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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 23

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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NWSL Week 15 preview: Playoffs in sight for Reign

NWSL Week 15 preview: Playoffs in sight for Reign

Dan Lauletta July 20, 2014 21

Boston Breakers (3-12-2) at Portland Thorns FC (7-6-5) Providence Park Sunday, 5 pm EDT (ESPN2) Series:  Breakers lead, 3-1-0 (1-0-0 in 2014) Last time they played, the Breakers benched several starting players and pulled

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Diggs’ late goal sees Dash, Spirit split points

Diggs’ late goal sees Dash, Spirit split points

The Equalizer Staff July 17, 2014 62

Marissa Diggs’ 74th minute goals gave the Houston Dash a 1-1 tie with the Washington Spirit on Thursday at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston. The tie likely won’t be enough for the seventh-place Dash

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NWSL Mid-Week 15 Preview:  Clash in the Windy City

NWSL Mid-Week 15 Preview: Clash in the Windy City

Dan Lauletta July 17, 2014 9

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The Lowdown: Tight races for final playoff spots

The Lowdown: Tight races for final playoff spots

Dan Lauletta July 16, 2014 35

Just like that there are only five weeks to go in the NWSL season.  At the moment it seems like two teams rate between very safe and fairly safe to reach the playoffs and

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Spirit win, leapfrog Flash to take over 3rd place

Spirit win, leapfrog Flash to take over 3rd place

Megan Manzari July 12, 2014 30

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — With a 1-0 win Saturday against the WNY Flash, the Washington Spirit move into the third place in the NWSL standings, leap-frogging the Flash. Diana Matheson netted the only goal of

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NWSL Week 14 preview: FCKC after record

NWSL Week 14 preview: FCKC after record

Dan Lauletta July 11, 2014 43

Boston Breakers (3-11-2) at Houston Dash (4-10-1) BBVA Compass Stadium Friday, 9 pm EDT Series:  Dash lead, 1-0-0 For the second time in four weeks the Breakers have a chance to play themselves off

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The Lowdown: The case for FC Kansas City

The Lowdown: The case for FC Kansas City

Dan Lauletta July 9, 2014 22

The remarkable start by Seattle Reign FC has managed to give anonymity to the second-best team in the NWSL: FC Kansas City. FC Kansas City’s 5-0 thrashing of Sky Blue FC on Sunday night

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NWSL Mid-Week 14 preview:  Thorns-Red Stars rematch

NWSL Mid-Week 14 preview: Thorns-Red Stars rematch

Dan Lauletta July 9, 2014 14

Portland Thorns FC (6-6-3) at Chicago Red Stars (6-6-3) Benedictine University Sports Complex Wednesday, 8 pm EDT Series: Tied, 1-2-2 (0-0-1 in 2014) The second leg of a home-and-home follows the 2-2 draw on

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