Ocampo keeps Sky Blue FC in title race

[NWSL REWIND: Week 17] Sky Blue FC used a second-half goal by Mexican forward Monica Ocampo to beat the last-place Washington Spirit, 1-0, and move into a tie with Portland Thorns FC for second place, just a point behind FC Kansas City. Portland hosts FC Kansas City in a battle for first place on Sunday.

-- The Chicago Red Stars beat Seattle, 3-1, in front of a sell-out crowd of 3,400 people to knock Reign FC out of the running for a spot in the NWSL playoffs. Inka Grings notched two goals and fellow German Sonja Fuss added a penalty kick. The Reign’s only goal was scored by Kaylyn Kyle off a penalty kick.

-- In Cat Whitehill's debut as interim player/coach, the Boston Breakers took a 2-0 over Western New York before the Flash fought to earn a 2-2 draw at Dilboy Stadium on late goals by Vicki DiMartino and Carli Lloyd. Kyah Simon and Lianne Sanderson scored for Boston, which had also blown a late lead and settled for a 2-2 tie against the Flash when they met in early June.

NWSL RESULTS, Week 17
Saturday, August 3
Chicago 3 Seattle 1
Boston 2 Western NY 2
Sky Blue FC 1 Washington 0
Wednesday, July 31
Portland 3 Sky Blue FC 1
Western NY 3 Washington 0

NWSL SCHEDULE, Week 17
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
34 Sky Blue FC 10-6-4 27/22
31 Western NY 8-4-7 33/19
26 Chicago 7-7-5 27/31
24 Boston 6-7-6 31/31
18 Seattle 5-11-3 21/32
7 Washington 1-14-4 13/38

NWSL LEADING SCORERS
G PLAYER (TEAM)
10 Abby Wambach (Western NY)
10 Sydney Leroux (Boston)
10 Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City)
7+1 Alex Morgan (Portland)
7+1 Carli Lloyd (Western NY)
7 Diana Matheson (Washington)
6+1 Monica Ocampo (Sky Blue FC)
6 Christine Sinclair (Portland)
6 Erika Tymrak (FC Kansas City)
6 Sophie Schmidt (Sky Blue FC)
5+1 Meleana Shim (Portland)
5 Lisa De Vanna (Sky Blue FC)
5 Samantha Kerr (Western NY)
5 Renae Cuellar (FC Kansas City/Seattle)
5 Lori Chalupny (Chicago)

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