Seattle Reign FC SEA

10‑4‑7 , 6‑1‑3 Home

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Final
Wed, Aug 15

Chicago Red StarsCHI

7‑4‑9 , 3‑1‑5 Away

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UW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadium

Seattle

Attendance: 3,341

Scoreless draw between Reign and Red Stars delays Reign’s playoff clinch

The Reign could've clinched a playoff spot with a win

Seattle Reign FC midfielder Jess Fishlock in action vs. the Red Stars on Wednesday night. (Photo credit: Jane Gershovich/isiphotos.com)

Neither team was able to break the deadlock in Seattle on Wednesday night as Seattle Reign FC and the visiting Chicago Red Stars played to a 0-0 draw. The Week 21 midweek opener could have seen Seattle clinch a spot in the playoffs with a win, but after only picking up a point in the action, the Reign will have to wait for the rest of the week’s results to pan out to see if they can secure a spot in postseason play.

Wednesday night’s draw puts the Red Stars at 30 points, tied with the fourth-place Orlando Pride on points in the standings. The Red Stars remain in fifth place in the table (the Pride hold the head-to-head tiebreak over the Red Stars), but have four games remaining to Orlando’s three.

Hydration breaks were held at 15′, 30′, 60′ and 75′ during Wednesday night’s match due to poor air quality in Seattle.

Though the game ended scoreless, there was no shortage of opportunities, set pieces and dangerous chances on both sides of the field. Just eight minutes in, Vanessa DiBernardo took a corner that Red Stars defender Julie Ertz was able to get a head on near the front post, but Reign goalkeeper Lydia Williams was covering the corner and got down in time for the save.

In the 15th minute, Red Stars forward Sam Kerr got byline and cut back a dangerous ball after a free kick, but no one was in the box for the Red Stars to capitalize on the chance and the Reign eventually cleared it.

Set pieces continued to be where Chicago looked most threatening. In the 18th minute, Morgan Brian peeled off and jumped Seattle’s defensive line looking to get on the end of a free kick delivery over the top from Danielle Colaprico. Brian hit the ball first-time and sent a volley towards the front post. Williams stopped the shot with a one-handed, diving save, but Brian was ruled offside. Williams made five saves in total on Wednesday night, and critical saves and recoveries from both goalkeepers proved pivotal in keeping things level.

Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher got her first test from the Reign in the 25th minute, when Reign defender Theresa Nielsen switched the field with a ball to Nahomi Kawasumi on the endline. Kawasumi sent a ball towards goal that forced Naeher to dive to deflect the cross. After a scramble with defender Julie Ertz to clear the danger, Naeher recovered the ball and ended Seattle’s chance.

In the 27th minute, Williams made another big save for her side after Kerr connected with a corner from Colaprico right in the goalmouth. But Kerr hit the ball with her hands, so the play did not count. Kerr was called for a handball and received a yellow card after the play.

Naeher was called upon to clear the ball away from her net a few more times before the end of the half. Fishlock made an effort to tap in a long ball from Morgan Andrews but Naeher got hold of the ball before the Seattle forward could make anything of the attempt.

Naeher made another important recovery just three minutes later, running off of her line to collect a ball floated over the top by Kawasumi on a free kick.

The Red Stars dominated offensively in the first half, getting off 14 crosses compared to the Reign’s two, and eight shots compared to the Reign’s two.

The Red Stars got the first dangerous chance of the half in the 54th minute when DiBernardo rolled a ball across the face of goal and Kerr struck it from point-blank range. Once again, Williams showed up and blocked the shot to keep things scoreless.

Seattle had a chance in the 59th minute when Reign forward Jodie Taylor ran onto a through ball that was slipped by the Chicago defense, but Naeher came out of her area early to collect the ball comfortably.

The Reign followed up with a give-and-go chance just two minutes later between Taylor and Jasmyne Spencer, but the final shot of the combination went wide of the net.

In the 74th minute, a turn-and-shoot effort from Kerr looked promising, but Allie Long got in the way of it in the nick of time and blocked her shot.

Kerr had another chance six minutes later in a give-and-go with Rosie White after a quick transition that started at the midfield. The Red Stars forward sent the ball just wide, and Williams had her front post covered by the time Kerr got her shot off anyhow.

In the final minutes of regular time in the second half, Fishlock came alive in front of the net, beginning with a left-footed rocket off of the post in the 82nd minute after a string of blocked Seattle chances.

Fishlock got another shot off from close range just a few minutes later in the 88th minute, but she missed the mark again, hitting the side netting of Naeher’s goal.

With a minimum of eight minutes indicated by the fourth official as regular time came to a close, the chances on goal were not nearly complete for either team.

In the 95th minute, Williams punched away a service from DiBernardo following a short corner for the Red Stars. A long press by Chicago that followed ended in the 96th minute with a shot from Brian that Williams got down for comfortably.

In the final minute of stoppage time, Spencer picked off a ball at the top of the 18 and served it into Adriana Leon, but Leon’s right-footed shot went just wide of the far post.

Seattle Reign FC forward Megan Rapinoe missed the match after being added to the injury report on Tuesday with left hip soreness.

The night finished with the Red Stars edging out the Reign in possession, having maintained 51.9% of the ball to the Reign’s 48.1%. With the draw, the Reign are now 10-4-7 overall and the Red Stars move to 7-4-9 on the season.

The Chicago Red Stars will be back in action on Saturday night when they visit Portland Thorns FC on the road looking to steal three points to remain in the thick of the playoff race. Seattle Reign FC has a break this weekend before opening up Week 22 play against the Houston Dash on Tuesday night.

Seattle Reign FC

1

Lydia Williams

Goalkeeper
21

Christen Westphal

Defender
3

Lauren Barnes

Defender
4

Megan Oyster

Defender
  47'
8

Theresa Nielsen

Defender
12

Morgan Andrews

Defensive Midfielder
  87'
6

Allie Long

Defensive Midfielder
  90 + 7'
9

Nahomi Kawasumi

Attacking Midfielder
  79'
10

Jessica Fishlock

Attacking Midfielder
22

Jasmyne Spencer

Attacking Midfielder
14

Jodie Taylor

Striker

substitutes

18

Michelle Betos

Substitute
16

Jaycie Johnson

Substitute
  90 + 7'
24

Alyssa Kleiner

Substitute
13

Adriana Leon

Substitute
  79'
19

Kristen McNabb

Substitute
  87'

manager

 

Vlatko Andonovski

Manager

Chicago Red Stars

1

Alyssa Naeher

Goalkeeper
6

Casey Short

Defender
  66'
8

Julie Ertz

Defender
5

Kathleen Naughton

Defender
3

Arin Gilliland

Defender
  75'
10

Vanessa DiBernardo

Midfielder
13

Morgan Brian

Midfielder
24

Danielle Colaprico

Midfielder
  44'
4

Alyssa Mautz

Midfielder
  64'
20

Sam Kerr

Striker
  27'
22

Rosie White

Striker
  90'

substitutes

21

Emily Boyd

Substitute
23

Brooke Elby

Substitute
14

Sarah Gorden

Substitute
  66'
19

Summer Green

Substitute
12

Yuki Nagasato

Substitute
  64'
2

Nikki Stanton

Substitute
15

Michele Vasconcelos

Substitute
  90'

manager

 

Rory Dames

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Seattle Reign 0, Chicago Red Stars 0.

90'+9'

END 2

Second Half ends, Seattle Reign 0, Chicago Red Stars 0.

90'+8'

MISS

Attempt missed. Adriana Leon (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jasmyne Spencer.

90'+7'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Jaycie Johnson replaces Allie Long.

90'+5'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

90'+4'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Kristen McNabb.

90'+2'

FREE KICK WON

Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars).

90'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristen McNabb (Seattle Reign).

90'+2'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'+1'

MISS

Attempt missed. Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

90'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Jasmyne Spencer.

90'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Michele Vasconcelos replaces Rosie White.

89'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Lauren Barnes tries a through ball, but Jodie Taylor is caught offside.

88'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Theresa Nielsen following a set piece situation.

88'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Adriana Leon (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

87'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Kristen McNabb replaces Morgan Andrews.

86'

FREE KICK WON

Allie Long (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars).

84'

FREE KICK WON

Adriana Leon (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick on the left wing.

84'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars).

83'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Allie Long tries a through ball, but Jasmyne Spencer is caught offside.

82'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Arin Gilliland.

82'

POST

Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Theresa Nielsen.

82'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Adriana Leon (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

80'

MISS

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

79'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Adriana Leon replaces Nahomi Kawasumi.

78'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

76'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Seattle Reign).

75'

YELLOW CARD

Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

75'

FREE KICK WON

Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars).

74'

FREE KICK WON

Megan Oyster (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

74'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Vanessa Di Bernardo with a cross.

73'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Morgan Andrews.

73'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jasmyne Spencer (Seattle Reign).

73'

FREE KICK WON

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

69'

FREE KICK WON

Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Naughton (Chicago Red Stars).

66'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Sarah Gorden replaces Casey Short.

66'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

65'

START DELAY

Delay in match Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars) because of an injury.

65'

FREE KICK WON

Jasmyne Spencer (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rosie White (Chicago Red Stars).

64'

OFFSIDE

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

64'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Yuki Nagasato replaces Alyssa Mautz.

63'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

62'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Seattle Reign).

62'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Theresa Nielsen (Seattle Reign).

62'

FREE KICK WON

Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Theresa Nielsen (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Morgan Andrews with a cross.

58'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Katie Naughton.

57'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Samantha Kerr with a cross.

56'

FREE KICK WON

Christen Westphal (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars).

55'

FREE KICK WON

Nahomi Kawasumi (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars).

54'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

47'

YELLOW CARD

Megan Oyster (Seattle Reign) is shown the yellow card.

47'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Oyster (Seattle Reign).

47'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick on the right wing.

START

Second Half begins Seattle Reign 0, Chicago Red Stars 0.

45'+5'

END 1

First Half ends, Seattle Reign 0, Chicago Red Stars 0.

45'+4'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Arin Gilliland tries a through ball, but Rosie White is caught offside.

45'+2'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Samantha Kerr.

45'+1'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Lauren Barnes.

44'

YELLOW CARD

Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

44'

FREE KICK WON

Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

44'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

41'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Danielle Colaprico.

40'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Jodie Taylor tries a through ball, but Allie Long is caught offside.

39'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Allie Long with a headed pass.

34'

FREE KICK WON

Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick on the left wing.

34'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars).

32'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lauren Barnes (Seattle Reign).

32'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick on the right wing.

32'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

30'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Seattle Reign).

30'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign).

30'

FREE KICK WON

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

28'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Vanessa Di Bernardo.

27'

YELLOW CARD

Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

27'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars).

26'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Theresa Nielsen.

24'

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 Morgan Brian.

23'

MISS

Attempt missed. Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Alyssa Mautz with a cross.

23'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rosie White (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Samantha Kerr with a cross.

21'

FREE KICK WON

Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rosie White (Chicago Red Stars).

20'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Lauren Barnes.

19'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jodie Taylor.

18'

OFFSIDE

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

17'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

16'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Seattle Reign).

16'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jasmyne Spencer (Seattle Reign).

16'

FREE KICK WON

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

14'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Allie Long (Seattle Reign).

14'

FREE KICK WON

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

12'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Vanessa Di Bernardo.

10'

FREE KICK WON

Megan Oyster (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rosie White (Chicago Red Stars).

9'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Oyster (Seattle Reign).

9'

FREE KICK WON

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

8'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Vanessa Di Bernardo with a cross.

7'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Megan Oyster.

2'

MISS

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

1'

FREE KICK WON

Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Morgan Andrews (Seattle Reign).

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

SEA
KO HT FT 90+
64
Yuki Nagasato 12
Alyssa Mautz 4
66
Sarah Gorden 14
Casey Short 6
79
Adriana Leon 13
Nahomi Kawasumi 9
87
Kristen McNabb 19
Morgan Andrews 12
90
Michele Vasconcelos 15
Rosie White 22
90 +7
Jaycie Johnson 16
Allie Long 6
27
yellow card

Sam Kerr 20

44
yellow card

Danielle Colaprico 24

47
yellow card

Megan Oyster 4

75
yellow card

Arin Gilliland 3

CHI

Goals & Assists

NONE

Disciplinary

27′ Chicago Red Stars
Sam Kerr
44′ Chicago Red Stars
Danielle Colaprico
47′ Seattle Reign FC
Megan Oyster
75′ Chicago Red Stars
Arin Gilliland

Substitutions

64′ Chicago Red Stars
  Yuki Nagasato
  Alyssa Mautz
66′ Chicago Red Stars
  Sarah Gorden
  Casey Short
79′ Seattle Reign FC
  Adriana Leon
  Nahomi Kawasumi
87′ Seattle Reign FC
  Kristen McNabb
  Morgan Andrews
90′ Chicago Red Stars
  Michele Vasconcelos
  Rosie White
90 + 7′ Seattle Reign FC
  Jaycie Johnson
  Allie Long


SEA

Match Statistics


CHI

8
Shots
14
0
Shots On Goal
5
4
Shots Blocked
3
3
Corners
7
14
Crosses
31
3
Offsides
3
10
Fouls
14
1
Yellow Cards
3
0
Red Cards
0
394
Total Passes
404
70.1%
Passing Accuracy
69.8%
48.1%
Possession
51.9%
41
Duels Won
40
15
Tackles Won
7
5
Saves
0
27
Clearances
16

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
21 D Christen Westphal 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
3 D Lauren Barnes 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4 D Megan Oyster 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
8 D Theresa Nielsen 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
12 DM Morgan Andrews 87 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
6 DM Allie Long 89 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
9 AM Nahomi Kawasumi 79 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
10 AM Jessica Fishlock 90 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 4
22 AM Jasmyne Spencer 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
14 F Jodie Taylor 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
18 S Michelle Betos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 S Jaycie Johnson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 S Alyssa Kleiner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 S Adriana Leon 11 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 1
19 S Kristen McNabb 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Lydia Williams 90 0 14 5 0 0 0 0
6 D Casey Short 66 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
8 D Julie Ertz 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
5 D Kathleen Naughton 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
3 D Arin Gilliland 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
10 M Vanessa DiBernardo 90 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 1
13 M Morgan Brian 90 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 2
24 M Danielle Colaprico 90 0 0 2 0 3 0 2 0
4 M Alyssa Mautz 64 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
20 F Sam Kerr 90 0 0 5 2 0 0 2 4
22 F Rosie White 89 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 0
21 S Emily Boyd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 S Brooke Elby 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 S Sarah Gorden 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 S Summer Green 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 S Yuki Nagasato 26 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2 S Nikki Stanton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Michele Vasconcelos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Alyssa Naeher 90 0 8 0 0 0 0 0

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