Reign erase deficit again to beat Breakers, 3-2

Jeff Kassouf July 6, 2014 102

Nahomi Kawasumi scored twice as Seattle Reign FC extended its unbeaten run to 16 games to start the season. (Photo Copyright Erica McCaulley for The Equalizer)

They did it the hard way again, but Seattle Reign FC stayed unbeaten on Sunday, defeating the last-place Boston Breakers 3-2 at home at Memorial Stadium. Seattle (13-0-3, 42 pts.) hasn’t lost through the first 16 matches of the National Women’s Soccer League season.

Nahomi Kawasumi scored twice for the Reign, who had to come back from conceding an early goal and from blowing a lead within a minute of obtaining it late in the match. The victory marked the eighth time this season that the Reign have come back from a losing position, earning 20 pts. from such scenarios.

The victory sends Seattle 9 pts. clear of second-place FC Kansas City — who embarrassed Sky Blue FC, 5-0, on Sunday — with a game in hand on the Blues.

Kawasumi’s game-winner came in the 83rd minute, when Jess Fishlock nutmegged Boston defender Cat Whitehill to find an open Kawasumi for the tap-in past Breakers goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, whose heroics kept the Breakers in front until after halftime.

The Japanese international opened the scoring in the 56th minute when she was left unmarked at the back post and she half-volleyed Stephanie Cox’s cross past Naeher from a tight angle.

Seattle briefly took the lead in the 76th minute when a skillful build-up led to a a Bianca Sierra own goal. Kawasumi back-heeled the ball to an open Sydney Leroux at the top of the 18-yard box, and Leroux’s low through ball to the back post toward Kim Little, but Sierra put the ball in her own net as she tried to clear it away.

The lead lasted less than two minutes, however, as Katie Schoepfer settled the ball after it pin-balled around, beat a pair of Seattle defenders and slotted her shot past Hope Solo at the far post to level the score at 2-2. Kawasumi, however, had the last say with a late winner.

Courtney Jones opened the scoring for Boston in the 19th minute when she beat Solo from 25 yards. The ball looked to take a slight deflection off a Seattle defender before beating Solo.

Naeher looked unbeatable most of the first 60 minutes, making several clutch saves to keep the Breakers ahead following their early go-ahead goal. Naeher denied Beverly Goebel just before halftime after Goebel played a give-and-go with Kawasumi. Naeher would again come up big just after halftime when she denied Little in a 1-v-1 situation, but Kawasumi opened the scoring minutes later.

Breakers midfielder Lianne Sanderson was sent off in second-half stoppage time, picking up a second yellow card for a challenge on Fishlock. Sanderson hit the crossbar seconds before the halftime whistle, nearly sending Boston into the break up two goals.

Next up for the Reign in their quest for an unbeaten regular season — which has eight games remaining — is a trip to Chicago on Saturday.

Among the 3,705 people in attendance on Sunday in Seattle was U.S. national team coach Jill Ellis.

  • Calci0

    Awesome to see every contribute to the win!!! And Kawasumi had two big time goals!!!!

  • Blah

    The ref had a few none calls that could’ve benefitted Seattle, was frustrating to watch at times.

    This game was not as close as the scoreline would suggest though. Alyssa Naeher kept Boston in this, so props to her.

    • Calci0

      Naeher was all over the place!!! Stop after stop!

    • Silver Frost

      It could have been 5-2 Reign were it not for Tim Howard saves by Naeher.

      • guest

        seriously

      • My2cents

        It seems that every goalie they face plays one of their beat games of the year and still it’s not enough. It seems to bring out the best in each of them when playing the number one team.

  • Guest

    The thing about the reign is they are almost zen like. They almost never panic. They stay calm and composed and continue playing there game, continue the one touch passing and moving the ball on the ground. You could see boston came out with really high pressure but you can’t sustain that for 90 minutes and eventually the reign just wear teams down like water constantly running over rock.

    • Guest

      Water – soft yet hard at the same time. Nothing as soft as water, but who can withstand the raging flood.
      Let it Reign.

    • Pia Knows Best

      Maybe the other NWSL coaches have noticed that Harvey employs a basic tactic every game: fall behind 1 goal, sub in Nogeura, push Little and Fishlock forward in the last ten minutes. Instant two goals. Game over. Why don’t other teams put a stout DM in the way of Little for those last ten minutes?

      • Guest

        geee i don’t know why don’t you go ask every coach, since none of them have been able to beat seattle.

      • Calci0

        The Reign have had multiple different game winning/tying goal scorers this year….. Little isn’t the only person teams have to worry about.

      • Rdalford

        Re stout DM. 1) Little runs circles around and slips passes by many stout DM, 2) not enough effective DMs (stout or otherwise) to go around and some teams (eg Boston) lack strong DM, and 3) Little is not the only Seattle threat.

      • Ian

        It’s not actually that easy. You’ve got four or five players that you need to keep quiet and you need to do that for 90 minutes. Essentially it requires four or five players with superb fitness, concentration and ability. Not many teams have that.

        You can contain some of the Reign some of the time, but you can’t contain all of the Reign all of the time.

  • guest

    Naho had an outstanding game. I also continue to be impressed with syd’s work off the ball and opening up spaces for the offense.

    • Calci0

      Towards the end of the game I was looking for Leroux, and saw her pretty much playing Stopper……. Gotta give it up for doing whatever is needed!

    • Sydonia

      Leroux has to make up for her lack of scoring.

      • kernel_thai

        As more teams key on Little and make someone else beat them, Goebel, Leroux and Naho should get better chances.

  • TH

    I am so done with the Reign. I can’t even with them anymore lol. They are playing outstanding and making it extremely difficult for my FC Kanas City to grab first place.

  • Lance Scallop

    Alyssa Naeher had an absolutely outstanding game and still ended up giving up three goals!

    • Eye on the ball

      Yes she was the player of game for me.

  • AshleyZ

    Naeher reminds me of why it sucks to be a goalie sometimes. You can have outstanding games and be your team’s best defender, repeatedly, and still lose. Been there! On that note, Hope sucked tonight. And has ever since she returned from the clink. Had basically nothing to do, except for twice, and for some reason didn’t stop them.
    Dear Seattle: come up with the cash to make Naho a permanent player for next year. Like getting rid of Leroux for example.
    Anyone know why Rapinoe didn’t play? Don’t tell me she’s injured yet again.

    • Ben

      Well getting rid of Syd won’t exactly save them money now will it? You have to think twice about these things if you want to slam Leroux

      • AshleyZ

        Totally all missed the point but oh well, that’s what comes with the internet……the point was they should ditch her, don’t care how or why. They have plenty of offensive weapons, frustrated seeing her walk up top every game, not late in the second half but from minute one. It’s like she doesn’t care.

        • Blah

          Were we watching the same game? She’s super important to this team, she tracks back a ton. Is she scoring as much as she’d probably like? No, but that doesn’t mean she has been useless.

        • Calci0

          Unless you are only looking at the score sheet, you don’t see all that she does for the team. And I guess you missed her pass into the box, that led to the go ahead goal. And her two game winning goals this year….. Not to mention her box to box defense as a forward!!!! Even the announcer mentioned all the “behind the scenes” work Leroux does, occupying defenders. The Reign play as a TEAM!!! No reason to try and divide them.

        • guest

          Ahh yes. The obligatory syd bashing. Right on que.

        • treehill

          Syd’s talents are not being optimized, but that could be on purpose. I’m hoping that Harvey is intentionally forcing Syd out of her comfort zone to improve her passing and touch, and will eventually return her to primary target forward.

          However if Syd’s new permanent role is playing defense, holding the ball, tracking back, and setting up teammates, I don’t agree with that. That should not be the permanent job of one of the top young strikers in the world. If that’s all you want, any above-average midfielder would probably fit better.

      • newsouth

        i think people need to stop with the imaginary stuff. what sydney is today, sydney will be tomorrow. as i’ve said, they are all hotwired. the changes in her play will be minimal. add press and morgan to the short list. hey ellis, bench wambach now and play them. by post 2016 OGs they are all almost 30 and you’ll be looking for your new batch of forwards. they are learning an new super-duper skills from any team anytime soon, so it’s no need to move them aground. sydney don’t need to be in boston, press don’t need to be in houston or seattle and morgan don’t need to be in houston.

    • Blah

      Why would you get rid of Syd if you don’t have to pay for her, she’s allocated. Also, those misses by Hope were squarely on the defenses shoulders, they made the mistakes, not Hope.

      And yes, Rapinoe has hamstring problems.

    • Guest

      Leroux is allocated Seattle doesn’t pay her oh wise one.

    • Guest

      I’d say the Reign defenders sucked worse than Hope today especially Barnes (watching her let Sanderson run into the box with barely a challenge was frustrating!). They played like the Seattle Reign of 2013 not the one we’ve seen this season.

      • AshleyZ

        Agreed, Reign’s defense were off today, unusual for them. Barnes and Reed are usually pretty solid.

        • Blah

          Maybe Barnes is a little off because she’s coming off an injury, I don’t know, but hopefully it’s nothing that continues cause it wasn’t fun to watch.

    • guest

      Hope didn’t “suck” tonight, the two goals were basically her defense watching the ball go by them.

      • Guest

        I’m one of Hope biggest fans but she hasn’t looked her best this season. I wouldn’t say she sucked but she wasn’t up to her standards. Her only standout game this year was against Portland. I think playing behind a decent backline has made her complacent. Last year she was pulling out all the stops. If she would get back to that, Seattle would be unstopabble.

        • guest

          Perhaps. But Hope has always been a big game player anyway so yeah maybe she’s not as turned on for a mid season game against a bottom table team. Having said that, hope’s bad days are most goalies great days.

          • Guest

            No shade to Hope. That’s just what happens sometimes. Same thing with Harris. Solo and Harris kept their respective teams from being blown out every game last year. Naeher is this year’s GK who can play top notch but she still gets hung out to dry by her defense.

          • Guest

            Hope has let in some upper corners and these defensive lapses in. Those will happen. When asked to come up big for everything between those she has. It just isn’t going to be asked of her as much as last year because the team is better. I don’t think a lack of a shooting gallery should be held against her. I’m sure Boston and DC wished they could limit opportunities to those types as well.

          • soccerfan

            agreed plus she has made great 1v1 stops and her decision making is as sound as ever. Its great for Reign to have her back there

        • curious

          Hasn’t Seattle been unstoppable?

    • ladywing

      I understand that Naho, like all the Japanese National team, will not be lent out next year prior to the World Cup.

    • soccerfan

      Hope had a great game against the Flash in her first game back, made a good a couple of god 1v1 stops and a good save on a free kick, you clearly didn’t watch that game. As others have said, not much she could of done on those two goals. One swerved and dipped late and the other was a defensive break down in front of her. Naeher had an outstanding game but she has needed to being behind that defense, like Solo and Harris had to last season

    • WordcandyBooks

      According to the Seattle Times, Rapinoe re-tweaked her hamstring… while on the bench. She was celebrating the WNY goal a little too enthusiastically, apparently.

  • newsouth

    i’m hoping the attendance fall was due to the holiday weekend instead of that golden egg they laid the last home game. 6000 – 3700

    • Blah

      They had a sell out crowd last week because their was some tournament thing + pride. Attendance is increasing, but last week was an anomaly.

      • Blah

        there*… My bad

      • Becca Ockenfels

        Yes last week was the biggest/ most prestigious all girls soccer tournament in the state lots of out towners etc.

    • romel dias

      I think the attendance dropped because this was Boston…a lot of half and smaller season ticket holders are apparently a la carte..and they can pick games..its what I read somewhere!

      • Rdalford

        Seattle attendance YTD 27655 YTD avg=3457
        As others have noted the 5770 in attendance last week included many youth soccer teams that were in Seattle for tournament. The 3705 this week is above the YTD avg.

  • newsouth

    hey ellis, please evaluate wambach like the german did Donovan, since you talked about him at half-time.

    • Commenter

      Do you dream of Wambach at night?

  • ale

    stephanie cox today made a very good game, with the assist of kawasumy goal for the tie, I think I will start cox on the USWNT.

    • guest

      It depends on who is playing up top as forward. If it’s Wambach, Cox is a very talented left footed crossing specialist, and would mostly benefit for crossing the ball into the box for Wambach to finish. HAO is the right footed crossing specialist, and again benefits mostly for Wambach as well. If Wambach is not deployed up top, than I would put another player in place of Cox at left back.

      • ale

        . if you’re right, but Cox also has excellent vision for passes between line and long passes, they are very accurate, it is also very solid in defense that proved him to playing in the Reing nwsl.

  • luke
  • TN

    That shove by HAO was unnecessary, Naho is like a foot shorter and wasn’t going to do anything with that ball in midfield. Solo should have saved that ball from Jones, it was a slow slow ball coming, I wonder if the sun is in her eyes has something to do with that.

    BOS had like 3 chances the whole first half and they were dangerous, but Naeher is really the key player keeping them in this game. But that was a really really smart goal by Kawasumi, she kicked it to the other side of Naeher, who didn’t expect that.

    Oh BOS, how far you have fallen (from last year). That was a well-deserved win from SEA, BOS defense and Naeher kept taking hits after hits, eventually the damn will break. I thought there should have been at least one clear penalty, especially the one where Fishlock got chopped down inside the box without the defender touching the ball when she was going for goal.

    • romel dias

      the joke was that the ref called a goal kick on the Fishlock incident…that is crazy logic!!
      if that was the case it meant that Fishlock had the last touch….if she did..it obviously meant that the defender did not get the ball…and still there was no call?? idiot ref!

  • ian

    Reign’s points-per-game is now as high in games where they concede first as in games where they don’t (2.5 in both).

    Essentially it really doesn’t matter what you do. A first half blitz might get you a lead to defend, but you’ve then got to sit on it for the second half with Little, Kawasumi, Fishlock, Leroux, Goebel and Winters pulling you all over the park.

    Similarly, soak up pressure the from the off and you’re asking for trouble. There isn’t an obvious dominant strategy. Crowd the midfield and players like Kawasumi and Pinoe attack the flanks. Double mark up front and you give Little and Fishlock space to express themselves.

    That said, I think Reign’s defence is too casual sometimes. Like they expect the attack to come up with the goods so don’t need to concentrate, work hard, distribute the ball properly. Yesterday the case in point was Boston’s second. Having done the hard work to get the lead, they then just let Boston walk through them and equalize.

    • guest

      excellent discription

  • Ian

    Sanderson’s sending off was ridiculous as well – just so needless.

    The first yellow was for dissent after the goal – asking for offside for an incident that wasn’t even close. And the second, for needlessly kicking Fishlock in the air when Seattle were defending. Two really stupid cards.

    Not saying she cost Boston the game, but she probably sealed the result.

  • luke

    It was really great performance by Breakers. They gave everything they had, were very aggressive and dangerous for whole 90 minutes, all of that having 28 points less than their opponents.
    It tells something about league’s parity.

    • dw

      I would say it says something about how the league’s schedule is too tightly packed, and how playing tired and dinged up creates artificial parity.

    • My2cents

      It says a lot about good possession soccer. Seattle and KC, with their precision passing, make teams run and chase after the ball. Teams can be effective for a while against them, but eventually it wears them down and opens up more scoring opportunities later in the game. The style of soccer these two teams play is why there is a big separation between them and the rest of the teams in the league.

  • VaFan51

    Slightly off-topic, but since Boston is in last place… Has there been any sort of decision or announcement from NWSL about expansion after this season? I remember rumors late last year, and it would seem to be make sense since there are an odd number of teams currently in the league.
    Again, I ask because the Breakers appear to be leading the Morgan Brian sweepstakes, but throwing an expanion team into the draft mix could make a huge difference.

    • Calci0

      I think it’s highly unlikely for next season with it being a WWC year.

      • romel dias

        …add to the fact that the Dash are not exactly hitting their expected numbers…MLS teams especially would prefer to wait.

        The NWSL should make an early decision about next year to help teams make the right roster moves! If most NT’s want their players home..it would be a funny year with no Aussies, Canadians and Japanese players…thats not gonna help

        • treehill

          I think bad distribution of talent (or dilution) is becoming a serious problem for the league. Honestly right now I think contraction would be better than expansion.

          I’m getting a stronger and stronger feeling that all NWSL teams other than Seattle and KC are either bad or terrible at passing the ball. Constant turnovers and passes to nowhere are getting frustrating to watch. Maybe it’s because Seattle and KC or so much better, or because of the men’s WC, and my eyes are “opening up” too much. Maybe I need to lower my standards back down. But I don’t know, it’s like the cat’s out of the bag now.

          • romel dias

            Its especially a big problem in the US!!
            Most European or Japanese teams want possession..One of the best examples of the US style of play is something that looks like it comes from the US Football style of play ..if you notice games where teams start from the centre (e.g. start of games or start of the second half etc.) they have a back pass and the second pass is usually a one-timer over the top trying to catch out defenses. It is such wasteful play and just infuriating!! Time and time again one sees that attempt and 99.99 % of the time its just a simple turnover that gives the opposition the ball!

          • treehill

            Yes possession vs. direct play is definitely a controversial issue for the U.S. (That long pass off the start you mention might work 1 out of 100 times?)

            But lately I feel like I’m seeing NWSL teams that are just plain bad at short passes, even though they are really trying to possess the ball. It might be sensitization from seeing great teams in the World Cup. Maybe my impression will go away in a couple months.

          • dw

            Definitely a cultural problem. You saw the same with the MNT in Brazil. I think Bradley was way over-hyped and that people thought he could exert some level of control in midfield on the world stage. Which clearly, he can’t. So as a result the US offense looked more clueless than anything else. So whether you call it “direct play” or “American style” or “Abby-ball”, that’s pretty much all we can play. SRFC has imported international stars and built up their offense around them. Couldn’t do it otherwise.

          • My2cents

            To rebuild Seattle, Harvey looked for players with excellent ball handling skills that she could easily fit into her system. As far as American players go, where better to look then those with the University of Portland experience. Portland’s philosophy and style of play is much like her own. They specifically recruit those type of players, excellent ball handlers, that are capable of playing a disciplined style of possession soccer.

          • My2cents

            Whether they add or contract, they need to come up with an even number of teams so they can try and eliminate as many of the mid-week games as possible. They probably would be ahead in attendance numbers over last year, if they had fewer mid-week games that don’t draw for most of the teams.

          • treehill

            I know Skyblue fans wouldn’t like this but I think the NWSL would be better off if Skyblue were dropped next year. With their attendance numbers I’m amazed they’re still in business.

            We’d be back to an even 8 teams, and if Rampone, Schmidt, KO, Ocampo etc. were distributed to the other teams (especially Boston and Houston) it would be a nice little boost in overall league quality. I think the league needs to concentrate on quality over quantity for a few years. The only “expansion” should be converting teams to MLS-backed teams.

          • My2cents

            At one point, SkyBlue was in some kind of talks with the MLS Red Bulls, but it fell through for some reason. Does anyone know why it fell through? Does the owner have deep pockets that he can hold it together for a few more years while the league gets more established? Will the league allow the ownership to continue with the same kind of numbers for next year?

          • treehill

            The Red Bull thing was controversial. The SB owner rejected the offer from Red Bull. Not sure if it was not enough money or not enough percent control.

          • xman22702

            It fell through because of the idiotic and stupid owners couldn’t let go of their baby. SBFC’s ownership and league status is horrible, and it’s annoying knowing they could be owned by RED BULL, one of the world’s largest companies

        • My2cents

          Just what were the Dash’s expected numbers suppose to be?

          • romel dias

            The Dash limited seating capacity to 7000 at the stadium…If I am not mistaken…they were hoping for an average of 5000 attendance

          • Rdalford

            Dash YTD avg attendance is 4772 which may be close enough to the desired 5000. Dash also got some 2 year sponsorship deals plus with the MLS connection/support my bet would be that Dash stay with NWSL.

          • My2cents

            Agree that they are well within that 5000 mark and with the fringe benefits of having ownership by an MLS team, things are probably looking good for them. We have to remember they are an expansion team and they did get a late start, and yet it looks like they will end up 2nd in overall attendance for the year. The 2nd and 3rd years will be key for them. Can they show increases like Portland has been able to do?

          • romel dias

            We know that the Dash are in it…I was talking about how it looks for the other MLS clubs looking in! Suddenly the numbers at Portland don’t look so cool for them to jump in

          • My2cents

            What do you mean the numbers at Portland don’t look so cool to jump in? Explain please!

          • romel dias

            An explanation of an explanation!? :P Blimey!!

            The first year saw Portland as the only MLS team to jump on the NWSL bandwagon…their numbers made it look like a great idea for other MLS teams and the first one to jump in was the Dash! But it seems that having an MLS setup is no real guarantee to hit the numbers Portland has been :)

          • My2cents

            The Dash didn’t go in thinking they could get the kind of numbers that Portland was getting. In fact, if the Dash are able to average half of what Portland is drawing in the next couple of years, they would be happy and making and a nice profit.. You have to remember on a lot of weekend nights their stadium is not even being used. By utilizing a women’s team, they can put their stadium to better use. It is also more functional to utilize the experienced Dynamo marketing team to promote and sell Dash tickets. They have the luxury to expand their sponsorships in a unique way to include the Dash and Dynamo together. Let’s face it, their bottom line on operating cost is going to be lower then the other non MLS owned teams so they will not require the kind of attendance that the non MLS ownership will be required to do. If the Dash model can show the other owner that they made even a small profit for their first year even with a late start, then I don’t think it will be that hard a sell to the other MSL owners. then they want be hard to convince. Let’s Remember, too, the Dash got a late start in trying to market the team.
            Then again maybe they will just wait and let the non-MLS ownership teams dig a big financial hole, forcing an easy take-over of those teams.

    • dw

      History has told us that NW$L will rush to expand while publicly declaring that they will be methodical and responsible in their expansion plans. If an owner shows up with cash and a venue, then there will be expansion. As simple as that. With every year beyond three being uncharted territory for the top level pro league in the US, how can you expect them to behave otherwise?

    • kernel_thai

      Truth be told Id much rather see Brian end up in Houston.

      • VaFan51

        Amen. And the MF is where the Dash most desperately need help.

  • dw

    Naho is building Steg’s case that she is the best in her position. She showed more speed than I thought her capable of. Her play in the US is looking like it may instill more “killer instinct” in her. Bev needs some of that… (especially with JE on site)

    • ian

      Removing penalties from the equation, Naho has as many goals and assists as Kim Little in about a third less game time. She was unplayable against Boston at times and only goalkeeping heroics and an unfortunate trip kept her from her hat-trick. It was as good an individual performance as I’ve seen in the NWSL.

      As an aside, I actually think the impact of Kim Little is wildly overstated. I wouldn’t exactly call her overrated because she’s clearly ace, a big factor in Seattle’s success, and fun to watch to boot.

      But I sort of feel like Kawasumi, Fishlock and Goebel are all making things happen far more frequently than Little at the moment. Maybe she needs a rest. Or not to be double-marked. Or something.

      • mockmook

        Little was carrying the Reign at the beginning of the season. Apparently she is carrying Wales too.
        Perhaps she is more integrated now–her impact is more indirect–or maybe her play has dropped a bit.
        Wouldn’t want to face her in a playoff game.

        • xman22702

          Little is on Scotland
          Fishlock is on Wales

          • mockmook

            Dohhh!!!! :)

          • xman22702

            It’s fine! Everyone makes mistakes!

  • time will tell

    Is Chicago the biggest threat to Seattle’s run? Feisty, disruptive, etc and now with a legitimate ability to score for the win. This could be one of the season’s highlights.

    • newsouth

      nope, i think chicago is about to give up 3 points to portland at home this week. coaching?

    • ian

      Chicago are an average team who haven’t beaten anyone good yet and haven’t won since May.

      They might beat Seattle if they’re allowed to assault Seattle’s midfield again. If a referee turns up, they’ll have a hard time.

      The biggest threat to Seattle’s run is their own tiredness and compacency IMO.

      • newsouth

        actually their big threat is going into the plays undefeated. that has 1st round upset written all over it.

        • Miguel Najdorf

          You manipulator of psychology you.

        • romel dias

          i don’t think so…they have been pushed hard for this undefeated run …unlike KC who are steamrolling the opposition!

  • xman22702

    Boston played fairly well, I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see if they could crack the Reign. They came very close on multiple occasions, but the Sanderson red card kind of makes me think that the Breakers are coming back slightly to their old ways.

  • beantown soccer

    Got to watch the game in person, great time :) Naeher once again has saved the Breakers from getting demolished,. There were quite a few no calls in or just outside the Boston box that didn’t get called (one def PK). Breakers players were literally wrapping their arms around Little frustrating to watch with no calls. That second Boston goal was a lapse in Reign D (after it bounced around they watched) Hope had no shot at that well places shot. with that said this Reign team has some serious fight in them, they don’t give up. It’s great to see. Once they start finishing all these opportunities, they will be unstoppable (how crazy is it that they haven’t reached full potential and are STILL 13-0-3. Harvey is a genius!

  • Rdalford

    NWSL attendance
    Week 13 total 28,293 avg=4172
    Detail for week 13
    Wed. July 2nd. Washington 2673
    Wed. July 2nd. WNY Flash 3789
    Wed. July 2nd. Sky Blue v Houston (postponed – not yet rescheduled)
    Fri. July 4th. Portland 13,084
    Sat. July 5th. Houston. 3693
    Sun. July 6th. Sky Blue. 1349
    Sun. July 6th. Seattle. 3705

    NWSL attendance YTD total 287,400 YTD avg=3992
    Includes games up thru July 6th (72 games)