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The Lowdown: KC’s risky off-season pays off with title

The Lowdown: KC’s risky off-season pays off with title

Dan Lauletta September 2, 2014 58

TUKWILA, Wash. — To properly trace the roots of the 2014 FC Kansas City team, you have to go back to last fall, when Lauren Holiday was boarding a bus following national team practice.

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NWSL final notebook: Putting a bow on Season 2

NWSL final notebook: Putting a bow on Season 2

Jeff Kassouf September 1, 2014 62

TUKWILA, Wash. – In the words of Laura Harvey, Sunday felt like a proper cup final. The two best teams of the season, both similar in tactical brilliance, played an end-to-end chess match that

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Andonovski: No one was going to be better than us today

Andonovski: No one was going to be better than us today

Dan Lauletta August 31, 2014 17

TUKWILA, Wash. — Vlatko Andonovski gathered his team in the locker room before the start of Sunday’s NWSL Championship and delivered something of an unconventional message. The FC Kansas City coach acknowledged that his

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FC Kansas City teammates laud Sauerbrunn as world’s best center back

FC Kansas City teammates laud Sauerbrunn as world’s best center back

Jeff Husted August 29, 2014 30

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In the short history of the National Women’s Soccer League, FC Kansas City has enjoyed the most success on the field. Offensively, Lauren Holiday, Erika Tymrak, and Amy Rodriguez light

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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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Sauerbrunn named best NWSL defender for 2nd straight year

Sauerbrunn named best NWSL defender for 2nd straight year

The Equalizer Staff August 26, 2014 19

FC Kansas City defender Becky Sauerbrunn has won the NWSL Defender of the Year award for the second straight season, becoming the first repeat award winner in the fledgling league. Washington Spirit defender Ali

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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 31

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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The long offseason: NWSL players team up, get creative to stay in shape during winter stretch

The long offseason: NWSL players team up, get creative to stay in shape during winter stretch

Jeff Kassouf March 5, 2014 100

Before dawn breaks over Boulder, Colo., Nikki Marshall and Ella Masar are in the gym. It’s an early wakeup, but Marshall has to start working her day job by 8 a.m. Around 5 p.m.

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Report reveals top-paid US Soccer employees

Report reveals top-paid US Soccer employees

The Equalizer Staff February 1, 2014 113

According to tax records obtained by the Washington Post’s Steve Goff: Alex Morgan, Becky Sauerbrunn and Christie Rampone were the three highest-paid players on the United States women’s national team or men’s national team

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Good shape, momentary lapses for young US defense in win over Australia

Good shape, momentary lapses for young US defense in win over Australia

Jeff Kassouf October 21, 2013 42

Lisa De Vanna thrice worked her way into a one-on-one position against U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo in the opening half hour on Sunday. Solo did what she usually does — made big saves —

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