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Remaining playoff berths could be decided this weekend
August 7th, 2014 6:08PM

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[NWSL: Week 18] The Washington Spirit and Portland Thorns FC are both in a position to clinch the two remaining berths in the NWSL playoffs this weekend. All the Spirit needs to do is win at Seattle -- a tall order given the Reign's 16-1-5 record. Both teams can clinch with some help in other games.

Scenarios ...

Washington will clinch if ...
1. It beats Seattle.
2. It ties Seattle and Chicago loses to or ties FC Kansas City.
3. It loses to Seattle and Chicago loses to FC Kansas City and Sky Blue FC loses to or ties Houston.

Portland will clinch if ...
1. It beats Boston and Chicago loses to or ties FC Kansas City.

NWSL WEEK 18, Results:
Wednesday, August 6
FC Kansas City 2 Boston 1
Seattle 4 Houston 1

NWSL WEEK 18, Schedule:
Saturday, August 9
8 pm ET
Chicago vs. FC Kansas City
9 pm ET
Houston vs. Sky Blue FC, ESPN3
10 pm ET
Seattle vs. Washington
Sunday, August 10
6:30 pm ET
Boston vs. Portland

NWSL Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
53 Seattle 16-1-5 49/18
41 FC Kansas City 12-6-5 38/30
34 Washington 9-8-5 35/41
33 Portland 9-7-6 38/33
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28 Chicago 7-7-7 25/22
27 Western NY 8-11-3 37/32
22 Sky Blue FC 5-8-7 22/34
18 Houston 5-13-3 22/39
14 Boston 4-15-2 34/51

NWSL Leading Scorers:
G PLAYER, TEAM
14 Kim Little, Seattle
12 Amy Rodriguez, FC Kansas City
11 Jessica McDonald, Portland
11 Jodie Taylor, Washington
9 Allie Long, Portland
8 Lauren Holiday, FC Kansas City
7 Diane Matheson, Washington
7 Samantha Kerr
, Western NY
7 Heather O'Reilly, Boston
7 Carli Lloyd, Western NY
7 Nahomi Kawasumi, Seattle


NWSL WEEK 19, Schedule:
Wednesday, August 13
7 pm ET
Western NY vs. Sky Blue FC, ESPN2
8 pm ET
Chicago vs. Boston
Saturday, August 16
6:30 pm ET
Washington vs. Sky Blue FC
8 pm ET
Chicago vs. Western NY
Sunday, August 17
5 pm ET
Portland vs. Seattle, ESPN3
6:30 pm ET
Boston vs. Houston


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