Chicago Red Stars CHI

9‑5‑10 , 5‑3‑4 Home

5
Final
Tue, Sep 4

Sky Blue FCNJ

1‑17‑6 , 0‑8‑4 Away

0

Toyota Park

Bridgeview, Illinois

Attendance: 2,974

Red Stars clinch the final playoff spot with 5-0 win over Sky Blue FC

Alyssa Mautz, Sam Kerr, Rosie White and Michele Vasconcelos scored for the Red Stars

Alyssa Mautz scored her fourth and fifth goals of the season. (Photo credit: isiphotos.com)

The Chicago Red Stars punched their ticket to the 2018 NWSL playoffs with a 5-0 victory over Sky Blue FC at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois. Alyssa Mautz led the way for her team — scoring twice and helping the Red Stars secure their postseason berth. It’s the fourth consecutive postseason appearance for the Red Stars.

Sam Kerr, Rosie White and Michele Vasconcelos also scored for the Red Stars in their final regular season home game.

The Red Stars are now on a seven-game unbeaten streak (4-0-3) and head into their final match of the season at 9-4-10 overall with 37 points. This win keeps Rory Dames’ squad in the running for the No. 3 seed – currently held by Portland Thorns FC with 39 points. Tuesday’s win also knocked Utah Royals FC from playoff contention.

Sky Blue FC played their second game in three days and remain in search of their first win of the season at stay in last place in the standings at 0-17-6.

Mautz entered Wednesday’s match with three goals and three assists on the season and now trails just Sam Kerr (14 goals) on her team for goals this season — Mautz now has five.

The midfielder opened up the scoring on the night in the 18th minute. Arin Gilliland made a long, lofted cross from the left side of the pitch into the path of Mautz crashing the far post. Mautz headed it home to make it 1-0.

Usually for the Red Stars, it’s the usual Yuki Nagasato and Sam Kerr combination play that opens up the scoring gates, but Tuesday night it was all about the Gilliland and Mautz show. Gilliland played in Mautz again to start the second half for her second of the night in the 47th minute. This time Gilliland’s service required Mautz to dive and finish near post.

Gilliland finished the match with two assists, eight crosses and a game-high 87 touches.

It wouldn’t be right if Kerr didn’t finish on the night. Kerr got one of her own in the 64th minute following strong individual work from Brooke Elby in the midfield, eventually leading into a near post service to Kerr’s head. Kerr headed in her 15th goal of the season and currently leads the Golden Boot race. Kerr finished the match with eight shots, one assist and three key passes.

Sky Blue tried to hold on throughout the match and had moments of defensive brilliance from goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan and center back Mandy Freeman. In the 76th minute, Kerr had a breakaway chance and slipped in Nagasato who took a wide-open shot, but Sheridan made a leaping one-handed save to deny Nagasato her first goal of the night.

Before Kerr’s goal, Freeman made a highlight-worthy sliding goal-line clearance to deny Nagasato a chance to tap one past Red Stars goalkeeper Emily Boyd. Freeman made two blocks and three clearances on the night and Sheridan made five saves.

In the 79th minute, Rosie White made her 10th appearance and subbed in for Nagasato. Practically upon entering the pitch, White managed to get in behind Sky Blue’s backline and finish off her first goal of the season. White tapped one in past Sheridan after Kerr chested her the ball at the top of the box.

The Red Stars weren’t done just yet and sealed the game at 5-0 thanks to a Michele Vasconcelos finish in the 97th minute. This was Vasconcelos’ first goal of her NWSL career.

The Red Stars held the better of the possession at 58.8% to Sky Blue’s 41.2%. In just her second start in net for the Red Stars, Boyd earned her second clean sheet and made one save.

Sky Blue’s finale will be against the Orlando Pride on Saturday, and Chicago’s last regular season match will be on the road against Utah Royals FC on Saturday.

 

This story will be updated.

Chicago Red Stars

21

Emily Boyd

Goalkeeper
3

Arin Gilliland

Defender
14

Sarah Gorden

Defender
5

Kathleen Naughton

Defender
23

Brooke Elby

Defender
10

Vanessa DiBernardo

Midfielder
  74'
2

Nikki Stanton

Midfielder
24

Danielle Colaprico

Midfielder
4

Alyssa Mautz

Midfielder
  18', 46'
12

Yuki Nagasato

Striker
  79'
20

Sam Kerr

Striker
  84'   64'

substitutes

26

Joanna Boyles

Substitute
29

Chandra Eigenberger

Substitute
28

Zoey Goralski

Substitute
99

Ryann Torrero

Substitute
15

Michele Vasconcelos

Substitute
  74'   90 + 7'
22

Rosie White

Substitute
  79'   80'
25

Erin Yenney

Substitute
  84'

manager

 

Rory Dames

Manager

Sky Blue FC

1

Kailen Sheridan

Goalkeeper
9

Amanda Frisbie

Defender
17

Dominique Richardson

Defender
22

Mandy Freeman

Defender
  78'
8

Erica Skroski

Defender
31

Christina Gibbons

Midfielder
16

Sarah Killion

Midfielder
11

Raquel Rodriguez

Midfielder
73

Madison Tiernan

Midfielder
  46'
2

McKenzie Meehan

Striker
  66'
6

Shea Groom

Striker

substitutes

15

Eliza Bona

Substitute
  66'
27

Caroline Casey

Substitute
18

Gabriella Cuevas

Substitute
24

Nickolette Driesse

Substitute
7

Jennifer Hoy

Substitute
  46'
29

Amandine Pierre-Louis

Substitute
  78'
13

Rebekah Stott

Substitute

manager

 

Denise Reddy

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Chicago Red Stars 5, Sky Blue 0.

90'+8'

END 2

Second Half ends, Chicago Red Stars 5, Sky Blue 0.

90'+7'

GOAL

Goal! Chicago Red Stars 5, Sky Blue 0. Michele Vasconcelos (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rosie White with a through ball.

90'+6'

FREE KICK WON

Katie Naughton (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+6'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (Sky Blue).

90'+6'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

90'+6'

FREE KICK WON

Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90'+4'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Kailen Sheridan tries a through ball, but Shea Groom is caught offside.

90'+1'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Brooke Elby (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90'+1'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Rosie White (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

90'

FREE KICK WON

Michele Vasconcelos (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Amandine Pierre-Louis (Sky Blue).

88'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Rosie White (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

88'

MISS

Attempt missed. Erin Yenney (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Danielle Colaprico with a cross following a corner.

87'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Amandine Pierre-Louis.

85'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rosie White (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

84'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Erin Yenney replaces Samantha Kerr.

82'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Brooke Elby (Chicago Red Stars).

82'

FREE KICK WON

Christina Gibbons (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the left wing.

80'

GOAL

Goal! Chicago Red Stars 4, Sky Blue 0. Rosie White (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Samantha Kerr.

79'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Rosie White replaces Yuki Nagasato.

78'

MISS

Attempt missed. Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

78'

MISS

Attempt missed. Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

78'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Amandine Pierre-Louis replaces Mandy Freeman.

78'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

77'

START DELAY

Delay in match Mandy Freeman (Sky Blue) because of an injury.

77'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Kailen Sheridan.

77'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Samantha Kerr.

75'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars).

75'

FREE KICK WON

Shea Groom (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the left wing.

74'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Michele Vasconcelos replaces Vanessa Di Bernardo.

73'

FREE KICK WON

Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (Sky Blue).

72'

MISS

Attempt missed. Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Danielle Colaprico with a cross.

69'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

69'

START DELAY

Delay in match Mandy Freeman (Sky Blue) because of an injury.

66'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Eliza Bona replaces McKenzie Meehan.

64'

GOAL

Goal! Chicago Red Stars 3, Sky Blue 0. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Brooke Elby with a cross.

63'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Brooke Elby.

62'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Vanessa Di Bernardo tries a through ball, but Samantha Kerr is caught offside.

61'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars).

61'

FREE KICK WON

Erica Skroski (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60'

FREE KICK WON

Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jennifer Hoy (Sky Blue).

59'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. McKenzie Meehan tries a through ball, but Jennifer Hoy is caught offside.

58'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

56'

START DELAY

Delay in match Sarah Gorden (Chicago Red Stars) because of an injury.

56'

FREE KICK WON

Sarah Gorden (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (Sky Blue).

54'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Shea Groom (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

54'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

52'

START DELAY

Delay in match Shea Groom (Sky Blue) because of an injury.

52'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alyssa Mautz with a cross.

51'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars).

51'

FREE KICK WON

Amanda Frisbie (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Brooke Elby with a cross.

48'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Yuki Nagasato.

46'

GOAL

Goal! Chicago Red Stars 2, Sky Blue 0. Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Arin Gilliland with a cross.

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Jennifer Hoy replaces Madison Tiernan.

START

Second Half begins Chicago Red Stars 1, Sky Blue 0.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Chicago Red Stars 1, Sky Blue 0.

45'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Vanessa Di Bernardo tries a through ball, but Samantha Kerr is caught offside.

44'

MISS

Attempt missed. Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

43'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

43'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Yuki Nagasato.

40'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Vanessa Di Bernardo with a cross following a corner.

40'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by McKenzie Meehan.

39'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

32'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars).

32'

FREE KICK WON

Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Alyssa Mautz tries a through ball, but Yuki Nagasato is caught offside.

28'

MISS

Attempt missed. Shea Groom (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Dominique Richardson following a set piece situation.

28'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars).

28'

FREE KICK WON

Shea Groom (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26'

MISS

Attempt missed. Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Amanda Frisbie.

23'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Yuki Nagasato tries a through ball, but Samantha Kerr is caught offside.

19'

MISS

Attempt missed. McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Dominique Richardson following a set piece situation.

19'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

19'

FREE KICK WON

McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18'

GOAL

Goal! Chicago Red Stars 1, Sky Blue 0. Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars) header from the right side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Arin Gilliland with a cross.

17'

FREE KICK WON

Sarah Gorden (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (Sky Blue).

14'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Yuki Nagasato with a through ball.

14'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Yuki Nagasato.

9'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

6'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Yuki Nagasato.

3'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Amanda Frisbie tries a through ball, but McKenzie Meehan is caught offside.

2'

FREE KICK WON

Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

CHI
KO HT FT 90+
46
Hoy 7
Tiernan 73
66
Bona 15
Meehan 2
74
Vasconcelos 15
DiBernardo 10
78
Pierre-Louis 29
Freeman 22
79
White 22
Nagasato 12
84
Yenney 25
Kerr 20
18
goal

Alyssa Mautz 4

Assisted by: Arin Gilliland 3

46
goal

Alyssa Mautz 4

Assisted by: Arin Gilliland 3

64
goal

Sam Kerr 20

Assisted by: Brooke Elby 23

80
goal

Rosie White 22

Assisted by: Sam Kerr 20

90 +7
goal

Michele Vasconcelos 15

Assisted by: Rosie White 22

NJ

Goals & Assists

18′ Chicago Red Stars
Alyssa Mautz
Assisted by: Arin Gilliland
46′ Chicago Red Stars
Alyssa Mautz
Assisted by: Arin Gilliland
64′ Chicago Red Stars
Sam Kerr
Assisted by: Brooke Elby
80′ Chicago Red Stars
Rosie White
Assisted by: Sam Kerr
90 + 7′ Chicago Red Stars
Michele Vasconcelos
Assisted by: Rosie White

Disciplinary

NONE

Substitutions

46′ Sky Blue FC
  Jennifer Hoy
  Madison Tiernan
66′ Sky Blue FC
  Eliza Bona
  McKenzie Meehan
74′ Chicago Red Stars
  Michele Vasconcelos
  Vanessa DiBernardo
78′ Sky Blue FC
  Amandine Pierre-Louis
  Mandy Freeman
79′ Chicago Red Stars
  Rosie White
  Yuki Nagasato
84′ Chicago Red Stars
  Erin Yenney
  Sam Kerr


CHI

Match Statistics


NJ

25
Shots
4
11
Shots On Goal
1
3
Shots Blocked
0
5
Corners
0
29
Crosses
1
4
Offsides
3
9
Fouls
6
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
518
Total Passes
375
84.0%
Passing Accuracy
72.8%
58.8%
Possession
41.2%
57
Duels Won
42
14
Tackles Won
13
1
Saves
5
8
Clearances
16

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
3 D Arin Gilliland 90 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 0
14 D Sarah Gorden 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
5 D Kathleen Naughton 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
23 D Brooke Elby 90 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0
10 M Vanessa DiBernardo 74 0 0 1 1 2 0 3 0
2 M Nikki Stanton 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
24 M Danielle Colaprico 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 1
4 M Alyssa Mautz 90 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
12 F Yuki Nagasato 79 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 1
20 F Sam Kerr 84 1 1 8 2 0 3 0 0
26 S Joanna Boyles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 S Chandra Eigenberger 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 S Zoey Goralski 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
99 S Ryann Torrero 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Michele Vasconcelos 16 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
22 S Rosie White 11 1 1 4 3 0 0 0 0
25 S Erin Yenney 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
21 G Emily Boyd 90 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
9 D Amanda Frisbie 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
17 D Dominique Richardson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 D Mandy Freeman 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 D Erica Skroski 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
31 M Christina Gibbons 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
16 M Sarah Killion 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
11 M Raquel Rodriguez 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
73 M Madison Tiernan 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2 F McKenzie Meehan 66 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
6 F Shea Groom 90 0 0 2 1 0 1 4 2
15 S Eliza Bona 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 S Caroline Casey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 S Gabriella Cuevas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 S Nickolette Driesse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 S Jennifer Hoy 45 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
29 S Amandine Pierre-Louis 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
13 S Rebekah Stott 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Kailen Sheridan 90 5 25 5 0 0 0 0

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