Updated: May 5
Happy Monday! Sam Kerr passed Tim Cahill to become Australia's all-time leading goal scorer. She entered the game with 49 goals and needed 51 to break the record. She left the game with 54 goals.
Marie-Antoinette Katoto hit 100 league goals for PSG and did so in 104 games.
Good news for OL Reign fans as Welsh legend Jess Fishlock has re-signed with the club through 2023.
Jaelin Howell has signed a three year deal with Racing Louisville FC. The team drafted her number two overall in the 2022 college draft.
The North Carolina Courage strengthened their midfield by adding New Zealand international Katie Bowen. She signed a one-year contract with an option to renew for the 2023 season.
San Diego Wave FC has acquired the rights to England international Carly Telford from Chelsea FC.
2. FA WSL (ENGLAND)
League Standings (Top 6) Arsenal (26 pts); 2. Manchester United (24 pts); 3. Chelsea (22 pts); 4. Tottenham ( 21 pts); 5. Manchester City (20 pts); 6. Reading (19)
The title race is heating up and it looks like the second half of the season could get chaotic. The fight for a Champions League spot could also end up coming down to the wire. Several mid table teams still have a shot to make a run for a top 3 spot.
Chelsea have now gone two league games in a row without scoring. They tied Brighton 0-0 over the weekend. The tie ends Brighton's 6 game losing streak. Brighton goalie Meg Walsh came up with several big saves to keep them in the game. She also became the first keeper to 500 saves in the league. The good news for Chelsea is they still have either a game or 2 games in hand depending on the team.
United have continued their strong form and have now won 4 in a row. They beat Tottenham 3-0 over the weekend. Goals game from Risa, Ladd, and Galton. The win moves them to second in the standings.
Aston Villa came up with a clutch win as Alisha Lehmann scored in the 90+3 minute to beat Leicester City 2-1. The win could play a big part of keeping them out of the relegation battle for the rest of the season.
Arsenal vs Man.City was an important game when it comes to how the title race could shake out. With Chelsea ending in a draw it gave Arsenal a perfect chance to go up 6 points. City also needed a result in order to try and stay in the title/Champions League race. The game ended 1-1 but it had its drama. Bunny Shaw scored in the 65' for City. Arsenal players thought the play should have been blown dead after the ball hit the ref but she allowed play to continue which led to the goal. Just when City might have thought they won the game Tobin Heath had something to say. Heath came up with a massive goal for Arsenal in the 90+2'.
Chelsea vs West Ham (1/26 @ 2 PM ET)
Arsenal vs Brighton (1/27 @ 2:30 PM ET)
3. Division 1 Féminine (France)
League Standings (Top 6): Lyon (36 pts); 2. PSG (33 pts); 3. Paris FC (28 pts); 4. Fleury 91 (24 pts); 5. Montpellier (22 pts); 6. Bordeaux (17 pts)
Bordeaux got a big 3-1 win over Stade Reims. The win moved them up to sixth place in the standings. Katja Snoeijs scored a Hat-trick to get Bordeaux the win.
Lyon took their game down to the wire before getting the game winning goal in the 89'. Mbock Bathy came up huge getting a rebound off a Renard header. Montpellier became the first team to score 2 goals on Lyon this season. A tie would have been massive in the title race between Lyon and PSG.
Guingamp got an important 2-0 win over Issy FF which moved them further away from being in a relegation battle.
PSG got a comfortable 5-0 win over Saint-Étienne who currently sits in 11th place. Katoto scored a hat-trick while Diani got a brace. Dudek got the other goal. We still aren't over the fact that Katoto has scored 101 league goals in 104 games for PSG. The goal that completed the Katoto hat-trick.
Guingamp vs Bordeaux (1/29 @ 8:30 AM ET)
4. Frauen-Bundesliga (Germany)
League Standings (Top 6):
1. Bayern (28 pts); 2. Hoffenheim (27 pts) 3. Wolfsburg (26 pts); 4. Eintracht Frankfurt (25 pts); 5. Potsdam (21 pts); 6. Leverkusen (19 pts)
*League games will resume the first week of February with the exception of Wolfsburg playing Potsdam on January 29.
5. Primera División (Spain)
League Standings (Top 6) 1. Barcelona (51 pts); 2. Sociedad (40 pts); 3. Atl. Madrid (34 pts); 4. Granadilla Tenerife (31 pts); 5. Athletic Club (27 pts), 6. Sevilla (27 pts)
Barcelona got their first trophy of the year after beating Atl. Madrid 7-0 in the Supercopa final. Caroline Graham Hansen was player of the match after getting a hat-trick.
The best moment of the day came after the game though. Spanish international and former Barcelona player Virginia Torrecilla was lifted and thrown into the air by Barcelona players. Torrecilla now plays for Atl. Madrid but made her return to the pitch for the first time since undergoing surgery for a brain tumor.
Barcelona vs Real Betis (1/29 @ 6:00 AM ET)
Real Madrid vs Sevilla (1/29 @ 11:00 AM ET)
Valencia vs Granadilla Tenerife (1/30 @ 5:30 AM ET)
Eibar vs Madrid CFF (1/30 @ 5:30 AM ET)
Sporting Huelva vs Levante (1/30 @ 6:00 AM ET)
Alavés vs Atl. Madrid (1/30 @ TBD)
Villarreal vs Sociedad (1/30 @ TBD)
Athletic Club vs Rayo Vallecano (1/30 @ TBD)
6. Serie A (Italy)
League Standings (Top 6): 1. Juventus (37 pts); 2. Roma (31 pts); 3. Sassuolo (31 pts); 4. Milan (28 pts); 5. Internazionale (26 pts); 6. Sampdoria (19 pts)
The shock of the weekend was that Juventus tied Fiorentina 2-2. Before this tie Juventus had won 36 consecutive league games. Fiorentina was up 2-0 at one point after goals from Giacinti and an own goal from Gama. The Giacinti goal is one for the books. Cernoia and Caruso were the goal scorers for Juventus.
Roma scored in the 79' to take a 1-0 lead over Napoli FC. The win keeps them in second place and they currently hold a Champions League spot for next year. The win also moves them to within 6 points of Juventus for the top spot in the standings.
Sassuolo and Milan both won their games 4-0 which keeps things interesting at the top of the table. They continue to put Roma under pressure and will make the fight for a Champions League spot interesting.