NWSL Standings | August 02

Here are your NWSL standings through this week of the National Women’s Soccer League season:

1. Portland Thorns

25pts | 12 games | 61.8 SPI

Last Game: Kansas City, 2-0 win

Portland Thorns FC defeated Kansas City NWSL 2-0 at Providence Park. The Thorns picked up three points and maintained their position at the top of the NWSL standings. Full Review.

2. Gotham FC

20pts | 11 games | 56.5 SPI

Last Game: Houston Dash, 1-1 Draw

Gotham FC (5-1-5, 20 points) scored in the 89′ to even the game at 1-1 as both the Houston Dash (5-5-2, 17 points) and Gotham FC earned one National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) point. Full Review.

3. Chicago Red Stars

20pts | 13 games | 52.1 SPI

Last Game: Washington Spirit, 3-1 win

The Chicago Red Stars defeated the Washington Spirit 3-1 at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Illinois, on Sunday. Mal Pugh, Rachel Hill and Morgan Gautrat recorded goals for Chicago, and Trinity Rodman got on the scoresheet for Washington Spirit. Full Review.

4. Washington Spirit

18pts | 12 games | 54.0 SPI

Last Game: Chicago Red Stars, 3-1 Loss

The Washington Spirit (5-4-3, 18 points) dropped three big National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) points with a 3-1 defeat to the Chicago Red Stars (6-5-2, 20 points). Full Review.

5. North Carolina Courage

18pts | 12 games | 62.4 SPI

Last Game: Orlando Pride, 1-1 Draw

 In their fourth match up this year, North Carolina Courage (5-4-3, 18 points) and the Orlando Pride (4-4-5, 17 points) battled throughout and scored two minutes apart in the second-half to draw, 1-1. Full Review.

6. Houston Dash

17pts | 12 games | 53.3 SPI

Last Game: Gotham FC, 1-1 Draw

The Houston Dash (5-5-2, 17 points) tied Gotham FC (5-1-5, 20 points) 1-1 as both earned one National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) point. Full Review.

All FiveThirtyEight SPI rankings for the NWSL standings can be found here. An explanation of SPI is here.