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Desiree Scott returns to Kansas City via allocation

Desiree Scott returns to Kansas City via allocation

The Equalizer Staff February 8, 2016 14

The Canadian Soccer Association and NWSL announced a list of 11 players that have been allocated by the federation to the league. The bombshell was the return of Desiree Scott to FC Kansas City

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The Lowdown: Biggest questions for NWSL teams

The Lowdown: Biggest questions for NWSL teams

Dan Lauletta February 2, 2016 99

You can count Punxsutawney Phil among those getting ready for the NWSL season. The groundhog emerged to no shadow on Tuesday morning, signaling a proverbial early spring. That won’t get the new season here

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Thorns waive Polkinghorne, trade for Reynolds

Thorns waive Polkinghorne, trade for Reynolds

The Equalizer Staff February 2, 2016 11

Defender Katherine Reynolds is headed back close to her roots in Portland, where she will be reunited with former coach Mark Parsons. Reynolds, who grew up outside of Seattle, was traded to Portland Thorns

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The Lowdown:  Jeff Plush on the state of NWSL

The Lowdown: Jeff Plush on the state of NWSL

Dan Lauletta January 26, 2016 131

A year ago, at the 2015 college draft, Jeff Plush introduced himself to the small but dedicated NWSL press corps. His outlook was positive, but his demeanor was guarded, and he hid behind the

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Portland Thorns to host NWSL preseason tournament

Portland Thorns to host NWSL preseason tournament

The Equalizer Staff January 25, 2016 43

Portland will play host to the first inter-NWSL preseason tournament this spring. Thorns FC will host Seattle Reign FC, the Houston Dash and Oregon State University in a four-team tournament from March 27-April 2

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Pugh’s dad says Mallory won’t go pro, will go to UCLA

Pugh’s dad says Mallory won’t go pro, will go to UCLA

Jeff Kassouf January 20, 2016 316

Mallory Pugh will not skip college for the National Women’s Soccer League, her father says. In an interview with the Denver Post, Horace Pugh admits that his 17-year-old daughter thought about turning professional and foregoing

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The Lowdown: Draft Day turns NWSL on its ear

The Lowdown: Draft Day turns NWSL on its ear

Dan Lauletta January 19, 2016 68

BALTIMORE, Md. — One of the staples of NSCAA Convention week is the women’s coaches’ social the night before the NWSL draft. And one of the staples of the coaches’ social is the inevitable

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NWSL unveils new process for player allocations

NWSL unveils new process for player allocations

Jeff Kassouf January 15, 2016 308

Friday wasn’t just draft day for the National Women’s Soccer League — it was also the start of what will ostensibly be a fairer process to distribute allocated players. And it started out with

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Sonnett ready for pressure as top pick in Portland

Sonnett ready for pressure as top pick in Portland

Jeff Kassouf January 15, 2016 79

BALTIMORE, Md. – Emily Sonnett became the fourth No. 1 overall pick in National Women’s Soccer League history on Wednesday after being selected by Portland Thorns FC. Sonnett was long expected to be the

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Report: Pugh skipping college, headed to Thorns

Report: Pugh skipping college, headed to Thorns

Jeff Kassouf January 15, 2016 671

Mallory Pugh, a 17-year-old high school senior currently in training camp with the United States senior national team, will reportedly forego her college eligibility and play in the National Women’s Soccer League for Portland

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