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Dash breaks out at struggling Sky Blue
June 8th, 2014 11:43PM

TAGS:  nwsl


[NWSL: Week 9] The expansion Houston Dash broke out for its biggest win of the season with a 3-0 victory over struggling Sky Blue FC on Sunday. Tiffany McCarty scored twice and Ella Masar added the third goal before a sparse crowd of 1,457 fans in New Jersey.

Erin McLeod recorded the Dash’s first shutout as it won its second consecutive game to move into a tie with Sky Blue for seventh place.

SATURDAY. The Seattle Reign set an NWSL record by extending its unbeaten streak to 11 games with a 3-1 win over the Chicago Red Stars in a battle of the league's top two teams.

Scotswoman Kim Little added two more goals to give her a league-high 11, while Sydney Leroux had the other goal for Seattle.

FC Kansas City moved into second place with a 2-0 win over Boston on a pair of Lauren Holiday penalty kicks, while the Western Flash won for the first time in six games with a 5-0 win at Portland. The game marked the first of the season for Timbers star Alex Morgan.

WEDNESDAY. The Red Stars' five-game winning streak that moved them into second place in the NWSL ended when they fell at home to the Washington Spirit, 1-0. Amy Rodriguez continued her hot form with the lone goal in FC Kansas City's 1-0 win over Western New York.

Chicago came into the game with the NWSL's best defense, but Englishwoman Jodie Taylor broke a scoreless deadlock in the 79th minute for the Spirit, which moved into fourth place with the victory.

Flash star Abby Wambach missed the Kansas City game with a mild lateral collateral ligament sprain sustained at Houston the previous Saturday.

NWSL WEEK 9, Results:
Sunday June 8
Sky Blue FC 0 Houston 3
Saturday June 7
FC Kansas City 2 Boston 0
Seattle 3 Chicago 1
Portland 0 Western NY 5
Wednesday, June 4
Chicago 0 Washington 1
FC Kansas City 1 Western NY 0

NWSL Standings:
29 Seattle 9-0-2 25/9
21 FC Kansas City 6-4-3 21/16
19 Washington 6-4-1 21/20
19 Chicago 6-3-1 16/10
14 Western NY 4-5-2 19/14
14 Portland 4-4-2 10/15
10 Houston 3-7-1 13/20
10 Sky Blue FC 2-6-4 11/21
6 Boston 2-8-0 13/24

NWSL Leading Scorers:
11+2 Kim Little, Seattle
9+1 Amy Rodriguez, FC Kansas City
6+1 Jodie Taylor, Washington
5+2 Lauren Holiday,
FC Kansas City
5 Jessica McDonald
, Portland
5 Diana Matheson, Washington

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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