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Final
Sat, Jul 7

Chicago Red StarsCHI

9‑5‑10 , 4‑2‑6 Away

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Yurcak Field

Piscataway, New Jersey

Attendance: 2,846

Sam Kerr scores a hat trick, Red Stars top Sky Blue 3-1

The Red Stars forward also scored two hat tricks at Yurcak Field last season

The Chicago Red Stars forward has eight goals this season. (Photo credit: isiphotos.com)

The Chicago Red Stars got back to winning ways thanks to a historic three-goal performance from Sam Kerr. The Red Stars defeated Sky Blue FC 3-1 at Yurcak Field in Week 15.

The three points for the Red Stars briefly pushed them to second place in the standings and a 6-4-7 overall record with 25 points (but once Week 15 concluded Saturday night, the Red Stars were in fourth place). Sky Blue FC now hold the record for the longest winless streak in NWSL history at 14 games. Entering this match Sky Blue was tied with the 2013 Washington Spirit for having the longest winless streak. Sky Blue remain in last place in the standings at 0-11-3 and three points.

Kerr became the first NWSL player to score three hat tricks. This is the 14th hat trick in league history.

Saturday’s performance came nearly one year to the day of another memorable Kerr hat trick on the very same field. Last year, her three goal performance led her former team, Sky Blue FC, to a dramatic 3-2 comeback win over FC Kansas City. It was only fitting that the forward in her return to New Jersey scored a hat trick. Kerr’s Week 15 performance also pushed her to eight goals on the season to lead the league and she became the first NWSL player to score 50 career goals.

Kerr scored her first goal of the night in the 40th minute. Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher played a long service over Sky Blue FC’s backline into forward Alyssa Mautz. Mautz served a ball towards the top of the box to Kerr, who settled it and finished in the lower left corner for the 1-0 lead.

It was Kerr again who doubled the Red Stars lead to start the second half. Yuki Nagasato played Kerr over the top from midfield and Kerr collected it and finished far post past Sky Blue FC goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan for the 2-0 lead. This goal marked the historic 50 goal mark for Kerr who became the first NWSL player to score 50 career goals. 

The 2017 NWSL Golden Boot and MVP winner didn’t stop there. In the 63rd minute she finished her third of the night. Nagasato played Kerr into space and Kerr finished in the left corner to extend her team’s lead to 3-0. Kerr finished the game with 10 shots with six on target. She also made three key passes on the night. 

Sky Blue got on the board in the 73rd minute off of a solid team build up that eventually resulted in forward Imani Dorsey scoring her first NWSL career goal. Carli Lloyd played Savannah McCaskill, who slipped in a pass to Dorsey in the box. Dorsey slotted it in to get her team on the scoreboard at home. 

The rookie finished the game with a team-high three shots and three on target. Sky Blue had nine shots and the Red Stars had 17. The Red Stars also had the better of the possession on the night with 56.5% to Sky Blue’s 43.5 %. This match up also continued the Red Stars all-time winning record over Sky Blue FC. Sky Blue has never defeated the Red Stars in all 14 meetings between the teams. Chicago has now won six times and the teams have played to a tie on eight occasions. 

Sky Blue will look for their first win of the season when they face the league-leading North Carolina Courage on Saturday in Week 16 action. The Red Stars will also return to play next Saturday when they host Seattle Reign FC.

This story will be updated

Sky Blue FC

1

Kailen Sheridan

Goalkeeper
73

Madison Tiernan

Defender
  75'
17

Dominique Richardson

Defender
22

Mandy Freeman

Defender
8

Erica Skroski

Defender
16

Sarah Killion

Defensive Midfielder
28

Imani Dorsey

Midfielder
  89'   73'
21

Savannah McCaskill

Midfielder
12

Janine Beckie

Attacking Midfielder
10

Carli Lloyd

Striker
6

Shea Groom

Striker

substitutes

24

Michaela Abam

Substitute
27

Caroline Casey

Substitute
9

Amanda Frisbie

Substitute
31

Christina Gibbons

Substitute
14

Katlyn Johnson

Substitute
  89'
2

McKenzie Meehan

Substitute
  75'
5

Thaisa Moreno

Substitute

manager

 

Denise Reddy

Manager

Chicago Red Stars

1

Alyssa Naeher

Goalkeeper
6

Casey Short

Defender
8

Julie Ertz

Defender
5

Kathleen Naughton

Defender
3

Arin Gilliland

Defender
2

Nikki Stanton

Defensive Midfielder
24

Danielle Colaprico

Defensive Midfielder
  83'
15

Michele Vasconcelos

Attacking Midfielder
  75'
12

Yuki Nagasato

Attacking Midfielder
  86'
4

Alyssa Mautz

Attacking Midfielder
20

Sam Kerr

Striker
  40', 46', 63'

substitutes

21

Emily Boyd

Substitute
13

Morgan Brian

Substitute
  83'
10

Vanessa DiBernardo

Substitute
  75'
23

Brooke Elby

Substitute
14

Sarah Gorden

Substitute
19

Summer Green

Substitute
22

Rosie White

Substitute
  86'

manager

 

Rory Dames

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Sky Blue 1, Chicago Red Stars 3.

90'+3'

END 2

Second Half ends, Sky Blue 1, Chicago Red Stars 3.

89'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Katie Johnson replaces Imani Dorsey.

89'

FREE KICK WON

Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue).

86'

SUBSTITUTION

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

86'

MISS

Attempt missed. McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Savannah McCaskill with a cross following a corner.

85'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Arin Gilliland.

85'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

83'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Morgan Brian replaces Danielle Colaprico.

83'

MISS

Attempt missed. Janine Beckie (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

82'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars).

82'

FREE KICK WON

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

79'

FREE KICK WON

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

79'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

76'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Arin Gilliland.

75'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. McKenzie Meehan replaces Madison Tiernan.

75'

SUBSTITUTION

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

74'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

73'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 1, Chicago Red Stars 3. Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Savannah McCaskill.

72'

FREE KICK WON

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

72'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (Sky Blue).

68'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing is saved in the top left corner.

67'

MISS

Attempt missed. Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Savannah McCaskill.

66'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Katie Naughton.

65'

MISS

Attempt missed. Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Janine Beckie.

65'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Julie Ertz.

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Naughton (Chicago Red Stars).

64'

FREE KICK WON

Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

63'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 0, Chicago Red Stars 3. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Yuki Nagasato with a through ball.

61'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Casey Short.

56'

MISS

Attempt missed. Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Yuki Nagasato.

55'

FREE KICK WON

Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (Sky Blue).

49'

FREE KICK WON

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

49'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue).

47'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Arin Gilliland.

46'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 0, Chicago Red Stars 2. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Yuki Nagasato.

START

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

45'+3'

END 1

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

45'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Casey Short.

45'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Savannah McCaskill.

44'

FREE KICK WON

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

44'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue).

44'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars).

44'

FREE KICK WON

Janine Beckie (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alyssa Mautz.

43'

MISS

Attempt missed. Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danielle Colaprico with a cross following a set piece situation.

42'

FREE KICK WON

Michele Vasconcelos (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick on the left wing.

42'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Janine Beckie (Sky Blue).

40'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 0, Chicago Red Stars 1. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alyssa Mautz.

37'

FREE KICK WON

Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue).

37'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Michele Vasconcelos (Chicago Red Stars).

37'

FREE KICK WON

Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the right wing.

35'

MISS

Attempt missed. Michele Vasconcelos (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Samantha Kerr.

34'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars).

34'

FREE KICK WON

Janine Beckie (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

32'

START DELAY

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

32'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Carli Lloyd tries a through ball, but Shea Groom is caught offside.

31'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars).

31'

FREE KICK WON

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

28'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Yuki Nagasato.

26'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars).

26'

FREE KICK WON

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

25'

OFFSIDE

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

22'

FREE KICK WON

Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick on the left wing.

22'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue).

21'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Yuki Nagasato (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 through ball.

17'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

17'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Michele Vasconcelos with a through ball.

16'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Kailen Sheridan.

16'

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 Arin Gilliland.

14'

OFFSIDE

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

12'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars).

12'

FREE KICK WON

Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars).

12'

FREE KICK WON

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

11'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Kailen Sheridan.

11'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

9'

FREE KICK WON

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

9'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue).

7'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Carli Lloyd with a through ball.

5'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Savannah McCaskill.

4'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Dominique Richardson.

3'

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 Alyssa Mautz with a cross.

2'

MISS

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

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NJ
KO HT FT 90+
75
Meehan 2
Tiernan 73
75
DiBernardo 10
Vasconcelos 15
83
Brian 13
Colaprico 24
86
White 22
Nagasato 12
89
Johnson 14
Dorsey 28
40
goal

Sam Kerr 20

Assisted by: Alyssa Mautz 4

46
goal

Sam Kerr 20

Assisted by: Yuki Nagasato 12

63
goal

Sam Kerr 20

Assisted by: Yuki Nagasato 12

73
goal

Imani Dorsey 28

Assisted by: Savannah McCaskill 21

CHI

Goals & Assists

40′ Chicago Red Stars
Sam Kerr
Assisted by: Alyssa Mautz
46′ Chicago Red Stars
Sam Kerr
Assisted by: Yuki Nagasato
63′ Chicago Red Stars
Sam Kerr
Assisted by: Yuki Nagasato
73′ Sky Blue FC
Imani Dorsey
Assisted by: Savannah McCaskill

Disciplinary

NONE

Substitutions

75′ Sky Blue FC
  McKenzie Meehan
  Madison Tiernan
75′ Chicago Red Stars
  Vanessa DiBernardo
  Michele Vasconcelos
83′ Chicago Red Stars
  Morgan Brian
  Danielle Colaprico
86′ Chicago Red Stars
  Rosie White
  Yuki Nagasato
89′ Sky Blue FC
  Katlyn Johnson
  Imani Dorsey


NJ

Match Statistics


CHI

9
Shots
17
5
Shots On Goal
10
0
Shots Blocked
1
6
Corners
5
18
Crosses
14
1
Offsides
2
10
Fouls
9
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
357
Total Passes
477
70.6%
Passing Accuracy
75.1%
43.5%
Possession
56.5%
69
Duels Won
67
16
Tackles Won
20
7
Saves
4
19
Clearances
20

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
73 D Madison Tiernan 75 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
17 D Dominique Richardson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 D Mandy Freeman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 D Erica Skroski 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 DM Sarah Killion 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
28 M Imani Dorsey 89 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 0
21 M Savannah McCaskill 90 0 1 0 0 3 0 2 1
12 AM Janine Beckie 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
10 F Carli Lloyd 90 0 0 3 2 0 0 3 2
6 F Shea Groom 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 2
24 S Michaela Abam 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 S Caroline Casey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Amanda Frisbie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 S Christina Gibbons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 S Katlyn Johnson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S McKenzie Meehan 15 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 S Thaisa Moreno 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 3 17 7 0 0 0 0
6 D Casey Short 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
8 D Julie Ertz 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0
5 D Kathleen Naughton 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
3 D Arin Gilliland 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 DM Nikki Stanton 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
24 DM Danielle Colaprico 83 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0
15 AM Michele Vasconcelos 75 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
12 AM Yuki Nagasato 86 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 2
4 AM Alyssa Mautz 90 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 1
20 F Sam Kerr 90 3 0 10 6 0 2 0 0
21 S Emily Boyd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 S Morgan Brian 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 S Vanessa DiBernardo 15 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 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 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Alyssa Naeher 90 1 9 4 0 0 0 0

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