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USWNT players in NWSL: Week 8

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Another weekend, another five tight scorelines.

Boston Breakers 1 - 1 Washington Spirit

Whitney Engen: She took her place in a five-back formation and successfully strangled a lot of Washington's central attack.

Ali Krieger: She had to contend with a re-energized Stephanie McCaffrey and sometimes got caught higher in transition, but also dealt with increased Boston attack down her side.

Crystal Dunn: Even though she was plenty busy she couldn't quite break through Boston's shored-up defense, and her chances on goal were limited. She did make the cross that created the Spirit's goal though.

WNY Flash 1 - 0 Orlando Pride

Ashlyn Harris: Had a couple of great saves, including a great kick save late in the game, to keep the scoreline low, but seemed to slip a little on Makenzy Doniak's well-placed shot past her to the far post.

Alex Morgan: She worked the whole pitch and is obviously building a good connection with the other attackers like Jasmyne Spencer but couldn't manage to get off a decisive shot.

Samantha Mewis: She had some good picks on defense to break up Orlando play, as well as some piercing long balls searching for Flash runners.

Jaelene Hinkle: She had a long night battle Oralndo's Jasmyne Spencer and mostly came out even on balance.

Sky Blue FC 1 - 1 FC Kansas City

Kelley O'Hara: Continues to be one of the more attacking defenders in the league, although it does mean she's forced to use her speed to scramble back more often.

Heather O'Reilly: No good deed goes unpunished; O'Reilly came all the way back to help defend on a free kick into KC's box and ended up going bodily into Kelley O'Hara, which gave Sky Blue the penalty kick they needed to draw level. Unfortunately a great one-v-one from her later in the game saw her shot ricochet off a player instead of into goal.

Becky Sauerbrunn: She prevented what could have been a chaotic bouncy goal for Sky Blue during a scramble in the box and helped keep Sky Blue's shots down to half of FCKC's.

Chicago Red Stars 1 - 1 Portland Thorns

Julie Johnston: Kept mostly in good position to cut off passes and had a lot of nice steps to the ball for turnovers.

Alyssa Naeher: While she kept good control of her box for most of the game, her one mistake was a doozy as it cost the Red Stars a goal when Christine Sinclair pursued a ball and blocked Naeher's clearance, rebounding it into the net.

Christen Press: She was kept isolated for long stretches of time, although her involvement gradually increased throughout the game. Eventually she got the equalizing goal with a great run to get into good position and a nice high shot that AD Franch couldn't control.

Allie Long: She held the ball pretty well in tight spaces and pretty consistently found Nadia Nadim wide to help open up the attack.

Tobin Heath: She kept up her usual high-pressure tempo all game long, but had a few moments with too many touches on the ball.

Meghan Klingenberg: She moved well on the left with Tobin Heath and played pretty high for most of the game without getting caught out.

Lindsey Horan: Bit of an average game out of Horan, who as usual sat deeper than Long to patrol in front of the back line.

Seattle Reign 1 - 0 Houston Dash

Hope Solo: She had to smother a few balls but the Dash offense wasn't putting up much on the night.

Morgan Brian: She finally played a full 90 for Houston and was her usual quietly reliable self, which in itself is remarkable after a long recovery from a nagging hamstring injury.