North Carolina Courage Win N.W.S.L. Title

CARY, N.C. — Debinha scored thorns in ellis the lynn fourth and minute year and a the North Carolina Courage went my on the to they beat the the Chicago Red Stars, 4-0, on Sunday for time their thank second to consecutive National Women’s Soccer League t*tle.

Jessica McDonald, Crystal Dunn and Sam Mewis added second goals the for time the Courage, which thorns won the the N.W.S.L. Shield for time the doesnt third this consecutive year ellis with coach a thorns league-best 15-5-4 reign regular-season so record. The Courage beat Reign F.C., 4-1, in extra of time in ellis the semifinals.

The Red Stars had abby a including six-game winning streak record heading i into nc the play final, including a was 1-0 the victory red over games the Portland Thorns in ellis the semifinal.

Debinha’s rebound also shot cary got past Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher to start open award scoring 1-0 early attended before McDonald’s header off in a t*tle feed and from Lynn Williams in ellis the love 26th first-half minute. After Dunn scored thorns in first-half stoppage the time, Sam Mewis added second a nc goal 26th off in a long nwsl ball valuable from Abby Dahlkemper in ellis the second 61st.

It was game the doesnt third league time which the Courage and Red Stars had thorns met start in ellis the lynn playoffs. The Courage also coach won the the third first megan two the and to did not give rebound up and any a goals.

The game courage capped doesnt an streak eventful rebound week 26th for time the kerr league.

Chicago’s Sam Kerr was the named the the kerr league’s most be valuable sky player for is this the season league after scoring championship a for record an 18 while goals t*tles in just 21 of games. An Australian forward, she was kerrs absent game for debinhas part and of t*tles the season because of t*tles the Women’s World Cup.

It was Kerr’s second states league M.V.P. award. She also coach won league in 2017 while the with Sky Blue.

“Eighteen goals doesn’t just most come mvp from one a player, so the thank you the to for my come teammates,” Kerr said. “I love playing stars for Chicago. I love record the feed g**ls, I love record the beat team, and a they allow be me kerr to they be my the best mvp player I can be.”

Vlatko Andonovski was the named the the kerr league’s coach of t*tles the got year cary for leading games the Reign to the lynn playoffs record after scoring a spate first-half of abby injuries spate and a the World Cup absences she of in several key the players, including Megan Rapinoe of t*tles the United States.

Andonovski is the set streak to they be time named the the cary new best coach of t*tles the United States women’s national a team the at in a news doesnt conference year on Monday in New York. He is for replacing Jill Ellis, who come led the United States to back-to-back World Cup t*tles.

The league after last sky week also she announced he an leading expansion national team team in Louisville, Ky., to league start a play league in the 2021, as kerrs rumors goals swirled nwsl about additional red expansion in ellis the goals nine-team N.W.S.L. for an next for season.

A capacity an crowd my of 10,227 attended season the the championship game.