Seattle and Washington are doormats no more

[NWSL: Week 3] The NWSL's midweek slate of games begins Wednesday when Seattle, a 3-0 winner in its first game, hosts Washington, which is coming off its first win of the season. They finished seventh and eighth -- far off the pace -- in 2013 but have made significant upgrades this season.

Having picked up Sydney Leroux from Boston and Kim Little from Arsenal Ladies and having Hope Solo (sidelined at the beginning of 2013 following wrist surgery) and Megan Rapinoe (on loan at Lyon until June 2013) available from the start of the season, Seattle instantly has become a contender for the 2014 title and did not disappoint in its opener, a 3-0 win over the Breakers.

The Spirit also made upgrades in the offseason, signing Yael Averbuch, who had played in Sweden, and picking another Tar Heel, Crystal Dunn, with the first selection in the College Draft.

NWSL WEEK 3, Schedule:
Wednesday, April 23
10:00 pm ET
Seattle vs. Washington
Saturday, April 26
8:00 pm ET
Chicago vs. Washington
10:00 pm ET
Portland vs. FC Kansas City
Sunday, April 27
7:00 pm ET
Boston vs. Sky Blue FC
Seattle vs. Houston
Streaming: YouTube

NWSL Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
4 Portland 1-0-1 2/1
3 Seattle 1-0-0 3/0
3 Western NY 1-1-0 3/2
3 Chicago 1-0-0 1/0
3 Washington 1-1-0 4/4
3 Houston 1-1-0 3/3
2 Sky Blue FC 0-0-2 2/2
1 FC Kansas City 0-1-1 2/4
0 Boston 0-2-0 2/6

NWSL WEEK 4, Schedule:
Wednesday, April 30
7:00 pm ET
Sky Blue FC vs. Seattle
8:00 pm ET
FC Kansas City vs. Chicago
Saturday, May 3
6:30 pm ET
Washington vs. Seattle
7:00 pm ET
Western NY vs. Portland
Sky Blue FC vs. Boston
8:00 pm ET
Houston vs. FC Kansas City
Streaming: YouTube
3 comments about "Seattle and Washington are doormats no more".
  1. Andrea Hana, April 23, 2014 at 5:56 p.m.

    Is the SEA-WAS game being televised? On what channel?

  2. Andrea Hana, April 23, 2014 at 6:01 p.m.

    I see nothing about this SEA-WAS game on 4/23 @ 7pm PDT! It's not on the SoundersFC website, nor can I find it anywhere. Is there something going on? Or is this a mistake?

  3. Andrea Hana, April 23, 2014 at 6:03 p.m.

    Never mind, I'm not reading: n W sl....duh! Sorry! My mistake!

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