Thorns & Courage headed to NWSL final rematch (4:06)
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Banyana's road to the World Cup starts now

South Africa's road to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup starts on Wednesday when they play their opening match of the COSAFA Women's Championship.

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SA's Van Wyk announces Houston Dash departure

South Africa team captain Janine van Wyk has seemingly announced the end of her tenure with National Women's Soccer League side Houston Dash.

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Matildas' Raso fractures back in NWSL

Matildas star Hayley Raso could miss a mooted friendly showdown with England after fracturing her back in a National Women's Soccer League game.

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Wildfires force extra breaks in Thorns' victory

The Portland Thorns' victory over Sky Blue FC on Wednesday was interrupted four times as players were given breaks because of poor air quality.

NWSL Week 20 roundup (3:48)
NWSL week 16 roundup (4:40)
NWSL week 16 roundup (4:54)
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Kgatlana scores maiden goal as Dash beat Pride

South Africa's Thembi Kgatlana netted her maiden goal for the Houston Dash as they beat a star-studded Orlando Pride 3-1 on Wednesday night.

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Sam Kerr sets new NWSL benchmark

Australian national team superstar Sam Kerr achieved a big milestone with a hat trick of goals as Chicago Red Stars beat the hapless Sky Blue FC 3-1

NWSL week 11 and 12 roundup (3:20)
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Van Wyk aims to erase World Cup heartaches

Houston Dash defender Janine van Wyk is preparing for what could be her last chance to qualify for a World Cup with South Africa.

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Van Wyk enjoying senior role at Houston Dash

Houston Dash defender Janine van Wyk feels her second season in the National Women's Soccer League is a success so far, despite middling results.

Van Wyk hopes South Africa will play at World Cup (0:31)
Van Wyk: Women's football needs work in South Africa (0:35)
Van Wyk: Pauw one of the best coaches I've worked with (1:13)
Van Wyk: Motlhalo, Kgatlana to come good (0:52)
NWSL Week 5 roundup (2:34)
NWSL Week 2 roundup (3:07)
NWSL Week 1 roundup (2:35)
New U.S. Soccer president Cordeiro chats with ESPN FC (6:28)
Sam Kerr equals single-season goal record (0:23)