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Spirit down FC Kansas City to move into 3rd place

Spirit down FC Kansas City to move into 3rd place

Jennifer Gordon July 30, 2014 22

BOYDS, Md. — The Washington Spirit earned a critical three points with a 2-1 victory over FC Kansas City on Wednesday at the Maryland SoccerPlex, with Kerstin Garefrekes and Christine Nairn providing second half

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NWSL mid-week 17 preview:  clinchings in sight

NWSL mid-week 17 preview: clinchings in sight

Dan Lauletta July 30, 2014 3

FC Kansas City (11-5-4) at Washington Spirit (8-8-4) Maryland SoccerPlex Wednesday, 7 pm EDT Series: Kansas City lead, 2-1-1 (1-1-0 in 2014) A few weeks ago this looked like a pivotal match for both

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Spirit, sans Taylor, face key week in NWSL playoff push

Spirit, sans Taylor, face key week in NWSL playoff push

Jennifer Gordon July 30, 2014 7

It’s crunch time for the four teams locked into the race for the 3rd and 4th NWSL playoff spots. With less three weeks left in the regular season, there aren’t many more opportunities to

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The Lowdown:  Lines concedes, Riley fumes

The Lowdown: Lines concedes, Riley fumes

Dan Lauletta July 29, 2014 40

It was a rough week for the 2013 finalists.  The Flash’s home loss to the Breakers on Friday night led their coach, Aaran Lines, to raise the verbal white flag and start talking about

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NWSL Week 16 preview:  Cascadia rivalry returns

NWSL Week 16 preview: Cascadia rivalry returns

Dan Lauletta July 26, 2014 18

Houston Dash (5-10-2) at Chicago Red Stars (7-6-6) Benedictine University Sports Complex Saturday, 2 pm EDT Series:  Red Stars lead, 2-0-0 The teams above them keep giving away points so the Red Stars have

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Sorting it out: NWSL as it approaches year three

Sorting it out: NWSL as it approaches year three

Jeff Kassouf July 25, 2014 73

Three is an ominous number in women’s soccer. Twice since the turn of the millennium, a women’s soccer league has folded after three seasons. This time around, the prevailing wisdom among those involved in

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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 190

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 12

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 47

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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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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