The first four weeks of the National Women’s Soccer League has been absolutely thrilling, with several players emerging as key components of their teams while others are still finding their stride. The updated standings are as follows (as of May 5)
  1. Portland Thorns FC: 3 wins, 1 tie (10 points)
  2. Boston Breakers: 2 wins, 1 tie (7 points)
  3. FC Kansas City: 2 wins, 1 tie (7 points)
  4. Sky Blue FC: 2 wins (6 points)
  5. Western New York Flash: 1 win, 1 tie, 2 losses (4 points)
  6. Washington Spirit: 2 ties, 2 losses (2 points)
  7. Seattle Reign FC: 1 tie, 3 losses (1 point)
  8. Chicago Red Stars: 1 tie, 2 losses (1 point)
Analysis: The top team in the standings is hardly a surprise. Coach Cindy Parlow-Cone got this talented team off with a tie against FC Kansas City in the league opener on April 13th and they haven’t looked back. The Thorns earned two wins against the Seattle Reign and Chicago Red Stars and forward Alex Morgan (2 goals, 1 assist) is off to a great start as well. Fellow forward Christine Sinclair is also currently leading the charge in scoring with two goals and an assist. The two have combined for 10 total points. Meanwhile, the rest of the league will be looking to get some more consistency from each team and we should start to see the standings separate as more games are played. FC Kansas City should remain on the top half of the standings with three of their players in the top ten in scoring. As expected, the landscape of the league is very packed and we will have to wait to see who breaks away from the pack. For more information visit

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