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Reign know NWSL final loss is opportunity missed

Reign know NWSL final loss is opportunity missed

Jeff Kassouf August 31, 2014 9

TUKWILA, Wash. – As the final whistle blew on Sunday at Starfire Sports Stadium, a particularly boisterous home crowd fell silent, seeing something they hadn’t seen all season: a Seattle Reign FC loss. With

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Rodriguez, Holiday combine to lift FC Kansas City past Seattle Reign, to 2014 NWSL Championship

Rodriguez, Holiday combine to lift FC Kansas City past Seattle Reign, to 2014 NWSL Championship

Jeff Kassouf August 31, 2014 285

TUKWILA, Wash. – Amy Rodriguez scored twice on assists from Lauren Holiday as FC Kansas City defeated Seattle Reign FC, 2-1 on Sunday at Starfire Stadium to win the 2014 NWSL Championship. Rodriguez scored

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Reign run on Little, who exceeds highest expectations

Reign run on Little, who exceeds highest expectations

Jeff Kassouf August 30, 2014 13

TUKWILA, Wash. – Nine months ago, Seattle Reign FC coach Laura Harvey introduced the NWSL and U.S. soccer consumers to Kim Little, signing the Scottish international for the 2014 season. Harvey said she had

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Fletcher’s addition, improved chemistry led to Seattle’s league-best defense, run to NWSL final

Fletcher’s addition, improved chemistry led to Seattle’s league-best defense, run to NWSL final

Jeff Kassouf August 30, 2014 7

TUKWILA, Wash. – From second-from-bottom, unremarkable team in 2013 to far and away league-leaders and most dominant team this season, Seattle Reign FC’s transformation has been nothing short of incredible. Kim Little’s insertion into

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Blues look to bring another soccer title to Kansas City

Blues look to bring another soccer title to Kansas City

Jeff Kassouf August 29, 2014 1

TUKWILA, Wash. – Nestled in the abundance of deep green trees sitting under the oft grey skies of the Pacific Northwest is a culture of sports fandom hard to match elsewhere in the United

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Bailey: No NWSL expansion for 2015…as of now

Bailey: No NWSL expansion for 2015…as of now

Jeff Kassouf August 28, 2014 4

As of now, there won’t be any expansion for the National Women’s Soccer League in 2015, league executive director Cheryl Bailey says. But of course, as the tail-end of 2013 proved, things can always

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Australian players oppose turf at 2015 Women’s World Cup as FIFPro VP backs players

Australian players oppose turf at 2015 Women’s World Cup as FIFPro VP backs players

Jeff Kassouf August 27, 2014 33

In a statement released Wednesday, Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) said that FIFPro Vice President and FIFPro Asia Chairman Brendan Schwab will have the world players’ association raise women’s players’ concerns with FIFA over the

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NWSL to play 20-game schedule, break for World Cup; national team players to miss 7-8 games

NWSL to play 20-game schedule, break for World Cup; national team players to miss 7-8 games

Jeff Kassouf August 27, 2014 113

The National Women’s Soccer League will play a 20-game schedule in 2015 and take a two-week break for the group stage of the 2015 Women’s World Cup, the league announced on Wednesday. The season

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Document shows Australian players against turf at 2015 World Cup, despite official’s comments

Document shows Australian players against turf at 2015 World Cup, despite official’s comments

Jeff Kassouf August 26, 2014 22

Australia presented an odd twist to this 2015 Turf War. On Sunday, Football Federation Australia’s head of women’s football Emma Highwood said the federation was fine with artificial turf being used at the 2015

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