Caitlin Foord, Lisa De Vanna and Sky Blue FC Teammates | (Credit: Caitlin Foord)
Several European competitions have begun in earnest while in the United States clubs continue to fine tune ahead of the NWSL season commencing this month. Here is you 26 March - 1 April wrap.
PK-35 backed up last week's 5-1 win over GBK with a hard fought 3-1 win over Nice Futis. Jen Bisset played 45 minutes before being substituted at half time.
28 March 2013: Match Report – PK-35 v Nice Futis (Google translated)
Tameka Butt's FFC Frankfurt jumped into second place in the Frauen Bundesliga with a 7-0 hammering of bottom side Sindelfingen. While a groin injury kept Butt out of the side, Japan's Kozue Ando was the star of the show with a hattrick.
31 March 2013: Match Report - FFC Frankfurt v Sindelfingen (Google translated)
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FC Slovácko and Grace Gill were unable to back their first win of the season against Pardubice when they were defeated 2-0 by ladder leaders Sparta Praha on Sunday. The loss leaves them with just one win in their last five matches and drops them in the Relegation Round zone and 2 points out of the Championship round zone.
This week Canberra United's Snez Veljanovska departed to join up with USL W-League side the LA Strikers and Sydney FC's Kyah Simon finally made her way to the Boston Breakers.
In her absence, the Breakers hosted Sky Blue FC in the first NWSL v NWSL team pre-season friendly. For Sky Blue FC both Lisa De Vanna and Caitlin Foord were in action for their first match with end result a 3-2 win in their favour.
Both De Vanna and Foord played 45 minutes before being substituted at half time. During that 45 both players were lively and at one point went close to combining for a Sky Blue goal.
An eventful match was matched by an eventful return home with both De Vanna and Foord involved in a small car accident but luckily neither was hurt.
27 March 2013: Match Report – Boston Breakers v Sky Blue FC
Meanwhile Sam Kerr and her Western New York Flash continued their pre-season tune up with a 4 – 0 win over Ohio State University in another dominant performance. Kerr was again on the scoreboard as she headed home Mexican international Veronica Perez's free kick for the first goal of the match in the 42nd minute.
30 March 2013: Match Report – WNY Flash v Ohio State University
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