Olympique Lyonnais are the #WICC2022 Champions!
Olympique Lyonnais (OL) are the #WICC2022 champions after a comprehensive 4-0 win over C.F. Monterrey on Saturday night at Providence Park. Lindsay Horan capped off her emotional return to Portland by being named Player of Tournament, scoring three goals, including two in the finals.
OL has appeared in the finals of every WICC and are the first team to win mutliple titels, previously winning in 2019.
WICC Finals Doubleheader - August 20th
Horan (39' P, 43') Daritz (53') Bruun (64')
2022 Women’s International Champions Cup Overview
The Women’s International Champions Cup #WICC2022 returns this summer and will again feature four trophy-winning teams that represent the best that women’s club soccer has to offer.
The four participants have each qualified for the WICC by winning championships in their 2021-22 tournaments, competitions, and leagues.
•The 2021 WICC defending champions, Portland Thorns, qualified as winners of the 2021 NWSL Shield and 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup.
•Olympique Lyonnais, 2019 WICC champions, qualified as winners of the 2022 UEFA Women’s Champions League and 2021-22 D1 Féminine
•C.F. Monterrey will be the first team from Mexico to compete in the WICC, having qualified as the Torneo Grita México Apertura 2021 champions.
•Chelsea FC Women’s will also make their first WICC appearance, qualified as winners of both the 2021-22 FA Women’s Super League and 2022 Women’s FA Cup.
The tournament will take place from August 17-20, 2022, at Providence Park, the home of the Portland Thorns. The tournament consists of four matches played as two doubleheaders. Kicking things off on August 17th, Olympique Lyonnais will face off against Chelsea FC Women’s in an all-European clash followed by an all-North American battle between the Portland Thorns and C.F. Monterrey. This will set the stage for the championship on August 20th, where the winners from the semifinal doubleheader will meet to determine who will be crowned 2022 WICC Champions.
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WICC Semifinal Doubleheader - August 17th
(PENS: 2), Marissa Everett (5')
(PENS: 3), Diana Garcia (68')
(PENS: 4), Lindsey Horan (76'), Signe Bruun (88')
(PENS: 3), Sam Kerr (8'), Lauren James (55')
No team in American women’s soccer has the history that the Portland Thorns can boast, and that was the case even before the NWSL powerhouse swept up two of the last three league trophies.
The Thorns stand alone in the NWSL, as the only club to win the League Championship (2013, 2017), the Shield (2016, 2021), Fall Series (2020), Challenge Cup (2021) & the WICC (2021). They will look to add to that trophy case when they compete in the Women’s International Champions Cup this summer.
The Thorns have a talented roster that includes Canadian legend Christine Sinclair and American rising star Olivia Moultrie.
The most successful women’s club soccer team in history, Olympique Lyonnais, will make its triumphant return to the United States this summer and bring an unmatched resume and star-studded squad.
Olympique Lyonnais won its sixth UEFA Women’s Champions League title in the last seven years, reaffirming its image as the gold standard of women’s soccer on the European continent. The French giants have competed in ever Women’s International Champions Cup (2018,2019, 2021) and aim to add a second championship to the one they won in 2019 when they defeated the North Carolina Courage.
Founded in 2017 and representing Guadalupe, Nuevo León, Monterrey has established itself as a championship-winning team in Liga MX Femenil. The team claimed their second title, winning the Torneo Grita México Apertura 2021, defeating cross-town rivals Tigres UANL in the final. In 2019, the team finished at the top of the league and earned the Apertura title after a dominating season with 16 wins and just two losses.
The Rayadas are led by 24-year-old captain Rebeca Bernal, who’s represented the club since its inception in 2017, registering 30 goals in 126 appearances. She’ll lead Monterrey into Portland as they make their first-ever appearance in the Women’s International Champions Cup.
Chelsea FC Women’s will arrive at the 2022 WICC coming off a record-breaking season in which it became the first team ever to win three-straight WSL titles.
Manager Emma Hayes’ efforts this season resulted in her third successive Manager of the Year award as her side won 18 of 22 league fixtures, including a 13-match unbeaten streak. On the pitch, the most successful squad in England is led by Australian forward Sam Kerr, whose 20 goals in league play awarded her the title of England’s top player, in addition to winning “Goal of the Season” with her terrific strike against Manchester United on the final matchday.
This will be the first occasion in which Chelsea brings its star-studded team to the United States when it competes in the 2022 WICC. England’s top team will compete against the top clubs in the world, seeking the title of “world champion.”