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The Lowdown:  One down, one to go for Reign

The Lowdown: One down, one to go for Reign

Dan Lauletta August 20, 2014 18

If you told Laura Harvey in January that her team would win the NWSL regular season comfortably and win 16 of their 24 games, she gladly would have taken it. But now that it

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NWSL mid-week 20 preview:  playing out the string

NWSL mid-week 20 preview: playing out the string

Dan Lauletta August 20, 2014 5

Houston Dash (5-15-3) at Sky Blue FC (8-8-7) Yurcak Field Wednesday, 7 pm EDT Series:  tied, 1-1-0 They tried this one on July 2, but the lightning alarm went off just as warmups began. 

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Morgan sends Thorns to playoffs, Red Stars out

Morgan sends Thorns to playoffs, Red Stars out

Dan Lauletta August 17, 2014 317

Alex Morgan’s 68th minute header gave Portland Thorns FC a 1-0 victory over Seattle Reign FC and with it the final playoff berth in NWSL.  The Thorns are the 3rd seed and will play at

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Breakers blank Dash, get off bottom of table

Breakers blank Dash, get off bottom of table

Dan Lauletta August 17, 2014 30

The Breakers shutout the Dash 1-0 to get themselves off the bottom of the table in their final match of the regular season.  The Dash now need to win at Sky Blue on Wednesday

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NWSL Week 19 preview:  Win and in for Spirit, Red Stars

NWSL Week 19 preview: Win and in for Spirit, Red Stars

Dan Lauletta August 16, 2014 10

Sky Blue FC (7-8-7) at Washington Spirit (10-8-5) Maryland SoccerPlex Saturday, 6:30 pm EDT Series:  Sky Blue lead, 4-0-2 (1-0-1 in 2014) Last season the Spirit held Sky Blue to a draw in the

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No fun watching for Lytle, but rehab going smoothly

No fun watching for Lytle, but rehab going smoothly

Dan Lauletta August 15, 2014 2

As Sky Blue continue, improbably, to have life in the playoff race, one player unable to take part in the fun is Taylor Lytle.  The 25-year-old midfielder has not played since suffering a tibia

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NWSL mid-week 19 preview:  Flash, Sky Blue in virtual playoff match

NWSL mid-week 19 preview: Flash, Sky Blue in virtual playoff match

Dan Lauletta August 13, 2014 1

Sky Blue FC (6-8-7) at Western New York Flash (8-11-3) Sahlen’s Stadium Wednesday, 7 pm EDT (ESPN2) Series:  Flash lead, 4-2-0 (1-1-0 in 2014; plus Flash, 1-0-0 in playoffs) This was a semifinal match

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The Lowdown:  Wild final week ahead in NWSL

The Lowdown: Wild final week ahead in NWSL

Dan Lauletta August 12, 2014 24

Week 18 was a wild one in the NWSL, setting up what could be an equally wild finale to the league’s second regular season. There were several clinching and elimination scenarios last week, but

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NWSL Week 18 preview:  injuries dot key matches

NWSL Week 18 preview: injuries dot key matches

Dan Lauletta August 9, 2014 3

FC Kansas City (12-6-5) at Chicago Red Stars (7-7-7) Benedictine University Sports Complex Saturday, 8 pm EDT Series:  Kansas City lead, 3-2-1 (2-0-0 in 2014) The Red Stars begin their home stretch with three

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