Chicago Red Stars lead the National Women’s Soccer League
Kansas City 1 – 1 Houston Dash
Carli Lloyd 45′ (Houston Dash)
55′ (own goal)
With all seven FIFA Women’s World Cup Champions starting, FC Kansas City and the Houston Dynamo settled for a 1-1 draw in front of a sellout crowd of 3,557 fans at Swope Soccer Village on Monday night. With this result, the Blues stand fourth with an overall record of 5-5-3 and 18 points.
Boston Breakers 1 – 2 Chicago Red Stars
Melissa Tancredi 41′ (Chicago Red Stars)
Kyah Simon 69′ (Boston Breakers)
Christen Press 90′ (Chicago Red Stars)
The Chicago Red Stars defended their top spot in the NWSL table on Wednesday night, defeating hosts Boston Breakers 2-1 courtesy of a dramatic, late game-winner from second-half substitute Christen Press, who appeared in her first league match since winning the FIFA Women’s World Cup with the United States. Canadian international Melissa Tancredi had given Chicago the lead in the opening half, followed by an equalizer from Boston’s Australian star forward Kyah Simon.
Portland Thorns 0 – 1 Seattle Reign
Kim Little 57′ (Seattle Reign)
Seattle Reign FC (7-3-3, 24 pts) picked up a victory in the first of a two-game back-to-back rivalry series with a 1-0 result over Portland Thorns FC (3-5-4, 13 pts) on Wednesday, July 22 at Providence Park in Portland, Ore. With the win, Seattle remains in second place in the NWSL standings with 24 points — one point back of the first place Chicago Red Stars, who hold the head-to-head tiebreaker.
After possession swayed between Reign FC and Thorns FC in the first half, Seattle got on the board in the 57th minute, courtesy of Scottish international Kim Little. Little gained possession on a through ball from U.S. Women’s National Team star Megan Rapinoe — making her Reign FC return after missing the past nine games due to World Cup obligations — and dribbled into the Portland backline before firing a shot past goalkeeper Michelle Betos to give Seattle the lead.
Source courtesy of: nwslsoccer.com
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