Chicago Red Stars lead National Women’s Soccer League 18th June
Washington Spirit 2 – 0 Orlando Pride
Estefania Banini 9′ (Washington Spirit)
Francisca Ordega 39′ (Washington Spirit)
Washington Spirit beat the Orlando Pride 2 – 0 at home in the first ever NWSL meeting of the two teams.
A composed finish from Argentinian forward Estefania Banini in the ninth minute and an unassisted goal by Nigerian forward Francisca Ordega in the 40th minute earned the Spirit the three points over the Pride.
The energy and spirit of the players and the sold out crowd of 5,750 was palpable as the match was played for a greater purpose. The contest was in honor of the victims in Orlando, thus making the match an emotional one.
Chicago Red Stars 3 – 0 Boston Breakers
Sofia Huerta 3′ 47′ (Chicago Red Stars)
Casey Short 62′ (Chicago Red Stars)
Chicago Red Stars moved into first place in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) on Saturday evening, with a 3 – 0 win over visiting Boston Breakers that saw Sofia Huerta score once in each half and defender Casey short add another goal after the break. In an overall impressive performance by the home team, midfielder Vanessa DiBernardo bagged a pair of assists while goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher recorded her 6th shut-out in her 8th game of 2016.
NWSL Leading Goalscorer:
Christen Press – Chicago Red Stars 4
Diana Matheson – Washington Spirit 3
Joanna Lohman – Washington Spirit 3
Kim Little – Seattle Reign 3
Lindsey Horan – Portland Thorns 3
Samantha Mewis – Western New York Flash 3
Lynn Williams – Western New York Flash 3
Dagny Brynjarsdóttir – Portland Thorns 2
Maya Hayes – Sky Blue FC 2
Lianne Sanderson – Orlando Pride 2
Alex Morgan – Orlando Pride 2
Jennifer Hoy – Chicago Red Stars 2
Jessica McDonald – Western New York Flash 2
Yael Averbuch – FC Kansas City 2
Sarah Killion – Sky Blue 2
Shea Groom – FC Kansas City 2
Janine Beckie – Houston Dash 1
Steph Catley – Orlando Pride 1
Andressa – Houston Dash 1
Kelly Conheeney – Sky Blue FC 1
Rachel Corsie – Seattle Reign 1
Rachel Daly – Houston Dash 1
Sarah Hagen – Orlando Pride 1
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