Thorns down Sky Blue before 13,769 fans

[NWSL REWIND: Week 17] The Portland Thorns FC took over second place in the NWSL with a 3-1 come-from-behind win over Sky Blue FC before 13,769 fans at JELD-WEN  Field.

Three unanswered goals, including back-to-back tallies in an eight-minute span during the second half, was the difference for Portland.

Midfielder Meleana Shim scored her fourth goal in as many games, with the eventual game-winning goal in the 65th minute. She also set up the tying goal scored by Alex Morgan.

Allie Long added an insurance goal for Portland.

-- The Washington Spirit's season of misery continued as it lost at home to the Western New York Flash, 3-0, in a game in which it was outshot, 23-1.

Early substitute Adrianna Martin opened the scoring with her third goal of the season in the 35th minute, and the Flash added two more goals in the second half  from Samantha Kerr and Carli Lloyd.

NWSL RESULTS, Week 167
Wednesday, July 31
Portland vs. Sky Blue FC
Western NY 3 Washington 0

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 STANDINGS
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-
35 FC Kansas City 10-4-5 30/17
34 Portland 10-4-4 27/19
31 Sky Blue FC 9-6-4 26/22
30 Western NY 8-4-6 31/17
23 Boston 6-7-5 29/29
23 Chicago 6-7-5 24/30
18 Seattle 5-10-3 20/29
7 Washington 1-13-4 13/37

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+2 Christine Sinclair (Portland)
6 Alex Morgan (Portland)
6 Erika Tymrak (FC Kansas City)
6 Sophie Schmidt (Sky Blue FC)

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
Sunday, August 18
FC Kansas City vs. Chicago
Washington vs. Sky Blue FC

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