Things are starting to settle down for the league now in week three. A few big national team names were out this week due to injury and
Samantha Mewis: Sam Mewis is still doing the hard work of trying to push WNY forward but it was all for naught against Washington, even though WNY were a bit unlucky to come away with such a harsh result.
Jaelene Hinkle: Hinkle was back after a toe injury kept her out last week and got a full 90 against Washington.
Crystal Dunn: Dunn had an assist on one of two Diana Matheson goals, feeding the Canadian international in the 4' with a beautiful ball through the WNY back line.
Ali Krieger: Typically dependable as ever.
Morgan Brian: Did not play, still coming back to full match fitness after a hamstring injury.
Carli Lloyd: Out with an MCL injury another 2-5 weeks.
Kelley O'Hara: O'Hara pressed as high as she could against Houston and helped keep that scoreline at 0-0 even though Houston outshot Sky Blue 20 to 6, but she wasn't as involved in the attack as she could or should have been.
Boston Breakers 0 - 1 Portland Thorns
Whitney Engen: She kept the Breakers back line together to help absorb a lot of the Thorns' attack, much of which came quickly on the transition.
Tobin Heath: Once again the creative force behind the Thorns' scoring; Heath not only worked to create through the midfield, but got the assist on a free kick that led to the Thorns' only goal.
Lindsey Horan: Horan had a quieter game than Heath as she ran into trouble in the Breakers midfield.
Meghan Klingenberg: For all her dashing runs forward, Klingenberg's most pivotal moment on the night came when she earned a foul on the corner of the 18, which set up the free kick that led to the goal.
Chicago Red Stars 1 - 0 Orlando Pride
Christen Press: She grabbed the only goal in the game to win it for Chicago with a nicely timed run on a free kick.
Julie Johnston: Johnston was a scratch before the game due to injury. She was listed as "probable" on the injury report for the week with left adductor pain.
Alyssa Naeher: Another clean sheet for Naeher, who had four saves.
Alex Morgan: Morgan was limited to just one shot in the game; Orlando will have to find a way to either get her the ball more often or exploit the space she creates with her runs and positioning.
Ashlyn Harris: The scoreline could have been worse; Harris had five saves, including a snappy one in the 56' deflecting a low hard shot on goal.
Seattle Reign 1 - 0 FC Kansas City
Hope Solo: She was in Washington D.C. at the White House Correspondents' Dinner the night before the game but it was fine as she was only called on to make one save, a tricky bouncing ball she was forced to deflect over.
Heather O'Reilly: An out-of-position O'Reilly registered FCKC's only shot on goal for the game, which should kind of tell you how it went overall.
Becky Sauerbrunn: A solid 90 from Sauerbrunn, who couldn't do much on that Kim Little goal.