NWSL Week 12: A Tweetstorm Review

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An NWSL Gameday means quality games and quality tweets. Whether they’re updates, gifs, hot takes, or highlights the NWSL and its fans have you covered. Each week we’ll be taking some of the best tweets to review the game, so make sure you’re tweeting you might just find yourself in the next piece.


With a hectic day of games was summed up pretty well here.

Overlapping matches made it hard to catch all the action live and with score updates during games, getting through one without any spoilers from the commentators was nearly impossible.

Washington 0, Seattle 0

To start things off we go to Washington where Aubrey Bledsoe had herself a game and Rose Lavelle made her first start of the season.

In the battle of Rapinoe v Bledsoe, Bledsoe came out on top.

Though Washington had some of the better play throughout the game, they were unable to capitalize and the score ended zero all.  However, with Lavelle walking off with a limp after the match Washington, and possibly the USWNT, may have bigger problems than a draw.

North Carolina 0, Utah 1

Utah traveled to Wakemed Soccer Park and put an end to the Courage’s winning streak.

Brittany Ratcliffe waited until the last minute to collect a free kick, turn and fire in a stunner to give Utah the win.

Chicago 1, Portland 1

Chicago and Portland started with the announcement of players being out of the lineup due to impending trades.

As far as announcing is concerned, Charles is still waiting for them to read his piece. As a public service announcement it is ok to say a player isn’t doing well, or made a poor pass.

Chicago were first to score off a rebound from a PK, but were unable to hold the lead very long with Portland scoring just minutes later.

Horan had the goal for the Thorns, but after collecting her fifth yellow card of the season she’ll have to sit out in their next match.

New Jersey 2, Orlando 3

If the lack of goals in the earlier matches had you down, New Jersey and Orlando had you covered, albeit mostly due to questionable defense from both teams.