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The Lowdown:  Observations from NWSL Week 6

The Lowdown: Observations from NWSL Week 6

Dan Lauletta May 24, 2016 108

If you speak to coaches and other people around NWSL, chances are you will collect a wide variety of opinions about the relative abilities of the 10 clubs. Some don’t think the Spirit or

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Henry: Weekly competition is appeal of NWSL

Henry: Weekly competition is appeal of NWSL

Jeff Kassouf May 23, 2016 121

Amandine Henry says she cannot wait to play with Portland Thorns FC in the National Women’s Soccer League, a league she says is much more competitive than the one in France. Henry played nine

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NWSL Week In Review: Sermanni Redemption Tour Continues

NWSL Week In Review: Sermanni Redemption Tour Continues

Ray Curren May 23, 2016 208

Tom Sermanni was hired to coach the U.S. national team on Oct. 30, 2012 (he actually started on Jan. 1, 2013). He was fired on April 5, 2014 and finished with a record of

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Thorns stay unbeaten, hand Spirit first loss

Thorns stay unbeaten, hand Spirit first loss

Dan Lauletta May 22, 2016 337

Portland Thorns FC exploded for three goals in the first half on their way to a 4-1 victory over the Washington Spirit that leaves them as the last unbeaten side in NWSL this season.

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Week 6 Preview:  Thorns, Spirit in return match

Week 6 Preview: Thorns, Spirit in return match

Dan Lauletta May 20, 2016 129

The fourth NWSL season is one-quarter of the way over already and there is one question on everyone’s mind — why can’t anyone in this league score goals? Here is a quick look at

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NWSL fines Seattle Reign for criticizing referee

NWSL fines Seattle Reign for criticizing referee

The Equalizer Staff May 18, 2016 132

Seattle Reign FC was fined an undisclosed amount, the National Women’s Soccer League announced on Tuesday, for comments critical of match officials. Reign FC coach and GM Laura Harvey said after Saturday’s 1-1 home

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The Lowdown:  Jen Buczkowski, the ironwoman of NWSL

The Lowdown: Jen Buczkowski, the ironwoman of NWSL

Dan Lauletta May 17, 2016 166

Monday was a rainy day in Kansas City which meant FC Kansas City training was moved to an indoor location. That would have meant a longer drive for Jen Buczkowski, and she was just

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Thorns remain undefeated with 1-1 tie against rival Seattle

Thorns remain undefeated with 1-1 tie against rival Seattle

The Equalizer Staff May 15, 2016 298

Nadia Nadim and Beverly Yanez traded goals in the opening five minutes of the second half as Seattle Reign FC and Portland Thorns FC played to a 1-1 draw at Memorial Stadium.  The first

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Week 5 preview:  Midwest Melee, Cascadia Derby on tap

Week 5 preview: Midwest Melee, Cascadia Derby on tap

Dan Lauletta May 13, 2016 90

Week 5 and we have some twists and turns to the season. We won’t see Tobin Heath this week after she was booked twice last weekend in Washington. We will see Jen Buczkowski as

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Sinclair set to return from injury on Saturday

Sinclair set to return from injury on Saturday

The Equalizer Staff May 11, 2016 33

Portland Thorns FC coach Mark Parsons says striker Christine Sinclair is set to return from an Achilles injury for Saturday’s road match against rival Seattle Reign FC. “She’ll be available and we’re very excited

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