Injured Super Falcons attacker Francisca Ordega in the early hours of Sunday returned to action for her team Washington Spirit.
Ordega who has been out of action for almost two months, underwent surgery on her injured knee.
She was introduced in the 89th minute for Allyser Kleiner in the 1-2 home defeat to Chicago Red star.
The forward was on a run of good form which saw her score two goals in two games.
She hopes to return to full fitness before the season comes to an end.