With the exception of one game, the 2019 NWSL season will step aside for an international break after the Chicago Red Stars and Portland Thorns conclude this week's schedule (ESPNEWS, 3 p.m. ET Sunday) in a showdown between teams currently occupying first and second place.
While many of the league's players will stay busy in the interim with the U.S. national team's Victory Tour, Euro 2021 qualifying or the U-23 Nordic Tournament in England, the break is one last pause in the stretch run. By the...
Matildas defender Clare Polkinghorne's stint with American club Houston Dash is over with the veteran returning to Australia for personal reasons.
The Dash announced on Thursday that the 30-year-old had been granted an immediate release due to "personal family reasons."
Capped 118 times by Australia, Polkinghorne has been with the National Women's Soccer League club since June 2018 and has been an ever-present this season either side of this year's Women's World Cup in France.