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Solo uncertainty leaves USWNT inexperienced in net

Solo uncertainty leaves USWNT inexperienced in net

Jeff Kassouf January 23, 2015 310

At the very least, the United States women’s national team will be without starting goalkeeper Hope Solo for two crucial World Cup warmup matches in February. Solo was suspended by U.S. Soccer on Wednesday

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Lofton brings Spirit background to Boston

Lofton brings Spirit background to Boston

Jennifer Gordon January 23, 2015 3

While many question the overall importance of the NWSL Draft in terms of roster building, few question that the event generates many exciting and sometimes surprising storylines to break up a seemingly endless offseason.

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Best of the rest: Undrafted players look for chances

Best of the rest: Undrafted players look for chances

Jennifer Gordon January 22, 2015 18

When the final of the 36 names were called Friday at the NWSL Draft in Philadelphia, the energy and hustle of the room didn’t die away immediately. The coaches and staff of most NWSL

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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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Spirit’s draft-day moves bring renewed depth

Spirit’s draft-day moves bring renewed depth

Jennifer Gordon January 19, 2015 4

Going into Friday’s NWSL College Draft, everyone knew there would be a lot of UCLA Bruins selected. Six of the first 19 picks were Bruins, tying a record. What no one would have predicted

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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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Morgan Brian: US Soccer’s next big star

Morgan Brian: US Soccer’s next big star

Jeff Kassouf January 16, 2015 173

PHILADELPHIA – In a world of what is – and who is – next, Morgan Brian is clearly it as U.S. women’s soccer goes. The 21-year-old midfielder was selected first overall by the Houston

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A&M’s Groom ready for new challenge in NWSL

A&M’s Groom ready for new challenge in NWSL

Jeff Kassouf January 15, 2015 26

Texas A&M’s best season ever came to an abrupt end a game short of the final in December, a bittersweet ending for a senior class with a school record 75 wins in four years.

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Sleeper picks: 2015 NWSL College Draft

Sleeper picks: 2015 NWSL College Draft

Jennifer Gordon January 14, 2015 11

The NWSL 2015 draft is quickly approaching. While the 2014 draft class was chock-full of talent, this year’s class isn’t nearly as deep. [GORDON: Positional rankings  |  LAULETTA: Team needs  |  Draft coverage] Nonetheless,

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Defender Leach looks for shot at next level in NWSL

Defender Leach looks for shot at next level in NWSL

Jennifer Gordon January 14, 2015 5

In sports and life, transitions are one of the few constants. In soccer, the best players make the transition from rec league, to club and then on to to college. Each step comes with

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