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The Lowdown: Tipping the scales in NWSL in 2015

The Lowdown: Tipping the scales in NWSL in 2015

Dan Lauletta March 5, 2015 32

Don’t look now but it’s March and NWSL preseason starts Monday.  To get 2015 started in Lowdown style, we picked a player (or two) on each of the nine clubs who could be the most

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Thorns sign young Canadian midfielder Robbins

Thorns sign young Canadian midfielder Robbins

The Equalizer Staff February 26, 2015 15

Portland Thorns FC announced on Thursday the signing of midfielder Sarah Robbins, who previously played for Finnish club Åland United. “Sarah is a true holding midfielder with all the qualities required to play in

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Thorns sign Equatorial Guinea’s Genoveva Añonma

Thorns sign Equatorial Guinea’s Genoveva Añonma

Jeff Kassouf February 24, 2015 91

Portland Thorns FC signed Equatorial Guinea striker Genoveva Añonma, who currently plays for Turbine Potsdam in the Frauen-Bundesliga. She will join the Thorns after the Frauen-Bundesliga season ends. OregonLive’s Jamie Goldberg first reported the

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A visit to Portland Thorns open tryouts

A visit to Portland Thorns open tryouts

Dan Lauletta February 19, 2015 76

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Paul Riley does most things at least slightly differently from everyone else.  Open tryouts is no exception. “We did a proper training session both days,” the Thorns coach said Thursday following

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The Lowdown:  When, to where will NWSL expand?

The Lowdown: When, to where will NWSL expand?

Dan Lauletta February 11, 2015 62

For three years WPS brass promised that multiple groups were interested in joining the league via expansion.  And while they did add three teams in two years, one was a rush job similar to

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Thorns’ Nikki Marshall announces retirement

Thorns’ Nikki Marshall announces retirement

Jeff Kassouf February 9, 2015 25

Portland Thorns FC defender Nikki Marshall announced her retirement from professional soccer on Monday. Marshall played four seasons as a professional in two different leagues, including two with the Thorns. She started every match

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NWSL 2015 — XI matches to watch

NWSL 2015 — XI matches to watch

Dan Lauletta February 5, 2015 32

The 2015 NWSL schedule is out and without question it is the most aesthetically pleasing set of matches dating back through WPS.  The reduced number of games combined with an increase in the number

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NWSL announces complete 2015 schedule

NWSL announces complete 2015 schedule

The Equalizer Staff February 5, 2015 8

The National Women’s Soccer League will play a 20-game schedule between April 10 and Sept. 27, the league confirmed on Thursday with the announcement of the complete schedule. The complete schedule can be viewed

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FMF: Mexico players out of NWSL until at least late July

FMF: Mexico players out of NWSL until at least late July

Jeff Kassouf January 28, 2015 50

Mexico players will not report to their NWSL teams until after the Pan-American Games, if at all in 2015. Mexico coach Leo Cuellar revealed at a press conference in Mexico on Tuesday that players

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The Lowdown:  Jones’ retirement and NWSL realities

The Lowdown: Jones’ retirement and NWSL realities

Dan Lauletta January 28, 2015 70

For two seasons Courtney Jones represented the most underappreciated and in some ways most vital demographic of NWSL players.  Jones was a versatile American who was good enough to often earn starters’ minutes, but

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