Washington Spirit WAS

2‑14‑4 , 2‑5‑2 Home

1
Final
Sat, Apr 28

Chicago Red StarsCHI

7‑4‑9 , 3‑1‑5 Away

1

Maureen Hendricks Field Maryland SoccerPlex

Boyds, Maryland

Attendance: 3,448

Spirit and Red Stars split points in a 1-1 draw

Ordega scores for the Spirit, Mautz converts for the Red Stars

The Washington Spirit and Chicago Red Stars each earned a point in Week 5. (Photo credit: Tony Quinn/isiphotos.com)

The Washington Spirit and Chicago Red Stars played to a 1-1 draw at Maureen Hendricks Field Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, Maryland in front of 3,448 fans in Week 5 NWSL play.

The Spirit got on the board first with forward Francisca Ordega finishing her third goal in as many weeks. Ordega’s finish came in the fourth minute of play off of a Mallory Pugh cross. Chicago’s equalizer came in the 20th minute of play thanks to forward Alyssa Mautz. Mautz’s finish came after Spirit goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe made a big save on a Samantha Kerr shot and the deflection connected with Mautz’s foot for the goal to level the scoreboard. The Spirit improve to 1-2-2 in league play and the Red Stars enter Week 6 at 2-1-3.

2017 NWSL MVP Kerr made her 2018 debut for the Red Stars on Saturday night, finishing the game with six total shots. Kerr made her return to NWSL play after spending the beginning of the season on international duty with Australia. While Kerr wasn’t able to get one in for her return, the forward scored 17 goals in 2017 and was in the right spot on more occasions than not Saturday night. Red Stars midfielder Julie Ertz also made her 2018 NWSL debut when she subbed into the game in the 74th minute. Ertz missed the beginning of the season with a right knee sprain.

The Spirit took the lead early thanks to Pugh doing what she does best and taking the ball down the right flank with pace. Pugh whipped a cross into the box and Ordega who was crashing into the box was able to tap one past Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher for the 1-0 lead. This was Ordega’s third goal of the year, and Pugh earned the assist on the night.

Pugh finished the game with five total crosses and took one shot on target in the draw.

The Red Stars equalized in the 20th minute off of a play that looked like it would be Kerr’s welcome back finish. But Spirit goalkeeper Bledsoe stopped Kerr’s shot and Mautz collected the ball after Bledsoe deflected it to put it away and level the game at 1-1.

This was Mautz’s third goal of the season. She scored a brace against Portland in Week 2 action.

After the game was all even in Maryland, the action only grew in the first half.

Just two minutes after Mautz’s goal, Red Stars defender Arin Gilliland sent a service into the box from the left side and Kerr was just on the cusp of her first of the year, yet again, but the Spirit defense made a big clearance to keep the game all tied up.

In the 41st minute Red Stars midfielder Danielle Colaprico took a corner kick that connected to defender Samantha Johnson’s head. Johnson jumped up for a flick-header and Bledsoe came up with a huge stop tipping it out wide. In the 43rd minute Bledsoe came through again for her team keeping it even before the break.

Bledsoe has a league-leading 29 saves on the year and picked up Week 4 Save of the Week honors for stopping Portland Thorns FC midfielder Lindsey Horan’s penalty kick.

The Spirit came up with another huge stop on the night, this time from defender Taylor Smith in added time at the 45th minute mark. Kerr had another look on goal but decided to play a dangerous ball across the box to midfielder Sofia Huerta who was crashing far post. Smith read the play and made a kick-save on Huerta’s shot.

The second half rolled on and both sides struggled to convert for the go-ahead goal. The Red Stars held the advantage in possession for both halves — 54.6% to the Spirit’s 45.4%. The Red Stars saw more chances from Kerr — but Bledsoe and her backline held strong on the night. Ertz made her debut this season when she subbed in for Nikki Stanton in the 74th minute. Ertz took 10 touches and got one shot off.

Naeher finished the game with two saves to Bledsoe’s three. The Spirit will travel to Rio Tinto in Week 6 to play Utah Royals FC on Saturday and the Red Stars will host the Orlando Pride at home for a midweek match on Wednesday.

Washington Spirit

1

Aubrey Bledsoe

Goalkeeper
3

Caprice Dydasco

Defender
24

Estelle Johnson

Defender
5

Whitney Church

Defender
7

Taylor Smith

Defender
23

Tori Huster

Midfielder
  84'
6

Andi Sullivan

Midfielder
8

Meggie Dougherty Howard

Midfielder
14

Francisca Ordega

Striker
  77'   4'
33

Ashley Hatch

Striker
11

Mallory Pugh

Striker

substitutes

17

Cali Farquharson

Substitute
15

Joanna Lohman

Substitute
  84'
12

Morgan Proffitt

Substitute
4

Rebecca Quinn

Substitute
9

Havana Solaun

Substitute
  77'
88

Tiffany Weimer

Substitute
19

Kelsey Wys

Substitute

manager

 

James Gabarra

Manager

Chicago Red Stars

1

Alyssa Naeher

Goalkeeper
3

Arin Gilliland

Defender
16

Samantha Johnson

Defender
5

Kathleen Naughton

Defender
7

Taylor Comeau

Defender
24

Danielle Colaprico

Midfielder
2

Nikki Stanton

Midfielder
  74'
12

Yuki Nagasato

Midfielder
  83'
11

Sofia Huerta

Striker
20

Sam Kerr

Striker
  90 + 1'
4

Alyssa Mautz

Striker
  56'   62'   20'

substitutes

21

Emily Boyd

Substitute
8

Julie Ertz

Substitute
  74'
14

Sarah Gorden

Substitute
19

Summer Green

Substitute
13

Lauren Kaskie

Substitute
15

Michele Vasconcelos

Substitute
  62'

manager

 

Rory Dames

Manager

END 14

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

90'+3'

END 2

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

90'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Naughton (Chicago Red Stars).

90'+2'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'+2'

FREE KICK WON

Taylor Comeau (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit).

90'+1'

YELLOW CARD

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

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars).

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars).

90'

FREE KICK WON

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

86'

MISS

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

86'

MISS

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

84'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars).

84'

FREE KICK WON

Joanna Lohman (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Joanna Lohman replaces Tori Huster.

83'

YELLOW CARD

Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

83'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars).

83'

FREE KICK WON

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

81'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Tori Huster.

81'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Katie Naughton (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Julie Ertz.

81'

MISS

Attempt missed. Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danielle Colaprico with a cross following a corner.

81'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Caprice Dydasco.

79'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Arin Gilliland with a cross.

77'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Havana Solaun replaces Francisca Ordega because of an injury.

74'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Julie Ertz replaces Nikki Stanton.

71'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tori Huster.

70'

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 Yuki Nagasato.

67'

OFFSIDE

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

66'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars).

66'

FREE KICK WON

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

65'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars).

65'

FREE KICK WON

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

64'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

64'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Samantha Johnson.

62'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Michele Vasconcelos replaces Alyssa Mautz.

62'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Taylor Smith.

61'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Estelle Johnson.

61'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sofia Huerta.

60'

MISS

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

60'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Tori Huster.

59'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars).

59'

FREE KICK WON

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

57'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

57'

FREE KICK WON

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

57'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tori Huster with a headed pass.

56'

YELLOW CARD

Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars) is shown the yellow card.

56'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars).

56'

FREE KICK WON

Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alyssa Mautz with a headed pass.

55'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Andi Sullivan with a cross following a set piece situation.

54'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars).

54'

FREE KICK WON

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

52'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars).

52'

FREE KICK WON

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

51'

MISS

Attempt missed. Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

50'

FREE KICK WON

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

50'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit).

48'

FREE KICK WON

Taylor Comeau (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tori Huster (Washington Spirit).

47'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Andi Sullivan tries a through ball, but Tori Huster is caught offside.

START

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

45'+4'

END 1

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

45'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars).

45'+3'

FREE KICK WON

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

45'+3'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Samantha Kerr.

45'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Johnson (Chicago Red Stars).

45'+2'

FREE KICK WON

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

45'+1'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Taylor Smith.

45'+1'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

44'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Alyssa Naeher.

44'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

44'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Johnson (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

43'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

42'

START DELAY

Delay in match Aubrey Bledsoe (Washington Spirit) because of an injury.

41'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Taylor Smith.

41'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Johnson (Chicago Red Stars) header from very close range is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Danielle Colaprico with a cross.

41'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Taylor Smith.

40'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Whitney Church.

40'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Samantha Kerr.

39'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Taylor Smith tries a through ball, but Francisca Ordega is caught offside.

38'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit).

36'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

36'

FREE KICK WON

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

33'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Alyssa Naeher.

32'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Samantha Johnson.

29'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars).

29'

FREE KICK WON

Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26'

FREE KICK WON

Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit).

26'

FREE KICK WON

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

26'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tori Huster (Washington Spirit).

23'

OFFSIDE

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

23'

MISS

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

21'

FREE KICK WON

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

21'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit).

20'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 1, Chicago Red Stars 1. Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

20'

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 Taylor Comeau with a cross.

19'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Caprice Dydasco tries a through ball, but Francisca Ordega is caught offside.

18'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Caprice Dydasco tries a through ball, but Mallory Pugh is caught offside.

16'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

15'

START DELAY

Delay in match Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) because of an injury.

11'

FREE KICK WON

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

11'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars).

10'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit).

10'

FREE KICK WON

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

9'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

9'

FREE KICK WON

Taylor Comeau (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick on the right wing.

7'

MISS

Attempt missed. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tori Huster.

7'

FREE KICK WON

Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars).

4'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 1, Chicago Red Stars 0. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mallory Pugh.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

WAS
KO HT FT 90+
62
Michele Vasconcelos 15
Alyssa Mautz 4
74
Julie Ertz 8
Nikki Stanton 2
77
Havana Solaun 9
Francisca Ordega 14
84
Joanna Lohman 15
Tori Huster 23
4
goal

Francisca Ordega 14

Assisted by: Mallory Pugh 11

20
goal

Alyssa Mautz 4

56
yellow card

Alyssa Mautz 4

83
yellow card

Yuki Nagasato 12

90 +1
yellow card

Sam Kerr 20

CHI

Goals & Assists

4′ Washington Spirit
Francisca Ordega
Assisted by: Mallory Pugh
20′ Chicago Red Stars
Alyssa Mautz

Disciplinary

56′ Chicago Red Stars
Alyssa Mautz
83′ Chicago Red Stars
Yuki Nagasato
90 + 1′ Chicago Red Stars
Sam Kerr

Substitutions

62′ Chicago Red Stars
  Michele Vasconcelos
  Alyssa Mautz
74′ Chicago Red Stars
  Julie Ertz
  Nikki Stanton
77′ Washington Spirit
  Havana Solaun
  Francisca Ordega
84′ Washington Spirit
  Joanna Lohman
  Tori Huster


WAS

Match Statistics


CHI

8
Shots
17
3
Shots On Goal
4
1
Shots Blocked
6
4
Corners
9
16
Crosses
32
5
Offsides
1
9
Fouls
18
0
Yellow Cards
3
0
Red Cards
0
360
Total Passes
417
69.2%
Passing Accuracy
72.2%
45.5%
Possession
54.5%
47
Duels Won
60
8
Tackles Won
11
3
Saves
2
23
Clearances
14

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
3 D Caprice Dydasco 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
24 D Estelle Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
5 D Whitney Church 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
7 D Taylor Smith 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
23 M Tori Huster 84 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3
6 M Andi Sullivan 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
8 M Meggie Dougherty Howard 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
14 F Francisca Ordega 77 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 0
33 F Ashley Hatch 90 0 0 3 1 0 0 2 3
11 F Mallory Pugh 90 0 1 1 1 3 2 3 1
17 S Cali Farquharson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Joanna Lohman 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
12 S Morgan Proffitt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 S Rebecca Quinn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Havana Solaun 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
88 S Tiffany Weimer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 S Kelsey Wys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Aubrey Bledsoe 90 1 17 3 0 0 0 0
3 D Arin Gilliland 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
16 D Samantha Johnson 90 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0
5 D Kathleen Naughton 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
7 D Taylor Comeau 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
24 M Danielle Colaprico 90 0 0 0 0 9 0 2 1
2 M Nikki Stanton 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
12 M Yuki Nagasato 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1
11 F Sofia Huerta 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 2
20 F Sam Kerr 90 0 0 6 2 0 1 1 0
4 F Alyssa Mautz 62 1 0 2 1 0 0 3 1
21 S Emily Boyd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Julie Ertz 16 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 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
13 S Lauren Kaskie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Michele Vasconcelos 28 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 8 2 0 0 0 0

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