Chicago Red Stars CHI

7‑4‑9 , 4‑3‑4 Home

2
Final
Sun, Jul 1

Washington SpiritWAS

2‑15‑4 , 0‑10‑2 Away

0

Toyota Park

Bridgeview, Illinois

Attendance: 2,858

Nagasato’s diving header seals 2-0 win for Red Stars over Spirit

The Red Stars are now 4-3-7

Yuki Nagasato scored her third goal of the season — and she did so in style — as the Chicago Red Stars shut out the Washington Spirit 2-0 to close out Week 14 in the NWSL.

The win moves the Red Stars into the fourth and final playoff spot as we move into the final third of the season. They are now 5-3-7 with 22 points. The Spirit remain in eighth place in the NWSL standings at 2-9-4 with 10 points.

Nagasato’s goal came in the 60th minute — a soaring, diving header on a cross from Sam Kerr. Michele Vasconcellos found Kerr in midfield and Kerr raced down the left wing. She served a quick cross into the center of the box and Nagasato dove for it, connecting straight on in midair and hammering it past Spirit goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe to give the Red Stars the 2-0 lead.

It’s Nagasato’s third goal of the year and Kerr’s second assist.

The Red Stars took the lead in the 34th minute when Casey Short snuck a Danielle Colaprico corner kick in off the post. It’s Short’s first goal of the year after missing much of the season with an ankle sprain. Saturday was just Short’s third appearance of the season.

The Spirit have now been shutout in five straight matches, going 0-3-2 over that span. They last scored on May 26 in Houston, the game in which Mallory Pugh suffered the knee injury that has her out for the moment.

The Spirit thought they had a chance for a penalty kick in the 49th minute on what looked to be a handball by Red Stars midfielder Nikki Stanton, but it was not called by referee Sergii Demianchuk. Hot Time in Old Town’s Sandra Herrera, the pool reporter at Toyota Park on the evening, inquired about the call after the game. The incident was ruled to not be “deliberate” and that Stanton’s arm was in a “natural position.”

Midfielder Morgan Brian, who signed with the Red Stars last month, made her 2018 season debut in the 76th minute.

The Red Stars are back in action on short rest on Wednesday night in North Carolina vs. the Courage. The Spirit will next be in action on Saturday night in Orlando vs. the Pride.

This story will be updated.

Chicago Red Stars

1

Alyssa Naeher

Goalkeeper
6

Casey Short

Defender
  68'   34'
8

Julie Ertz

Defender
5

Kathleen Naughton

Defender
3

Arin Gilliland

Defender
2

Nikki Stanton

Defensive Midfielder
  58'
24

Danielle Colaprico

Defensive Midfielder
15

Michele Vasconcelos

Attacking Midfielder
  76'
12

Yuki Nagasato

Attacking Midfielder
  60'
4

Alyssa Mautz

Attacking Midfielder
  65'
20

Sam Kerr

Striker

substitutes

21

Emily Boyd

Substitute
13

Morgan Brian

Substitute
  76'
10

Vanessa DiBernardo

Substitute
  58'
23

Brooke Elby

Substitute
  68'
14

Sarah Gorden

Substitute
19

Summer Green

Substitute
22

Rosie White

Substitute

manager

 

Rory Dames

Manager

Washington Spirit

1

Aubrey Bledsoe

Goalkeeper
3

Caprice Dydasco

Defender
24

Estelle Johnson

Defender
  30'
5

Whitney Church

Defender
  70'
7

Taylor Smith

Defender
6

Andi Sullivan

Midfielder
  90 + 2'
4

Rebecca Quinn

Midfielder
8

Meggie Dougherty Howard

Midfielder
  79'
14

Francisca Ordega

Striker
33

Ashley Hatch

Striker
  85'
23

Tori Huster

Striker

substitutes

22

Mallory Eubanks

Substitute
21

DiDi Haracic

Substitute
25

Maddie Huster

Substitute
16

Rose Lavelle

Substitute
15

Joanna Lohman

Substitute
  79'
9

Havana Solaun

Substitute
  90 + 2'
88

Tiffany Weimer

Substitute
  70'

manager

 

James Gabarra

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Chicago Red Stars 2, Washington Spirit 0.

90'+3'

END 2

Second Half ends, Chicago Red Stars 2, Washington Spirit 0.

90'+2'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Havana Solaun replaces Andi Sullivan.

90'+1'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Brooke Elby (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Samantha Kerr.

90'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Katie Naughton.

89'

MISS

Attempt missed. Joanna Lohman (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

89'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Brooke Elby.

88'

OFFSIDE

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

86'

MISS

Attempt missed. Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

85'

YELLOW CARD

Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit).

84'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars).

84'

FREE KICK WON

Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83'

MISS

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

81'

MISS

Attempt missed. Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

81'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Arin Gilliland.

80'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Morgan Brian.

79'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars).

79'

FREE KICK WON

Taylor Smith (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Joanna Lohman replaces Meggie Dougherty Howard.

76'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Morgan Brian replaces Michele Vasconcelos.

74'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

73'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars).

73'

FREE KICK WON

Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the left wing.

73'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Yuki Nagasato with a headed pass.

72'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Aubrey Bledsoe.

71'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Estelle Johnson.

70'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Tiffany Weimer replaces Whitney Church.

69'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Taylor Smith (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Caprice Dydasco.

68'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ashley Hatch with a headed pass.

68'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Brooke Elby replaces Casey Short.

67'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Katie Naughton.

65'

YELLOW CARD

Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

65'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars).

65'

FREE KICK WON

Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

64'

FREE KICK WON

Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ashley Hatch.

62'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Taylor Smith.

61'

MISS

Attempt missed. Michele Vasconcelos (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Vanessa Di Bernardo.

60'

GOAL

Goal! Chicago Red Stars 2, Washington Spirit 0. Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Samantha Kerr with a cross.

59'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars).

59'

FREE KICK WON

Rebecca Quinn (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Vanessa Di Bernardo replaces Nikki Stanton.

58'

MISS

Attempt missed. Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

57'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alyssa Naeher.

56'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Julie Ertz.

55'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Naughton (Chicago Red Stars).

55'

FREE KICK WON

Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

53'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars).

53'

FREE KICK WON

Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50'

MISS

Attempt missed. Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.

49'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars).

49'

FREE KICK WON

Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Katie Naughton.

48'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ashley Hatch with a headed pass.

48'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars).

48'

FREE KICK WON

Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Michele Vasconcelos.

46'

MISS

Attempt missed. Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ashley Hatch following a corner.

46'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Katie Naughton.

START

Second Half begins Chicago Red Stars 1, Washington Spirit 0.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Chicago Red Stars 1, Washington Spirit 0.

45'+2'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Whitney Church with a cross.

45'+1'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Katie Naughton.

45'+1'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andi Sullivan.

45'

MISS

Attempt missed. Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Whitney Church following a set piece situation.

45'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars).

45'

FREE KICK WON

Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the right wing.

44'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

44'

FREE KICK WON

Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40'

FREE KICK WON

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

40'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit).

38'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Yuki Nagasato.

38'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars).

38'

FREE KICK WON

Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the right wing.

35'

MISS

Attempt missed. Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Samantha Kerr with a cross.

35'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Meggie Dougherty Howard tries a through ball, but Francisca Ordega is caught offside.

34'

GOAL

Goal! Chicago Red Stars 1, Washington Spirit 0. Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danielle Colaprico with a cross following a corner.

33'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Tori Huster.

33'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Samantha Kerr.

32'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Rebecca Quinn tries a through ball, but Francisca Ordega is caught offside.

30'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Michele Vasconcelos (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Samantha Kerr with a headed pass.

30'

YELLOW CARD

Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

29'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit).

25'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Michele Vasconcelos (Chicago Red Stars).

25'

FREE KICK WON

Taylor Smith (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the right wing.

23'

FREE KICK WON

Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit).

21'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Rebecca Quinn tries a through ball, but Francisca Ordega is caught offside.

21'

FREE KICK WON

Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

19'

FREE KICK WON

Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick on the left wing.

19'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rebecca Quinn (Washington Spirit).

19'

FREE KICK WON

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

19'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Smith (Washington Spirit).

19'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars).

19'

FREE KICK WON

Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the right wing.

15'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danielle Colaprico.

14'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

13'

POST

Michele Vasconcelos (Chicago Red Stars) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box following a set piece situation.

13'

FREE KICK WON

Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick on the left wing.

13'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Smith (Washington Spirit).

12'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

11'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Yuki Nagasato with a through ball.

10'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Michele Vasconcelos (Chicago Red Stars).

10'

FREE KICK WON

Taylor Smith (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the right wing.

9'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars).

9'

FREE KICK WON

Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Estelle Johnson.

6'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Caprice Dydasco.

4'

OFFSIDE

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

1'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

CHI
KO HT FT 90+
58
Vanessa DiBernardo 10
Nikki Stanton 2
68
Brooke Elby 23
Casey Short 6
70
Tiffany Weimer 88
Whitney Church 5
76
Morgan Brian
Michele Vasconcelos 15
79
Joanna Lohman 15
Meggie Dougherty Howard 8
90 +2
Havana Solaun 9
Andi Sullivan 6
34
goal

Casey Short 6

Assisted by: Danielle Colaprico 24

60
goal

Yuki Nagasato 12

Assisted by: Sam Kerr 20

30
yellow card

Estelle Johnson 24

65
yellow card

Alyssa Mautz 4

85
yellow card

Ashley Hatch 33

WAS

Goals & Assists

34′ Chicago Red Stars
Casey Short
Assisted by: Danielle Colaprico
60′ Chicago Red Stars
Yuki Nagasato
Assisted by: Sam Kerr

Disciplinary

30′ Washington Spirit
Estelle Johnson
65′ Chicago Red Stars
Alyssa Mautz
85′ Washington Spirit
Ashley Hatch

Substitutions

58′ Chicago Red Stars
  Vanessa DiBernardo
  Nikki Stanton
68′ Chicago Red Stars
  Brooke Elby
  Casey Short
70′ Washington Spirit
  Tiffany Weimer
  Whitney Church
76′ Chicago Red Stars
  Morgan Brian
  Michele Vasconcelos
79′ Washington Spirit
  Joanna Lohman
  Meggie Dougherty Howard
90 + 2′ Washington Spirit
  Havana Solaun
  Andi Sullivan


CHI

Match Statistics


WAS

18
Shots
15
8
Shots On Goal
2
2
Shots Blocked
6
4
Corners
10
20
Crosses
17
2
Offsides
3
17
Fouls
9
1
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
358
Total Passes
356
69.6%
Passing Accuracy
64.0%
49.6%
Possession
50.4%
60
Duels Won
49
18
Tackles Won
11
2
Saves
6
22
Clearances
21

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
6 D Casey Short 68 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
8 D Julie Ertz 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
5 D Kathleen Naughton 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
3 D Arin Gilliland 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2 DM Nikki Stanton 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
24 DM Danielle Colaprico 90 0 1 0 0 4 0 2 1
15 AM Michele Vasconcelos 76 0 0 3 1 0 0 2 1
12 AM Yuki Nagasato 90 1 0 4 1 0 0 2 2
4 AM Alyssa Mautz 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1
20 F Sam Kerr 90 0 1 7 4 0 2 1 2
21 S Emily Boyd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 S Morgan Brian 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
10 S Vanessa DiBernardo 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
23 S Brooke Elby 22 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
14 S Sarah Gorden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 S Summer Green 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Rosie White 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Alyssa Naeher 90 0 15 2 0 0 0 0
3 D Caprice Dydasco 90 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 3
24 D Estelle Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
5 D Whitney Church 70 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0
7 D Taylor Smith 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
6 M Andi Sullivan 89 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 4
4 M Rebecca Quinn 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
8 M Meggie Dougherty Howard 79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
14 F Francisca Ordega 90 0 0 3 2 0 3 2 0
33 F Ashley Hatch 90 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 3
23 F Tori Huster 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
22 S Mallory Eubanks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S DiDi Haracic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 S Maddie Huster 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 S Rose Lavelle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Joanna Lohman 11 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Havana Solaun 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
88 S Tiffany Weimer 20 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Aubrey Bledsoe 90 2 18 6 0 0 0 0

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