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Western New York clinches final playoff spot with win over Boston

Western New York clinches final playoff spot with win over Boston

The Equalizer Staff September 24, 2016 27

The Western New York Flash will be returning to the playoffs for the first time since 2013 after defeating regional rival Boston Breakers, 4-0. The win also knocked the two-time defending NWSL Shield winners

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Week 19 Saturday Preview: Spirit, Flash look to clinch

Week 19 Saturday Preview: Spirit, Flash look to clinch

Chelsey Bush September 23, 2016 22

Hard to believe, but the end of the season has arrived. Both the Shield and the final playoff spot are still up for grabs, and it’s anyone’s guess who will emerge triumphant. Everything comes

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The Lowdown: Playoff, Shield, Boot races down to wire

The Lowdown: Playoff, Shield, Boot races down to wire

Dan Lauletta September 14, 2016 93

An interesting Week 18 that saw all 10 teams play twice settled a number of scenarios but not everything in terms of the NWSL table. What we know is that the Spirit and Thorns

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NWSL Week In Review: Amidst The Noise, Great Night For Women’s Soccer

NWSL Week In Review: Amidst The Noise, Great Night For Women’s Soccer

Ray Curren September 13, 2016 138

For better or worse, the last few months in the women’s soccer world has involved more publicity about incidents off the field than on, starting with Hope Solo’s antics and comments at the Olympics

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Thorns secure home semi; Flash don’t clinch

Thorns secure home semi; Flash don’t clinch

KP Palmer September 12, 2016 109

The Portland Thorns clinched home field advantage in the NWSL semifinals after besting the Western New York Flash 3-2 in front of a record-equaling crowd; the match was also showcased on Fox Sports 1.

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Week 18 Preview: Shield in sight for Spirit; FS1 in Portland

Week 18 Preview: Shield in sight for Spirit; FS1 in Portland

Chelsey Bush September 9, 2016 309

Once again overshadowed by off-field events, the NWSL marches into the rest of Week 18 on legs tired after a round of mid-week games. With only two playoff spots left and three teams still

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Flash draw Breakers; Dash and FCKC eliminated from playoff contention

Flash draw Breakers; Dash and FCKC eliminated from playoff contention

The Equalizer Staff September 7, 2016 14

On Wednesday night, the Boston Breakers and Western New York Flash played to a 2-2 draw in front of 1,435 fans at Jordan Field in Boston. A point gained by the Flash means that both the

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Mid-Week 18 Preview: Last stands for 2015 finalists

Mid-Week 18 Preview: Last stands for 2015 finalists

Chelsey Bush September 7, 2016 21

With the opportunity for both the playoff race and the NWSL Shield to be locked up, every team heads into their mid-week games with their eyes on the prize. Washington aims for hardware, Houston

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The Lowdown: The latest from Week 17

The Lowdown: The latest from Week 17

Dan Lauletta September 7, 2016 25

Following a midseason crunch in the standings, the NWSL playoff race crystallized a bit during Week 17. The Spirit became the first to officially clinch and maintained control of the Shield race. And the

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Gordon: Thoughts from Spirit 1-1 Flash

Gordon: Thoughts from Spirit 1-1 Flash

Jennifer Gordon September 5, 2016 18

The Washington Spirit officially clinched a playoff spot for the third straight season Saturday night with a 1-1 draw against the visiting Western New Flash. The Flash held a decisive advantage in all offensive statistical

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