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Morgan, Taylor score as Thorns, Spirit finish level

Morgan, Taylor score as Thorns, Spirit finish level

Jennifer Gordon July 23, 2014 122

BOYDS, Md. — With both teams locked in the tight race for the final two playoff spots, Wednesday’s much-anticipated match between the Washington Spirit and Portland Thorns ended 1-1 after a nearly two-hour weather

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NWSL mid-week 16 preview:  the tension rises

NWSL mid-week 16 preview: the tension rises

Dan Lauletta July 23, 2014 7

Portland Thorns FC (8-6-5) at Washington Spirit (8-8-3) Maryland SoccerPlex Wednesday, 7 pm EDT Series: Thorns lead, 4-0-0 (2-0-0 in 2014) Big one here. The Spirit exit a tough week when consecutive road trips

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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 41

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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Thorns on a roll: Sinclair, Morgan finding chemistry with Boquete in midfield

Thorns on a roll: Sinclair, Morgan finding chemistry with Boquete in midfield

Jeff Kassouf July 22, 2014 65

When Christine Sinclair and Alex Morgan were allocated to Portland Thorns FC prior to the NWSL’s inaugural season, the collective feelings elsewhere around the league were two-fold: How could two of the world’s best

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PHOTOS: Thorns, Breakers combine for goals record

PHOTOS: Thorns, Breakers combine for goals record

The Equalizer Staff July 21, 2014 3

The Portland Thorns and Boston Breakers combined for nine goals on Sunday in Portland’s 6-3 victory, setting an NWSL record. The recap and highlights can already be found here. Below are some spectacular photos

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Reign, Red Stars share points after late goals

Reign, Red Stars share points after late goals

Jennifer Gordon July 20, 2014 151

Seattle Reign FC clinched a playoff spot Sunday night with a 1-1 draw against the visiting Chicago Red Stars at Memorial Stadium. Second half substitute Beverly Goebel scored for the Reign, while Christen Press

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Sinclair hat trick leads Thorns’ thrashing of Boston

Sinclair hat trick leads Thorns’ thrashing of Boston

The Equalizer Staff July 20, 2014 206

Christine Sinclair’s hat trick paced a 6-3 Portland Thorns FC rout of the Boston Breakers on Sunday at Providence Park, marking the third time this season the Thorns have scored at least six goals

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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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Flash tie Kansas City, remain outside playoff position

Flash tie Kansas City, remain outside playoff position

Megan Manzari July 18, 2014 34

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Western New York Flash and FC Kansas City both came out on the pitch strong Friday night at Sahlen’s Stadium, but it wasn’t enough for either team to leave with

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