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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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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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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 203

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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Lindsey leaves lasting impact on teammates, sport

Lindsey leaves lasting impact on teammates, sport

Jennifer Gordon August 24, 2014 9

Too often people look at easily quantifiable statistics when discussing professional athletes and what distinguishes the noteworthy ones. Lori Lindsey’s 31 caps and one goal with the U.S. women’s national team do not seem

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After massive turnaround in Year 2, underdog Spirit eye unthinkable against Seattle

After massive turnaround in Year 2, underdog Spirit eye unthinkable against Seattle

Jennifer Gordon August 23, 2014 5

The Washington Spirit are in the 2014 NWSL playoffs. That’s not a sentence many expected to be a true statement heading into the season. Here they are, though, preparing to take on the one

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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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Spirit’s Harris cleared, De Vanna out for semifinal

Spirit’s Harris cleared, De Vanna out for semifinal

Dan Lauletta August 21, 2014 40

Washington Spirit head coach Mark Parsons made two significant announcements Wednesday, stating on a national conference call that goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris has been fully cleared after missing the last two games with a concussion

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NWSL mid-week 20 preview:  playing out the string

NWSL mid-week 20 preview: playing out the string

Dan Lauletta August 20, 2014 5

Houston Dash (5-15-3) at Sky Blue FC (8-8-7) Yurcak Field Wednesday, 7 pm EDT Series:  tied, 1-1-0 They tried this one on July 2, but the lightning alarm went off just as warmups began. 

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