Week 9 Rewind: Marta, Kerr, Hamilton net braces
Sky Blue FC and the Pride came away with Week 9 road wins
Marta and the Orlando Pride won on the road in Houston on Saturday night. (Photo credit: Wilf Thorne/isiphotos.com)
Marta and the Orlando Pride won on the road in Houston on Saturday night. (Photo credit: Wilf Thorne/isiphotos.com)

Orlando Pride forward Marta, Sky Blue FC forward Sam Kerr and North Carolina Courage forward Kristen Hamilton netted braces on Saturday as the NWSL returned to action for Week 9.


Take a look back at all the action.


Orlando Pride 4 Houston Dash 2


Marta scored two goals and added two assists, contributing on every Pride goal in the 4-2 over the Dash. Pride midfielder Camila opened the scoring on a brilliant strike from distance. Houston Dash forward Carli Lloyd made her 2017 NWSL debut following her stint with Manchester City, playing 73 minutes in her return to Houston.



Sky Blue FC 3 Portland Thorns FC 1


Sky Blue FC midfielder Raquel Rodriguez scored just 25 seconds into the match, tying the record for fastest goal in NWSL history, off an assist from Kerr. Kerr added two of her own late as Sky Blue stole all three points on the road in Portland.



North Carolina Courage 3 Boston Breakers 1


The Courage were without their dynamic duo up top of Lynn Williams and Jessica McDonald, but Hamilton scored her two goals just 13 minutes into the match to put North Carolina out front early. Rookie forward Ashley Hatch notched her second career goal in the win.


FC Kansas City 2 Seattle Reign FC 2


FC Kansas City forward Maegan Kelly scored the first goal of her NWSL career in the 84th minute as FCKC fought back for a 2-2 draw at home. The Reign have still never beaten the Blues on the road. Seattle looked like it would come away with the win after forward Nahomi Kawasumi’s 81st minute goal, but the Reign conceded the game-tying goal just three minutes later.


Chicago Red Stars 1 Washington Spirit 1

Christen Press’ 82nd minute penalty kick earned the Red Stars a draw, extending Chicago’s unbeaten streak to six games. Spirit forward Francisca Ordega opened the scoring and goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé added a few more great saves to her résumé, but it wasn’t enough for Washington to steal the win on the road.

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