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  • Writer's pictureMcKenzie Fasulo

Transfers, Fits, & Equal Pay

Good afternoon! Mallory Pugh, Sophia Smith, and Alex Morgan continue to stay hot in league play. The three lead the way in the Golden Boot Race. In Today's newsletter:

  1. NWSL Results

  2. Best Game day fits

  3. Big names are on the move to new clubs

  4. Equal Pay & More

Trivia Question: Which 2 players have scored in every season of the NWSL? A. Christine Sinclair & Alex Morgan B. Jessica McDonald & Sydney Leroux C. Kristie Mewis and Christine Sinclair D. Sydney Leroux and Alex Morgan *Answer at the bottom NWSL

Scores from week 8:

  • Washington Spirit 2-2 Racing Louisville

  • Kansas City 2-2 Chicago Red Stars

  • OL Reign 1-0 Angel City FC

  • Portland Thorns 6-0 Orlando Pride

  • Gotham FC 0-3 San Diego Wave

  • NC Courage 3-4 Houston Dash

Golden Boot Race (Top 4):

  1. Alex Morgan (11)

  2. Sophia Smith (8)

  3. ​​​​​​​Mallory Pugh (6)

  4. Nichelle Prince (5)


  1. San Diego Wave

  2. Portland Thorns

  3. Chicago Red Stars

  4. Houston Dash

  5. OL Reign

  6. ​​​​​​​Angel City FC

  7. Washington Spirit

  8. Gotham FC

  9. Racing Louisville

  10. Kansas City

  11. Orlando Pride

  12. North Carolina Courage

Our Goal of the week: Denise O'Sullivan Rocket

Our Top 5 Fits from Week 8

  • Estelle Johnson

  • Mandy Freeman

  • Trinity Rodman

  • Jorian Baucom

  • Domi Richardson

Transfer News:

  • Lieke Martens signs with PSG through the 2025 season. She previously spent 5 years with Barcelona.

  • Lisa Evans signs with West Ham after spending last season on loan with the Hammers. She was previously at Arsenal.

  • Lucy Bronze signs with Barcelona, despite rumors she was headed to the NWSL. She signed a two-year deal until 2024.

  • Jordyn Huitema leaves PSG to sign with OL Reign. The Canadian signed through the 2023 season with an option to extend.

  • Drew Spence is headed to North London. The long time Chelsea player has signed with Tottenham Hotspur until 2024 with an option to add another year.

  • Lineth Beerensteyn has signed with Juventus until 2024. The Dutch international moves too Juventus from Bayern Munich.

  • Jenni Hermoso leaves Spain as a Barcelona legend and is headed to Mexico. She is joining Club Pachuca Femenil of Liga Mix Femenil.

Could the Bay be getting a NWSL Team?

  • Soccer Legends Brandi Chastain, Leslie Osborne, Danielle Slaton, and Aly Wagner announced they are hoping to bring a team to the Bay Area. The four former players are the faces of the bid, which includes investors in business, sports, tech, and more.

  • The NWSL has no plans for expansion in 2023, but 2024 is a possibility.

The Women's Cup is Set

6 Teams. One Stadium. Racing Louisville is set to host the tournament again this summer.

The Women's cup has announced Tottenham and AC Milan as the final two teams in the competition.

They had previously announced that Racing Louisville, OL Reign, Club América Femenil, and Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza would be taking part in the mini tournament.

The Tournament will take place in Louisville from August 14- August 20.

Equal Pay Around the Globe

Spain and the Netherlands are the most recent National teams to reach equal pay between their women and men's side.

  • The Dutch FA will pay the Women's National team as much as the Men's national team, starting July 1.

  • The Spanish National team announced a 5-year deal that will pay the women and men equal bonuses. The deal includes same % bonuses as the men, image right income, a cut of the sponsorship money, and improved working conditions.

Trivia Answer: C. Kristie Mewis and Christine Sinclair are the only players to have scored a goal in every NWSL season. Sinclair has spent every season with Portland while Mewis has played for 6 different teams.


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