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The Lowdown: Inside the 2015 NWSL Draft

The Lowdown: Inside the 2015 NWSL Draft

Dan Lauletta January 20, 2015 15

PHILADELPHIA — When last week’s NWSL draft was over, nine coaches took turns standing in front of the background curtain decorated with league logos, and told the gathered media how well the day had

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UCLA makes draft history with 6 of first 19 picks

UCLA makes draft history with 6 of first 19 picks

Dan Lauletta January 16, 2015 22

PHILADELPHIA — Amanda Cromwell played at Virginia, so she can claim a very small part of the glory over Morgan Brian being taken first overall in Friday’s NWSL Draft.  Today, Cromwell is the head

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Flash turn picks into players, look to future

Flash turn picks into players, look to future

Dan Lauletta January 16, 2015 38

PHILADELPHIA — The Western New York Flash hogged the 1st round of the NWSL Draft on Friday.  They may not have traded high enough to grab Morgan Brian, but in making four of the

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Thorns acquire Kendall Johnson, deal last two picks

Thorns acquire Kendall Johnson, deal last two picks

Dan Lauletta January 14, 2015 32

Portland Thorns FC have finally traded themselves out of the 2015 draft and they have a local player to show for it.  The Thorns acquired former University of Portland standout Kendall Johnson on Wednesday

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The Lowdown: Morgan Brian, then what?

The Lowdown: Morgan Brian, then what?

Dan Lauletta January 13, 2015 40

The third NWSL draft is Friday morning in Philadelphia.  It is the second straight year being held in Philadelphia and it is the second straight year there will be little drama surrounding the top

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Home openers revealed:  NWSL season kicks April 10

Home openers revealed: NWSL season kicks April 10

Dan Lauletta January 12, 2015 29

The NWSL season will open on a Friday night for the first time when the Houston Dash host the Washington Spirit at BBVA Compass Stadium on April 10.  The league announced that match and

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The Lowdown: A look ahead at NWSL in 2015

The Lowdown: A look ahead at NWSL in 2015

Dan Lauletta January 7, 2015 37

NWSL fans, get ready to see and hear some version of this phrase for the entirety of 2015: pivotal third season. It might be rephrased as crucial, important, make-or-break, vital, or a variety of

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The Lowdown: Red Stars seek gains on, off field

The Lowdown: Red Stars seek gains on, off field

Dan Lauletta December 30, 2014 150

In two NWSL seasons the Red Stars have yet to make the playoffs, missing narrowly both years. They have also failed to make a significant impression at the gate, languishing near the bottom of

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World Cup Draw: 24 teams, 24 dreams

World Cup Draw: 24 teams, 24 dreams

Dan Lauletta December 8, 2014 134

The World Cup Draw results are just two days old, and that leaves 180 more until the action kicks off in Edmonton on June 6, when Canada battles China.  The beautiful thing about World Cup

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