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NWSL College Draft confirmed for Jan. 16 in Philly

NWSL College Draft confirmed for Jan. 16 in Philly

The Equalizer Staff November 25, 2014 25

The NWSL confirmed that the 2015 College Draft will take place on Friday, Jan. 16 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Just like every previous NWSL and WPS draft, the event is in conjunction with

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Thorns defender Huffman announces retirement

Thorns defender Huffman announces retirement

The Equalizer Staff November 19, 2014 12

Sarah Huffman is hanging up her boots after six professional seasons. Huffman most recently played for Portland Thorns FC, tallying a goal and an assist in 22 games after being traded by the Western

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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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Morgan hopeful to rejoin USWNT in December

Morgan hopeful to rejoin USWNT in December

Jeff Kassouf November 13, 2014 201

Alex Morgan hopes to rejoin the United States women’s national team in Brazil in December after injuring her ankle last month. Morgan re-injured her left ankle on Oct. 17 against Guatemala in the group

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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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Mewis, Van Hollebeke in Japan with eyes on Canada

Mewis, Van Hollebeke in Japan with eyes on Canada

Jeff Kassouf November 12, 2014 17

While the United States women’s national team qualified for the 2015 World Cup in October on home soil, two regulars were across the globe in Japan, fine-tuning their games in hopes of being on

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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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Van Hollebeke joins Japan’s Iga FC Kunoichi

Van Hollebeke joins Japan’s Iga FC Kunoichi

Jeff Kassouf October 8, 2014 34

Rachel Van Hollebeke will play for Japanese club Iga FC Kunoichi this NWSL offseason. The two-time Nadeshiko League champions introduced the Portland Thorns FC defender on Wednesday. “When the opportunity arose for me to

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