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The Lowdown:  Observations from NWSL Week 6

The Lowdown: Observations from NWSL Week 6

Dan Lauletta May 24, 2016 108

If you speak to coaches and other people around NWSL, chances are you will collect a wide variety of opinions about the relative abilities of the 10 clubs. Some don’t think the Spirit or

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Going for Gold: USWNT players prepare for Olympics in NWSL

Going for Gold: USWNT players prepare for Olympics in NWSL

Eric Scatamacchia May 19, 2016 421

There are less than 80 days until the women’s Olympic soccer tournament kicks off in Brazil. Although the U.S. national team has not been together over the past month, national teamers have been busy

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The Lowdown:  Jen Buczkowski, the ironwoman of NWSL

The Lowdown: Jen Buczkowski, the ironwoman of NWSL

Dan Lauletta May 17, 2016 166

Monday was a rainy day in Kansas City which meant FC Kansas City training was moved to an indoor location. That would have meant a longer drive for Jen Buczkowski, and she was just

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Gordon:  Thoughts from Spirit win over Dash

Gordon: Thoughts from Spirit win over Dash

Jennifer Gordon May 16, 2016 26

BOYDS, MD. — The Washington Spirit remained undefeated Saturday, narrowly beating the visiting Houston Dash 1-0 on a first half goal by Joanna Lohman. The win gave the Spirit it’s fourth shutout of the

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Week 5 preview:  Midwest Melee, Cascadia Derby on tap

Week 5 preview: Midwest Melee, Cascadia Derby on tap

Dan Lauletta May 13, 2016 90

Week 5 and we have some twists and turns to the season. We won’t see Tobin Heath this week after she was booked twice last weekend in Washington. We will see Jen Buczkowski as

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The Lowdown: Breakers doing everything but scoring

The Lowdown: Breakers doing everything but scoring

Dan Lauletta May 10, 2016 258

Matt Beard was always going to build his team from back to front. The entire Breakers offseason was crafted around that mentality. It’s just that no one thought it would take a month to

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NWSL Week In Review: FCKC a shell of its champion self

NWSL Week In Review: FCKC a shell of its champion self

Ray Curren May 9, 2016 67

It was NFL coach Dennis Green who once uttered in anger after a particularly tough loss, “They are what we thought they were.” (If you haven’t seen it, it’s funnier when you actually watch

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Lauletta:  Thoughts from Pride drubbing of the Reign

Lauletta: Thoughts from Pride drubbing of the Reign

Dan Lauletta May 8, 2016 106

The Orlando Pride put together the best performance of their young lives on Sunday, treating 8,211 fans at Camping World Stadium to a 2-0 victory over two-time Shield holders, Seattle Reign FC. On the

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Gordon:  Thoughts from the nil-nil draw in Washington

Gordon: Thoughts from the nil-nil draw in Washington

Jennifer Gordon May 8, 2016 30

The Washington Spirit and the Portland Thorns battled it out to a 0-0 draw Saturday night at the Maryland Soccerplex. There are two kinds of scoreless draws, the snooze fests and the kind that

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Thoughts from Dash’s first ever win in Kansas City

Thoughts from Dash’s first ever win in Kansas City

Jeff Husted May 8, 2016 42

KANSAS CITY, MO. — The Houston Dash took control of tonight’s game for five minutes and buried two goals. Now they go home with a fresh three points after holding off the defending champs

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