NWSL Season Kicks Off This Weekend with Seven Bruins in League

April 13, 2013

The National Women's Soccer League kicks off its inaugural season this weekend with seven UCLA alumnae on league teams. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Lauren Cheney will participate in the league's first-ever game on Saturday, Apr. 13 when her FC Kansas City squad hosts Portland Thorns FC at 7:35 pm CT.

The league's No. 1 draft pick and 2012 Pac-12 Player of the Year Lauren Barnes and Kristina Larsen.

Two former Bruin teammates will face each other in the Sky Blue FC vs. Western New York Flash contest on Sunday at 6 pm ET. Danesha Adams plays for Sky Blue FC, and McCall Zerboni plays for Western New York.

Olympic gold medalist Sydney Leroux will play in the Saturday 6:30 pm ET contest between the Boston Breakers and Washington Spirit.

All games can be watched via live streaming video. Visit nwlssoccer.com for links to each game.

UCLA's NWSL Players
Danesha Adams - Sky Blue FC
Lauren Barnes - Seattle Reign FC
Zakiya Bywaters - Chicago Red Stars
Lauren Cheney - FC Kansas City
Kristina Larsen - Seattle Reign FC
Sydney Leroux - Boston Breakers
McCall Zerboni - Western New York Flash

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Wisconsin
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Friday, Sep 04
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Sep 06
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Sep 11
at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Sep 13
at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
L, 1 - 3
Thursday, Sep 17
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Friday, Sep 25
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Thursday, Oct 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Oct 04
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 2 - 4
Friday, Oct 09
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 1
Sunday, Oct 11
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
T, 1 - 1 (2OT)
Saturday, Oct 17
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Oct 23
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Oct 25
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Thursday, Oct 29
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 0 - 7
Sunday, Nov 01
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 0 - 2
Friday, Nov 06
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 2