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Spirit deal Pressley to Flash, acquire Estelle Johnson

Spirit deal Pressley to Flash, acquire Estelle Johnson

Jeff Kassouf February 24, 2015 14

Defender Estelle Johnson is now a member of the Washington Spirit following a trade that sent defender Toni Pressley to the Western New York Flash, as reported by The Equalizer last week. Johnson sat

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The Lowdown:  When, to where will NWSL expand?

The Lowdown: When, to where will NWSL expand?

Dan Lauletta February 11, 2015 62

For three years WPS brass promised that multiple groups were interested in joining the league via expansion.  And while they did add three teams in two years, one was a rush job similar to

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Huster soaking up experience of first US call-up

Huster soaking up experience of first US call-up

Jeff Kassouf February 6, 2015 198

Four months before a World Cup isn’t exactly a lot of time to make an impression, but that is the window of opportunity for Tori Huster in her first call-up to the senior U.S.

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NWSL 2015 — XI matches to watch

NWSL 2015 — XI matches to watch

Dan Lauletta February 5, 2015 32

The 2015 NWSL schedule is out and without question it is the most aesthetically pleasing set of matches dating back through WPS.  The reduced number of games combined with an increase in the number

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NWSL announces complete 2015 schedule

NWSL announces complete 2015 schedule

The Equalizer Staff February 5, 2015 8

The National Women’s Soccer League will play a 20-game schedule between April 10 and Sept. 27, the league confirmed on Thursday with the announcement of the complete schedule. The complete schedule can be viewed

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Report: Spirit sign Chile international Yanara Aedo

Report: Spirit sign Chile international Yanara Aedo

The Equalizer Staff February 1, 2015 66

The Washington Spirit have reportedly signed their second South American player in a week. Reports out of South America are that Chilean international Yanara Aedo will play for the Spirit in 2015. Last week, Washington

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FMF: Mexico players out of NWSL until at least late July

FMF: Mexico players out of NWSL until at least late July

Jeff Kassouf January 28, 2015 50

Mexico players will not report to their NWSL teams until after the Pan-American Games, if at all in 2015. Mexico coach Leo Cuellar revealed at a press conference in Mexico on Tuesday that players

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The Lowdown:  Jones’ retirement and NWSL realities

The Lowdown: Jones’ retirement and NWSL realities

Dan Lauletta January 28, 2015 70

For two seasons Courtney Jones represented the most underappreciated and in some ways most vital demographic of NWSL players.  Jones was a versatile American who was good enough to often earn starters’ minutes, but

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From Liverpool, with titles: DaCosta back in US

From Liverpool, with titles: DaCosta back in US

Tim Grainey January 27, 2015 7

American midfielder Amanda DaCosta was a key part of Liverpool’s two FAWSL title-winning sides in 2013 and 2014. DaCosta was an All-American at Florida State University, spent one year in WPS with magicJack (2011),

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Lofton brings Spirit background to Boston

Lofton brings Spirit background to Boston

Jennifer Gordon January 23, 2015 3

While many question the overall importance of the NWSL Draft in terms of roster building, few question that the event generates many exciting and sometimes surprising storylines to break up a seemingly endless offseason.

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