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Thorns stay unbeaten, hand Spirit first loss

Thorns stay unbeaten, hand Spirit first loss

Dan Lauletta May 22, 2016 331

Portland Thorns FC exploded for three goals in the first half on their way to a 4-1 victory over the Washington Spirit that leaves them as the last unbeaten side in NWSL this season.

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Week 6 Preview:  Thorns, Spirit in return match

Week 6 Preview: Thorns, Spirit in return match

Dan Lauletta May 20, 2016 129

The fourth NWSL season is one-quarter of the way over already and there is one question on everyone’s mind — why can’t anyone in this league score goals? Here is a quick look at

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The Lowdown:  Jen Buczkowski, the ironwoman of NWSL

The Lowdown: Jen Buczkowski, the ironwoman of NWSL

Dan Lauletta May 17, 2016 166

Monday was a rainy day in Kansas City which meant FC Kansas City training was moved to an indoor location. That would have meant a longer drive for Jen Buczkowski, and she was just

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Week 5 preview:  Midwest Melee, Cascadia Derby on tap

Week 5 preview: Midwest Melee, Cascadia Derby on tap

Dan Lauletta May 13, 2016 90

Week 5 and we have some twists and turns to the season. We won’t see Tobin Heath this week after she was booked twice last weekend in Washington. We will see Jen Buczkowski as

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The Lowdown: Breakers doing everything but scoring

The Lowdown: Breakers doing everything but scoring

Dan Lauletta May 10, 2016 258

Matt Beard was always going to build his team from back to front. The entire Breakers offseason was crafted around that mentality. It’s just that no one thought it would take a month to

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Lauletta:  Thoughts from Pride drubbing of the Reign

Lauletta: Thoughts from Pride drubbing of the Reign

Dan Lauletta May 8, 2016 106

The Orlando Pride put together the best performance of their young lives on Sunday, treating 8,211 fans at Camping World Stadium to a 2-0 victory over two-time Shield holders, Seattle Reign FC. On the

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Week 4 Preview:  Battle of unbeatens at the Plex

Week 4 Preview: Battle of unbeatens at the Plex

Dan Lauletta May 6, 2016 153

The season is young, but there are two undefeated NWSL teams and they will match up Saturday night in a showdown at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Here is a look. Saturday Portland Thorns FC (2-0-1)

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Jen Buczkowski to play final match May 13

Jen Buczkowski to play final match May 13

Dan Lauletta May 6, 2016 30

FC Kansas City’s ironwoman midfielder Jen Buczkowski is retiring from professional soccer following next Friday’s home match against the Chicago Red Stars. Originally a free agent signing by FC Kansas City, Buczkowski has started

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The Lowdown:  Pros, cons for all through Week 3

The Lowdown: Pros, cons for all through Week 3

Dan Lauletta May 3, 2016 370

Every now and then I like to use this space for a rundown of the teams. We’re only three weeks into the season but believe it or not this is the first time every

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