Here is your Aussies Abroad Wrap for 22 – 28 July 2014.


Battling for the finals, the Washington Spirit and the Portland Thorns played out a tense 1-1 draw.

Stephanie Catley played a full match and provided an assist for Alex Morgan to open the scoring. It was Catley's fourth assist of the season, third in as many matches and her third for a Morgan goal.

While Lisa De Vanna provided attacking impetus in her 69 minutes, she was unable to get on the scoreboard with Jodie Taylor netting the equalizer; her 11th of the season.

The Western New York Flash's finals chances were dealt a heavy blow as they were defeated 4-2 by the Boston Breakers.

Four points off 4th place, it leaves Sam Kerr and Teigen Allen's side with some work to do with four matches to play.

Kerr played the full match while Allen was an unused substitute.

Emily Van Egmond played 76 minutes in the Chicago Red Stars' 0-0 draw with the Houston Dash. While handy, the point keeps the Red Stars just outside of the finals places.

Katrina Gorry and Caitlin Foord played full matches as FC Kansas City accounted for Sky Blue FC 2-1.

Stephanie Catley's Portland Thorns backed up their draw with the Spirit with a daunting road trip to face the ladder leaders Seattle Reign.

The Reign proved too good taking out the match 5-0, with Catley playing the whole match, although the defender appeared to have pulled up sore post game.

While Colorado Pride may have finished outside of the finals series, the USL W-League newcomers were rewarded for a strong inaugural season with Chloe Logarzo named Rookie of the Year and her coach, and fellow Australian, Daniel Clitnovic named Coach of the Year.


Caitlin Friend and Danielle Brogan were in the thick of the action as Notts County drew 1-1 away to perennial heavyweights Arsenal.

Brogan was involved early when Arsenal's Danielle Carter was deemed to have been fouled under the defender's pressure with Arsenal converting the spot kick.

Friend was busy throughout the match with her delivery creating numerous headaches for Arsenal and chances for the Magpies. Notts County eventually equalized late for a well-earned point.


The three Aussies in the Nadeshiko League, Clare Polkinghorne (INAC Kobe), Tameka Butt and Elise Kellond-Knight (both Iga FC) finally met over the weekend.

For a Brisbane trio used to being on the same side at club and national team level, it was a strange occurrence.


Unfortunately it was a familiar tale for Kellond-Knight and Butt's Iga FC as their opening goal was cancelled out to see Polkinghorne's INAC Kobe take the points with a comeback 2-1 win.