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2018 UWS National Championship Venue Annoucement

07/13/2018, 1:00pm EDT
By Admin

East Lansing Soccer Complex to host 2018 UWS National Championship

METUCHEN, NJ – United Women’s Soccer (UWS) has announced the details for the 2018 UWS National Championship, which will take place on the Weekend of July 21-22.

League officials have named the East Lansing Soccer Complex, located in East Lansing, MI and is the home of the UWS Midwest Conference Regular Season Champions Lansing United, as the host venue for the 2018 UWS National Championship.

The format for the 2018 UWS National Championship will be a four-team, single-elimination tournament that includes each of the four UWS Conference Champions (East, Midwest, Southwest, West). The two National Semifinal matches will be played at 4:30 PM and 7:30 PM (EDT) on Saturday, July 21st. The two Semifinal winners will face off in the 2018 UWS National Championship Game on Sunday, July 22nd at 7:30 PM.

Currently, two of the spots in the four-team field have already been clinched as the Houston Aces won the Southwest Conference title in Week VIII, while Calgary Foothills Women’s FC secured the West Conference title after the completion of play in Week IX. The winner of the Midwest Conference Playoff Final, which will be contested by Lansing United and Grand Rapids FC Women on Saturday, July 14th at the East Lansing Soccer Complex, will occupy the third spot in the UWS National Championship field. The fourth spot in the tournament belongs to the winner of the East Conference Championship Game, which will be played on Tuesday, July 17 and will be hosted by Inferno Rush, as they clinched the East Conference Regular Season title during Week IX. 

Tickets for the 2018 UWS National Championship are priced at $10 for one day or $15 for a two-day pass. 

To purchase tickets for Saturday's Semifinals, click HERE.

To purchase tickets for Sunday's Final, click HERE.

To purchase a Two-Day pass, which gets you in for all three matches, click HERE.

The semifinal matchups as well as live-streaming and other information will be announced closer to the event.

2018 UWS National Championship (East Lansing, MI)

NATIONAL SEMIFINALS: Saturday, July 21. 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM (EDT). Matchups TBD

NATIONAL FINAL: Sunday, July 22. 7:30 PM (EDT) Semifinal winners

About United Women's Soccer:

UWS is a national women’s soccer league sanctioned by U.S. Soccer. UWS is a professionally operated league created for teams that meet high minimum standards. The season runs from May until the end of July, culminating in a National Championship match. The UWS player pool is comprised of college players, aspiring & former professionals and international stars. You can follow UWS on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Media can contact the UWS Communications office by e-mail at UWSPress@gmail.com. You can visit the league’s official website at UWSSoccer.com. Interested team applicants can contact League Commissioner Joe Ferrara, Jr. by e-mail at Joe@UWSSoccer.com.

Week X Preview: UWS Southwest

07/12/2018, 3:15pm EDT
By Admin

HOU look to cap off a perfect regular season

SATURDAY, JULY 14

ASA El Paso vs. HAR FC

6:00 PM MDT – Socorro Stadium (El Paso, TX)

ASA El Paso and HAR FC met back in the first weekend of Southwest Conference matches back on June 3rd and it was HAR FC who scored a 3-2 victory at the Houston Sports Park. Now these two teams will wrap up their respective seasons out in West Texas. It has been a challenging season for ASA, as they’ve dropped their last four matches since defeating FC Austin Elite 5-4 back on June 9th. Last weekend, they conceded 16 goals in two games as they fell 8-1 to FCA and 8-0 to North Texas. But this team has been a much better side at home this year and will hope that a little home cooking, plus a week to recover and work on their defensive shape, will yield them a positive result.

HAR FC put together two performances last weekend that they would be very happy with. On Saturday, they lost to Houston 4-0 but unlike many of the Aces’ opponents this year, they shut it down defensively in the second half and didn’t let the leagues’ highest scoring offense inflate the scoreline. And on Sunday, the team snapped their five-match losing streak with a strong 3-1 victory over a very good FC Austin Elite side. Idalys Rea got HAR FC on the board in the first half and then Kate Edwards and Sophia Manibo each scored within the first 15 minutes of the second half to put the contest away. Salma Ghazal picked up the win in net with a five-save effort and now they will look to finish off the season the way that they started it, by taking a result against ASA El Paso.

Houston Aces vs. North Texas Image

7:00 PM CDT – Houston Sports Park (Houston, TX)

The Southwest Conference Champion Houston Aces found out last week that Calgary Foothills Women’s FC will join them at the UWS National Championship, as Calgary clinched the West with a win over LA Galaxy OC Women. After learning that news, Houston breezed through HAR FC with a 4-0 victory to keep their perfect season alive. This week, they will face a good test that will get them ready for the National semifinals as they take on North Texas Image. When these two teams met back on June 9th, the Aces needed three goals in the second half to put the match away as UWS leading scorer Gisela Arrieta bagged two to ice the game off. Now on their home turf, they will look to put in another confident performance in their preparations for next week’s National Championship.

Ever since their first match against the Aces, North Texas have gone on a nice run by winning four of their last five games, only losing 2-0 to FC Austin Elite. The Image picked up a resounding 8-0 victory over ASA El Paso last week and saw Miah Zuazua get a nod on the Week IX UWS Team of the Week with her three-goal, three-assist performance. Even though the Image have known for a couple weeks that their quest for a Conference crown was cut short due to the Aces’ brilliance this season, they can play a spoiler role in their opponents preparation for the National Championships by traveling down to Houston and coming away with a result. Which, that will be all the motivation that Joe Soliz’s side need to get the job done.

About United Women's Soccer:

UWS is a national women’s soccer league sanctioned by U.S. Soccer. UWS is a professionally operated league created for teams that meet high minimum standards. The season runs from May until the end of July, culminating in a National Championship match. The UWS player pool is comprised of college players, aspiring & former professionals and international stars. You can follow UWS on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Media can contact the UWS Communications office by e-mail at UWSPress@gmail.com. You can visit the league’s official website at UWSSoccer.com. Interested team applicants can contact League Commissioner Joe Ferrara, Jr. by e-mail at Joe@UWSSoccer.com.

Week IX: UWS Team of the Week

07/11/2018, 11:00am EDT
By Admin

Labbé posts conference clinching shutout, Crawford hammers home six goals during key road trip

Metuchen, NJ – As the UWS National Championship draws closer, Week IX confirmed the second of four conference winners as Calgary Foothills Women's FC defeated LA Galaxy OC Women last Friday night to claim the West title. Inferno Rush secured their spot in the East Conference Championship Game by winning two matches in the Western New York region while all the Midwest playoff teams that were in action picked up momentum building wins heading into the postseason.

Calgary Foothills Women's FC picked up a late equalizing goal against Santa Clarita in Week VIII, ensuring that a Week IX win over LA Galaxy OC Women would clinch their first West Conference title. Goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé came up big with an eight-save shutout to help clinch the West Conference crown, winning the UWS Defensive Player of the Week for the second time in 2018 as she also won the award back in Week IV. In the East Conference, the Inferno Rush picked up road wins against the Rochester Lady Lancers and the Western New York Flash to stay atop the conference standings. The teams' scoring load was carried by Haley Crawford, who scored a pair of goals against Rochester and was responsible for all four goals against the Flash, netting her the UWS Offensive Player of the Week award. She becomes the fourth Inferno Rush player to win a UWS Player of the Week award in 2018, joining Tesa McKibben (Week III) in winning the Offensive Player of the Week along with Defensive Player of the Week winners Kelly O'Brien (Week V) and Ashley Chilcoat (Week VIII).

UWS TEAM OF THE WEEK (WEEK IX) 

GK Stephanie Labbé (Calgary Foothills Women's FC) - Earned her fourth shutout of the season with an eight-save performance against LA Galaxy OC Women*

D Kaitlin Loughren (Long Island Rough Riders) - Consistent performer in the Rough Riders back line, helped her side to a victory against Worcester

D Talia White (Calgary Foothills Women's FC) - Was part of a strong defensive performance in the West Conference title-clinching victory against LA Galaxy OC Women

D Chantelle Swaby (New England Mutiny) - Strong presence at center back in the win against New Jersey Copa FC

M Chanel Johnson (Connecticut Fusion) - Set the tone early with a pair of first half goals in a major road victory against Western New York Flash*

M Miah Zuazua (North Texas Image) - Had a match to remember against ASA El Paso by scoring a hat trick and adding a pair of assists

M Brooke Barbuto (Rochester Lady Lancers) - Posted another strong performance in the midfield despite falling to the Inferno Rush^

M Dani Evans (Detroit Sun FC) - Continues to lead UWS in assists after a one-goal, one-assist performance against Fort Wayne^

F Haley Crawford (Inferno Rush) - Scored six goals in a pair of matches in the Inferno Rush's road trip in the Western New York region

F Cindy Lay (Grand Rapids FC Women) - Wrapped up the regular season by scoring a hat trick in a dominant win over Fort Wayne

F Hailey North (Real Salt Lake Women) - Notched a hat trick in an impressive road victory over the Santa Clarita Blue Heat*

HONORABLE MENTION 

D Ashley Chilcoat (Inferno Rush) - Guided the Inferno Rush to a pair of road victories, notched an assist against Rochester

M Emily Jorgens (FC Austin Elite) - Posted a two-goal, four-assist weekend as FC Austin Elite split a pair of matches

F Lauren Wade (So Cal Crush FC) - Netted two goals and assisted on another to help So Cal to their first victory of the season

F Christina Arteaga (FC Austin Elite) - Impressive finish to the campaign with a hat trick in a win over ASA El Paso

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK - Stephanie Labbé (Calgary Foothills Women's FC)

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK - Haley Crawford (Inferno Rush)

* - indicates second appearance on the UWS Team of the Week

^ - indicates third appearance on the UWS Team of the Week

About United Women's Soccer:

UWS is a national women’s soccer league sanctioned by U.S. Soccer. UWS is a professionally operated league created for teams that meet high minimum standards. The season runs from May until the end of July, culminating in a National Championship match. The UWS player pool is comprised of college players, aspiring & former professionals and international stars. You can follow UWS on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Media can contact the UWS Communications office by e-mail at UWSPress@gmail.com. You can visit the league’s official website at UWSSoccer.com. Interested team applicants can contact League Commissioner Joe Ferrara, Jr. by e-mail at Joe@UWSSoccer.com.