Los Angeles (USA), 7 May. The OL Reign took the lead this weekend in the NWSL, the professional women’s soccer league in the US, overtaking the Portland Thorns, who are the current champions of the competition.
With two headed goals from Veronica Latsko and Jordyn Huitema, the Seattle-based team defeated the Houston Dash 2-0 to move up to the top of the table.
The OL Reign took advantage of the Portland Thorns’ tie in their visit to the North Carolina Courage for a vibrant 3-3.
The North Carolina Courage took the lead very quickly, so much so that in the 1st minute they already dominated the scoreboard thanks to an own goal by Emily Menges.
Crystal Dunn tied at 22 for the Portland team and, for two more times, the locals retook the lead before the visitors matched the score again.
Thus, the Brazilian Kerolin, at minute 26 and with a shot from outside the area, made it 2-1 but Dunn, at minute 52, signed the second of her personal account to make it 2-2 after a great collective play by the Thorns.
In minute 70, Victoria Pickett made it 3-2 with pleasure after some fantastic individual action on the right flank by Olivia Wingate, but in minute 83 the Thorns finally tied the game at the hands of Olivia Moultrie, with a powerful shot from distance that He went to the net to decree the final 3-3.
Another game with many goals was the one that Angel City won this Sunday against the Kansas City Current 3-2.
Alyssa Thompson, Claire Emslie and Jun Endo put together a resounding 3-0 lead before the break with the Los Angeles team appearing to have the game fully under control.
However, a great goal by Izzy Rodríguez in minute 57 and a goal from Cece Kizer just four minutes later forced Angel City to sweat until the end to prevent Kansas City from turning the game around.
On the other hand, the San Diego Wave fell 3-1 to the Washington Spirit in a game in which they conceded three goals in less than 25 minutes.
Trinity Rodman in minute 55, Ashley Sánchez in minute 70 and Paige Metayer in minute 79 drilled the goal for the Californians and Alex Morgan could only achieve the goal of honor for San Diego already in minute 90.
Finally, Orlando Pride beat Messiah Bright 1-0 with a Messiah Bright header and Gotham defeated the Chicago Red Stars 1-2 with goals from Jenna Nighswonger and Lynn Williams for the visitors and Ella Stevens for the locals. EFE
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