Top Six Goals At The NWSL Fall Series

The NWSL Fall Series has concluded but throughout the 18 game series, we saw some incredible goals. There were a total of 58 goals scored during the Fall Series alone, with only one match ending scoreless.

I took a look back at some of the best goals of the Fall Series below:

Rocky Rodriguez against OL Reign

Off of a beautiful cross from Simone Charley, Rodriguez was able to perfectly strike a volley from the penalty spot. The Costa Rican international was able to hit the ball with authority past OL Reign goalkeeper, Michelle Betos. That goal was also Rodriguez’s first as a Portland Thorns after joining the team in the offseason.

Debinha against the Houston Dash

Debinha makes an incredible individual effort to get the North Carolina Courage on the board in this one. The midfielder takes a great first touch, nutmegs a Dash defender, and then sends an absolute rocket from outside the box past the keeper. The ball was placed perfectly right into the upper corner with power, giving the keeper no chance at a save.

Leah Pruitt against the Houston Dash

Pruitt got her first minutes and goal as an OL Reign player in the Fall Series. Off of a short pass from Bethany Balcer, the forward was able to send a shot off her right foot into the top corner from just outside the box.

Christine Sinclair against OL Reign

Sinclair capped off her hattrick performance with an incredible individual effort. The Canadian international was able to control a bouncing pass, and drive through five Reign defenders to blast the ball into the back of the net.

Kumi Yokoyama against Sky Blue FC

Yokoyama tremendously scored her first NWSL goal. The curling right-footed shot was able to bounce off the post and just past the outstretched hand of the keeper. 

Shea Groom against the Orlando Pride

Shea Groom has been terrific for Houston all season long and this goal was no different. Off of a beautiful cross by Kristie Mewis, a wide-open Groom came crashing through the box to head the ball into the back of the net.