Western New York Flash vs. Washington Spirit
(7 p.m. ET; Sahlen’s Stadium; Rochester, N.Y.)
Following a 1-0 loss to Chicago last weekend, Samantha Mewis, Jaelene Hinkle and the Western New York Flash will return to Sahlen’s Stadium for its home opener on Friday night to host NWSL leaders Ali Krieger, Crystal Dunn and the undefeated Washington Spirit. Krieger notched her first goal since 2014 against Sky Blue FC last weekend, while Mewis has scored the Flash’s lone goal on the campaign.
Houston Dash vs. Sky Blue FC
(7:30 p.m. CT; BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas)
The Houston Dash and Sky Blue FC will look to bounce back from losses last weekend. The Dash will host Kelley O’Hara and Christie Rampone at BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday night. Morgan Brian made her season debut last week in the Dash’s loss to Orlando after recovering from a minor hamstring injury. She is expected to make her second start for Houston and first at home.
After an early first-half injury in Orlando, Dash and WNT midfielder Carli Lloyd has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 MCL sprain. She is expected to return in 3-6 weeks.
Boston Breakers vs. Portland Thorns FC
(5 p.m. ET; Jordan Field; Boston, Mass.)
In the second match of their four-game road trip, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Meghan Klingenberg, Allie Long, Emily Sonnett and the Portland Thorns FC will travel to the East Coast to take on Whitney Engen and the Boston Breakers, who are looking for their first points of the season. Horan leads the league with two goals in her debut season and Heath paces the league with three assists.
Chicago Red Stars vs. Orlando Pride
(5 p.m. CT; Toyota Park; Bridgeville, Ill.)
The Chicago Red Stars will host the Orlando Pride on Sunday afternoon at Toyota Park. Both teams are coming off big wins, including a record-breaking night for the Pride, in their home openers. Julie Johnston, Alyssa Naeher and Christen Press hope to continue a home winning streak, while Ashlyn Harris, Alex Morgan and the Pride will hope to earn a second consecutive victory. The match pits two WNT forwards against each other in Morgan and Press - each with a goal this season - and two goalkeepers in Harris and Naeher.
Seattle Reign FC vs. FC Kansas City
(4 p.m. PT; Memorial Stadium; Seattle, Wash.)
Hope Solo and Seattle Reign FC welcome FC Kansas City to Memorial Stadium on Sunday afternoon in search of their first win at home this season. Solo earned her first shutout against the Breakers in a 3-0 victory. Solo is one of only four goalkeepers who have recorded a shutout this season. Following their unfortunate week one loss to the Flash, and last weekend’s tie to the Thorns, Becky Sauerbrunn and Heather O’Reilly are determined to leave Seattle with three points in tow.