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OCT 27
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Power Rankings: Red Stars stay No. 1
NWSL Power Rankings presented by Cutter
The Chicago Red Stars have not lost since April 29. (Photo credit: Daniel Bartel/isiphotos.com)
The Chicago Red Stars have not lost since April 29. (Photo credit: Daniel Bartel/isiphotos.com)

It was the week of Dos a Cero with all four matches on Saturday settled by a 2-0 score line.

The Chicago Red Stars followed that up Sunday with a 1-0 home victory over the Seattle Reign – as Christen Press propelled her side to their third straight win. Chicago is now unbeaten in their last five matches and have claimed 13 out of a possible 15 points during that stretch.

Lindsey Horan kept the offense clicking for the Portland Thorns with a pair of goals in a victory over Sky Blue FC, while Marta is quickly making herself right at home in the NWSL with another strong display to lead the Orlando Pride to a win against the Boston Breakers.

Only the No. 1 Red Stars remained in the same position. See where your club ranks in this week’s power rankings.

1
CHICAGO RED STARS
5-2-1, 16 pts
Last week: 1

Christen Press scored her third goal of the season and Alyssa Naeher made four saves to earn her third shutout to lead the Red Stars to a 1-0 win over Seattle. Press has a goal or an assist in each of the last four matches


2
PORTLAND THORNS FC
4-1-3, 15 pts
Up: 1
Last week: 3

It was Lindsey Horan with the double as the U.S. international scored twice to power the Thorns to a 2-0 win against Sky Blue FC. Portland has scored two goals in four of their last five matches and shut out their opponents in three of their last four.


3
NORTH CAROLINA COURAGE
6-3-0, 18 pts
Up: 2
Last week: 5

As if the Courage didn’t already have enough weapons on offense, No. 2 overall selection Ashley Hatch picked her first NWSL goal as the rookie helped North Carolina to a 2-0 win over FC Kansas City.


4
SEATTLE REIGN FC
3-2-3, 12 pts
Down: 2
Last week: 2

Haley Kopmeyer made seven saves for the Reign in a 1-0 loss to Chicago as Seattle saw a four-game unbeaten run come to an end. The Reign will get another shot at the Red Stars when they host them on June 28.


5
SKY BLUE FC
4-4-1, 13 pts
Down: 1
Last week: 4

Sky Blue FC suffered their second loss in the last three games with a 2-0 setback against Portland. The Jersey girls have allowed 11 goals in their last six matches and not posted a shutout during that stretch.


6
ORLANDO PRIDE
2-3-3, 9 pts
Up: 2
Last week: 8

If her reputation hadn’t already preceded her, NWSL fans are getting a convincing reminder that Marta is really good. Really. Good. The Brazil international has a goal or an assist for the Pride in four of the last five games – including a 2-0 win over Boston.


7
FC KANSAS CITY
3-3-2, 11 pts
Up: 1
Last week: 6

Nicole Barnhart made two saves but couldn’t keep FC Kansas City from seeing their four-game unbeaten run come to an end with a 2-0 loss to North Carolina. The Blues are 4-3-3 after a loss since opening day 2016.


8
WASHINGTON SPIRIT
2-5-1, 4 pts
Up: 2
Last week: 10

Mallory Pugh scored the first goal of her NWSL career and Cheyna Williams also found the back of the net as the Spirit snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory against Houston. Washington will look for back-to-back wins for the first the first time in 13 games.


9
BOSTON BREAKERS
2-4-2, 8 pts
Down: 2
Last week: 7

The Breakers suffered a 2-0 loss against Orlando in Week 8 as Boston saw their winless run pushed to five games. The Breakers have been outscored 8-3 since their last win back on April 29. It doesn’t get any easier for Rose Lavelle & co. as they get set for back-to-back games against North Carolina.


10
HOUSTON DASH
2-6-0, 6 pts
Down: 1
Last week: 9

The Dash saw their losing streak reach five games with a 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Spirit. Houston is now one loss away from matching the club-record six game losing streak they set last year.

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