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The Lowdown: My 2016 NWSL Awards Ballot

The Lowdown: My 2016 NWSL Awards Ballot

Dan Lauletta September 27, 2016 149

Here is my 2016 NWSL Awards ballot. This was a difficult season as I did not feel there were many standouts. So there will likely be even more disagreements than usual. I welcome them

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NWSL Week In Review: Where do non-playoff teams go from here?

NWSL Week In Review: Where do non-playoff teams go from here?

Ray Curren September 27, 2016 102

Sadly, the close of the regular season means that we say goodbye to 60 percent of the NWSL’s teams until the spring. But before they walk out the 2016 door, it gives us a

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For Thorns, Shield was total team effort

For Thorns, Shield was total team effort

Dan Lauletta September 26, 2016 51

On July 30, Allie Long was dozing off in her hotel in Brazil watching the stream of her Portland Thorns against the Seattle Reign. The Reign carried much of the play that night, but

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Portland wins Shield with 3-1 victory over Sky Blue

Portland wins Shield with 3-1 victory over Sky Blue

Eric Scatamacchia September 25, 2016 84

On the final day of the 2016 NWSL season, the Portland Thorns took on Sky Blue with a chance to take the Shield with a win or draw. The Thorns earned the Shield in style coming

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Week 19 Sunday Preview: Thorns can nab Shield

Week 19 Sunday Preview: Thorns can nab Shield

Chelsey Bush September 25, 2016 71

The playoff spots are locked up, but the Shield and the Golden Boot are still up in the air. Sky Blue has one final chance to play spoiler on the last day of the

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Week 19 Saturday Preview: Spirit, Flash look to clinch

Week 19 Saturday Preview: Spirit, Flash look to clinch

Chelsey Bush September 23, 2016 22

Hard to believe, but the end of the season has arrived. Both the Shield and the final playoff spot are still up for grabs, and it’s anyone’s guess who will emerge triumphant. Everything comes

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The Lowdown: Playoff, Shield, Boot races down to wire

The Lowdown: Playoff, Shield, Boot races down to wire

Dan Lauletta September 14, 2016 93

An interesting Week 18 that saw all 10 teams play twice settled a number of scenarios but not everything in terms of the NWSL table. What we know is that the Spirit and Thorns

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NWSL Week In Review: Amidst The Noise, Great Night For Women’s Soccer

NWSL Week In Review: Amidst The Noise, Great Night For Women’s Soccer

Ray Curren September 13, 2016 138

For better or worse, the last few months in the women’s soccer world has involved more publicity about incidents off the field than on, starting with Hope Solo’s antics and comments at the Olympics

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Thorns secure home semi; Flash don’t clinch

Thorns secure home semi; Flash don’t clinch

KP Palmer September 12, 2016 109

The Portland Thorns clinched home field advantage in the NWSL semifinals after besting the Western New York Flash 3-2 in front of a record-equaling crowd; the match was also showcased on Fox Sports 1.

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Week 18 Preview: Shield in sight for Spirit; FS1 in Portland

Week 18 Preview: Shield in sight for Spirit; FS1 in Portland

Chelsey Bush September 9, 2016 309

Once again overshadowed by off-field events, the NWSL marches into the rest of Week 18 on legs tired after a round of mid-week games. With only two playoff spots left and three teams still

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