Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Portland claims last playoff berth
August 17th, 2014 10:42PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  nwsl

MOST COMMENTED

[NWSL: Week 19]Defending champion Portland waited until the last day of the season to clinch a berth in the NWSL playoffs when it beat first-place Seattle, 1-0, in front of 17,109 fans on Sunday afternoon at Providence Park.Alex Morgan tallied the goal in the 68th minute.

The win secured Thorns FC the third seed in the NWSL playoffs for a second consecutive season and dropped Chicago to fifth place. Portland will travel to take on the second-seed FC Kansas City on Saturday at Durwood Stadium. They will meet in the semifinals of the NWSL playoffs for a second straight season.

The win also helped Thorns FC vault over Washington, which dropped to fourth and will meet Seattle in the other semifinal on Sunday.

Morgan connected with midfielder Allie Long’s corner kick, heading it off Seattle defender Elli Reed and inside the left post from close range for her sixth goal of the season.

Thorns FC and FC Kansas City are the only two teams from the 2013 season to return to the playoffs in 2014.

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
Chicago 3 Western NY 3

NWSL WEEK 19, Schedule:
Sunday, August 17
Portland 1 Seattle 0
Boston 1 Houston 0

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

NWSL SEMIFINALS, Schedule:
Saturday, August 23
1 pm ET
KC Kansas City vs. Portland
Sunday, August 24
11 pm ET
Seattle vs. Washington

NWSL Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
54 *Seattle 16-2-6 50/20
41 *FC Kansas City 12-7-5 39/32
36 *Portland 10-8-6 39/35
35 *Washington10-9-5 36/43
-----------------------------------------
35 Chicago 9-7-8 32/26
31 Sky Blue FC8-8-7 29/37
28 Western NY 8-12-4 42/38
20 Boston 6-16-2 37/53
18 Houston 5-15-3 23/43
*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
, Washington


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Klinsmann puts stop to England talk, quickly    
Not for the first time, U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann been linked to a major ...
TV Report: Fox Sports to air U-17 Women's World Cup    
Fox Sports will broadcast all 32 games from the 2016 U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan ...
NWSL: Heath and Long head MVP finalists    
Tobin Heath and Allie Long, teammates on the regular-season champion Portland Thorns and the U.S. national ...
What They're Saying: Thomas Tuchel    
"Today we wanted to see if we could play with the same pace, the same tempo, ...
MLS Retirement: Concussions end Wahl's journey    
After suffering two concussions in 2016, Columbus Crew defender Tyson Wahl intends to retire at the ...
MLS Moves: Union's Barnetta will return to Switzerland    
Swiss international Tranquillo Barnetta, 31, will leave the Philadelphia Union at the end of the 2016 ...
CCL: Good night for MLS clubs in Central America    
The New York Red Bulls clinched a berth in the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals for ...
Crowd Count: NWSL attendance jumps 10 percent    
Once again, the Portland Thorns led the NWSL in average attendance with a record 16,945 fans ...
What They're Saying: Carli Lloyd    
"People are only talking about the kneeling aspect of it. I think it becomes more of ...
MLS Moves: Dempsey will not play again in 2016    
The Sounders have shut down Clint Dempsey. General manager and president of soccer Garth Lagerwey announced ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives