The United States Women’s National Soccer Team has been one of the most dominant throughout history. They have won four Women’s World Cups and four Olympic gold nedals since 1991. Remember, these tournaments only happen every four years. However, a professional women’s soccer league had never caught on in the states until the USA NWSL Women was founded in 2012.
USA NWSL Women’s history
The year 1995 saw the first professional women’s soccer leagues in the United States. The first official league would be called USL W-League but would break into another separate league called W-League. Both fell to the amateur level in 2000 with the formation of WUSA.
The WUSA was formed off the hype of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team winning the World Cup in 1999. After three seasons as the women’s soccer top league, the league folded due to financial issues. In 2008 WPS was announced as the new professional women’s soccer league, but it also fell through after just three seasons.
In 2012 NWSL was founded, bringing in some of the teams from the WPS. The league initially started with just eight teams, but due to the league’s success, they have expanded to 12 teams as of 2022. Three trophies can be won for any NWSL team by ending the season with the most points, winning a playoff between the top six teams, and a league cup tournament.
How USA NWSL Women Championship Odds Work
Betting on the NWSL is a great place to bet on soccer. Over the last few years, the league has expanded in many different ways, from MLS teams forming there on women’s teams or even European teams investing money into the league.
On top of that, many of the top players on the United States national team play for teams within the NWSL, further legitimizing the new league.
The soccer odds of the NWSL are similar to other soccer leagues worldwide. BetUS makes it easy to bet on weekly matchups, picking the moneyline and over-under on goals within a game. Each match or team has different odds throughout the year, choosing the best one for you.
USA NWSL Women Betting Strategy
Placing an NWSL soccer bet can be made uncomplicated through BetUS, but knowing the right bet is challenging.
With the league being so young and fairly even throughout its existence, it is hard to pick a clear favorite to bet on every year. The soccer lines can be pretty fluid, changing regularly, primarily based on team success during the season. However, due to the amount of United States national team players in the league, and those players being some of the best in the world, a team with more players on the national roster tends to be a safe bet.
USA NWSL Women Prop Bets
Weekly NWSL soccer spreads can often be some of the most straightforward bets, but prop bets can also be an exciting challenge. Betting on how many goals or assists a player will have in a game or throughout the season can expand a better knowledge of the league.
Betting specific players to score on a game-to-game basis can be difficult, as each game is very different. It may be easier to bet on a player to lead the league in goals or goals plus assists. Often if you see who is the top scorer for the national team, that helps you figure out who may end up having a good NWSL season. Due to the three trophies that can be won in an NWSL season, betting on the top goal scorer in each competition is another prob bet option.
Most Important USA NWSL Women Teams
The NWSL has had eight seasons, after the 2013 inaugural season, with the 2020 seasons being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Two teams have set themselves apart.
The North Carolina Courage, from 2017 to 2019, were one of the best teams. They won back-to-back NWSL Championships (the playoff tournament after the season) in 2018 and 2019, being runners-up in 2017. In these years, they also won three straight NWSL Shields (awarded to the point leader at the end of the season). They have six trophies by winning the 2022 Challenge League championship, an annual cup tournament.
The Portland Thorns FC have been the most consistent franchise. They won the first NWSL Championships in 2013, then again in 2017, and the NWSL Shield in 2016 and 2021. Thorns FC won two other cup competitions, winning the Challenge League championship in 2021 and a one-off tournament in 2020 due to the cancellation of that season called the Community Shield.
The Panthers and Thorns FC lead the NWSL in total trophies among all competitions, with six each.
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