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Portland and FC Kansas City battle for lead
August 1st, 2013 11:08PM

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[NWSL PREVIEW: Week 17] After taking hold of second place with a 3-1 win over Sky Blue FC on Wednesday night, the Portland Thorns FC take aim at first-place FC Kansas City, unbeaten over its last nine games. The Thorns host the NWSL leader Sunday at JELD-WEN Field (TV: FOX Soccer, 8:30 ET) and will take the lead with a win.

-- Thorns FC attempted a season-high 25 shots, including 13 on goal, in the 3-1 win over Sky Blue FC before more than 13,000 fans. It recently added former U.S. national team defender Tina Ellertson for the remainder of the season in place of midfielder Nikki Washington, who was placed on the disabled list with a knee injury.

-- FC Kansas City's unbeaten streak includes three wins in a row. Midfielder Lauren Holiday is an early favorite for the NWSL MVP award with 10 goals (tied for league) and nine assists (most in the league).

NWSL SCHEDULE, Week 17
Saturday, August 3
Chicago vs. Seattle
Boston vs. Western NY
Sky Blue FC vs. Washington
Sunday, August 4
Portland vs. FC Kansas City

NWSL RESULTS, Week 17
Wednesday, July 31
Portland 3 Sky Blue FC 1
Western NY 3 Washington 0

NWSL STANDINGS
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-
35 FC Kansas City 10-4-5 30/17
34 Portland 10-4-4 27/19
31 Sky Blue FC 9-6-4 26/22
30 Western NY 8-4-6 31/17
23 Boston 6-7-5 29/29
23 Chicago 6-7-5 24/30
18 Seattle 5-10-3 20/29
7 Washington 1-13-4 13/37

NWSL LEADING SCORERS
G PLAYER (TEAM)
10 Abby Wambach (Western NY)
10 Sydney Leroux (Boston)
9 Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City)
7+1 Alex Morgan (Portland)
7 Diana Matheson (Washington)
6 Christine Sinclair (Portland)
6 Erika Tymrak (FC Kansas City)
6 Sophie Schmidt (Sky Blue FC)

NWSL SCHEDULE, Week 18
Wednesday, August 7
Boston vs. Portland
Western NY vs. Seattle
Washington vs. Chicago
Saturday, August 10
Chicago vs. Sky Blue
FC Boston vs. FC Kansas City
Washington vs. Seattle
Western NY vs. Portland

NWSL SCHEDULE, Week 19
Saturday, August 17
Western NY vs. Boston
Seattle vs. Portland
Sunday, August 18
FC Kansas City vs. Chicago
Washington vs. Sky Blue FC

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