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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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NWSL Week in Review: Rapinoe Not In It For Herself

NWSL Week in Review: Rapinoe Not In It For Herself

Ray Curren September 6, 2016 389

Unfortunately, it is probably a good indication of where the NWSL is in the national sports pecking order that the news of Megan Rapinoe kneeling for the national anthem didn’t break until after Sunday’s

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Rapinoe kneels during national anthem in ‘nod to Kaepernick’

Rapinoe kneels during national anthem in ‘nod to Kaepernick’

Jeff Kassouf September 4, 2016 279

Megan Rapinoe knelt during the playing of the United States national anthem on Sunday to join Colin Kaepernick in his stance for justice. Rapinoe’s action was “a nod to Kaepernick,” John Halloran reports. The

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Solo believes labor negotiations factor in punishment

Solo believes labor negotiations factor in punishment

The Equalizer Staff September 2, 2016 222

Hope Solo believes her six-month suspension from the United States women’s national team and subsequent contract termination has to do with ongoing labor negotiations between players and the U.S. Soccer Federation. Speaking to a

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Melis scores brace to lead Reign 3-1 over Thorns

Melis scores brace to lead Reign 3-1 over Thorns

The Equalizer Staff August 27, 2016 60

In the first game back from the Olympic break for both Cascadia rivals, the Seattle Reign defeated the Portland Thorns 3-1 in front of 5,888 fans on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium in Seattle. The

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Rapinoe ‘really disappointed’ by Solo’s ‘cowards’ comment

Rapinoe ‘really disappointed’ by Solo’s ‘cowards’ comment

The Equalizer Staff August 18, 2016 185

A week after Hope Solo called Sweden “cowards” for its style of play, Megan Rapinoe, says she was “really disappointed” with the reaction that failed to “graciously” handle United States’ Olympic exit. Solo drew international headlines

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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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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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