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Harvey named NWSL Coach of the Year

Harvey named NWSL Coach of the Year

The Equalizer Staff August 27, 2014 5

Laura Harvey’s massive makeover of Seattle Reign FC has her team in Sunday’s National Women’s Soccer League final, and it’s also earned her the NWSL Coach of the Year award. Harvey guided Seattle to

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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 82

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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Reign say NWSL final practically sold out

Reign say NWSL final practically sold out

The Equalizer Staff August 26, 2014 12

Sunday’s NWSL championship match will be played at Starfire Soccer Complex in Tukwila, Wash., since Seattle Reign FC’s usual venue in downtown Seattle, Memorial Stadium, is being used all weekend for a music festival

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The Lowdown:  My 2014 NWSL Awards Ballot

The Lowdown: My 2014 NWSL Awards Ballot

Dan Lauletta August 26, 2014 233

Here is my 2014 NWSL awards ballot. Votes were due prior to the start of the semifinal matches, and performances in those matches have no bearing on these picks or anyone else’s who had

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Sauerbrunn named best NWSL defender for 2nd straight year

Sauerbrunn named best NWSL defender for 2nd straight year

The Equalizer Staff August 26, 2014 19

FC Kansas City defender Becky Sauerbrunn has won the NWSL Defender of the Year award for the second straight season, becoming the first repeat award winner in the fledgling league. Washington Spirit defender Ali

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VIDEO: Fans welcome Spirit at airport after playoff loss

VIDEO: Fans welcome Spirit at airport after playoff loss

The Equalizer Staff August 25, 2014 7

About a dozen fans greeted the Washington Spirit upon their return home to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Monday night following a 2-1 NWSL semifinal loss to Seattle Reign FC on Sunday, and

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Breakers’ Naeher voted Goalkeeper of the Year

Breakers’ Naeher voted Goalkeeper of the Year

Dan Lauletta August 25, 2014 56

Alyssa Naeher became one of the most statistically unlikely award winners on Monday when NWSL announced the Breakers’ keeper as its Goalkeeper of the Year for 2014.  Naeher beat out Hope Solo and Ashlyn

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Boquete signs with Germany’s 1. FFC Frankfurt

Boquete signs with Germany’s 1. FFC Frankfurt

The Equalizer Staff August 25, 2014 20

Portland Thorns FC midfielder Vero Boquete has signed with 1. FFC Frankfurt of the German Frauen-Bundesliga. Boquete arrived in Portland in early June after finishing runner-up in the UEFA Champions League with the no-longer

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Parsons proud of strides made after tough loss

Parsons proud of strides made after tough loss

Dan Lauletta August 25, 2014 19

Eight days after Mark Parsons admitted the occasion of trying to clinch a playoff berth got his side, the Washington Spirit produced a fantastic, 90-minute effort that included everything but a win.  They spent

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Reign rally to beat Spirit, will host final

Reign rally to beat Spirit, will host final

Dan Lauletta August 25, 2014 201

Seattle Reign FC are set to host the 2014 NWSL Championship after rallying for a 2-1 victory over the Washington Spirit in Sunday night’s semifinal at Memorial Stadium.  Megan Rapinoe scored the game-winner in

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