Boston pounds depleted Spirit

[NWSL REWIND: Week 16] The Boston Breakers got goals from five different players -- Lianne Sanderson, Mariah Nogueira,  Heather O'Reilly, Cat Whitehill and Rhian Wilkinson -- to beat the last-place Washington Spirit, 5-2, on the road.

The win moved Boston into fifth place, four points behind Western New York, which has a game in hand. The loss was the fourth in a row for the Spirit, which slumped to 1-12-4. It had five players out with injuries, including Ali Krieger (concussion symptoms), and dressed only 15 players.

NWSL RESULTS, Week 16
Saturday, July 27
Washington 2 Boston 5
Thursday, July 25
Seattle 4 Chicago 1
Wednesday, July 24
FC Kansas City 3 Boston 0

NWSL SCHEDULE, Week 16
Sunday, July 28
Portland vs. Chicago

NWSL STANDINGS
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-
32 FC Kansas City 9-4-5 29/17
31 Sky Blue FC 9-4-4 25/18
30 Portland 9-4-3 21/15
27 Western NY 7-4-6 28/17
23 Boston 6-7-5 29/29
22 Chicago 6-7-4 21/27
18 Seattle 5-10-3 20/29
7 Washington 1-12-4 13/34

NWSL LEADING SCORERS
G PLAYER (TEAM)
10 Abby Wambach (Western NY)
10 Sydney Leroux (Boston)
9 Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City)
7+1 Diana Matheson (Washington)
6 Alex Morgan (Portland)
6 Erika Tymrak (FC Kansas City)
6 Sophie Schmidt (Sky Blue FC)

NWSL SCHEDULE, Week 17
Saturday, August 3
Chicago vs. Seattle
Boston vs. Western NY
Sky Blue FC vs. Washington
Sunday, August 4
Portland vs. FC Kansas City

NWSL SCHEDULE, Week 18
Wednesday, August 7
Boston vs. Portland
Western NY vs. Seattle
Washington vs. Chicago
Saturday, August 10
Chicago vs. Sky Blue FC Boston vs. FC Kansas City
Washington vs. Seattle
Western NY vs. Portland

NWSL SCHEDULE, Week 19
Saturday, August 17
Western NY vs. Boston
Seattle vs. Portland
Starfire Stadium
Sunday, August 18
FC Kansas City vs. Chicago
Washington vs. Sky Blue FC

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