2018 NWSL Championship
When rivals clash, the attack never stops. The two-time champion Thorns feature Tobin Heath—a master of touch and technique—and Christine Sinclair, whose vision and precision on the pitch is legendary. Together they form one of the most feared offenses in the world. The Courage strike back with the deadly speed and skill of Crystal Dunn and Lynn Williams. Dangerous, dominant, and always moving forward, they’ll strike from anywhere.
Midfielder, Portland Thorns
A fiery competitor who uses next-level skills to score when it counts most. Her winning strike in a late-season must-win and an equalizer in the semifinal sealed her place as the Thorns’ heart and soul.
Forward, North Carolina Courage
Speed is dominant. Speed plus skill is deadly. Lynn Williams has both. She gets within striking distance with power, and then finishes with touch—with 14 goals this season to show for it.
Forward, Portland Thorns
Sinclair’s such an icon in Canada, she’s featured on a postage stamp. Maybe it’s because she always delivers. 173 international goals (second all-time), 9 club goals this season, and 7 assists—all of them delivered with perfect vision and touch.
Defender/Forward, North Carolina Courage
How do you defend pace and precision? You don’t. Dunn turns on a dime and leaves defenders on their heels—her four left-foot goals and four right-foot goals proved she’s a threat from anywhere.