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NWSL allocates US, Mexican, Canadian players to designated teams

NWSL allocates US, Mexican, Canadian players to designated teams

Liviu Bird January 11, 2013 56

A month and a half after the franchise locations and format of the National Women’s Soccer League was made public, each club now knows which national team players will be on its roster. The

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NWSL allocation and rules: what we know thus far

NWSL allocation and rules: what we know thus far

Dan Lauletta January 9, 2013 89

Hope Solo is in. Megan Klingenberg is out. The list of 55 subsidized players for the 2013 NWSL season was announced late Wednesday and by Friday we should know which players are going where.

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NWSL releases list of 55 players to be allocated

NWSL releases list of 55 players to be allocated

Jeff Kassouf January 9, 2013 15

The National Women’s Soccer League on Wednesday released the list of 55 players to be allocated to the eight inaugural teams. Of the 55 players, 23 are U.S. national team players, 16 are Canadian

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Paulson: Thorns FC deposits top 3,500

Paulson: Thorns FC deposits top 3,500

Jeff Kassouf January 4, 2013 8

Portland Thorns FC season ticket deposits continue to rise to what could result in unprecedented numbers for a women’s soccer team. On Dec. 21, owner Merritt Paulson tweeted that season ticket deposits had topped

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The Lowdown: NWSL at a glance

The Lowdown: NWSL at a glance

Dan Lauletta January 1, 2013 5

Happy New Year, everyone.  Welcome to The Lowdown. What is The Lowdown you ask? It is a weekly look and anything and everything relating to the National Women’s Soccer League.  We published weekly on

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Portland Thorns FC already nearing season ticket record

Portland Thorns FC already nearing season ticket record

Jeff Kassouf December 22, 2012 16

Portland is already proving itself to be a valuable piece to the National Women’s Soccer League. Portland Thorns FC owner Merritt Paulson, who is also owner and president of MLS’ Portland Timbers, tweeted on

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Cindy Parlow Cone Named Portland Thorns FC Head Coach

Cindy Parlow Cone Named Portland Thorns FC Head Coach

Liviu Bird December 19, 2012 3

Portland Thorns FC announced on Wednesday that Cindy Parlow Cone would be its inaugural head coach. She was previously an assistant coach at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and director of coaching

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Portland to be named Thorns FC

Portland to be named Thorns FC

Jeff Kassouf December 13, 2012 19

The new women’s professional soccer team in Portland, Ore., will be named Portland Thorns FC, the team announced on Thursday. Merritt Paulson owns the team, and he also owns the Portland Timbers of MLS.

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Destination Cascadia

Destination Cascadia

Richard Farley November 29, 2012 21

PORTLAND, Ore. – The crowd of 10,042 was a disappointment by Timbers’ standards, Portland’s Major League Soccer franchise having sold out every first division game over their two years at Jeld-Wen Field, but given

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Timbers in, Sounders out of new women’s league

Timbers in, Sounders out of new women’s league

Liviu Bird November 21, 2012 1

SEATTLE — The foreseeable future of women’s professional soccer does not include the Seattle Sounders organization. Instead, president of digital agency POP Bill Predmore’s group will participate in the new pro league next summer.

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