NWSL Roundup: Whitehill retires, off to Canada

Cat Whitehill, a member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic gold-medal team, has retired after four seasons with the Boston Breakers for whom she played 61 games and served as player/coach during the second half of the 2013 NWSL season. She will head to Canada, where she will be a color analyst on Fox Sports' coverage of the Women's World Cup.

“With my recent injury, and the fact that I will be missing games while commentating this summer during the World Cup," Whitehill said, "the best thing for me, my family and the Boston Breakers is to step aside.”

Whitehill, who starred at North Carolina, also played three seasons in WPS, two with the Washington Freedom and one with the Atlanta Beat.
“I am going to miss this game so much," she said. "Playing professional soccer has been a dream come true for me, and I am so grateful that I was able to play for as long as I did. It didn't matter the league, WPS, WPSL Elite or the NWSL, it just mattered that I had the opportunity to play the game that I love for a living."

On the international level, Whitehill won 134 caps for the USA and was also a  member of third-place U.S. squads at the 2003 and 2007 Women’s World Cup.
Player of the Week

Houston Dash goalkeeper Bianca Henninger was voted the Player of the Week after she recorded her second shutout of the 2015 NWSL season on Saturday night, a 1-0 win at Portland Thorns FC. The former Santa Clara star had eight saves.

This Week

NWSL, Week 8 Schedule:
Washington vs. Portland
Boston vs. FC Kansas City
Seattle vs. Chicago
Sky Blue FC vs. Houston

NWSL Standings:
14 Chicago 4-0-2 13/7
10 FC Kansas City 3-3-1 6/6
9 Washington 3-3-0 10/10
8 Portland 2-2-2 9/7
8 Houston 2-2-2 8/8
7 Seattle 2-2-1 11/7
7 WNY Flash 2-3-1 7/10
7 Boston 2-3-1 7/13
6 Sky Blue FC 1-3-3 5/8

NWSL Leading Scorers:
5 Sofia Huerta (Chicago)
5 Crystal Dunn (Washington)
4 Christine Nairn (Washington)
4 Christen Press (Chicago)
4 Allie Long (Portland)
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