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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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