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Challenge Cup final is locked in


The GIST: While men’s soccer was caught up in off-field drama, the women made herstory on the field, as per.

May 03, 2021
Source: NWSL/Twitter
Source: NWSL/Twitter

NWSL: The Challenge Cup final is locked in, with NJ/NY Gotham FC punching their ticket to the finals with a 0–0 draw on Sunday vs. Racing Louisville FC. Gotham will face the West’s first place team, the Portland Thorns, who clinched their spot in the finals back on April 21st after going undefeated in the group stage. 

Football: In yesterday’s Champions League action across the pond, Barcelona topped Paris-Saint Germain 2–1 (3–2 on aggregate) to advance to their second Champs League final. 

  • In the other semi, Chelsea notched a 4–1 (5–3 aggregate) W over Bayern, sending Chelsea to their first-ever Champions League final and making coach Emma Hayes the first woman to coach in the final in 12 years. Big mood.
  • The final match (just one leg in the final!) is set for Sunday, May 16th at 3 p.m. ET. Mark your calendar.