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Seattle clinches regular-season title
July 31st, 2014 12:19AM
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[NWSL: Week 16] The Seattle Reign FC clinched the 2014 NWSL regular-season title with four games to spare thanks to its 4-1 win at Houston and FC Kansas City's 2-1 loss to Washington on Wednesday night. Scottish international Kim Little broke the NWSL record for goals in a season when she scored two goals for the Reign to give her 14 for the season.

Little also set up Sydney Leroux for the first goal, and Megan Rapinoe added the fourth for the Reign, which has a 12-point lead with four games to play. Little broke the NWSL scoring record she shared with Lauren Holiday, who had 12 goals for FC Kansas City in 2013.

Lisa De Vanna set up German Kerstin Garefrekes and Christine Nairn for second-half goals as the Spirit rallied to beat Kansas City and move into third place, leapfrogging Portland and Chicago.

NWSL WEEK 17, Results:
Wednesday, July 30
Washington 2 FC Kansas City 1
Houston 1 Seattle 4

NWSL WEEK 17, Schedule:
Thursday, July 31
7 pm ET
Sky Blue FC vs. Western NY
Saturday, August 2
6:30 pm ET
Washington vs. Chicago
8 pm ET
FC Kansas City vs. Seattle
Sunday, August 3
6:30 pm ET
Boston vs. Western NY
10 pm ET
Portland vs. Houston, ESPN2

NWSL Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
49 Seattle 15-1-4 44/16
37 FC Kansas City 11-6-4 35/28
31 Washington 9-8-4 33/40
30 Portland 8-7-6 37/33
28 Chicago 7-6-7 24/20
24 Western NY 7-10-3 33/28
19 Sky Blue FC 4-8-7 21/34
18 Houston 5-11-3 21/34
14 Boston 4-13-2 30/45

NWSL Leading Scorers:
G PLAYER, TEAM
14 Kim Little, Seattle
11 Jessica McDonald, Portland
11 Jodie Taylor, Washington
11 Amy Rodriguez, FC Kansas City
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 18, Schedule:
Wednesday, August 6
8 pm ET
FC Kansas City vs. Boston
10 pm ET
Seattle vs. Houston
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 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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