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The Lowdown: How culture change led Flash to the top of NWSL

The Lowdown: How culture change led Flash to the top of NWSL

Dan Lauletta October 12, 2016 25

Following two seasons of dull soccer and two off seasons shuttling players to other NWSL cities, it was time for a change in Western New York. Though the club when into a rebuilding phase

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Three things about the Flash’s 2016 NWSL Championship

Three things about the Flash’s 2016 NWSL Championship

Dan Lauletta October 9, 2016 89

HOUSTON, TX. — Here are three things of note about the Western New York Flash’s penalty kick shootout win over the Washington Spirit on Sunday night in the 2016 NWSL Championship. winning with less

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MVP D’Angelo wins one for her grandfather

MVP D’Angelo wins one for her grandfather

Kieran Theivam October 9, 2016 8

HOUSTON, TX. — NWSL Championship Game MVP Sabrina D’Angelo said the win over the Washington Spirit was for her grandfather, Alex Berecz, who passed away one year ago to the day. The Canada international

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WNY Flash crowned 2016 NWSL Champions

WNY Flash crowned 2016 NWSL Champions

The Equalizer Staff October 9, 2016 332

After an incredible season in which few people would have predicted them finishing at the top of the table, the Western New York Flash defeated the Washington Spirit in penalty kicks to win the

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NWSL Championship notebook: When Riley coached Crystal Dunn

NWSL Championship notebook: When Riley coached Crystal Dunn

Dan Lauletta October 8, 2016 11

Here are the latest news and notes from NWSL Championship week. when paul riley coached crystal dunn Among the many interwoven connections between the teams battling for the NWSL Championship on Sunday is that

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Meet Scott Vallow: The man who will run the Flash bench

Meet Scott Vallow: The man who will run the Flash bench

Dan Lauletta October 8, 2016 2

HOUSTON, TX. — Sunday’s NWSL Championship will feature the latest coaching battle between Jim Gabarra and Paul Riley. Gabarra has coached every season in all three women’s pro leagues and Riley is in his

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NWSL Championship: Speed, set pieces will be key

NWSL Championship: Speed, set pieces will be key

Chelsey Bush October 7, 2016 11

2016 NWSL Championship Washington Spirit vs Western New York Flash BBVA Compass Stadium, 5pm EDT (FS1/foxsportsgo.com) Season series: Spirit won, 1-0-1 All-Time series: Flash lead, 5-3-3 HOUSTON, TX. — Last week Washington and Chicago

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Huster, Matheson reflect on Spirit’s long rise to top

Huster, Matheson reflect on Spirit’s long rise to top

Dan Lauletta October 7, 2016 3

HOUSTON — Three years ago this week, the Spirit were preparing to make the first pick in the 2014 NWSL Draft. Preparing is the optimum word, because deciding would be unfair to Crystal Dunn.

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Sauerbrunn makes 4th straight NWSL Best XI

Sauerbrunn makes 4th straight NWSL Best XI

The Equalizer Staff October 7, 2016 90

Becky Sauerbrunn’s three-year reign as NWSL Defender of the Year ended earlier this week, but the FC Kansas City captain is now the sole player to have made every Best XI. She was joined

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NWSL Championhip: Friday notebook

NWSL Championhip: Friday notebook

Dan Lauletta October 7, 2016 7

HOUSTON, TX. — Here are a few stray items from the NWSL Championship: about that crossbar Both the Spirit and Flash survived semifinals by the skin of their respective teeth. For the Spirit, there

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