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One big question (on the field) for each NWSL team in 2020

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Following the cancellation of its preseason games and a twice-extended training moratorium, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Women’s Soccer League announced last week its first return-to-training protocol.

And while the 2020 NWSL season is almost certainly still a long way off, the announcement offered a glimmer of hope as well as an opportunity to explore how teams might actually perform this year.

In the absence of actual competition, the most entertaining aspect of the offseason has always been analyzing player movement. Whether it’s from a trade, an international signing, or the college draft, each bit of news is followed by a series of questions.

Did my team get better with this acquisition? Did they get a good deal, or give up too much value in exchange? Will the players picked up vs. those traded away be a net win or a net loss?

So, while everyone waits for the season to actually kick off, here are the biggest questions facing each team.

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