Last Week around the Leagues
by Fran Stuchbury
January 5, 2021 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL)
This past week the National Women's Soccer League's Chicago Red Stars acquired forward Mallory Pugh from Sky Blue FC for three first round draft picks, Aberdeen Wings head coach Scott Langer became the winningest coach in the North American Hockey League with his 603rd victory, and Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Johnny Manziel announced he will play in the Fan Controlled Football League. Highlights from this week are from National Women's Soccer League, Major League Soccer, ECHL, North American Hockey League, XFL, Fan Controlled Football League, NBA G League, Women's National Basketball Association, Premier Lacrosse League and Major League Lacrosse.
National Women's Soccer League
The Chicago Red Stars have acquired forward Mallory Pugh and midfielder Sarah Killion Woldmoe from Sky Blue FC in exchange for the fourth and eighth overall selections in the 2021 NWSL Draft, a conditional first round pick in the 2022 NWSL Draft and an international slot for 2021 and 2022. At 22 years old, Pugh has made 63 senior appearances for the United States Women's National Team, with 13 goals and 17 assists for her country.
Major League Soccer
Best Celebrations of 2020.
American Hockey League
ECHL Plays of the Week
Federal Prospects Hockey League
The Federal Prospects Hockey League is announcing a change in its start date for the 2021 regular season. The FPHL and its member clubs are now looking forward to a February 3rd start to the regular season. This will be preceded by "The Empire Showcase" in late January. The Empire Showcase will be a series of pre-season games between the two New York teams (Watertown Wolves and Elmira Enforcers) to prepare for the new season.
North American Hockey League
Aberdeen Wings head coach Scott Langer became the North American Hockey League's (NAHL) winningest coach following a 3-1 win over the Bismarck Bobcats. The win marked his 603rd victory during his 17-year coaching career in the NAHL. He boasts an overall record of 603-241-81, surpassing the previous record set by Tony Curtale.
NAHL Plays of the Year... so far.
Here's to 2021. Thank you for making memories with us during the 2020 Season
Fan Controlled Football League
Undisputed Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless : on Johnny Manziel to playing in Fan Controlled Football league
NBA G League
Ignite power forward Isiah Todd - Part One
Ignite power forward Isiah Todd - Part Two
Women's National Basketball Association
Take a look back at the top plays from the historic 2020 WNBA season.
National Lacrosse League
The Georgia Swarm announced they have signed forward and 2020 NLL MVP Shayne Jackson to a two-year contract, extending him through the 2021-22 NLL season. Jackson, 30, became the Swarm's second MVP winner, joining Lyle Thompson in that exclusive club. He started off his most recent NLL campaign with a hat trick in seven consecutive games and finished with 73 points (31G, 42A), 65 loose balls, and 20.8 S% in the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 season.
Premier Lacrosse League
End of 2020 Recap - State of the League
Chrome attack Jordan Wolf 2020 Highlights
Major League Lacrosse
MLL Cofounder Jake Steinfeld shares memories of the MLL and his hopes for the game of Lacrosse
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National Women's Soccer League Stories from January 5, 2021
- Sky Blue FC Signs South Korean National Team Midfielder Sodam Lee - Sky Blue FC
- OL Reign Signs Brazilian Youth International Angelina Through 2023 - OL Reign
- Orlando Pride Re-Signs Hometown Defender Carrie Lawrence - Orlando Pride
- Rylee Baisden and Havana Solaun Ink Contracts Following Stellar Fall Series Performances - North Carolina Courage
- Last Week around the Leagues - OSC Original by Fran Stuchbury
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