BOYDS — Playing against a team that had a seven-game losing streak with a rookie keeper in the net, during an incredible downpour of rain, the Washington Spirit lost yet another match.The Chicago Red Stars handed the Spirit another defeat, 2-0, on the Spirit’s home turf no less, and ready to start a winning streak. The Red Stars head back to Chicago with 3 new points towards improvement in the National Women’s Soccer League standings while the Spirit picked up zero.Locally the weather has been nothing but wet all week and match day was no exception. Partly sunny skies during on field warmups turned cloudy when dark storm clouds marched in from the East. As the teams stood for the playing of the national anthem ready for the start of the game, the rain began. Like an omen of more woe to come, the high-tech SoccerPlex lightning-detection system sounded the nerve-jolting claxon of horns throughout the arena, indicating to everyone that all fields at the SoccerPlex were … [Read more...] about Chicago Red Stars hand Washington Spirit another loss, 2-0
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During the wind and rain at Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, the Washington Spirit played the Chicago Red Stars to a draw, 1-1.Starting hard and fast, the Washington Spirit (1-2-2) gained control of the ball and scored the first goal of the match early on against the Chicago Red Stars (2-1-3). In the fourth minute, Spirit forward and U.S. international player Mallory Pugh brought the ball on a solo trip up the right side of the field, turned toward net at the penalty box and crossed the ball right in front of Red Star keeper Alyssa Naehr.Open Spirit forward Frannie Ordega collected the ball just outside the frame and booted it and herself into the back of the net. The ball got to the back of the net first. In a surprise repeat of an early goal in another recent match, the Spirit had cashed in on an early opportunity, stunning the opposition. Ordgea scored her third goal in three matches, and the Spirit were up one to nil over the Red Stars with 86 long minutes ahead of them. Undaunted, … [Read more...] about Washington Spirit play Chicago Red Stars to a draw
After their match was moved do to Hurricane Florence battering the east coast, the Chicago Red Stars and North Carolina Courage have flown west to play their National Women's Soccer League semifinal matchup in Portland on Tuesday with kickoff at 6 p.m. PST. The winner of Tuesday's game will advance to face the Portland Thorns in the 2018 NWSL Championship Game on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Providence Park. Portland bested Seattle 2-1 over the weekend to reach the final once again after winning the NWSL title in 2017. Here's a look at live updates and highlights from the game which will begin at kickoff: A Twitter List by timfsbrown How to watch What: The first-place North Carolina Courage will host the fourth-place Chicago Red Stars in the semifinal round of the 2018 NWSL playoffs. When: Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. PST. Where: Providence Park in Portland, Oregon. Tickets: $10 general admission TV … [Read more...] about North Carolina Courage vs Chicago Red Stars in NWSL Semifinals: Live updates, TV channel, how to watch online
Saturday Night Live at Providence Park. Star studded and hella fun! The Portland Thorns made a two-goal comeback to tie the Chicago Red Stars 2-2 on Saturday night. HOLY HOT DAMN—WE GOT OURSELVES A PLAYOFF PRESS! This was the Thorns first home game in over a month and fans were absolutely MANIACAL about their return. RED SMOKE MADNESS! I for one have been looking forward to this match. Sure, the summer has been great (wildfire smokey and white wine spritzer heavy) out here in Portland—but nothing beats a summer Saturday with a Thorns game to prep for! I fell right back into my pre-home game routine with house chores and an overly emotional viewing of a movie. Nothing, and I mean nothing, fuels a star-studded forceful female sporting event than a handful of HARD CRIES WHILE WATCHING Steel Magnolias. OMG, when they are at the graveyard and M'Lnn loses her shit. I CAN'T KEEP IT TOGETHER! And neither can the RED STARS. HIGH STEAKS AND POTATOES BIG FAT BOOTY BUT—that … [Read more...] about Thorns Come Back for 2-2 Draw Against Chicago Red Stars!
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. — The Chicago Red Stars appear to have the Utah Royals' number. Chicago rolled to a 2-0 victory Saturday night in Toyota Park, handing URFC just its third loss of the season. The Red Stars also spoiled Utah's home opener with a 1-0 win on April 14. Utah came in to the match on a two-game winning streak and had most of the possession in the first half. Katrina Gorry had a free header in the 10th minute but could only manage to direct the shot at the Red Stars' goalkeeper. The Red Stars came out firing in the second half with a barrage of shots at Abby Smith's goal. Chicago finally broke through in the 62nd minute when center back Kathleen Naughton headed a looping shot from a free kick. Smith, who has five shutouts on the season, nearly saved the shot, hitting her head on the goal post in the process. Comment on this story Just eight minutes later, Vanessa Di Bernardo hit the back of the net with a hard shot from the top of the penalty area. Laura Harvey's club … [Read more...] about Chicago Red Stars shut out Utah 2-0, snapping the Royals’ 2-game winning streak