The first match of the season took place between the defending NWSL Champions, the NC Courage, and the Chicago Red Stars.

Sam Kerr, a forward for the Red Stars, wasted no time and netted the first goal of the NWSL season in the 26th minute.

Kerr was able to get in behind the defense and buried the ball into the lower left of the goal.  It was the first goal of the NWSL season and her 60th NWSL career goal.

Late in the game with the score tied up at 1-1 Kerr received a cross inside the six-yard box.  Leaping into the air she nearly gave the Red Stars the lead but was denied by the crossbar.

The game eventually ended in a 1-1 draw.

The second game of the season saw the Washington Spirit took on Sky Blue FC. 

Amy Harrison and Chloe Logarzo joined the Spirit this season, but neither saw action in the match. Harrison was an unused sub and Logarzo was not available for the game.  The Spirit defeated Sky Blue 2-0.

The next day in league play had the Orlando Pride host the Portland Thorns.  Caitlin Foord was able to score her first goal in the NWSL late in the first half. 

A perfectly tapped ball near the top of the six yard box was placed at Foord’s feet where she shot the ball passed the goalkeeper in the left corner.

With the 1-0 lead to start the second half, Foord added an assist to her score sheet. She had a one touch cross to her teammate Tobin Heath who heel flicked the ball into the net.