1. Dash score twice in five minute span to earn franchise’s first win

    Dash score twice in five minute span to earn franchise’s first win

    Houston at Boston

    In the club’s first-ever victory, the Houston Dash defeated the Boston Breakers, 3-2, in front of 2,018 supporters at Harvard Stadium in Allston, Mass.

    Second half substitute Teresa Noyola swung the match’s momentum scoring an 81st minute equalizer. Rookie midfielder Rafaelle Souza dribbled around three Breakers defenders and laid off the ball to Noyola at the top of the box who blasted a…

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  2. PREVIEW: Houston Dash at Boston Breakers

    PREVIEW: Houston Dash at Boston Breakers

    In a match up of winless teams, the Houston Dash are looking to bounce back against the Boston Breakers after losing their inaugural match, 1-0, to Portland Thorns FC.

    Boston are also looking to improve in their home opener after a 3-0 defeat to Seattle.

    Even after dominating possession against the Thorns,  forward Ella Masar failed to register a shot against Thorns goalkeeper Nadine Angerer. The…

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  3. Diana Matheson two goal performance leads Spirit to first victory

Mark Parsons’ post game comments criticizing his team’s body language and mentality after last weekend’s loss, fire up the Spirit as they defeated FC Kansas City, 3-1, at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

    Diana Matheson two goal performance leads Spirit to first victory

    Mark Parsons’ post game comments criticizing his team’s body language and mentality after last weekend’s loss, fire up the Spirit as they defeated FC Kansas City, 3-1, at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

     
  4. Red Stars open with win over Flash

    Red Stars open with win over Flash

    WNY at CHI

    The Chicago Red Stars opened up their 2014 NWSL campaign with a 1-0 win over the Western New York Flash at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill.

    The match, played away from the Red Stars’ usual home field at Benedictine University Sports Complex Stadium, was part of an MLS-NWSL doubleheader that saw the Chicago Fire draw the New England Revolution hours before the Red Stars and Flash kicked off.

    In an…

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  5. Long penalty kick spoils Sky Blue FC

    Long penalty kick spoils Sky Blue FC

    Portland at Sky BluePISCATAWAY N.J. –Kelley O’Hara had an opportunity to give her team the go-ahead goal in stoppage time after Nikki Marshall was whistled for a handball in the latter stages of stoppage time. O’Hara hammered her right-footed penalty kick wide left for the match to end in a 1-1 draw.

    The Portland Thorns drew level in the 75th minute to spoil Sky Blue FC’s home opener after a handball in the box by…

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  6. PREVIEW: Western New York Flash at Chicago Red Stars

    PREVIEW: Western New York Flash at Chicago Red Stars

    After cruising to a 3-1 victory over the Washington Spirit last week, the Western New York Flash is now headed for another road game—this time against the Chicago Red Stars.

    This match will be the first of the 2014 NWSL season for the Red Stars, who had a bye last week.

    After last season’s sixth place finish, the Red Stars brought in new talent. Santa Clara’s Julie Johnston, last season’s…

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  7. PREVIEW: Game of the Week: FC Kansas City at Washington Spirit

    PREVIEW: Game of the Week: FC Kansas City at Washington Spirit

    KC at WASH game of the weekCrystal Dunn and the Washington Spirit look to bounce back from their home opener loss, Saturday against FC Kansas City at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

    Dunn played in 67 minutes of the season opener, returning from an ankle injury while Christine Nairn lead Washington’s attack scoring one goal on a team high five shots. Washington’s defensive struggles from last year reappeared in the opener allowing…

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  8. I Told You So: Fantasy Shots (Week 2)

    I Told You So: Fantasy Shots (Week 2)

    Fantasy Shots

    Well, you can’t say I didn’t warn you!

    As predicted, the first week of the NWSL Fantasy Season was anyone’s game, with eight different players scoring the ten goals tallied. It didappear to be the Week of the Internationals, with Spanish international Vicky Losada and Scottish international Kim Little both scoring twice for their clubs. Hey, I’ll be honest: I didn’t know who Kim Little was until…

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  9. 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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  10. 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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