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Monday Morning Wakeup: NWSL Week 9

NC Courage defender Jaelene Hinkle (15) Julie Kiing is trailingthe play. (Photo by Lewis Gettier)

NC Courage defender Jaelene Hinkle (15) Julie Kiing is trailingthe play. (Photo by Lewis Gettier)

NWSL returned with Marta going off against the Dash, the Courage extending their lead at the top of the table, and Sky Blue FC pouncing early in Portland en route to a fourth franchise win at Providence Park. Meanwhile, Carli Lloyd returned but many of the league’s stars are sidelined with injuries. Here is the latest:

2017 NWSL Standings
W L D GF GA PTS
North Carolina Courage 7 3 0 17 11 21
Chicago Red Stars 5 2 2 12 8 17
Sky Blue FC 5 4 1 15 14 16
Portland Thorns FC 4 2 3 12 8 15
Seattle Reign FC 3 2 4 19 13 13
Orlando Pride 3 3 3 14 13 12
FC Kansas City 3 3 3 9 9 12
Washington Spirit 2 5 2 12 17 8
Boston Breakers 2 5 2 8 13 8
Houston Dash 2 7 0 8 20 6

 

Results and Schedule

Saturday
Chicago Red Stars 1-1 Washington
Spirit
Press (82, pk) recap Ordega (42)
Halloran
att: 3,189
North Carolina Courage 3-1 Boston Breakers
Hamilton (3) recap Leon (73)
Hamilton (13) att: 3,780
Hatch (38)
FC Kansas City 2-2 Seattle Reign FC
Newfield (23) recap Rapinoe (31)
Kelly (84) att: 1,891 Kawasumi (81)
Houston Dash 2-4 Orlando Pride
Poliana (89) recap Camila (16)
Prince (96+) att: 5,918 Marta (22)
Marta (57)
Kennedy (68)
Portland Thorns FC 1-3 Sky Blue FC
Sinclair (95+) recap Rodriguez (1)
att: 16,736 Kerr (70)
Kerr (88)

 

What they said



Story lines to follow

Here are some storylines we’ll be following this week:

-Taylor Comeau’s condition and the Red Stars’ sudden hole at right back
-What happened to set back Tobin Heath?
-How will NWSL clubs cope with one of the toughest scheduling runs of the season?
-Are Sky Blue really for real?

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