- Portland Thorns FC rise to the top of the power rankings despite Sophia Smith's injury
- Washington Spirit and OL Reign see shifts in their rankings
- Upcoming games and playoff positioning are discussed in the article
The Portland Thorns rise in the NWSL Power Rankings despite Sophia Smith’s injury, while OL Reign slip. Ashley Sanchez shines for the Washington Spirit, and the North Carolina Courage and NJ/NY Gotham FC struggle. Abby Dahlkemper’s return boosts the San Diego Wave FC, while rookie Messiah Bright impresses for the Orlando Pride. The Kansas City Current remain in playoff contention, and the Houston Dash and Chicago Red Stars continue to struggle in the season.
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