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Run of Play: Defenders On the Rise

Run of Play: Defenders On the Rise

Chelsey Bush May 24, 2017 3

Among the arsenal of NWSL defenders, there are names who always stand out. There are the stalwarts – Becky Sauerbrunn, Christie Pearce, Steph Catley, Ali Krieger – and the reliable if sometimes overlooked –

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Mal Pugh Debuts for Washington

Mal Pugh Debuts for Washington

Chelsey Bush May 20, 2017 57

USWNT forward Mallory Pugh made her heavily-anticipated professional and NWSL debut with the Washington Spirit tonight, coming on in the 54th minute for Arielle Ship with the Spirit currently down 0-1 to FC Kansas

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Week 6 Preview: The Debut of Pugh

Week 6 Preview: The Debut of Pugh

Chelsey Bush May 19, 2017 32

Will the Pride continue good form, or will Seattle make them pay for a slip? Can Houston find its game? How does Mallory Pugh fit into Washington? Look for answers to these questions and

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Run of Play: Technical Difficulties

Run of Play: Technical Difficulties

Chelsey Bush May 17, 2017 34

It’s been five weeks, and it’s time to say it: this streaming deal stinks. This weekend the NWSL streams decided it was time for something completely different and gave up entirely. After half an

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Bush: Three Takes on Pugh’s Signing

Bush: Three Takes on Pugh’s Signing

Chelsey Bush May 13, 2017 7

Ending weeks of speculation after Mallory Pugh announced her decision to go pro, today we learned she will indeed play in the NWSL for the Washington Spirit, who hold the top spot in the

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Sky Blue Brings the Heat to Houston

Sky Blue Brings the Heat to Houston

Chelsey Bush May 13, 2017 16

Houston provided the high temperatures, but Sky Blue brought the heat in a 3-1 win over the Dash. Midfielder Morgan Brian returned to the starting lineup for the Dash for the first time this

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NWSL Week 5 Preview

NWSL Week 5 Preview

Chelsey Bush May 12, 2017 10

We’ve had injuries and returns, own goals and penalties, upsets and blowouts, and we’re barely a month in. Expect the unexpected as we hit NWSL Week 5. GAME OF THE WEEK Washington Spirit (1-2-1)

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Run of Play: The Night of Own Goals

Run of Play: The Night of Own Goals

Chelsey Bush May 10, 2017 6

Everyone loves scoring goals, right? Well, not always. In one of the most bizarre game days in NWSL history, all three games last Saturday featured an own goal, with the own goals making up

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Late Goal Denies Orlando First Win

Late Goal Denies Orlando First Win

Chelsey Bush May 7, 2017 46

Orlando thought they finally had their first win of the season, but FC Kansas City had other plans. Two late goals led to a 1-1 draw today in Kansas City, leaving Orlando as the

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NWSL Week 4 Preview: Breakers can go top of table

NWSL Week 4 Preview: Breakers can go top of table

Chelsey Bush May 5, 2017 14

Hard to believe, but we’re already heading into the second month of season 5. One team remains undefeated, while two still seek their first victory. A rivalry is resumed, a few teams search for

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