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The Lowdown: US stars make difference on field

The Lowdown: US stars make difference on field

Dan Lauletta July 21, 2015 39

It’s Monday night in Kansas City, and FC Kansas City and the Houston Dash are locked in a 1-1 tie.  As the clock passed 90 minutes, a minor battle broke out near FC Kansas City’s defensive goal

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PK miss, teammates boosted Johnston after mistake

PK miss, teammates boosted Johnston after mistake

Jeff Kassouf July 1, 2015 43

MONTREAL – Penalty kicks ultimately decided the course of the United States’ Women’s World Cup semifinal victory over Germany on Tuesday. No, not a shootout, but two penalty kicks separated by a mere nine

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Defense the difference thus far for US women

Defense the difference thus far for US women

Jeff Kassouf June 13, 2015 87

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – United States women’s national team defender Becky Sauerbrunn describes it as her “oh-crap speed,” but it hardly looks like there is any panic involved. Sauerbrunn used the phrase to detail her

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Three things learned: US finds a way vs. Australia

Three things learned: US finds a way vs. Australia

Jeff Kassouf June 8, 2015 20

Your browser does not support iframes. WINNIPEG, Manitoba – The United States opened its 2015 Women’s World Cup campaign on Monday with a 3-1 victory over Australia in Winnipeg, sending the U.S. atop Group

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Meet the US World Cup team: Defenders

Meet the US World Cup team: Defenders

Jeff Kassouf June 4, 2015 40

Four years ago the United States women were on the verge of a third World Cup title in the final against Japan, but twice conceded equalizers before losing in penalty kicks. Fast-forward to 2015

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For United States, World Cup goals are clear-cut

For United States, World Cup goals are clear-cut

Jeff Kassouf May 30, 2015 63

HARRISON, N.J. – There were two very clear messages put forth on Saturday, one before the United States women’s national team’s lackluster, 0-0 draw against Korea Republic at Red Bull Arena, and one after

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Behind the scenes: NWSL photo rewind

Behind the scenes: NWSL photo rewind

The Equalizer Staff October 5, 2014 1

If you’re like us, you’re probably missing the short, fleeting NWSL season right about now. We here at The Equalizer have some great photographers who took some cool shots that we couldn’t necessarily use

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The Lowdown: KC’s risky off-season pays off with title

The Lowdown: KC’s risky off-season pays off with title

Dan Lauletta September 2, 2014 58

TUKWILA, Wash. — To properly trace the roots of the 2014 FC Kansas City team, you have to go back to last fall, when Lauren Holiday was boarding a bus following national team practice.

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NWSL final notebook: Putting a bow on Season 2

NWSL final notebook: Putting a bow on Season 2

Jeff Kassouf September 1, 2014 62

TUKWILA, Wash. – In the words of Laura Harvey, Sunday felt like a proper cup final. The two best teams of the season, both similar in tactical brilliance, played an end-to-end chess match that

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Andonovski: No one was going to be better than us today

Andonovski: No one was going to be better than us today

Dan Lauletta August 31, 2014 17

TUKWILA, Wash. — Vlatko Andonovski gathered his team in the locker room before the start of Sunday’s NWSL Championship and delivered something of an unconventional message. The FC Kansas City coach acknowledged that his

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