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This week saw six points to launch Portland into the playoff chase, Boston is still on the brink of playoff elimination, and the inability of Washington to secure a playoff spot.
- The top four teams in the league make the playoffs. Seattle and Chicago have all but clinched. Washington’s loss puts four teams into competition for 2 spots while not a single team are eliminated.
- Big games this Wednesday. Four games in an all day marathon capped off by Houston-Seattle, a clash of top teams led by top USMNT stars.
- Portland Thorns FC acquired the rights to midfielder Lianne Sanderson and a 2016 first-round draft pick from Seattle Reign FC in exchange for Portland’s 2016 first-round and third-round draft picks.
- The season is about 3/4 of the way over, and every team is still in it. A great league marked by parity thus far.
August 2 – 9 Results
Portland Thorns def. Boston Breakers, 5-2 — Video Link
- Portland Goals: Jodie Taylor (16′), McCall Zerboni (49′, 53′), Meleana Shim (54′), Allie Long (66′); Boston Goals: Kat Williamson (44′ og), Meleana Shim (87′ pen)
- Boston just cannot wait for this season to be over. Portland, on the other hand, rebounded nicely from poor recent form.
Sky Blue FC def. Houston Dash, 2-0 — Video Link
- SBFC Goals: Nadia Nadim (39′), Samantha Kerr (74′); Houston Goals: None
- Carli Lloyd, why hath thou forsaken us with no goals!
Boston Breakers def. Washington Spirit, 2-1 — Video Link
- Washington Goals: Diana Matheson (49′); Boston Goals: Julie King (12′), Kyah Simon (18′)
- Washington’s Crystal Dunn had ELEVEN shots on goal, five on target, and no goals. Bad luck for the Spirit, but great fighting back for Boston to salvage this win.
FC Kansas City def. Western New York Flash, 4-0 — Video Link
- FKC Goals: Leigh Ann Robinson (39′), Yael Averbuch (69′), Heather O’Reilly (84′), Jen Buczkowski (87′); WNYF Goals: None
Portland Thorns def. Chicago Red Stars, 2-1 — Video Link
- Portland Goals: Allie Long (38′, 69′); Chicago Goals: Alyssa Mautz (29′)
- Allie Long has quietly moved up to second in league goals scored.
This Week’s Fixtures
Wednesday, August 12:
- Sky Blue FC @ Chicago Red Stars, 2 EST
- Western New York Flash @ Washington Spirit, 7 EST
- Portland Thorns @ FC Kansas City, 8pm
- Houston Dash @ Seattle Reign, 10pm
Sunday, August 16:
- Washington Spirit @ Chicago Red Stars, 8:30 EST — LIVE STREAM LINK
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