The MLS scoring pace slowed down considerably in Week 9. Chicago and Columbus played twice and suffered shutout losses in both games. Read the whole story
"With Olivia, I've seen sessions where she's middle of the pack. I've seen her where she's near the bottom, but there are a couple sessions where she's in the top five with decision-making, solving
pressure, movement and creating space. But training is one thing. She's got to face that in games as well."
-- Portland Thorns head coach Mark Parsons on Olivia Moultrie, the 13-year-old player who turned pro, signing a multi-year contract with Nike worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, and moved from her home in Southern California to Portland, where she has been training with the Thorns. She played for the Thorns in preseason but is not expected to sign an NWSL contract with them any time soon. (Yahoo Sports)
Among USL Championship Goals of the Week: This one from the 20-year-old Frenchman, who started his first MLS game four days later. Read the whole story