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The Lowdown: My weekend with the NWSL referees

The Lowdown: My weekend with the NWSL referees

Dan Lauletta March 9, 2017 15

PHOENIX, AZ — So you think you can be a referee? Here’s a quick scenario. A ball gets sent through to an attacking player overlapping on the left side. She crosses it toward traffic

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The Lowdown: Is Joanna Lohman the most interesting player in NWSL?

The Lowdown: Is Joanna Lohman the most interesting player in NWSL?

Dan Lauletta February 28, 2017 17

On July 19, 1999 the U.S. national team accepted president Bill Clinton’s invitation to the White House to celebrate their World Cup championship. Their win nine days earlier and the World Cup that preceded

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The Lowdown: Looking at 3 issues facing NWSL

The Lowdown: Looking at 3 issues facing NWSL

Dan Lauletta February 14, 2017 121

We’re not even two weeks out from NWSL announcing a major media deal with A+E and already the league is preparing for a crush of negativity with the expected move of Carli Lloyd to

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The Lowdown: My team could be good if…

The Lowdown: My team could be good if…

Dan Lauletta February 7, 2017 83

Remember soccer? Let’s talk about it for a bit. We’re about three weeks from really heating up on the women’s side with the SheBelieves Cup starting March 1 followed by NWSL preseason and a

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The Lowdown: Ceding my voice to the masses

The Lowdown: Ceding my voice to the masses

Dan Lauletta January 31, 2017 85

I have been producing this column in various forms on various platforms for most of the last eight years. The space has always been dedicated to soccer. Sports have always been a two-pronged outlet

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The Lowdown: Amanda Duffy and the growing NWSL

The Lowdown: Amanda Duffy and the growing NWSL

Dan Lauletta January 24, 2017 15

In an NWSL offseason highlighted in part by prominent players heading to Europe, there has been one high profile addition that has flown under the radar. Amanda Duffy came in unannounced through the side

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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 130

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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