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Spirit earns late draw in Parsons' debut as head coach
July 4th, 2013 1:56AM

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[NWSL SCHEDULE: Week 13] The Washington Spirit got a late penalty kick by Diana Matheson to earn a 1-1 tie with FC Kansas City and snap a five-game skid in new coach Mark Parson's first game in charge.

"It was a positive start," Matheson said. "We're in a position where we can build off this."

Kansas City has opened the scoring in the 55th minute on a goal by Erika Tymrak, her fourth of the season.
 

"I was really pleased with the performance, especially given our missed chances in the first half and going down in the second," Parsons said. "With how our confidence shot up after the equalizer, imagine if we'd gone up earlier."

-- A goal by Sydney Leroux in the 63rd minute earned the Boston Breakers a 1-1 tie with Seattle Reign FC. It was her eighth goal of the season, tying her for the league lead with FC Kansas City’s Lauren Cheney.

NWSL RESULTS, Week 13
Wednesday, July 3
Seattle 1 Boston 1.
SEA: Jessica McDonald (Christine Nairn) 54
BOS: Sydney Leroux (Heather O’Reilly) 63
Att.: 1,430.

Wednesday, July 3
Washington 1 FC Kansas City 1.
FCKC: Erika Tymrak (Merritt Mathias) 55
WAS: Diana Matheson (pen.) 88.
Att.: 2,467.

NWSL SCHEDULE, Week 13
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 STANDINGS
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-
27 Sky Blue FC 8-3-3 24/15
26 Portland 8-3-2 18/11
24 FC Kansas City 7-4-3 21/14
21 Western NY 6-2-4 22/12
16 Boston 4-5-4 21/22
12 Chicago 3-6-3 13/20
9 Seattle 2-9-3 11/23
7 Washington 1-7-4 10/23

NWSL LEADING SCORERS
G PLAYER (TEAM)
8+1 Sydney Leroux (Boston)
8 Lauren Cheney (FC Kansas City)
7 Abby Wambach (Western NY)
6 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 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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