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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 2

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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Spirit add Welsh forward Natasha Harding

Spirit add Welsh forward Natasha Harding

The Equalizer Staff November 20, 2014 24

The Washington Spirit have signed Welsh international forward Natasha Harding.  The 25-year-old will arrive in Washington in March and join countrywoman Jessica Fishlock of the Reign as Welsh players in NWSL.  Harding has played

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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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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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Flash, Spirit swap goalkeepers Jones, Wys

Flash, Spirit swap goalkeepers Jones, Wys

The Equalizer Staff November 13, 2014 14

The Washington Spirit and the Western New York Flash traded goalkeepers on Thursday. Western New York acquired the rights to goalkeeper Chantel Jones and Washington received Kelsey Wys and a fourth-round pick in the

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Averbuch signs with NWSL champs FC Kansas City

Averbuch signs with NWSL champs FC Kansas City

The Equalizer Staff November 7, 2014 45

Yael Averbuch is now a member of FC Kansas City. The reigning NWSL champions announced the signing of the midfielder on Friday. Averbuch played for the Washington Spirit in 2014, playing in 22 games

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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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Canada midfielder Matheson has torn ACL

Canada midfielder Matheson has torn ACL

Jeff Kassouf October 29, 2014 35

Canada midfielder Diana Matheson has a torn ACL, the Canadian Soccer Association announced on Wednesday, putting Matheson’s World Cup hopes in question. Canada hosts the 2015 World Cup, which begins on June 6. Matheson

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Flash send Salem, Reynolds to Spirit for Angeli, No. 6 pick

Flash send Salem, Reynolds to Spirit for Angeli, No. 6 pick

The Equalizer Staff October 21, 2014 35

The Washington Spirit have acquired Katherine Reynolds and Angels Salem from the Western New York Flash in exchange for Jordan Angeli and their 1st round pick in the 2015 NWSL Draft.  By acquiring the

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