UWS National Championship Preview

25 Jul 2021
United Women's Soccer UWS national pro-am league 2021 UWS National Championship Round Rock Texas Santa Clarita Blue Heat San Antonio Athenians Connecticut Fusion Midwest United FC Austin Elite TX

CT Fusion, SC Blue Heat meet with title on the line 

Round Rock, TX — The matchup for the biggest game on the United Women’s Soccer schedule is set. After victories in Friday’s semifinals, SC Blue Heat and CT Fusion advanced to play in the UWS National Championship Tournament final on Sunday. 

UWS National Championship Game: SC Blue Heat vs CT Fusion 

— Time: Sunday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m. CT

— Venue: Round Rock Multipurpose Complex (Round Rock, TX) 

Match Details 

— Tickets available HERE via Passage, the official ticketing partner of UWS 

— Stream the match live HERE via Eleven Sports, the official streaming partner of UWS 

Newcomers to the UWS national scene CT Fusion will clash with a side with plenty of experience on this stage in SC Blue Heat on Sunday for the ultimate prize in North American pro-am soccer. SC Blue Heat, who qualified out of the West Conference, won the inaugural UWS national title back in 2016 and finished as the runner-up in 2017. They’ll have their sights set on claiming a second title. For CT Fusion, this is their first trip to the UWS National Championship Tournament, having earned their bid by winning the East Conference. 

CT Fusion and SC Blue Heat have both demonstrated the kind of excellence necessary in all phases of the game to win a title. CT Fusion scored 11 more goals than any other side in the East Conference during the regular season and demonstrated shut-down defense in the postseason, with two clean sheets and just one goal conceded in three games. SC Blue Heat exploded for four goals against SA Athenians in the national semifinals, and had 16 goals to show for six regular season games in the West Conference. They’ve also conceded only four goals in seven games between the regular season and the postseason. 

CT Fusion statistical leaders (regular season only): 

Goals: Tiffany Weimer (8)

Assists: Cara Jordan (4)

Saves: Alessandra Augur (35)

Minutes Played: Brenna Brown (777) 

SC Blue Heat statistical leaders (regular season only): 

Goals: Angeles Escobar (4) 

Assists: Yujie Zhao and Alyssa Thompson (2) 

Saves: Brooke Littman (5) 

Minutes Played: Iris Rabot (270) 

How CT Fusion got here: 

— East Conference regular season record: 5 wins, 2 losses, 3 draws 

— East Conference semifinals: CT Fusion 2, Syracuse DA 0 

— East Conference finals: CT Fusion 2, FC Buffalo 0 

— National semifinals: CT Fusion 2, Midwest United 1 

How SC Blue Heat got here: 

— West Conference regular season record: 4 wins, 0 losses, 2 draws 

— National semifinals: SC Blue Heat 4, SA Athenians 0 

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