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Rapinoe leads Seattle out of cellar, leaders both fall
June 30th, 2013 2:54AM

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[NWSL REWIND: Day 12] What does Megan Rapinoe mean to the Seattle Reign FC? It is unbeaten in three games since she finally arrived from French club Lyon as its 3-1 win over Chicago Saturday moved it out of last place.

Rapinoe scored the insurance goal in stoppage time for Seattle, which also got goals from Kaylyn Kyle and Jessica Fishlock and two assists from Christine Nairn.

Sunday ...

Sky Blue FC remained in first place despite its 3-2 loss to the Boston Breakers as Portland Thorns FC, one point behind, fell to FC Kansas City, 2-0. Sydney Leroux scored twice to help the Breakers break their five-game winless streak. Lauren Cheney scored her league-high eighth goal of the season in the FCKC win.

Friday ...

Abby Wambach, who shares the NWSL goal-scoring lead with Lauren Cheney, turned provider, setting up two of Carli Lloyd's three goals and Brittany Taylor's stoppage-time goal as the Western New York Flash defeated the Washington Spirit, 4-0, at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester, N.Y. The result extended the Spirit's losing streak to five games during which it has been outscored 13-0.

NWSL REWIND, Week 12
Sunday, June 30
Boston 3 Sky Blue FC 2.

BOS:  Sydney Leroux (Jazmyne Avant) 29
SBFC: Sophie Schmidt 31
BOS: Mariah Nogueira (Heather O'Reilly) 35
BOS:  Sydney Leroux 41
SBFC: Monica Ocampo 58
Red Card: Sky Blue FC -- Sophie Schmidt 90+.
Att.: 1,876.

Sunday, June 30
FC Kansas City 2 Portland 0.

FCKC: Lauren Cheney 10
FCKC: Merritt Mathias 71
Att.:  4,774.

Saturday, June 29
Seattle 3 Chicago 1.
SEA: Kaylyn Kyle (pen.) 51
SEA: Jessica Fishlock (Christine Nairn) 58
CHI: Michelle Wenino (Rachel Quon) 85
SEA: Megan Rapinoe (Christine Nairn) 93+
Att.: 2,318.

Friday, June 28
Western NY 4 Washington 0.
WNY: Carli Lloyd (Alex Sahlen) 3
WNY: Carli Lloyd (Abby Wambach) 22
WNY: Carli Lloyd (Abby Wambach) 56
WNY: Brittany Taylor (Abby Wambach) 91+
Att.: 3,364.

Wednesday, June 26
Boston 1 Seattle 2.
BOS: Mariah Nogueira 51
SEA: Jessica Fishlock 78
SEA: Christine Nairn (Liz Bogus) 86
Att.: 2,012.

Wednesday, June 26
Sky Blue FC 2 FC Kansas City 2.
FCKC: Erika Tymrak 14
FCKC: Lauren Cheney 74
SBFC: Monica Ocampo (Kelley O'Hara) 85
SBFC: Monica Ocampo 92+
Att.: 1,126.

NWSL STANDINGS
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-
27 Sky Blue FC 8-3-3 24/15
26 Portland 8-3-2 18/11
23 FC Kansas City 7-4-2 20/13
21 Western NY 6-2-4 22/12
15 Boston 4-5-3 20/21
12 Chicago 3-6-3 13/20
8 Seattle 2-9-2 10/22
6 Washington 1-7-3 9/22

NWSL LEADING SCORERS
G PLAYER (TEAM)
8+1+1 Lauren Cheney (FC Kansas City)
7+2 Sydney Leroux (Boston)
7 Abby Wambach (Western NY)
6+1 Sophie Schmidt (Sky Blue FC)
5 Lisa De Vanna (Sky Blue FC)
5 Alex Morgan (Portland)
5 Renae Cuellar (FC Kansas City)

NWSL SCHEDULE, Week 13
Wednesday, July 3
Seattle vs. Boston
Washington vs. FC Kansas City
Thursday, July 4
Chicago vs. Western NY
Saturday, July 6
Sky Blue FC vs. Washington
Portland vs. Boston
Sunday, July 7
FC Kansas City vs. Western NY

NWSL SCHEDULE, Week 14
Wednesday, July 10
Washington vs. Chicago
Thursday, July 11
Seattle vs. Western NY
Saturday, July 13
Sky Blue FC vs. Boston
Yurcak Field Stadium
Sunday, July 14
Portland vs. Western NY
Chicago vs. FC Kansas City
Seattle vs. Washington

NWSL SCHEDULE, Week 15
Saturday, July 20
Chicago vs. Washington
Kansas City vs. Seattle
Sunday, July 21
Western NY vs. Sky Blue FC
Boston vs. Portland

NWSL SCHEDULE, Week 16
Wednesday, July 24
FC Kansas City vs. Boston
Thursday, July 25
Seattle vs. Chicago
Saturday, July 27
Washington vs. Boston
Sunday, July 28
Portland vs. Chicago

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