Washington Spirit WAS

12‑5‑3 , 7‑1‑2 Home

2
Final (A.E.T)
Fri, Sep 30

Chicago Red StarsCHI

9‑5‑6 , 4‑4‑2 Away

1

Maureen Hendricks Field Maryland SoccerPlex

Boyds, Maryland

Attendance: 4,249

Spirit defeat Red Stars 2-1 extra time

Washington advances to the 2016 NWSL Championship at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston

Photo credit: Tony Quinn/isiphotos.com

(Sept. 30, 2016) – The Washington Spirit celebrated on their home field as they booked their place in the NWSL Championship Game with a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Red Stars in the semifinals of the 2016 NWSL Playoffs.

The Spirit dominated the first half before finally breaking through as Ali Krieger scored when she headed in a cross from fellow defender Shelina Zadorksy in the 36th minute to hand the hosts the lead.

Chicago grew in the match and the Red Stars got back on level terms in the 81st minute as Christen Press got on the end of a cross from Casey Short to get the visitors back into the match.

The Red Stars did not win a match in which they trailed during the regular season – posting an 0-5-2 record in those contests – but they were able to force extra time for the second time in the history of the NWSL Playoffs.

But Spirit forward Francisca Ordega came up with the game winning goal in the second half of extra time to lift Washington to their first playoff victory in club history.

See below for a breakdown of all the action.

Spirit 2, Red Stars 1 (AET)

Goals: WAS – Ali Krieger, 36’; Francisca Ordega 111’. CHI – Christen Press, 81’

The Breakdown: The Washington Spirit piled on the pressure for the first 45 minutes and finally made that sustained strength pay as Ali Krieger got her head to a cross from fellow defender Shelina Zadorsky on a second ball into the box following a corner kick.

The Spirit had several chances after Krieger’s goal to extend their lead – most notably with midfielder Christine Nairn unable to make good contact with a cross from Crystal Dunn in the 48th minute.

After a tough first half, the Red Stars began to impose themselves on the match as Chicago forward Cara Walls forced a fine defensive effort from Zadorsky in the 54th minute to keep coach Rory Dames’ side off the score sheet.

The Red Stars and Washington traded chances in the 75th and 76th minutes respectively as Chicago forward Christen Press and Spirit substitute Diana Matheson both blazed over the bar.

But it was Press and Chicago that eventually found the equalizer as the U.S. international got on the end of a cross from Red Stars defender Casey Short and volley home from seven yards out. Press nearly won the game in second-half stoppage time when she was played in on goal by midfielder Vanessa DiBernardo and side stepped Washington goalkeeper Kelsey Wys, but saw her shot crash off the cross bar in the 92nd minute.

The match would become the second game in the history of the NWSL Playoffs to go to extra time before Spirit and Nigeria international forward Francisca Ordega eventually settled the match with her goal in extra time.

Moment of the match: Spirit forward Francisca Ordega scored the game-winning goal in the 111th minute as she finished off a fantastic movement for Washington that saw forward Katie Stengel play the ball to Christine Nairn, who then exchanged a one-two with fellow midfielder Diana Matheson before Nairn delivered a low cross across the goal mouth for Ordega to turn into the net.

Washington Spirit

18

Kelsey Wys

Goalkeeper
3

Caprice Dydasco

Defender
6

Shelina Zadorsky

Defender
5

Whitney Church

Defender
11

Ali Krieger

Defender
  36'
23

Tori Huster

Defensive Midfielder
19

Crystal Dunn

Midfielder
7

Christine Nairn

Midfielder
  57'
15

Joanna Lohman

Midfielder
  69'
10

Estefanía Banini

Midfielder
  88'
14

Francisca Ordega

Striker
  114'   111'

substitutes

24

Estelle Johnson

Substitute
22

Alyssa Kleiner

Substitute
1

Stephanie Labbe

Substitute
8

Diana Matheson

Substitute
  69'
4

Megan Oyster

Substitute
  114'
27

Line Sigvardsen Jensen

Substitute
12

Katie Stengel

Substitute
  88'

manager

 

James Gabarra

Manager

Chicago Red Stars

1

Alyssa Naeher

Goalkeeper
6

Casey Short

Defender
16

Samantha Johnson

Defender
  120 + 2'
8

Julie Ertz

Defender
3

Arin Wright

Defender
24

Danielle Colaprico

Defensive Midfielder
7

Taylor Comeau

Midfielder
  71'
11

Sofia Huerta

Midfielder
10

Vanessa DiBernardo

Attacking Midfielder
23

Christen Press

Striker
  81'
12

Cara Walls

Striker
  65'

substitutes

13

Amanda DaCosta

Substitute
  71'   114'
18

Michele Dalton

Substitute
14

Sarah Gorden

Substitute
2

Jennifer Hoy

Substitute
4

Alyssa Mautz

Substitute
9

Stephanie McCaffrey

Substitute
  65'
5

Kathleen Naughton

Substitute
  114'

manager

 

Rory Dames

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Washington Spirit 2, Chicago Red Stars 1.

120'+3'

END 4

Second Half Extra Time ends, Washington Spirit 2, Chicago Red Stars 1.

120'+2'

YELLOW CARD

Samantha Johnson (Chicago Red Stars) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

120'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the right wing.

120'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Johnson (Chicago Red Stars).

120'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Katherine Stengel tries a through ball, but Crystal Dunn is caught offside.

120'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

119'

START DELAY

Delay in match Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars) because of an injury.

117'

OFFSIDE

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

117'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Katherine Stengel.

116'

MISS

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

114'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Megan Oyster replaces Francisca Ordega.

114'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Katie Naughton replaces Amanda Da Costa.

113'

MISS

Attempt missed. Katherine Stengel (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Francisca Ordega with a cross.

111'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 2, Chicago Red Stars 1. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christine Nairn.

START

Second Half Extra Time begins Washington Spirit 1, Chicago Red Stars 1.

105'+1'

END 3

First Half Extra Time ends, Washington Spirit 1, Chicago Red Stars 1.

100'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

95'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Casey Short.

94'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Julie Johnston.

93'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Amanda Da Costa tries a through ball, but Christen Press is caught offside.

92'

MISS

Attempt missed. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

91'

FREE KICK WON

Whitney Church (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

91'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars).

START

First Half Extra Time begins Washington Spirit 1, Chicago Red Stars 1.

90'+4'

END 2

Second Half ends, Washington Spirit 1, Chicago Red Stars 1.

90'+3'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Stephanie McCaffrey tries a through ball, but Christen Press is caught offside.

90'+2'

POST

Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Vanessa Di Bernardo.

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Johnson (Chicago Red Stars).

89'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Katherine Stengel (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

88'

MISS

Attempt missed. Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Amanda Da Costa with a headed pass.

88'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Katherine Stengel replaces Estefanía Banini.

86'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Stephanie McCaffrey (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

85'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sofia Huerta.

83'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Francisca Ordega.

83'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Victoria Huster.

82'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit).

82'

FREE KICK WON

Stephanie McCaffrey (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 1, Chicago Red Stars 1. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Casey Short with a cross.

79'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Danielle Colaprico.

78'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Christen Press tries a through ball, but Stephanie McCaffrey is caught offside.

76'

FREE KICK WON

Whitney Church (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Stephanie McCaffrey (Chicago Red Stars).

76'

MISS

Attempt missed. Diana Matheson (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Francisca Ordega.

74'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Julie Johnston.

72'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit).

72'

FREE KICK WON

Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Shelina Zadorsky.

71'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Amanda Da Costa replaces Taylor Comeau.

69'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Diana Matheson replaces Joanna Lohmann.

69'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Taylor Comeau (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Casey Short with a cross.

65'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Stephanie McCaffrey replaces Cara Walls.

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Victoria Huster (Washington Spirit).

64'

FREE KICK WON

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

64'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Crystal Dunn with a headed pass.

63'

FREE KICK WON

Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars).

62'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Ali Krieger tries a through ball, but Crystal Dunn is caught offside.

61'

FREE KICK WON

Joanna Lohmann (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Comeau (Chicago Red Stars).

61'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit).

59'

FREE KICK WON

Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars).

57'

YELLOW CARD

Christine Nairn (Washington Spirit) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

57'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christine Nairn (Washington Spirit).

57'

FREE KICK WON

Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick on the right wing.

56'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christine Nairn (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

53'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Julie Johnston.

52'

MISS

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

51'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Christen Press.

48'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ali Krieger.

START

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

45'

END 1

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

45'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Estefanía Banini.

42'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Joanna Lohmann (Washington Spirit).

42'

FREE KICK WON

Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Cara Walls (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

40'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Joanna Lohmann (Washington Spirit).

40'

FREE KICK WON

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

38'

FREE KICK WON

Joanna Lohmann (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the left wing.

38'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars).

37'

MISS

Attempt missed. Taylor Comeau (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sofia Huerta with a cross.

36'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 1, Chicago Red Stars 0. Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Shelina Zadorsky with a cross following a corner.

35'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Arin Gilliland.

34'

FREE KICK WON

Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars).

30'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Whitney Church (Washington Spirit).

30'

FREE KICK WON

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

27'

FREE KICK WON

Shelina Zadorsky (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Cara Walls (Chicago Red Stars).

26'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Christine Nairn tries a through ball, but Francisca Ordega is caught offside.

22'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit).

21'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Estefanía Banini tries a through ball, but Francisca Ordega is caught offside.

20'

POST

Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

20'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Estefanía Banini.

16'

FREE KICK WON

Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Johnson (Chicago Red Stars).

15'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Vanessa Di Bernardo.

14'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Alyssa Naeher.

14'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Casey Short.

12'

FREE KICK WON

Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

10'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Christen Press tries a through ball, but Taylor Comeau is caught offside.

8'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Arin Gilliland.

5'

FREE KICK WON

Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Johnson (Chicago Red Stars).

3'

FREE KICK WON

Whitney Church (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars).

2'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Francisca Ordega tries a through ball, but Crystal Dunn is caught offside.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

WAS
KO HT FT 90+
65
McCaffrey 9
Walls 12
69
Matheson 10
Lohman 15
71
DaCosta 13
Comeau 21
88
Stengel 24
Banini 10
114
Oyster 4
Ordega 14
114
Naughton 5
DaCosta 13
36
goal

Ali Krieger 11

Assisted by: Shelina Zadorsky 4

81
goal

Christen Press 23

Assisted by: Casey Short 6

111
goal

Francisca Ordega 14

Assisted by: Christine Nairn 10

57
yellow card

Christine Nairn 10

122
yellow card

Samantha Johnson 16

CHI

Goals & Assists

36′ Washington Spirit
Ali Krieger
Assisted by: Shelina Zadorsky
81′ Chicago Red Stars
Christen Press
Assisted by: Casey Short
111′ Washington Spirit
Francisca Ordega
Assisted by: Christine Nairn

Disciplinary

57′ Washington Spirit
Christine Nairn
120 + 2′ Chicago Red Stars
Samantha Johnson

Substitutions

65′ Chicago Red Stars
  Stephanie McCaffrey
  Cara Walls
69′ Washington Spirit
  Diana Matheson
  Joanna Lohman
71′ Chicago Red Stars
  Amanda DaCosta
  Taylor Comeau
88′ Washington Spirit
  Katie Stengel
  Estefanía Banini
114′ Washington Spirit
  Megan Oyster
  Francisca Ordega
114′ Chicago Red Stars
  Kathleen Naughton
  Amanda DaCosta


WAS

Match Statistics


CHI

13
Shots
14
5
Shots On Goal
4
2
Shots Blocked
3
8
Corners
3
25
Crosses
21
5
Offsides
5
9
Fouls
14
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
530
Total Passes
424
64.3%
Passing Accuracy
55.9%
55.3%
Possession
44.7%
61
Duels Won
51
25
Tackles Won
18
3
Saves
3
18
Clearances
35

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
3 D Caprice Dydasco 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
6 D Shelina Zadorsky 120 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
5 D Whitney Church 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
11 D Ali Krieger 120 1 0 2 1 4 0 0 2
23 DM Tori Huster 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
19 M Crystal Dunn 120 0 0 3 2 0 3 2 2
7 M Christine Nairn 120 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 0
15 M Joanna Lohman 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
10 M Estefanía Banini 88 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
14 F Francisca Ordega 114 1 0 3 1 0 2 0 4
24 S Estelle Johnson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Alyssa Kleiner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 S Stephanie Labbe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Diana Matheson 51 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 S Megan Oyster 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 S Line Sigvardsen Jensen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 S Katie Stengel 32 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
18 G Kelsey Wys 120 1 14 3 0 0 0 0
6 D Casey Short 120 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
16 D Samantha Johnson 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
8 D Julie Ertz 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
3 D Arin Wright 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
24 DM Danielle Colaprico 120 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
7 M Taylor Comeau 71 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0
11 M Sofia Huerta 120 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
10 AM Vanessa DiBernardo 120 0 0 2 1 3 0 2 2
23 F Christen Press 120 1 0 4 1 0 3 2 0
12 F Cara Walls 65 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
13 S Amanda DaCosta 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 S Michele Dalton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 S Sarah Gorden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S Jennifer Hoy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 S Alyssa Mautz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Stephanie McCaffrey 55 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1
5 S Kathleen Naughton 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Alyssa Naeher 120 2 13 3 0 0 0 0

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