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Spirit draws Flash, clinches playoff spot

Spirit draws Flash, clinches playoff spot

The Equalizer Staff September 3, 2016 52

BOYDS, Md. — The Washington Spirit became the first team to clinch a spot in the 2016 NWSL playoffs with a 1-1 draw with the Western New York Flash on Saturday at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Although

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The Lowdown: Six on-field questions for NWSL return

The Lowdown: Six on-field questions for NWSL return

Dan Lauletta August 24, 2016 94

After the soft restart to the NWSL season with last week’s makeup match, the regularly scheduled games resume on Friday and all 10 teams will be in action over the weekend. From there it

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USWNT-Sweden Preview: In current form, shouldn’t be contest

USWNT-Sweden Preview: In current form, shouldn’t be contest

Ray Curren August 11, 2016 388

The mere name Sweden brings with it a type of respect in women’s soccer that other quarterfinal opponents like China (even with the 1999 World Cup final) don’t quite have at the moment. Sweden

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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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US wins group despite costly mistakes in Colombia draw

US wins group despite costly mistakes in Colombia draw

The Equalizer Staff August 9, 2016 540

The United States women’s national team won Group G at the Rio 2016 Olympics women’s soccer competition. That was the silver lining of a strange 2-2 draw with Colombia on Tuesday in Manaus, where

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Day 2 Olympic preview: How much does USWNT-France clash matter?

Day 2 Olympic preview: How much does USWNT-France clash matter?

Ray Curren August 6, 2016 344

The Opening Ceremonies of Rio 2016 finished up Friday night and by Saturday afternoon, we’ll have a pretty good idea who is headed to the knockout stage of the women’s soccer competition. Barring something

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USWNT things learned: Mostly status quo through Game 1

USWNT things learned: Mostly status quo through Game 1

Ray Curren August 3, 2016 342

We’ve gotten to the point where we have to “nitpick” to find serious faults with the U.S. women’s soccer team. They are large favorites to win their fourth consecutive gold medal in Brazil, having

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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 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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Dunn’s goal lifts USWNT past valiant South Africa

Dunn’s goal lifts USWNT past valiant South Africa

The Equalizer Staff July 9, 2016 438

Crystal Dunn’s lone goal proved to be the difference on Saturday at Soldier Field in Chicago as the United States women’s national team defeated South Africa in its penultimate match before the Rio 2016

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