Chicago Red Stars lead the NWSL 10th May 2015
Western New York Flash 0 – 1 Kansas City
Liz Bogus 73′ (Kansas City)
Chicago Red Stars 3 – 0 Boston Breakers
Sofia Huerta 56′ 82′ (Chicago Red Stars)
Cara Walls 70′ (Chicago Red Stars)
It was a game of firsts for the Red Stars on Saturday against visiting Boston Breakers. With both teams missing nearly all their World Cup players, Chicago earned a dominant 3-0 win courtesy of heroics by several rookies and newcomers, Sofia Huerta leading the pack with a brace and an assist. While Cara Walls also found the net for the first time as a pro, another first-year player, Arin Gilliland, bagged her first career assist. Goalkeeper Michele Dalton earned her first shutout in her NWSL debut.
Sky Blue 1 – 1 Seattle Reign
Lauren Barnes 76′ (Seattle Reign)
Nadia Nadim 90′ (Sky Blue)
A late red card and penalty kick conversion resulted in a 1-1 draw on Saturday night in front of 1,562 fans at Yurcak Field, where Sky Blue FC (1-2-2, 5 points) hosted the visiting Seattle Reign FC (2-2-1, 7 points). Danish striker Nadia Nadim made good on the penalty kick try, which came after a handball infraction on Seattle midfielder Jessica Fishlock.
Portland Thorns 2 – 2 Washington Spirit
Crystal Dunn 3′ (Washington Spirit)
Francisca Ordega 14′ (Washington Spirit)
Mana Shim 28′ (Portland Thorns)
Allie Long 51′ (Portland Thorns)
Portland Thorns FC rallied from a two-goal deficit for a second-straight match as midfielder Allie Long netted the game-tying goal in a 2-2 draw against the Washington Spirit in front of 14,236 fans on Saturday evening at Providence Park.
With the draw, Thorns FC move to 2-0-2 (8pts), marking the second consecutive season in which the team has opened the campaign with a four-game unbeaten streak. Portland extended its home unbeaten streak at Providence Park to eight consecutive games (6-0-2) with the result, dating back to the 2014 season.
Source courtesy of: nwslsoccer.com
NWSL Top Goalscorer:
Christen Press – Chicago Red Stars 4
Crystal Dunn – Washington Spirit 4
Allie Long – Portland Thorns FC 4
Megan Rapinoe – Seattle Reign 3
Jessica McDonald – Houston Dash 3
Beverly Yanez – Seattle Reign 3
Christine Nairn – Washington Spirit 3
Meleana Shim – Portland Thorns FC 3
Katy Freels – Sky Blue 2
Providing coverage of women’s football from all around the world!