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The Lowdown:  Sky Blue’s subtle but effective culture change

The Lowdown: Sky Blue’s subtle but effective culture change

Dan Lauletta July 27, 2016 5

When predictions began popping up for the 2016 NWSL season, the one published by Allison McCann and Jay Boice at FiveThirtyEight stood out for its optimistic outlook on Sky Blue FC. McCann picked Sky

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Rapinoe doesn’t expect to play in US’ Olympic opener

Rapinoe doesn’t expect to play in US’ Olympic opener

The Equalizer Staff July 26, 2016 82

Megan Rapinoe says she doesn’t expect to be ready for the opening match of the Rio 2016 Olympics on August 3 against New Zealand. The United States women’s national team midfielder hasn’t played a

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McCaffrey makes Red Stars debut, discusses trade

McCaffrey makes Red Stars debut, discusses trade

Jennifer Gordon July 24, 2016 244

BRIDGEVIEW, IL. — Little more than 24 hours after arriving in Chicago, Stephanie McCaffrey made her Red Stars debut in the final minutes of a 1-1 draw with the Houston Dash. Shortly thereafter, she

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Red Stars, Dash draw 1-1 after weather delay

Red Stars, Dash draw 1-1 after weather delay

The Equalizer Staff July 23, 2016 21

The Chicago Red Stars and Houston Dash played to a 1-1 draw Saturday night at Toyota Park in Illinois after a 45 minute weather delay. The Red Stars opened the scoring in the 2nd minute of

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Galton goal lifts Sky Blue over Spirit for 3rd straight win

Galton goal lifts Sky Blue over Spirit for 3rd straight win

Dan Lauletta July 23, 2016 20

Sky Blue confirmed themselves as playoff contenders by winning their third consecutive match, 1-0 over the Washington Spirit. Rookie Leah Galton scored in the 24th minute for the only goal on an oppressively hot

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Groom goal gives Kansas City 1-0 win over WNY

Groom goal gives Kansas City 1-0 win over WNY

The Equalizer Staff July 23, 2016 20

Despite a franchise high 25 shots from the Western New York Flash, FC Kansas City was able to pull off a 1-0 win over the Flash on Saturday night at Rhinos Stadium in Rochester.

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USWNT rolls past Costa Rica in final Rio tune-up

USWNT rolls past Costa Rica in final Rio tune-up

The Equalizer Staff July 22, 2016 416

Everything played out as expected on Friday night in the United States women’s national team’s final official exhibition match before the Rio 2016 Olympics. Crystal Dunn, Mallory Pugh, Carli Lloyd and Christen Press all

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Red Stars acquire McCaffrey for picks, intl. spot

Red Stars acquire McCaffrey for picks, intl. spot

Dan Lauletta July 22, 2016 104

The Chicago Red Stars acquired forward Stephanie McCaffrey from the Boston Breakers on Friday in exchange for four picks in the 2017 draft and an international roster spot for the 2017 season. To acquire

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Week 14 Preview:  Sky Blue-Spirit rivalry heating up

Week 14 Preview: Sky Blue-Spirit rivalry heating up

Chelsey Bush July 22, 2016 7

Last week saw two losing streaks snapped, Boston score multiple goals in a game for the first time this year, and the top-ranked team fell for the second week in a row. Portland and

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One year later, Raquel Rodriguez reflects on World Cup

One year later, Raquel Rodriguez reflects on World Cup

Dan Lauletta July 22, 2016 1

Even more than a year later, Raquel Rodriguez says scoring Costa Rica’s first World Cup goal is “a little unreal.” And as Costa Rica prepare to help send the mighty United States off to

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