National Women’s Soccer League 2016

Portland Thorns FC lead NWSL 31st July 2016

Chicago Red Stars 1 – 0 Kansas City

Goals From:

Stephanie McCaffrey 53′ (Chicago Red Stars)


The Battle of the Midwest was just that as the Chicago Red Stars battled to a 1-0 victory against the reigning National Women’s Soccer League Champions FC Kansas City, furthering their undefeated streak to three games. In the 53rd minute that the Red Stars were able to take the lead as the newest Red Star player Stephanie McCaffrey rebounded a deflection from Huerta’s close-range shot to tap it into the net, earning her first goal for Chicago and first goal in the 2016 NWSL season.


Houston Dash 3 – 3 Western New York Flash

Goals From:

Lianne Sanderson 3′ (Western New York Flash)

Rachel Daly 31′ (Houston Dash)

Kealia Ohai 47′ 63′ (Houston Dash)

Jessica McDonald 70′ (Western New York Flash)

Lynn Williams 90+3′ (Western New York Flash)

Attendance: 4,329

Western New York Flash Lynn Williams 90+3′ second half goal salvaged a draw for the visitors at BBVA Compass Stadium this evening in a 3-3 match with the Houston Dash. Houston has now picked up five points out of the last three games after losing six consecutive games by identical 1-0 score lines.


Portland Thorns 1 – 0 Seattle Reign

Goals From:

Nadia Nadim 74′ (Portland Thorns)

Attendance: 19,231

Playing their final game before a league-wide break for the Rio 2016 Olympics, Portland Thorns FC received a late second-half goal from forward Nadia Nadim to earn three points with a 1-0 win against Seattle Reign FC in front of 19,231 fans on Saturday night at Providence Park.


Washington Spirit V Sky Blue (off)


NWSL Leading Goalscorer:

Lynn Williams – Western New York Flash 8

Jessica McDonald – Western New York Flash  7

Shea Groom – FC Kansas City 6

Sofia Huerta – Chicago Red Stars 5

Nadia Nadim – Portland Thorns 5

Christen Press – Chicago Red Stars 4

Estefania Banini – Washington Spirit 4

Diana Matheson – Washington Spirit 4

Dagny Brynjarsdóttir – Portland Thorns 4

Lindsey Horan – Portland Thorns 4

Joanna Lohman – Washington Spirit 4

Kristen Edmonds – Orlando Pride 4

Kim Little – Seattle Reign 4

Rachel Daly – Houston Dash 4

Lianne Sanderson – Orlando Pride 4

Samantha Mewis – Western New York Flash 3

Christine Sinclair – Portland Thorns 3

Nahomi Kawasumi – Seattle Reign 3

Sarah Killion – Sky Blue  3





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