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Washington clinches, Chicago must wait
August 17th, 2014 5:43AM

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[NWSL: Week 19] A third team, Washington, is through to the NWSL playoffs despite its 1-0 loss to Sky Blue FC on Saturday, while two teams still have a shot at the fourth berth as Chicago could only manage to tie Western New York, 3-3. Portland will overtake the Red Stars if it beats Seattle at home on Sunday.

Despite playing without Danish star Nadia Nadim, recalled for World Cup qualifying in Europe, Sky Blue FC won on Monica Ocampo's goal. Chicago's draw with the Flash eliminated Sky Blue FC but clinched a berth for the Spirit in the playoffs a year after the Washington club finished last.

The Red Stars dug into a 3-1 hole by the 50th minute but earned a rallied on goals by Christen Press, her second of the game, and Julie Johnston from the penalty spot in the 93rd minute.

Press scored her first goal from the penalty spot but missed a second spot kick. Adriana Martin, Carli Lloyd and Sam Kerr scored for the Flash.

“We’re all pretty disappointed,” said Red Stars coach Rory Dames. “We made some uncharacteristic mistakes in the first half. I thought the response in the second half was good and we fought our way back.”

NWSL WEEK 19, Results:
Wednesday, August 13
Western NY 2 Sky Blue FC 3
Chicago 2 Boston 0
Saturday, August 16
Washington 0 Sky Blue FC 1
8 pm ET
Chicago 3 Western NY 3

NWSL WEEK 19, Schedule:
Sunday, August 17
5 pm ET
Portland vs. Seattle, ESPN3
6:30 pm ET
Boston vs. Houston

NWSL WEEK 20, Schedule:
Wednesday, August 120
7 pm ET
*Sky Blue FC vs. Houston
*Makeup game.

NWSL Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
54 *Seattle 16-1-6 50/19
41 *FC Kansas City 12-7-5 39/32
35 *Washington 10-9-5 36/43
35 Chicago 9-7-8 32/26
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33 Portland 9-8-6 38/35
31 Sky Blue FC 8-8-7 29/37
28 Western NY 8-12-4 42/38
18 Houston 5-14-3 23/42
17 Boston 5-16-2 36/53
*Clinched playoff berths.

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


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