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April 13th, 2014 8:09PM
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[NWSL: Week 1]Even without star Abby Wambach, sidelined with a facial injury (fractured orbital bone below her left eye) picked up in Thursday's U.S. national team game against China, the Western New York Flash made easy work of the Washington Spirit, opening its NWSL season with a 3-1 thanks to two goals and an assist from Spanish newcomerVicki Losada.

Losada scored the opening goal in the 15th minute and set up Brittany Taylor for the winner in the 54th minute, four minutes after Christine Nairn had evened the score for Washington. Losada added an insurance goal on a pass from Adriana Martin in the 67th minute. The match drew only 2,306 fans at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

-- Two goals by Scottish international Kim Little -- the first on a penalty kick -- in the first nine minutes of the second half gave the Seattle Reign a 3-0 win over the Boston Breakers in its debut at Memorial Stadium. Megan Rapinoe capped the scoring in the 88th minute to the delight of the crowd of 3,021. Welshwoman Jessica Fishlock had assists on the last two goals.

Saturday night ...

Midfielder Allie Long's goal on a header in the first half stood up for a 1-0 win for the defending champion Portland Thorns, who spoiled the debut of the expansion Houston Dash before 8,097 fans at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Making her NWSL debut, German keeper Nadine Angerer recorded two saves to earn the shutout and help Portland head coach Paul Riley record the victory in his first match at the helm.

Injuries to Brittany Bock (right knee sprain) and top draft pick Kealia Ohai (right ankle injury) left the Dash shorthanded for upward of nine minutes to start the match. Both had to leave the game prematurely.



-- Amy Rodriguez scored in her NWSL debut three minutes before halftime for FC Kansas City, but Katy Freels tied the score three minutes after the break to give Sky Blue FC a 1-1 tie before 3,207 fans in the first match at UMKC's Verizon Wireless Field.

NWSL WEEK 1, Results:
Sunday, April 13
Washington 1 Western NY 3
Seattle 3 Boston 0
Saturday, April 12
Houston 0 Portland 1
FC Kansas City 1 Sky Blue FC  1

NWSL Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
3 Seattle 1-0-0 3/0
3 Western NY 1-0-0 3/1
3 Portland 1-0-0 1/0
1 FC Kansas City 0-0-1 1/1
1 Sky Blue FC 0-0-1 1/1
0 Houston 0-0-1 0-1
0 Washington 0-1-0 1/3
0 Boston 0-1-0 0/3
0 Chicago 0-0-0 0/0

NWSL WEEK 2, Schedule:
Saturday, April 19
6:30 pm ET
Washington vs. FC Kansas City 
6:45 pm ET
Chicago  vs. Western NY
7:00 pm ET
Sky Blue FC  vs. Portland
Sunday, April 20
6:30 pm ET
Boston vs. Houston


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