North Carolina Courage NC

3‑2‑4 , 1‑0‑4 Home

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Final
Sat, Apr 13

Chicago Red StarsCHI

3‑3‑2 , 1‑2‑1 Away

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Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park

Cary, North Carolina

Attendance: 4,053

Courage and Red Stars open 2019 with 1-1 draw

Kerr scored for the Red Stars and Dunn for the Courage

Chicago Red Stars forward Sam Kerr scores the first goal of the 2019 NWSL season. (Photo credit: Andy Mead/isiphotos.com)

North Carolina Courage 1 | Chicago Red Stars 1
  • Red Stars forward Sam Kerr scored the first goal of the 2019 NWSL season in the 26th minute. The 2017 and 2018 Golden Boot winner wasted little time jumping into the lead in goals scored. The tally is the 60th of her NWSL career. Yuki Nagasato, who assisted on seven of Kerr’s goals in 2018, picked up the assist on Saturday’s tally.
  • Crystal Dunn tied the match for the Courage in the 66th minute on a Jessica McDonald long throw in.
  • Alyssa Naeher made five saves in the match.
  • Kerr had a shot go off the crossbar and nearly cross the line in the game’s final moments.

 

Key Plays

 

 

 

 

 

1

Stephanie Labbe

Goalkeeper
15

Jaelene Hinkle

Defender
6

Abby Erceg

Defender
13

Abby Dahlkemper

Defender
11

Merritt Mathias

Defender
7

McCall Zerboni

Defensive Midfielder
  71'
5

Samantha Mewis

Defensive Midfielder
8

Denise O'Sullivan

Attacking Midfielder
19

Crystal Dunn

Attacking Midfielder
  66'
14

Jessica McDonald

Striker
  71'
9

Lynn Williams

Striker

substitutes

23

Kristen Hamilton

Substitute
  71'
3

Kaleigh Kurtz

Substitute
38

Samantha Leshnak

Substitute
12

Leah Pruitt

Substitute
  71'
21

Cari Roccaro

Substitute
25

Meredith Speck

Substitute
16

Julia Spetsmark

Substitute

manager

 

Paul Riley

Manager

1

Alyssa Naeher

Goalkeeper
3

Arin Wright

Defender
  80'
26

Tierna Davidson

Defender
5

Kathleen Naughton

Defender
14

Sarah Gorden

Defender
2

Nikki Stanton

Midfielder
8

Julie Ertz

Midfielder
4

Alyssa Mautz

Midfielder
  86'
12

Yuki Nagasato

Striker
  73'
20

Sam Kerr

Striker
  26'
24

Danielle Colaprico

Striker

substitutes

21

Emily Boyd

Substitute
13

Morgan Brian

Substitute
  73'
10

Vanessa DiBernardo

Substitute
  86'
23

Brooke Elby

Substitute
33

Katlyn Johnson

Substitute
15

Maria Guadalupe Sanchez Morales

Substitute
7

Michele Vasconcelos

Substitute
  89'   80'

manager

 

Rory Dames

Manager

END 14

Match ends, North Carolina Courage 1, Chicago Red Stars 1.

90'+4'

END 2

Second Half ends, North Carolina Courage 1, Chicago Red Stars 1.

90'+3'

POST

Sam Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box. Assisted by Michele Vasconcelos with a cross.

90'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage).

90'+2'

FREE KICK WON

Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars).

89'

YELLOW CARD

Michele Vasconcelos (Chicago Red Stars) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

89'

FREE KICK WON

Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

89'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Michele Vasconcelos (Chicago Red Stars).

87'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Abby Erceg tries a through ball, but Samantha Mewis is caught offside.

86'

FREE KICK WON

Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

86'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Michele Vasconcelos (Chicago Red Stars).

86'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Vanessa Di Bernardo replaces Alyssa Mautz.

85'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

84'

FREE KICK WON

Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars).

80'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Leah Pruitt (North Carolina Courage).

80'

FREE KICK WON

Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Michele Vasconcelos replaces Arin Wright.

79'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper with a cross.

79'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Alyssa Naeher.

79'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper with a cross.

78'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Tierna Davidson.

76'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Arin Wright.

76'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Leah Pruitt (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

75'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Katie Naughton.

75'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lynn Williams.

74'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Alyssa Mautz.

74'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Leah Pruitt (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Samantha Mewis with a cross.

74'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Arin Wright.

73'

MISS

Attempt missed. Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

73'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Morgan Brian replaces Yuki Nagasato.

72'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Arin Wright tries a through ball, but Sam Kerr is caught offside.

71'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Kristen Hamilton replaces McCall Zerboni.

71'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Leah Pruitt replaces Jessica McDonald.

68'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage).

68'

FREE KICK WON

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

67'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Abby Erceg.

67'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Sam Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Arin Wright with a cross.

66'

GOAL

Goal! North Carolina Courage 1, Chicago Red Stars 1. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jessica McDonald.

64'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

61'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Tierna Davidson.

61'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle.

60'

MISS

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

59'

OFFSIDE

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

59'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Samantha Mewis tries a through ball, but Jessica McDonald is caught offside.

57'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

57'

FREE KICK WON

Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56'

FREE KICK WON

Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars).

52'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars).

51'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Samantha Mewis tries a through ball, but Jaelene Hinkle is caught offside.

50'

FREE KICK WON

McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars).

49'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Julie Ertz tries a through ball, but Sam Kerr is caught offside.

START

Second Half begins North Carolina Courage 0, Chicago Red Stars 1.

45'+4'

END 1

First Half ends, North Carolina Courage 0, Chicago Red Stars 1.

45'+3'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper following a set piece situation.

45'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars).

43'

MISS

Attempt missed. Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

42'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Alyssa Naeher.

42'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Crystal Dunn.

42'

MISS

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

40'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Danielle Colaprico tries a through ball, but Sam Kerr is caught offside.

39'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage).

39'

FREE KICK WON

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

39'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Arin Wright.

38'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

37'

FREE KICK WON

Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars).

34'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

31'

START DELAY

Delay in match Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars) because of an injury.

31'

MISS

Attempt missed. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

28'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Arin Wright (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Julie Ertz.

26'

GOAL

Goal! North Carolina Courage 0, Chicago Red Stars 1. Sam Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Yuki Nagasato with a through ball following a fast break.

25'

MISS

Attempt missed. Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Abby Erceg following a set piece situation.

24'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Arin Wright (Chicago Red Stars).

24'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Arin Wright tries a through ball, but Sam Kerr is caught offside.

22'

FREE KICK WON

Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

22'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars).

19'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage).

17'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage).

17'

FREE KICK WON

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

15'

MISS

Attempt missed. McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

15'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

15'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

15'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

15'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Arin Wright.

12'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

12'

FREE KICK WON

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

10'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

10'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Sam Kerr.

10'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper with a cross.

9'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Tierna Davidson.

3'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jessica McDonald with a headed pass.

2'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Katie Naughton.

2'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Merritt Mathias with a cross.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NC
KO HT FT 90+
71
Hamilton 23
McDonald 14
71
Pruitt 12
Zerboni 7
73
Brian 13
Nagasato 12
80
Vasconcelos 7
Wright 3
86
DiBernardo 10
Mautz 4
26
goal

Sam Kerr 20

Assisted by: Yuki Nagasato 12

66
goal

Crystal Dunn 19

Assisted by: Jessica McDonald 14

89
yellow card

Michele Vasconcelos 7

CHI

Goals & Assists

26′ Chicago Red Stars
Sam Kerr
Assisted by: Yuki Nagasato
66′ North Carolina Courage
Crystal Dunn
Assisted by: Jessica McDonald

Disciplinary

89′ Chicago Red Stars
Michele Vasconcelos

Substitutions

71′ North Carolina Courage
  Kristen Hamilton
  Jessica McDonald
71′ North Carolina Courage
  Leah Pruitt
  McCall Zerboni
73′ Chicago Red Stars
  Morgan Brian
  Yuki Nagasato
80′ Chicago Red Stars
  Michele Vasconcelos
  Arin Wright
86′ Chicago Red Stars
  Vanessa DiBernardo
  Alyssa Mautz


NC

Match Statistics


CHI

24
Shots
6
6
Shots On Goal
1
10
Shots Blocked
2
13
Corners
1
40
Crosses
11
3
Offsides
5
8
Fouls
11
0
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
440
Total Passes
309
75.7%
Passing Accuracy
57.6%
60%
Possession
40%
61
Duels Won
60
6
Tackles Won
23
0
Saves
5
10
Clearances
36

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
15 D Jaelene Hinkle 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0
6 D Abby Erceg 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
13 D Abby Dahlkemper 90 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0
11 D Merritt Mathias 90 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 2
7 DM McCall Zerboni 71 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
5 DM Samantha Mewis 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
8 AM Denise O'Sullivan 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
19 AM Crystal Dunn 90 1 0 5 3 0 0 2 3
14 F Jessica McDonald 71 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 1
9 F Lynn Williams 90 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
23 S Kristen Hamilton 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
3 S Kaleigh Kurtz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 S Samantha Leshnak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 S Leah Pruitt 19 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
21 S Cari Roccaro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 S Meredith Speck 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 S Julia Spetsmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Stephanie Labbe 90 1 6 0 0 0 0 0
3 D Arin Wright 80 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
26 D Tierna Davidson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
5 D Kathleen Naughton 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 D Sarah Gorden 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 M Nikki Stanton 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
8 M Julie Ertz 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
4 M Alyssa Mautz 86 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
12 F Yuki Nagasato 73 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
20 F Sam Kerr 90 1 0 4 1 0 5 0 1
24 F Danielle Colaprico 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
21 S Emily Boyd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 S Morgan Brian 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
10 S Vanessa DiBernardo 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
23 S Brooke Elby 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 S Katlyn Johnson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Maria Guadalupe Sanchez Morales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 S Michele Vasconcelos 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Alyssa Naeher 90 1 24 5 0 0 0 0

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