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NJ/NY Gotham FC Falls to Portland Thorns 6-5 on Penalty Kick in Challenge Cup Final

NWSL NJ/NY Gotham FC May 8, 2021 - PORTLAND, Ore. - NJ/NY Gotham FC fell to the Portland Thorns in the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup Championship on Saturday, May 8, in Portland, after losing 6-5 on penalties. With no extra time per Challenge Cup rules, regulation goals by both team captains, Carli Lloyd and Christine Sinclair, sent the match to penalty kicks where a sudden death strike proved to be the ultimate winner for Portland. The Final started with the Portland Thorns on the scoreboard early. All-time goal scorer and Canadian international, Christine Sinc... Full Story

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Defender Deneisha Blackwood Named to the Jamaican Women's National Team Provisional Roster for 2021 WNT Summer Series

NWSL Houston Dash May 7, 2021 - Houston Dash defender Deneisha Blackwood was named to the Jamaican Women's National Team provisional roster for the 2021 WNT Summer Series, the Jamaican Football Federation announced today. Blackwood and the Reggae Girlz are set to open the summer series at BBVA Stadium on June 10 when they take on Nigeria at 4:30 p.m. CT. Jamaica will then face the U.S. Women's National Team on June 13 at 9:00 p.m. CT in the Dash's home stadium. Blackwood, 24, was acquired by Houston on January 26, 2021 as a free agent. The defender m... Full Story

NJ/NY Gotham FC Readies for NWSL Challenge Cup Championship against Portland Thorns

NWSL NJ/NY Gotham FC May 7, 2021 - HARRISON, N.J. - NJ/NY Gotham FC will face the Portland Thorns in the Championship game of the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup presented by Secret Deodorant, at Providence Park, this Saturday, May 8. The final will air live on CBS and Twitch (international) with kickoff set for 1:00 p.m. ET. Gotham FC guaranteed their place in the Championship this past Sunday, after drawing at home against expansion side Racing Louisville FC in a game that matched their previous result against the Washington Spirit. Unlike their first two Challe... Full Story

Konya Plummer Called up by the Jamaican National Team

NWSL Orlando Pride May 7, 2021 - The Jamaica Senior Women's National Football team will play two International Friendlies in the United States as part U.S. Soccer 2021 WNT Summer Series Presented by AT&T 5G. On June 10, the Reggae Girls will tackle Nigeria and on June 13, they will play World Champions and host, the United States of America. Both games will be played at the BBVA stadium in Houston, Texas. Portugal will also take part in the four-team event. The games will be the first for Jamaica since they participated in Concacaf Olympic qualifiers... Full Story

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Carli Lloyd of NJ/NY Gotham FC (center) battles Crystal Dunn (left) and Kelli Hubly of the Portland Thorns
Carli Lloyd of NJ/NY Gotham FC (center) battles Crystal Dunn (left) and Kelli Hubly of the Portland Thorns
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Angel City - Los Angeles, California
Chicago Red Stars - Chicago, Illinois
Houston Dash - Houston, Texas
Kansas City - Kansas City, Missouri
NJ/NY Gotham FC - Harrison, New Jersey
North Carolina Courage - Cary, North Carolina
OL Reign - Tacoma, Washington
Orlando Pride - Orlando, Florida
Portland Thorns FC - Portland, Oregon
Racing Louisville FC - Louisville, Kentucky
Washington Spirit - Washington, District of Columbia
Sacramento * - Sacramento, California
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