Matildas Abroad Review: Wave take back top spot; Racing held to late draw

With the international break now over, our Matildas Abroad were back in action in the NWSL, with one side taking away a win and one side having to settle for a draw.

Emily van Egmond's San Diego Wave FC was looking to reclaim first place when they hosted the reigning NWSL champions Washington Spirit, Van Egmond started as Wave recorded their sixth win of the season in a 2-1 display over Spirit. 

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Wave FC was without a number of notable players, leading goalscorer Alex Morgan and starting keeper Kailen Sheridan both still on international duty, however, despite their absence Wave took a 2-0 lead into the break thanks to Makenzy Doniak and Isabella Briede. 

Spirit clawed a goal back through Jordan Baggett in her return, however, couldn't find the equaliser with Wave FC reclaiming first place. 

Moving over to the East Coast, Alex Chidiac's Racing Louisville took on Orlando Pride at Daytona International Speedway for a unique experience.

Chidiac started on the bench as Racing searched for their third win of the season, the visitors took a 1-0 lead into the break with a goal to Emina Ekic. Louisville added a second through Savannah DeMelo. Orlando was able to claw two goals back in the space of 10 minutes to see the game finish 2-2, with Racing collecting their fourth draw of the season. 

Alex Chidiac came off the bench in the 65th minute but was unable to help fashion the winner for her side.