With NWSL action back on, Sam Kerr wasted no time spreading fear into opposing defences. Kerr had two goals by half-time for Chicago Red Stars as they cruised to a 3-0 win over Houston Dash.

Our Aussies at the Portland Thorns suffered a title chasing set-back. Ellie Carpenter started and played 75 minutes, Hayley Raso played 87 minutes and Caitlin Foord was a second half substitute are they lost 1-0 to Utah Royals.

Steph Catley played a full match for Reign FC as they were won 3-1 against Orlando Pride for whom Alanna Kennedy played a full game.

In Germany Emily Gielnik made her debut for European heavyweights Bayern Munich. She started and played 63 minutes in their 5-0 DFB Pokal win over Eintracht Frankfurt.

In Norway Tameka Yallop played a full match as Klepp IL were smahed 4-0 away from home to Valarenga. The loss sends Klepp down to fourth place in the table. Aivi Luik played 9 minutes for Avaldsnes as they defeated Speed 3-0. 

In Spain Alex Chidiac was absent from Atletico Madrid's 1-0 opening round win against Sporting Huelva. 

In England Jacynta Galaabraarradchchi made her FA Women's Super League debut for West Ham as a 57th minute substitute. West Ham went down 2-1 away to Joe Montemurro's Arsenal. 

In the American College system Teagan Micah played a full match while Rachel Lowe was absent as UCLA lost 2-0 to Santa Clara. 

Micah also broke another college record, earning her 8th Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the week in her career. 

Teresa Morrissey played a full game in between the sticks as Rhode Island drew 1-1 with Pittsburgh.