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Leroux double gives Boston three points in Portland

Leroux double gives Boston three points in Portland

Richard Farley July 7, 2013 119

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Boston Breakers picked up a potentially valuable three points thanks to two goals from Sydney Leroux, the NWSL’s leading scorer, who guided her team to a 2-0 victory over the

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Five things learned: Sinclair, Fishlock stand out

Five things learned: Sinclair, Fishlock stand out

Richard Farley April 22, 2013 14

PORTLAND, Ore. – Two weeks into the season we only have a tenuous grasp on each team’s capabilities, especially considering half the league has yet to play a second game. But Sunday in Portland,

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Dougherty, Morgan goals give Thorns Cascadia triumph

Dougherty, Morgan goals give Thorns Cascadia triumph

Richard Farley April 21, 2013 153

PORTLAND, Ore. – Bouncing back from their opening day draw in Kansas City, Thorns FC saw goals from Marian Dougherty and Alex Morgan lift the team to a 2-1 result against Seattle Reign FC,

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Thorns hope to ‘improve on everything’ against Seattle

Thorns hope to ‘improve on everything’ against Seattle

Richard Farley April 20, 2013 7

PORTLAND, Ore. – Five months from now, we may look back on Thorns FC’s 1-1 final at FC Kansas City and see a positive result. The Blues have one of the deeper starting XI’s

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Star power must meet expectations for Thorns FC

Star power must meet expectations for Thorns FC

Richard Farley April 11, 2013 33

PORTLAND, Ore. — Cindy Parlow Cone may have said “We all know soccer games aren’t won on paper” 20 times this preseason. Of course, that isn’t an exact number. It may have been much

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Five things we know about the Portland Thorns

Five things we know about the Portland Thorns

Richard Farley March 31, 2013 151

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Thorns have already become known for their superstar talent, but on Saturday night, with those stars away on international duty, Portland used their only scheduled preseason game to tell secrets

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Thorns FC defeat U. of Portland 2-1 in preseason

Thorns FC defeat U. of Portland 2-1 in preseason

Richard Farley March 31, 2013 9

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Thorns may have controlled the 90 minutes Saturday against the University of Portland, but the path to the franchise’s first preseason win wasn’t an entirely smooth one. A first

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Q&A with Seattle Reign FC GM Amy Carnell

Q&A with Seattle Reign FC GM Amy Carnell

Richard Farley January 3, 2013 1

On Dec. 21, Seattle Reign FC named Laura Harvey their first head coach in club history, a small piece of history overshadowed by Harvey’s backstory. Only 32 years old, Harvey is coming off consecutive

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XI from ’12: [No. 9] The best club team of all-time

XI from ’12: [No. 9] The best club team of all-time

Richard Farley December 28, 2012 40

Olympique Lyonnais Feminine have established themselves as the best women’s club team of all time, completing a 2012 that’s left us in need of new standards to measure their excellence. With a perfect year

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