Thorns hold off Pride in NWSL instant classic (1:57)
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7dMatt Eisenberg

What's next for the USWNT? NWSL is in full swing

Can the NWSL capitalize on the USWNT's World Cup win? Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and the U.S. women will return to the women's pro league soon.

Best of Alex Morgan for the NWSL's Orlando Pride (0:58)
Megan Rapinoe's top goals and skills for Reign FC (1:03)
USWNT star Tobin Heath's best goals for Portland Thorns (1:12)
NWSL Week 12 highlights (2:46)
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15dGraham Hays

NWSL, ESPN reach deal to air 14 games in '19

ESPN reached a deal with the NWSL in which it will televise 14 games this season -- 11 regular-season games and all three playoff games.

NWSL Week 2 highlights (2:38)
NWSL Week 1 Roundup (2:48)
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121dLiam Twomey

Hayes: England tops U.S. for women's game

England has overtaken the United States as the best place in the world to play women's football, according to Chelsea manager Emma Hayes.

Sydney Leroux talks about training while pregnant (1:47)
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163dESPN

Houston Dash waive Banyana's Kgatlana and Motlhalo

The Houston Dash have waived the rights to two South African players, Thembi Kgatlana and Linda Motlhalo, the NWSL side announced on Tuesday.

Markgraf: This is the best United States team ever (3:37)
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254dKweséESPN staff

Dash duo headline SA squad for women's Afcon

South Africa coach Des Ellis has named her final squad for the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations, as the team goes in search of a place in France.

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290dKweséESPN staff

Houston Dash extend contracts for Banyana duo

National Women's Soccer League side Houston Dash have extended the contracts of South African duo Linda Motlhalo and Thembi Kgatlana to next season.

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311dNick Said

Banyana's road to the World Cup starts now

South Africa's road to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup starts on Wednesday when they play their opening match of the COSAFA Women's Championship.

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312dKweséESPN staff

SA's Van Wyk announces Houston Dash departure

South Africa team captain Janine van Wyk has seemingly announced the end of her tenure with National Women's Soccer League side Houston Dash.

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325dAAP

Matildas' Raso fractures back in NWSL

Matildas star Hayley Raso could miss a mooted friendly showdown with England after fracturing her back in a National Women's Soccer League game.

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330dESPN

Wildfires force extra breaks in Thorns' victory

The Portland Thorns' victory over Sky Blue FC on Wednesday was interrupted four times as players were given breaks because of poor air quality.

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372dNick Said

Kgatlana scores maiden goal as Dash beat Pride

South Africa's Thembi Kgatlana netted her maiden goal for the Houston Dash as they beat a star-studded Orlando Pride 3-1 on Wednesday night.