North Carolina and Pitt had big edges in shots but both fell before 2,667 fans, the largest crowd for a college game in 2020-21. Read the whole story
"I'm always up for a challenge. I love competing, I love the position I'm in, and I'm enjoying my time here."
-- Christian Pulisic, dismissing speculation he wants to leave Chelsea, where he has been in and out of the starting lineup under new manager Thomas Tuchel, who has led the Blues to the finals of the English FA Cup (Saturday against Leicester City) and UEFA Champions League (two weeks later against Manchester City). (ESPN FC)
Cameron Carter-Vickers, a starter for the USA at two U-20 World Cups, has been loaned out by Tottenham to six clubs. Read the whole story
The NWSL will kick off its regular season this weekend, its latest start ever. The playoffs won't end until the weekend before Thanksgiving. Read the whole story
Gotham FC. Sodam Lee, South Korea (Hyundai Steel).
Kansas City. Mariana Larroquette, Argentina (Lyn, Norway), Chloe Logarzo, Australia (Bristol City, England), Jessica Silva, Portugal (Lyon, France).
Racing Louisville. Gemma Bonner, England (Man. City), Freja Olofsson, Sweden (Orebro), Ebony Salmon, England (Bristol City).
NC Courage. Angharad James, Wales (Reading, England), Diane Caldwell, Ireland (Sand, Germany).
Portland. Natalia Kuikka, Finland (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC, Sweden).
OL Reign. Angelina, Brazil (Palmeiras), Karen Bardsley, England (Man. City, loan), Sarah Bouhaddi, France (Lyon, loan), Dzsenifer Marozsan, Germany (Lyon, France, loan), Eugenie Le Sommer, France (Lyon, loan).
Washington. Julia Roddar, Sweden (Kopparbergs/Goteborg FC), Saori Takarada, Japan (Cerezo Osaka Sakai Ladies).
Note: Chicago, Houston and Orlando haven't signed any foreign imports.
A hat trick by the 21-year-old Spaniard in newly crowned champion Manchester City's 4-3 win over Newcastle included this spectacular "scorpion kick" golazo. Read the whole story
Two Missouri State seniors were repeat selections on the United Soccer Coaches' team of 35 players. Read the whole story
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2. 'She has a skill you can't buy': the making of Chelsea's Emma Hayes By Suzanne Wrack (Guardian)
3. Canadian Premier League delays season due to COVID-19, eyes mid-year start By Frank Pingue (Reuters)