NWSL Rewind: Olympic hopefuls stand out in goal

Chicago Red Stars keeper Alyssa Naeher, who is battling for one of two spots in goal on the U.S. Olympic team, narrowly missed out on setting a NWSL record for consecutive shutouts and longest shutout streak when Seattle's Kim Little  scored a penalty kick in the 89th minute of the Red Stars' 2-1 win.

Naeher was aiming for her fifth shutout in a row. The Red Stars' shutout streak of 485 minutes broke a three-year-old record set by FC Kansas City.

NWSL Week 6:
FRIDAY, MAY 20
Houston
0 Orlando 1 (Edmonds 81).
Att.: 6,293.
SATURDAY, MAY 21
Portland 4 (Horan 27, own goal 27, Heath 45, Morris 78) Washington 1 (Lohman 55).
Att.: 15,823.
WNY Flash 5 (McDonald 15, 46+, Mewis 19, Williams 23, Hahn 61) Sky Blue FC 2 (O'Hara 55, Killion pen. 87).
Att.: 3,910.
SUNDAY, MAY 22
Boston 1 (Engen 19) FC Kansas City 0.
Att.: 3,288.
Seattle 1 (Little pen. 89) Chicago 2 (Hoy 55, 67).
Att.: 4,056.



Naeher is battling Ashlyn Harris for the backup job behind Hope Solo. Harris recorded a shutout as the expansion Orlando Pride picked up its first road victory with a 1-0 win over the Houston Dash.

The only goalkeeper with a lower goals-against average (at least four starts) is Adrianna Franch, who was called into the upcoming women's national team camp. Franch was four shutouts for Portland. Playing their first home match in more than a month, the Thorns extended their unbeaten streak to six matches, a club record, in a 4-1 win over the previously unbeaten Washington Spirit in front of 15,823 fans at Providence Park on Saturday night.

NWSL Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-
13 Washington 4-1-1 8/5
13 Chicago 4-1-1 6/4
12 Portland 3-0-3 9/4
12 Orlando 4-2-0 8/4
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9 WNY Flash 3-3-0 8/8
7 Seattle 2-3-1 7/7
7 Houston 2-3-1 6/7
7 Sky Blue FC 2-3-1 7/10
3 Boston 1-5-0 1/7
2 FC Kansas City 0-4-2 2/6

NWSL Week 7:
FRIDAY, MAY 27
WNY Flash vs. Boston
Houston Dash vs. Washington
SATURDAY, MAY 28
FC Kansas City vs. Orlando
Chicago vs. Sky Blue FC
SUNDAY, MAY 29
Portland vs. Seattle

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