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Alex Morgan injured in Thorns' defeat
August 7th, 2013 11:25PM

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[NWSL REWIND: Week 18] It was a rough evening for the Portland Thorns FC as they fell at the Boston Breakers, 2-1, in a match that saw U.S. star Alex Morgan leave in the 13th minute with a knee injury. Portland, nonetheless, clinched a playoff spot along with Western New York and Sky Blue FC as Chicago fell, 1-0, at Washington in a game called because of a midnight curfew after two lightning alerts.

Morgan sustained a left knee injury after falling awkwardly following a challenge from a Boston defender. While initial reports were described as "encouraging," Morgan will undergo further evaluation on Thursday.



Heather O’Reilly's goal in the 84th minute gave the Breakers the win before 3,012 fans at Dilboy Stadium.

Boston had already been eliminated from playoff contention but moved into fifth place over Chicago, which was eliminated with its loss at Washington. The game was suspended twice by lightning alerts and abandoned due to a midnight curfew.

The game was first stopped in the 77th minute and resumed after a 104-minute delay. It was stopped again in the 81st minute and suspended for another 53 minutes before the result was declared final. The victory snapped the Spirit's 13-match winless streak since a 4-2 triumph at the Seattle Reign FC on May 16.
 
"After all the things that have gone against us, maybe it was meant to be," Spirit coach Mark Parsons said following his first victory in charge. "I think this is a bit overdue. We wish that it had come a few weeks back, but we'll take it."
 
Mexican national team midfielder Lupita Worbis delivered the gamewinner in the 58th minute with her first NWSL goal for the Spirit.

-- The Western New York Flash also qualified for the four-team playoffs with a 1-0 win over Seattle on Carli Lloyd's goal off a pass from Abby Wambach in the 52nd minute.

NWSL RESULTS, Week 18
Wednesday, August 7
Boston 2 Portland 1
Western NY 1 Seattle 0
Washington 1 Chicago 0

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

NWSL STANDINGS
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-
38 FC Kansas City 11-4-5 33/19
34 Western NY 9-4-7 34/19
34 Portland 10-6-4 30/24
34 Sky Blue FC 10-6-4 27/22
27 Boston 7-7-6 33/32
26 Chicago 7-8-5 27/32
18 Seattle 5-12-3 21/33
10 Washington 2-14-4 14/38

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

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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1 comment
  1. David Huff
    commented on: August 8, 2013 at 12:19 p.m.
    I hope she is ok, one of our most creative players and a good person too.


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