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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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NWSL confirms Bailey will step down

NWSL confirms Bailey will step down

Jeff Kassouf November 18, 2014 2

NWSL executive director Cheryl Bailey will step down after two years on the job, the league confirmed on Tuesday. As reported by The Equalizer on Monday, Bailey will remain in her position until her

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NWSL expands international roster spots to four

NWSL expands international roster spots to four

Jeff Kassouf November 13, 2014 10

Heading into a World Cup year, the National Women’s Soccer League has expanded the number of international spots on each team to four, The Equalizer confirmed. The number is an increase from three in

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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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The Lowdown: XI ideas for a better NWSL

The Lowdown: XI ideas for a better NWSL

Dan Lauletta September 17, 2014 216

The National Women’s Soccer League has two seasons in the books and it is time to turn attention towards the all-important third. The importance is two-ply. First, the league will have to share, if

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NWSL waiver draft sees four players move

NWSL waiver draft sees four players move

Dan Lauletta September 15, 2014 57

The NWSL announced the results of the waiver process on Monday and four players now have new addresses.  The Washington Spirit claimed two players, Joanna Lohman from the Breakers and Lydia Williams from the

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Lohman among 12 NWSL players waived

Lohman among 12 NWSL players waived

The Equalizer Staff September 12, 2014 14

Twelve players were waived by their NWSL clubs on Friday, including Joanna Lohman, Angie Kerr and Emily Van Egmond. Teams have until Monday at 5 p.m. ET to claim a player off of the

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The Lowdown: KC’s risky off-season pays off with title

The Lowdown: KC’s risky off-season pays off with title

Dan Lauletta September 2, 2014 58

TUKWILA, Wash. — To properly trace the roots of the 2014 FC Kansas City team, you have to go back to last fall, when Lauren Holiday was boarding a bus following national team practice.

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Seattle, Kansas City lead NWSL Best XI selections

Seattle, Kansas City lead NWSL Best XI selections

The Equalizer Staff August 29, 2014 41

Seven players in Sunday’s National Women’s Soccer League final between Seattle Reign FC and FC Kansas City were named to the NWSL Best XI on Friday. Regular season champions Seattle placed a league-high four

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The Lowdown:  My 2014 NWSL Awards Ballot

The Lowdown: My 2014 NWSL Awards Ballot

Dan Lauletta August 26, 2014 235

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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