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Parsons: Spirit’s mentality unacceptable in loss

Parsons: Spirit’s mentality unacceptable in loss

Dan Lauletta April 14, 2014 27

BOYDS, Md. — Washington Spirit players should know what to expect when they arrive for work on Monday. Mark Parsons will save discussions about tactics, giveaways, and all else physical until he hammers home

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Dash, fans get everything but a win from opener

Dash, fans get everything but a win from opener

Dan Lauletta April 13, 2014 23

HOUSTON — It was almost the dream start for the Dash. The brand new NWSL franchise overflowed their stated goal of the 7,000-seat lower bowl and wound up with 8,097 at BBVA Compass Stadium

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NWSL Week 1 preview: Thorns begin title defense

NWSL Week 1 preview: Thorns begin title defense

Dan Lauletta April 12, 2014 4

Portland Thorns FC (0-0-0) at Houston Dash (0-0-0) BBVA Compass Stadium Saturday, 8pm EDT Series: first meeting This is a landmark match for NWSL as the Dash join as the 9th team and have

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2014 NWSL preview: Seattle Reign FC

2014 NWSL preview: Seattle Reign FC

Dan Lauletta April 10, 2014 36

Among the many things that ailed Seattle Reign FC in 2013, they gave up at least one goal in each of their 22 matches. They enter the new season as the only returning team

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2014 NWSL preview: Houston Dash

2014 NWSL preview: Houston Dash

Dan Lauletta April 8, 2014 38

The Dash thought they had the makings of a solid back four. Coach Randy Waldrum figured he would just need to keep a spot warm for Whitney Engen, who is scheduled to join the

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2014 NWSL season preview: FC Kansas City

2014 NWSL season preview: FC Kansas City

Dan Lauletta April 4, 2014 116

The message emanating from FC Kansas City camp has been clear: the system remains, the mentality must change. In 2013 the Blues enthralled NWSL fans with their short-pass, possession style. But they also broke

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2014 NWSL season preview: Chicago Red Stars

2014 NWSL season preview: Chicago Red Stars

Dan Lauletta April 3, 2014 53

For the second year in a row, the Chicago Red Stars are preparing for the NWSL season without several of their key pieces. The difference this time around is they feel like they can

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The Lowdown: NWSL training camp questions

The Lowdown: NWSL training camp questions

Dan Lauletta March 18, 2014 20

The NWSL preseason is already more than a week old and clubs were required to reduce rosters to 25 on Monday. There is also a plethora of news as we have learned of several

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Osborne announces retirement, reflects on career

Osborne announces retirement, reflects on career

Dan Lauletta March 11, 2014 21

In 2008, Leslie Osborne tore up her knee and ankle. Doctors told her she would not play again. She made it back and played five more years.  On Tuesday, Osborne turned the tables, announcing

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