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Ellis comfortable with challenging group for U.S.

Ellis comfortable with challenging group for U.S.

Dan Lauletta December 6, 2014 20

Your browser does not support iframes. The draw for the 2015 Women’s World Cup could have been much ado about nothing for the United States, but it turns out the group stage will be

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The Lowdown: Opportunity awaits new commissioner

The Lowdown: Opportunity awaits new commissioner

Dan Lauletta November 19, 2014 71

For the first time the National Women’s Soccer League will undergo a seismic shift in leadership.  Cheryl Bailey will step down as executive director of the fledgling league as soon as the search for

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UEFA Round of 16 Review:  Drama in Scotland, England

UEFA Round of 16 Review: Drama in Scotland, England

Dan Lauletta November 13, 2014 12

A day after Paris Saint-Germain scored a dramatic victory over French power Lyon, the final spots in the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarterfinals were booked.  Bristol won the most dramatic match on Thursday rallying

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Lyon 0-1 PSG:  French champs out of UWCL

Lyon 0-1 PSG: French champs out of UWCL

Dan Lauletta November 12, 2014 36

Paris Saint-Germain scored against the run of play in the 79th minute to upset Lyon 1-0 and advance to next spring’s quarterfinals in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, 2-1 on aggregate over French rivals

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Flash trade Zerboni, Williamson to Thorns for Brooks

Flash trade Zerboni, Williamson to Thorns for Brooks

Dan Lauletta November 6, 2014 111

The dismantling of the Flash roster continued on Thursday when the club traded longtime midfielder McCall Zerboni plus Kat Williamson to Portland in exchange for Amber Brooks.  Zerboni had been with the Flash since

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The Lowdown: Assessing the flurry of NWSL trades

The Lowdown: Assessing the flurry of NWSL trades

Dan Lauletta November 5, 2014 31

The NWSL went virtually dormant through September and much of October.  Save for some loan news and the retirement of Jillian Loyden, things were quieter than usual.  And then came an onslaught of trades,

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Italy-Netherlands to decide final UEFA spot in Canada

Italy-Netherlands to decide final UEFA spot in Canada

Dan Lauletta October 30, 2014 40

The Netherlands defeated Scotland, 2-0 on Thursday to move to the brink of their first appearance at the Women’s World Cup.  Second-half goals by Lieke Martens and Manon Melis made it a 4-1 win

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Cuellar on resting players: ‘Hopefully it works’

Cuellar on resting players: ‘Hopefully it works’

Dan Lauletta October 24, 2014 15

PHILADELPHIA  —  He didn’t exactly say it, but he may as well have.  Mexico coach Leo Cuellar was faced with a fascinating choice Friday night at PPL Park.  He could play his absolute best

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Waldrum after loss:  ‘I believe we will qualify’

Waldrum after loss: ‘I believe we will qualify’

Dan Lauletta October 24, 2014 4

PHILADELPHIA — It was equal parts heartbreaking and heartwarming.  Trinidad and Tobago’s head coach Randy Waldrum sat at the podium following a gut-wrenching loss in penalty kicks to Costa Rica, and restated his firm

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