NWSL: Leroux gets two goals in FCKC win

Just three days after being recalled to the U.S. national team, Sydney Leroux had her best game since returning from her pregnancy leave, scoring two first-half goals for FC Kansas City in a 3-2 win over the Washington Spirit.

Captain Becky Sauerbrunn added an insurance goal for FC Kansas City in the 60th minute. The Blues played the last 20 minutes with 10 players after Alex Newfield was red carded. Havana Solaun reduced FCKC's lead to 3-2 in the 83rd minute but the last-place Spirit could not get an equalizer.

-- The Chicago Red Stars moved to within two points of leader North Carolina Courage with a 2-1 win over the Courage on Saturday. The win gave the Red Stars back-to-back victories over the Courage and extended their unbeaten streak in four games.

CROWD COUNT.  The Portland Thorns drew 18,637 fans at Providence Park for their 2-0 win over Boston.



NWSL, Week 7 Results
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24
North Carolina 2 (Williams 20, Mewis 42) Sky Blue FC 0.
Att.: 2,383.
SATURDAY, MAY 27:

Chicago 3 (Colaprico 27, Mautz 54, DiBernardo 59) North Carolina 2 (Erceg 45+4, Debinha 74).
Att.: 2,618.
Houston 0 Seattle 2 (own goal 30, Johnson 64).
Att.: 5,312.
FC Kansas City 3 (Leroux 9, 27, Sauerbrunn 60) Washington 1 (Mewis 5, Solaun 83).
Att.: 1,728.
Sky Blue FC 2 (Kerr 43, Hayes 82) Orlando 1 (Spencer) 18.
Att.: 3,451.
Portland 2 (own goal 1, Henry 5) Boston 0.
Att.: 18,637.

NWSL Standings:
1. North Carolina 15 points;
2. Chicago, Sky Blue FC 13.
4. Seattle, Portland 12;
6. FC Kansas City 11.
7. Boston 8;
8. Orlando, Houston 6;
10. Washington 4.

NWSL Leading Scorers:
G PLAYER (TEAM)
5 Sarah Killion (Sky Blue FC)
4 Megan Rapinoe (Seattle)
4 Nadia Nadim (Portland)
3 Natasha Dowie (Boston)
3 Beverly Yanez (Seattle)
3 Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City)
3 Debinha (Orlando)
3 Lynn Williams (North Carolina)
3 Havana Solaun (Washington)
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