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Franch holds off FC Kansas City
July 7th, 2013 11:47PM
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[NWSL REWIND: Week 13] FC Kansas City played to a 0-0 tie with the Western New York Flash -- only the second scoreless draw since the start of the NWSL -- and held on to its two-point lead over the Flash in third place. Flash goalkeeper Adrianna Franch held off the Blues with 13 saves -- nine in the first half alone. Despite temperatures hitting 110 degrees on the field, 5,031 people packed into Shawnee Mission District Stadium for the match.

Saturday ...

-- Sky Blue FC opened up a four-point lead at the top of the NWSL thanks to a 1-0 win over the Washington Spirit and Portland Thorns FC's 2-0 loss at home to the Boston Breakers. Mexican Monica Ocampo ran on to an open shot inside the top of the box after Danesha Adams had her shot blocked in the 74th minute for the game's only goal. The win snapped Sky Blue's three-game winless streak.

-- Sydney Leroux added to her league lead with her ninth and 10th goals of the season to beat Portland before 12,436 fans at JELD-WEN Field. Both goals came on assists from Heather O’Reilly. Thorns FC attempted a season-high 20 shots but could not beat goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher. It hasn't scored since a 2-0 win over Seattle on June 16.

NWSL RESULTS, Week 13
Sunday, July 7
FC Kansas City 0 Western NY 0.

Saturday, July 6
Sky Blue FC 1 Washington 0.
SBFC: Monica Ocampo 74
Att.: 1,322.

Saturday, July 6
Portland 0 Boston 2.
BOS: Sydney Leroux (Heather O’Reilly) 11
BOS: Sydney Leroux (Heather O’Reilly) 38
Att.: 12,436.

Thursday, July 4
Chicago 1 Western NY 0.
CHI: Lori Chalupny 58
Att.: 2,064.

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 STANDINGS
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-
30 Sky Blue FC 9-3-3 25/15
26 Portland 8-4-2 18/13
24 FC Kansas City 7-4-3 21/14
22 Western NY 6-3-4 22/13
19 Boston 5-5-4 23/22
15 Chicago 4-6-3 14/20
9 Seattle 2-9-3 11/23
7 Washington 1-8-4 10/24

NWSL LEADING SCORERS
G PLAYER (TEAM)
10+1+2 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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