There are three matches on tap this weekend to round-out week 9 of the NWSL season. We are hearing reports that NWSL players invited to the USWNT camp will be leaving on Monday and therefore we should be seeing all of those players in action for their respective clubs. The Australian National Team also announced their roster for upcoming friendlies vs New Zealand and Western New York Flash’s Samantha Kerr is part of the 21-player squad and should be in action this weekend as well.

Sky Blue FC (7-1-1 22pts) vs Western New York Flash (3-2-2 11pts)
Saturday, 7:00pm EDT
Yurcack Field / Piscataway, N.J.
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REFEREE: JOSH WILKENS (Fourth match of season / 8 yellow cards issued)

Injury Report:
BOS – Kelley O’Hara (probable), Brittany Bock (out)
WNY – Sarah Huffman (questionable), Alex Sahlen (probable)

Sky Blue FC comes into their match with the Flash after a dominating performance against the Boston Breakers. The Flash also come into the match after playing the Breakers but their match ended in a 2-2 draw after Jodi-Ann Robinson (WNY) found the back of the net with just seconds remaining to level the match.

What to Expect: Look for another battle between Australian National Team teammates Caitlin Foord (SBFC) and Samantha Kerr (WNY). In their last match Kerr took control and and helped the Flash to a 2-1 win. Once Kerr was subbed out in the 85th minute, Foord came to life but it was a little too late. However with being left off her national team’s roster for their upcoming matches against New Zealand, look for Foord to step up her play to show Westfield Matildas Head Coach Hesterine de Reus that it was a mistake to leave her off the roster. The same will go for Lisa De Vanna (SBFC) who also was left off the Matildas roster.

Score Prediction: 2-2 draw with De Vanna scoring two for SBFC and Wambach / Adriana scoring for the Flash.

Chicago Red Stars (1-4-2 5pts) vs Boston Breakers (3-2-3 12pts)
Sunday, 4:00pm EDT
Benedictine University Sports Complex / Lisle, IL
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REFEREE: KARI SEITZ (Fifth match of season / 10 yellow cards issued)

Injury Report:
CHI – Lydia Vandenbergh (probable), Erin McCleod (questionable), Leslie Osborne (questionable), Zakiya Bywaters (doubtful), Shannon Box (out)
BOS – Bianca D’Agostino (out)

Two old rivals from the days of the WPS, face off Sunday at Benedictine Sports Complex as the Chicago Red Star host the Boston Breakers.

These two teams have a history together but most recently Boston took the advantage with a 4-1 win in the third week of NWSL play. Five weeks later, and both teams might look slightly different then the ones we saw in their first match up.

Especially Chicago, who went their first six games without a win, until a surprising 2-0 victory in the Rose City last week on the back of strong performances by Taylor Vancil and Sonja Fuss. Vancil has been standout in her first two starts for the Red Stars, but with Erin McLeod returning from international duty, who will get the start against the relentless Boston offense that has 14 goals on the season?

Boston is on the back of two disappointing results, a 5-1 lose to Sky Blue and more recently a dramatic 2-2 tie with Western New York Flash. With the return of allocated player Sydney Leroux and Heather O’Reilly, Boston will be looking to produce more offense and return to their winning ways in hopes of retaining a playoff spot.

Seattle Reign FC (0-7-1 1pt) vs FC Kansas City (3-3-1 10pts)
Sunday, 10:00pm EDT
Starfire Stadium / Tukwila, Wash.
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REFEREE: KARA HONTHUMB (Third match of season / 1 yellow card issued)

Injury Report:
SEA – None.
FCKC – Renae Cuellar (doubtful)

FC Kansas City finishes up their West Coast tour after a hard-fought 4-3 loss to the Portland Thorns FC just four days ago. Reign FC comes into the match after a 1-0 loss to the Thorns that saw Hope Solo in goal for the first time this season.

What to Expect: FCKC will most likely be without one of their main scoring threats, Mexico National Teamer Renae Cuellar, who suffered a sprained left ankle and left MCL during the club’s match against the Thorns. This should definitely help out Reign’s defense that will be playing just their second match of the season with Solo in goal. Only problem for the Reign is that even without Cuellar streaking down the middle of the field, FCKC has a very dangerous offense that took 17 shots (8 on goal) on Karina LeBlanc with three of them finding the back of the net.

Score Prediction: 2-0 in favor of FC Kansas City with goals by Lauren Cheney and Sinead Farrelly.