With three tournaments coming to a close in the U.S., U.K. and Spain, it’s been a whirlwind 48 hours for women’s soccer and a thrilling end to the season, especially if you’re rooting for everybody gay. Keep reading for highlights of all our favorite out players and what to expect from the Champions League finals.
The NWSL pulled off its second Challenge Cup with the Portland Thorns narrowly winning out over Gotham FC in a 6-5 penalty shootout. For her remarkable saves, Thorns goalkeeper Adrianna Franch won the Budweiser Player of the Match honors, and teammate Meghan Klingenberg drank to that.
Chelsea made history this year by becoming the first club ever to see both its women’s and men’s sides reach the Champions League finals. While the men’s results are still TBD, reigning champs Chelsea Women smashed through their match against Reading 5-0. Teammates and girlfriends Magdalena Eriksson and Pernille Harder celebrated on social media. Sam Kerr took home the Golden Boot award for her incredible 21 goals in 22 games this season — and, not for nothing, this is Sam’s 6th Golden Boot in five years across three different leagues!
FC Barcelona Femení took home their sixth La Liga title after beating Granadilla 1-0 on Sunday morning. Defender and 3rd captain, Marta Torrejón, celebrated her 300th match with Barça. María León, the first player in the Spanish league to speak publicly about her sexuality, also celebrated her team’s win with a big splash in Tenerife.
Catch the reigning division champs, Chelsea and Barcelona, facing off next Sunday, May 16th, for the UEFA Women’s Champions League title! Meanwhile in the U.S., NWSL regular season is set to begin next Saturday the 15th with Kansas City taking on Louisville.