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NWSL Week In Review: Amidst The Noise, Great Night For Women’s Soccer

NWSL Week In Review: Amidst The Noise, Great Night For Women’s Soccer

Ray Curren September 13, 2016 138

For better or worse, the last few months in the women’s soccer world has involved more publicity about incidents off the field than on, starting with Hope Solo’s antics and comments at the Olympics

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Rapinoe stands, locks arms with teammates for anthem

Rapinoe stands, locks arms with teammates for anthem

Jeff Kassouf September 11, 2016 30

Seattle Reign FC’s entire starting XI locked arms during the signing of the U.S. national anthem prior to the team’s NWSL home match against the Washington Spirit on Sunday at Memorial Stadium in Seattle.

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Spirit players say they oppose owner’s decision to prevent Rapinoe’s protest

Spirit players say they oppose owner’s decision to prevent Rapinoe’s protest

The Equalizer Staff September 9, 2016 119

Players for the Washington Spirit collectively issued a statement on Friday noting that they disagree with how their owner, Bill Lynch, over how he handled the playing of Wednesday’s national anthem. “We respect our

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Gordon: What Wednesday night could have been

Gordon: What Wednesday night could have been

Jennifer Gordon September 8, 2016 191

Wednesday, I got in my car like I’ve done the 42 other times the Washington Spirit have played  at the Maryland Soccerplex to cover the game. During that hour plus ride, I often think

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Lauletta: Spirit made all the wrong moves

Lauletta: Spirit made all the wrong moves

Dan Lauletta September 8, 2016 243

The Washington Spirit’s decision to play the national anthem without the players on the field has stoked the passions of women’s soccer fans like few events before it. When the night was over, the

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Rapinoe included on USWNT team for HAO farewell

Rapinoe included on USWNT team for HAO farewell

The Equalizer Staff September 8, 2016 282

With one exception, Jill Ellis has called in the entire Olympic team including alternates for next week’s friendlies against Thailand and the Netherlands. Only Hope Solo, who has had her contract terminated and been

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Rapinoe on Spirit’s national-anthem decision: ‘F***ing unbelievable’

Rapinoe on Spirit’s national-anthem decision: ‘F***ing unbelievable’

The Equalizer Staff September 8, 2016 375

Megan Rapinoe called the Washington Spirit’s decision to play the national anthem while players were in the locker room “f***ing unbelievable.” In an attempt to prevent Rapinoe from “hijacking our organization’s event,” as worded

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Spirit clinch home semifinal on night overshadowed by national-anthem controversy

Spirit clinch home semifinal on night overshadowed by national-anthem controversy

The Equalizer Staff September 7, 2016 29

In arguably the biggest game of the night, the Washington Spirit defeated the Seattle Reign 2-1 to clinch a home playoff match. However, it was Spirit owner Bill Lynch’s decision to play the national

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Spirit play national anthem early to prevent Rapinoe from kneeling

Spirit play national anthem early to prevent Rapinoe from kneeling

The Equalizer Staff September 7, 2016 53

Washington Spirit owner Bill Lynch decided to play the national anthem while players were not on the field ahead of Wednesday’s home match against Seattle Reign FC, saying in a statement that he would

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The Lowdown: The latest from Week 17

The Lowdown: The latest from Week 17

Dan Lauletta September 7, 2016 25

Following a midseason crunch in the standings, the NWSL playoff race crystallized a bit during Week 17. The Spirit became the first to officially clinch and maintained control of the Shield race. And the

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