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Sky Blue, Thorns pick up preseason wins; Dash fall

Sky Blue, Thorns pick up preseason wins; Dash fall

The Equalizer Staff March 26, 2015 13

Portland Thorns FC, Sky Blue FC and the Boston Breakers all picked up preseason victories on Wednesday night, while the Houston Dash lost in an in-house friendly. Portland defeated FC Tuscon, 2-0 in the

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The Lowdown:  How no Wambach will impact NWSL

The Lowdown: How no Wambach will impact NWSL

Dan Lauletta March 25, 2015 302

There is little doubt that NWSL is in a stronger position heading into its third season than either of its two predecessors, WUSA and WPS.  But the league took its first serious body blow

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Five NWSL teams post wins over college squads

Five NWSL teams post wins over college squads

The Equalizer Staff March 22, 2015 61

The Boston Breakers, the Chicago Red Stars, Portland Thorns FC, Sky Blue FC and the Washington Spirit all won matches in week two of preseason. The Washington Spirit preseason schedule rolled on yesterday with

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Plush: Six cities interested in NWSL expansion

Plush: Six cities interested in NWSL expansion

Jeff Kassouf March 19, 2015 161

Expansion is a telltale sign of league health universal to all sports. It never occurred in the first incarnation of professional women’s soccer in the United States, the Women’s United Soccer Association (2001-03), and

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NWSL preseason 2015 kicks off; one month to kickoff

NWSL preseason 2015 kicks off; one month to kickoff

The Equalizer Staff March 9, 2015 34

Preseason 2015 in the National Women’s Soccer League began on Monday, meaning the season is just over a month away. As we tweeted this morning, get pumped: Guess what day it is?! GUESS WHAT DAY

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The Lowdown: Tipping the scales in NWSL in 2015

The Lowdown: Tipping the scales in NWSL in 2015

Dan Lauletta March 5, 2015 51

Don’t look now but it’s March and NWSL preseason starts Monday.  To get 2015 started in Lowdown style, we picked a player (or two) on each of the nine clubs who could be the most

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Thorns sign young Canadian midfielder Robbins

Thorns sign young Canadian midfielder Robbins

The Equalizer Staff February 26, 2015 15

Portland Thorns FC announced on Thursday the signing of midfielder Sarah Robbins, who previously played for Finnish club Åland United. “Sarah is a true holding midfielder with all the qualities required to play in

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Thorns sign Equatorial Guinea’s Genoveva Añonma

Thorns sign Equatorial Guinea’s Genoveva Añonma

Jeff Kassouf February 24, 2015 91

Portland Thorns FC signed Equatorial Guinea striker Genoveva Añonma, who currently plays for Turbine Potsdam in the Frauen-Bundesliga. She will join the Thorns after the Frauen-Bundesliga season ends. OregonLive’s Jamie Goldberg first reported the

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A visit to Portland Thorns open tryouts

A visit to Portland Thorns open tryouts

Dan Lauletta February 19, 2015 76

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Paul Riley does most things at least slightly differently from everyone else.  Open tryouts is no exception. “We did a proper training session both days,” the Thorns coach said Thursday following

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The Lowdown:  When, to where will NWSL expand?

The Lowdown: When, to where will NWSL expand?

Dan Lauletta February 11, 2015 62

For three years WPS brass promised that multiple groups were interested in joining the league via expansion.  And while they did add three teams in two years, one was a rush job similar to

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