In the NWSL the Portland Thorns extended their lead on top of the table with a 3-1 victory over Washington Spirit. 

Hayley Raso opened the scoring for the Thorns after five minutes with a beautiful curling shot with her left foot. It was a welcome return for Ellie Carpenter who started and played 61 minutes while Caitlin Foord was a 71st minute substitute. 

Elise Kellond-Knight was the only Aussie to start and played 64 minutes for Washington. Chloe Logarzo returned and was a 63rd minute sub while Amy Harrison watched from the bench.

Sam Kerr was back in the goals but Chicago Red Stars couldn't hold on to any points. Kerr netted a stoppage time equaliser, but her side were pegged back deep into the match. 

Alanna Kennedy played a full match despite Orlando Pride staying anchored to the bottom of the NWSL table in a 2-0 loss to the Utah Royals. 

Kennedy's Orlando teammate Emily Van Egmond received some troubling injury news midweek.


Matildas star set to miss NWSL season for surgery

Matildas and Orlando Pride stalwart Emily van Egmond has been ruled out of the rest of the NWSL season, returning to Australia for surgery on an ankle injury.

Steph Catley played a full 90 minutes for Seattle Reign as they drew 1-1 with Sky Blue FC. 

In Norway Tameka Yallop scored and played a full match for Klepp IL in their 3-1 victory over Avaldsnes for whom Aivi Luik was absent. 

In Croatia Laura Spiranovic was an unsued sub in ZNK Split's 7-2 UEFA Women's Champions League qualifier thrashing over Bettembourg. 

In Iceland Grace Maher played a full match as KR Reykjavik defeated IBV 4-2. 

In the U.S College system Rachel Lowe came on for UCLA Bruins as a substitute in a 4-1 friendly win over LMU.