1. Losada named Player of the Week after brace in opener

    Losada named Player of the Week after brace in opener

    Western New York Flash midfielder Vicky Losada was voted NWSL Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.

    Losada scored two goals and added an assist, playing a role in all three goals in Western New York’s 3-1 victory over the Washington Spirit.

    The Spanish international kicked off the games’ scoring in the 15th minute, blasting a strike from well outside the box over the outstretched arms…

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  2. Brittany Bock tears ACL, will miss 2014 season

    Brittany Bock tears ACL, will miss 2014 season

    Houston Dash midfielder Brittany Bock has been diagnosed with a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the 2014 NWSL season the team announced yesterday.

    Bock suffered the injury to her left knee in the Dash’s inaugural match Saturday night against Portland Thorns FC.

    The midfielder is expected to undergo left knee surgery next Thursday.

    Bock missed 15 games last season for Sky Blue FC after…

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  3. Sky Blue FC signs Meg Morris, fills final roster slot

    Sky Blue FC signs Meg Morris, fills final roster slot

    Sky Blue FC signed midfielder Meg Morris the team announced yesterday.

    Morris played four years for the University of North Carolina and as a freshman was selected to the ACC All-Freshman Team, Top Drawer Soccer All-Rookie Team and Soccer America All-Freshman Team.

    “Meg will challenge for playing time and provide us with solid defensive play when called upon,”Sky Blue FC head coach Jim Gabarra…

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  4. NWSL Postcard with Kristen Edmonds: Earn It

    NWSL Postcard with Kristen Edmonds: Earn It

    With so many of the Nutmeg Inc. international postcard writers returning to NWSL, several of them decided to continue writing a not-so-international, but still a postcard blog.

    Earn It!

    There’s no place like home.  Well, almost home.  This season I signed with the Western New York Flash in the NWSL. The decision to come back to play in the US was a big one for me, leaving the lifestyle that I…

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  5. Reign shut out Breakers in home-opener

    Reign shut out Breakers in home-opener

    boston at seattle

    In the club’s first-ever shutout, the Seattle Reign defeated the Boston Breakers at home thanks to goals from Kim Little and Megan Rapinoe.

    Scottish international Little, who previously under Reign head coach Laura Harvey for the Arsenal Ladies of the English FA WSL, was brought to the club during Harvey’s busy off-season.

    Both teams showed fight during the early stages of the match and in the…

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  6. Vicky Losada marks NWSL debut with two goals in Flash victory

    Vicky Losada marks NWSL debut with two goals in Flash victory

    WNY at Wash

    Spanish midfielder Vicky Losada scored twice and added an assist to propel the Western New York Flash past the Washington Spirit, 3-1,  in front of 2,306 at the Maryland Soccerplex.

    An offseason acquisition, Losada stepped up the scoring for a Flash squad without Abby Wambach  due to a broken orbital bone.

    The Spanish International kicked off the games scoring in the 15’ minute, catching Spirit…

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  7. PREVIEW: Western New York Flash at Washington Spirit

    PREVIEW: Western New York Flash at Washington Spirit

    No.1 draft pick Crystal Dunn kicks off her rookie campaign as the Washington Spirit start the 2014 NWSL season at home against Carli Lloyd and the Western New York Flash.

    Washington is looking to put last season’s dismal 3- 14 – 5 record behind them, bolstered by new offseason additions Yael Averbuch, Dunn and Christine Nairn.

    Coach Mark Parsons will be looking to rely on a NWSL Best XI…

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  8. Thorns spoil Dash’s debut behind Allie Long goal

    Thorns spoil Dash’s debut behind Allie Long goal

    Portland at Houston

    The Portland Thorns spoiled the Houston Dash’s NWSL debut, winning 1-0 off a 23rd minute goal by Allie Long.

    The Dash thought that they had tied the match in the waning moments of stoppage time when a Becky Edwards header found the back of the net on the final set play of the game, but the goal was waived offside.

    Houston was forced to deal with adversity early on as midfielder Brittany Bock…

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  9. FC Kansas City, Sky Blue FC share points in 1-1 draw

    FC Kansas City, Sky Blue FC share points in 1-1 draw

    Sky Blue at KC

    The second NWSL season kicked off in Kansas City, Mo., where FC Kansas City hosted Sky Blue FC in a 1-1 draw.

    FC Kansas City and Sky Blue FC had the second best home and away records, respectively, in the NWSL last season but were forced to share points tonight.

    FC Kansas City forward and American international Amy Rodriguez first broke the deadlock 42 minutes into the match from a left-footed…

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  10. GAME OF THE WEEK PREVIEW: Portland at Houston

    GAME OF THE WEEK PREVIEW: Portland at Houston

    Portland at Houston

    The Portland Thorns begin the defense of their 2013 title on the road as they travel to meet the Houston Dash in the opening match of the 2014 season. For the Dash, it will mark the inaugural match in franchise history.

    It will also be the first battle of the league’s only two clubs with MLS ownership groups.

    The Thorns return just five healthy players (and eight overall) from last season’s…

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