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.
|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|
|FC Kansas City||3||6||4||13||18||13|
Results and Schedule
|Boston Breakers||0-0||Chicago Red Stars|
|Washington Spirit||2-2||Orlando Pride|
|Pugh (24)||recap||Marta (10, pk)|
|Pugh (90, pk)||Gordon||Marta (56)|
|Sky Blue FC||3-2||FC Kansas City|
|Kerr (78)||recap||Bowen (29)|
|Kerr (81)||att: 2,091||Gibbons (42)|
|North Carolina FC||2-0||Seattle Reign FC|
|Houston Dash||1-1||Portland Thorns FC|
|Beckie (8)||recap||Horan (91+)|
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.”
— Erica L. Ayala (@elindsay08) July 9, 2017
The refs in this league are an absolute joke. It's embarrassing and needs to be better if we want to call the @NWSL best league in the world
— Amber Brooks (@abrooks22) July 9, 2017
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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