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Monday Morning Wakeup: NWSL Week 12

Saturday was one crazy day around NWSL. From red cards that stoked the ire of several coaches and players to a stunning hat trick by Sam Kerr plus rain delays and a free kick equalizer in stoppage time, no one who invested themselves in Week 12 will soon forget it. Here’s the latest from around NWSL.

Sam Kerr had a lot to celebrate after a 12 minute hat trick on Saturday night (photo copyright Katie Cahalin for The Equalizer)

Sam Kerr had a lot to celebrate after a 12 minute hat trick on Saturday night (photo copyright Katie Cahalin for The Equalizer)

2017 NWSL Standings
W L D GF GA PTS
North Carolina Courage 9 4 0 18 12 27
Chicago Red Stars 7 3 3 16 11 24
Sky Blue FC 7 6 1 22 21 22
Seattle Reign FC 5 3 5 24 17 20
Portland Thorns FC 5 4 4 16 12 19
Orlando Pride 4 5 4 19 20 16
Houston Dash 4 7 2 14 22 14
FC Kansas City 3 6 4 13 18 13
Boston Breakers 3 6 4 9 14 13
Washington Spirit 3 6 3 15 20 12

 

Results and Schedule

Friday

Boston Breakers 0-0 Chicago Red Stars
recap
Lauletta
att: 2,435

Saturday

Washington Spirit 2-2 Orlando Pride
Pugh (24) recap Marta (10, pk)
Pugh (90, pk) Gordon Marta (56)
att: 5,200
Sky Blue FC 3-2 FC Kansas City
Kerr (78) recap Bowen (29)
Kerr (81) att: 2,091 Gibbons (42)
Kerr (90)
North Carolina FC 2-0 Seattle Reign FC
Hatch (33) recap
Zerboni (81) att:
3,565
Houston Dash 1-1 Portland Thorns FC
Beckie (8) recap Horan (91+)
att: 3,869

Week 13 Saturday

North Carolina Courage at Portland Thorns FC, 3:30 p.m. EDT
Chicago Red Stars at Sky Blue FC, 7:00 p.m. EDT
FC Kansas City at Orlando Pride, 7:30 p.m. EDT
Washington Spirit at Houston Dash, 8:30 p.m. EDT
Boston Breakers at Seattle Reign FC, 10:00 p.m. EDT

What they said

Rory Dames, Red Stars head coach, on Tony DiCicco: “For those players to fly from wherever they were to come in here probably says more about not just how good of a coach he was but the character of the man better than anything I could say.”

Story lines to follow

Here are some story lines to follow during Week 13:
-Can Sky Blue double down on their dramatic win and shake their Red Stars hoodoo?
-How long will the Breakers ride Sammy Jo Prudhomme and how long will her shutout streak go?
-How much money will be collected during the week from fines over criticizing referees?

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