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Beverly Yanez of Seattle Reign.

The Chronicles of Nairnia: Beverly Yanez

The Chronicles of Nairnia is a series of interviews by Christine Nairn, midfielder for the Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Join Nair...
  • Debinha celebrates after scoring. (Shane Lardinois)
    Debinha celebrates after scoring.
  • McCall Zerboni of the North Carolina Courage. (Shane Lardinois)
    McCall Zerboni of the North Carolina Courage.
  • McCall Zerboni on the move. (Shane Lardinois)
    McCall Zerboni on the move.
  • Kailen Sheridan eyes the save. (Shane Lardinois)
    Kailen Sheridan eyes the save.
  • Sky Blue FC pregame huddle. (Shane Lardinois)
    Sky Blue FC pregame huddle.
  • Debinha is on it. (Shane Lardinois)
    Debinha is on it.
  • Shea Groom heads the ball. (Shane Lardinois)
    Shea Groom heads the ball.
  • Carli Lloyd on the ball. (Shane Lardinois)
    Carli Lloyd on the ball.
  • Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue FC) and Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage). (Shane Lardinois)
    Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue FC) and Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage).
  • Imani Dorsey. (Shane Lardinois)
    Imani Dorsey.
  • Defender Jaelene Hinkle. (Shane Lardinois)
    Defender Jaelene Hinkle.
  • Lynn Williams. (Shane Lardinois)
    Lynn Williams.
  • McCall Zerboni of the North Carolina Courage. (Shane Lardinois)
    McCall Zerboni of the North Carolina Courage.
  • Jess McDonald getting it with the throw-in. (Shane Lardinois)
    Jess McDonald getting it with the throw-in.
  • Sky Blue FC head coach Denise Reddy. (Shane Lardinois)
    Sky Blue FC head coach Denise Reddy.
  • McCall Zerboni (7) and Katie Johnson (14). (Shane Lardinois)
    McCall Zerboni (7) and Katie Johnson (14).
  • Thumbs-up for Sabrina D'Angelo. (Shane Lardinois)
    Thumbs-up for Sabrina D'Angelo.
  • Reppin' the crest. McCall Zerboni. (Shane Lardinois)
    Reppin' the crest. McCall Zerboni.
  • Abby Dahlkemper (13) and Katie Johnson vie for the ball. (Shane Lardinois)
    Abby Dahlkemper (13) and Katie Johnson vie for the ball.
  • Abby Dahlkemper (13) and Katie Johnson. (Shane Lardinois)
    Abby Dahlkemper (13) and Katie Johnson.
  • Katie Johnson of Sky Blue FC. (Shane Lardinois)
    Katie Johnson of Sky Blue FC.
  • Jess McDonald and McCall Zerboni post-match. (Shane Lardinois)
    Jess McDonald and McCall Zerboni post-match.
  • Sky Blue FC post-match huddle. (Shane Lardinois)
    Sky Blue FC post-match huddle.
  • Carli Lloyd and McCall Zerboni. (Shane Lardinois)
    Carli Lloyd and McCall Zerboni.
  • Shea Groom of Sky Blue FC. (Shane Lardinois)
    Shea Groom of Sky Blue FC.
  • Debinha holds off Janine Beckie. (Shane Lardinois)
    Debinha holds off Janine Beckie.
  • So many reactions. (Shane Lardinois)
    So many reactions.
  • Savannah McCaskill. (Shane Lardinois)
    Savannah McCaskill.
  • Carli Lloyd. (Shane Lardinois)
    Carli Lloyd.
  • Janine Beckie. (Shane Lardinois)
    Janine Beckie.
  • Carli Lloyd heads the ball. (Shane Lardinois)
    Carli Lloyd heads the ball.
  • Kristen Hamilton (23) meets Katie Johnson (14). (Shane Lardinois)
    Kristen Hamilton (23) meets Katie Johnson (14).
  • Sabrina D'Angelo put the ball in play. (Shane Lardinois)
    Sabrina D'Angelo put the ball in play.
  • Kayla Mills (5) and Katelyn Rowland catch up after the match. (Shane Lardinois)
    Kayla Mills (5) and Katelyn Rowland catch up after the match.
  • Round of applause by Allysha Chapman. (Shane Lardinois)
    Round of applause by Allysha Chapman.
  • Savannah McCaskill and McCall Zerboni. (Shane Lardinois)
    Savannah McCaskill and McCall Zerboni.
  • Katelyn Rowland during pregame warm-ups. (Shane Lardinois)
    Katelyn Rowland during pregame warm-ups.
  • Christina Gibbons during pregame warm-ups. (Shane Lardinois)
    Christina Gibbons during pregame warm-ups.
  • Shea Groom during pregame warm-ups. (Shane Lardinois)
    Shea Groom during pregame warm-ups.
  • Debinha. (Shane Lardinois)
    Debinha.
  • Elizabeth Eddy hangin' loose. (Shane Lardinois)
    Elizabeth Eddy hangin' loose.
  • Sky Blue's Christina Gibbons. (Shane Lardinois)
    Sky Blue's Christina Gibbons.
  • Sky Blue FC's Janine Beckie. (Shane Lardinois)
    Sky Blue FC's Janine Beckie.
  • All our evens cannot either, Sam. (Shane Lardinois)
    All our evens cannot either, Sam.
  • The Courage's Denise O'Sullivan. (Shane Lardinois)
    The Courage's Denise O'Sullivan.
  • McCall Zerboni celebrating after the match with Katelyn Rowland and Kristen Hamilton. (Shane Lardinois)
    McCall Zerboni celebrating after the match with Katelyn Rowland and Kristen Hamilton.
  • Debinha greeting fans after the match. (Shane Lardinois)
    Debinha greeting fans after the match.
  • Jess McDonald. (Shane Lardinois)
    Jess McDonald.
  • North Carolina Courage teammates celebrating Jess McDonald's goal. (Shane Lardinois)
    North Carolina Courage teammates celebrating Jess McDonald's goal.
  • Mandy Freeman of Sky Blue FC. (Shane Lardinois)
    Mandy Freeman of Sky Blue FC.
  • Jess McDonald and McCall Zerboni after the match. (Shane Lardinois)
    Jess McDonald and McCall Zerboni after the match.
  • Sky Blue's Michaela Abam battles the Courage's Abby Dahlkemper for the ball. (Shane Lardinois)
    Sky Blue's Michaela Abam battles the Courage's Abby Dahlkemper for the ball.
  • Sky Blue's Rebekah Stott. (Shane Lardinois)
    Sky Blue's Rebekah Stott.
  • Busted, Skroski. (Shane Lardinois)
    Busted, Skroski.
  • Erica Skroski. (Shane Lardinois)
    Erica Skroski.
  • Crystal Dunn of the North Carolina Courage. (Shane Lardinois)
    Crystal Dunn of the North Carolina Courage.
  • McKenzie Meehan heads the ball. (Shane Lardinois)
    McKenzie Meehan heads the ball.
  • Sky Blue FC's Jen Hoy. (Shane Lardinois)
    Sky Blue FC's Jen Hoy.
  • McKenzie Meehan on the ball for Sky Blue FC. (Shane Lardinois)
    McKenzie Meehan on the ball for Sky Blue FC.
  • McKenzie Meehan of Sky Blue FC. (Shane Lardinois)
    McKenzie Meehan of Sky Blue FC.
  • Carli Lloyd meeting fans after the match. (Shane Lardinois)
    Carli Lloyd meeting fans after the match.
  • Crystal Dunn navigates through the Sky Blue defense. (Shane Lardinois)
    Crystal Dunn navigates through the Sky Blue defense.
  • The Courage's Jaelene Hinkle gets a handle on Sky Blue's Savannah McCaskill. (Shane Lardinois)
    The Courage's Jaelene Hinkle gets a handle on Sky Blue's Savannah McCaskill.
  • Christina Gibbons (31), Crystal Dunn (bottom), and Lynn Williams. (Shane Lardinois)
    Christina Gibbons (31), Crystal Dunn (bottom), and Lynn Williams.
  • Carli Lloyd Side-Eye. (Shane Lardinois)
    Carli Lloyd Side-Eye.
  • Carli Lloyd. (Shane Lardinois)
    Carli Lloyd.
  • Carli Lloyd rises to meet the ball. (Shane Lardinois)
    Carli Lloyd rises to meet the ball.
  • Carli Lloyd and Crystal Dunn. (Shane Lardinois)
    Carli Lloyd and Crystal Dunn.
  • Crystal Dunn getting after it. (Shane Lardinois)
    Crystal Dunn getting after it.
  • Sky Blue FC's Erica Skroski and Christina Gibbons. (Shane Lardinois)
    Sky Blue FC's Erica Skroski and Christina Gibbons.
  • Jaelene Hinkle. (Shane Lardinois)
    Jaelene Hinkle.
  • We'd smile too if we were as fast as Lynn Williams. (Shane Lardinois)
    We'd smile too if we were as fast as Lynn Williams.
  • Christina Gibbons. (Shane Lardinois)
    Christina Gibbons.
  • Crystal Dunn. (Shane Lardinois)
    Crystal Dunn.
  • Erica Skroski (8) and Jess McDonald (14). (Shane Lardinois)
    Erica Skroski (8) and Jess McDonald (14).
  • Lol. Kailen Sheridan. (Shane Lardinois)
    Lol. Kailen Sheridan.
  • Kailen Sheridan of Sky Blue FC. (Shane Lardinois)
    Kailen Sheridan of Sky Blue FC.
  • Christina Gibbons. (Shane Lardinois)
    Christina Gibbons.
  • The Courage's Abby Erceg is sandwiched between Sky Blue's Erica Skroski and Christina Gibbons. (Shane Lardinois)
    The Courage's Abby Erceg is sandwiched between Sky Blue's Erica Skroski and Christina Gibbons.
  • Courage forward Jess McDonald. (Shane Lardinois)
    Courage forward Jess McDonald.
  • Sky Blue FC goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan. (Shane Lardinois)
    Sky Blue FC goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan.
  • Denise O'Sullivan. (Shane Lardinois)
    Denise O'Sullivan.
  • Carli Lloyd (10) and Debinha. (Shane Lardinois)
    Carli Lloyd (10) and Debinha.
  • Christina Gibbons (Sky Blue FC) and Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage). (Shane Lardinois)
    Christina Gibbons (Sky Blue FC) and Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage).
  • Heh. (Shane Lardinois)
    Heh. Allysha Chapman.
  • Allysha Chapman. (Shane Lardinois)
    Allysha Chapman.
  • Sabrina D'Angelo during pregame warm-ups. (Shane Lardinois)
    Sabrina D'Angelo during pregame warm-ups.
  • Jess McDonald during pregame warm-ups. (Shane Lardinois)
    Jess McDonald during pregame warm-ups.
  • North Carolina Courage head coach Paul Riley. (Shane Lardinois)
    North Carolina Courage head coach Paul Riley.
  • Shea Groom on the move. (Shane Lardinois)
    Shea Groom on the move.
  • Merritt Mathias on the move. (Shane Lardinois)
    Merritt Mathias on the move.
  • Defender vs. Defender. (Shane Lardinois)
    Defender vs. Defender.
  • Courage captain Abby Erceg. (Shane Lardinois)
    Courage captain Abby Erceg.
  • Crystal Dunn of the North Carolina Courage. (Shane Lardinois)
    Crystal Dunn of the North Carolina Courage.
  • The Thorns' Margaret Purce. (Shane Lardinois)
    The Thorns' Margaret Purce.
  • The Portland Thorns' Lindsey Horan. (Shane Lardinois)
    The Portland Thorns' Lindsey Horan.
  • Debinha celebrates after scoring against the Portland Thorns FC. (Shane Lardinois)
    Debinha celebrates after scoring against the Portland Thorns FC.
  • Jessica McDonald on the move. (Shane Lardinois)
    Jessica McDonald on the move.
  • Kelli Hubly and Lynn Williams. (Shane Lardinois)
    Kelli Hubly and Lynn Williams.
  • Christine Sinclair and McCall Zerbonia vie for the ball. Sinclair won this one. (Shane Lardinois)
    Christine Sinclair and McCall Zerbonia vie for the ball. Sinclair won this one.
  • Sabrina D'Angelo in goal. (Shane Lardinois)
    Sabrina D'Angelo in goal.
  • Kat Reynolds (2) battles Lynn Williams in the air. (Shane Lardinois)
    Kat Reynolds (2) battles Lynn Williams in the air.
  • Rain drop in the eye or something. Abby Dahlkemper during pregame warm-ups. (Shane Lardinois)
    Rain drop in the eye or something. Abby Dahlkemper during pregame warm-ups.
  • The littles battle for the ball; Meghan Klingenberg and Crystal Dunn (19). (Shane Lardinois)
    The littles battle for the ball; Meghan Klingenberg and Crystal Dunn (19).
  • Defender Meghan Klingenberg of the Portland Thorns FC. (Shane Lardinois)
    Defender Meghan Klingenberg of the Portland Thorns FC.
  • Kailen Sheridan makes a save during pregame warm-ups. (Shane Lardinois)
    Kailen Sheridan makes a save during pregame warm-ups.
  • Abby Dahlkemper takes a corner kick. (Shane Lardinois)
    Abby Dahlkemper takes a corner kick.
  • Jessica McDonald. (Shane Lardinois)
    Jessica McDonald.
  • Allysha Chapman. (Shane Lardinois)
    Allysha Chapman.
  • Lindsey Horan sees yellow. (Shane Lardinois)
    Lindsey Horan sees yellow.
  • North Carolina Courage midfielder Denise O'Sullivan. (Shane Lardinois)
    North Carolina Courage midfielder Denise O'Sullivan.
  • Abby Erceg. (Shane Lardinois)
    Abby Erceg.
  • Emily Sonnett on the ball. (Shane Lardinois)
    Emily Sonnett on the ball.
  • Darian Jenkins returns to the field after a year rehabbing an injury. (Shane Lardinois)
    Darian Jenkins returns to the field after a year rehabbing an injury.
  • Goalkeeper Adrianna Franch of the Portland Thorns FC. (Shane Lardinois)
    Goalkeeper Adrianna Franch of the Portland Thorns FC.
  • Crystal Dunn during pregame warm-ups. (Shane Lardinois)
    Crystal Dunn during pregame warm-ups.
  • Adrianna Franch during pregame warm-ups. (Shane Lardinois)
    Adrianna Franch during pregame warm-ups.
  • Legend. Christine Sinclair. (Shane Lardinois)
    Legend. Christine Sinclair.
  • Portland Thorns FC's head coach Mark Parsons. (Shane Lardinois)
    Portland Thorns FC's head coach Mark Parsons.
  • Meg Morris and Mark Parsons. (Shane Lardinois)
    Meg Morris and Mark Parsons.
  • Pregame save by Adrianna Franch. (Shane Lardinois)
    Pregame save by Adrianna Franch.
  • Adrianna Franch during pregame warm-ups. (Shane Lardinois)
    Adrianna Franch during pregame warm-ups.
  • Darian Jenkins. (Shane Lardinois)
    Darian Jenkins.
  • Really, Sam? (Shane Lardinois)
    Really, Sam?
  • Merritt Mathias and Denise O'Sullivan during pregame warm-ups. (Shane Lardinois)
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  • The North Carolina Courage's Denise O'Sullivan. (Shane Lardinois)
    The North Carolina Courage's Denise O'Sullivan.
  • Courage goalkeeper Sabrina D'Angelo. (Shane Lardinois)
    Courage goalkeeper Sabrina D'Angelo.
  • Courage head coach Paul Riley congratulates Debinha after scoring. (Shane Lardinois)
    Courage head coach Paul Riley congratulates Debinha after scoring.
  • Emily Sonnett. (Shane Lardinois)
    Emily Sonnett.
  • Denise O'Sullivan and Margaret Purce. (Shane Lardinois)
    Denise O'Sullivan and Margaret Purce.
  • Merritt Mathias. (Shane Lardinois)
    Merritt Mathias.
  • Portland's Margaret Purce and North Carolina's Debinha. (Shane Lardinois)
    Portland's Margaret Purce and North Carolina's Debinha.
  • Crystal Dunn of the North Carolina Courage. (Shane Lardinois)
    Crystal Dunn of the North Carolina Courage.
  • North Carolina Courage starting lineup. (Shane Lardinois)
    North Carolina Courage starting lineup.
  • Sabrina D'Angelo and Christine Sinclair in the tunnel. (Shane Lardinois)
    Sabrina D'Angelo and Christine Sinclair in the tunnel.
  • Crystal Dunn barrels through. (Shane Lardinois)
    Crystal Dunn barrels through.
  • Portland Thorns FC's starting lineup. (Shane Lardinois)
    Portland Thorns FC's starting lineup.
  • Lindsey Horan, Emily Sonnett, Christine Sinclair, and Meghan Klingenberg speaking with Anson Dorrance after the game. (Shane Lardinois)
    Lindsey Horan, Emily Sonnett, Christine Sinclair, and Meghan Klingenberg speaking with Anson Dorrance after the game.
  • The Courage's Kristen Hamilton during pregame warm-ups. (Shane Lardinois)
    The Courage's Kristen Hamilton during pregame warm-ups.
  • Meghan Klingenberg and Merritt Mathias. (Shane Lardinois)
    Meghan Klingenberg and Merritt Mathias.
  • Merritt Mathias (11) meets Mallory Weber and Lindsey Horan (10). (Shane Lardinois)
    Merritt Mathias (11) meets Mallory Weber and Lindsey Horan (10).
  • Debinha getting it. (Shane Lardinois)
    Debinha getting it.
  • Darian Jenkins of the North Carolina Courage. (Shane Lardinois)
    Darian Jenkins of the North Carolina Courage.
  • A game of Twister broke out in the middle of a soccer match. Lindsey Horan and McCall Zerboni. (Shane Lardinois)
    A game of Twister broke out in the middle of a soccer match. Lindsey Horan and McCall Zerboni.
  • The battle between Margaret Purce (23) and Crystal Dunn (19) was hard-fought and fun. (Shane Lardinois)
    The battle between Margaret Purce (23) and Crystal Dunn (19) was hard-fought and fun.
  • Margaret Purce (23) and Jaelene Hinkle. (Shane Lardinois)
    Margaret Purce (23) and Jaelene Hinkle.
  • Ifeoma Onumonu of the Portland Thorns. (Shane Lardinois)
    Ifeoma Onumonu of the Portland Thorns.
  • Debinha on the ball. (Shane Lardinois)
    This looks very uncomfortable, Debinha.
  • Symmetry. Or some Matrix kung-fu between Mallory Weber (26) and Merritt Mathias (11). (Shane Lardinois)
    Symmetry. Or some Matrix kung-fu between Mallory Weber (26) and Merritt Mathias (11).
  • Margaret Purce and Denise O'Sullivan battling in the air. (Shane Lardinois)
    Margaret Purce and Denise O'Sullivan battling in the air.
  • Kelli Hubly, Emily Sonnett (on ground), and Jess McDonald. (Shane Lardinois)
    What ya doing, Sonny?
  • Meghan Klingenberg. (Shane Lardinois)
    Meghan Klingenberg.
  • Sabrina D'Angelo cheesin' before the match. (Shane Lardinois)
    Sabrina D'Angelo cheesin' before the match.
  • Defender Emily Sonnett of the Portland Thorns FC. (Shane Lardinois)
    Defender Emily Sonnett of the Portland Thorns FC.
  • Kat Reynolds in step with Lynn Williams (that smirk!). (Shane Lardinois)
    Kat Reynolds in step with Lynn Williams (that smirk!).
  • Portland's Margaret Purce shield the ball from North Carolina's Denise O'Sullivan. (Shane Lardinois)
    Portland's Margaret Purce shield the ball from North Carolina's Denise O'Sullivan.
  • Merritt Mathias. (Shane Lardinois)
    Merritt Mathias.
  • Debinha eyes it up. (Shane Lardinois)
    Debinha eyes it up.
  • North Carolina Courage's Lynn Williams. (Shane Lardinois)
    North Carolina Courage's Lynn Williams.
  • Darian Jenkins makes her NWSL debut after being injured her rookie year. (Shane Lardinois)
    Darian Jenkins makes her NWSL debut after being injured her rookie year.
  • Adrianna Franch. (Shane Lardinois)
    Adrianna Franch.
  • Crystal Dunn of the North Carolina Courage. (Shane Lardinois)
    Crystal Dunn of the North Carolina Courage.
  • Meg Morris during pregame warm-ups. (Shane Lardinois)
    Meg Morris during pregame warm-ups.
  • Denise O'Sullivan and Christine Sinclair. (Shane Lardinois)
    Denise O'Sullivan and Christine Sinclair.
  • Ifeoma Onumonu during pregame warm-ups. (Shane Lardinois)
    Ifeoma Onumonu during pregame warm-ups.
  • Jessica McDonald. (Shane Lardinois)
    Jessica McDonald.
  • Jessica McDonald is all smiles after a 1-0 win over the Portland Thorns. (Shane Lardinois)
    Jessica McDonald is all smiles after a 1-0 win over the Portland Thorns.
  • Adrianna Franch of the Portland Thorns FC. (Shane Lardinois)
    Adrianna Franch of the Portland Thorns FC.
  • Denise O'Sullivan has her eyes on the ball. (Shane Lardinois)
    Denise O'Sullivan has her eyes on the ball.
  • Adrianna "AD" Franch distributes the ball. (Shane Lardinois)
    Adrianna "AD" Franch distributes the ball.
  • Emily Sonnett on the ball. (Shane Lardinois)
    Emily Sonnett on the ball.
  • Emily Sonnett disagrees. (Shane Lardinois)
    Emily Sonnett disagrees.
  • Kelli Hubly takes on Jess McDonald. (Shane Lardinois)
    Kelli Hubly takes on Jess McDonald.
  • Lindsey Horan. (Shane Lardinois)
    Lindsey Horan.
  • "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die." Portland head coach Mark Parsons. (Shane Lardinois)
    "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die." Portland head coach Mark Parsons.
  • McCall Zerboni jumps over the Lindsey Horan. (Shane Lardinois)
    McCall Zerboni jumps over the Lindsey Horan.
  • Mallory Weber during pregame warm-ups. (Shane Lardinois)
    Mallory Weber during pregame warm-ups.
  • Lynn Williams. (Shane Lardinois)
    Lynn Williams.
  • Kelli Hubly gets up. (Shane Lardinois)
    Kelli Hubly gets up.
  • Crystal Dunn and Lindsey Horan. (Shane Lardinois)
    Crystal Dunn and Lindsey Horan.
  • Lindsey Horan of the Portland Thorns FC. (Shane Lardinois)
    Lindsey Horan of the Portland Thorns FC.
  • Sam Mewis before the match. (Shane Lardinois)
    Sam Mewis before the match.

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