The World Cup is done, and many teams will be happy to welcome back their international players! I’d say it’s doubtful you would ever see that in any other league worldwide. Portland Thorns FC was the only team to remain in their previous position (as they were one of the away winners).
So without further mindless banter, here’s the power rankings for week 12. (#) indicates last week’s ranking.
- Reign FC (2) - Clipped the Thorns in Portland.
- North Carolina Courage (3) - Thumped the Dash by 3 goals at home
- Portland Thorns (1) - Got roughed up by the Reign on their home turf.
- Utah Royals (5) - Bye Week!
- Washington Spirit (6) - Pride dampened the Spirit in a high scoring game.
- Chicago Red Stars (4) - Gave Sky Blue their first road win in forever!
- Sky Blue FC (8) - Won their first game - and it was on the road!!
- Houston Dash (7) - Traveled to the East coast and got thumped by the Courage.
- Orlando Pride (9) - A last minute goal at home saw them finally win at home!