There will be 13 Matildas in the NWSL this season.

Sam Kerr (Chicago Red Stars), Kyah Simon, Clare Polkinghorne (Houston Dash), Alanna Kennedy, Emily van Egmond (Orlando Pride), Ellie Carpenter, Caitlin Foord, Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns), Lydia Williams, Steph Catley and Elise Kellond Knight (Reign FC) have all returned to their clubs from 2018 while Sydney FC duo Chloe Logarzo and Amy Harrison join them in the competition at Washington Spirit.

The only out on the Matildas front is Katrina Gorry after the Utah Royals didn't exercise an option for a new contract.

The season begins on April 13 with Washington Spirit and Sky Blue FC and North Carolina Courage and Chicago Red Stars and will run until October. The final will be played on the 26th of the same month. 

There will be a break between June 3 and 14 for the FIFA Women's World Cup. For the Matildas players, this means another year full of high-level football, especially with their last group match scheduled for June 18 and with quarterfinals beginning on June 22. Coach Ante Milicic was focusing on preparing a pre-tournament camp for the team when he last spoke to media at the Cup of Nations, so they could be plucked from their NWSL teams earlier than expected. 

Unlike last season, there hasn't been mass movements from the internationals in the league like last season so teams have relatively been kept intact.

The biggest interruption to the NWSL pre-season, which began on March 4, has been World Cup preparations with the Algarve Cup, Cyprus Cup, Cup of Nations and SheBelieves Cup all on at the same time. Most players have now reported to pre-season camp.

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Toppserien (Norway)

Tameka Butt is back with Klepp IL in Norway's top division. It will be the midfielders third season with the club. In 2018, the side finished second in the Toppserien, 13 points behind LSK Kvinner, who reached the Champions League qualifying round.

The season starts on March 23 for Klepp and they will face Avaldnes IL before finishing on November 16. The competition takes a break between May 20 and July 26, presumably for the World Cup although last season they took a three week break during a similar period.

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Primera División (Spain)

Matildas midfielders Alex Chidiac (Atletico Madrid) and Aivi Luik (Levente) finish their season to finish in May. Both have seemingly enjoyed their time in Spain.

Atletico sits in first and will likely qualify for the UEFA Champions League against next season but Barcelona is on their heels with only five matches left. The team bowed out of the Champions League in the quarterfinals to Bundesliga's team VfL Wolfsburg 10-0 on aggregate. Atletico will feature in the Copa de la Reina de Fútbol final against Real Sociedad on May 11. 

For Levente, they sit third on the ladder, trailing Barcelona by 12 points while Athletic Bilbao are on their heels. If they are able to maintain their best finish since the introduction of the Primera División.

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