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Beyond Texas

Today’s the day: NWSL is back. Courage v Thorns at 11:30 on big CBS, Chicago v Washington tonight at 9PM.

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Supporters

And there it is:

The NWSL will be the first American professional sports league to return when they begin competitive matches at the end of June.

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Fandom

Some interesting details – and some tough unanswered questions – on NWSL’s possible return to the field in July. The argument that the league’s smaller size and more modest attendances can help them pull this off is a compelling one.

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Stoppage Time

Stoppage Time 10/12/19

Keeping Central Texans up-to-date on all the soccer news that’s fit to link to.

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Farewell to DaMarcus Beasley: a US star with no interest in the limelight. DMB is such a good guy; looking forward to see what else he’ll do to grow the game in the US.

Tim Howard is coming to Austin:

The former Blues goalkeeper will be making a first appearance in his new role [as the Club’s first International Ambassador in the US]

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Around Texas

Road Report: North Carolina Courage at Houston Dash

On Saturday Chris G. road-tripped to Houston to watch the North Carolina Courage take on the Houston Dash in a regular-season NWSL match.

I try to get over to Houston at least once a year to catch an NWSL game, though I missed last season, with Hurricane Harvey screwing up the last few games of their schedule (among many more serious effects, of course).

The Dash front office contacted me earlier in the week and offered a stadium tour prior … Read the rest “Road Report: North Carolina Courage at Houston Dash”