NWSL Rewind: Red Stars take over first place

The Western New York Flash dropped from first to fourth place as it fell at home to the Portland Thorns, 2-0, and the three teams behind it all won. The Chicago Red Stars moved into first place with a 3-0 win over the last-place Boston Breakers, getting two goals from Sofia Huerta.

The Thorns received second-half goals from Christine Sinclair and Nadia Nadim as they extended their unbeaten streak to nine games, including six games on the road. French midfielder Amandine Henry made her Thorns debut in the win.



U.S. national team co-captain Becky Sauerbrunn scored off a corner kick for just the second goal of her NWSL career to lead FC Kansas City Sauerbrunn to a 1-0 victory over the Houston Dash.

Week 9 Results:
FRIDAY, JUNE 17
WNY Flash 0 Portland 2 (Sinclair 48, Nadim 73 pen.).
Att.: 2,235.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18
Washington 2 (Banini 19, Ordega 40) Orlando 0.
Att.: 5,750.
Chicago 3 (Huerta 13, 47, Short 62) Boston 0.
Att.: 2,553.
SUNDAY, JUNE 19
Sky Blue FC 0 Seattle 0.
Att.: 1,542.
Houston 0 FC Kansas City 1 (Sauerbrunn 81).
Att.: 4,570.

NWSL Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
18 Chicago 5-1-3 11/6
17 Portland 4-0-5 12/5
17 Washington 5-1-2 11/6
15 WNY Flash 5-4-0 13/10
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12 Seattle 3-3-3 8/7
12 Orlando 4-5-0 8/9
10 Sky Blue FC 2-3-4 9/12
9 FC Kansas City 2-4-3 6/7
7 Houston 2-5-1 6/9
4 Boston 1-7-1 2/15
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