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Nairn brace delivers Spirit to top of NWSL

Nairn brace delivers Spirit to top of NWSL

Dan Lauletta August 18, 2016 62

Christine Nairn scored her first two goals of the season and the Spirit held off a late Dash flurry to post a 2-1 victory Thursday night in a match rescheduled from Memorial Day weekend.

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The Lowdown: Seven questions for return of NWSL

The Lowdown: Seven questions for return of NWSL

Dan Lauletta August 17, 2016 198

Thursday marks the return of NWSL, eight days earlier than originally planned but also just in the nick of time after the United States’ untimely exit from the Olympic tournament. The make-up match between

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Germany beats Canada, sets up all Euro final

Germany beats Canada, sets up all Euro final

Dan Lauletta August 16, 2016 282

Germany assured themselves a fourth Olympic medal and the first one higher than bronze with a sharp, 2-0 victory over Canada in Tuesday’s semifinal. The two-time World Cup champions will now play fellow European

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Olympic semifinal preview: Canada vs Germany II

Olympic semifinal preview: Canada vs Germany II

Dan Lauletta August 16, 2016 24

Four teams remain in contention for a gold medal in women’s soccer. That means they all have two chances to win a match for a medal. Someone will win twice and take the gold

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Five reasons the Olympics are over for USWNT

Five reasons the Olympics are over for USWNT

Dan Lauletta August 13, 2016 575

The United States women’s national team failed to make the semifinals of a major tournament for the first time ever – in 13 tries – on Friday, losing to Sweden, 4-3 on penalty kicks

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Brazil through to medal round on PKs over Aussies

Brazil through to medal round on PKs over Aussies

Dan Lauletta August 12, 2016 49

Host Brazil survived a tense, scoreless draw and advanced to the semifinals after a gripping penalty shootout against Australia. The two-time silver medalists will meet Sweden on Tuesday afternoon at the Maracana after the

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Quarterfinal preview: Germany, China in rare matchup

Quarterfinal preview: Germany, China in rare matchup

Dan Lauletta August 11, 2016 5

Four years after missing out on the Olympics due to the bizarre qualifying system, Germany is back in the final eight and ready to do battle with China who continue their climb back up

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Every possible Olympic quarterfinal scenario

Every possible Olympic quarterfinal scenario

Dan Lauletta August 9, 2016 14

Tuesday will mark the end of the line for four of the 12 Olympic teams while the other eight will be placed into the quarterfinal bracket where they will be two wins away from

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Sebastian Salazar to make Olympic debut behind mic

Sebastian Salazar to make Olympic debut behind mic

Dan Lauletta August 3, 2016 1

When the United States women kick off their bid for a fourth consecutive gold medal Wednesday on NBC Sports Network, one of the voices on the broadcast will be familiar to NWSL fans, particularly

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