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The Lowdown: King, Kallman find form for Breakers

The Lowdown: King, Kallman find form for Breakers

Dan Lauletta May 19, 2015 23

The talk after Saturday’s Breakers’ win over the Thorns was the stoppage-time goal by Kristie Mewis. The talk at halftime was how Mewis combined with left back Mollie Pathman to dominate the left side

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The Lowdown: Assessing the teams after Week 5

The Lowdown: Assessing the teams after Week 5

Dan Lauletta May 12, 2015 35

The NWSL offseason seems to take forever and then the season goes by in a flash. We’re already five weeks in to the 2015 campaign and the landscape has changed with the U.S. World

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The Lowdown: A new twist for FC Kansas City

The Lowdown: A new twist for FC Kansas City

Dan Lauletta May 5, 2015 92

The lineup sheet suggested FC Kansas City were only using three defenders. The eye test suggested differently. Vlatko Andonovski, who said he was looking for a way to deal with the 4-3-3 formation favored

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The Lowdown: Good times abound for Spirit

The Lowdown: Good times abound for Spirit

Dan Lauletta April 28, 2015 175

Mark Parsons was asked before Sunday’s match about the Spirit’s 0-5-2 record against Sky Blue FC. He shrugged off the stat and insisted the team was just focused on what it would take to win

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The Lowdown: The non-retirement decisions

The Lowdown: The non-retirement decisions

Dan Lauletta April 21, 2015 231

Retirements of young NWSL players was a hot topic during the offseason.  But there is no story when a player decides to keep playing.  This week we caught up with four players who are

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The Lowdown: 5 takeaways from NWSL Week 1

The Lowdown: 5 takeaways from NWSL Week 1

Dan Lauletta April 14, 2015 19

After traveling to the inaugural NWSL match in Kansas City two years ago and the maiden Dash match last April, the third season was the first in which I took in the entire opening

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The Lowdown: A conversation with Jeff Plush

The Lowdown: A conversation with Jeff Plush

Dan Lauletta April 2, 2015 83

Less than three months into his tenure as the NWSL’s first commissioner, Jeff Plush has visited all nine markets—plus a few prospective ones—and reports the league to be in good health and moving forward. 

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The Lowdown:  How no Wambach will impact NWSL

The Lowdown: How no Wambach will impact NWSL

Dan Lauletta March 25, 2015 302

There is little doubt that NWSL is in a stronger position heading into its third season than either of its two predecessors, WUSA and WPS.  But the league took its first serious body blow

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The Lowdown: Amid retirements, Johnson returns

The Lowdown: Amid retirements, Johnson returns

Dan Lauletta March 13, 2015 86

A disturbing theme in the National Women’s Soccer League has been the spate of retirement announcements by players well shy of their 30th birthdays.  The reasons are varied and personal but most come down

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The Lowdown: Tipping the scales in NWSL in 2015

The Lowdown: Tipping the scales in NWSL in 2015

Dan Lauletta March 5, 2015 51

Don’t look now but it’s March and NWSL preseason starts Monday.  To get 2015 started in Lowdown style, we picked a player (or two) on each of the nine clubs who could be the most

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