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The Equalizer’s NWSL Week 2 POW: Christine Sinclair

The Equalizer’s NWSL Week 2 POW: Christine Sinclair

The Equalizer Staff April 22, 2013 12

  Portland Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair is The Equalizer’s National Women’s Soccer League Week 2 Player of the Week as voted on by the editors of the site. Sinclair assisted Alex Morgan’s game-winning

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Dougherty, Morgan goals give Thorns Cascadia triumph

Dougherty, Morgan goals give Thorns Cascadia triumph

Richard Farley April 21, 2013 153

PORTLAND, Ore. – Bouncing back from their opening day draw in Kansas City, Thorns FC saw goals from Marian Dougherty and Alex Morgan lift the team to a 2-1 result against Seattle Reign FC,

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Thorns hope to ‘improve on everything’ against Seattle

Thorns hope to ‘improve on everything’ against Seattle

Richard Farley April 20, 2013 7

PORTLAND, Ore. – Five months from now, we may look back on Thorns FC’s 1-1 final at FC Kansas City and see a positive result. The Blues have one of the deeper starting XI’s

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Weekend preview: Northwest rivalry debuts

Weekend preview: Northwest rivalry debuts

The Equalizer Staff April 20, 2013 17

Week 2 in the National Women’s Soccer League will only feature two games, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. Sky Blue FC and the Chicago Red Stars were slated to have the week

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Kansas City happy with opening day crowd

Kansas City happy with opening day crowd

Dan Lauletta April 15, 2013 8

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — When NWSL was announced last November, The Equalizer caught up with Brian Budzinski to inquire about the new club in Kansas City. The FC Kansas City president was asked about

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NWSL attendance watch: Week 1

NWSL attendance watch: Week 1

Jeff Kassouf April 15, 2013 73

Through four games and one full weekend of play, average attendance for the National Women’s Soccer League is 3,321, about on par with what Women’s Professional Soccer drew for fans. But the average includes

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Portland, Kansas City tie in first-ever NWSL game

Portland, Kansas City tie in first-ever NWSL game

Dan Lauletta April 13, 2013 113

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — An overflow crowd of 6,784 jammed its way into Shawnee Mission High School Stadium to witness the debut match of the National Women’s Soccer League, and they were treated to

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2013 NWSL predictions — the big preview

2013 NWSL predictions — the big preview

The Equalizer Staff April 13, 2013 13

Gameday is finally here. It’s not as if this were the longest wait. The year without professional women’s soccer — which, hopefully 2012 stands as the last such — didn’t quite feel that way

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NWSL opening weekend matchups preview

NWSL opening weekend matchups preview

Dan Lauletta April 13, 2013 2

It’s finally here: the inaugural kickoff of the National Women’s Soccer League. The buildup to this day has come quickly; the league was only officially announced five months ago. But anticipation is high and

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Star power must meet expectations for Thorns FC

Star power must meet expectations for Thorns FC

Richard Farley April 11, 2013 33

PORTLAND, Ore. — Cindy Parlow Cone may have said “We all know soccer games aren’t won on paper” 20 times this preseason. Of course, that isn’t an exact number. It may have been much

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