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Flash playing for pride, still seeking answers after another loss

Flash playing for pride, still seeking answers after another loss

Jeff Kassouf July 31, 2014 7

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — A week ago Western New York Flash coach Aaran Lines said his team was out of the NWSL playoff race after losing to the last-place Boston Breakers. The comments seemed to

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Sky Blue cripple Flash hopes with 1-0 win

Sky Blue cripple Flash hopes with 1-0 win

Dan Lauletta July 31, 2014 20

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Kelley O’Hara’s goal lifted Sky Blue FC to a 1-0 victory over the Western New York Flash in front of a Sky Blue (NWSL) record crowd of 3,471 on Thursday. It

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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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The Lowdown:  Lines concedes, Riley fumes

The Lowdown: Lines concedes, Riley fumes

Dan Lauletta July 29, 2014 41

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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Lines concedes Flash’s playoff hopes over after loss

Lines concedes Flash’s playoff hopes over after loss

Jeff Kassouf July 26, 2014 11

The struggles of Western New York Flash’s inconsistent and underwhelming season continued on Friday with a 4-2 loss to the last-place Boston Breakers. And after the match, Flash coach Aaran Lines, who has guided

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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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Breakers put dent in Flash’s playoff hopes with win

Breakers put dent in Flash’s playoff hopes with win

Megan Manzari July 25, 2014 52

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Heather O’Reilly scored a brace on Friday night as the Boston Breakers defeated the Western New York Flash at Sahlen’s Stadium, 4-2. Western New York remains in sixth place with the

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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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