With just one weekend left of club matches before the Matildas join up in Turkey, it's getting down to the pointy end for World Cup selection.
Another highly completive week in the NWSL saw few goals and close games all across the league.
The first game of the week had the Chicago Red Stars travel to the Utah Royals. Sam Kerr almost gave the Red Stars the early lead when a turnover at midfield led to Kerr on a fast break. She dribbled the ball into the box, but her shot was blocked by the outstretched goalkeeper.
Just before halftime, the Red Stars had a player sent off in the 43rd minute and they spent the rest of the game down a player.
The Red Stars held their own and even had scoring opportunities but ultimately the Utah Royals were able to capitalize on the player advantage and finally scored a goal in the 84th minute. Kerr once again played a full 90 minutes for the Red Stars.
The next day the Washington Spirit hosted the Reign FC. The game was evenly matched with both teams having scoring chances. Combined, the two teams had a total of 33 shots.
Chloe Logarzo, who made her debut for Spirit in the 66th minute, created a spark for her team. She showed a little bit of offensive flare nutmegging a defender at the top of the box late in the game but couldn’t quite convert the opportunity.
The game eventually ended in a 0-0 tie.
Amy Harrison started and put in 46 minutes for Spirit before being subbed off. Meanwhile, Elise Kellond-Knight was subbed into the game in the 72nd minute for the Reign.
Lydia Williams was an unused sub for the Reign and Steph Catley is still unavailable with an injury.
The final game of the weekend took place between the Orlando Pride and the Houston Dash. The Dash were able to get out to an early lead when they netted a goal in the seventh minute.