Week 12 Rewind: Kerr and Sky Blue make history, Marta and Pugh tally braces
Plus, Lindsey Horan scores a late equalizer on the road for Portland
Sky Blue FC became the first team to reach 100 NWSL games. (Photo credit: Robyn W. McNeil/isiphotos.com)
Sky Blue FC became the first team to reach 100 NWSL games. (Photo credit: Robyn W. McNeil/isiphotos.com)

A quick look back at an unforgettable Week 12 in the NWSL.


Sky Blue FC 3 FC Kansas City 2

Sam Kerr scored a hat trick for the NWSL history books, leading a 3-2 comeback win for Sky Blue FC in the game’s final 12 minutes and becoming the new NWSL all-time leading scorer in the process. FC Kansas City forward Shea Groom was issued a straight red card right before the end of the first half. Sky Blue FC’s comeback win was only the second time in regular season history that a team recovered from a two goal deficit to win. The historic victory came in Sky Blue FC’s 100th NWSL game, the first team in league history to reach the mark.



Orlando Pride 2 Washington Spirit 2

Marta scored two goals for the Orlando Pride, but Mallory Pugh equalized twice as the Washington Spirit tied the Pride 2-2. Pugh’s second goal came in the 90th minute as the rookie converted a penalty kick for her third goal of the season.



Houston Dash 1 Portland Thorns FC 1

Dash forward Janine Beckie scored in the 8th minute and Thorns midfielder Lindsey Horan equalized with a free kick goal in the 91st minute  as Houston and Portland tied 1-1. Dash forward Carli Lloyd was sent off in the 92nd minute.



North Carolina Courage 2 Seattle Reign FC 0

The Courage regained sole possession of first place thanks to goals from rookie forward Ashley Hatch and midfielder McCall Zerboni.



Boston Breakers 0 Chicago Red Stars 0

Breakers goalkeeper Sammy Jo Prudhomme made eight saves and midfielder Rosie White contributed with a header save off the line as Boston held on for a 0-0 draw with the Chicago Red Stars. Prudhomme’s shutout streak now stands at 316 minutes without conceding a goal.

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