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FC Kansas City blows chance to clinch
August 11th, 2013 3:45AM
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[NWSL REWIND | Week 18] FC Kansas City blew a chance to clinch the NWSL regular-season title when it fell, 1-0, at Boston on Saturday. The Blues' lead over over Portland, Western New York and Sky Blue FC was reduced from four points to three, setting up the possibility that all four teams could share the regular-season title if Portland, Western New York and Sky Blue FC win and FC Kansas City loses next Saturday, the final day of the regular season.

Western New York, though, is realistically the only team with a chance to overtake FC Kansas City for the top seed in the playoffs as it leads the league on goal difference (plus-15).

-- Sydney Lerouxscored the game-winning goal -- her 11th goal of the season -- for the Breakers in their win over Kansas City in front of 2,116 fans at Dilboy Stadium. The win was their second in a row under interim coach Cat Whitehill.

-- Sky Blue FC had a shot at taking outright possession of second place when Mexican striker Monica Ocampo's second goal put it up 3-2 at Chicago in the 89th minute, but Jackie Santacaterina scored her second goal in the 90th minute to earn the Red Stars a 3-3 tie.

-- Goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc made a season-high 10 saves as Portland battled to a scoreless draw at Western New York before 7,606 fans at Sahlen’s Stadium. The Thorns were playing without leading scorer Alex Morgan, who sustained a mild MCL sprain in her left knee against Boston on Wednesday,

-- After winning just one of its first 19 games, the Washington Spirit has now won two in a row thanks to its 1-0 win over the Seattle Reign FC on Canadian Diana Matheson's late goal. Despite its position in the cellar, the Spirit continues to enjoy solid support as 4,549 fans turned out at Maryland SoccerPlex.

NWSL RESULTS, Week 18
Saturday, August 10
Chicago 3 FC Sky Blue 3
Boston 1 FC Kansas City 0
Washington 1 Seattle 0
Western NY 0 Portland 0

Wednesday, August 7

Boston 2 Portland 1
Western NY 1 Seattle 0
Washington 1 Chicago 0

NWSL STANDINGS
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-
38 FC Kansas City 11-5-5 33/20
35 Western NY 9-4-8 34/19
35 Portland 10-6-5 30/24
35 Sky Blue FC 10-6-5 30/25
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30 Boston 8-7-6 34/32
27 Chicago 7-8-6 30/35
18 Seattle 5-13-3 21/34
13 Washington 3-14-4 15/38

NWSL LEADING SCORERS
G PLAYER (TEAM)
12 Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City)
11+1 Sydney Leroux (Boston)
10 Abby Wambach (Western NY)
8+2 Monica Ocampo (Sky Blue FC)
8+1 Diana Matheson (Washington)
8 Alex Morgan (Portland)
7+1 Sophie Schmidt (Sky Blue FC)
7 Carli Lloyd (Western NY)

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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