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The Lowdown: Thoughts from the 2017 draft experience

The Lowdown: Thoughts from the 2017 draft experience

Dan Lauletta January 17, 2017 78

With a little help from the cozy locale in Southern California, the fifth NWSL draft achieved a new milestone when all 10 players selected in the 1st round were in attendance. After each of

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The Lowdown: My annual attempt to unlock the NWSL Draft

The Lowdown: My annual attempt to unlock the NWSL Draft

Dan Lauletta January 10, 2017 168

In the world of wins, losses and draws, there remains one day when everyone can at least claim to have had a good day. Draft day. Overhyped by most in the states and misunderstood

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The Lowdown: NWSL rings in 2017

The Lowdown: NWSL rings in 2017

Dan Lauletta January 4, 2017 67

The NWSL is about to embark on a fifth season and with the draft a little more than a week away, you can expect a flurry of news tidbits to start trickling out. Until

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The Lowdown: Oral history of Founders Cup I (Part 2)

The Lowdown: Oral history of Founders Cup I (Part 2)

Dan Lauletta December 29, 2016 3

On August 25, 2001 the Atlanta Beat and Bay Area CyberRays squared off in the first ever final played in a women’s professional soccer league in the United States. The match was played outside

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The Lowdown: Oral history of Founders Cup I (Part 1)

The Lowdown: Oral history of Founders Cup I (Part 1)

Dan Lauletta December 16, 2016 26

On August 25, 2001 the Atlanta Beat and Bay Area CyberRays squared off in the first ever final played in a women’s professional soccer league in the United States. The match was played outside

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The Lowdown: XI things to be thankful for, NWSL style

The Lowdown: XI things to be thankful for, NWSL style

Dan Lauletta November 22, 2016 28

The Lowdown is back! And with Thursday being Thanksgiving it’s time for the list of XI things to be thankful for in NWSL. I did this last year and some of the items are

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The Lowdown: XI NWSL players who need USWNT calls

The Lowdown: XI NWSL players who need USWNT calls

Dan Lauletta October 5, 2016 138

This column was going to wait, but in light of Jill Ellis’s recent comments to Graham Hays, it seemed like a good idea to fast-track things. We already know that Whitney Engen has been

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The Lowdown: My 2016 NWSL Awards Ballot

The Lowdown: My 2016 NWSL Awards Ballot

Dan Lauletta September 27, 2016 206

Here is my 2016 NWSL Awards ballot. This was a difficult season as I did not feel there were many standouts. So there will likely be even more disagreements than usual. I welcome them

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The Lowdown: Playoff, Shield, Boot races down to wire

The Lowdown: Playoff, Shield, Boot races down to wire

Dan Lauletta September 14, 2016 93

An interesting Week 18 that saw all 10 teams play twice settled a number of scenarios but not everything in terms of the NWSL table. What we know is that the Spirit and Thorns

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The Lowdown: another messy re-entry for NWSL

The Lowdown: another messy re-entry for NWSL

Dan Lauletta August 31, 2016 64

It seems like NWSL just can’t get this re-entry thing down pat. Last year, with interest in the sport at a fevered pitch, every member of the World Cup winning U.S. team sat out

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