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The Lowdown:  Playoff contenders gearing up for finish

The Lowdown: Playoff contenders gearing up for finish

Dan Lauletta July 22, 2014 46

There is something of an uneasy feeling at Sahlen’s Stadium this summer.  The Flash are used to being at the top of the table, cruising into the playoffs, and contending for championships.  But 2014

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Nadim, O’Hara lead Sky Blue rout of Spirit

Nadim, O’Hara lead Sky Blue rout of Spirit

Dan Lauletta July 20, 2014 60

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Nadia Nadim made good on her first NWSL start with a goal and an assist to lead Sky Blue to a 4-2 victory over the Washington Spirit on Sunday night at

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NWSL Week 15 preview: Playoffs in sight for Reign

NWSL Week 15 preview: Playoffs in sight for Reign

Dan Lauletta July 20, 2014 21

Boston Breakers (3-12-2) at Portland Thorns FC (7-6-5) Providence Park Sunday, 5 pm EDT (ESPN2) Series:  Breakers lead, 3-1-0 (1-0-0 in 2014) Last time they played, the Breakers benched several starting players and pulled

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NWSL Mid-Week 15 Preview:  Clash in the Windy City

NWSL Mid-Week 15 Preview: Clash in the Windy City

Dan Lauletta July 17, 2014 9

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The Lowdown: Tight races for final playoff spots

The Lowdown: Tight races for final playoff spots

Dan Lauletta July 16, 2014 35

Just like that there are only five weeks to go in the NWSL season.  At the moment it seems like two teams rate between very safe and fairly safe to reach the playoffs and

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Thorns bust Blues’ streaks in 7-1 thrashing

Thorns bust Blues’ streaks in 7-1 thrashing

Dan Lauletta July 13, 2014 213

FC Kansas City’s win streak and Nicole Barnhart’s shutout streak both crash landed in spectacular fashion Sunday night at the hands of Portland Thorns FC, who established a league record for goals and winning

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Ohai scores twice in four minutes, Dash beat Breakers

Ohai scores twice in four minutes, Dash beat Breakers

Dan Lauletta July 11, 2014 79

Kealia Ohai scored two goals in four minutes in the 2nd half and Erin McLeod robbed Jazmine Reeves in the 90th minute as the Dash overcame the Breakers, 2-1 on Friday night at BBVA

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NWSL Week 14 preview: FCKC after record

NWSL Week 14 preview: FCKC after record

Dan Lauletta July 11, 2014 43

Boston Breakers (3-11-2) at Houston Dash (4-10-1) BBVA Compass Stadium Friday, 9 pm EDT Series:  Dash lead, 1-0-0 For the second time in four weeks the Breakers have a chance to play themselves off

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The Lowdown: The case for FC Kansas City

The Lowdown: The case for FC Kansas City

Dan Lauletta July 9, 2014 22

The remarkable start by Seattle Reign FC has managed to give anonymity to the second-best team in the NWSL: FC Kansas City. FC Kansas City’s 5-0 thrashing of Sky Blue FC on Sunday night

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