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The Lowdown: My 2016 NWSL Awards Ballot

The Lowdown: My 2016 NWSL Awards Ballot

Dan Lauletta September 27, 2016 27

Here is my 2016 NWSL Awards ballot. This was a difficult season as I did not feel there were many standouts. So there will likely be even more disagreements than usual. I welcome them

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NWSL Week In Review: Where do non-playoff teams go from here?

NWSL Week In Review: Where do non-playoff teams go from here?

Ray Curren September 27, 2016 37

Sadly, the close of the regular season means that we say goodbye to 60 percent of the NWSL’s teams until the spring. But before they walk out the 2016 door, it gives us a

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Week 19 Saturday Preview: Spirit, Flash look to clinch

Week 19 Saturday Preview: Spirit, Flash look to clinch

Chelsey Bush September 23, 2016 22

Hard to believe, but the end of the season has arrived. Both the Shield and the final playoff spot are still up for grabs, and it’s anyone’s guess who will emerge triumphant. Everything comes

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The Lowdown: Playoff, Shield, Boot races down to wire

The Lowdown: Playoff, Shield, Boot races down to wire

Dan Lauletta September 14, 2016 93

An interesting Week 18 that saw all 10 teams play twice settled a number of scenarios but not everything in terms of the NWSL table. What we know is that the Spirit and Thorns

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NWSL Week In Review: Amidst The Noise, Great Night For Women’s Soccer

NWSL Week In Review: Amidst The Noise, Great Night For Women’s Soccer

Ray Curren September 13, 2016 138

For better or worse, the last few months in the women’s soccer world has involved more publicity about incidents off the field than on, starting with Hope Solo’s antics and comments at the Olympics

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Draw puts banged up Red Stars into playoffs

Draw puts banged up Red Stars into playoffs

Dan Lauletta September 11, 2016 39

It wasn’t pretty but the Chicago Red Stars earned point they needed to return to the playoffs, clinching their second straight berth following a scoreless draw at FC Kansas City. Alyssa Naeher made an

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Week 18 Preview: Shield in sight for Spirit; FS1 in Portland

Week 18 Preview: Shield in sight for Spirit; FS1 in Portland

Chelsey Bush September 9, 2016 309

Once again overshadowed by off-field events, the NWSL marches into the rest of Week 18 on legs tired after a round of mid-week games. With only two playoff spots left and three teams still

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Mid-Week 18 Preview: Last stands for 2015 finalists

Mid-Week 18 Preview: Last stands for 2015 finalists

Chelsey Bush September 7, 2016 21

With the opportunity for both the playoff race and the NWSL Shield to be locked up, every team heads into their mid-week games with their eyes on the prize. Washington aims for hardware, Houston

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The Lowdown: The latest from Week 17

The Lowdown: The latest from Week 17

Dan Lauletta September 7, 2016 25

Following a midseason crunch in the standings, the NWSL playoff race crystallized a bit during Week 17. The Spirit became the first to officially clinch and maintained control of the Shield race. And the

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Red Stars equalize late to draw Reign 2-2

Red Stars equalize late to draw Reign 2-2

The Equalizer Staff September 4, 2016 139

On Sunday evening, the Chicago Red Stars and Seattle Reign FC drew 2-2 in front of 3,355 fans at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL. Seattle opened the scoring in the 5th minute. Beverley Yanez sent

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