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Morgan questionable, but sounds unlikely to play

Morgan questionable, but sounds unlikely to play

Jeff Kassouf April 18, 2015 73

The next couple of weeks will include some walking on eggshells in regards to United States national team players avoiding injuries in their National Women’s Soccer League matches. Washington Spirit defender Ali Krieger only

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NWSL Week 2 Preview: Full Saturday slate

NWSL Week 2 Preview: Full Saturday slate

Dan Lauletta April 17, 2015 41

After a stirring Week 1, NWSL is back at it with four more games, all Saturday on night.  In Washington, 2014 playoff teams look to avoid 0-2 while in New Jersey, last year’s non-playoff

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The Lowdown: 5 takeaways from NWSL Week 1

The Lowdown: 5 takeaways from NWSL Week 1

Dan Lauletta April 14, 2015 19

After traveling to the inaugural NWSL match in Kansas City two years ago and the maiden Dash match last April, the third season was the first in which I took in the entire opening

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NWSL weekend review: Goals, goals and blowouts

NWSL weekend review: Goals, goals and blowouts

Jeff Kassouf April 13, 2015 67

Ah, spring. That time of year when the long winter finally gives way to a warm but still crisp air. And, of course, the return of weekly soccer. Welcome back, National Women’s Soccer League.

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Riley lauds Thorns’ midfield after dominant victory

Riley lauds Thorns’ midfield after dominant victory

Jeff Kassouf April 12, 2015 15

Portland Thorns FC coach Paul Riley sang praises of his midfielders following his team’s 4-1 season-opening victory over the Boston Breakers on Saturday. All four Portland goals were scored by midfielders — of which

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Thorns drub Breakers as Long nets brace

Thorns drub Breakers as Long nets brace

Dan Lauletta April 12, 2015 141

The Thorns authored a dominating start to their NWSL season with a 4-1 rout of the Boston Breakers in front of 13,386 fans who braved rainy conditions after halftime at Providence Park. Allie Long

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Portland gives midfielder Zerboni ‘fresh start’

Portland gives midfielder Zerboni ‘fresh start’

Jeff Kassouf April 11, 2015 21

Portland Thorns FC won the 2013 National Women’s Soccer League title the hard way, going on the road for both playoff matches after a mid-season dip in form cost the Thorns a home playoff

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NWSL Week 1 Preview: Season 3 begins

NWSL Week 1 Preview: Season 3 begins

Dan Lauletta April 10, 2015 22

Week 1 of the 2015 NWSL season sees a Friday opener in Houston and the Red Stars sitting out with the bye week.  Let the season begin. Friday Washington Sprit (0-0-0) at Houston Dash

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NWSL — Americans to watch and predictions

NWSL — Americans to watch and predictions

Dan Lauletta April 10, 2015 34

The third and most interesting NWSL season kicks off Friday night in Houston, where the Dash will host the Washington Spirit.  Among the changes this season are a reduction from 24 games to 20

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2015 NWSL Preview: Portland Thorns FC

2015 NWSL Preview: Portland Thorns FC

Jeff Kassouf April 7, 2015 84

Only one-third of National Women’s Soccer League coaches have experience juggling the U.S. professional season with the World Cup. Portland Thorns FC coach Paul Riley is one of them. In 2011, Riley managed the

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