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Portland claims last playoff berth
August 17th, 2014 10:42PM

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[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 *Washington 10-9-5 36/43
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35 Chicago 9-7-8 32/26
31 Sky Blue FC 8-8-7 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


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