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USWNT players in NWSL: Week 3

A lot of narrow results made for a tight weekend, unless you're Washington.

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

Western New York Flash 0 - 3 Washington Spirit

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.

Houston Dash 0 - 0 Sky Blue FC

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.