Matildas Abroad Preview: Rosengård and San Diego look to hold on to top spot in midweek action in Sweden and the USA

Midweek action in the NWSL and Damallsvenskan will see FC Rosengård and San Diego Wave FC attempt to hold on to the top of their table in their respective leagues. 

Kicking off in the USA, Emily van Egmond's San Diego Wave FC will be aiming to hang on to the top of the table when they host the Portland Thorns. 

Wave secured a late 2-2 draw against Kansas last weekend, to see them hold on to the top of the ladder in their inaugural season. 

Thorns and Wave, when meeting earlier in the NWSL season in the Challenge Cup, saw the Thorns win 3-2. Since then Wave has only faced two defeats, with van Egmond featuring in all regular-season games so far.

This game will kick off on Thursday at 12:00 pm AEST

Moving over to Sweden, Teagan Micah and Charli Grant's FC Rosengård take on 11th-placed Kalmar as they attempt to maintain their spot on the top of the table. 

Rosengård has not been defeated so far this season, collecting nine wins and three draws. Their latest result, a 4-3 win, saw them see off third-placed Linköpings FC. 

Micah and Grant both featured in their win last weekend, with this game kicking off on Thursday morning at 3:00 am AEST

Courtney Nevin and Kyra Cooney-Cross' Hammarby will then travel to take on KIF Örebro, as they search for their seventh win of the season. 

Nevin scored in back-to-back games when she found the net in Hammarby's 2-0 win over AIK on the weekend, while Cooney-Cross still awaits her debut in Sweden. 

This game will kick off on Thursday morning at 3:00 am AEST

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Meanwhile, Clare Polkinghorne and Katrina Gorry's Vittsjö GIK will host Kristianstads DFF as Vittsjö look for their seventh win of the season. 

Vittsjö currently sits just one point behind Kristianstads in fifth, hoping for three points to see them overtake them into the top four. 

This game will kick off on Thursday morning at 3:00 am AEST

The last game in Sweden will see Remy Siemsen's AIK host Piteå. Siemsen's side currently sits last on the ladder with only one win, however, are currently only six points outside of the relegation zone. 

Siemsen has yet to find her first goal in Sweden since making the move, going close in a number of games for her new side.  

This game will kick off on Friday morning at 2:00 am AEST.