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Rampone goal, PKs highlight wild night at Yurcak

Rampone goal, PKs highlight wild night at Yurcak

Dan Lauletta April 20, 2014 17

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Can a goalkeeper really goad an opponent into missing a penalty just with her daunting demeanor? Christine Sinclair thinks so. “We have so much confidence in Nadine (Angerer). She puts fear

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Long penalty earns Portland late point at Sky Blue

Long penalty earns Portland late point at Sky Blue

Jeff Kassouf April 19, 2014 98

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — A late Allie Long penalty kick was enough to salvage a 1-1 draw for Portland Thorns FC against Sky Blue FC on Saturday at Yurcak Field. Long finished the spot kick

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NWSL Week 2 preview: Red Stars make ’14 debut

NWSL Week 2 preview: Red Stars make ’14 debut

Dan Lauletta April 18, 2014 48

FC Kansas City (0-0-1) at Washington Spirit (0-1-0) Maryland SoccerPlex Saturday, 6:30 p.m. EDT Series: Kansas City lead, 1-0-1 The Spirit were overwhelmed late by the Flash on opening day and it will not

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NWSL Week 2 brings something old, something new

NWSL Week 2 brings something old, something new

Jeff Kassouf April 17, 2014 48

Opening weekend 2014 of the National Women’s Soccer League highlighted just how many changes took place in the offseason. It was a weekend of firsts — naturally, to some extent, with it being Week

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Riley: Van Hollebeke out at least 3-4 weeks

Riley: Van Hollebeke out at least 3-4 weeks

Jeff Kassouf April 16, 2014 24

Portland Thorns FC coach Paul Riley says defender Rachel Van Hollebeke will miss at least 3-4 weeks due to a sprained left ankle. Van Hollebeke sprained her ankle just three minutes into the U.S.

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The Lowdown: 2013 finalists return winners

The Lowdown: 2013 finalists return winners

Dan Lauletta April 15, 2014 31

The opening minutes of Saturday’s Portland Thorns’ game went just about how coach Paul Riley envisioned it. One team a bit nervous for the opener, the other quickly pouncing to take advantage. The only

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Morgan, anxious to return to field, discusses Ellis, Riley, Gustavsson as possible USWNT coaches

Morgan, anxious to return to field, discusses Ellis, Riley, Gustavsson as possible USWNT coaches

Jeff Kassouf April 14, 2014 193

Alex Morgan hasn’t played a competitive match since Nov. 10, when she came off the bench for a few minutes at the end of the U.S. women’s 4-1 win over Brazil. What was thought

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Long: ‘We were lucky to get away with 3 points’

Long: ‘We were lucky to get away with 3 points’

The Equalizer Staff April 13, 2014 6

Portland Thorns FC didn’t exactly open their title-defense in style, but the 1-0 road victory over the Houston Dash on Saturday was the start the needed, and goal scorer Allie Long acknowledged postgame that

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Dash, fans get everything but a win from opener

Dash, fans get everything but a win from opener

Dan Lauletta April 13, 2014 23

HOUSTON — It was almost the dream start for the Dash. The brand new NWSL franchise overflowed their stated goal of the 7,000-seat lower bowl and wound up with 8,097 at BBVA Compass Stadium

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Dash dictate play, but fall to Thorns in first game

Dash dictate play, but fall to Thorns in first game

The Equalizer Staff April 12, 2014 109

Saturday brought an encouraging start for the expansion Houston Dash in their first-ever game, but defending NWSL champions Portland Thorns FC left BBVA Compass Stadium with a 1-0 win to open the season. Houston

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