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The Lowdown: What we know, what we don’t know

The Lowdown: What we know, what we don’t know

Dan Lauletta September 2, 2015 61

As the calendar flips to September and takes NWSL play with it for the first time,  there is still much to be worked out regarding this year’s playoffs.  The four combatants are known but

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Spirit, Thorns play to wild, 3-3 draw in Portland

Spirit, Thorns play to wild, 3-3 draw in Portland

Dan Lauletta August 31, 2015 451

The Thorns and Spirit played to a thrilling, 3-3 draw Sunday night in front of a sold out crowd at Providence Park. Crystal Dunn scored two goals including the final equalizer in the 80th

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NWSL Week 20 preview — racing to host the semis

NWSL Week 20 preview — racing to host the semis

Dan Lauletta August 29, 2015 6

The four playoff berths are secure as are the first and and last spots on the table.  Now the battle heats up for the right to host the semifinal opposite Seattle.  The Spirit are

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Sinclair out Sunday with ankle, Achilles injury

Sinclair out Sunday with ankle, Achilles injury

The Equalizer Staff August 29, 2015 50

Christine Sinclair will miss Portland Thorns FC’s 2015 home finale with a left ankle sprain and left Achilles tendon strain. Sinclair was injured last Saturday in a 1-0 loss to Sky Blue FC in

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NWSL Week 20 midweek preview

NWSL Week 20 midweek preview

Dan Lauletta August 26, 2015 12

Two matches midweek and there are implications for everyone. The Reign will be trying to clinch the Shield and the Spirit a playoff spot as they battle FC Kansas City with the second home

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The Lowdown: NWSL playoff field nearly set

The Lowdown: NWSL playoff field nearly set

Dan Lauletta August 26, 2015 55

There are two weeks left to play and things are almost settled in terms of the NWSL playoff races. Let’s take a look: Seattle Reign FC (11-3-3, 36 pts., clinched home playoff match): The

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Van Hollebeke retiring to begin medical school

Van Hollebeke retiring to begin medical school

Jeff Kassouf August 25, 2015 72

Rachel Van Hollebeke announced she will retire from professional and international soccer to begin medical school at the end of the month. Van Hollebeke will make herself available for the Thorns in their final

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Sky Blue holds off Portland, puts Thorns on brink

Sky Blue holds off Portland, puts Thorns on brink

Jeff Kassouf August 22, 2015 235

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — With their season hanging in the balance, Portland Thorns FC did just about everything in the final 45 minutes against Sky Blue FC at Yurcak Field on Saturday — except score. Nadia

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NWSL Week 19 Preview — points at a premium

NWSL Week 19 Preview — points at a premium

Dan Lauletta August 22, 2015 19

This weekend will go a long way toward determining if the last two weeks will be a mad scramble or not. In one scenario, the Red Stars can clinch this weekend, Kansas City can

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The Lowdown:  no shortage of chatter during break

The Lowdown: no shortage of chatter during break

Dan Lauletta August 21, 2015 40

NWSL action returns to the field Friday night for the start of a three-week sprint to the finish line.  What was supposed to be an eight-day break was briefly interrupted by a make-up match

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