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The Lowdown: NWSL playoff field nearly set

The Lowdown: NWSL playoff field nearly set

Dan Lauletta August 26, 2015 55

There are two weeks left to play and things are almost settled in terms of the NWSL playoff races. Let’s take a look: Seattle Reign FC (11-3-3, 36 pts., clinched home playoff match): The

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The Lowdown:  no shortage of chatter during break

The Lowdown: no shortage of chatter during break

Dan Lauletta August 21, 2015 39

NWSL action returns to the field Friday night for the start of a three-week sprint to the finish line.  What was supposed to be an eight-day break was briefly interrupted by a make-up match

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The Lowdown: NWSL playoff races tighten

The Lowdown: NWSL playoff races tighten

Dan Lauletta August 12, 2015 45

Just when it looked like the final month of the NWSL season might be quiet in terms of which teams will be in and out of the playoffs, the race got tighter than an

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The Lowdown: The anatomy of a hat trick

The Lowdown: The anatomy of a hat trick

Dan Lauletta August 5, 2015 41

Following a few tenuous weeks in the aftermath of the World Cup, when the World Cup players were slow to trickle back to their clubs, recent NWSL matches have been dominated by those players.

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The Lowdown: Six weeks to go; who stands where?

The Lowdown: Six weeks to go; who stands where?

Dan Lauletta July 28, 2015 62

Somehow, the NWSL season is 15 weeks old. That leaves six more weeks before the playoffs. With that in mind it’s time for our team-by-team look at prospects for playing beyond the regular season,

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The Lowdown: US stars make difference on field

The Lowdown: US stars make difference on field

Dan Lauletta July 21, 2015 39

It’s Monday night in Kansas City, and FC Kansas City and the Houston Dash are locked in a 1-1 tie.  As the clock passed 90 minutes, a minor battle broke out near FC Kansas City’s defensive goal

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The Lowdown: World Cup bump engulfs NWSL

The Lowdown: World Cup bump engulfs NWSL

Dan Lauletta July 16, 2015 163

The World Cup bump has arrived. Following a weekend that saw the Dash smash their single-match attendance record and the Reign and Sky Blue set season highs, more big attendance numbers are anticipated this

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The Lowdown: Tales from the Women’s World Cup

The Lowdown: Tales from the Women’s World Cup

Dan Lauletta July 8, 2015 289

Having recently returned from 10 days in Western Canada it was a rare weekend spent without much attention paid to NWSL activity. I did, however, enjoy talking soccer with a wide array of people

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The Lowdown:  Has NWSL helped Canada, Mexico?

The Lowdown: Has NWSL helped Canada, Mexico?

Dan Lauletta June 30, 2015 28

The World Cup is not over yet but it is for Canada and Mexico and those are the two countries that bought into Sunil Gulati’s plan of subsidizing player salaries in a new soccer

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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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