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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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Thorns loan Brooks to Bayern, Dash re-sign Henderson

Thorns loan Brooks to Bayern, Dash re-sign Henderson

The Equalizer Staff August 28, 2014 30

Portland Thorns FC today has loaned midfielder Amber Brooks to FC Bayern Munich — her previous club — for the 2014-15 Frauen-Bundesliga season. Brooks scored 10 goals in 22 appearances in 2013 with Bayern

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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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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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Riley rips Kansas City turf, stadium, purported 159-degree field temperatures

Riley rips Kansas City turf, stadium, purported 159-degree field temperatures

Jeff Kassouf August 24, 2014 199

For almost a year, Portland Thorns FC players and staff have discussed how they wanted to repeat as champions on their home field. Providence Park averages about 13,000 fans per game, an anomaly in

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FC Kansas City eliminates Portland — four reasons this year was different

FC Kansas City eliminates Portland — four reasons this year was different

Dan Lauletta August 23, 2014 23

FC Kansas City waited one day short of a year to get back to the NWSL semifinals, where they coughed up a 2-0 lead at home to the Thorns in 2013.  That this year’s

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FC Kansas City avenges 2013 loss, advances to NWSL final over Thorns

FC Kansas City avenges 2013 loss, advances to NWSL final over Thorns

Jeff Husted August 23, 2014 392

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Last year’s NWSL Playoffs kicked off with an exciting match that saw two aggressive offenses combine for five goals in 120 minutes of exciting action. In a stark contrast this

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NWSL semifinal preview:  rematch in Kansas City

NWSL semifinal preview: rematch in Kansas City

Dan Lauletta August 23, 2014 1

Portland Thorns FC (10-8-6) at FC Kansas City (12-7-5) Durwood Stadium Saturday, 1 pm EDT (ESPN2) Series:  tied, 3-3-1 (Thorns, 2-1-0 in 2014) Playoff history:  Thorns lead, 1-0-0 (2013 semifinal, 3-2, aet) The first

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Rested FC Kansas City readies for another semifinal meeting with Portland

Rested FC Kansas City readies for another semifinal meeting with Portland

Jeff Husted August 22, 2014 19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the second straight year, FC Kansas City will host Portland Thorns FC in the opening round of the National Women’s Soccer League playoffs. And once again, these two teams

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Thorns hope they’re peaking at right time as they head to Kansas City

Thorns hope they’re peaking at right time as they head to Kansas City

Jeff Kassouf August 21, 2014 15

There’s really no telling which Portland Thorns team will show up in Kansas City on Saturday. The Thorns have been Jekyll and Hyde this year, exploding to some victories to show their potential (6-1

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