Saturday.
Tobin Heath will not participate in the upcoming NWSL Challenge Cup over concerns about the coronavirus.
Australia international Ellie Carpenter has agreed to join European women's champions Lyon from the Portland Thorns, the French club have confirmed.
Two-time defending champion North Carolina Courage will play Portland Thorns to kick off the NWSL Challenge Cup on June 27.
The Portland Thorns have acquired two-time World Cup winner Becky Sauerbrunn from the Utah Royals, the NWSL clubs announced on Tuesday.
Matildas winger Hayley Raso will join Sam Kerr in England's Women's Super League, with a move to Everton appearing done and dusted.
The Portland Thorns took Sophia Smith with the No. 1 pick, making her the first teenager ever drafted by a National Women's Soccer League team.
The Portland Thorns acquired the No. 1 pick in next week's National Women's Soccer League college entry draft from the Orlando Pride.
Debinha scored on a free kick in extra time to snap a 1-1 tie, and the Courage went on to top Reign FC Sunday to reach the NWSL championship game.
Matildas star Hayley Raso could miss a mooted friendly showdown with England after fracturing her back in a National Women's Soccer League game.
The Portland Thorns' victory over Sky Blue FC on Wednesday was interrupted four times as players were given breaks because of poor air quality.
At issue is a tweet that Aulas directed at U.S. international midfielder Allie Long, who plays for the Portland Thorns in the NWSL.