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Fifth free agents don’t cut it as compensation

Fifth free agents don’t cut it as compensation

Jeff Kassouf February 3, 2013 36

Half of the eight NWSL teams have received the right to sign a fifth free agent as compensation for allocated national team players missing time with their respective teams. The fifth free agents have

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Sources: Candace Chapman to Washington

Sources: Candace Chapman to Washington

Jeff Kassouf February 1, 2013 4

Canadian international defender Candace Chapman has signed with the Washington Spirit, sources revealed. Chapman, 29, was part of the bronze medal winning Canadian team at the 2012 London Olympics, but was curiously left off

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Washington Spirit revamp logo, add more VIP seats

Washington Spirit revamp logo, add more VIP seats

Meg Linehan January 30, 2013 19

The Washington Spirit unveiled a redesigned logo and announced an expansion of the VIP seating area at their home venue today in a press release. The new logo was designed by freelancer Pete Schwadel

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Washington goes local in tabbing Florida State’s McCarty

Washington goes local in tabbing Florida State’s McCarty

Dan Lauletta January 18, 2013 0

If there was one sure thing heading into Friday’s draft it was that the Spirit would be looking forward. The allocation left them with little in the way of scoring prowess, and they were

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Krieger comes home as Washington Spirit take shape

Krieger comes home as Washington Spirit take shape

Jennifer Gordon January 14, 2013 2

Several U.S. women’s national team players are heading back to their hometowns after Friday’s NWSL allocation, but only for Ali Krieger will the homecoming be two-fold. Not only is the 28-year-old defender playing in

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At first blush: Assessing the teams after NWSL allocation

At first blush: Assessing the teams after NWSL allocation

Dan Lauletta January 12, 2013 32

The allocations are finally in and the eight NWSL teams now have a good idea what they will look like when the inaugural season kicks off sometime this Spring. Here’s a look at who

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NWSL allocates US, Mexican, Canadian players to designated teams

NWSL allocates US, Mexican, Canadian players to designated teams

Liviu Bird January 11, 2013 56

A month and a half after the franchise locations and format of the National Women’s Soccer League was made public, each club now knows which national team players will be on its roster. The

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NWSL allocation and rules: what we know thus far

NWSL allocation and rules: what we know thus far

Dan Lauletta January 9, 2013 89

Hope Solo is in. Megan Klingenberg is out. The list of 55 subsidized players for the 2013 NWSL season was announced late Wednesday and by Friday we should know which players are going where.

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NWSL releases list of 55 players to be allocated

NWSL releases list of 55 players to be allocated

Jeff Kassouf January 9, 2013 15

The National Women’s Soccer League on Wednesday released the list of 55 players to be allocated to the eight inaugural teams. Of the 55 players, 23 are U.S. national team players, 16 are Canadian

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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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