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Week 15 Preview: Rivalry games take us to break

Week 15 Preview: Rivalry games take us to break

Chelsey Bush July 29, 2016 4

After this weekend, the NWSL will go into a four-week break for the duration of the Rio Olympics, the lone exception being a rescheduled match between Washington and Houston the night before the gold

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The Lowdown:  Sky Blue’s subtle but effective culture change

The Lowdown: Sky Blue’s subtle but effective culture change

Dan Lauletta July 27, 2016 19

When predictions began popping up for the 2016 NWSL season, the one published by Allison McCann and Jay Boice at FiveThirtyEight stood out for its optimistic outlook on Sky Blue FC. McCann picked Sky

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NWSL Week In Review: Sky Blue, Holly defying the odds

NWSL Week In Review: Sky Blue, Holly defying the odds

Ray Curren July 25, 2016 15

Congratulations if you didn’t belong to this not-so-exclusive group, but it was somewhat difficult to find an NWSL preseason prediction that didn’t have Sky Blue ninth or – gasp! – 10th (yes, behind Boston).

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Galton goal lifts Sky Blue over Spirit for 3rd straight win

Galton goal lifts Sky Blue over Spirit for 3rd straight win

Dan Lauletta July 23, 2016 20

Sky Blue confirmed themselves as playoff contenders by winning their third consecutive match, 1-0 over the Washington Spirit. Rookie Leah Galton scored in the 24th minute for the only goal on an oppressively hot

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Week 14 Preview:  Sky Blue-Spirit rivalry heating up

Week 14 Preview: Sky Blue-Spirit rivalry heating up

Chelsey Bush July 22, 2016 7

Last week saw two losing streaks snapped, Boston score multiple goals in a game for the first time this year, and the top-ranked team fell for the second week in a row. Portland and

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The Lowdown: Kealia Ohai walks the walk in Dash win

The Lowdown: Kealia Ohai walks the walk in Dash win

Dan Lauletta July 20, 2016 21

In the 7th minute of the Dash’s Saturday night match against the league-leading Thorns, Rachel Daly played a ball to the right flank for Kealia Ohai and sprinted to the far post. Ohai was

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NWSL Week In Review: Flash show they are near top to stay

NWSL Week In Review: Flash show they are near top to stay

Ray Curren July 19, 2016 43

Everything seemed ripe for a Western New York comeuppance Saturday night as they traveled cross-country to take on reigning NWSL Shield holders Seattle. The Flash were not only coming off a highly controversial victory

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Set pieces rule the day in Spirit win over FCKC

Set pieces rule the day in Spirit win over FCKC

The Equalizer Staff July 16, 2016 48

The Washington Spirit scored three goals off of set pieces including two from Estafania Banini and they defeated FC Kansas City, 3-2 on Saturday night in front of the smallest crowd of the season

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Week 13 Preview:  Which Spirit side will show up?

Week 13 Preview: Which Spirit side will show up?

Chelsey Bush July 15, 2016 11

After what was easily the craziest and most dramatic week yet of the season, the NWSL will get back into the swing of things in Week 13. Some teams are trying to shore up

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NWSL Week In Review: No such thing as bad publicity?

NWSL Week In Review: No such thing as bad publicity?

Ray Curren July 14, 2016 102

“There’s no such thing as bad publicity,” is usually attributed to Phineas T. (P.T.) Barnum, a legendary showman and businessman, who could probably help the NWSL get a sponsor or two these days, and

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