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The Lowdown: 2013 finalists return winners

The Lowdown: 2013 finalists return winners

Dan Lauletta April 15, 2014 31

The opening minutes of Saturday’s Portland Thorns’ game went just about how coach Paul Riley envisioned it. One team a bit nervous for the opener, the other quickly pouncing to take advantage. The only

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The Lowdown: NWSL training camp questions

The Lowdown: NWSL training camp questions

Dan Lauletta March 18, 2014 20

The NWSL preseason is already more than a week old and clubs were required to reduce rosters to 25 on Monday. There is also a plethora of news as we have learned of several

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The Lowdown: What makes Portland work?

The Lowdown: What makes Portland work?

Dan Lauletta March 4, 2014 28

Portland Thorns FC were always the favorite to lead the league in attendance, but just about everyone involved with the club will tell you that reaching 13,320 for an average exceeded expectations. “It may

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The Lowdown: Lilly gets call from the Hall

The Lowdown: Lilly gets call from the Hall

Dan Lauletta February 25, 2014 4

Kristine Lilly still gets nervous as she watches the third penalty kick taker from the 1999 World Cup final.  They say the first and last kickers are the most important, but on that memorable

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The Lowdown:  Dissecting the club/country conflict

The Lowdown: Dissecting the club/country conflict

Dan Lauletta February 12, 2014 35

The schedule is out.  The rosters are more or less assembled.  The final announcements about venues have been made—we think.  And pre-season is now less than one month away.  The longest offseason in sports

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The Lowdown: Sky Blue looks for all-points improvement

The Lowdown: Sky Blue looks for all-points improvement

Dan Lauletta February 5, 2014 154

Sky Blue FC’s recent announcement about a new training facility may not have generated headlines around NWSL, but it could turn out to be a significant development for the New Jersey club.  After years

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The Lowdown: Philly draft conjures 2010 memories

The Lowdown: Philly draft conjures 2010 memories

Dan Lauletta January 22, 2014 22

The soccer world descended on Philadelphia last week for the NSCAA Coaches Convention.  The NWSL College Draft was a tiny blip on the radar at the convention, but for fans of the women’s game

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The Lowdown: Waldrum has high hopes for Dash

The Lowdown: Waldrum has high hopes for Dash

Dan Lauletta January 7, 2014 29

The Houston Dash introduced Randy Waldrum as the club’s first head coach on Monday.  The Texas native did not shy away from his ambitions with the newest NWSL franchise.  The Texas native would like

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The Lowdown: Sky Blue, Red Stars look to contend

The Lowdown: Sky Blue, Red Stars look to contend

Dan Lauletta December 31, 2013 29

Today’s Lowdown is the final quick run-through the NWSL rosters and the final installment of the year.  As we get ready to ring in 2014 there are still several significant items on the table. 

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The Lowdown: KC, Breakers roster updates

The Lowdown: KC, Breakers roster updates

Dan Lauletta December 27, 2013 136

The Breakers and FC Kansas City were trade partners earlier this offseason.  The Breakers got Courtney Jones in exchange for a swap of 1st round picks.  FCKC will now pick No. 4 and the

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