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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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Best of the rest: Undrafted players look for chances

Best of the rest: Undrafted players look for chances

Jennifer Gordon January 22, 2015 18

When the final of the 36 names were called Friday at the NWSL Draft in Philadelphia, the energy and hustle of the room didn’t die away immediately. The coaches and staff of most NWSL

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Spirit sign Argentine striker Estefania Banini

Spirit sign Argentine striker Estefania Banini

The Equalizer Staff January 22, 2015 24

Six days after trading away leading scorer Jodie Taylor, the Washington Spirit have landed Argentine forward Estefania Banini.  The 24-year-old spent the previous four seasons playing for Colo Colo in Chile. “Estefania is an

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The Lowdown: Inside the 2015 NWSL Draft

The Lowdown: Inside the 2015 NWSL Draft

Dan Lauletta January 20, 2015 15

PHILADELPHIA — When last week’s NWSL draft was over, nine coaches took turns standing in front of the background curtain decorated with league logos, and told the gathered media how well the day had

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Spirit’s draft-day moves bring renewed depth

Spirit’s draft-day moves bring renewed depth

Jennifer Gordon January 19, 2015 4

Going into Friday’s NWSL College Draft, everyone knew there would be a lot of UCLA Bruins selected. Six of the first 19 picks were Bruins, tying a record. What no one would have predicted

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UCLA makes draft history with 6 of first 19 picks

UCLA makes draft history with 6 of first 19 picks

Dan Lauletta January 16, 2015 22

PHILADELPHIA — Amanda Cromwell played at Virginia, so she can claim a very small part of the glory over Morgan Brian being taken first overall in Friday’s NWSL Draft.  Today, Cromwell is the head

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Spirit trade leading scorer Taylor to Portland

Spirit trade leading scorer Taylor to Portland

The Equalizer Staff January 16, 2015 62

Portland Thorns FC acquired English striker Jodie Taylor from the Washington Spirit on Friday in a draft-day blockbuster trade. Taylor led the Spirit in 2014 with 11 goals. The Thorns entered the day without

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