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Naeher stymies Portland in Breakers' win
August 10th, 2014 11:36PM

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[NWSL: Week 18]  The defending champion Portland Thorns FC attempted a club record 15 shots on goal but could not overcome a two-goal halftime deficit in a 2-0 loss at the last-place Boston Breakers on Sunday night.
 
Rachel Wood and Heather O'Reilly scored for Boston, which got 10 saves from Alyssa Naeher. Christine Sinclair became just the third player in NWSL history to tally 10 or more shots in a match. Her seven shots on goal set an NWSL record.

The Thorns remained in fourth place in the NWSL standings with just one game remaining on their regular-season schedule. Also in the race for the final two postseason berths are the Washington Spirit, Chicago Red Stars, Western New York Flash and Sky Blue FC.

Saturday ...

Chicago and Sky Blue FC kept their slim playoff hopes alive with wins. Melissa Tancredi and Christen Press scored first-half goals to give Chicago a 2-1 win over FC Kansas City, while Afghani-Dane Nadia Nadim's hat trick was all Sky Blue needed in a 3-1 win at Houston. Washington had a chance to clinch a playoff berth but had to settle for a 1-1 tie with Seattle.

NWSL WEEK 18, Results:
Wednesday, August 6
FC Kansas City 2 Boston 1
Seattle 4 Houston 1
Saturday, August 9
Chicago 2 FC Kansas City 1
Houston 1 Sky Blue FC 3
Seattle vs. Washington

NWSL WEEK 18, Schedule:
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 12-7-5 39/32
34 Washington 10-8-4 35/41
33 Portland 9-8-6 38/35
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31 Chicago 8-7-7 27/23
28 Sky Blue FC 7-8-7 28/36
27 Western NY 8-11-3 37/32
18 Houston 5-15-3 24/45
17 Boston 5-15-2 36/51

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

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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