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Spirit lose again, hand Thorns shot at Shield

Spirit lose again, hand Thorns shot at Shield

The Equalizer Staff September 24, 2016 81

For the second time in as many matches the Washington Spirit tasted defeat when a victory would have clinched the NWSL Shield. Saturday’s 3-1 loss in Chicago, their first loss to the Red Stars

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Red Stars equalize late to draw Reign 2-2

Red Stars equalize late to draw Reign 2-2

The Equalizer Staff September 4, 2016 139

On Sunday evening, the Chicago Red Stars and Seattle Reign FC drew 2-2 in front of 3,355 fans at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL. Seattle opened the scoring in the 5th minute. Beverley Yanez sent

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Red Stars take crucial points off Sky Blue; O’Hara hurt

Red Stars take crucial points off Sky Blue; O’Hara hurt

Dan Lauletta August 27, 2016 428

The Red Stars collected a vital three points from Sky Blue FC on Saturday night to bolster their playoff position. Their 3-1 victory left Sky Blue six points in arrears and jumped the Red

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USWNT fans console Christen Press with dog photos

USWNT fans console Christen Press with dog photos

The Equalizer Staff August 14, 2016 151

Missing your team’s final penalty kick in a shootout, with advancement to the Olympic semifinals on the line, can be a crushing experience. Christen Press found herself in that situation on Friday, when she

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Five reasons the Olympics are over for USWNT

Five reasons the Olympics are over for USWNT

Dan Lauletta August 13, 2016 575

The United States women’s national team failed to make the semifinals of a major tournament for the first time ever – in 13 tries – on Friday, losing to Sweden, 4-3 on penalty kicks

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USWNT Things Learned: Lots of mistakes, but hard to win them all

USWNT Things Learned: Lots of mistakes, but hard to win them all

Ray Curren August 12, 2016 635

History may have a knack of repeating itself, even if the permutations may not end up being exact replicas of each other in the end. Friday’s Olympic quarterfinal wasn’t the first time the U.S.

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USWNT Things Learned: Shouldn’t be many ill effects from draw

USWNT Things Learned: Shouldn’t be many ill effects from draw

Ray Curren August 10, 2016 643

Even for the mighty United States women’s soccer team, conquerer of the world last summer and three-time defending Olympic champions, all games are not equal. The hashtag #WinTheGroup appeared to be the mantra of

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USWNT rolls past Costa Rica in final Rio tune-up

USWNT rolls past Costa Rica in final Rio tune-up

The Equalizer Staff July 22, 2016 422

Everything played out as expected on Friday night in the United States women’s national team’s final official exhibition match before the Rio 2016 Olympics. Crystal Dunn, Mallory Pugh, Carli Lloyd and Christen Press all

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The Lowdown: ‘It’s over!’ Huerta breaks the Press hex

The Lowdown: ‘It’s over!’ Huerta breaks the Press hex

Dan Lauletta June 21, 2016 128

Rory Dames was addressing his team ahead of Saturday’s match against the Breakers when he turned his attention toward Sofia Huerta. The Red Stars head coach looked at his second-year forward and told her

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Christen Press to appear in ESPN’s Body Issue

Christen Press to appear in ESPN’s Body Issue

The Equalizer Staff June 21, 2016 287

Christen Press is the latest soccer star who will shed her clothes in the annual ESPN The Magazine Body Issue, joining a usual who’s-who list of athletes taking part in the publication. The United

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