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The Lowdown:  Pros, cons for all through Week 3

The Lowdown: Pros, cons for all through Week 3

Dan Lauletta May 3, 2016 244

Every now and then I like to use this space for a rundown of the teams. We’re only three weeks into the season but believe it or not this is the first time every

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The Lowdown: Taking in Orlando’s soccer culture

The Lowdown: Taking in Orlando’s soccer culture

Dan Lauletta April 26, 2016 446

Saturday afternoon, I set sail from my hotel for the mile and a half walk to the Citrus Bowl. As I made the walk with my pal Jen Cooper from keepernotes.com on a pleasant

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The Lowdown:  The Memorial streak crashes and burns

The Lowdown: The Memorial streak crashes and burns

Dan Lauletta April 19, 2016 111

For two full seasons, the Reign never lost at Memorial Stadium.  And then they did.  Laura Harvey always said the only thing for sure about the streak was that it would eventually end.  But

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The Lowdown:  Catching up with Britt Eckerstrom

The Lowdown: Catching up with Britt Eckerstrom

Dan Lauletta March 23, 2016 10

“I’m more than lucky to be here and to pursue my dreams.” That sentence could be attributed, with some paraphrasing, to literally thousands of newly minted professional athletes. When Britt Eckerstrom said it, the

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The Lowdown:  NWSL kicks off fourth preseason

The Lowdown: NWSL kicks off fourth preseason

Dan Lauletta March 15, 2016 136

The NWSL keeps knocking down barriers. Another one fell Monday with the opening of the league’s fourth preseason. Here is a look inside each team’s first day of camp plus preseason schedules for each.

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The Lowdown: 15 years later, Gabarra still at it

Dan Lauletta March 9, 2016 6

Preseason for NWSL’s fourth season begins Monday, fifteen years after women’s professional soccer first became a reality in the United States. NWSL is the third attempt at a league since that time. Much has

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The Lowdown:  My thoughts on the 2016 NWSL schedule

The Lowdown: My thoughts on the 2016 NWSL schedule

Dan Lauletta March 2, 2016 31

The NWSL schedule has been out for nearly two weeks so this might be a little bit late. At the same time the schedule hasn’t changed any and we are still more than a

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The Lowdown:  How Paul Riley wound up in WNY

The Lowdown: How Paul Riley wound up in WNY

Dan Lauletta February 23, 2016 19

Back at the end of 2015 when Aaran Lines was contemplating the end of his run as the head coach of the Western New York Flash, he began calling perspective replacements. One of those

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The Lowdown: Examining Canadian allocations

The Lowdown: Examining Canadian allocations

Dan Lauletta February 16, 2016 11

The Canadian Soccer Association and NWSL finally got around to announcing the allocated players that Canada will send to the league for the season. The CSA will fund 11 players spread around to six

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The Lowdown: On lawsuits and Olympic quailfying

The Lowdown: On lawsuits and Olympic quailfying

Dan Lauletta February 9, 2016 298

United States women’s national team players are in the spotlight this week.  They are on schedule at the dawn of what should amount to little more than the formality of qualifying for the Olympic

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