With the season having wrapped up a few weeks ago, it's time to focus on the long few months until April and Season 6 of the NWSL. Quick recap of the offseason so far: The USWNT took on Korea Republic in 2 matches, both wins for the US. While Taylor Smith was forced to withdraw from the roster due to that cheap shot from Tobin Heath in the final, Abby Dahlkemper, Sam Mewis and Lynn Williams did get to represent in both games, with McCall Zerboni receiving a call for the second match and making her international debut in Cary. Mewis scored a brace and Williams added a goal of her own for a Courage hat trick, while Dahlkemper played the full 90 in both matches. The US finishes the year with a 2 game series against Canada in November, and several Courage players are expected to be named for that roster. Denise O'Sullivan represented Republic of Ireland for a World Cup qualifier against Slovakia and played the full 90, scoring the opening goal in a 2-0 victory. ROI's next qualifier is in the Netherlands on November 28. Makenzy Doniak and Ashley Hatch have joined Adelaide United and Melbourne City on loan in the W-League. While Adelaide has a bye for Round 1, City started their season with a 4-1 loss to Perth Glory, with Hatch playing the full 90 for City. Round 2 will see City face off against Melbourne Victory, while Adelaide opens their season against Western Sydney Wanderers. Finally, the Courage announced their first offseason roster moves. Mewis, Williams, and Sabrina D'Angelo are listed as federation players, while Steph Ochs was placed on the waiver wire and Nora Holstad is expected to announce her retirement. All other rostered players have either had their options exercised or been offered new contracts for 2018. The team did not make any selections in the waiver draft.