[NWSL: Week 13]
For the seventh time in the last nine games, Seattle gave up the first goal, but that did not deter the
unbeaten Reign, which earned a 3-2 win over the last-place Boston Breakers on Sunday evening in front of 3,705 fans at Memorial Stadium.
Japanese forward Nahomi Kawasumi
led the Reign with two goals. It is now 13-0-3 with 42 points, nine ahead of with 42 points, nine points ahead of second-place FC Kansas City, which clobbered Sky Blue
opened the scoring for Boston in the 19th minute, but the Reign responded first on a Naho goal, then an own goal, before
ripped a shot past Hope Solo
on the far post to even the score.
In the 83rd minute, Seattle would retake the lead for good when Jessica Fishlock
found Naho for the game winner and her fifth goal of the
FC Kansas City got two goals from Sarah Hagen
in her first NWSL star and one each from Erika Tymrak, Lauren Holiday
and Amy Rodriguez.
FRIDAY. Christen Press
scored two late goals -- her first two since moving to the NWSL -- to give the Chicago Red Stars a 2-2 tie with the Portland Thorns before 13,084 fans
at Providence Park.
Forward Jessica McDonald
-- with a club record ninth goal of the season -- and defender Sarah
each scored first-half goals to put Portland ahead.
Press trimmed the lead in the 76th minute, scoring off a pass from midfielder Emily Van
Just six minutes later, Press equalized, intercepting a clearance on the edge of the box and finishing with a well-placed shot inside the top right corner.
NWSL WEEK 13, Results:
Sunday, July 6
Sky Blue FC 0 FC Kansas City
Seattle 3 Boston 2 Saturday, July 5
Houston 1 Western NY 4 Friday, July 4
Wednesday, July 2
Washington 3 Boston 3
Western NY 1 Seattle 2
Sky Blue vs.
NWSL Standings: PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
42 Seattle 13-0-3 34/13
33 FC Kansas City 10-4-3 30/17
23 Western NY 7-8-2 30/22
23 Washington 7-7-2
21 Chicago 6-6-3 20/17
21 Portland 6-6-3 21/21
16 Sky Blue FC 3-7-7 16/30
13 Houston 4-10-1 17/28
11 Boston 3-11-2 22/35 NWSL Leading Scorers: G PLAYER, TEAM 12 Kim Little
, Seattle 10 Amy Rodriguez
, FC Kansas City
9 Jodie Taylor
, Washington 9 Jessica McDonald
, Portland 7 Lauren Holiday,
FC Kansas City 6 Diane Matheson
, Washington 6 Carli Lloyd
, Western NY
6 Samantha Kerr
, Western NY NWSL WEEK 14, Schedule: Wednesday, July 9 8:00 pm ET
Chicago vs. Portland Friday, July 11 9:00 pm ET
Houston vs. Boston Saturday, July
12 7:00 pm ET
Western NY vs. Washington 8:00 pm ET
Seattle Sunday, July 13 5:00 pm ET
Portland vs. FC Kansas City