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Week 14 Preview:  Sky Blue-Spirit rivalry heating up

Week 14 Preview: Sky Blue-Spirit rivalry heating up

Chelsey Bush July 22, 2016 6

Last week saw two losing streaks snapped, Boston score multiple goals in a game for the first time this year, and the top-ranked team fell for the second week in a row. Portland and

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The Lowdown: Kealia Ohai walks the walk in Dash win

The Lowdown: Kealia Ohai walks the walk in Dash win

Dan Lauletta July 20, 2016 21

In the 7th minute of the Dash’s Saturday night match against the league-leading Thorns, Rachel Daly played a ball to the right flank for Kealia Ohai and sprinted to the far post. Ohai was

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NWSL Week In Review: Flash show they are near top to stay

NWSL Week In Review: Flash show they are near top to stay

Ray Curren July 19, 2016 42

Everything seemed ripe for a Western New York comeuppance Saturday night as they traveled cross-country to take on reigning NWSL Shield holders Seattle. The Flash were not only coming off a highly controversial victory

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Dash come alive in 3-0 win over Thorns

Dash come alive in 3-0 win over Thorns

The Equalizer Staff July 16, 2016 79

The Houston Dash handily beat the Portland Thorns 3-0 on Saturday night, the Dash’s first win (and goals) since May 7th, a scoreless streak that lasted 567 minutes of play . A crowd of

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Week 13 Preview:  Which Spirit side will show up?

Week 13 Preview: Which Spirit side will show up?

Chelsey Bush July 15, 2016 11

After what was easily the craziest and most dramatic week yet of the season, the NWSL will get back into the swing of things in Week 13. Some teams are trying to shore up

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NWSL Week In Review: No such thing as bad publicity?

NWSL Week In Review: No such thing as bad publicity?

Ray Curren July 14, 2016 102

“There’s no such thing as bad publicity,” is usually attributed to Phineas T. (P.T.) Barnum, a legendary showman and businessman, who could probably help the NWSL get a sponsor or two these days, and

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The Lowdown:  NWSL Week 12 was pure chaos

The Lowdown: NWSL Week 12 was pure chaos

Dan Lauletta July 12, 2016 30

Sunday’s Pride-Breakers match brought to a close a chaotic weekend for NWSL, one that few hope to relive but also one that will live on for some time. The league is conducting an “exhaustive

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Groom’s brace hands Thorns first loss of season

Groom’s brace hands Thorns first loss of season

The Equalizer Staff July 9, 2016 43

Portland Thorns FC is unbeaten no more following a 2-1 home loss on Saturday to two-time defending NWSL champion FC Kansas City. Shea Groom scored once in each half — both time with her

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Week 12 preview:  Thorns looking to extend unbeaten run

Week 12 preview: Thorns looking to extend unbeaten run

Dan Lauletta July 8, 2016 8

Week 12 features a full slate of matches including pivotal clashes between the Reign and Flash as well as the Spirit and Red Stars. Meanwhile the Thorns will look to remain undefeated and the

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The Lowdown: Which teams are best suited for summer?

The Lowdown: Which teams are best suited for summer?

Dan Lauletta July 6, 2016 96

Last week, in a non-Lowdown column, I ranked the 20 NWSL players who have left to join the United States Olympic camp in order of how they will be missed.  This week it’s a

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