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Week 3 Preview:  Reign host FCKC in title game rematch

Week 3 Preview: Reign host FCKC in title game rematch

Dan Lauletta April 29, 2016 19

Week 3 features the first Friday night games of the season and the home opener for the Flash, who take their usual place as the final NWSL club to play in front of the

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Nash:  For USSF, good enough no longer good enough

Nash: For USSF, good enough no longer good enough

Tim Nash April 28, 2016 171

For U.S. Soccer, the best and the worst of all possibilities played out at the same time 25 years ago in China. A quarter of a century ago, their six-year-old women’s program won the

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Familiar but unfamiliar: Group F will be tricky in Rio

Familiar but unfamiliar: Group F will be tricky in Rio

Harjeet Johal April 27, 2016 16

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Commencement of celebrations on Wednesday to mark 100 days until the 2016 Rio Olympics are a stark reminder: the Games are coming — quickly. The women’s soccer tournament begins two

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The Lowdown: Taking in Orlando’s soccer culture

The Lowdown: Taking in Orlando’s soccer culture

Dan Lauletta April 26, 2016 426

Saturday afternoon, I set sail from my hotel for the mile and a half walk to the Citrus Bowl. As I made the walk with my pal Jen Cooper from keepernotes.com on a pleasant

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What we learned from Spirit win over Sky Blue

What we learned from Spirit win over Sky Blue

Dan Lauletta April 25, 2016 19

Two weeks into the NWSL season and the Washington Spirit are the only team yet to drop a point. Sunday night at Yurcak Field they moved to 2-0-0 with a 2-1 victory over Sky

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Three things learned from Pride’s historic opener

Three things learned from Pride’s historic opener

Dan Lauletta April 24, 2016 66

ORLANDO, FL. — Orlando Pride won their first ever home match on Saturday night, 3-1 over the Houston Dash. A three-goal barrage to start the second half was the difference after Ashlyn Harris kept

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Week 2 Preview:  Crystal Dunn v. Kelley O’Hara

Week 2 Preview: Crystal Dunn v. Kelley O’Hara

Dan Lauletta April 22, 2016 101

It’s Week 2 in the 2016 NWSL season. An attendance record may fall Saturday night in Orlando and an epic showdown ion the flank awaits the next day in New Jersey. Saturday Western New

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Garber thinks half of MLS teams will get into NWSL

Garber thinks half of MLS teams will get into NWSL

The Equalizer Staff April 21, 2016 170

MLS commissioner Don Garber says he thinks that the league will soon see half of its members operating women’s teams as part of their club. Garber added that there is no league-level initiative to

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Going for Gold: Will Rampone make Olympic roster?

Going for Gold: Will Rampone make Olympic roster?

Eric Scatamacchia April 21, 2016 269

Longtime U.S. captain and four-time Olympic gold medalist Christie Rampone has not played for the U.S. national team in 2016. Rampone, 40, had surgery in December 2015 due to a bone bruise in her

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The Lowdown:  The Memorial streak crashes and burns

The Lowdown: The Memorial streak crashes and burns

Dan Lauletta April 19, 2016 111

For two full seasons, the Reign never lost at Memorial Stadium.  And then they did.  Laura Harvey always said the only thing for sure about the streak was that it would eventually end.  But

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