|NORTH CAROLINA COURAGE||16||7||1||38||22||49|
|Portland Thorns FC||14||5||5||37||20||47|
|Chicago Red Stars||11||7||6||33||30||39|
|Seattle Reign FC||9||8||7||43||37||34|
|Sky Blue FC||10||11||3||42||51||33|
|FC Kansas City||8||9||7||29||31||31|
Results and Leaders
|Houston Dash||0-4||North Carolina Courage|
|att: 2,905||Williams (38)|
|Portland Thorns FC||3-1||Chicago Red Stars|
|Raso (2)||recap||Huerta (71)|
|Sykes (13)||att: 21,144|
|Nadim (83, pk)|
|2-3||Seattle Reign FC|
|Pugh (27)||recap||Fishlock (71)|
|Pugh (32)||att: 3,780||Crummer (83)|
|Boston Breakers||3-4||Sky Blue FC|
|Dowie (25)||recap||Kerr (34)|
|Dowie (28)||att: 3,497||Tiernan (76)|
|OG (Casey, 85)||Skroski (78)|
|North Carolina Courage||2-3||Orlando Pride|
|Williams (62)||recap||Edmonds (22)|
|att: 7,020||Marta (51)|
|FC Kansas City||1-1||Houston Dash|
|Kelly (9)||recap||Daly (53)|
NWSL League Leaders
1. Sam Kerr, Sky Blue FC — 17
2. Marta, Orlando Pride — 13
3. Megan Rapinoe, Seattle Reign FC — 12
4. Christen Press, Chicago Red Stars — 11
5. Alex Morgan, Orlando Pride — 9
Lynn Williams, North Carolina Courage — 9
1. Nahomi Kawasumi, Seattle Reign FC — 9
2. Marta, Orlando Pride — 6
Meghan Klingenberg, Portland Thorns FC — 6
Adriana Leon, Boston Breakers — 6
Shea Groom, FC Kansas City — 6
They Said It
“I was really pleased. We came back from being down 2-0. I don’t know if we deserved to be down 2-0, because we missed a lot of good chances early in the game to get ourselves ahead. Every game you get something different that hits you in the face. I don’t remember us being down 2-0 all season.
“The fans were brilliant tonight. They came out in droves and got to see some of the best players in the world. To think there were 16 international players on the field tonight and you’re not going to see that anywhere else in the world. It felt like a playoff game tonight.
No one has ever won the NWSL Shield and won the championship in the same season. We’re 0-3 against Chicago, so we’re the underdog, which is great. I don’t mind the underdog tag. I look forward to next weekend. There were no red cards and we got everyone through the game healthy, that was the top priority.”
-North Carolina Courage head coach Paul Riley
Story lines to follow
Here are some story lines we’ll be following heading into semifinal weekend:
-The loan agreements are already rolling in; which NWSL players will play where this offseason?
-Will Morgan Brian be healthy enough to suit up for the Red Stars on Sunday?
-How serious is the injury to Camila?
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