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NWSL Semifinal: Best offense meets best defense

NWSL Semifinal: Best offense meets best defense

Chelsey Bush October 1, 2016 29

2016 NWSL Semifinal Western New York Flash at Portland Thorns FC Providence Park, 5pm EDT (FS1/foxsportsgo.com) Season series: Thorns won, 2-0-0 All-Time series: Thorns lead, 5-2-3 Past playoff meeting: 2013 NWSL Championship, 2-0 Thorns

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NWSL Week In Review: Where do non-playoff teams go from here?

NWSL Week In Review: Where do non-playoff teams go from here?

Ray Curren September 27, 2016 119

Sadly, the close of the regular season means that we say goodbye to 60 percent of the NWSL’s teams until the spring. But before they walk out the 2016 door, it gives us a

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For Thorns, Shield was total team effort

For Thorns, Shield was total team effort

Dan Lauletta September 26, 2016 51

On July 30, Allie Long was dozing off in her hotel in Brazil watching the stream of her Portland Thorns against the Seattle Reign. The Reign carried much of the play that night, but

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Portland wins Shield with 3-1 victory over Sky Blue

Portland wins Shield with 3-1 victory over Sky Blue

Eric Scatamacchia September 25, 2016 84

On the final day of the 2016 NWSL season, the Portland Thorns took on Sky Blue with a chance to take the Shield with a win or draw. The Thorns earned the Shield in style coming

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US rallies to win after conceding early to Netherlands

US rallies to win after conceding early to Netherlands

The Equalizer Staff September 18, 2016 1,120

The U.S. women’s national team defeated the Netherlands on Sunday, 3-1 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, despite giving up a goal less than two minutes into the match. Carli Lloyd and Allie Long

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Portland Thorns defeat Houston Dash 3-0, clinch playoff spot

Portland Thorns defeat Houston Dash 3-0, clinch playoff spot

The Equalizer Staff September 8, 2016 152

The Portland Thorns secured a playoff spot after the Seattle Reign fell to the Washington Spirit on Wednesday night. Looking to claim home field advantage for their playoff match (top two teams host semifinal

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Thorns 5-1 Breakers: Nadim hat trick

Thorns 5-1 Breakers: Nadim hat trick

The Equalizer Staff September 4, 2016 87

Nadia Nadim became the first player to record multiple hat tricks, lighting up the Breakers on Sunday as part of a 5-1 victory that moved the Thorns within four points of the Spirit in

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USWNT things learned: Mallory Pugh’s future is now

USWNT things learned: Mallory Pugh’s future is now

Ray Curren July 23, 2016 44

Here’s one of many scary tidbits involving Mallory Pugh and her seemingly limitless future at the moment: When she takes the field in France three years from now at the 2019 World Cup opener,

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USWNT Things Learned: Ellis’ lineup seems to be set

USWNT Things Learned: Ellis’ lineup seems to be set

Ray Curren June 6, 2016 891

It will be 59 days between the U.S. national team’s 2-0 win over Japan Sunday and its Olympic opener in Belo Horizonte, Brazil against New Zealand. That seems like a decent amount of time,

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Takeaways from the USWNT’s pummeling of Colombia

Takeaways from the USWNT’s pummeling of Colombia

Ray Curren April 6, 2016 176

There was plenty of irony in Colombia being the next opponent for the U.S. women’s national team after its potentially historic Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) litigation last week. While the U.S. women went

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