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Tuesday Roundup: UEFA makes draw for 2019 WWC qualifying groups

Tuesday Roundup: UEFA makes draw for 2019 WWC qualifying groups

The Equalizer Staff April 25, 2017 3

Also in today’s Roundup, the Spirit get news about injuries, Foudy and Press will feature at ESPNW Summit, Sky Blue will field a reserve team, and Karen Carney is honored at Buckingham Palace UEFA,

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The Kronick Report: Rapinoe rockets her 17th Reign goal

The Kronick Report: Rapinoe rockets her 17th Reign goal

Hannah Kronick April 25, 2017 5

In week 2 of NWSL action, let’s take a look at a stellar volley, an inside-the-six header, and a perfect midfield-forward combination all resulting in back of the net finishes. Megan Rapinoe nets a

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The Lowdown: Professional women’s soccer returns to North Carolina

The Lowdown: Professional women’s soccer returns to North Carolina

Dan Lauletta April 25, 2017 25

As Christine Sinclair writhed in pain after taking a high challenge from Yuri Karamura, one of the younger fans in attendance could be heard shouting to the Canadian great that she was not in

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Monday Roundup: Flash to be presented championship rings

Monday Roundup: Flash to be presented championship rings

The Equalizer Staff April 24, 2017 15

Also in today’s roundup, Lucy Bronze and Kelly Smith honored at PFA Awards, Lori Lindsey added to Spirit DA staff and Boston Breakers and SNHU become partners in higher education. The Western New York Flash

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NWSL Week In Review: Tough Decisions For League In Pugh Case

NWSL Week In Review: Tough Decisions For League In Pugh Case

Ray Curren April 24, 2017 227

If you’re a diehard NWSL fan and couldn’t tell me what a USI is or what it is does, don’t feel bad. The idea of an Unattached Subsidized Individual (USI) was pretty much conjured

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NWSL Monday Morning Wakeup:  Week 2

NWSL Monday Morning Wakeup: Week 2

The Equalizer Staff April 24, 2017 40

One consistent over the five seasons of NWSL is that one and only one team each year has opened with consecutive wins. This year it’s the North Carolina Courage, who knocked off the Thorns,

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Dowie, Lavelle lead Breakers to home opener win over Sky Blue

Dowie, Lavelle lead Breakers to home opener win over Sky Blue

Meg Linehan April 23, 2017 64

The Boston Breakers bounced back from a tough Week 1 result on the road for a big win at home. Thanks to a first-half goal from forward Natasha Dowie—assist provided by No. 1 overall

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Seattle cruises to easy victory over Houston

Seattle cruises to easy victory over Houston

Chelsey Bush April 23, 2017 27

Seattle fans were treated to a lopsided goalfest as the Reign had their way with the Houston Dash in a 5-1 victory. Jess Fishlock opened the scoring in the 18th minute when she received the

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Debinha’s late goal lifts Courage over thorns in historic win

Debinha’s late goal lifts Courage over thorns in historic win

The Equalizer Staff April 22, 2017 38

Brazil’s Debinha scored her first National Women’s Soccer League goal as the North Carolina Courage defeat Portland Thorns FC, 1-0, in Saturday’s inaugural home opener at Sahlen’s Stadium. The highly competitive matchup was the

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Rookie Evans gives Pride draw in Marta debut

Rookie Evans gives Pride draw in Marta debut

Dan Lauletta April 22, 2017 27

The Orlando crowd clamored for Marta, but it was the rookie off the bench Danica Evans who provided the late fireworks to lift the Pride to a 1-1 draw with the Washington Spirt. Marta

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