VENUE: Rio Tinto Stadium
North Carolina Courage avenged their 2017 NWSL Championship defeat to Portland Thorns with a dominant victory in Portland in the 2018 final.
Defending champs Portland defeated the Seattle Reign, while North Carolina beat the Chicago Red Stars to set up a rematch of last year's NWSL championship game.
South Africa's road to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup starts on Wednesday when they play their opening match of the COSAFA Women's Championship.
South Africa team captain Janine van Wyk has seemingly announced the end of her tenure with National Women's Soccer League side Houston Dash.
Matildas star Hayley Raso could miss a mooted friendly showdown with England after fracturing her back in a National Women's Soccer League game.
The Portland Thorns' victory over Sky Blue FC on Wednesday was interrupted four times as players were given breaks because of poor air quality.