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Alex Morgan to play first half of 2017 with Lyon

Alex Morgan to play first half of 2017 with Lyon

The Equalizer Staff December 20, 2016 221

It’s official: United States women’s national team forward Alex Morgan will play for defending European champions Lyon for the first half of 2017. The Orlando Pride announced that the club captain plans to return

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XI WoSo Moments of 2016: Pride set NWSL attendance record

XI WoSo Moments of 2016: Pride set NWSL attendance record

Dan Lauletta December 19, 2016 56

The Orlando Pride played their debut match April 17 in Portland. They lost that match 2-1 but six days later—April 23, 2016—they trumped their more seasoned NWSL sisters when 23,403 came to the Citrus

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Fletcher’s brace hands Melbourne City second straight loss

Fletcher’s brace hands Melbourne City second straight loss

Tim Grainey December 18, 2016 18

Kendall Fletcher (Seattle Reign) scored twice—the second from the penalty spot in the 49th minute—to give Western Sydney Wanderers a home victory over Melbourne City in front of 513 fans on December 18. Former Australian

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The Lowdown: Oral history of Founders Cup I (Part 1)

The Lowdown: Oral history of Founders Cup I (Part 1)

Dan Lauletta December 16, 2016 26

On August 25, 2001 the Atlanta Beat and Bay Area CyberRays squared off in the first ever final played in a women’s professional soccer league in the United States. The match was played outside

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Heath to ESPN: “I am very happy here in the U.S.”

Heath to ESPN: “I am very happy here in the U.S.”

The Equalizer Staff December 14, 2016 469

In an interview on ESPN after winning U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year, Tobin Heath said she is happy playing in NWSL. “I love European football and the idea of playing in the

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Tobin Heath, Ashley Sanchez win US Soccer honors

Tobin Heath, Ashley Sanchez win US Soccer honors

The Equalizer Staff December 14, 2016 150

Tobin Heath has been voted U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year for 2016. The announcement was made Tuesday on ESPN’s soccer program ESPNFC. Also honored was 17-year old Ashley Sanchez who was voted

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Huw Williams left his mark on FC Kansas City, NWSL

Huw Williams left his mark on FC Kansas City, NWSL

Dan Lauletta December 12, 2016 31

Huw Williams stepped down from his position with FC Kansas City last week, ending a four-year run as Vlatko Andonovski’s right-hand man. He leaves behind a legacy of having helped build the NWSL side

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W-League Round 6: Melbourne City taste first defeat

W-League Round 6: Melbourne City taste first defeat

Dan Lauletta December 12, 2016 15

Second half sub Karly Roestbakken’s 83rd minute goal fired Canberra United Women over holders Melbourne City FC, 2-1, the first ever W-League setback for the second year side. Jenna McCormick put Caberra in front

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Huw Williams steps down from FCKC post

Huw Williams steps down from FCKC post

Dan Lauletta December 9, 2016 64

FC Kansas City general manager and assistant coach Huw Williams resigned from the club on Thursday. Williams assisted Vlatko Andonovski during the Blues’ inaugural season in 2013. He was promoted to general manager during

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Morgan Andrews, Katie Johnson and the USC Trojans find perfect ending

Morgan Andrews, Katie Johnson and the USC Trojans find perfect ending

Jennifer Gordon December 7, 2016 6

We all love a good comeback story. Sports in a way are a microcosm of life, the good, the bad, the ugly. Transforming the bad or the ugly into something good resonates with us.

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