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The Lowdown: Three units that could make or break NWSL seasons

The Lowdown: Three units that could make or break NWSL seasons

Dan Lauletta March 21, 2017 230

Here are the three units I think will have the biggest make-or-break influence on their teams for 2017 Boston Breakers back line Matt Beard pretty much redid his entire roster during the winter, doing

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The Lowdown: Burning questions to start NWSL preseason

The Lowdown: Burning questions to start NWSL preseason

Dan Lauletta March 14, 2017 51

NWSL preseason is underway at 10 training camps around the country. Here are three on-field and two off-field points of interest with less than five weeks until opening day. Will Vlatko have to adjust

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The Lowdown: My weekend with the NWSL referees

The Lowdown: My weekend with the NWSL referees

Dan Lauletta March 9, 2017 14

PHOENIX, AZ — So you think you can be a referee? Here’s a quick scenario. A ball gets sent through to an attacking player overlapping on the left side. She crosses it toward traffic

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Flash still breathing, will play in UWS, based in Buffalo

Flash still breathing, will play in UWS, based in Buffalo

Dan Lauletta March 8, 2017 9

The Western New York Flash are not dead just yet. The club announced on Tuesday it has joined United Women’s Soccer (UWS) for the 2017 season. UWS is a pro-am league entering its second

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Lauletta: Final thoughts on France, USWNT

Lauletta: Final thoughts on France, USWNT

Dan Lauletta March 7, 2017 488

The 2017 SheBelieves tournament is over, but the discussion of what transpired over the last seven days won’t soon fade away. Hot takes being what they are it will be easy to write off

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Lauletta: 3 things we’ve learned…so far

Lauletta: 3 things we’ve learned…so far

Dan Lauletta March 4, 2017 498

HARRISON, N.J. — The 2017 SheBelieves Cup is now two matches old with a third still to be played on Tuesday in Washington D.C. For the United States it has been an interesting two

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Lauletta: XI games to circle on NWSL calendar

Lauletta: XI games to circle on NWSL calendar

Dan Lauletta March 2, 2017 11

At long last the 2017 NWSL schedule is out. The wait was not without its share of agita from the fanbase, but the final product dazzles with each team hosting just one midweek match

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Naeher takes Round 1 in battle to be top keeper

Naeher takes Round 1 in battle to be top keeper

Dan Lauletta March 1, 2017 11

CHESTER, PA. — For the first time in recent memory, possibly in forever, there is an open goalkeeper competition on the U.S. national team. When Hope Solo was pushed out last summer, it left

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Diana Matheson re-tears ACL, will miss NWSL season

Diana Matheson re-tears ACL, will miss NWSL season

Dan Lauletta February 28, 2017 17

Diana Matheson has a re-torn the ACL in her left knee, the Seattle Reign announced on Tuesday. The recently acquired midfielder will miss the entire 2017 NWSL season. Matheson previously tore the same ACL

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