In Germany, Wolfsburg edged Hoffenheim in a key clash near the top of the table while Manchester City asserted local dominance over Manchester United in England. Barcelona are still rolling in Spain and some college draft picks are into their spring seasons.
The Latest: Only two matches got off the mark last week, but one of them saw Wolfsburg go nine points clear in second place after defeating Hoffenheim, 1-0. Svenja Huth scored the only goal of the game in the 55th minute. In the other match, leaders Bayern Munich drilled Bremen, 7-0.
|Brighton & Hove Albion||4||8||3||11||30||15|
|West Ham United||2||9||2||14||30||8|
The Latest: Manchester City dealt their crosstown rivals United a major blow to their title hopes with a 3-0 dismantling. Meanwhile leaders Chelsea won twice, 3-0 over Arsenal and 5-0 at Bristol City. For more check out Emily Dulhanty’s last FA WSL Week in Review.
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|Deportivo de La Coruña||3||13||2||21||49||11|
The Latest: Levante overcame a dodgy start to rally to a 3-2 win over Real Sociedad to maintain control of second place. Levante were behind after 12 minutes and 2-1 after 24. Alba Redondo scored the lone second half goal to decide it. Real Madrid lost some ground through a 1-1 draw at Sevilla. Real went ahead after 6 minutes but Lucia Ramirez Ramos equalized in the 28th and there were no more goals to be found.
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Abby Dahlkemper (Courage, rights) played all 90 minutes in Manchester City’s 3-0 beatdown of Manchester United. Rose Lavelle (Reign, rights) came in for the last five minutes to help mop it up. Sam Mewis (Courage, rights) sat out with an ankle injury and will no longer be part of the U.S. roster for the SheBelieves Cup. Christen Press (Louisville, rights) went all the way for United but Tobin Heath (Louisville, rights) remains injured… Claire Emslie (Pride, rights) played 70 minutes in Everton’s 1-1 draw with Reading. Jess Fishlock (Reign) went all the way for Reading… Sam Kerr (Red Stars, rights) played 172 minutes over two matches against Bristol City and Arsenal and found the back of the net once, against Bristol. Caitlin Foord (Louisville, rights) has a knee injury and missed Arsenal’s loss to Chelsea… Emily Van Egmond (Pride, rights) played 90 minutes for West Ham in a losing effort (1-0) to Brighton & Hove Albion.
Mallory Weber (Kansas City) played 77 minutes in Adelaide’s 2-1 win over Canberra that moved United closer to a first ever appearance in the W-League finals (playoffs).
Mikayla Colohan (Pride draft pick) played 90 minutes for BYU and won some good reviews despite a 2-1 loss to UCLA. For UCLA — Karina Rodriguez (Spirit, rights) and Lucy Parker (Kansas City draft pick) played the entire match and Delanie Sheehan (Sky Blue draft pick) was on for about 75 minutes… Jada Talley (Louisville, rights) scored an early goal for Arizona on a shot from a tight angle while Jill Aguilera (Red Stars, rights) scored four minutes later and was named Woman of the Match (d. New Mexico State, 4-0)… Makamae Gomera-Stevens (Red Stars draft pick) had a goal and an assist in a strong showing for Washington State, 4-1 winners over Eastern Washington. Brianna Alger (Dash draft pick) did not play for Washington State… Jimena Lopez (Reign draft pick) played 90 minutes for Eibar who were reduced to nine women during a 2-1 loss to Granadilla Tenerife in Spain.
*Catch up on the action down in Liga MX Femenil (Mexico) with Rachael Kriger’s latest roundup.
*France did not have any matches scheduled last week
— Isabella Valeriano Munson contributed to this report