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Breakers lose at home to Thorns off late goal

Breakers lose at home to Thorns off late goal

The Equalizer Staff May 1, 2016 89

  The Portland Thorns secured a 1-0 win over the Boston Breakers at Jordan Field on a cold, rainy Boston afternoon. With temperatures in the 50s, the offenses struggled to heat up in the

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Week 3 Preview:  Reign host FCKC in title game rematch

Week 3 Preview: Reign host FCKC in title game rematch

Dan Lauletta April 29, 2016 28

Week 3 features the first Friday night games of the season and the home opener for the Flash, who take their usual place as the final NWSL club to play in front of the

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Sauerbrunn, Lloyd up for BBC World Player of the Year

Sauerbrunn, Lloyd up for BBC World Player of the Year

Kieran Theivam April 29, 2016 43

The often-overlooked Becky Saurbrunn has been named among a list of five players for the second BBC Women’s World Player of the Year award. The Word Cup winning defender missed out on the shortlist

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The Lowdown: Taking in Orlando’s soccer culture

The Lowdown: Taking in Orlando’s soccer culture

Dan Lauletta April 26, 2016 446

Saturday afternoon, I set sail from my hotel for the mile and a half walk to the Citrus Bowl. As I made the walk with my pal Jen Cooper from keepernotes.com on a pleasant

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Down to ten players, FC KC draw Thorns 1-1

Down to ten players, FC KC draw Thorns 1-1

The Equalizer Staff April 23, 2016 152

FC Kansas City and the Portland Thorns drew 1-1 in front of 3,022 fans at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City on Saturday night. Kansas City, looking to bounce back from a 1-0 loss

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Week 2 Preview:  Crystal Dunn v. Kelley O’Hara

Week 2 Preview: Crystal Dunn v. Kelley O’Hara

Dan Lauletta April 22, 2016 101

It’s Week 2 in the 2016 NWSL season. An attendance record may fall Saturday night in Orlando and an epic showdown ion the flank awaits the next day in New Jersey. Saturday Western New

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Garber thinks half of MLS teams will get into NWSL

Garber thinks half of MLS teams will get into NWSL

The Equalizer Staff April 21, 2016 170

MLS commissioner Don Garber says he thinks that the league will soon see half of its members operating women’s teams as part of their club. Garber added that there is no league-level initiative to

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The Lowdown:  The Memorial streak crashes and burns

The Lowdown: The Memorial streak crashes and burns

Dan Lauletta April 19, 2016 111

For two full seasons, the Reign never lost at Memorial Stadium.  And then they did.  Laura Harvey always said the only thing for sure about the streak was that it would eventually end.  But

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NWSL Week In Review: Getting The Little Things In Order

NWSL Week In Review: Getting The Little Things In Order

Ray Curren April 18, 2016 221

You rarely get a fourth chance to make a first impression. In professional women’s soccer terms, there’s never been that opportunity, but here we were this weekend. The NWSL, alive and seemingly well, kicked

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Lauletta:  Thoughts from Thorns 2-1 Pride

Lauletta: Thoughts from Thorns 2-1 Pride

Dan Lauletta April 18, 2016 16

The Orlando Pride finally took the field on Sunday night, opening their regular season history in Portland. The fledgling club took an early lead before yielding an equalizer and eventually a late game winner.

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