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Mewis signs with Breakers, goes on loan to Bayern

Mewis signs with Breakers, goes on loan to Bayern

Jeff Kassouf August 31, 2015 111

Kristie Mewis will join defending Frauen-Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich this fall on loan from the Boston Breakers. The Breakers also announced that the club signed Mewis for the 2016 NWSL season with a club

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With regular routine, O’Hara hitting stride in NWSL

With regular routine, O’Hara hitting stride in NWSL

Jeff Kassouf August 28, 2015 45

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Soccer is a simple game, in which sometimes the simplest of things can make the world of difference. For Kelley O’Hara, those things are confidence and day-to-day happiness. O’Hara returned from

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Spirit clinch playoffs with draw; Thorns eliminated

Spirit clinch playoffs with draw; Thorns eliminated

Jeff Kassouf August 27, 2015 356

A scoreless draw on Thursday on the road was all the Washington Spirit needed to clinch the fourth and final berth in the National Women’s Soccer League playoffs. The Spirit drew defending league champions

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Van Hollebeke retiring to begin medical school

Van Hollebeke retiring to begin medical school

Jeff Kassouf August 25, 2015 72

Rachel Van Hollebeke announced she will retire from professional and international soccer to begin medical school at the end of the month. Van Hollebeke will make herself available for the Thorns in their final

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Sky Blue holds off Portland, puts Thorns on brink

Sky Blue holds off Portland, puts Thorns on brink

Jeff Kassouf August 22, 2015 235

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — With their season hanging in the balance, Portland Thorns FC did just about everything in the final 45 minutes against Sky Blue FC at Yurcak Field on Saturday — except score. Nadia

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Aly Wagner: US Soccer must help NWSL grow

Aly Wagner: US Soccer must help NWSL grow

Jeff Kassouf August 19, 2015 101

A lot of people have had a lot of things to say about the United States women’s national team’s post-World Cup celebrations and the victory tour which has started in the home stretch of

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Alex Morgan, Christine Sinclair and a bed bugs fiasco

Alex Morgan, Christine Sinclair and a bed bugs fiasco

Jeff Kassouf August 18, 2015 148

On Saturday, Christine Sinclair warned the world that she got bed bugs at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Kansas City, where the Portland Thorns lost last week to put a temporary hold on their

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Plush: Championship format about creating big event

Plush: Championship format about creating big event

Jeff Kassouf August 17, 2015 112

One of women’s soccer’s biggest issues is its propensity to come and go from the national spotlight with major international tournaments. It is front and center every four years during the World Cup, as

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Chalupny to retire from USWNT at end of year

Chalupny to retire from USWNT at end of year

Jeff Kassouf August 17, 2015 100

United States defender Lori Chalupny will retire from international soccer following the team’s 10-match victory tour, U.S. Soccer announced on Monday. Chalupny, 31, was part of the 2008 Olympic gold medal-winning tea only returned

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