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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 21

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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Ex-WPS team owner Borislow dies at age 52

Ex-WPS team owner Borislow dies at age 52

Jeff Kassouf July 22, 2014 45

Dan Borislow, an American entrepreneur and former owner of the magicJack team that played in Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) in 2011, died of a heart attack on Monday at age 52. His death was

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Thorns on a roll: Sinclair, Morgan finding chemistry with Boquete in midfield

Thorns on a roll: Sinclair, Morgan finding chemistry with Boquete in midfield

Jeff Kassouf July 22, 2014 44

When Christine Sinclair and Alex Morgan were allocated to Portland Thorns FC prior to the NWSL’s inaugural season, the collective feelings elsewhere around the league were two-fold: How could two of the world’s best

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PHOTOS: Thorns, Breakers combine for goals record

PHOTOS: Thorns, Breakers combine for goals record

The Equalizer Staff July 21, 2014 1

The Portland Thorns and Boston Breakers combined for nine goals on Sunday in Portland’s 6-3 victory, setting an NWSL record. The recap and highlights can already be found here. Below are some spectacular photos

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Marta stays in Sweden, signs with FC Rosengård

Marta stays in Sweden, signs with FC Rosengård

Jeff Kassouf July 21, 2014 41

Five-time FIFA World Player of the Year Marta has signed with Swedish club FC Rosengård on a six-month deal, with an option for another year. Marta was previously without a club after UEFA Champions

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Reign, Red Stars share points after late goals

Reign, Red Stars share points after late goals

Jennifer Gordon July 20, 2014 149

Seattle Reign FC clinched a playoff spot Sunday night with a 1-1 draw against the visiting Chicago Red Stars at Memorial Stadium. Second half substitute Beverly Goebel scored for the Reign, while Christen Press

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Sinclair hat trick leads Thorns’ thrashing of Boston

Sinclair hat trick leads Thorns’ thrashing of Boston

The Equalizer Staff July 20, 2014 206

Christine Sinclair’s hat trick paced a 6-3 Portland Thorns FC rout of the Boston Breakers on Sunday at Providence Park, marking the third time this season the Thorns have scored at least six goals

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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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Flash tie Kansas City, remain outside playoff position

Flash tie Kansas City, remain outside playoff position

Megan Manzari July 18, 2014 34

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Western New York Flash and FC Kansas City both came out on the pitch strong Friday night at Sahlen’s Stadium, but it wasn’t enough for either team to leave with

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