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  • Writer's pictureMcKenzie Fasulo

Titles, Transfers, and Upsets

Updated: May 5, 2022


  • Lynn Williams has been traded to Kansas City. In exchange the Courage got 200K in allocation money, the rights to keeper Katelyn Rowland, and KC's natural first-round pick in the 2023 NWSL Draft.

  • ​Kansas City named Camille Levin as their General Manager. She spent 6 years as a pro soccer player in several different countries. Since retiring her job titles have included Talent Management at WWE and VP of Blueprint Sports & Entertainment.

  • NC Courage signed Brazilian forward Kerolin from Madrid CFF. She signed a three year contract.

  • Gotham FC re-signed defender Caprice Dydasco to a two year deal. Dydasco was the 2021 NWSL defender of the year.

  • Kansas City traded Darian Jenkins to the Orlando Pride. In exchange KC will receive Orlando's natural 2023 second round draft pick, along with 75K in allocation money.

2. FA WSL (England)

League Standings (Top 6)

  • 1. Arsenal (25 pts); 2. Chelsea (21 pts); 3. Tottenham (20 pts); 4. Manchester United (18 pts); 5. Manchester City (16 pts); 6. Reading (16)

Only three WSL games were played over the weekend due to the other games being postponed due to covid.

Arsenal were defeated in league play for the first time since February of 2021. They lost 2-0 to Birmingham City which was a major upset. Birmingham City came into the game bottom of the table with only 1 point. With the win they are now 11th in the table moving them out of relegation for now. Libby Smith got the scoring started in the 3' and Veatriki Sarri doubled it in the 42'.

Man City fans will be happy that both Lucy Bronze and Steph Houghton have finally returned from injury after months of being out. After being tied 0-0 at half they came out and scored 6 goals in the second half to beat Brighton 6-0. Lauren Hemp continues to look like one of the best in the game with this chip.

Reading beat Leicester City 1-0 thanks to a goal from Natasha Dowie in the 11th minute. The win moves Reading into the top 6 in the standings.

Transfer Window:

Aston Villa: Signed Anna Patten on loan from Arsenal.

Brighton: Signed Emma Kullberg and Julia Zigiotti Olme from the Swedish side Häcken.

Chelsea: Signed Alsu Abdullina from Lokomotiv Moscow.

Leicester City: Signed Missy Goodwin from Aston Villa. Signed Freya Gregory on loan from Aston Villa.

Reading: Signed Sanne Troelsgaard Nielsen from FC Rosengård.

Tottenham: Signed Eveliina Summanen from Kristianstads.

West Ham: Signed Emma Snerle from Fortuna Hjørring

Upcoming Games: ​

  • Manchester United vs. Birmingham City (1/15 @ 7 AM ET)

  • Aston Villa vs. Man City (1/15 @ 7:30 AM ET)

  • Everton vs Chelsea (1/16 @ 8 AM ET)

  • Leicester City vs Brighton (1/16 @ 9 AM ET)

  • Arsenal vs. Reading (1/16 @ 9:30 AM ET)

  • Tottenham vs.West Ham (1/16 @ 1:45 PM ET)

3. Division 1 Féminine (France)

League Standings (Top 6):

  • 1. Lyon (33 pts); 2. PSG (30 pts); 3. Paris FC (22 pts); 4. Fleury 91 (21 pts); 5. Montpellier (19 pts); 6. Stade Reims (14 pts)

No league games were played over the weekend but the Coupe de France round of 32 games took place. 5 of the games were determined by penalty kicks. (Teams in bold won)

  • Saint-Étienne vs Montpellier

  • Bordeaux vs Lyon

  • Saint Malo vs Le Havre (won on pks)

  • Strasbourg vs Brest (won on pks)

  • Monaco vs Colomiers

  • Grenoble vs Rodez (won on pks)

  • Albi vs Le Puy

  • Soyaux-Charente vs Orleans

  • Lens vs. Stade Reims

  • Nantes vs Guingamp

  • Lorient vs Paris FC

  • Grand Calais Pascal vs Saint Vit

  • Yzeure vs Toulouse (won on pks)

  • Nice vs Fleury 91

  • Dijon vs PSG (won on pks)

Upcoming Games:

  • Lyon vs Soyaux-Charente (1/14 @ 12:30 PM ET)

  • Guingamp vs Bordeaux (1/15 @ 8:30 AM ET)

  • Paris FC vs Issy FF (1/15 @ 8:30 AM ET)

  • Montpellier vs Saint-Étienne (1/15 @ 8:30 AM ET)

  • Stade Reims vs Fleury 91 (1/15 @ 8:30 AM ET)

  • PSG vs Dijon (1/16 @ 6:45 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. They had to postpone the fixture due to covid right before the break.

Transfer Window:

Eintracht Frankfurt: Signed Sara Doorsoun from Wolfsburg.

Upcoming Games:

  • Wolfsburg vs Potsdam (1/29 @ 8 AM ET)

5. Primera División (Spain)

League Standings (Top 6)

  • 1. Barcelona (48 pts); 2. Sociedad (37 pts); 3. Atl. Madrid (28 pts); 4. Granadilla Tenerife (28 pts); 5. Athletic Club (23 pts), 6. Real Madrid (23 pts)

Barcelona remains undefeated after beating Granadilla Tenerife 7-0. Oshoala made her return from injury and got on the score sheet in the 89'.

Villarreal got a much needed 3-1 win over Alavés.

Transfer Window:

Levante: Signed Mária Korenčiová from AC Milan.

Real Sociedad: Signed Norwegian forward Synne Jensen from Vålerenga.

Upcoming Games:

  • Eibar vs. Levante (1/12 @ 10 AM ET)

  • Villarreal vs. Atl. Madrid (1/12 @ 10 AM ET)

  • Barcelona vs. Sporting Huelva (1/12 @ 11 AM ET)

  • Sevilla vs. Rayo Vallecano (1/12 @ 11 AM ET)

  • Valencia vs. Sociedad (1/12 @ 11:30 AM ET)

  • Alavés vs. Madrid CFF (1/12 @ 12:30 PM ET)

  • Athletic Club vs Real Betis (1/12 @ 1:30 PM ET)

  • Real Madrid vs. Granadilla Tenerife (1/12 @ 2 PM ET)

6. Serie A (Italy)

League Standings (Top 6):

  • 1. Juventus (33 pts); 2. Roma (25 pts); 3. Sassuolo (25 pts); 4. Internazionale (22 pts); 5. Milan (22 pts); 6. Sampdoria (16 pts)

Juventus are Italian Super Cup Champs for the third year running. They defeated AC Milan 2-1 to be crowned champs again. Milan took the lead in the 45+1' to go up right before half. Juventus tied the game in the 50' off of a Milan own goal. The bad news for Milan continued as Codina got a red card in the 54'. Juventus scored the winning goal in the 85'. It was scored by the one and only Cristiana Girelli.

Transfer Window:

AC Milan: Have signed Alia Guagni from Atl. Madrid. Signed Martina Piemonte from Fiorentina.

Fiorentina: Signed Véronica Boquete from AC Milan. Signed Valentina Giacinti on loan from AC Milan.

Napoli: Signed Lana Golob from VCU.

Upcoming Games:

  • Roma vs Empoli (1/15 @ 6:30 AM ET)

  • Sampdoria vs Lazio (1/15 @ 8:30 AM ET)

  • Hellas Verona vs Milan (1/15 @ 8:30 AM ET)

  • Fiorentina vs Sassuolo ( 1/16 @ 6:30 AM ET)

  • Pomigliano vs Juventus (1/16 @ 8:30 AM ET)

  • Internazionale vs Napoli CF (1/16 @ 8:30 AM ET)

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