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The Lowdown: Biggest questions for NWSL teams

The Lowdown: Biggest questions for NWSL teams

Dan Lauletta February 2, 2016 99

You can count Punxsutawney Phil among those getting ready for the NWSL season. The groundhog emerged to no shadow on Tuesday morning, signaling a proverbial early spring. That won’t get the new season here

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Ellis seeks balance in preparation for Rio Olympics

Ellis seeks balance in preparation for Rio Olympics

Jeff Kassouf February 2, 2016 397

Roster management, particularly at the international level, is always about balance. That word is central to almost every decision on the micro and macro level. Is there balance within the team to adjust to

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Melbourne City’s triumph could spur more growth

Melbourne City’s triumph could spur more growth

Jeff Kassouf February 1, 2016 181

A near-perfect season is in the books for Melbourne City Women in their first campaign, and the standard set in Australia could also have implications across the world. Sunday’s 4-1 win over Sydney FC in

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Long way to Rio: Making sense of latest USWNT roster

Long way to Rio: Making sense of latest USWNT roster

Jeff Kassouf January 26, 2016 959

The United States women’s national team’s 2015 Olympic qualifying roster is out, and the injection of youth along with the omission of veteran midfielder Heather O’Reilly has U.S. fans buzzing. Jill Ellis’ 20-player roster

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The Lowdown:  Jeff Plush on the state of NWSL

The Lowdown: Jeff Plush on the state of NWSL

Dan Lauletta January 26, 2016 131

A year ago, at the 2015 college draft, Jeff Plush introduced himself to the small but dedicated NWSL press corps. His outlook was positive, but his demeanor was guarded, and he hid behind the

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Rebuild or business as usual for FC Kansas City?

Rebuild or business as usual for FC Kansas City?

Jeff Kassouf January 21, 2016 45

Change is nothing new for FC Kansas City. The two-time defending National Women’s Soccer League champions have overcome important personnel changes each of the previous two offseasons only to lift the league trophy at

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The Lowdown: Draft Day turns NWSL on its ear

The Lowdown: Draft Day turns NWSL on its ear

Dan Lauletta January 19, 2016 68

BALTIMORE, Md. — One of the staples of NSCAA Convention week is the women’s coaches’ social the night before the NWSL draft. And one of the staples of the coaches’ social is the inevitable

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Determined Daly ready to prove herself in NWSL

Determined Daly ready to prove herself in NWSL

Jennifer Gordon January 19, 2016 3

BALTIMORE, Md. — Prior to Friday’s NWSL College Draft, there was speculation about how serious internationals who declared would be about continuing their careers in the United States. The selection of St. John’s forward Rachel

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Rutgers’ Reed, Skroski go from College Cup to NWSL

Rutgers’ Reed, Skroski go from College Cup to NWSL

Dan Lauletta January 18, 2016 16

BALTIMORE, Md. — Brianne Reed had explicit instructions for her mother and father in the days leading into the NWSL Draft.  She did not want to know where she was projected to be selected. “I

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NWSL unveils new process for player allocations

NWSL unveils new process for player allocations

Jeff Kassouf January 15, 2016 308

Friday wasn’t just draft day for the National Women’s Soccer League — it was also the start of what will ostensibly be a fairer process to distribute allocated players. And it started out with

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