Claire Watkins is a musician and writer who lives in Chicago.

Her Work

Claire Watkins - Feature

Balancing crisis and professional duty: Inside the NWSL’s pivotal week

NWSL players battle exhaustion as they fight for playoff positioning.

Claire Watkins - Feature

‘It is a very draconian system’: The NWSL Players Association’s fight for its first CBA

This season has made the need for a collective bargaining agreement especially urgent.

Claire Watkins - Analysis

What went wrong for the USWNT at the Tokyo Olympics

The U.S. women's national team didn't look like itself from the moment it took the...

Claire Watkins - Feature

For the USWNT, Tokyo is a chance to make history and cement a remarkable legacy

The Tokyo Olympics might be the last major tournament for this USWNT group.

Claire Watkins - Feature

Behind the NWSL’s gameday fits and the power of self-expression

Gotham FC and OL Reign have led the way in pregame fashion, a growing league...

Claire Watkins - Analysis

Re-seeding the NWSL during the Olympic period

Some teams are better equipped to handle the player absences than others.

Claire Watkins - Analysis

Here’s who the USWNT should take to Tokyo

Projecting the 18-player USWNT roster for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.