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The Lowdown: Expansion, trade talk heat up

The Lowdown: Expansion, trade talk heat up

Dan Lauletta December 3, 2013 229

The Lowdown went on hiatus for November and after a slow start to the month the NWSL news came fast and furious in the lead-up to Thanksgiving and the end of the month.  Several

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The Lowdown: Breakers active early in offseason

The Lowdown: Breakers active early in offseason

Dan Lauletta October 23, 2013 2

While the NWSL world waits for the allocation process to resolve itself the Boston Breakers are enjoying a proactive offseason.  Soon after the season ended they traded Carmelina Moscato to Seattle for Kaylyn Kyle. 

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The Lowdown: PSG-Tyreso highlights UEFA Champions League

The Lowdown: PSG-Tyreso highlights UEFA Champions League

The Equalizer Staff October 8, 2013 201

The women’s soccer world was abuzz last week over the news that FIFA has commissioned a task force to determine whether a Women’s World Club Cup was a viable option.  For the moment it

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The Lowdown: Breaking down the NWSL trades

The Lowdown: Breaking down the NWSL trades

Dan Lauletta September 17, 2013 10

Here is a look at the trades that took place in NWSL since the league began stocking rosters.  In most cases it is still too early to determine who got the better of the

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The Lowdown: Diving into the long off-season

The Lowdown: Diving into the long off-season

Dan Lauletta September 11, 2013 167

The NWSL off-season is already in full swing even if no one knows for sure exactly how it will work.  We already have a new coach, a new general manager, news from the Mexican

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The Lowdown: Thorns took unexpected path to title

The Lowdown: Thorns took unexpected path to title

Dan Lauletta September 3, 2013 14

It was the first group of Portland Thorns FC players—acquired via allocation—that were responsible for the club being stamped as National Women’s Soccer League favorites.  It was ironic then, that it took a contribution

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The Lowdown: How Flash, Thorns were built

The Lowdown: How Flash, Thorns were built

Dan Lauletta August 27, 2013 27

As we barrel toward the conclusion of the first NWSL season it bears reminding that when the calendar first turned over to 2013, none of the eight teams had a single player on its

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The Lowdown: Harvey says Reign ‘close to being a good team’

The Lowdown: Harvey says Reign ‘close to being a good team’

Dan Lauletta June 11, 2013 29

It was a moment that defined Seattle Reign FC’s poor start to their inaugural season.  Hope Solo, by all accounts the Reign’s best player, failing to adequately cover the near post on a half

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The Lowdown: Early NWSL draftee grades

The Lowdown: Early NWSL draftee grades

Dan Lauletta June 4, 2013 25

As Sky Blue FC continued their torrid start, 1st round draft pick Lindsi Lisonbee-Cutshall got some mop-up duty Saturday night, playing the final four minutes and stoppage time in a 5-1 rout of the

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The Lowdown: A deeper look at the NWSL standings

The Lowdown: A deeper look at the NWSL standings

Dan Lauletta May 14, 2013 24

When the season began I was approached about putting weekly power rankings in The Lowdown.  I declined.  There were several reasons for this, among them my belief that ranking teams every week gets stale

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