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NWSL week 21 preview:  finishing up the regular season

NWSL week 21 preview: finishing up the regular season

Dan Lauletta September 4, 2015 4

The final three games of the NWSL regular season are upon us. One is a rematch of a past final, and the other two have playoff implications. Here is a look: Friday Portland Thorns

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The Lowdown: What we know, what we don’t know

The Lowdown: What we know, what we don’t know

Dan Lauletta September 2, 2015 101

As the calendar flips to September and takes NWSL play with it for the first time,  there is still much to be worked out regarding this year’s playoffs.  The four combatants are known but

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Spirit, Thorns play to wild, 3-3 draw in Portland

Spirit, Thorns play to wild, 3-3 draw in Portland

Dan Lauletta August 31, 2015 451

The Thorns and Spirit played to a thrilling, 3-3 draw Sunday night in front of a sold out crowd at Providence Park. Crystal Dunn scored two goals including the final equalizer in the 80th

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NWSL Week 20 preview — racing to host the semis

NWSL Week 20 preview — racing to host the semis

Dan Lauletta August 29, 2015 6

The four playoff berths are secure as are the first and and last spots on the table.  Now the battle heats up for the right to host the semifinal opposite Seattle.  The Spirit are

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Spirit clinch playoffs with draw; Thorns eliminated

Spirit clinch playoffs with draw; Thorns eliminated

Jeff Kassouf August 27, 2015 356

A scoreless draw on Thursday on the road was all the Washington Spirit needed to clinch the fourth and final berth in the National Women’s Soccer League playoffs. The Spirit drew defending league champions

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NWSL Week 20 midweek preview

NWSL Week 20 midweek preview

Dan Lauletta August 26, 2015 12

Two matches midweek and there are implications for everyone. The Reign will be trying to clinch the Shield and the Spirit a playoff spot as they battle FC Kansas City with the second home

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The Lowdown: NWSL playoff field nearly set

The Lowdown: NWSL playoff field nearly set

Dan Lauletta August 26, 2015 55

There are two weeks left to play and things are almost settled in terms of the NWSL playoff races. Let’s take a look: Seattle Reign FC (11-3-3, 36 pts., clinched home playoff match): The

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NWSL Week 19 Preview — points at a premium

NWSL Week 19 Preview — points at a premium

Dan Lauletta August 22, 2015 19

This weekend will go a long way toward determining if the last two weeks will be a mad scramble or not. In one scenario, the Red Stars can clinch this weekend, Kansas City can

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The Lowdown:  no shortage of chatter during break

The Lowdown: no shortage of chatter during break

Dan Lauletta August 21, 2015 40

NWSL action returns to the field Friday night for the start of a three-week sprint to the finish line.  What was supposed to be an eight-day break was briefly interrupted by a make-up match

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Spirit score early, late to edge Red Stars

Spirit score early, late to edge Red Stars

Dan Lauletta August 16, 2015 76

The Spirit scored in the opening minutes and again in the closing minutes to knock off the Red Stars, 2-1 on Sunday night and take second place on the head-to-head tiebreaker with three games

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