Sam Kerr scored an unforgettable bicycle kick. Megan Rapinoe notched her league-leading seventh goal of the season as the Reign came away with a big home win. Marta led the Pride to a comeback win over Sky Blue FC. Christine Sinclair scored a brace in an emphatic Portland win. Week 11 kicked off with four memorable midweek games.
Orlando Pride 3 Sky Blue FC 2
Sam Kerr netted a brilliant, stunning bicycle kick to put Sky Blue FC up 2-1 over Orlando at the start of the second half, but it wasn’t enough as the Pride stormed back for a 3-2 come from behind win on the road at Yurcak Field. Marta and rookie Rachel Hill scored in the game’s final 13 minutes, with Marta starting both plays that led to the two late Orlando scores. Hill’s goal came off a header in the 86th minute, her first career NWSL goal.
Portland Thorns FC 3 FC Kansas City 0
Christine Sinclair netted a brace as Portland won emphatically at home, 3-0 over FC Kansas City. Australian international Hayley Raso also scored for the Thorns, a highlight-reel worthy long-distance chip of goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart from a tight-angle on the right wing.
Seattle Reign FC 2 Chicago Red Stars 1
Chicago’s unbeaten streak came to an end in Seattle, the toughest place in the league to earn road points, as the Reign won 2-1 behind a pair of second half Megan Rapinoe penalty kicks. The Reign are unbeaten in their last 12 home games, the longest active streak in the league.
Houston Dash 0 Boston Breakers 0
The Dash and Breakers settled for a 0-0 draw on Wednesday night in Houston. The Breakers had a late goal by forward Adriana Leon disallowed in the 84th minute. Rookie goalkeeper Jane Campbell earned her second straight shutout as the Dash earned points for the second consecutive game.