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Top three clubs fall as Wanderers, Roar eliminated from playoffs

Top three clubs fall as Wanderers, Roar eliminated from playoffs

Tim Grainey January 22, 2017 5

A week of upsets in the penultimate round of the Westfield W-League saw no changes in the top three, who all lost, while Melbourne City’s 3-1 defeat of Brisbane eliminated Brisbane and Western Sydney from the

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Can Spirit’s draft picks ease off-season woes?

Can Spirit’s draft picks ease off-season woes?

Jennifer Gordon January 22, 2017 37

Unlike most of this NWSL off-season, the Washington Spirit did not dominate headlines at the 2017 draft. After offloading two first-round picks in exchange for Kristie Mewis, Kassey Kallman and the first spot in

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Plush addresses Vancouver expansion rumors

Plush addresses Vancouver expansion rumors

Harjeet Johal January 21, 2017 62

LOS ANGELES – The 2017 NWSL Draft is in the books, preseason fixtures are being announced and rosters for the upcoming season are taking shape. NWSL fan excitement is building with first-kick anticipation awaiting the

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Friday Roundup: Canada to play friendly in Germany

Friday Roundup: Canada to play friendly in Germany

The Equalizer Staff January 20, 2017 29

Also in today’s roundup, Australian star Larissa Crummer injures foot and Lauren Holiday posts Instagram message to her baby daughter on inauguration day Canada Soccer announced on Friday that the national team will travel

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Allie Long discusses transition to center back

Allie Long discusses transition to center back

Kieran Theivam January 20, 2017 254

U.S Women’s National Team defender Allie Long says she is enjoying being ‘the quarterback’ in the side as she continues to adapt to her role in Coach Jill Ellis’s defensive back three. The Portland

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Thursday Roundup: Portland Thorns Announce Preseason Tournament

Thursday Roundup: Portland Thorns Announce Preseason Tournament

The Equalizer Staff January 19, 2017 47

ALSO IN THIS ROUNDUP, REIGN RE-SIGN DALLSTREAM, CANADA ANNOUNCES ROSTER AND USWNT SPEAKS TO MEDIA PORTLAND TO HOST PRESEASON TOURNAMENT Following last year’s positive reception, the Portland Thorns will once again host a preseason

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Courage send Alanna Kennedy to Pride for Sam Witteman

Courage send Alanna Kennedy to Pride for Sam Witteman

Chelsey Bush January 19, 2017 71

The North Carolina Courage announced today that defender Alanna Kennedy has been traded to the Orlando Pride for defender Sam Witteman. Kennedy, an Australian international, joined the Western New York Flash in February 2016

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Sky Blue bring Daphne Corboz home to New Jersey

Sky Blue bring Daphne Corboz home to New Jersey

The Equalizer Staff January 19, 2017 133

Sky Blue FC announced the signing of Daphne Corboz on Thursday. The 23-year old was drafted by Sky Blue in the 3rd round of the 2015 draft but elected to sign in England. She

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Wednesday Roundup: Morgan, Harris nab CONCACAF honors

Wednesday Roundup: Morgan, Harris nab CONCACAF honors

The Equalizer Staff January 18, 2017 59

Also in today’s roundup, Carli Lloyd joins Obama administration, the Reign bring back Merritt Mathias and Michelle Heyman is up for a very special award Alex Morgan was named CONCACAF Female Player of the

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Pride acquire No. 14 pick Rachel Hill from Thorns

Pride acquire No. 14 pick Rachel Hill from Thorns

Dan Lauletta January 18, 2017 67

The Orlando Pride acquired the rights to No. 14 overall pick Rachel Hill from Portland Thorns FC in exchange for 1st and 4th round picks in 2018. A speedy striker with versatility to slot

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