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O'Hara and Rampone team up to beat Thorns
May 25th, 2014 1:18AM

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[NWSL: Week 7] U.S. national team veteran Kelley O'Hara scored on a pass from Christie Rampone in the 84th minute to give Sky Blue FC a 1-0 win at the Portland Thorns before 13,427 fans.

Alex Morgan dressed for the Thorns for the first time this season but did not play.

FRIDAY. The expansion Houston Dash finally got its first goal at BBVA Compass Stadium, but it wasn’t enough to get its first result at home as it fell 3-1 to the Chicago Red Stars, who moved into second place with the win.

The key play came in the 32nd minute when the Dash earned a penalty but Chicago keeper Erin McLeod stopped Becky Edwards. Vanessa DiBernardo, who converted a spot kick, and Jen Hoy each had a goal and assist for Chicago.

Eli Masar, who scored the first-ever goal in Dash history in Boston on April 20, had the equalizer for Houston and celebrated the first home goal by removing her jersey and sliding to the corner flag. Three minutes later, Alyssa Mautz put Chicago ahead for good.

Dash head coach Randy Waldrum was ejected by referee Timon Berry after the third Chicago goal scored by Hoy.

WEDNESDAY. The NWSL's co-scoring leaders, Kim Little and Amy Rodriguez, exchanged goals as the Seattle Reign FC played to a 1-1 tie at FC Kansas City that ended its winning streak to start the season at seven games. Little scored from the penalty spot in the 45th minute three minutes after Rodriguez put Kansas City ahead with her seventh goal of the season.

-- Jessica McDonald scored her fifth goal of the season and Allie Long added her fourth to lead the Portland Thorns FC to a 2-1 win over the Western New York Flash in front of 10,920 fans at Providence Park. McDonald and Long have scored every goal for the second-place Thorns, who improved to 4-1-2 with the win.

NWSL WEEK 7, Results:
Saturday, May 24
Portland 0 Sky Blue FC 1
Friday, May 23
Houston 1 Chicago 3
Wednesday, May 21
Washington 3 Sky Blue FC 3
FC Kansas City 1 Seattle 1
Portland 2 Western NY 1

NWSL WEEK 7, Schedule:
Sunday, May 25
7:00 pm ET
Boston vs. FC Kansas City
Seattle vs. Western NY
Streaming: NWSL You Tube

NWSL Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
22 Seattle 7-0-1 17/5
16 Chicago 5-2-1 13/6
14 Portland 4-1-2 9/5
12 FC Kansas City 3-4-3 16/16
10 Western NY 3-3-1 12/8
10 Washington 3-4-1 14/16
7 Sky Blue FC 1-3-4 9/13
4 Houston 1-6-1 6/16
3 Boston 1-5-0 7/16

NWSL Leading Scorers:
G PLAYER, TEAM
7+1 Kim Little, Seattle
7+1 Amy Rodriguez, FC Kansas City
5+1 Jessica McDonald, Portland
4+1 Diana Matheson, Washington
4+1 Allie Long, Portland
4+1 Jen Hoy, Chicago

NWSL WEEK 8, Schedule:
Monday, May 26
4:00 pm   ET
Washington vs. Houston
Wednesday May 28
7:00 pm   ET
Boston vs. Portland
Sky Blue FC vs. Chicago
Saturday, May 31
7:00 pm   ET
Western NY vs. Houston
Sunday June 1
6:00 pm   ET
Sky Blue FC vs. Seattle
6:30 pm   ET
Boston vs. Washington
Streaming: NWSL You Tube

NWSL WEEK 9, Schedule:
Wednesday, June 4
8:00 pm   ET
Chicago vs. Washington
FC Kansas City vs. Western NY
Saturday June 7
8:00 pm   ET
FC Kansas City vs. Boston
10:00 pm   ET
Seattle vs. Chicago
Portland vs. Western NY
Sunday June 8
6:00 pm   ET
Sky Blue FC vs. Houston
Streaming: NWSL You Tube

NWSL WEEK 10, Schedule:
Wednesday June 11
7:00 pm   ET
Boston Breakers vs. Washington
9:00 pm   ET
Houston Dash vs. Western NY
Saturday June 14
9:00 pm   ET
Houston vs. FC Kansas City
Sunday June 15
2:00 pm   ET
Chicago vs. Sky Blue FC    
5:00 pm   ET
Portland vs. Washington
Streaming: NWSL You Tube

NWSL WEEK 11, Schedule:
Wednesday June 18
7:00 pm   ET
Western NY vs. Chicago
Thursday, June 19
7:00 pm   ET
Boston vs. Seattle
Saturday, June 21
6:30 pm   ET
Washington Spirit vs. Portland
8:00 pm   ET
FC Kansas City vs. Chicago
Sunday, June 22
1:00 pm   ET
Sky Blue FC vs. Boston
3:00 pm   ET
Western NY vs. Seattle
Streaming: NWSL You Tube

NWSL WEEK 12, Schedule:
Wednesday, June 25
10:00 pm   ET
Portland vs. Sky Blue FC
Friday, June 27
7:30 pm   ET
Western NY vs. Boston
Saturday, June 28
8:00 pm   ET
FC Kansas City vs. Portland
9:00 pm   ET
Houston vs. Washington
Seattle vs. Sky Blue FC
Streaming: NWSL You Tube


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