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The Lowdown: The anatomy of a goalkeeper’s goal

The Lowdown: The anatomy of a goalkeeper’s goal

Dan Lauletta June 24, 2015 52

Ever since Michelle Betos can remember, she has wanted to be a goalkeeper. It has never been in her soccer fantasies to score a goal. And if you think her diving header to score

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The Lowdown: Assessing NWSL clubs at the break

The Lowdown: Assessing NWSL clubs at the break

Dan Lauletta June 10, 2015 30

The World Cup is in full swing and NWSL is on an 11-day break.  Next week, after the group stage, we will check in on how the NWSL players are faring in Canada.  For

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The Lowdown: The Cat Whitehill story

The Lowdown: The Cat Whitehill story

Dan Lauletta June 2, 2015 14

Cat Whitehill remembers heading from Alabama to her freshman season at the University of North Carolina. She was Cat Reddick then and had no idea she was about to embark on a journey that

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The Lowdown:  XI NWSL players to watch in Canada

The Lowdown: XI NWSL players to watch in Canada

Dan Lauletta May 27, 2015 19

Tuesday marked 11 days until the World Cup. So here are 11 NWSL players, not Americans, who figure to have an impact on both the World Cup and the second half of the league

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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 94

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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