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Week 5 Rewind: Seattle’s 6, Press’ equalizer, Orlando’s big win
Week 5 was very busy
Seattle Reign FC midfielder Christine Nairn scored her first goal of the 2017 season.
(Photo credit: Jane Gershovich/isiphotos.com)
Seattle Reign FC midfielder Christine Nairn scored her first goal of the 2017 season. (Photo credit: Jane Gershovich/isiphotos.com)

Take a look back at all that happened in Week 5.

 

Seattle Reign FC 6 Washington Spirit 2

Seattle forward Nahomi Kawasumi set an NWSL record in Week 5 with four assists in a single game. She also scored a goal in Seattle’s 6-2 win over Washington. The Reign became the first team to score six or more in a game since the Western New York Flash beat the Boston Breakers 7-1 on June 24, 2016.

Reign midfielder Christine Nairn scored her first goal since returning to Seattle, where she played in 2013.

Before the game, the NWSL announced that U.S. women’s national team forward Mallory Pugh will be joining the Spirit.


 

Chicago Red Stars 1 Boston Breakers 1

Red Stars forward Christen Press scored her first goal of the season just when Chicago needed it most. Down 1-0 in the 89th minute, Press headed home a well-placed cross from midfielder Sofia Huerta to steal a point.

Breakers rookie midfielder Rose Lavelle — on her 22nd birthday and a day after graduating from Wisconsin — scored her second goal of the season.

 


 

Orlando Pride 3 North Carolina Courage 1

North Carolina suffered its first loss of the season and the Orlando earned its first win. Through the first five weeks of the season, the Pride are the only team to score a goal versus the Courage, and they’ve done so four times.


 

Sky Blue FC 3 Houston Dash 1

Sky Blue FC forward Sam Kerr scored a goal, tallied an assist and earned a penalty kick to lead Sky Blue to a 3-1 road win over the Houston Dash


 

FC Kansas City 0 Portland Thorns FC 0

FC Kansas City and Portland Thorns FC battled to a 0-0 draw. Portland goalkeeper Adrianna Franch made two saves to earn her third shutout of the season. Her best effort came in the 65th minute, stopping a strike from Kansas City forward Sydney Leroux.

 

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