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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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Gabarra on Pugh: “We can’t discuss any offers”

Gabarra on Pugh: “We can’t discuss any offers”

Dan Lauletta April 19, 2017 356

Monday night’s announcement that Mallory Pugh was leaving UCLA to turn pro has put two NWSL clubs in the crosshairs. In initial reporting by Grant Wahl, it emerged that Pugh has interest in playing

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The Lowdown:  No 3-5-2 in NWSL…yet

The Lowdown: No 3-5-2 in NWSL…yet

Dan Lauletta April 18, 2017 11

For months, no conversation about domestic women’s soccer tactics could get off the ground without referencing the 3-5-2. Ever since U.S. coach Jill Ellis decreed it the new world order of the national team

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Reign, Sky Blue trade penalties in 1-1 draw

Reign, Sky Blue trade penalties in 1-1 draw

Dan Lauletta April 15, 2017 30

The Reign and Sky Blue traded penalty kicks around the hour mark on their way to a season-opening, 1-1 draw at Memorial Stadium. It marked the second straight season the Reign opened at home

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Courage debut with 1-0 win in Washington

Courage debut with 1-0 win in Washington

Dan Lauletta April 15, 2017 13

In a quasi-rematch of the 2016 NWSL Championship, the North Carolina Courage edged the Washington Spirit, 1-0, in front of 2,400 at the Maryland SoccerPlex. McCall Zerboni’s goal carried the day for the visitors,

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NWSL team preview: North Carolina Courage: We don’t use the word

NWSL team preview: North Carolina Courage: We don’t use the word

Dan Lauletta April 14, 2017 9

2016 record: 9-6-5, 32 pts (4th place) Playoffs: won NWSL Championship Head Coach: Paul Riley Home Ground: Sahlen’s Stadium The story of ’16 Year two of the great rebuild began slowly. The Western New York Flash, as they

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Amanda Duffy defers on NWSL streaming details

Amanda Duffy defers on NWSL streaming details

Dan Lauletta April 12, 2017 16

NWSL Managing Director of Operations Amanda Duffy, given a chance to address details of the league’s streaming platform with three days to go until the season starts, took a hard pass during a national

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The Lowdown: My 2017 NWSL preseason predictions

The Lowdown: My 2017 NWSL preseason predictions

Dan Lauletta April 11, 2017 301

It’s the final Tuesday before the opening of the regular season, which means it is time for my annual NWSL predictions. In other words, it’s time to subject myself to a summer of ridicule

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The Lowdown: Milestones and statistics for the 2017 NWSL season

The Lowdown: Milestones and statistics for the 2017 NWSL season

Dan Lauletta April 6, 2017 5

On Saturday, July 8 there will be a little history made at Yurcak Field. On that evening Sky Blue will become the first club to play 100 regular season NWSL matches. The original clubs

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