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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 38

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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Thorns beat Pride in front of 16,000 plus in Portland

Thorns beat Pride in front of 16,000 plus in Portland

Allison Lee April 15, 2017 79

It was an historic day in Portland as the Portland Thorns defeated the Orlando Pride, 2-0, in the league’s first ever Lifetime Game of the Week. The game took place before an audience of

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Week 1 Preview: The NWSL is Back

Week 1 Preview: The NWSL is Back

Chelsey Bush April 14, 2017 41

We’re ba-ack! After what felt like the longest offseason ever (but don’t they all?), which saw blockbuster trades, groundbreaking signings, and an old team become new again, the fifth season of the NWSL is

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Wednesday Roundup: Riley Suspended for Season Opener

Wednesday Roundup: Riley Suspended for Season Opener

The Equalizer Staff April 12, 2017 48

ALSO IN TODAY’S ROUNDUP: MARTA, HEATH, ERCEG TO MISS OPENERS, COX NAMED TO REIGN STAFF, SEATTLE ADDS HAHN, AND TEAMS DEBUT KITS North Carolina head coach Paul Riley has received a fine and a

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Thursday Roundup: Heath, Horan questionable for season opener

Thursday Roundup: Heath, Horan questionable for season opener

The Equalizer Staff April 6, 2017 37

Also in today’s roundup, Ireland WNT and FAI reach agreement, Canada defeat Sweden in friendly, Pride waives Sarah Hagen, Breakers announce new layout for Jordan Field and Courage launches Development Academy. The Portland Thorns

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Preseason Roundup: NWSL finish weekend undefeated

Preseason Roundup: NWSL finish weekend undefeated

The Equalizer Staff April 2, 2017 107

It was another busy weekend in the NWSL preseason, with eight teams playing matches on Saturday. Most of the teams played in contests against collegiate teams while the final round of the Thorns Spring

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Thursday Roundup: Man City advance to UWCL semifinals

Thursday Roundup: Man City advance to UWCL semifinals

The Equalizer Staff March 30, 2017 67

Also in today’s roundup, Thorns fall to U-23’s, Red Stars defeat Dash, Orlando remains undefeated in preseason, Renard signs contract extension with Lyon, and the Dash add Morales to coaching staff. Manchester City produced

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