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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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The Lowdown: Biggest questions for NWSL teams

The Lowdown: Biggest questions for NWSL teams

Dan Lauletta February 2, 2016 101

You can count Punxsutawney Phil among those getting ready for the NWSL season. The groundhog emerged to no shadow on Tuesday morning, signaling a proverbial early spring. That won’t get the new season here

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The Lowdown:  Jeff Plush on the state of NWSL

The Lowdown: Jeff Plush on the state of NWSL

Dan Lauletta January 26, 2016 131

A year ago, at the 2015 college draft, Jeff Plush introduced himself to the small but dedicated NWSL press corps. His outlook was positive, but his demeanor was guarded, and he hid behind the

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The Lowdown: Draft Day turns NWSL on its ear

The Lowdown: Draft Day turns NWSL on its ear

Dan Lauletta January 19, 2016 68

BALTIMORE, Md. — One of the staples of NSCAA Convention week is the women’s coaches’ social the night before the NWSL draft. And one of the staples of the coaches’ social is the inevitable

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The Lowdown:  Attempting to unlock the draft

The Lowdown: Attempting to unlock the draft

Dan Lauletta January 12, 2016 51

Draft day has emerged as one of the most popular days on the NWSL calendar, and this year’s edition is ripe with some of the most intriguing story lines we have seen.  There seems

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The Lowdown: The man to make Sky Blue viable?

The Lowdown: The man to make Sky Blue viable?

Dan Lauletta January 5, 2016 67

Herm Sorcher has worked at various levels of sports over the last two-plus decades. He was part of the top flight when he worked for the NHL’s Hartford Whalers, and he has worked at

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The Lowdown: Pride already exceeding expectations

The Lowdown: Pride already exceeding expectations

Dan Lauletta December 14, 2015 48

The Orlando Pride are ready to touch down on NWSL and they want you to know one thing. “We’re in the middle of something special here,” Tim Holt, vice president of development, said in

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The Lowdown: XI NWSL things to be thankful for

The Lowdown: XI NWSL things to be thankful for

Dan Lauletta November 25, 2015 39

I’m not normally one to cover personal matters in my column, but it’s the middle of the offseason and the start of the holiday season is upon us.  So what the heck.  Here are

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The Lowdown: 12 NWSL players Ellis should call up

The Lowdown: 12 NWSL players Ellis should call up

Dan Lauletta November 11, 2015 377

Last month, United States women’s national team head coach Jill Ellis appeased many national team fans by calling a cadre of inexperienced players in for a two-game victory tour stretch against Brazil.  Three of

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The Lowdown: Analyzing Monday’s NWSL activity

The Lowdown: Analyzing Monday’s NWSL activity

Dan Lauletta October 28, 2015 329

The NWSL offseason, normally a slow and languid exercise, has received several shots of energy over the last week. First, the Orlando Pride were unveiled as the league’s 10th team complete with a logo

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