1. First NWSL goals
Five players scored their first NWSL goals in Week 2, including two late goals that altered the result for their teams. North Carolina midfielder Debinha won the game for the Courage in the 81st minute and Orlando forward Danica Evans tied it in the 86th. Also scoring their first NWSL goals were Seattle rookies Katie Johnson and Kristen McNabb, as well as Spirit defender Line Sigvardsen Jensen.
2. So close There were almost two more first NWSL goals as Boston rookie forward Margaret Purce and Orlando forward Marta were this close to getting on the scoresheet. Both made great on their shots, but luck was not on their side.
— NWSL (@NWSL) April 22, 2017
3. Ironwoman Kasey Kallman
4. Shutdown mode
North Carolina Courage goalkeeper Sabrina D’Angelo has now started the season with back-to-back shutouts, but has only had to make one save as the North Carolina defense has been on lockdown, allowing just one shot on goal and six total shots in their two 1-0 wins over the Washington Spirit and Portland Thorns FC.
5. The NWSL tifo game is strong
— thrace (@thrace) April 23, 2017
6. Welcome back!
Spirit defender Caprice Dydasco tweeted that she is now cleared to play again after tearing her ACL in the NWSL Championship last October.
— Caprice Dydasco (@CapriceDydasco) April 25, 2017