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Spirit advance to final with extra time win over Red Stars

Spirit advance to final with extra time win over Red Stars

The Equalizer Staff September 30, 2016 1

Francisca Ordega scored in the 111th minute to give the Washington Spirit a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Red Stars in extra time and secure their first appearance in the NWSL Championship. Ali Krieger

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NWSL Semifinal: Spirit, Red Stars looking for first final

NWSL Semifinal: Spirit, Red Stars looking for first final

Chelsey Bush September 30, 2016 3

2016 NWSL Semifinal Chicago Red Stars (9-5-6) at Washington Spirit (12-5-3) Maryland SoccerPlex, 8pm EDT (FS1/foxsportsgo.com) Season series: tied, 1-1-0 All-Time Series: Spirit lead, 6-3-1 For the second year in a row, Washington’s semifinal

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With ‘chip on our shoulder,’ Red Stars look to make run to NWSL title

With ‘chip on our shoulder,’ Red Stars look to make run to NWSL title

John D Halloran September 29, 2016 14

Through four years of play in the National Women’s Soccer League, the Chicago Red Stars have made consistent and measurable progress. After finishing .500 in the league’s inaugural season back in 2013, Chicago disappointingly missed out

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Lauren Holiday gives birth, awaits brain surgery

Lauren Holiday gives birth, awaits brain surgery

The Equalizer Staff September 29, 2016 11

Lauren Holiday gave birth to a newborn girl in North Carolina last week, New Orleans Pelicans players revealed. Holiday will now wait six weeks before undergoing surgery to have a benign brain tumor removed.

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Gabarra talks down Shield, talks up Spirit season

Gabarra talks down Shield, talks up Spirit season

Dan Lauletta September 29, 2016 13

Speaking on a national media conference call on Wednesday, Washington Spirit head coach Jim Gabarra said his club had achieved two of its three objectives on the season. “We achieved two of our three

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Hope Solo undergoes right shoulder surgery

Hope Solo undergoes right shoulder surgery

The Equalizer Staff September 28, 2016 48

Hope Solo says she had shoulder replacement surgery on Tuesday. It is the same shoulder on which she had surgery prior to the 2011 World Cup. Solo says she’s been dealing win an injury

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Gabarra, Dames discuss Friday semifinal

Gabarra, Dames discuss Friday semifinal

John D Halloran September 28, 2016 6

When the Chicago Red Stars and Washington Spirit step on the field this Friday for their semifinal match in the 2016 NWSL playoffs, they will do so only six days removed from their last

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The Lowdown: My 2016 NWSL Awards Ballot

The Lowdown: My 2016 NWSL Awards Ballot

Dan Lauletta September 27, 2016 204

Here is my 2016 NWSL Awards ballot. This was a difficult season as I did not feel there were many standouts. So there will likely be even more disagreements than usual. I welcome them

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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 115

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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NCAA Week 6 Wrap: Meehan sets BC points record

NCAA Week 6 Wrap: Meehan sets BC points record

Jennifer Gordon September 27, 2016 2

Another week down in the college season and another weekend with some major upsets. Change seems to be the only constant this season. Here’s a look back on some of the major headlines of

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