All-Teen US Open Final + WSL, NWSL and WNBA Action
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The 2021 US Open has been SO MUCH FUN TO WATCH! Especially with young up and coming athletes like Leylah Fernandez and Emma Raducanu performing so well under the pressure.
BUT the finals are here and there can only be one winner in this underdog story. This has been a breakthrough run for both players and either outcome is awesome but of course, I’m rooting for Fernandez (duhhhh go Canada).
This will be the first ever major final between unseeded players in US Open HISTORY and I’m here for it. But it’ll be a tough match and both athletes will have to bring their A-game on Sunday. I also think it’ll be pretty unpredictable. With both players having such little experience on the grand stage, anything can happen.
(FUN FACT… Fernandez, who turned 19 on Monday, is now the second Canadian teenager in the last three years to make it into the US Open final, joining 2019 champion Bianca Andreescu.)
Super League Triathlon
The Super League Triathlon has arrived and is landing in Munich on Sunday! Legends have been made at Olympiapark and the stars of Super League will have the chance to add their names to that list.
So basically, the Super League Triathlon Championship Series contains four races and sees athletes earn points towards the overall leaderboard. AND at the end of each season, the leaderboard decides the Super League Triathlon Championship Series winners.
This triathlon seldom fails to deliver spectacular results and I’ll be sure to keep my eye on Jessica Learmonth, who claimed a brilliant victory last week in London. ALSO the Super League is introducing a new team franchise format this year (consisting of four men and four women) and it should be a lot of fun to watch!
Check out this stop in the Super League Triathlon Series, Sunday at 8am ET on CBC Sports!
Barclays FA Women’s Super League
The Women’s Super League debuted it’s season last week and it certainly delivered! If anyone needed convincing of the WSL’s entertainment value, they only needed to tune in to Arsenal vs. Chelsea last Sunday as the league’s two most successful clubs went head-to-head on the opening weekend.
One milestone that absolutely cannot go unmentioned is Vivanne Miedema reaching her 100th Arsenal goal in 110 games! AND with the men’s team performing soooo poorly (sorry not sorry), Arsenal fans are now calling for Miedema to be given a chance in the men’s team as Mikel Arteta searches for solutions to his side’s poor start to the Premier League season.
The weekend game schedule:
West Ham United vs. Aston Villa - Saturday at 6:30am ET
Chelsea vs. Everton - Sunday at 7:30am ET
Leicester City vs. Man Utd - Sunday at 9am ET
Birmingham City vs. Brighton & Hove Albion - Sunday at 9am ET
Reading vs. Arsenal - Sunday at 9am ET
Man City vs. Tottenham - Sunday at 1:45pm ET
Check out this weekend’s WSL lineup, Saturday and Sunday on Sportsnet!
Another weekend, another lineup of exciting NWSL games. AND it’s official, the Portland Thorns will host this year’s NWSL Championship at Providence Park.
And speaking of the first place team, the Thorns will have had just under two weeks without a match when they take the field against the second place North Carolina Courage on Sunday afternoon. This could be a chance for the Courage to tie things up at the top and shake up the standings a little bit.
I also want to mention… Last Sunday’s game between Orlando Pride and Houston Dash saw the largest regular season audience for an NWSL game on CBS at 442,000 viewers on average! This is a really big deal. It’s amazing to see how drawn people are to the women’s game in North America and how much potential it has for growth. Keep it up people!
NWSL games the weekend:
Houston Dash vs. Chicago Red Stars - Friday at 8:30pm ET
Orlando Pride vs. Racing Louisville - Saturday at 7pm ET
North Carolina Courage vs. Portland Thorns - Sunday at 3pm ET
Washington Spirit vs. OL Reign - Sunday at 5pm ET
The end of the 2021 WNBA season is fast approaching, with all but two playoff spots locked up.
The field might be set but there’s still a lot to be determined in the final days of the year. FOR EXAMPLE, a number of seeding battles may have a major impact on which team takes home this year's title.
Here are some thoughts I have going into the weekend 👉
Should the Sun be clear title favourites? Will Seattle be able to regain its title form? Which team will make the deepest postseason run? AND between Indiana or Atlanta (both out of playoff spots), which team is more likely to impact the playoff race?
WNBA games the weekend:
Atlanta Dream vs. Washington Mystics - Friday at 7pm ET
Indiana Fever vs. Minnesota Lynx - Friday at 8pm ET
New York Liberty vs. Dallas Wings - Saturday at 8pn ET
Connecticut Sun vs. Phoenix Mercury - Saturday at 10pm ET
Washington Mystics vs. Chicago Sky - Sunday at 3pm ET
Indiana Fever vs. Minnesota Lynx - Sunday at 7pm ET
Seattle Storm vs. Los Angeles Sparks - Sunday at 9pm ET
With just over a week to go until the regular season comes to a close, you’re not going to want to take your eyes off of the screen.
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