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Week 6 Preview: The Debut of Pugh

Week 6 Preview: The Debut of Pugh

Chelsey Bush May 19, 2017 32

Will the Pride continue good form, or will Seattle make them pay for a slip? Can Houston find its game? How does Mallory Pugh fit into Washington? Look for answers to these questions and

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NWSL Week 5 Preview

NWSL Week 5 Preview

Chelsey Bush May 12, 2017 10

We’ve had injuries and returns, own goals and penalties, upsets and blowouts, and we’re barely a month in. Expect the unexpected as we hit NWSL Week 5. GAME OF THE WEEK Washington Spirit (1-2-1)

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NWSL Week 4 Preview: Breakers can go top of table

NWSL Week 4 Preview: Breakers can go top of table

Chelsey Bush May 5, 2017 14

Hard to believe, but we’re already heading into the second month of season 5. One team remains undefeated, while two still seek their first victory. A rivalry is resumed, a few teams search for

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Run of Play: Penalty Kickin’ It

Run of Play: Penalty Kickin’ It

Chelsey Bush May 3, 2017 49

The referee blows the whistle and point to the spot. One team begins to argue vehemently, the other lines up, and the goalkeeper sighs in resignation. Penalty kicks are among the most controversial, as

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Portland Defeats Chicago 1-0

Portland Defeats Chicago 1-0

The Equalizer Staff April 29, 2017 146

The Portland Thorns took on the visiting Chicago Red Stars on Saturday afternoon in a match that ended 1-0 for the home side. The only goal of the match came off the foot of

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NWSL Week 3 Preview: It’s Anyone’s Guess

NWSL Week 3 Preview: It’s Anyone’s Guess

Chelsey Bush April 28, 2017 53

Some teams saw drastic changes in play from Week 1 to Week 2, for better or for worse. Only one remains unbeaten, while another is coming off its worst defeat ever. Chemistry is developing

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Debinha’s late goal lifts Courage over thorns in historic win

Debinha’s late goal lifts Courage over thorns in historic win

The Equalizer Staff April 22, 2017 39

Brazil’s Debinha scored her first National Women’s Soccer League goal as the North Carolina Courage defeat Portland Thorns FC, 1-0, in Saturday’s inaugural home opener at Sahlen’s Stadium. The highly competitive matchup was the

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NWSL Week 2 Preview: Lace up your boots tightly

NWSL Week 2 Preview: Lace up your boots tightly

Chelsey Bush April 21, 2017 18

Poor defenses, outstanding goalkeeping, heartbreaking injuries, and Sportscenter Top 10 goals – we’ve seen it all, and it’s only been five games! Well, lace your boots tightly, because with a semifinal rematch, a budding

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Allison’s Friday Favorites: Daly, Ohai hit a home run

Allison’s Friday Favorites: Daly, Ohai hit a home run

Allison Lee April 21, 2017 11

NWSL Week 1 was marred by severe injuries to players we know and love, confusion about how to watch the games and broadcasting glitches. But it wasn’t all bad, so let’s focus on the

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Wednesday Roundup: Heath ruled out for Thorns this weekend

Wednesday Roundup: Heath ruled out for Thorns this weekend

The Equalizer Staff April 19, 2017 33

 Also in today’s roundup, Michelle Betos makes her debut for Norweigan club Valerenga and Orlando Pride add partner in Florida Dairy Farmers Mark Parsons told The Oregonian today that Tobin Heath will not be

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